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, we have provided each restaurant’s phone number. Please call the restaurant ahead of time or check the website in advance to confirm the promo – especially if you are visiting a local chain of a national restaurant. This list is updated for 2022! We’ll keep adding as more deals come back.

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    Kids Eat Free or Cheap By Area of Twin Cities

    MINNEAPOLIS & SAINT PAUL

    Bennett’s Chop and Railhouse 

    1305 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102; (651) 228-1408
    Day/Time: Sunday Nights
    Deal: Family Night, Kids 10 under eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchase. Not available on event nights. We recommend calling ahead on concert nights or during football games.
    Verified: 2/20/24

    Casper & Runyon’s Nook

    492 Hamline Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116; (651) 698-4347
    Day/Time: Sundays, 4-9pm
    Deal: Kids eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased. Make it a night with bowling from 11am-4pm.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Fogo de Chao

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403; (612) 338-1344
    Day/Time: Everyday
    Deal: The Fogo Churrasco Experience for children 6 and under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. (Adults $46.50/Lunch & $66.50/Dinner). 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Gabe’s Bar & Kitchen

    991 Lexington Pkwy North, Saint Paul MN, 55103; (651) 646-3066
    Day/Time: Sundays; 11am-2pm
    Deal: Kids eat free from 11am-2pm. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Green Mill

    57 Hamline Ave South, St. Paul, MN 55105; (651)690-0539
    Day/Time
    : Tuesdays, Hours vary by location
    Deal: Kids Eat Free: 1 child (12 and under) eats free with adult purchase at some Twin Cities locations.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Melting Pot

    80 South Ninth St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402; (612) 338-9900
    Day/Time: Sundays; All Day – Not valid on holidays.
    Deal: One free child’s entrée plate, with each adult 4-course dinner.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    The Patty Wagon

    6042 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55419; (612) 861-5500
    Date/Time: Sundays, 11am-9pm
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per adult entree purchased. 12 & under. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Shamrocks

    995 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102; (651) 228-9925 
    Day/Time: Sundays; 4-9pm
    Deal: Kids eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Skinners

    919 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul; (651) 291-0146
    Day/Time: Sundays, 5-9pm
    Deal: Kids eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Tailgate Sports Café

    6050 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55419; (612) 861-5600
    Day/Time: Saturdays 11am-9pm

    Deal: Kids eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée. (Also Bloody Marys for mom & dad just $6 11am-5pm.)
    Verified: 2/24/24

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    SOUTHEAST METRO

    Barley & Vine Kitchen

    17516 Dodd Boulevard, Lakeville, MN 55044; (952) 683-1765
    Day/Time: Sunday, 2pm-Close
    Deal: Family Funday. Kids 12 and under get one free kids’ meal with each adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Carbone’s Rosemount

    14550 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068; (651) 322-1333
    Day/Time: Tuesday Evenings
    Deal: Kids Night: $2.99 buffet, ice cream and prize choice.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Celts Craft House

    7083 153rd Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124; (952) 683-1533
    Day/Time: Sundays; All Day
    Deal: Kids eat free – One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased (excluding Sunday Breakfast Buffet)
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

    3090 Courthouse Lane #100, Eagan, MN 55121; (651) 905-7725
    Day/Time: Sundays, All Day

    Deal: One free kid’s meal per $12 purchase. Valid at participating locations. (Limited time delivery/carry out code: KEFOLO)
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Green Mill

    6025 Hudson Road, Woodbury, MN 55125; (651) 735-1000
    17733 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044; (952)435-8100

    Day/Time
    : Tuesdays, Hours vary by location
    Deal: Kids Eat Free: 1 child (12 and under) eats free with adult purchase at some Twin Cities locations.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Jersey’s Bar and Grill

    6449 Concord Blvd, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076; (652) 455-4561
    Day/Time: Thursdays; all day.
    Deal: Kids eat free with adult meal purchase.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Tamarack Tap Room

    8418 Tamarack Village, Woodbury, MN 55125; (651)-330-2889
    Day/Time: Mondays, 11am-10pm

    Deal: Kids Eat Free with the purchase of an entrée. 
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Ze’s Diner

    3448 Denmark Ave, Eagan, MN 55123; (651) 330-1790
    2190 Eagle Creek Ln, Woodbury, MN 55129; (651) 436-7196
    730 Main St STE 103, Mendota Heights, MN 55118; (651) 313-5792

