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Kids Eat FREE or Cheap in Des Moines!

There are many local restaurants where kids eat FREE or cheap in Des Moines!

Please Note: Restaurants can change these promotions at any time, or some of the individual restaurants may choose to opt out of the promotion or have slight differences. It is highly recommended to verify with the restaurant before visiting.

Here are some basic guidelines for eating cheap in Des Moines:

• Promos are valid at participating locations on respective day of the week. • Dine-in only.
• Many have time restrictions.
• Most (if not all) free kids’ meals must be ordered from the Kid’s Menu.
• Most offers are limited to kids 12 and under. However, a few have younger age restrictions.
• Each free kid’s meal requires the purchase of an adult entrée at regular price.
• Limit of one free kid’s meal per paid adult entrée — some allow more than one, but not many.
• Discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons or promos.

If you know of additional restaurants or if there are changes to any of these locations, please contact us.  Together we can keep this list as updated as possible. Bon Appetit!

Everyday

Cici’s Pizza, Des Moines – Kids 3 and under eat for $1.59 and kids ages 3 to 10 eat for $3.49 7 days a week.

Hy-Vee Market Grille, Ankeny, Des Moines, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights – Kids eat for $3 with the purchase of an adult entrée. Tuesday night is “Kids Night Out” with a fun event featured each week.

Hy-Vee Market Grille Express, Des Moines, Johnston and Pleasant Hill – Kids eat for $3 with the purchase of an adult entrée. EXCEPT on FRIDAY when kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult entrée (10 and under).

SonicAnkeny, Des Moines and Johnston – Happy Hour 2:00 to 4:00 pm everyday – ½ price soft drinks and slushes. $.99 Corn Dogs.

Sunday

Central Standard Craft Burgers & Beer, Waukee – 1/2 Price kids meals all day.

The Chicken Coop, West Des Moines – One free kids meal with purchase of an adult meal.

Guadalajaras, Ankeny – Kids eat free with adult meal purchase, all day.

Gusto Pizza, West Des Moines and Johnston – Free Kids 7″ single topping pie and a fountain drink with purchase of a 10″ or 14″ signature pie.

The Longest Yard, West Des Moines – One free kid’s meal with purchase of an adult meal.

Los Charros, Ankeny – One kid eats free for each adult meal purchased, all day.

Mickey’s Irish Pub, Waukee – Free kids meal with purchase of an adult meal.

Planet Sub, Des Moines and Johnston – Kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult meal.

Sam & Louie’s Pizza, Urbandale – Free kids meal with every $12 spent (12 and under only).

Wahlburgers, West Des Moines – Kids eat free from 4:00 to 9:00 pm with a purchase of an adult meal.  Kids 12 and under can order a meal from the kids menu. Not valid with other promotions or discounts.

Wobbly Boots, Clive – Kids eat free Sunday evenings with purchase of an adult meal.

Monday

Cozy Cafe, Ankeny – Kids eat free from the Kid’s Menu with purchase of adult meal and beverage.

Jethro’s BBQ, Ankeny, Altoona, West Des Moines, Johnston, Des Moines, Waukee – Free kids meal with purchase of adult entrée.

Maxie’s Restaurant & Lounge, West Des Moines – Kid’s eat for $1 from Kid’s Menu.

The Fighting Burrito, Des Moines – Kids under 10 eat free in store all day.

Range Grill + Golf, Urbandale – Kids eat free all day.

Spaghetti Works, Des Moines – Kids eat free all day. Kids menu only, ages 11 and under.

Village Inn, Altoona, Des Moines and West Des Moines – Free kids meal with purchase of adult entrée.

Tuesday

Chili’s, Ankeny, Clive – One child per adult receives a free entrée off the kids menu.

Cozy Cafe, Ankeny – Kids eat free from the Kid’s Menu with purchase of adult meal and beverage.

Denny’s, Clive – Two kids eat free per adult entree purchased after 4:00 pm.

