Debbie's Deals: Where kids eat free

DENVER - **Note this article was posted in 2013. It has since been updated. Please visit this website: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/money/debbies_deals

 

It's time for the latest roundup of where kids eat free. Each one of these restaurants was verified in February 2013, but you should also call your local restaurant before you go to make sure the deal has not changed.

Also please remember to tip your server for the free meals.

If you see a restaurant I missed, please email me: debbie@thedenverchannel.com

Weekdays:

Kids 12 and under eat free all day, Monday through Friday, at Cafe Monami in Highlands Ranch when you buy a kid's drink. 720-344-2323.

Kids eat free everyday at IHOP from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Check with your local location here.

Mondays:

Kids eat free at El Parral restaurants in Greenwood Village (303-649-9140) and Centennial (303-798-4586) all day on Mondays.

Kids eat free after 11 a.m. on Mondays at Gunther Toodys. It's one free kids free per adult meal purchased. I checked with the following locations, but they told me it's the same deal at each location. 303-399-1959 (Glendale) 303-932-1957 (Littleton)

Kids eat free on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Texas Roadhouse in Thornton (303-255-3454) and Arvada (303-423-1185). Limit two kids meal discounts per adult entree purchased. Dine-in only. NOTE, I called two other locations (Aurora and Littleton) which DO NOT HAVE KIDS EAT FREE NIGHTS. So make sure you call your location for details.

Mici's Handcrafted Italian lets kids eat free after 4 p.m. on Monday nights. It's one free kids meal per adult entree. Mici's has two locations: Downtown Denver on Stout Street (303-629-6424) and Cherry Creek North on 2nd Avenue (303-32206424).

Kids eat free after 4 p.m. on Mondays at Quaker Steak and Lube in Westminster (303-460-9464). It's one free kids meal per adult entree purchased. They also have a balloon guy and video games on Monday nights.

The Yard House in Lakewood (303-278-9273) lets kids eat free all day on Mondays. They offer parents two free kids meals for each adult entree purchased. NOTE: This offer is only available at the Lakewood location, not the  Denver (303-572-9273) and Lone Tree (303-790-7453).

Kids eat free at Cinebarre in Thornton on Mondays. Cinebarre is a movie theater with food. (You still have to pay the regular admission price for the kids) The free meal offer is for children 3 to 12 years old.

Cinzzetti's lets kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays. Two kids eat free for each adult buffet purchased. Cinzzetti's is located in Northglenn, 303-451-7300.

Kids eat free at Beau Jo's in Denver after 5:30 p.m. It's one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased. They also have a balloon entertainer who works for tips. 303-758-1519.

Kids also eat free at the Beau Jo's in Boulder all day on Mondays. Dine-in only. You can get two free kids meal for each adult entree purchased. They also have a balloon entertainer. 303-554-5312

Kids also eat free at the Beau Jo's in Evergreen after 5 p.m. on Mondays. It's one kids meal for each adult entree. 303-670-2744 

(Note, kids eat free on Tuesdays at the Beau Jo's in Arvada and on Thursdays at the Beau Jo's in Fort Collins. The Idaho Springs location does not have a kids eat free special.)

Larkburger in Arvada and Northglenn offer families a deal on Mondays from 4 to 8 p.m. For each $10 purchase (burger, fries, drink), families get a free kids meal. If you have more than 2 parents and 2 kids, they offer a $3 discount for each additional kids meal. 720-583-1582 (Arvada) 720-285-1995 (Northglenn).

The downtown Denver Larkburger location and Littleton location have a similar offer on Monday evenings -- for every $10 adult purchase, families get one free kids meal. 720-250-0533 (Denver) 303-996-8893 (Littleton).

Kids also eat free at the Larkburger in Boulder, Broomfield, Wash Park, Greenwood Village/Tech Center and Fort Collins on Mondays, but the deal is different. It's one free kids meal per adult meal purchased. It starts at 3 p.m. in Boulder, Greenwood Village and Wash Park, 4 p.m. in Broomfield and Fort Collins. 303-444-1487 (Boulder) 720-452-2410 (Broomfield) 303-963-5357 (Wash Park) 970-484-8141 (Fort Collins) 303-779-0093 (Greenwood Village).

Kids eat free all day at Kobe-An in Lakewood. The kids menu even includes a sushi plate. 303-989-5907.

Kids eat free at Merle's in Littleton on Mondays from 5 p.m. to close. It's one free kids meal per adult meal. 303-797-6008.

Kids eat for a penny at several Ajuua locations on Mondays. The website says the deal is offered on Mondays at both locations in Aurora and North Denver. The offer is for kids 10 and under. And its one penny kids meal for each adult dinner entree purchased. It appears the offer is not valid in Niwot.

Kids get the buffet for 99 cents on Mondays at CiCi's Pizza when a parent buys a buffet and drink. The Aurora location (303-597-0080) and the Westminster location (303-996-0853) said one adult can bring unlimited kids for this deal. Just buy one adult buffet and drink and the kids all eat for 99 cents! As always, call your location before you go to make sure they're offering the same deal.

