Going Out to Eat is A Breeze When Kids Eat FREE

Kids Eat FREE in Lansing?! Who knew!?

As a kid, eating out was so rare for our family. Since during that time we had dial-up internet and I was paging friends from my long coiled wall-phone, it’s a safe bet the word wasn’t getting out that kids-eat-free specials even existed. I imagine it was tough for parents to take growing kids out to eat very often.

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Truth is, not much has changed – it’s still pretty spendy to take a family out to eat. But – it doesn’t have to be when you use our out-to-eat hack

Kids Eat Free In Lansing All Week Long

We can’t get a good latte for much less than $5 anymore. So, it’s a big deal that kids can eat a whole meal for FREE or close to it. We are lucky to have a plethora of fun options in Lansing and some are allergy-friendly!

Kids can try Pho’ at Nola Bistro, get a mini stack of pancakes at Good Truckn’ Diner, experience funky-fun masa creations at Punk Taco, and sit under the stars at El Azteco East and it’s all under $5!

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Cooking at home is always better on the budget but we all know that’s not always possible with the busy schedules we lead. Our kids have sports practices and games, plays and performances, holidays and celebrations – the list goes on!

Here’s a list of places ranging from chains to local favorites that won’t break the bank on those last-minute food runs, or planned nights out.

So, get your FREE on, Lansing and let’s get this out-to-eat hack started!

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Our List Includes Places Where Kids with Food Allergies Can Eat Free, Too

No child is left out in Lansing. Kids with food allergies eat FREE too!

In our family, the first priority when choosing a place to dine out is making sure it’s safe for my son’s food allergy needs. This can be tricky and scary sometimes. Thankfully, some of the below-listed restaurants go the extra mile when it comes to food allergies.

A blue star is next to the places that cater to kids with food allergies. 

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Lansing’s Kids Eat FREE List

OFFERS CHANGE OFTEN – PLEASE CHECK

Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. Please verify with the restaurants before you go.

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Monday
  • Buddies Pub & Grill

    Monday – Kids eat FREE with adult meal purchase from 4PM – 7PM.

    Location: Holt

    Monday and Tuesday – 2 FREE kids meals with an adult meal purchase.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Bravo

    Daily – Kids Create-Your-Own Pasta for $4.95.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Cracker Barrel

    Daily – Kids eat breakfast under $4 and lunch under $5.50.

    Locations: Lansing and Okemos

  • Culver’s

    Daily – Kids eat a FREE scoop of custard with each kid’s meal purchase.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • El Azteco

    Daily- Kids eat for $4 on the kid’s menu plus FREE chips and salsa for the whole table.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse

    Monday and Tuesday – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – close.

    Locations: West Lansing (Canal & West Saginaw) and Jackson

  • Good Truckin Diner

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 all day till close at 3 PM.

    Location: ReoTown Lansing

  • Grand Traverse Pie Company

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 on the kids menu.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • IHOP

    Daily – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – 10PM.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Nip N Sip

    Daily- Kids can choose options like a coney dog for $1.35 or build their own burger for $1.95. The whole family can eat for under $5 a piece.

    Location: North Lansing

  • Nola Bistro

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99 on the kids menu.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Olive Garden

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99.

    Location: Okemos

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Daily – Kids eat Grilled Cheese-a-roo – $5.45 and Mac-a-roo and Cheese – $5.99.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • P.F. Chang’s

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Picnic A Food Truck

    Daily- Kids eat for $5 on the kids menu.

    Location: Check each to see where they are parked today.

  • Punk Taco

    Daily – Kids eat for $3.50 on the kid’s menu.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • Red Robin

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Subway

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.49. Includes Sandwich, Apples, Milk.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.99. Choose from Chicken Shawarma, Shish Kafta, and Falafel. Ages 8 and under.

    Locations: West Lansing and Holt

Tuesday
  • Applebee’s Grill & Bar

    Tuesday – Kids eat for $0.99 on the hungry menu and $1.99 on the very hungry menu.

    Locations: South Lansing and Okemos

    Tuesday – Kids eat for $1.99 on the hungry menu and $2.99 on the very hungry menu.

