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Going out to eat as a family presents many potential challenges.

Not only is it hard to come by an option that satisfies diverse palates, but it can be equally difficult to find budget-friendly options.

It is possible, though, to find something that fits the bill. Here is a list of 20 family-friendly places in Utah that offer free or discounted food for kids.

Please contact your nearest location to confirm availability. If you are aware of additional Utah restaurants where kids eat free, please share that information in the comments section below.

Note: Many restaurants also post limited-time coupons and specials on their social media pages.

Cafe Rio
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Deal: Kids age 6 and younger can receive a free quesadilla with the purchase of an adult meal.

Offered: Every day

Tucanos Brazilian Grill
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Deal: Kids age 6 and younger eat free.

Offered: Always

Paradise Bakery & Cafe
Paradise Bakery & Cafe Facebook page

Deal: Get a free kid's meal for children 12 and younger with the purchase of an adult entree.

Offered: Mondays and Tuesdays after 4 p.m.

Denny's
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Deal: Kids 10 and younger eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Up to two kids' meals per adult entree.

Offered: Every day from 4-10 p.m.

Cold Stone Creamery
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Deal: Up to two free kids' creations with the purchase of one medium or large ice cream.

Offered: Monday nights at specific locations

Confirmed: Murray, Midvale locations

Applebee's
Associated Press

Deal: Kids' meals (for children 12 and younger) are priced $1.99-2.99, no adult entree purchase necessary.

Offered: All day Monday

Culver's
Culver's Facebook page

Deal: Anyone, regardless of age, gets a free scoop of custard with the purchase of a kid's meal.

Offered: Every day

Firehouse Subs
Associated Press

Deal: Kids 12 and younger get a free combo meal with the purchase of an adult combo meal.

Offered: All day Sunday and from 4-9 p.m. on Monday

Carl's Jr.
Associated Press

Deal: Receive a free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult combo meal.

Offered: Wednesdays

Golden Corral
Associated Press

Deal: Now through July, children ages 4-12 get meals for $2.99. Children 3 and younger are always free.

Offered: Tuesday nights after 4 p.m.

IHOP
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Deal: Get one free meal for a child 12 or younger with the purchase of an adult entree, drink not included.

Offered: Every day, 4-10 p.m.

Guadalahonky's
Guadalahonky's Facebook page

Deal: Get one free kid's meal with purchase of an adult entree and beverage.

Offered: Monday nights after 5 p.m. Not valid on holidays.

IKEA
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Deal: Kids 12 and younger receive a free meal.

Offered: Every Tuesday

Jason's deli
Jason's deli Facebook page

Deal: Children 12 and younger get a free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult meal.

Offered: Saturdays after 4 p.m.

Fazoli's
Alachia Flickr account

Deal: For each adult entree, get two kids' meals for children 12 and younger priced at 99 cents each.

Offered: Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.

Godfather's Pizza
M.O. Stevens

Deal: Kids age 10 and younger receive a free buffet meal with the purchase of an adult meal.

Offered: All day on Tuesdays

Marie Callender's
Hcallas

Deal: Get one free kid's meal for a child 12 or younger with the purchase of an adult entree.

Offered: All day Tuesdays and Saturdays

Chili's
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Deal: Receive promotional coupons via email for free kids' meals through Chili's email club.

Offered: No set dates

Macaroni Grill
Romano's Macaroni Grill Hawaii Facebook page

Deal: Kids 12 and younger get a free drink and ice cream with their meal.

Offered: Every day

Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill
ztejas.com

Deal: One free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

Offered: Every Monday from 4-10 p.m.