Kids Eat Free in Des Moines

Kids Eat Free in Des Moines

Updated: July 2019

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, and more. Plus, we just do not want to cook! Here is our ultimate guide to kids to eat free in Des Moines. We have taken our old one, edited, added and revamped it just for you.

Kids Eat Free, Des Moines, Iowa

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).

NOTE: PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM. Restaurants do change their ‘eat free’ nights periodically. We do our best to keep this list 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 with the purchase of an adult entree! Located in Des Moines.

IHOP: One child eats free with the purchase of an adult entree.  4 to 9 p.m.  Ankeny location.

Jethro’s: One free kid’s meal with one adult entree. All day long. Several locations.

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

McAlister’s Deli: All kids meals are $1.99 when you dine-in. Beverages are not included. Located in West Des Moines.

Maxies: Kids 12 and under eat for $1. 4:30 to 9 p.m. Beverages not included. One kid’s meal per each paying adult meal. Located in West Des Moines.

Range Grill & Golf: Kids eat free all day. Located in Urbandale.

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

Bennigans: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. 4 to 10 p.m. Located in Urbandale.

Chick-Fil-A: Grab a free breakfast item of 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 kid’s menu per adult. Located in Ankeny and Clive.

Chuck’s Restaurant: Kids 10 an under eat free with an adult entree. Located in Des Moines.

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.

IHOP: One child eats free with the purchase of an adult entree.  4 to 9 p.m.  Ankeny location.

McAlister’s Deli: All kids meals are $1.99 when you dine-in. Beverages are not included. Located in West Des Moines.

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.

Range Grill & Golf: Kids eat free all day. Located in Urbandale.

Ruby Tuesday: Kids eat free at 5 p.m. to close with the purchase of an adult entree. Located in Urbandale.

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 5 to 9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree. Located in Pleasant Hill.

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

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.

McAlister’s Deli: All kids meals are $1.99 when you dine-in. Beverages are not included. Located in West Des Moines.

Pepperjax Grill: Kids Meals are $2.50. Limited to two with the purchase of an adult entree. Kids 12 and under. Located in Ankeny and Clive.

R Taco: One free kid’s item per adult item purchased (limit one per kid).

Taco Hangover: Kids 12 years and under eat free. Maximum of two free kids meals per adult entree purchased. Ankeny location.

Wig and Pen: Kids 12 and under can eat free. Beverages are not included. Multiple kids may eat free with a single adult entree. Located in Ankeny

Thursday

5 De Mayo: One free kid meal per adult until 5 p.m.

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

McAlister’s Deli: All kids meals are $1.99 when you dine-in. Beverages are not included. Located in West Des Moines.

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

Friday

Hy-Vee Market Grille Express: Kids eat free with the purchase of adult entree. Located in Des Moines, Johnston and Pleasant Hill.

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.

McAlister’s Deli: All kids meals are $1.99 when you dine-in. Beverages are not included. Located in West Des Moines.

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

Sunday

Central Standard Craft Burgers & Beer: 1/2 prices kids meals all day long. Located in Waukee.

The Chicken Coop: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Dine in only. 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.

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

McAlister’s Deli: All kids meals are $1.99 when you dine-in. Beverages are not included. Located in West Des Moines.

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

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

Wahlburgers: Kids eat free from 4 to 9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal. Located in West Des Moines.

Wobbly Boots: Kids eat free in the evening with the purchase of an adult meal. Located in Clive.

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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