    Day/Time: Wednesdays; all day.
    Deal: Kids eat free with adult meal purchase.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    SOUTHWEST METRO

    Cantina Laredo (Mall of America)

    300 West Market (MOA 3rd Level), Bloomington, MN 55425; (952) 406-8311
    Day/Time: Tuesday, lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Cedar & Stone Urban Table

    JW Marriot MOA, 2141 Lindau Lane, Bloomington, MN 55425; (612) 615-0124
    Day/Time: Tuesday, lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified
    : 2/24/24

    Chevys Fresh Mex 

    2251 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington MN 55425; (952) 876-0222 
    Day/Time: Wednesdays, All Day
    Deal: Kids eat $1 with paid adult entrée.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Crave

    Mall of America; 368 South Ave Bloomington, MN 55425; (952) 854-5000
    Day/Time: Tuesday, lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

    250 East Travelers Trail, Burnsville, MN 55337; (952) 882-4651
    214 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN 55318;  (952) 361-0199
    Day/Time: Sundays, All Day

    Deal: One free kid’s meal per $10 purchase. Valid at participating locations. (Limited time delivery/carry out code: KEFOLO)
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Green Mill

    1201 West 94th St, Bloomington MN, 55431; (952) 884-9898
    Day/Time: Tuesdays at Most Locations, Hours vary by location

    Deal: Please call your local Green Mill for details. Kids Eat Free: 1 child (12 and under) eats free with adult purchase.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Masu Sushi & Robata

    Third Floor, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425; (952) 896-6278
    Day/Time: Tuesday, lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified
    : 2/24/24

    McHugh’s Public House

    5715 Egan Drive, Savage, MN 55378; (952) 226-5800
    Day/Time: Sundays; 4pm-8pm
    Deal: Kids Eat Free.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Patrick’s Bakery and Café

    Southdale Square, 2928 West 66th St, Edina, MN; (612) 861-7570
    Day/Time: Tuesdays; 4pm-close
    Deal: Kid’s Night: Kids eat free – 1 child (12 & under) eats free per adult entrée purchased. Entertainment by Lulu the Clown.
    Verified: 2/18/22

    Pizza Ranch

    1266 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee, MN 55379; (952) 233-2122
    Day/Time: Tuesdays, Regular Buffet Hours
    Deal: Kid’s Night: One child 12 & under per paying adult.
    Verified: 2/18/22

    Twin City Grill

    First Floor, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425; (952) 854-0200
    Day/Time: Tuesday, lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.

    Verified: 2/24/24

    Willy McCoy’s

    10700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55437; (952) 456-8905
    320 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN 55317; (952) 500-9645

    Day/Time: Sundays, 5-8pm
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased. Also 95¢ wings all day.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Ze’s Diner

    16731 State Hwy 13, Prior Lake, MN 55372; (952) 226-2272
    Day/Time: Wednesdays; all day.
    Deal: Kids eat free with adult meal purchase.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    NORTHEAST METRO

    Blue Heron Grill

    14725 Victor Hugo Boulevard N., Hugo, MN, 55038; (651) 756-1894
    Date/Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm

    Deal: Kids eat free – kids 12 & under get one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased (includes beverage and ice cream). A magician entertains the whole family. Please call ahead. This deal is temporarily on hold.

    Boulevard Bar & Grille

    3395 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433; (763) 951-2420
    Day/Time: Sunday, 4-9pm.
    Deal: Kids Eat Free. Kids 12 eat free from the kids menu – one child’s meal with each adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Green Mill

    2410 Gateway Court, Hudson WI, 54016; (715) 386-9900
    1000 Gramsie Road, Shoreview MN, 55126; (651) 482-1600

    Day/Time: Tuesdays at Most Locations, Hours vary by location 
    Deal: Please call your local Green Mill for details. Kids Eat Free: 1 child (12 and under) eats free with adult purchase. 
    Verified: 2/24/24
     

    Pizza Ranch

    1845 E County Rd DSTE 100, Maplewood, MN 55109; (651) 777-4500
    5785 Minnesota Ave. N, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082; (651) 351-2150

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 11am-8:30pm
    Deal: Kid’s Night: One child 12 & under per paying adult. 
    Verified: 6/18/22

