10 Places Kids Eat Free in Central Iowa

10 Places Kids Eat Free in Central Iowa


Eating out with your family can turn into a really expensive adventure.  But, let’s face it, you can’t cook 365 days a year.  So the most budget friendly way to dine out is to find places where kids eat free.  Here’s a list of 10 Central Iowa restaurants that offer “Kids Eat Free” specials:

Okoboji Grill – Kids Eat Free day on Sunday. It runs from open until close. It is one kid’s meal off their menu for every adult meal. So two adult meals equals two kid meals! They are open 11Am to 11Pm on Sunday

Spaghetti Works – A reason to love Mondays! Kids eat free all day every Monday. Age 11 and under.

Maxie’s – Kids eat for $1 on Mondays* and FREE on Saturdays!* (*Kids 12 and under-from Kid’s Menu-one child per adult dine in only-not valid with any other offer)

Pizza Ranch – FREE Kid’s Buffet with the purchase of an Adult Buffet at regular price on Tuesdays from 3pm-9pm (Waukee, Urbandale, Ankeny, Altoona Locations)

Z’Mariks – Clive and Ankeny locations offer a Kids Eat Free deal on Saturdays.  Children under 12 can have their choice of a small mac n cheese, marinara, alfredo, or penne and a small fountain drink/white milk with the purchase of a large bowl. The deal is limited to one free bowl per large bowl and is for dine-in customers only. Children must be present at the time of purchase.

Village Inn – Kids eat free Monday and Tuesdays. Free meal from Kid’s Menu with purchase of an adult entrée.  (Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston, West Des Moines locations)

Tally’s Restaurant Bar – Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays with Adult Entree purchase.

Granite City – On Sunday, Kids Eat Free with purchase of adult entree 5pm-close.

Perkins – On Tuesday, Kids Eat Free with purchase of adult entree.

Do you know of any other Central Iowa restaurants that have “Kids Eat Free” nights?  Leave a comment and share with the rest of us!

Disclaimer: Kids Eat Free specials change quite often.  The deals above are accurate as of publishing date to the best of our knowledge.  We always recommend checking with the restaurant prior to make sure special is still active.

Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.

2 thoughts on “10 Places Kids Eat Free in Central Iowa

  1. Anonymous says:

    Perkins offers free a free kids meal on Tuesdays with the purchase of one adult meal.

  2. Tammy SAunders says:

    Kids eat free with every paid adult on Tuesday nights at Claxons in Altoona.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *