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25 + Kids Eat Free or Cheap Restaurants

Going out to dinner is fun, and it’s even more fun when you can score special deals for kids meal. These are a great way to stretch the budget while still enjoying a night out with your family.

Check out our verified list of restaurants in Southwest Michigan that offer “kids eat free” (or cheap) promotions for every day of the week.

All restaurants were independently verified October 2018. We do attempt to keep this list accurate, but deals could change without our being notified.  Call and check with a restaurant to be sure that deals listed here are still current.

Do you know of a local restaurant that offers a Kids Eat Free (or cheap) deal? Drop us a comment and we’ll add it to the list.

MONDAY

  • Finley’s Grill and Smokehouse | Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 – 10:00 PM, kids 12 and younger receive a free junior kids meal (choose from eight kid-friendly meals).
  • IHOP | From 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, get one kids meal free with every adult meal purchase. Dine in only.
  • Main Street Pub | All day, get one kids meal free with the purchase of one adult meal $6.99 or more at all Main Street Pub locations. Dine in only and the deal cannot be combined with any other discounts.
  • The Richland Pub | Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, children 12 and younger receive one free kids meal with one adult meal purchase.
  • Denny’s | Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4:00 PM –10:00 PM kids 10 and younger eat free.  Two kids meals free per adult entrée purchased.

TUESDAY

  • Applebee’s | All day on Tuesdays, kids 12 and younger eat for $1.99, with the purchase of an adult entrée. Both Kalamazoo and Portage locations are participating. Applebee’s has added healthier side options such as house salad, vanilla yogurt with strawberries, and apple dippers with yogurt to accompany the kids meal choices.
  • Bob Evans | Tuesday night after 4:00 PM is family night at Bob Evans. Children 12 and younger receive one free kids meal with each adult entrée purchased, dine in only.
  • Chicken Coop | Kids eat Free – one free meal with basket or dinner purchase, dine in only.
  • Denny’s | Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4:00 PM –10:00 PM kids 10 and younger eat free.  Two kids meals free per adult entrée purchased.
  • Fazoli’sTuesday night from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Fazoli’s offers up to three kids meals ($0.99 cents each) per one adult entrée purchase for children 12 and younger.
  • Finley’s Grill and SmokehouseMonday and Tuesday from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, kids 12 and younger receive a free junior kids meal (choose from eight kid-friendly meals).
  • IHOP | From 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, get one kids meal free with every adult meal purchase. Dine in only.
  • Mancino’sAt the Shaver Road, Portage location two kids eat free on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM with an adult meal purchase.
  • North ElevenOn Tuesday (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM) and Saturday (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM) head to North Eleven on Gull Road and receive one complimentary kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Offer valid dine-in only.
  • Olga’s Kitchen Located in the Crossroads Mall, kids eat free with every adult entrée purchase, dine-in only, after 4:00 PM.
  • Revel & Roll WestCelebrate “Kids Day” on Tuesdays at Revel & Roll West, located on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo. All day, kids meals and amusements such as bowling, laser tag and arcade games are half off.
  • The Richland Pub |Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, children 12 and younger receive one free kids meal with one adult meal purchase.
  • Ruby Tuesday | Head to Battle Creek from 5:00 PM to close every Tuesday for one kid entrée with the purchase of an adult entrée.
  • Texas CorralEvery Tuesday, kids 12 and under receive one kid’s meal for $0.99 cents with the purchase of an adult entrée. Limit one.
  • Texas RoadhouseEvery Tuesday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM is Kids Night at the Portage Texas Roadhouse. They have $0.99 kids meals, arts and crafts, theme nights, and fun activities. Limit one offer per adult entrée purchased, dine in only.

WEDNESDAY

  • Buffalo Wild WingsOn Wednesdays kids meals are $1.99 with the purchase of an adult entrée. Dine in only.
  • IHOP | From 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, get one kids meal free with every adult meal purchase. Dine in only.
  • Logan’s RoadhouseAll day on Wednesdays, for guests 10 and under, one kids meal free with each adult entrée purchased. Meals come with a choice of one side and drink.
  • The Richland Pub |Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, children 12 and younger receive one free kids meal with one adult meal purchase.
  • Denny’s | Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4:00 PM –10:00 PM kids 10 and younger eat free.  Two kids meals free per adult entrée purchased.

THURSDAY

  • IHOP | From 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, get one kids meal free with every adult meal purchase. Dine in only.
  • Rykse’s & Co Market Eatery (Texas Corners) | On Thursday nights from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, kids eat free with the purchase of every adult entrée.

FRIDAY

  • IHOP | From 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, get one kids meal free with every adult meal purchase. Dine in only.
  • The Sugarbear Paw Paw | Paw Paw | All day on Fridays, $1 kid cup or cone for everyone (all ages).  And, bring the kids to Sugarbear after their sports game or performance in uniform (any open day) and they will get a free mini-slush. Note: Sugarbear is open seasonally May – September.

SATURDAY

  • IHOP | From 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, get one kids meal free with every adult meal purchase. Dine in only.
  • North ElevenOn Tuesday (12:00 PM – 8:00 PM) and Saturday (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM) head to North Eleven on Gull Road and receive one complimentary kids meal with the purchase of adult meal. Offer valid dine-in only.
  • Steak ‘n ShakeSteak ‘n’ Shake offers a ‘Kids Eat Free All Weekend’ promotion (Saturday and Sunday). For every $9 spent during the dine-in experience, one child (ages 12 and younger) in the party will receive their Kids Plate for free. Kids Plates include all of the restaurant’s most popular kid-friendly meals all of which are served with a choice of fries or applesauce.

SUNDAY

  • Brann’s SteakhouseOn Sunday night (from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Brann’s offers select kids meals for $1.50 for children 10 and younger.
  • IHOP | From 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, get one kids meal free with every adult meal purchase. Dine in only.
  • Kumo Hibachi & SushiOn Sunday, kids (ages 10 and younger) hibachi meal are half off with the purchase of an adult meal. Valid at the Hibachi room only.
  • Main Street Pub | All day, get one kids meal free with the purchase of one adult meal $6.99 or more at all Main Street Pub locations. Dine in only and the deal cannot be combined with any other discounts.
  • Qdoba | All Kalamazoo locations offer a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal, all day long.
  • Sakura 2Sunday special is half-off one kid’s hibachi meal with the purchase of an adult hibachi meal. Dine in only, no other coupon or promotion allowed.
  • Steak ‘n ShakeSteak ‘n’ Shake offers a ‘Kids Eat Free All Weekend’ promotion (Saturday and Sunday). For every $9 spent during the dine-in experience, one child (ages 12 and younger) in the party will receive their Kids Plate for free.

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By |2018-11-06T19:24:20+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on Kids Eat FREE or Cheap Around Kalamazoo

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