Kids Eat Free in Central Iowa!

Updated: November 6, 2017

As parents we try our hardest to plan and prep each week for meals. But, let’s be honest our lives get busy with kid activities, homework, outdoor fun, etc. Plus, we just do NOT want to cook! 🙂 Here is our Ultimate Guide to Kids Eat Free in Central Iowa. We have taken our old one, edited, added and revamped it just for YOU.

I have created maps for each day! All you need to do is click on the location and it will tell you exactly where it is located. This will be a FANTASTIC tool for you if you are out and about doing things. Bring it up on our FREE Des Moines Parent app (available for Apple products and Androids) and you can get directly to where you need to be!

NOTE: This post is constantly updated. Please let me know if you see any errors or any additions we should make.

Monday

Fighting Burrito: Kids 10 and under eat free! Located in Ames.

Jethro’s: One free kid’s meal with one adult entree.

Los Charros: Receive one free kids meal with every adult meal purchased and soft drink. Located in Ankeny.

Spaghetti Works: Kids 11 and under eat free all day Monday! Downtown Des Moines.

Village Inn: Kids can eat free with the purchase of an adult meal! Located in Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston, and West Des Moines.

Tuesday


Chick-Fil-A: Grab a free breakfast item of the week 7 to 10 a.m. Located in Ankeny, Des Moines and West Des Moines.

Chili’s: Children can receive a free entree off the kids menu per adult. Located in Ankeny and Clive.

Claxon’s Smokehouse & Grill: Kids can get a free meal with the purchase of one adult meal. Located in Altoona.

Denny’s: Buy one adult meal and TWO kids can eat free! Located in Clive.

Fazoli’s: Purchase one adult meal and receive TWO kids meals for 99 cents each from 5 pm to 8 pm. Located in Ames, Ankeny and Des Moines.

Fuddruckers: Kids eat free with one adult meal. Located in West Des Moines.

Gateway Market: One of my favorites! Kids eat free after 4 pm. Buy one adult meal and receive TWO free kids meals! Located in Des Moines.

Famous Dave’s: Children can receive a FREE Lil’ Wilbur Kids meal with an adult entree. Located in Des Moines & West Des Moines.

Godfather’s: Kids can eat free at the buffet with adult buffet purchase. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and children 10 years and under. Located in Ankeny.

Perkins: Kids can eat free ALL DAY, with the purchase of an adult meal. Located in Altoona, Ankeny, Des Moines, and West Des Moines.

Pizza Ranch: Children 10 years and under eat free with the purchase of an Adult Buffet at regular price. Located in Altoona, Ankeny, Indianola, Urbandale and Waukee.

Sports Page Grill: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Located in Ankeny and Indianola.

Village Inn: Kids can eat free with the purchase of an adult meal! Located in Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston, and West Des Moines.

Wobbly Boots: Kids eat free all day on Tuesday. Located in Clive.

Wednesday

Bakers Square: Free pie Wednesday! Enjoy a FREE slice of pie with every meal purchased. Located in Clive.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Kids meals are half off with the purchase of an adult meal. Located in Ames, Ankeny, Des Moines, and West Des Moines.

Cozy Cafe: More FREE pie! 🙂 Free slice of pie with the purchase of a meal. Located in Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines.

Dairy Queen: Waukee only, children can receive a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pepperjax Grill: Kids Meals are 99 cents all day. Limited to two with the purchase of an adult entree. Kids 12 and under. Located in Ankeny and Clive.

Wig and Pen: Kids 12 and under can eat free. Beverages are not included. Located in Ankeny

Thursday

5 De Mayo: Receive a free kids meal for each adult meal. Located in Des Moines and West Des Moines.

Cozy Cafe: Receive a free kids meal for lunch or dinner with an adult meal. Located in Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines.

Hy-Vee Market Grille: Another FAVORITE! Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. These are located ALL over! In most cases, wherever there is a Hy-Vee you will find a Hy-Vee Market Grille.

Mama Lacona’s: After 5 pm kids eat free with an adult meal. Located in Urbandale.

Mixed: Children can receive a free kid’s meal with every adult meal purchased. Located in West Des Moines.

Saturday


Gusto Pizza: Children can enjoy a free kids 7″ single topping pizza and a fountain drink with the purchase of a 10″ or 14″ pizza. Located in Johnston and West Des Moines.

Z’Mariks: You can receive one free kids bowl when you purchase an adult bowl! Located in Ankeny and Clive.

Sunday

The Chicken Coop: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Located in West Des Moines.

Fireside Grille: Kids eat free with one adult meal. Located in Altoona.

Guadalajara’s: Kids eat free with an adult meal. Located in Ankeny.

Gusto Pizza: Children can enjoy a free kids 7″ single topping pizza and a fountain drink with the purchase of a 10″ or 14″ pizza. Located in Johnston and West Des Moines.

Legends American Grille: Kids eat 1/2 off with adult meal. Located in Johnston and West Des Moines.

Longest Yard: Kids eat free with an adult meal. Located in Valley Junction.

Malo: Kids eat free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the purchase of an adult brunch buffet. Located in Des Moines.

Mickey’s Irish Pub: Free kids meal with an adult meal. Located in Waukee.

Planet Sub: All day Kids can eat free with the purchase of an adult meal! Located in Des Moines and Johnston.

Sam & Louie’s Pizza: Free kids meal 12 years and under with every $12 spent. Located in Urbandale.

7 Days a Week!

Cici’s Pizza: Kids 3 and under eat FREE every day of the week! Located in Des Moines.

Sonic: Enjoy 1/2 price slashes and soft drinks from 2 pm to 4 pm daily. Located in Ankeny and Johnston.

 

 

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