Buffalo Wild Wings offers $1.99 kids meals on Mondays, but each location is different. The Thornton location offers the deal on Mondays and Wednesdays (720-929-9464). The Highlands Ranch location offers the deal all day on Mondays (303-471-5492). The locations in Park Meadows (303-768-9464) and Westminster (303-465-2999) offer the deal on Mondays after 4 p.m. Call your local location for its deal.

 

Tuesdays:

Kids eat free at IKEA on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to close. Offer valid for kids 12 and under. Limit one meal per child per visit. Child must be present. Thanks to Francisco for this tip.

McAlister's Deli lets kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m at its two locations in Aurora and Fort Collins. Families get one free kids meal for each adult meal purchased. 303-750-0292 (Mississippi Ave. location) 303-344-8114 (Salida Street location) 970-282-3733 (Harmony Road, Fort Collins) 970-493-5700 (South College in Fort Collins)

Bring the kids to Genghis Grill for a free meal all day on Tuesdays. Kids 11 and under get one free kids meal for each adult bowl purchased. Thanks to Susan for this tip. Genghis Grill is in Centennial at Park Meadows, 303-792-5426

Kids eat free at the Beau Jo's in Arvada all day on Tuesdays. It's one free kids meal for each adult entree. 303-420-8376 (Note, kids eat free on Mondays at the Beau Jo's in Denver, Boulder and Evergreen and on Thursdays at the Beau Jo's in Fort Collins. The Idaho Springs location does not have a kids eat free special.)

Chick-fil-A in Castle Rock (303-660-0999) has family nights on Tuesdays and kids eat free. Get one kids meal for each adult entree purchased from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. So far, I've only found this deal at the Castle Rock location. The Southwest Plaza location (303-973-9462) has a kids eat free deal occasionally, but it's not a regular event. Thanks to Katie for this tip.

Kids eat free all day on Tuesdays at all the Colorado locations of Black Eyed Pea. Families get one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased. I called the locations in Fort Collins (970-226-6661) and Englewood (303-788-1350). They also have locations in Denver, Westminster, Northglenn, Lakewood and Castle Rock.

Cinzzetti's lets kids eat free on Tuesdays and Mondays. Two kids eat free for each adult buffet purchased. Cinzzetti's is located in Northglenn, 303-451-7300.

Kids eat free at South Philly Cheese Steak in Aurora on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. It's one kids meal for each adult meal purchased. 303-671-6155. The offer is not valid at the other locations.

Some Perkins restaurants offer kids eat free deals, but each restaurant has different days and hours. The Westminster and Arvada locations offer kids eat free on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4-10 p.m. (Westminster: 303-452-6200)(Arvada: 303-427-5740) The Greeley location offers the deal all day on Tuesdays and Saturdays. (970-352-9251) Please call your location to find out their days and times.

Applebee's offer a kids eat for 99 cents deal all day on Tuesdays. The offer is for kids 12 and under. I confirmed that deal is available at the Glendale, Aurora and Centennial locations, check with your local restaurant before you go.

Brewery Bar 3 in Lone Tree and Brewery Bar 4 in Aurora offer a kids eat free deal all day on Tuesdays. 303-708-9333 (Lone Tree) 303-699-1544 (Aurora) Brewery Bar 2 does not.

Kids eat for half price at the Rib City on Broadway in Littleton on Tuesdays after 4 p.m. 303-798-1670. The Littleton location on Kipling and the Arvada location do not have a kids deal. 

The Rib BBQ restaurant in Lakewood offers a kids eat free deal on Tuesday nights. For each adult platter you buy, you can get one child's size platter. 303-763-5012.

Kids eat free at most Denny's locations on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4-10 p.m.  However, check with your local restaurant for their rules. Some locations give families two free kids meals for each adult entree purchased, others only do one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Kids 12 and under eat free all day on Tuesdays at Famous Dave's BBQ. Families get one free kids meal for each adult meal purchased. The deal is available in Aurora (303-396-6227), Thornton (303-280-6227) and Stapleton (303-399-3100).

Kids eat free at Cafe Chihuahua on Tuesdays from 4 to 9 p.m. It's one free kids meals per adult with a $5 minimum. Cafe Chihuahua is on Federal Blvd. in Denver. 303-934-4556. (They do not currently have a website.)

The Melting Pot in Littleton offers a kids eat free deal on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Sundays from 2:30-4:45 p.m. One child eats free for each adult 4-course meal purchased. 303-794-5666. The Louisville location has the same special on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m., but on Sundays, it's from 4-6 p.m.

Kids eat free at some Atlanta Bread Company locations on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to close. For each adult meal purchased, children 12 and under get a free kids meal, cookie and a drink. This offer is not valid at the Denver location, but it is valid at the Aurora (303-341-6200), Lakewood (303-991-4400) and Northglenn (303-452-8222) locations.

The Lone Star Steakhouse has a kids eat free deal on Tuesdays. Kids eat free all day when an adult buys a meal. At the Thornton location (303-252-0770), you can bring as many kids as you want, you just have to buy one adult meal. At the Golden location (303-237-5747), it's two free kids meals per adult and at the Littleton location (303-932-1718) it's one kids meal for each adult entree purchased. Check with your location to determine its rules.

