Places Where Kids Can Eat Free in Ventura County


Here's a list of restaurants that have "Kids Eat Free" deals around Ventura County! These deals are subject to change at a moment's notice, so make sure to call the restaurants in advance! Let us know of any changes or additions! Now let's go EAT!!

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Red's Barbecue at 3090 Cochran St, Ste A1 in Simi Valley is offering Kids Eat Free every Thursday from 11am to close. Get up to 2 free kids' menu meals for every adult meal ordered. Dine in only.

Firehouse Subs at 1263 Simi Town Center Way in Simi Valley has a Kids Eat Free night on Wednesdays from 4-9pm, with purchase of an adult meal. Limit two free kids meals per adult meal. Upgrades not included. Children must be present.) 805-579-9169

Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays 4pm to close at Patron Mexican Bar & Grill, 1620 Newbury Road, Suite 2, Newbury Park. One kids meal with purchase of an adult meal for kids 12 and under. (reconfirmed 5/12/17)

Kids Eat Free Sundays at Daphne's California Greek. One free kids meal per adult entree. Ages 10 and under. Locations in Newbury Park and Simi Valley.

Kids Eat Free all day on Mondays/Tuesdays at Macaroni Grill. For ages 12 and under with purchase of adult entree. Locations at 4880 Telephone Road, Ventura and 2920 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. (Reconfirmed 5/12/17)

D'Amore's Famous Pizza at 300 N. Lantana in Camarillo is currently offering a Kids Eat Free deal on Sundays all day for ages 4 to 12. One child per paid adult meal, dine in only. Call 805.445.6534 to confirm.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit offers KIDS EAT FREE for kids 12 and under on SUNDAYS, dine-in only. Free kid's meal for each paid adult meal equal or greater in price. Locations in Ventura at 6100 Telegraph Road (805.212.4240). Dickey's also offers FREE ice cream every day when you dine in.

Denny's offers Kids Eat Free for 10 and under from 4 pm to 10 pm on designated nights. Up to 2 free kids meals for each paid adult entree. Call location to confirm.

El Torito offers Kids Eat Free for kids 12 and under all day on WEDNESDAYS with paid regular adult entree. Located at 2498 Erringer Road, Simi Valley (805.522.6882). (Reconfirmed Feb 2017)

Hooters of Thousand Oaks, located at 401 N. Moorpark Road, offers Kids Eat Free all day on Sundays. Kids 12 and under choose from five items and receive up kids' meals per adult present. Must also purchase a kids beverage of soda, milk or juice. (Reconfirmed Feb 2017)

Maria's Italian Kitchen offers Kids Eat Free on WEDNESDAY nights from 4pm to close for kids under age 10 with purchase of adult entree, limited to 2 children per family. Located at 29035 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Agoura (818.865.8999), 23331 Mulholland Dr., Woodland Hills (818.225.0586) and at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard (805.988.3300)

Marie Callender's has Kids Eat Free on TUESDAY/SATURDAY for kids 12 and under! One free meal per adult entree in Ventura 1295 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura (805.644.0147) (Reconfirmed Feb 2017)

Rookies Sports Bar at 419 E. Main Street, Ventura offers a Kids Eat Free deal for kids under age 12 w/purchase of adult entree.

TGI Fridays offers Kids Eat Free all day on MONDAY/TUESDAY for each adult entree purchased at its Simi Valley location, 2795 Tapo Canyon Road (805.306.9073). (Reconfirmed Feb 2017)

Upcoming 5K, 10K and Other Ventura County Area Running and Fitness Events


Start training for upcoming 5K, 10K, half marathon and other Ventura County running and fitness events! We've made it easy for you to find a local race by tracking local events right here. So go on, get moving, lace up those shoes and start training! CLICK HERE for local running groups and clubs.  Training for a marathon? Check out 26.2 Training Tips for Your First Marathon!



For great running shoes from local businesses that know a lot about them, try the following:

Future Track Running Shoe Store (30125 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills)

Mile 26 Sports (1450 E. Thompson Boulevard, Ventura)

Road Runner Sports (1714 Newbury Road, Newbury Park)

Foot Pursuit Run Shop (4324 Cochran Street, Simi Valley)

Inside Track Running Shoe Store (2437 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura)

Fleet Feet Sports (982 South Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village) (Opened in April 2016)

Grant Park in Ventura is a No Brainer for Panoramic Views of the Coast


The 107 acre Grant Park is easily accessible from Downtown Ventura via Brakey Road or Summit Drive in Ventura and is a quick and easy way to get your dose of coastal views. There's no playground, restrooms, water or other facilities at this park. But there's plenty of open space and scenery below.


The view looking the opposite direction of the Pacific Ocean, over the western-most section residential section of Ventura.Several other notable items at Grant Park are the privately owned Serra Cross Park and the Ventura Botanical Gardens Demonstration Trail.

You can spend 10 minutes up here for a quick dose of views or you could spend half a day up here resting, hiking, picnicking and enjoying the ocean breezes.

