Kids Eat Free in Des Moines
Updated: December 2022
As parents, we try our hardest to plan and prep each week for meals for the whole family. But, let’s be honest our lives get busy with kid activities, homework, outdoor fun, and more. Plus, we just do not want to cook! Here is our ultimate guide to kids to eat free (and other discounted kid’s meals deals) in Des Moines. See something we should add or something that needs to be fixed? Let us know!
If you are out and about, you can bring up this list on the free Des Moines Parent app (available for Apple products and Androids).
Brick Street Market and Cafe: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Located in Bondurant.
The Chicken Orilla: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Located in West Des Moines.
IHOP: One child eats free with the purchase of an adult entree. Only at the Ankeny location.
Spaghetti Works: Kids 11 and under eat free all day. Downtown Des Moines.
Dairy Queen: Waukee only, children can receive a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Rookies Sports Bar: Kids eat free with adult meal purchase. Located in Clive.
Denny’s – Kids eat free from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Ask your server for details. Located in Clive.
Fazoli’s: Three kids meals for 99¢ each for each adult entree purchased. All locations.
IHOP: One child gets a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree. 4:00 PM-9:00 PM. Ankeny location.
Paws & Pints: Kids eat free all day long with the purchase of an entree.
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: After 4:00 PM, 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.
ShortE’s BBQ: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Located in Johnston.
Social Eats & Crafts: Kids 12 and under eat free from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the purchase of an adult entree. Located in Pleasant Hill. Have some extra time? Play arcade games at the Great Escape.
Sports Page Grill: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Located in Indianola.
The U Neighborhood Bar and Grill: Kids eat free all day under 10 years of age. Two free kids meals per adult entree. Located in Urbandale.
Village Inn: Kids eat free with an adult entree. West Des Moines, Des Moines, and Altoona.
Mullets: Free kid’s pizza with adult meal purchase. Located in Des Moines.
Applebee’s: .99 kids menu item, includes kid’s drink. West Des Moines location only.
Bakers Square: Free pie Wednesday! Enjoy a FREE slice of pie with every meal purchased. Located in Clive.
Buffalo Wild Wings: $1.99 kids’ meals all day, drinks included. All locations.
IHOP Waukee: 4:00 PM-10:00 PM One free kid’s meal for every paid adult. Make sure you ask for the deal, only at the Waukee location.
Mustang Grill: For each adult that purchases a meal ($10 minimum) one child under 13 eats free. Grimes.
Red Robin: 50% off kid’s meals. Located in West Des Moines.
*We don’t know kids eat free deals for Thursdays right now. Let us know if you do!
Ruby Tuesday: Kids eat free from the kid’s menu with the purchase of an adult entree. Located in Urbandale.
Z’Mariks: You can receive one free kid’s bowl when you purchase an adult bowl! Located in Ankeny and Clive.
Central Standard Craft Burgers & Beers: ½ price kid’s meals. Located in Waukee.
Kinship Brewing Company: Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays! They have kids grilled cheese with a side of fruit & fries. Parents enjoy their awesome craft beer selection.
Range Restaurant and Cocktail Bar: Kids eat free 3:00 PM-6:00 PM. Located in Urbandale.
7 days a week
McAlister’s Deli: All kid’s meals are $1.99 when you dine in with an adult meal purchase. Beverages are not included. Located in West Des Moines.
Sonic: Enjoy 1/2 price slushes and soft drinks when you order online or on the Sonic App. Located in Ankeny and Johnston.
Rube’s Steakhouse: Kids 10 and under eat free salad and potato with parents’ entree order. Includes salad, Texas toast, baked beans, skillet potatoes, or baked potato. (Closed Mondays) Located in Waukee.
Steak ‘n Shake: Happy Hour weekdays 2:00 to 4:00 pm – all shakes and drinks ½ price. (Weekdays) Located in West Des Moines
Wahlburgers: Kids eat free every day of the week with the purchase of an adult meal. Wahlburgers at Hy-Vee locations.