Let’s take a break! I just found myself googling cheap family meals near me, and I knew I had to create this cheap family meals list to share.
Family Meals We Don’t Have To Cook
Yes, even when we are on a tight budget, we can get a break from cooking.
Now, when I make our meal plan in 5 minutes, I plan a family takeout night so I can get a break once a week.
These options for cheap family dinners for delivery or takeout are ones most of the family will enjoy eating.
Olive Garden Buy One Take One
This special promotion that Olive Garden offers is a MUST for cheap family meals.
This is one of the only times we let the smaller kids pick an adult meal for dinner.
Why? Because for the price of one meal, they get two meals to eat.
We also order the same second meal (or at least 3 of the same meal), so we can turn it into another different dinner for busy weeknights.
Check out this video showing how I turned our extra Olive Garden ravioli dinners into a completely different dinner!
Fazoli’s 19.99 Family Bundle
If you’re more of a Fazoli’s fan, they are offering a cheap family dinner that can feed a crowd.
Their super family meal deal gives you large servings of fettuccine alfredo, spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara, a cheese or pepperoni pizza, and 8 breadsticks. Heck. Yes.
Red Lobster’s Fancy Cheap Dinner At Home
Red Lobster has 11 family meal deals that serve a family of 4.
While they do have the simple meals like chicken tenders and shrimp, you can make it fancy by getting crab linguini alfredo. Say what?!
And yes, you get PLENTY of cheddar bay biscuits.
Applebee’s Family Bundle
Now, this family dinner deal from Applebee’s will vary depending on your location.
Be sure to call your local Applebee’s to see if they offer this in your area. If so, here’s what’s listed in their Family Bundle Meals for a family of 4:
- Classic Cheeseburger Bundle – Crunchy Onion Rings, Classic Cheeseburgers and classic fries (serves 4)
- Chicken Tenders Bundle – Mozzarella Sticks, Chicken Tenders with honey Dijon mustard, Caesar Salad, Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Applewood-smoked bacon, classic fries and coleslaw (serves 3-4)
- Chicken Tenders Bundle – Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Chicken Tenders with honey Dijon mustard, Caesar Salad, and Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Applewood-smoked bacon (serves 6)
- Classic Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Bundle – Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Classic Broccoli Chicken Alfredo, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad and breadsticks (serves 6)
- Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese Pasta Bundle – Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders and Applewood-smoked bacon, Oriental Chicken Salad and breadsticks (serves 6)
- Riblets Bundle – Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Applebees® Riblets with honey BBQ sauce, Caesar Salad, Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Applewood-smoked bacon, classic fries and coleslaw (serves 6)
- Riblets & Chicken Tenders Bundle – Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Applebees® Riblets with honey BBQ sauce, Chicken Tenders with honey Dijon mustard, Caesar Salad, Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Applewood-smoked bacon, classic fries and coleslaw (serves 6-8)
QDOBA Family Meal For The Win!
Listen. This QDOBA family meal is the best.
It serves a family of 5, so our family was extremely excited about it’s creation.
This family meal includes:
- your choice of grilled adobo chicken or steak
- beans and rice
- their signature 3-Cheese queso
- pico de gallo, salsa verde or salsa roja
- shredded cheese
- large bag of chips
Price for this family dinner starts at $34.95, which is about 6.99 a person. That’s a great price for all of that food!
Even More Affordable Family Meals
After doing my own search, I found many more restaurants that have deals on cheap family meals.
Here’s a list of more deals you can use on those nights you don’t feel like cooking:
- Bonefish Grill has a $30 family meal that serves 4 to 5 people
- Buffalo Wild Wings has $30 family bundles, depending on location
- Carrabba’s has Italian family meals that include lasagna, chicken parmesan, chicken marsala and more
- Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen has family meals starting at 24.99
- Chili’s party platters are perfect for families of 4 to 8!
- O’Charley’s has family meals that feed up to 6, and are 29.99
- Panda Express offers family meals with 3 entrees and 2 sides for 34.99
- Bob Evans has family meals with an entree and 2 sides, starting at 24.99
I’m sure there are even more cheap family meals near me that are great prices, so this is just a starter list.
Do you have any affordable family meals you’ve ordered lately? Share in the comments below!