Our family loves to eat out for special occasions, and when we do we use coupons and/or seek a restaurant where kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal!
This is a starter list of restaurants in the Twin Cities area where kids eat free.
Please note that not these deals are only valid at participating locations and may vary so check before you go! ALL LISTINGS HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Applebee’s: Kids eat free on a select day of the week. Participating locations only; day of week varies by location.
Crave Galleria (in Edina): Kids eat free with adult entree purchase on Sundays after 4pm
Culver’s: Kids 12 and under get a free frozen custard with the purchase of a kids meal (valid daily). ALSO – kids meals are $2.00 with regular meal purchase on a select day of the week – at my local Culver’s it’s Wednesdays.
D’Amicos (50th & France, Edina): Kids eat free with adult entree purchase on Sundays after 4pm
Denny’s: Kids eat free at Denny’s on Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. (at some locations, Saturdays, too). Up to two kids get a free meal for every paying adult.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Kids eat free all day on Sundays; drinks included.
Famous Dave’s: Kids 12 and under eat free all day on Tuesdays. NOTE: Some locations may charge $0.99 for kids meals, and some may use Mondays as their kids eat free day. (Not valid at some locations including the Plymouth, MN location.)
Fuddruckers: Kids 12 and under can order from the kids’ meal menu for $0.99 (drinks included) on Mondays from 4-9 pm.
Green Mill: On Tuesdays between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. kids 12 and under eat free with a paid adult entree. Limit 1 kids meals per adult entree.
IHOP: Kids eat free on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. One free kids’ meal for each paying adult; drinks not included.
IKEA: At the Twin Cities IKEA location (& others around the country), kids eat free at the food court on Tuesdays (great place to head after Toddler Tuesdays at the Mall of America). There are also some specials throughout the year.
Hard Rock Cafe (Mall of America): Kids 10 and under can eat free, all day, each weekday (Mon.-Fri.) with the purchase of an adult entrée. One free kids meal per adult entree.
Mill Valley Kitchen (3906 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis): Kids 12 and under eat free after 4pm on Sundays.
Mozza Mia (50th & France, Edina) – kids eat free with adult entree purchase on Sundays.
The Patty Wagon (6042 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis) – Kids eat free all day on Sundays with the purchase of an adult meal.
Patrick’s Cafe (Southdale Square, Edina) – Kids eat free with adult entree purchase on Tuesdays from 4:00pm to close. (At their Arbor Lakes location, kids eat free on Wednesdays.)
Perkins: Kids eat free on Tuesdays. One free kids’ meal for each paying adult.
Pizza Hut: Kids eat free all day on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult buffet.
Qdoba Mexican Grill: Kids eat free on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Tailgate Sports Cafe (6050 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis) – Kids eat free all day on Sundays with purchase of an adult meal.
Texas Roadhouse: Kids eat free on a select day of the week. Participating locations only; day of week varies by location. (My location’s free night is Mondays 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.)
Vescio’s Italian Restaurant: Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays with the purchase on one accompanying adult purchase. Locations on Dinkytown and St. Louis Park.
White Castle: Kids eat free on Sundays from 4-8 p.m. with purchase of an adult meal over $4.
Kids Eat Almost Free
The following restaurants aren’t quite free, but they’re close enough to warrant inclusion.
Buffalo Wild Wings: On Wednesdays, the kids’ menu is $1.99 with purchase of an adult entree.
Old Country Buffet: On Thursdays, get kids’ buffets for $1.99. Offer valid for kids 11 and under; up to two kids’ buffets per adult buffet. Offer also valid at some HomeTown Buffet locations. (Note there is only one Old Country Buffet left in Minnesota and it’s in Burnsville.)
WhichWich Superior Sandwiches: On Mondays and Saturdays, kids’ meals are $0.99 with the purchase of a 7″ Wich. Offer valid for kids 12 and under.
(Thank you to Brad’s Deals for many on this list!)