    Lucy’s Burgers

    1190 County Rd J #700, White Bear Township, MN 55127; (651) 756-7788
    Day/Time: Mondays, 5pm-8pm
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per paying adult.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    NORTHWEST METRO

    Boulevard Bar & Grille

    3395 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    Day/Time: Sunday, All Day
    Deal: Kids Eat Free. Kids 12 eat free from the kids menu – one child’s meal with each adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 7/19/22

    Broadway Pizza

    11822 Aberdeen Street NE, Blaine MN 55449; (763) 755-5080
    3420 129th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448; (763) 421-2503
    13705 27th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55441; (763) 551-0155

    21431 141st Avenue N, Rogers, MN 55374; (763) 428-3013
    Day/Time
    : Monday, 5pm-7:30pm

    Deal: Free kids menu item with purchase of an adult entrée. 
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Broadway Pizza

    11186 Commerce Drive, Champlin, MN 55316; (763) 433-9228
    Day/Time: Tuesday, 5pm-7:30pm

    Deal: Free kids menu item with purchase of an adult entrée. 
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Chatters Restaurant & Bar

    4181 Cedar Street, Monticello, MN 55362 (763) 271-0070
    Day/Time: Tuesdays; 4pm-Close
    Deal: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal, 1 child per adult.  
    Verified: 2/18/22

    Lucy’s Burgers

    4365 Pheasant Ridge Dr. NE. Ste. #102, Blaine, MN 55449; (763) 762-7140
    Day/Time: Mondays, 5pm-8pm
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per paying adult.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Pizza Ranch

    13797 Jay Street NW, Andover, MN 55304; (763) 710-4555
    12443 Champlin Drive, Champlin, MN 55316; (763) 444-1344
    19141 Freeport St NW, Elk River, MN 55330; (763) 441-3000
    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4pm-7:30 (or 8pm depending on location)
    Deal: Kid’s Night: One child 12 & under per paying adult. 
    Verified: 2/18/22

    Robert’s at Medina

    500 Hwy 55, Medina, MN 55340; (763) 478-6661
    Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 4pm
    Deal: Enjoy a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree!
    Verified: 2/4/24

    Space Aliens Grill & Bar

    11166 CR-37, Albertville, MN 55301; (763) 497-6718
    Day/Time
    : Tuesday Evenings

    Deal: $2.99 kids pizza & free game card with purchase of an adult meal.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Sunshine Factory Restaurant

    4100 Vinewood Lane, Plymouth MN, 55442; 763-535-7000
    Day/Time: Sundays after 4pm
    Deal: Kids eat free – kids 10 & under get one free meal per adult meal purchased. Not valid for teams or large groups.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Willy McCoy’s

    5651 La Centre Ave, Albertville, MN 55301; (763) 515-3600
    13655 Martin St NW, Andover, MN 55304; (763) 767-6333
    12450 Business Park Blvd N, Champlin, MN 55301; (763) 422-5020
    6415 Highway 10 NW, Ramsey, MN 55303; (763) 717-8916

    Day/Time: Sundays, 5-8pm
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased. Also 95¢ wings all day.
    Verified: 3/5/24

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    Kids Eat Free Every Day of the Week

    Kids Eat Free Sunday

    Barley & Vine Kitchen

    Location: Lakeville
    Phone: (952) 683-1765
    Time: 2pm-Close
    Deal: Family Funday. Kids 12 and under get one free kids’ meal with each adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Bennett’s Chop and Railhouse 

    Location: St. Paul
    Phone: (651) 228-1408
    Time: Sunday Nights
    Deal: Family Night, Kids 10 under eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchase. Not available on event nights. We recommend calling ahead on concert nights or during football games.
    Verified: 2/20/24

    Boulevard Bar & Grille

    Location: Coon Rapids
    Phone: (763) 951-2420
    Time: 4-9pm.
    Deal: Kids Eat Free. Kids 12 eat free from the kids menu – one child’s meal with each adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Casper & Runyon’s Nook

    Location: St. Paul
    Phone: (651) 698-4347
    Time:  4-9pm
    Deal: Kids eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased. Make it a night with bowling.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Celts Craft House

    Location: Apple Valley
    Phone: (952) 683-1533
    Time: All Day
    Deal: Kids eat free – One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased (excluding Breakfast Buffet)
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