    Locations: East Lansing and Charlotte

  • Bob Evans

    Tuesday – Kids eat FREE with the purchase of adult meals starting at 4 PM. Dine-in only and one-to-one meal ratio.

    Locations: South Lansing, West Lansing, and Dewitt

  • Buddies Pub & Grill

    Monday and Tuesday – 2 FREE kids meals with an adult meal purchase.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Bravo

    Daily – Kids Create-Your-Own Pasta for $4.95.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Cracker Barrel

    Daily – Kids eat breakfast under $4 and lunch under $5.50.

    Locations: Lansing and Okemos

  • Culver’s

    Daily – Kids eat a FREE scoop of custard with each kid’s meal purchase.

    Locations: All greater Lansing locations.

  • Denny’s

    Tuesday – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – 10PM.

    Locations: West Lansing, East Lansing, and Grand Ledge

  • El Azteco

    Daily- Kids eat for $4 on the kid’s menu plus FREE chips and salsa for the whole table.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Fazoli’s

    Tuesday – Kids eat for $0.99 from 5PM – 8PM.

    Location: South Lansing

  • Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse

    Monday and Tuesday – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – close.

    Locations: West Lansing (Canal & West Saginaw) and Jackson

  • Good Truckin Diner

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 all day till close at 3 PM.

    Location: ReoTown Lansing

  • Grand Traverse Pie Company

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 on the kids menu.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • IHOP

    Daily – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – 10PM.

    Location: East Lansing

  • McAlister’s Deli

    Tuesday- Kids eat FREE with any adult meal purchase starting at 5 PM.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Nip N Sip

    Daily- Kids can choose options like a coney dog for $1.35 or build their own burger for $1.95. The whole family can eat for under $5 a piece.

    Location: North Lansing

  • Nola Bistro

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99 on the kids menu.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Olive Garden

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99.

    Location: Okemos

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Daily – Kids eat Grilled Cheese-a-roo – $5.45 and Mac-a-roo and Cheese – $5.99.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • P.F. Chang’s

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Picnic A Food Truck

    Daily- Kids eat for $5 on the kids menu.

    Location: Check each to see where they are parked today.

  • Punk Taco

    Daily – Kids eat for $3.50 on the kid’s menu.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • Red Cedar Grill

    Tuesday – Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult entree.

    Location: Williamston

  • Red Robin

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Subway

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.49. Includes Sandwich, Apples, Milk.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • Texas Roadhouse

    Tuesdays – Kids eat FREE from 4 to close.

    Location: South Lansing

  • Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.99. Choose from Chicken Shawarma, Shish Kafta, and Falafel. Ages 8 and under.

    Locations: West Lansing and Holt

Wednesday
  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    Wednesdays and Sundays – Kids eat for $2.49 when you dine-in.

    Locations: West Lansing and East Lansing

  • Bravo

    Daily – Kids Create-Your-Own Pasta for $4.95.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Cracker Barrel

    Daily – Kids eat breakfast under $4 and lunch under $5.50.

    Locations: Lansing and Okemos

  • Culver’s

    Daily – Kids eat a FREE scoop of custard with each kid’s meal purchase.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • El Azteco

    Daily- Kids eat for $4 on the kid’s menu plus FREE chips and salsa for the whole table.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Flap Jack Shack

    Wednesday-  Kids Eat Free all day.

    Location: DeWitt

  • Good Truckin Diner

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 all day till close at 3PM.

    Location: ReoTown Lansing

  • Grand Traverse Pie Company

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 on the kids menu.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • IHOP

    Daily – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – 10PM.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Logan’s Roadhouse

    Wednesday – Kids eat FREE all day.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Nip N Sip

    Daily- Kids can choose options like a coney dog for $1.35 or build their own burger for $1.95. The whole family can eat for under $5 a piece.

    Location: North Lansing

  • Nola Bistro

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99 on the kids menu.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Olive Garden

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99.

    Location: Okemos

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Daily – Kids eat Grilled Cheese-a-roo – $5.45 and Mac-a-roo and Cheese – $5.99.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • P.F. Chang’s

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Picnic A Food Truck

    Daily- Kids eat for $5 on the kids menu.

