Where Kids Eat Free in Grand Rapids, Plus a List of Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in GR

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Kids Eat Free in Grand Rapids + West Michigan

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My husband and I love to eat out on nights when things are busy or we just want to taste something new (and not have to clean up the mess!). Now, though, with three kids tagging along, the restaurant budget is blown with just one meal.

We’ve researched restaurants in the Grand Rapids area that offer free or cheap kids’ meals. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. Please verify with the restaurant before you go.

And if you are just looking for a good meal with the kids, regardless of cost, check out the Grandtastic awards for the area’s best kid friendly places to eat. You voted, we tallied, and now there’s a top 10 list of kid friendly restaurants near you.

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  KIDS EAT FREE 

Where and When Kids Eat Free Near Grand Rapids

Monday

Crust 54 (S. Washington location only)| Dine-in from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, purchase any 12” or larger pizza at menu price, and receive a free 5” thin crust 1 topping kids pizza for each child 8 and under.

Fuji Buffet Grill | All day, kids eat buffet for $2.99. Limit two kids per one adult buffet.

Main Street Pub (Allendale) | Kids eat free.

Russ’ | Kids eat for only $3 every night. For children 10 and under with the purchase of an adult meal.

Tuesday

Applebee’s | Kids eat for $1.99 or $2.99 (based on menu choice). Dine-in only.

Bob Evans (Cascade and Gaines locations only) | Kids 12 and under can eat free with each paid adult meal from 4:00 PM till close. Dine-in only.

Crust 54 (S. Washington location only)| Dine-in from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, purchase any 9” or larger pizza at menu price, and receive a free 5” thin crust 1 topping kids pizza for each child 8 and under.

Denny’s (Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming) | Kids eat free from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM with purchase of adult entrée. Restrictions may apply.

Fazoli’s (Grand Rapids and Jenison) | For each adult entrée purchased receive up to two kids’ meals at only $0.99 each from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fuji Buffet Grill | All day, kids eat buffet for $2.99. Limit two kids per one adult buffet.

IHOP (Cascade, Comstock Park, Grandville) | Kids eat free from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. One kid per one adult. Dine in only.

Peppino’s Sports Grille (Kentwood) | One free kids meal with the purchase of each adult entrée; 4:00 – 10:00 PM.

Pizza Ranch One child 10 & under eats free per paying adult from 4:00 PM –  8:00 PM.

Russ’ | Kids eat for only $3 every night. For children 10 and under with the purchase of an adult meal.

Waverly Stone Gastropub | Kids eat for $1 (drink included). Gluten-free options available.

Wednesday

Bagger Dave’s | Kids 12 and under eat for only $2.95 when you dine in.

Buffalo Wild Wings (All 5 greater Grand Rapids locations) | Kids eat for only $2.49 when you dine in.

Crust 54 (S. Washington location only)| Dine-in from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, purchase any 9” or larger pizza at menu price, and receive a free 5” thin crust 1 topping kids pizza for each child 8 and under.

Fuji Buffet Grill | All day, kids eat buffet for $2.99. Limit two kids per one adult buffet.

Rise Pies | Free kids pizza with adult pizza or salad purchase. Dine-in or carry out, but child must be present in store.

Russ’ | Kids eat for only $3 every night. For children 10 and under with the purchase of an Adult Meal.

Uccello’s | Kids eat free with adult purchase.

Thursday

Crust 54 (S. Washington location only)| Dine-in from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, purchase any 9” or larger pizza at menu price, and receive a free 5” thin crust 1 topping kids pizza for each child 8 and under.

Fuji Buffet Grill | All day, kids eat buffet for $2.99. Limit 2 kids per adult buffet.

Rainbow Grill (Hudsonville and Grandville) | $1.50 Kids meals on Thursdays for kids 10 and under from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Russ’ | Kids eat for only $3 every night. For children 10 and under with the purchase of an Adult Meal.

Friday

Russ’ | Kids eat for only $3 every night. For children 10 and under with the purchase of an Adult Meal.

Saturday

Russ’ | Kids eat for only $3 every night. For children 10 and under with the purchase of an adult meal. 

Steak ‘n Shake | For every $9.00 spent receive one free kid’s plate, dine-in only, for kids 12 and under. Excludes drinks and shakes.

Sunday

Bagger Dave’s | Kids 12 and under eat for only $2.95 when you dine in.

Boardwalk Subs | One free kids meal with one paid 15″ sub meal; dine-in only.

Brann’s | Kids 10 and under eat for $1.50. Excludes steak.