    Twin Cities Locations: Burnsville, Chaska, Eagan
    Phone:
    Burnsville: (952) 882-4651
    Chaska: (952) 361-0199
    Eagan: (952) 683-1533
    Time: All Day
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per $10 purchase. Valid at participating locations. (Limited time delivery/carry out code: KEFOLO)
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Fogo de Chao

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 338-1344
    Time: Always
    Deal: The Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 and under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Gabe’s Bar & Kitchen

    Location: Saint Paul
    Phone: (651) 646-3066
    Time
    : 11am-2pm

    Deal: Kids eat free from 11am-2pm. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    McHugh’s Public House 

    Location:  Savage
    Phone: (952) 226-5800
    Time
    :  4pm-8pm

    Deal: Kids Eat Free.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Melting Pot

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 338-9900
    Time
    :  All Day – Not valid on holidays.

    Deal: One free child’s entrée plate, with each adult 4-course dinner.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    The Patty Wagon

    Location:  Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 861-5500
    Date/Time: Sundays, 11am-9pm
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased. 12 & under. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Shamrocks

    Location: St. Paul
    Phone: (651) 228-9925 
    Time
    : 4-9pm

    Deal: Kids eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Skinners

    Location: St. Paul
    Phone: (651) 291-0146

    Time: 5-9pm
    Deal: Kids eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Sunshine Factory Restaurant

    Location: Plymouth
    Phone: 763-535-7000
    Time:
    All Day

    Deal: Kids eat free – kids 10 & under get one free meal per adult meal purchased. Dine only. Not valid for tables of 15+ or sports teams.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Willy McCoy’s

    Locations: Albertville, Andover, Bloomington, Champlin, Chaska, Ramsey 
    Time: 5-8pm
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.  
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Kids Eat Free Monday

    Broadway Pizza

    Location: Blaine, Coon Rapids, Plymouth, Rogers
    Time:  5pm-7:30pm
    Deal: One free kids item per entrée purchased.   
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Fogo de Chao

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 338-1344
    Time
    : Always

    Deal: The Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 and under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Lucy’s Burgers

    Locations: Blaine & White Bear Lake
    Phone: Blaine: 763-762-7140
    White Bear Lake: 651-756-7788
    Time: Mondays, 5pm-8pm
    Deal: One free kid’s meal per paying adult.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Tamarack Tap Room

    Location: Woodbury
    Time: 11am-10pm
    Deal: Kids Eat Free with the purchase of an entrée. 
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Kids Eat Free Tuesday

    Broadway Pizza

    Location: Champlin
    Phone: (763) 433-9228
    Time:  5pm-7:30pm
    Deal: One free kids item per entrée purchased.   
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Cantina Laredo

    Location: Mall of America
    Phone: (952) 406-8311
    Time
    : Lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Carbone’s Rosemount

    Location: Rosemount
    Phone: (651) 322-1333
    Time
    : Evenings
    Deal: Kids Night: $2.99 buffet, ice cream and prize choice.
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Cedar & Stone Urban Table

    Location: JW Marriot, Mall of America
    Phone: (612) 615-0124
    Time
    : Lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.
    Verified
    : 2/24/24

    Crave

    Location: Mall of America
    Phone: (952) 854-5000
    Time
    : Lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Fogo de Chao

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 338-1344
    Time: Always
    Deal: The Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 and under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Green Mill

    Location: Bloomington, Hudson, Lakeville, Shoreview, St. Paul, Woodbury 
    Time: Times & participation vary by location
    Deal: Kids Eat Free: 1 child (12 and under) eats free with adult purchase at these Twin Cities locations. 
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Masu Sushi & Robata

    Location: Mall of America
    Phone: (952) 896-6278
    Time: Lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.

    Verified: 2/24/24

    Patrick’s Bakery and Café

    2928 West 66th St, Edina, MN; (612) 861-7570
    Day/Time: Tuesdays; 4pm-close
    Deal: Kid’s Night: Kids eat free – 1 child (12 & under) eats free per adult entrée purchased. Entertainment by Lulu the Clown.
    Verified: 2/18/22

    Pinstripes

    Location: Edina
    Time: All Day
    Deal: $5 Kids Meals & $1/hour gaming per adult entrée purchased. 
    Verified: 2/18/22

    Pizza Ranch

    Locations: Andover, Apple Valley, Champlin, Elk River, Lakeville, Maplewood, Oak Park Heights, Shakopee
    Times: Vary by location
    Deal: Kid’s Night: One child 12 & under per paying adult. 
    Verified: 2/18/22

    Robert’s at Medina

    Location: Medina
    Phone: (763) 478-6661
    Time: Beginning @ 4pm
    Deal: Enjoy a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée!
    Verified: 2/4/24

    Space Aliens Grill & Bar

    Location: Albertville
    Time
    : All Evening

    Deal: $2.99 kids pizza & free game card with purchase of an adult meal.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Twin City Grill

    Location: Mall of America
    Time: Lunch or dinner
    Deal: Toddler Tuesdays: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.

