Kids are notoriously picky eaters. It can be tough convincing them to eat foods that aren’t shaped like nuggets! We’ve all experienced the frustration of paying for a meal that our child has barely nibbled at. Fortunately, there are quite a few restaurants in the region that offer free (or inexpensive) meals to kids as long as there is a paying adult to accompany them. Keep in mind these offers can change without notice, so it’s always a good idea to contact the restaurant in advance.

Here are some great places to take advantage of free or bargain meals for the kids. 

Daily

Denny’s: Kids eat free with a paying adult (must purchase an entree) after 4 p.m. 716-7272.

Golden Corral: Kids 3 and under always eat for free. (605) 399-2195.

HuHot: Kids 3 and under always eat for free; kids 4-10 are $4.99. (605) 791-5555.

IHOP: One free kid per adult after 4 p.m. (605) 341-4467.

Pizza Hut (W. Main St.): Free buffet for kids 3 and under. (605) 343-1511.

Pizza Ranch (Rapid City): Kids 3 and under always eat for free; kids 4-12 are 75¢ per year of age. (605) 791-5255.

Pizza Ranch (Sturgis): Kids 4 and under always eat for free; kids 5-8 are $4.99; kids 9-12 are $6.99. (605) 347-3400.

Sundays

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: One free kid per adult. (605) 791-5400.

Guadalajara (Spearfish): Kids 8 and under are 99¢. (605) 642-4765.

Pancheros: One free kid per adult. (605) 718-2251.

Fiesta Tequila: Kids eat for 99¢. (605) 348-4762.

Mondays

Texas Roadhouse: One free kid per adult. (605) 341-2901.

Buffalo Wings & Rings: One free kid per adult. (605) 791-9464.

Sickie’s Garage: Two free kids’ meals with ice cream cups per adult, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.) (605) 716-7690.

Tuesdays

Chili’s: Kids eat for 99¢. (605) 388-8100.

Perkins: One free kid per adult after 4 p.m. (605) 341-5225.

Ruby Tuesday: One free kid per adult. (605) 343-1700.

Wednesdays

Applebee’s: Kids eat for 99¢. (605) 394-0338.

Famous Dave’s: Kids eat for 99¢. (605) 341-2115.

Saturdays

Marlin’s: One free kid per adult. (605) 342-9456.

Z’Mariks Noodle Cafe: One free kid per adult with purchase of a large entree. (605) 721-3333.


UPDATED: June 2019