Little dining companions in tow? No worries! Several restaurants in Southwest Louisiana offer free or discounted meals for kids. Enjoy a variety of entrees including burgers, quesadillas, pizza, and decadent desserts that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Some spots even offer specials for the adults in the group, guaranteeing everyone leaves satisfied! Relax on the outdoor patios of Rikenjaks or The Terrace and let the kids run free while you sip on a refreshing lemonade or delicious cocktail. Bon appétit !


Rikenjaks Brewing Company

3716 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605

On Mondays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., kids 12 and under eat for free with the purchase of an entrée. Enjoy a delightful evening of entertainment under the oaks at Rikenjaks Brewing Company. The restaurant offers giant Jenga and other outdoor games perfect for keeping young diners occupied while they wait for their meals. Adult diners can choose from the wide selection of beer, wine, and spirits.


Rotolo’s Pizzeria

4201 Nelson Road, Lake Charles, LA 70605

On Mondays, with the purchase of an adult entrée, little diners can enjoy an entrée and drink at Rotolo’s Pizzeria for just .99 apiece. Choose from wings and burgers to calzones and specialty-crafted pizzas. Rotolos offers the happiest of happy hours Monday-Friday with deals on select drinks and appetizers so the adults can celebrate too!


Maplewood Burgers

Lake Charles


Moss Bluff

Don’t miss out on the Tuesday deals at Maplewood Burgers in three locations! Children 12 and under can delight in the juiciest burgers and freshest fries with the purchase of a stuffed burger. Don’t forget a delicious shake to complete your order!


Crust Pizza

Lake Charles


Moss Bluff

Three locations one great deal! On Tuesdays kids 12 and under can enjoy a free meal with the purchase of one adult entrée at Crust Pizza. Choose from delicious appetizers and pre-made pies or customize your pie for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Dine indoors or let loose on the patio!


Mi Tierra: The Mexican Flavor

4447 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605

Kids eat free on Wednesdays at Mi Tierra! Experience authentic Mexican cuisine with favorites like quesadillas, empanadas, carne asada, and more! Parents, don't miss their delicious appetizers and extensive drink menu with deals Monday through Thursday.


The Terrace

1337 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605

The Terrace offers dining options for the entire family including the the pups! On Wednesdays and Thursdays, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. Choose from three dining locations: outside on the covered patio, inside the restaurant, or in the family dining room. After dining, or during bites your kids can play freely in the jump area, rock climbing wall, or gaming lounge.


Paul’s Ribshack

4800 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605

Enjoy perfectly smoked, barbequed meats, gourmet sides, and mouthwatering desserts at Paul’s Ribshack! Don’t miss the nightly live entertainment while you dine on the outdoor patio. Kids’ meals include fries and a drink; on Thursdays, kids eat free!


In Southwest Louisiana, dining out with the family doesn't have to break the bank. These restaurants allow you to experience some of the best flavors of our region while sticking to your budget. No matter your cravings, there’s something for everyone. Grab the kids and head out for that delicious meal and valuable time together! Visit our food and drink page for more dining options.