    Location: Check each to see where they are parked today.

  • Punk Taco

    Daily – Kids eat for $3.50 on the kid’s menu.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • Red Robin

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Subway

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.49. Includes Sandwich, Apples, Milk.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • Qdoba

    Wednesday – Burritos are $4.95. Feed the whole family for $5 a piece.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.99. Choose from Chicken Shawarma, Shish Kafta, and Falafel. Ages 8 and under.

    Locations: West Lansing and Holt

  • Zoup

    Wednesday – Kids eat with any adult meal purchase.

    Locations: Downtown Lansing

Thursday
  • Bravo

    Daily – Kids Create-Your-Own Pasta for $4.95.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Cracker Barrel

    Daily – Kids eat breakfast under $4 and lunch under $5.50.

    Locations: Lansing and Okemos

  • Culver’s

    Daily – Kids eat a FREE scoop of custard with each kid’s meal purchase.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • El Azteco

    Daily- Kids eat for $4 on the kid’s menu plus FREE chips and salsa for the whole table.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Good Truckin Diner

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 all day till close at 3PM.

    Location: ReoTown Lansing

  • Grand Traverse Pie Company

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 on the kids menu.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • IHOP

    Daily – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – 10PM.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Nip N Sip

    Daily- Kids can choose options like a coney dog for $1.35 or build their own burger for $1.95. The whole family can eat for under $5 a piece.

    Location: North Lansing

  • Nola Bistro

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99 on the kids menu.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Olive Garden

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99.

    Location: Okemos

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Daily – Kids eat Grilled Cheese-a-roo – $5.45 and Mac-a-roo and Cheese – $5.99.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • P.F. Chang’s

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Picnic A Food Truck

    Daily- Kids eat for $5 on the kids menu.

    Location: Check each to see where they are parked today.

  • Punk Taco

    Daily – Kids eat for $3.50 on the kid’s menu.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • Red Robin

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Subway

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.49. Includes Sandwich, Apples, Milk.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.99. Choose from Chicken Shawarma, Shish Kafta, and Falafel. Ages 8 and under.

    Locations: West Lansing and Holt

Friday
  • Bravo

    Daily – Kids Create-Your-Own Pasta for $4.95.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Cracker Barrel

    Daily – Kids eat breakfast under $4 and lunch under $5.50.

    Locations: Lansing and Okemos

  • Culver’s

    Daily – Kids eat a FREE scoop of custard with each kid’s meal purchase.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • El Azteco

    Daily- Kids eat for $4 on the kid’s menu plus FREE chips and salsa for the whole table.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Good Truckin Diner

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 all day till close at 3PM.

    Location: ReoTown Lansing

  • Grand Traverse Pie Company

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 on the kids menu.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • IHOP

    Daily – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – 10PM.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Nip N Sip

    Daily- Kids can choose options like a coney dog for $1.35 or build their own burger for $1.95. The whole family can eat for under $5 a piece.

    Location: North Lansing

  • Nola Bistro

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99 on the kids menu.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Olive Garden

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99.

    Location: Okemos

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Daily – Kids eat Grilled Cheese-a-roo – $5.45 and Mac-a-roo and Cheese – $5.99.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • P.F. Chang’s

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Picnic A Food Truck

    Daily- Kids eat for $5 on the kids menu.

    Location: Check each to see where they are parked today.

  • Punk Taco

    Daily – Kids eat for $3.50 on the kid’s menu.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • Red Robin

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Subway

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.49. Includes Sandwich, Apples, Milk.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.99. Choose from Chicken Shawarma, Shish Kafta, and Falafel. Ages 8 and under.

    Locations: West Lansing and Holt

Saturday
  • Bravo

    Daily – Kids Create-Your-Own Pasta for $4.95.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Cracker Barrel

    Daily – Kids eat breakfast under $4 and lunch under $5.50.

    Locations: Lansing and Okemos

  • Culver’s

    Daily – Kids eat a FREE scoop of custard with each kid’s meal purchase.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • El Azteco

    Daily- Kids eat for $4 on the kid’s menu plus FREE chips and salsa for the whole table.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Good Truckin Diner

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 all day till close at 3PM.

