by Robin B.




Free or Cheap Eats for Kids

Some of the other area restaurants that serve up free or reduced kid’s meal deals are listed below.* We researched area restaurants and gathered input from our readers and here is what we found:

Quick Meals


At the Shaver Road, Portage location kids eat free on Tuesday’s from 5-9 p.m. with an adult meal purchase.  The kids menu offers individual pizza’s as well as the option for grilled cheese, turkey grinder, boneless chicken bites, or spaghetti.   One of the highlights is the Coca-Cola ‘free style’ beverage machine.  You can try 1 of over 100 flavors from just one machine!

Steak ‘n Shake

Kids eat free all weekend at Steak ‘n Shake.  Guests receive one free kid’s plate for every $8 purchase (excludes drinks and shakes).  This is for dine-in only on Saturday and Sunday.

Family Restaurants


Every day from 3 – 10 p.m. Kids eat free at IHOP, limit one child per each adult meal.

Main Street Pub

Sunday thru Wednesday, kids eat free with the purchase of one adult meal per child at all Main Street Pub locations (including Fletchers Pub and University Roadhouse).  They offer the typical fare of grilled cheese, chicken fingers, cheeseburgers – all with French fries and a small ice cream sundae.

Brann’s Steakhouse

On Sunday night (from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.), Brann’s offers Kids meals for $1.50. Several of the options to choose from include a chicken sandwich, mac & cheese, chicken strips, pizza.  All have the choice of French fries or broccoli and a drink.


Kids can eat anytime on Tuesday’s for .99 or $1.99 – depending on if they are ‘really hungry’ or ‘really, really hungry’!   Applebee’s has recently rolled out a new and improved menu that comes with one menu item, a side and a drink.  The larger portion meals are $1.99.  They have added healthier side options such as house salad, vanilla yogurt with strawberries, and apple dippers with yogurt to name a few.


Tuesday and Saturday nights from 4 – 10 p.m. kids eat free.  Two kids meals free per adult entrée purchased.


Monday and Tuesday nights from 4 – 10 p.m.  kids 12 and younger receive a free Jr. Kids meal.  Two kids meals free per adult entrée purchased.

*Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. Please verify with the restaurant before you go.

If you know of any good, family-friendly restaurants that are either cheap or FREE, please add to the comment section below and we’ll add it to the list.  

By | 2014-08-10T07:38:15+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, Newly Published|Comments Off on Kid’s Eat Free or Cheap Around Kalamazoo and Portage

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