Guide to Kids Eat Free in Des Moines

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What Des Moines restaurants offer Kids Eat Free nights? When? Where? We’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a list of restaurants with Kids Eat Free deals by day, both local and national.

Give yourself a break from cooking, and give your wallet a break from spending with free or reduced-priced kids’ meals.

Many promotions are dine-in only, but several restaurants are also offering great family meal deals for carry-out. So whether you are dining out or getting it to go, there are budget-friendly options.

If we’ve missed one of your favorites, let us know! (Deals are subject to change, so we recommend calling ahead to confirm the deal, day, and location!)

Where Kids Eat Free in Des Moines

Monday

IHOP, Ankeny – One child eats free with the purchase of each adult meal. (Deal is all-day long!)

The Chicken, Orilla – Kids eat free with any adult entree. 

Beaver Tap – Kids eat free with any adult entree. 

Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday, Urbandale – Kids eat free from 5 p.m. to close. One free kid entree per adult entree.

Pizza Ranch, all Iowa locations One child eats free per paying adult. (Mom tip: Sign up for a Ranch Rewards card to earn free dining!)

Sports Page, Ankeny – One free kids meal with each adult meal.

Fazoli’s, 3 locations – Three kids meals for 99¢ each for each adult entree purchased from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Clive – Kids eat free with adult meal at regular price.

Denny’s, Clive – Kids eat free from 4-10 p.m. Ask your server for details.

Bennigans, Urbandale – Kids eat free with one kids meal with each purchase of an adult meal from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Perkins, all locations – Tuesdays kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult meal.

The Great Escape, Pleasant Hill – Kids eat free from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. One free kid entree with the purchase of an adult entree.

Paws & Pints, West Des Moines Kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree.

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Wednesday

Mcdonald’s – All metro locations offer reduced-price Happy Meals.

Applebee’s, all metro locations – $0.99 kids meals all day.

Bass Pro Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill — Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree

Buffalo Wild Wings, all metro locations – $1.99 kids meals all day, drinks included.

Firehouse Subskids combos for 99¢ each for each adult medium sub combo purchased from 4 p.m. to close.
(kid combos include 12oz soft drink and rice krispie treat only)

Handlebar, Dallas Center1/2 price kid’s meals. (dine-in only)

Mullets, Des Moines – Free kids meal with purchase of an adult entree, all day.

Pepperjax Grill, Ankeny, Clive Buy an entree and receive up to two half-off kid’s meals. Limit 1 offer per transaction.

Thursday

Scornovacca’s Ristorante’, Altoona, Waukee, and Des Moines – For every $15 you spend, receive one free kids meal.

Friday

Ruby Tuesday, Urbandale – Kids eat free from 5 p.m. to close. One free kid entree per adult entree.

Saturday

Z’Mariks Noodle Cafe, Clive – Kids eat free all day on Saturday. One kid’s meal per adult meal purchased.

Sunday

Central Standard, Waukee – Half-price kids meals with adult entree purchase.

Guadalajaras, Ankeny – Kids eat free with adult meal purchase, all day.

Range Restaurant, Urbandale – Kids eat free, annually in the summer, check website for details.

Los Charros, Ankeny – One kid eats free for each adult meal purchased, all day.

Special Family Deals of Note

Wahlburgers, multiple locations – Kids eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entree.

Kids eat free from the salad bar every day of the week at Rube’s Steakhouse in Waukee.

All dine-in kid’s meals are $1.99 every day at McAlister’s Deli in Des Moines and West Des Moines. (Beverages not included.)

This post was originally posted in 2018 but has been updated.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Fazoli’s apparently is only if you ask and are so rude. Every single time. I only go when my kids specifically ask to go.

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