Buffalo Wild Wings (All 5 greater Grand Rapids locations) | Kids eat for only $2.49 when you dine in.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit | One kid’s meal with $10 purchase per adult; dine-in only, for kids 12 and under.

Firehouse Subs (Alpine) | Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of a large adult combo, dine in only.

Rio Grand Steakhouse | Free meal from the kid’s menu with the purchase of each adult entrée.

Russ’ | Kids eat for only $3 every night. For children 10 and under with the purchase of an adult meal.

Steak ‘n Shake | For every $9.00 spent receive one free kid’s plate, dine in only, for kids 12 and under. Excludes drinks and shakes.

Uccello’s | Kids eat free with adult purchase.

Village Inn Pizza (Grand Rapids) | Kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree. Kids must be 10 or younger and order from the kid’s menu.

We try to include as many ‘Kids Eat Free (or cheap)’ restaurants as we can, but it’s impossible to find them all. If you know of one and think it should be included in this list, please let us know in the comments below!

  KID FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS  

Kid Friendly Places to Eat

Let’s be honest, eating out with kids can be challenging. And if you’ve ever tried to keep a few small hungry kids sitting and quiet while you wait for your food, you understand.

I soon learned though, dining at the right restaurant made all of the difference. Family-friendly restaurants understand (and welcome) all the fun and challenges kids can bring.

Check out the most loved spots to keep kids entertained & well fed when you head out to eat.

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Voted Top Restaurant for Families

Russ’ Restaurants

1- Russ’ Restaurants 

2- Downtown Market 

3- Arnie’s 

4- Peppino’s Sports Grille & Pizzeria 

5- Vitale’s of Ada 

6- Uccello’s Ristorante 

7- Electric Cheetah 

8- Big Bob’s Pizza (East Grand Rapids) 

9- GrandVilla Restaurant – The Dungeon 

10- Noco Provisions 

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59 thoughts on “Where Kids Eat Free in Grand Rapids, Plus a List of Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in GR”

  1. tiffany devries

    We went to Monelli’s today. Thursday, and the manager said they have never had this policy. Which is annoying because we have been here before and they honored it. They did honor it today for us after we showed them this but said it has never been thier policy.

  2. Thanks for this! Just took my kids to Big E’s on the Beltline and it was 2 free kids meals per 1 adult! If you get the kids pizza, it is big enough for 2 little ones to share. My kids are 4, 5, and 6 and it took all 3 of them to get through the pizza and we had so many leftovers 🙂 Minion Mondays is what they call it

  3. Big E’s sports grill on the E. Beltline has Kids Eat Free on Monday. I believe the menu said 2 kids free per 1 adult meal.

  4. Wednesdays-Rise Pies at the Tanger Outlets, does a free kids pizza per each adult pizza or large salad purchased. We get our pizzas to-go and walk around the corner to the outside/covered playground/picnic tables to enjoy them there.

  5. Steak and Shake now has kids eat free all day, every day. 1 free kids meal with every $9.00 purchased for kids 12 and younger (dine in only).

  6. The Pizza Ranch in Hudsonville will be changing their Kids Eat Free Night to Tuesday (if they haven’t already done so) once their remodeling is completed to align with the other locations.

  7. At The Cheshire Kitchen (formally known as The Cheshire Grill) kids eat FREE Saturday nights 4-7pm with a purchase of an adult meal at full price!

  8. Maxine’s is a small hometown family restaurant serving good food, breakfast all day, & kids eat free tues-fri with each adult meal. Kids meals include drinks & are decent portions.

    1. Jenny,
      Most restaurants automatically apply the kids discounts, but it is always a good idea to double check with the restaurant before you go. Deals are up to the discretion of restaurant management and may change at any time. In addition, this post relies on reader feedback in order to keep it updated. Thank you!
      –Betsy

  9. Bob Evans no.longer has kids eat for free on Tuesday nights. They have a kid craft area instead on Tuesday. Last time we went we asked for a bag for our left overs to go into and their bags even advertise for kids eat for free on Tuesdays. And they still wouldn’t honor it. This was the location on Walker Ave.

    1. Thanks for the tip Carrie! Bob Evans still offers the promotion at the other two GR locations (Cascade and Gaines Township), but not at the location on Walker Ave.

  10. The Main Street Pub in Allendale has free kids meals with an adult entrée purchase Sun-Wed. Kid’s meals include a drink and ice cream for dessert! It’s one of our new go-to spots.

  11. Mcdonalds kids meals are 1.99 on Tues eve at several locations. Also Dennys has same deal kids eat free (2 per adult) on Saturdays too.

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