    Location: ReoTown Lansing

  • Grand Traverse Pie Company

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 on the kids menu.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • IHOP

    Daily – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – 10PM.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Nip N Sip

    Daily- Kids can choose options like a coney dog for $1.35 or build their own burger for $1.95. The whole family can eat for under $5 a piece.

    Location: North Lansing

  • Nola Bistro

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99 on the kids menu.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Olive Garden

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99.

    Location: Okemos

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Daily – Kids eat Grilled Cheese-a-roo – $5.45 and Mac-a-roo and Cheese – $5.99.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • P.F. Chang’s

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Picnic A Food Truck

    Daily- Kids eat for $5 on the kids menu.

    Location: Check each to see where they are parked today.

  • Punk Taco

    Daily – Kids eat for $3.50 on the kid’s menu.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • Red Robin

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Steak ‘n Shake

    Saturday and Sunday – Kids eat FREE all day.

    Locations: South Lansing and West Lansing

  • Subway

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.49. Includes Sandwich, Apples, Milk.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.99. Choose from Chicken Shawarma, Shish Kafta, and Falafel. Ages 8 and under.

    Locations: West Lansing and Holt

Sunday
  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    Wednesdays and Sundays – Kids eat for $2.49 when you dine-in.

    Locations: West Lansing and East Lansing

  • Bravo

    Daily – Kids Create-Your-Own Pasta for $4.95.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Claddagh Irish Pub

    Sunday – Kids eat FREE until 3 PM with an adult purchase. Ages 10 and under.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Cracker Barrel

    Daily – Kids eat breakfast under $4 and lunch under $5.50.

    Locations: Lansing and Okemos

  • The Creole

    Sunday – Kids eat FREE after 3pm.

    Daily- Kids eat for $5.99 on the kid’s menu.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • The Cosmos

    Sunday- Kids eat a FREE kids pizza with the purchase of any gourmet pizza. Dine-in only. Kids 12 years old and under.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • Culver’s

    Daily – Kids eat a FREE scoop of custard with each kid’s meal purchase.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • El Azteco

    Daily- Kids eat for $4 on the kid’s menu plus FREE chips and salsa for the whole table.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Good Truckin Diner

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 all day till close at 3PM.

    Location: ReoTown Lansing

  • Grand Traverse Pie Company

    Daily – Kids eat for $4 on the kids menu.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • IHOP

    Daily – Kids eat FREE from 4PM – 10PM.

    Location: East Lansing

  • Los Tres Amigos

    Sunday – Kids eat for $1.99 all day.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • Nip N Sip

    Daily- Kids can choose options like a coney dog for $1.35 or build their own burger for $1.95. The whole family can eat for under $5 a piece.

    Location: North Lansing

  • Nola Bistro

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99 on the kids menu.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Olive Garden

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.99.

    Location: Okemos

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Daily – Kids eat Grilled Cheese-a-roo – $5.45 and Mac-a-roo and Cheese – $5.99.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • P.F. Chang’s

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: Eastwood Towncenter

  • Picnic A Food Truck

    Daily- Kids eat for $5 on the kids menu.

    Location: Check each to see where they are parked today.

  • Punk Taco

    Daily – Kids eat for $3.50 on the kid’s menu.

    Location: Old Town Lansing

  • Relli’s Sports Bar

    Sunday – Kids eat for $1.29 with an adult meal purchase.

    Location: DeWitt

  • Red Robin

    Daily – Kids eat for $5.95 or under.

    Location: West Lansing

  • Steak ‘n Shake

    Saturday and Sunday – Kids eat FREE all day.

    Locations: South Lansing and West Lansing

  • Subway

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.49. Includes Sandwich, Apples, Milk.

    Locations: All Greater Lansing locations.

  • Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

    Daily – Kids eat for $4.99. Choose from Chicken Shawarma, Shish Kafta, and Falafel. Ages 8 and under.

    Locations: West Lansing and Holt

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Where Do Your Kids Love Eating Out in Lansing?

Did we miss something? Have a place to add where kids eat free that your kiddos love? Comment below and we’ll get it on the list for more families to enjoy.

Happy FREE Dining!