    Verified: 2/24/24

    Kids Eat Free Wednesday

    Chevys Fresh Mex 

    Location: Bloomington
    Time: All Day
    Deal: Kids eat $1 with paid adult entrée.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Fogo de Chao

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 338-1344
    Time
    : Always

    Deal: The Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 and under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Ze’s Diner

    Locations: Eagan, Mendota Heights, Prior Lake, Woodbury
    Time: All day.
    Deal: Kids eat free with adult meal purchase.
    Verified: 12/4/2023

    Kids Eat Free Thursday

    Jersey’s Bar and Grill 

    Location: Inver Grove Heights
    Time: All day.
    Deal: Kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal.
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Fogo de Chao

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 338-1344
    Time
    : Always

    Deal: The Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 and under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Kids Eat Free Friday

    Fogo de Chao

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 338-1344
    Time
    : Always

    Deal: The Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 and under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Kids Eat Free Saturday

    Fogo de Chao

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 338-1344 
    Time
    : Always

    Deal: The Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 and under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. 
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Tailgate Sports Café

    Location: Minneapolis
    Time: 11am-9pm

    Deal: Kids eat free – one free kid’s meal per adult entrée. (Also Bloody Mary’s for mom & dad just $6 11am-5pm.)
    Verified: 2/24/24

    Kids Eat Free At National Chains

    With national chain restaurants, we highly recommend that you call your favorite location before  visiting. Individual restaurants can have slight differences in their promotional offerings or choose not to offer the deal at all.

    Tuesday Kids Meal Deals At National Chains

    Tuesday tends to be the best day of the week for kids-eat-free and other family meal deals, especially at national chains. Look for these deals, but because many of these are franchises, we recommend calling ahead to make certain your location participates:

    • Chilis – Tuesdays: 99¢ kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.  

    Tip: sign up for Chilis’ email Rewards Program to get any-time coupons for free any-time kids meal. These coupons land in email regularly for chili’s rewards members.

    Kids Menu: Pepper Pals Kids Menu entrées usually range from $5.25-$5.75 and include a side and a drink. Kids can also order dessert for $2.49.

    Call your favorite Twin Cities locations to verify

    • Blaine – (763) 783-9222
    • Burnsville – (952) 898-3101
    • Eagan – (651) 686-5152
    • Maplewood – (651) 773-9501
    • Plymouth – (763) 557-7000
    • Roseville – (651) 633-7718
    • Shakopee – (952) 445-2234
    • Woodbury – (651) 739-8177

    • Denny’s – Tuesdays, 4-10 pm: One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.

    Valid at 13 Metro locations: Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Maplewood, North Branch, Otsego, Rogers, Roseville, Saint Paul, West Saint Paul. (Verified 8/9/21)

    • Perkins – Tuesdays, 4-8pm: Kids 12 & under get one free kids meal per adult entrée purchased. 

    Not at every location; call your favorite location to verify.
    Other Family Deals: Families Meals to Go – Breakfast or Dinner, $24.99-$39.99.
    Twin Cities Locations: Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Chaska, Crystal, Eagan, Edina, Elk River, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hastings, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, New Brighton, Plymouth, Roseville, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights

    • Sonic – Tuesdays – Family Night, 5 Close: Half-Price Cheeseburgers for everyone (not just kids). 

