Canadian Restaurants where Kids Eat Free


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Looking for a complete list of Canadian Restaurants where Kids Eat Free? Look no further!

Back when the twins were younger, we could go to a restaurant and eat and they would share a meal. That was nice on the pocketbook. Now, not so much. A little secret? As kids get older, they eat more! No, it’s true! So, eating out at restaurants can be expensive for my family of 5.

When we think it’s a night to eat out, the first thing we do is figure out where we can get a deal. Without coupons or special promos in store, it’s a good idea to know a list of Canadian Restaurants where Kids Eat Free.

Free meals and less on the bill makes going out more enjoyable, right?

Here’s a list of Canadian Restaurants where Kids Eat Free:

  • Pizza Hut Kids 10 and under eat free on Tuesdays, with the purchase of an adult entree. Go at lunch and they have the buffet, cheaper for the adults and lots of options for everyone.
  • East Side Mario’s ~ Kids eat FREE on Mondays, kids 10 and under receive one FREE Mini Mario’s Meal with each adult entree purchased at $14.99* or more
  • Denny’s ~ Kids 10 and under eat free on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4-10pm with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Humpty’s ~ Kids 10 and under eat free on Fridays from 5-9pm. One free child meal per adult meal, valued at $6.95 or greater.
  • Joey’s Fish and Chips ~ kids eat free on Sundays at most locations, yet our city in Alberta doesn’t participate. Boo.
  • Applebee’s ~ Kids eat for $1.99 on Wednesdays {at participating restaurants}
  • Montana’s ~ kids eat free every Tuesday. One free child meal per adult entree, valued at $9.99 or greater.
  • Holiday InnYou don’t have to stay there to go to the restaurant and have your kids eat for free. This includes breakfast lunch and dinner, and everyday.
  • abc Country Restaurant ~ Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays after 4pm
  • Albert’s ~ Kids eat free on Fridays from 2pm – close with the purchase of 1 adult entree

A person sitting at a table with a plate of food, with Pizza**I’d suggest you call the the restaurant first, to find out if they offer these promotions, or participate. I’ve found that some locations opt out of the promos {Boo!}, yet have found that most do participate.

As well, sign up for birthday clubs as you see them, oftentimes you’ll get emailed free meal coupons for kids.

Bon Appétit little ones, and high five to the parents for saving!





  1. There are IHops in Edmonton now (well at least one anyway on Gateway), so hopefully it’s only a matter of time before it’s in our neck of the woods!

    1. Are there really? I must remember that on my next road trip. I have only been to one once and loved it!

  2. This is an amazing post for large families, allows for that family time, without all the work of cooking!

  3. Yup, with 4 kids, we made a similar list for our city. Know where you can eat out on the cheap. Most restaurants are free kid per adult meal, meaning only 2 out of 4 of our kids would be free. Now that we have a teenager, there are 3 adult meals and 3 free kids meals. works out nicely. πŸ™‚

  4. I was thinking yesterday how someone should do this, and you already had !

  5. If you’re on the move with children, it’s good to know that there are places you can take them to eat that won’t cost an arm and a leg (so to speak).

  6. Please be advised that your listing for East Side Mario’s is incorrect. East Side Mario’s offers Kids Eat Free on Monday’s with the purchase of an adult entree. The $2 promotion is in conjunction with your local March Break. As well, it varies from store to store so I would recommend calling ahead to double check what, if any, promotions your local East Side Mario’s offers.

    1. Thanks Shawn, as stated in the post – always check your local restaurant. One could participates and another might not. Thanks for commenting!

  7. Hi There, I came across your site while doing a Google search on ‘Kids eat Free’ deals in Canada. Thought you may be interested to know that East Side Mario’s now offers ‘Kids eat FREE 5 days a week’. From Sunday to Thursday, kids 10 and under receive one FREE Mini Mario’s Meal with each adult entree purchased at $14.99* or more. Visist for details. Limited time only. $15.99 in Niagara Falls and Newfounland.
    This offer is so good, we just wanted to make sure your followers were made aware!

  8. Thanks for this fabulous list! I’ll be giving the info to my adult kids for their children!

  9. Great article. I’m keeping notes. East Side Mario’s is a household fave but who knew there were so many others where kids eat free. Well…guess you did!

