Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in Calgary

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in Calgary - SavvyMom

Dining out with kids can be a bit of a challenge at times, but it’s definitely worth it – especially when it means not having to deal with dirty dishes! As an added bonus, quite a few restaurants where kids eat free in Calgary with specials happening during the week. If you’re on the hunt for some delicious, best-bang-for-your-buck places to grab a bite with your family, we’ve rounded up all the places we could find in YYC where your kiddo can eat for free!

*As restaurant specials are subject to change, you may want to check with the restaurants we’ve listed before visiting to make sure these specials are still being offered.

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in Calgary

Denny’s |

With the purchase of a regular-priced adult entrée, kids can choose an entrée and side of their own from the Kids Menu. Favourites include Mac and Cheese, Jr. Premium Chicken Tenders, and the Build Your Own Jr. Grand Slam. They’ve also got smoothies, milkshakes, and free refills on soft drinks and lemonade.
When to go: Kids Eat Free Every Tuesday from 4 pm

East Side Mario’s |

Sign up your kids 10 and under to join the Mini Marios Club. You’ll receive special offers all year long as well as a VIP membership card with 5 FREE Kids ‘meals and 5 FREE Chillers. Menu favourites include Kids Sliders and Build Your Own Pasta; all meals come with a choice of milk, juice or soft drink and dessert!
When to go: Once you’ve got your VIP card, get your free meals and drinks any time!

Cravings Market Restaurant |

Cravings Market Restaurant makes fresh, gorgeous-looking food daily and offers a huge selection of menu items including pastas, steaks, pan Asian cuisine, seafood, pizzas, and burgers.

When to go: Kids ages 6 and under eat free from the Kids’ Menu from Monday to Thursday with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Montana’s |

Sign your kids (12 and under) up for the Montana’s Kids Club so they can get access to promotions all year long, a free cooler drink just for joining as well as a free meal on their birthday!
When to go: Head to Montana’s for a free birthday meal on your kid’s birthday (once they’ve joined the Kids Club), or on Tuesdays for $2 kids meals with the price of an adult entrée (it’s not free, but pretty darn close!)

Ripe Tomato Pizza |

If you love the taste of authentic Italian Neapolitan pizza, Ripe Tomato Pizza is sure to hit the spot. Their specialty Forno oven cooks delicious dough and fresh ingredients to create up mouth watering pizza from the menu or from whatever toppings you choose. They also serve pasta, salads, sandwiches, wings, and more.
When to go: On Tuesdays, buy one 9″ or 12″ pizza and receive a free 6″ two topping pizza for free!

Pacini Calgary South |

Pacini offers delicious Italian fare like spaghetti, ravioli, penne alfredo, pizza and more. Their Kids Menu is for kids 12 and under and includes Minestrone or cream soup of the day or Caesar salad, choice of drink (juice, milk or Pacini cocktail), access to the All-you-can-eat Bread Bar  and dessert!
When to go: Kids eat free in Calgary at Pacini Calgary South (note: this is only for the south location) all day on Saturdays and Sundays (one Kids Meal per adult entree).

Spot on Kitchen & Bar |

The food at Spot On is exactly that. From mouth-watering pizza and burgers to creamy mac and cheese and French Onion Soup that’s outta this world, you’ll hardly be able to wait for your next excuse to visit. Each item from the Kids Menu comes with a drink and a popsicle for dessert.
When to go: Kids eat free on Sundays!


Of course, IHOP is known for their pancakes first and foremost, but they also have other tasty breakfast fare as well as cheeseburgers, chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, and even chicken and waffles on the Kids Menu.
When to go: Kids 12 and under eat free from the Kids Menu on Thursdays. Get one free kids’ entree (drink not included) with each adult entree.

Humpty’s |

Humpty’s has 3 menus for your family to choose from: their Dinner Menu, their Feature Menu, and their Kids Menu. The Kids Menu has tons of options for breakfast foods like pancakes, french toast and omelettes, and other favourites like battered cod and chicken tenders. Non-breakfast meals (excluding pasta) come with a choice of fresh veggies, curly fries, fries, soup, Caesar or garden salad, and all meals come with a free drink.

When to go: On Fridays from 5 – 9 pm, children 10 and under qualify for one free child meal per adult meal valued at $11 or greater. Kids 10 and other also get a free entrée and drink or a kid’s sundae free on their birthday. Kids under two can get mashed potatoes and gravy or two mini cakes or a nappie of soup with crackers free with an adult entrée purchase every day.

Ricky’s Restaurants |

Ricky’s has all kinds of delicious meals for kids to try, including breakfast choices like pancakes, eggs, and bacon or waffles, or lunch and dinner options such as crispy prawns, fish and chips, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, and more. All kids meals come with a toy from the treasure chest and a drink. Lunch and dinner menu items also come with a choice of sides (fries, tossed salad, veggies & dip, mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables) and a build-your-own sundae at the end!
When to go: Kids 10 and under can join the Ricky’s Birthday Club, and will be e-mailed a coupon for a free Kids Meal two days before their birthday.

Costa Vida |

For fresh-made Mexican food, head to Costa Vida! Tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas (along with rice, beans, a sweet cinnamon tortilla, and small drink) make up the Kids Menu. For grownups, the sky’s the limit – add burritos, Baja bowls, nachos and salads, and you’ve got a taste of what you’ll find on the menu!

When to go: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal on Mondays.

Phil’s Family Restaurant |

Phil’s has been serving up delicious diner food to Calgarians since 1956. They’ve got breakfast any (and every) way you like it, as well as sandwiches and wraps, steaks and burgers, soups and salads, and Phil’s famous “Chubbies” –  medallions of pork, beef or chicken.
When to go: Kids eight years old and under receive complimentary dollar-size pancakes when dining with their parents every day. They also have free baby-sized plates of mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables with baby utensils.

Eggs & More |

Eggs & More really wasn’t kidding when they named their restaurant. Their huge menu includes a ton of egg-cellent breakfast dishes like omelettes, benedicts, skillets and bowls, but also has pancakes, waffles, burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pastas and more.
When to go: Kids eat free on Saturdays (one child per adult meal).

What’s your favourite restaurant to visit from our list? Did we miss any great spots to score a free Kids Meal in YYC? Let us know in the comments!


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