Kids eat free on Tuesdays at Serioz Pizzeria on 17th Avenue in Denver (the old Pasquini's on 17th).

Kids also eat free at the original Pasquini's on Broadway (303-744-0917) and in Lone Tree (303-662-8888) all day on Tuesdays. Two kids can eat free for each adult entree purchased.

Kids eat free at the Bagel Deli on Hampden (303-756-6667) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to close. It's one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Kids eat for half price all day on Tuesdays at the Rockyard Brewery in Castle Rock. 303-814-9273. Thanks to Katie for this tip.

 

Wednesdays:

Great Scott's Eatery in Denver (303-428-3558) and Broomfield (303-469-5291) lets kids eat free on Wednesdays from 2-10 p.m. It's one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Kids eat free at the Bagel Deli on Hampden (303-756-6667) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to close. It's one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Buffalo Wild Wings offers $1.99 kids meals on Wednesdays and Mondays in  Thornton (720-929-9464). However, the Highlands Ranch (303-471-5492), Park Meadows (303-768-9464) and Westminster (303-465-2999) locations only offer the deal on Mondays after 4 p.m. Call your local location for its deal.

 

Thursdays:

Kids eat free for $1 at C.B. & Potts on Thursdays. Kids get one discounted meal for each adult meal purchased. I confirmed the deal at restaurants in Westminster (303-451-5767), Highlands Ranch (303-344-1200) and Greenwood Village (303-770-1982). Check with your local restaurant before you go.

Kids eat free at the Beau Jo's in Fort Collins after 4 p.m. on Thursdays. It's one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased. They also have a balloon artist at the restaurant on Thursday evenings. 970-498-8898. (Note, kids eat free on Mondays at the Beau Jo's in Denver, Boulder and Evergreen and on Tuesdays at the Beau Jo's in Arvada. The Idaho Springs location does not have a kids eat free special.)

Wahoo's Fish Tacos lets kids eat free on Thursdays after 4 p.m. However, each location has a slightly different deal. At the 20th Ave location in Denver (303-292-0850) it's one kids meal per paying adult and the offer is from 4-7 p.m. At the Highlands Ranch location (720-344-6049) you get two free kids meal for each paying adult and the offer is from 4 p.m. to close. Please call your location before you go for details.

 

Fridays: I did not find any kids eat free deals on Fridays.

 

Saturdays:

Kids eat free at all Tavern restaurants locations during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Two kids can each get the brunch buffet for free from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for each adult brunch purchased. Under 12 only please. I confirmed this deal with the Wash Park location, but they said it was available at all locations. 303-226-1555 Corporate headquarters.

Bring the kids to Bono's Pit BBQ in Englewood (303-850-7427) or Aurora (303-337-7427) for a free kids meal all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Get one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Some Perkins restaurants offer kids eat free deals, but each restaurant has different days and hours. The Westminster and Arvada locations offer kids eat free on Saturdays and Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. (Westminster: 303-452-6200)(Arvada: 303-427-5740) The Greeley location offers the deal all day on Tuesdays and Saturdays. (970-352-9251) Please call your location to find out their days and times.

Kids eat free at most Denny's locations on Saturday and Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m.  However, check with your local restaurant for their rules. Some locations give families two free kids meals for each adult entree purchased, others only do one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Uno Chicago Grill offers free kids meals all day on Saturdays at its Denver location (303-371-1555).  It's one kids meal for each adult meal purchased. Kids 12 and under please.

 

Sundays:

The Melting Pot in Littleton offers a kids eat free deal on Sundays from 2:30-4:45 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. One child eats free for each adult 4-course meal purchased. 303-794-5666. The Louisville location has the same special on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m.

Kids eat free at all Tavern restaurants locations during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Two kids can each get the brunch buffet for free from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for each adult brunch purchased. Under 12 only please. I confirmed this deal with the Wash Park location, but they said it was available at all locations. 303-226-1555 Corporate headquarters.

Kids eat free at Dickey's Barbecue Pit all day on Sundays. Get one small kids plate for each adult plate purchased. The folks at the Westminster location (303-947-0860) said this offer was valid at all their locations, but call ahead and double check.

Bring the kids to Bono's Pit BBQ in Englewood (303-850-7427) or Aurora (303-337-7427) for a free kids meal all day on Sundays and Saturdays. Get one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Casey's Bistro & Pub lets kids eat free all day on Sundays. Get one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased. Casey's is in Denver, 720-974-7350.

Kids eat for $1.50 at Lansdowne Arms Bistro & Pub in Highlands Ranch (303-346-9136). The offer is only good on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It's one $1.50 kids meal for each paying adult.

 

I called the following restaurants and was told they DO NOT currently have a kids eat free deal:

Chili's does not offer a set kids eat free night, but they often send out coupons for free kids meals. Sign up for the email club to get the coupons. Thanks to Michelle for this tip.

Old Chicago 

Village Inn

Ted's Montana Grill

Champps Americana