Kids Eat Free or Cheap Twin Cities List

Kids Eat Free or Cheap Twin Cities List

Because dining out can be considered family fun…right? All “Kids Eat Free or Cheap” entries have been personally verified and are updated regularly. However, because they are subject to change without notice, please call or check the website in advance – especially if you are visiting a local chain of a national restaurant. Scroll to the bottom for national chains. The table below can be searched and sorted by restaurant name, city or day of the week.

One nice thing about Kids Eat Free deals is that they usually indicate family friendly restaurants and often that they are fun restaurants for kids. Another indicator would be kid-friendly entertainment:

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Please call ahead to verify that these locations are open for dining and that they are currently honoring Kids Eat Free deals.

Kids Eat Free or Cheap Twin Cities List:

Important Note: If you are viewing this list on your phone, you’ll need to scroll to the right to see the deal details. We include some family dinner deals that are “as good as” kids eat free but possibly called something else (i.e. Family Night or $1.49 Tacos).

Search by Keyword or Sort by Category

  • Sort this list by day of the week. Want to know where to find Free Kids Meals today? This list can be sorted to by the day of the week to find Kids eat free Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday specifically.
  • Sort or search by restaurant. If you want to search for your favorite restaurant by name (ie: Texas Roadhouse kids eat free; Willy McCoys kids menu or Pizza Ranch free kids meals)
  • Sort or search by Minnesota city. We have kids meal deal listings in Albertville, Andover, Apple Valley, Arden Hills, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Champlin, Chaska, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Golden Valley, Ham Lake, Hastings, Hopkins, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Monticello, New Brighton, Oak Park Heights, Plymouth, Ramsey, Richfield, Rogers, Roseville, Saint Louis Park, Saint Paul, Savage, Shakopee, Vadnais Heights and Wayzata.


The following is a list of National Chains that often offer Kids Eat Free Nights. Some leave the offer up to the individual restaurant owners. In those cases, we suggest you call your nearest restaurant for more details.

Tuesdays are the best days for Free Kids Meals at National Chains

Chilis – Tuesdays: 99¢ kid’s meal per adult entree purchased. Call your favorite location to verify. (Verified for Roseville 11/6/18.) Tip: sign up for Chilis’ email Rewards Program to get any-time coupons for free kids meal. These coupons land in my inbox regularly.

Denny’s – Tuesdays, 4-10 pm: One free kid’s meal per adult entree purchased. Valid at 13 Metro locations. (Verified 1/19/18)

Famous Daves – Tuesdays FREE Lil’ Wilbur Meal* with purchase of an adult entrée. Call ahead on this one though, or check the link because it is a limited time deal and not all restaurants participate. Their is a drop down menu at the link showing several Twin Cities participating restaurants. (Verified 10/31/2019)

Perkins – Tuesdays, 4-8pm: Kids 12 & under get one free kids meal per adult entree purchased. Call your favorite location to verify.

Sonic – Tuesdays – Family Night, 5 Close: Half-Price Cheeseburgers for everyone (not just kids). Locations: Bloomington, Columbia Heights, Elk River, Saint Paul, Savage.

TGI Fridays – Tuesdays. Kids eat free on Tuesdays. Not all locations participate. Call your favorite location to verify.

Kids Eat Free Every Day at these National Chains

Boston Market – Daily: While Boston Market doesn’t offer a specific Kids-Eat-Free Deal, they do offer a daily family dinner special in the form of their Family Meals ranging from $20-$40 depending on the number of servings. They also offer lemon slices for water. Because my goal, with Kids Eat Free deals is to feed my family of six for $40 or less, this amounts to pretty the same thing. These work great when you have kids with tiny appetites. (Verified 10/31/2019)

Culvers – Daily: Kids 12 & under receive 1 free frozen custard per kids meal purchase. (Verified 10/31/2019)

Holiday Inn – Daily: Kids 12 & under receive 1 free meal with adult purchase. According to my phone call with the St. Paul Holiday Inn, any Holiday Inn with an attached restaurant offers Kids-Eat-Free to their guests. You do need to be a guest of the Hotel to get this deal. In St. Paul, the attached restaurant is The Liffey. (Verified 10/31/2019)

International House of Pancakes (IHOP) – Kids eat free everyday from 4-10 pm., but not at every location all the time. Call your favorite location to verify.

National Chains – Owner Discretion

Applebees– Applebees allows its individual stores to determine kids deals. There are 10 locations in the Twin Cities. I’ve not come across any good deals, but haven’t visited them all. Drop us a line if you know of one. Call your favorite location to verify.

Firehouse Subs – Five Twin Cities locations. Kids Eat Free Nights are at the discretion of the individual stores. Call your favorite location to verify.

Feed Your Kids for Free When Traveling The US

Who better than local parents to recommend where to dine when traveling. Bookmark these pages from our our friends around the country when you are traveling. If you are locally traveling to Rochester, Minnesota, we recommend ROCHESTERfamilies Kid’s Meal Deals.

Alabama – Huntsville via Rocket City Moms
California – Los Angeles via MomsLA
California – Oakland via 510Moms
Florida – Lakeland & Winterhaven via Lakeland Mom
Florida – Pensacola via Pint-sized Pensacola
Illinois – West and Southwest Suburbs of Chicago via Kidlist 
Illinois – Champaign-Urbana via Chambana Moms
Indiana – Terre Haute / Wabash Valley via Haute Happenings
Indiana – Indianapolis via Indy with Kids
Kansas – Kansas City via iFamiilyKC
Kentucky – Elizabethtown via EizabethtownFamily
Kentucky – Lexington via lexfun4kids
Kentucky – Louisville via Louisville Family Fun
Louisiana – New Orleans via Pint-Sized NOLA
Michigan – Ann Arbor via Ann Arbor with Kids
Michigan – Grand Rapids via GRKids
Michigan – 
Kalamazoo / SW Michigan via KZooKids
Nebraska – Omaha via Family Fun in Omaha
New Jersey
New Jersey via Jersey Family Fun
South Carolina –  Greenville via Kidding Around Greenville
Tennessee – Nashville Area via Nashville Fun For Families
Texas – San Antonio via San Antonio Mom Blogs
Washington – South Puget Sound via Sounds Fun Mom
Wisconsin – Milwaukee/Waukesha Countyv via Lake Country Family Fun
Wisconsin – Appleton & Green Bay via Go Valley Kids

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21 thoughts on “Kids Eat Free or Cheap Twin Cities List”

  1. I know that at the Lakeville Green Mill we often go for Sunday Buffet. Most of the time they let our kids eat free…once they did charge us. They said it was for kids 4 and up. I told them we had a 4 year old but they only charged us for the 6 year old. I can’t remember how much maybe $6?

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    1. Hi Lisa:

      I called the Old Country Buffet in Burnsville (the one we list) and they are still open and still offer the same Thursday night deal. I know some others have gone out of business recently. We will verify these deals and add an updated verification date to the various entries.

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  8. Rosemount – Carbone’s Tuesdays kids eat the buffet for $1.99 with adult purchase ($8.99 buffet).
    Fireside Tuesday’s kids eat for $1 with adult entree purchase.
    Rudy’s Red Eye Grill Wednesdays kids eat free with a $11 adult entree purchase.

    1. Good news. I have heard back from Fuddruckers and they DO still offer both deals.

      “Good Morning Joy,
      Yes we are still offering those deals. Both are valid after 4pm and are exactly as you stated. Please feel free to reach out to us with any further questions.

      Delighted To Help,
      Garrett Beatty
      General Manager”

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