  10. thanks for the list! Anytime you can take your little one out and save money is always a win for me!

  11. Hello Everyone ! Kids Eat Free every Thursday and Sunday at Q BBQ Public House in Cambridge, Ontario – 164 Beverly Street. For more information, visit their website at or call them at (519) 740-9860. They have a great kids menu and coloring books/crayons to help keep younger kids happy πŸ™‚

  12. I was browsing through some of your posts and found this. This is a great link for families. I want to share your link on my facebook page. Thanks.

  13. we were regulars at East Side Mario’s on the free kid night, collected a lot of kid plastic cups at home.

  14. There us also buffet royal in sherwood park. you need to get a coupob for ut from the sherwood news paper but it is a big kids eat free deal with purchase of adult buffet. kuds usually cost 14.99 i believe

  15. This was a great help to me…..having 4 young children it gets very expensive dining out, and most of the time they eat barely any of their meals!

  16. Thanks for this list. I need to print it out a leave a copy in my purse for reference πŸ˜‰

  17. This is so helpful to me and helps me to save money. I wish there were more on the weekend.

  18. Holiday Inn is great for that, and I love that it is every day and not just on specific days of the week

  19. sadly not many of these places are around me but this is good to know really, we do travel so thank you so much

  20. I always marvel when I am in restaurants and see families of five or more all ordering “expensive” (to me, anyways) food and thinking – “wow – that’s gotta be pricey” – maybe this is how it is happening – KIDS EAT FREE!

  21. ThaΓ±ks so much for this list, we could save so much money lol. I love it. Bookmarking!!

  22. Wow I had no idea about these restaurants allowing free meals for kids. I knew ESM did but not the others. thanks for this useful post…I have bookmarked it!

  23. Thanks for sharing this list, we don’t have kids but I will definitely pass this on to friends that do.

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  25. October 18- Thank you for this list of restaurants where children may eat free of cost. This will be valuable to any family , especially those with more than one child. Thank you for giving us this list.

  26. Wow very helpful glad to know all these free meals for kids! great on a road trip we can hit as many as these as we want!

  27. I will definately check this out the next time we go to the movies. Most theaters are nearby an East Side Marios, so perfect for dinner after a matinee!

  28. Thanks for the list, I’ve handed it on to my son and daughter. Such lists really are invaluable when you have children. We couldn’t afford to eat out often when my children (7) were small, we lived in Germany, where I didn’t find one single offer of kids eat free at any age & there were no free refills for drinks either. On the whole, in Europe it’s usually more often for a festive occasion if one goes out for a meal.

  29. Thanks a ton for this info. For the amount that parents are charged, the least they can do is feed our younguns.

  30. Thank you for this list. I was just talking about which restaurants offered the free childs meal and I could only think of one, so this definitely helps.

  31. This is a great list! I hate paying for my toddler to eat as most days she hardly touches her food. lol

  32. Love it! A lot of times where we eat dinner based on the kids’ choices of restaurants and obviously deals are another great deciding factor.

  33. book marked this list always looking for deals to eat out with kids. thanks so much

  34. Thanks for the info, having 2 girls under ten, who eat like birds and a tight budget, it’s nice to know we can go out as a family and eat somewhere other than fast food, for much less money.

  35. Thanks so much, Tammi. I didn’t know so many restaurants offered this promotion. East Side Mario’s here we come!

  36. It is always nice when kids eat free, just slip the server a bit bigger tip, I am sure they would appreciate it

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  38. Always important to save wherever you can with kids. Looked for this all the time when mine were younger!

  39. I love your list for Canadian Restaurants where kids eat free, my personal fave is East Side Mario’s. Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  40. Thanks for sharing this list, I’ll be passing it on to my children to take advantage of with their children – a free meal is always good. πŸ™‚

  41. Thanks for the list – anywhere I can save money and eat a decent meal is awesome!

  42. Thank you for this my daughter is only 15 months but i was getting away with bringing her some snacks and then sharing off my plate, was thinking dining out was going to start getting expensive

  43. Thanks for this post, I find East Side Mario’s the worst for changing rules. Sometimes kids eat free and other times the meals cost $2.

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