At the very, very top of Grant Park is this lone bench.

At the very, very top of Grant Park is this lone bench.

Emergency Response Systems in Ventura County and Surrounding Areas


VC Alert is a free service provided by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and participating cities. It launched in January 2012.

All 10 cities in Ventura County utilize the VC Alert system - Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Simi Valley as well as unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

The VC Alert database includes all listed and unlisted landline telephone numbers serviced by AT&T and Verizon.  If you would like to ensure that you will be contacted on your home phone, cellular phone, work phone, TTY device, email, fax or text messaging, you must register that information using the opt in VC Alert portal. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

VC Alert alerts residents about emergencies and other important community news.  The system enables officials to provide essential information quickly when there is a threat to the health or safety of Ventura County residents. To learn more and to register online, visit or call 805.648.9283.


The City of Westlake Village has Connect-CTY for telephone emergency response recordings for hazards, warnings, evacuations, updates, etc. Land lines are included in their database but you may place an additional phone in the database.

Ventura County emergency alert radio stations: KVTA 1590 AM, KHAY 100.7 FM, KMLA 103.7 FM (SPANISH)

The City of Agoura Hills also uses the Connect-CTY system. Residents can sign up and register cell phones in addition to land lines. The city's call-in emergency number 818.597.7301 is also still available.

The City of Malibu uses the Everbridge® database for emergency notifications by phone, email or text message.  The city's emergency hotline is 310.456.9982. The city's radio station is WPTD AM 1620.

How Do I Find the Nearest Mailbox to Me?


My wife asked me if there is a way of finding the nearest local mailbox.  Sure, we know of a couple mailboxes within a mile of our home in the Conejo Valley but it's nice to be able to find other mailboxes when you're out and about.

She used to put letters and bills and such in the mailbox for our mail carrier to pick up, but with the rash of folks swiping things out of home mailboxes, she would prefer to drop letters off into a more secure "blue" mailbox.

The US Post Office has a "Find Locations" section on its website to find a variety of locations, including post offices, approved postal providers, self-service kiosks and collection boxes (aka mailboxes). Find your local mailbox at This tool on the USPS site works great and provides additional information, including daily pickup times.

And of course since there's data out there on where the mailboxes are, there are websites that take that this data and create their own mailbox map. does just this. Simply type in your location and the map will clearly lay out mailbox, post offices and UPS stores for your mailing needs. 

Birthday Party Places In and Around Ventura County

Trying to figure out what to do for your kids' birthday parties in and around Ventura County? We've got you covered with this compilation of over 150 birthday party options in and around Ventura County, spanning from Ventura to Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Westlake Village, Newbury Park and surrounding areas. We have categorized venue by "type" as best we can.  Contact us if you have something to add!

Ventura County Area Daily Deals, Coupons and Other Bargain Hunting Websites


Launched in November 2008, Groupon popularized the deal-a-day concept for daily discounted "coupons" or gift certificates good for deals at local retailers and service providers, such as spa treatments, classes, restaurants, massages, tanning salons, haircuts, offering 50% to as much as 90% off retail price.

There are now hundreds of daily deal sites around the world. Locally here in the Conejo Valley and Greater Ventura County, was the first site to launch a daily deal program, back in April 2010.

Below are websites and apps that offer daily deals, anytime deals and/or good old fashioned coupons in the Ventura County area*: - Daily deals centered in the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. - Companion site launched by owners of - Offers a variety of discounted packages for restaurants, activities and getaways in the Central Coast and San Fernando Valley areas.

Conejo Valley Corridor - Offers a discount card fundraising program that benefits local schools and non-profits while offering everyday discounts at numerous local area businesses.

Groupon Ventura County - Groupon started this VC daily deal site in October 2010. Ventura County - Came to Ventura County in April 2011. - Has both everyday printable coupons and limited time vouchers that are usually available a day or two. Covers businesses throughout Ventura County. - Offers an array of discount gift certificates at local restaurants. Worth checking out. Do be aware of minimum purchase requirements when you buy. - Sign up and receive 10% cash back when you dine at over 100 local restaurants. For each dollar members earn, MOGL puts 10 cents into a jackpot which then goes to the top 3 customers at every restaurant every month! offers a number of deals in the Ventura County area.

Sweet Deals Ventura County offers a number of special deals at Ventura County businesses.

The Coupon Shopping Network offers special deals at a variety of Conejo Valley and other Ventura County based businesses. - Offers printable coupons for hundreds of local businesses as well as a mobile app. Type in your zip code and look for coupons when you need them. - Printable coupons for local restaurants, retailers and service providers. - Printable coupons for businesses in the Ventura area. - Printable coupons for businesses in the Oxnard area.

The SaveWave app offers discounts at businesses throughout the Conejo Valley.

* Note that this list is current as of September 2017 but is subject to change at any time. Feel free to CONTACT US with any notable changes.

Amazon Local announced it closed its local deals site effective 12/18/15.