Fazoli’s, Ankeny and Des Moines –  One Adult Entrée = 2 Kids Meals at 99¢ each from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Gateway Market, Des Moines – Kids eat free after 4:00 pm.  Receive two free kids meals with every full-priced adult meal purchased.

Perkin’s, Altoona, Ankeny, Des Moines and West Des Moines – Kids eat free all day with adult meal purchase.

Pizza Ranch, Ankeny, Altoona, Indianola, Urbandale and Waukee – Kids eat free (10 and under) with the purchase of an Adult Buffet at regular price.

Range Grill + Golf, Urbandale – Kids eat free all day.

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Clive – Kids eat free with adult meal at regular price.

ShortE’s BBQ, Johnston – Kids eat free with purchase of adult entree.

Social Eats & Crafts, Great Escape, Pleasant Hill – Kids 12 and under eat free 5:00 to 9:00 pm with the purchase of an adult entree.

Sports Page, Ankeny and Indianola- One free kids meal per adult meal purchased.

SonicAnkeny, Des Moines and Johnston – Family Night = 1/2 price Cheeseburgers 5:00 pm to Close.

The U Neighborhood Bar And Grill, Urbandale – Kids 10 and under eat free all day. Two free kids meals per one adult entree.

Village Inn, Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston and West Des Moines – Free kids meal with purchase of adult entrée.

Wobbly Boots, Clive – Kids eat free all day Tuesday with purchase of an adult meal.

Wednesday

Baker’s Square, Clive – One free slice of pie with entrée purchase.

Pepperjax Grill, Ankeny, Clive – Half off on up to 2 kids meals with the purchase of an adult entrée, kids 12 and under.

R Taco, West Des Moines – Free kids meal with purchase of adult meal.

Red Robin, West Des Moines – Kid’s Eat for $1.99 (Summer of Yummm promotion). Limit 3 kid’s entrees per 1 adult entrée, Valid for kids under 11 years old. Excludes tax & gratuity.

Taco Hangover, Ankeny – Kids can choose one free meal from the Kids Menu from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Wig and Pen, Ankeny – Free kids meal (12 and under) eat free. Beverages not included.

Thursday

5 De Mayo, Des Moines and West Des Moines – One free kids meal per paying adult until 5:00 pm.

Mama Lacona’s, Urbandale- Kids eat free with an adult meal purchase 5:00 pm to close.

Mixed, West Des Moines – One free kid’s meal with every adult entree purchase.

Friday

Hy-Vee Market Grille Express, Des Moines, Johnston and Pleasant Hill –  Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult entrée (10 and under).

Saturday

Gusto Pizza, West Des Moines and Johnston – Free Kids 7″ single topping pie and a fountain drink with purchase of a 10″ or 14″ signature pie.

Z’mariks Noodle Café, Ankeny and Clive – One free kids bowl with an adult bowl purchase.

37 Comments

  1. Guadalajaras in Ankeny is tricky. Your child has to be under 8 and it is only with certain adult meals. I thought the food was overpriced too compared to other, nicer Mexican restaurants and service was slow…my kids were ready to leave before the food finally arrived.

  2. I would not go back to Village Inn with children. Numerous reviews mirrored our 1+ hour wait today. Pathetic excuse for a restaurant. We were sat by a table filled with dirty dishes. Ordered our food right away. They kept cleaning tables and piling more dirty dishes on the table beside us. After waiting an HOUR for grilled chicken breast and a side of broccoli, I requested to speak with a manager. The GENERAL MANAGER got snarky with me, never once apologizing and when I said I wouldn’t pay for the meal after that experience all he said is “I’ll take care of it” and stormed off. The server wasn’t any better and his remarks were “we get busy on holidays” when I pointed out he sat people AFTER we ordered yet brought them their food while we still waited for ours, he had no good excuse.

  3. Famous Dave’s is incorrect – we were there this evening and they said they do not offer it in West Des Moines. Some franchises do but she said they do not.

  4. Maxie’s no longer offers the kids eat free on Saturday. Their website still states this and they honored it for us. However, they stated that “the website is locked and they can not change it”.

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