    Verified 8/9/21.
    More Kids Fun: Print your own fun packs to color in the car while you wait for your food and also check ahead what toys are in the Wacky Pack Kids Meals.
    Twin Cities 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.
    Twin Cities Locations:

    • Burnsville – (952) 898-3233
    • Bloomington – (952) 831-6553
    • Coon Rapids – (763) 427-7100
    • Bloomington MOA – (952) 854-5112
    • Maple Grove – (763) 424-3446
    • Maplewood – (651) 704-9052
    • St. Louis Park – (952) 544-0675

    Kids Eat Free or Cheap Every Day At These National Restaurants

    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 much the same thing. These work great when you have kids with tiny appetites. (Verified 2/24/24)

    Culvers

    Daily: Kids 12 & under receive 1 free frozen custard per kids meal purchase. Not the best deal for feeding a family, but we like Culvers better than most fast food restaurands. (Verified 2/24/24)

    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 diners. You do need to be a guest of the hotel (kids stay free, too) to get this deal, but not all hotels have attached restaurants. (Verified 2/24/24)

    SmashBurger

    Kids 12 and under eat free Wednesdays in 2024 at participating locations. One free Kids Meal only with purchase of adult meal (entrée, side, & drink).
    Twin Cities Locations: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Roseville and St. Paul (Verified for 2024)

    National Chains - Owner Discretion

    Applebee’s Meal Deals for Kids

    Applebee’s allows its individual restaurants to determine kids deals. There are many locations in the Twin Cities. I’ve not yet come across any local Kids Eat Free Applebee’s deals, but haven’t visited them all. Drop us a line if you know of one, so we can share with the community.

    My personal opinion is that Applebee’s is not the best deal for family dining, the kids meals are expensive (over $6.50) and are low quality (boxed mac & cheese).  Again, we would really love to hear your tips for dining with kids at Applebee’s.

    Call your favorite location for details to before visiting.

    • Apple Valley – (952) 997-3919
    • Blaine Lexington – (763) 786-2677
    • Blaine Northtown – (763) 784-8086
    • Bloomington Lyndale – (952) 948-0010
    • Bloomington Southtown- (952) 881-8845
    • Brooklyn Center – (763) 566-1003
    • Burnsville – (952) 435-2545
    • Cottage Grove – (651) 458-5837
    • Eagan – (651) 686-7022
    • Eden Prairie – (952) 942-7993
    • Elk River – (763) 441-8301 
    • Inver Grove Heights – (651) 451-9029
    • Maple Grove – (763) 494-3289
    • New Hope – (763) 533-1870
    • Oak Park Heights – (651) 439-8116
    • Plymouth – (763) 553-1776
    • Shakopee – (952) 233-3400
    • St. Louis Park – (952) 933-6701
    • West St. Paul – (651) 457-0530
    • Woodbury – (651) 731-8321

    Firehouse Subs

    Five Twin Cities locations. Kids Eat Free Nights are at the discretion of the individual stores. Call your favorite location to verify. You can also sign up your kids for a free kids’ combo on their birthday.

    Not in The Twin Cities

    These national restaurants that traditionally offer kids-eat-free deals do not currently have Twin Cities locations, but we will continue to watch for them:

    • Bob Evans
    • Moe’s Southwest Grill
    • Ruby Tuesday
    • Slims Chickens
    • Cafe Rio
    • Steak ‘n Shake

    Rochester MN - Area Restaurants

    Broadway Pizza

    4144 Hwy 52N, Rochester MN 55901; (507) 208-4111
    Day/Time
    : Monday, 5pm-7:30pm

    Deal: Family Night Dinner Buffet: One free child’s buffet with purchase of an adult buffet — includes pizza, pasta, hoagies, salad and dessert. 
    Verified: 3/5/24

    Feed Your Kids for Free When Traveling the US

    Four kids packed into a mini van ready for a roadtrip

    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.

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    We love finding ways to make family dinner time both simple and inexpensive. Kids Eat Free deals are part of that plan. We would love to hear from you.  Leave us a message and let us know how you make family dinners special.

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

    1. Love this post! As a local mom, I’m always looking for affordable and fun activities to do with my kids in the Twin Cities. The list of free and cheap places to eat is so helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    2. Thank you for your sharing this resource. I am worried that I lack creative ideas for family dinners. It’s always the same, tacos, chicken tenders, cheeseburgers, sandwiches. These promotions give me a start.

      1. I feel you, Bonnie. We do Taco Tuesday and Pizza Friday so often, I sometimes just want to do something different. Plus, there is the whole social aspect of going out for dinner. These free kid’s entrée deals really help when the kids are small. I admit that, now that mine are getting to be teens, it gets to be a little harder to feed us all cheaply. That’s why we’ve started doing Take-Out Deals, so we can supplement at home.

      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”

    3. 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. 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.

    4. 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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