Guide to Kids Eat Free in Des Moines

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Which Des Moines restaurants host ‘Kids Eat Free’ nights? And when? And which location? We’ve done the work for you! We all have those days when you just don’t want to – or don’t have time to – cook. Dining out with the family can be expensive, so here’s a newly-updated and fact-checked guide you can bookmark with free kids meals and family meal deals in Des Moines.

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

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

Spaghetti Works, Des Moines – Kids eat free all day Monday. Kids menu only, ages 11 and under.

Maxie’s, West Des Moines – Mondays kids 12 and under eat for $1 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. (Beverages not included.) One kids meal for each paying adult meal.

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

Fighting Burrito, Des Moines – Kids eat free with the purchase of adult entrees.

Jethro’s, all locations: One free kids meal per each adult entree.

The Longest Yard, Valley Junction – Kids eat free Monday through Wednesday night. One child for each paying adult.

Tuesday

Gateway Market, Des Moines – Kids eat free with two kids meals per adult entree ordered.

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

Chili’s, Ankeny – Kids eat free on Tuesday with purchase of adult meal.

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.

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. 

Fuddruckers, West Des Moines – One free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal on Tuesday evenings.

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

Chuck’s Restaurant, Des Moines  – Kids under 10 eat free all day with paying adult.

The Longest Yard, Valley Junction – Kids eat free Monday through Wednesday night. One child for each paying adult.

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

 

Wednesday

McDonalds – All metro locations offer reduced-price Happy Meals.

Applebee’s, all metro locations – Half-price kids meals all day.

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

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

Firehouse Subs kids 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)

Wig And Pen, Ankeny Kids eat free. (Beverages not included.) Multiple kids may eat free with a single adult meal purchase.

The Longest Yard, Valley Junction – Kids eat free Monday through Wednesday night. One child for each paying adult.

Thursday

Mama Lacona’s, Urbandale – Thursdays kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal; 5 p.m.- close.

Hy-Vee Market Grille, Urbandale, Waukee, Ankeny, Altoona  – Kids eat free — one child for each adult entree order from the menu. (Mom tip: Kids five and under eat free on the buffet every day. Sometimes they have special kids’ entertainment/guests on Thursday nights.)

Friday

We don’t know of any Friday kids specials. If you do, let us know!

Saturday

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

Gusto Pizza, Johnston – Free 7 inch kids’ pizza with the purchase of a 10 or 14-in. pizza.

Sunday

The Longest Yard, Valley Junction – Kids eat free on Sunday. One kids meal per each paying adult.

Gusto Pizza, Johnston – Free 7 inch kids’ pizza with the purchase of a 10 or 14-in. pizza.

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

Fireside Grill, Altoona – c

Legends, all locations – Half-price kids meals all day.

Planet Sub, Johnston – Free kids meal with each adult meal.

Chicken Coop Sports Bar and Grill, West Des Moines – Free kids meals from 5 to 9 p.m., dine-in only.

Teddy Maroon’s, Des Moines —Kids eat free from 4 p.m. to close. One free kids meal for kids 12 and under with an adult entree purchase. Dine-in only; not valid with other deals, discounts or offers.

Special Family Deals of Note

Kids under 5 eat free at the Triple Crown Buffet at Prarie Meadows in Altoona every night.

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

All dine-in kids meals are $0.99 every day at McAlister’s Deli in Des Moines and West Des Moines. (Beverages not included.)

Chick-fil-A on Merle Hay in Des Moines has Chick-fil-A Kids Club. Register all your kids and their favorite meal, and have access to fun events.

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