Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Lansing: 33+ Places to Go


Kids Eat Free in Restaurants all Over Lansing

It can get pretty spendy when going out to eat means feeding growing kids with stomachs like Mary Poppin’s carpet bag – bottomless. I’m guessing if my parents knew about ‘kids eat free’ we’d have had a lot more pop as kids. “We’ll just take water, thanks!”

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 and the list goes on.

If eating out is frequent in your week, meet your new best friend: Kids eat free promotions in Lansing.


Kids with Food Allergies 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.

**Severe Food Allergy Reminder: Not every location with a star offers allergy-friendly options for the top 8 food allergens. Please contact the restaurant directly to find out if they cater to your specific food allergy needs.

A blue star is next to the places that state they are allergy friendly.

Where Kids Eat Free, By Day 

Give Your Wallet a Break at these Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

We can’t get a good latte for much less than $5 anymore. So, it’s a big deal when kids can eat a whole meal for FREE or close to it. We are lucky to have a plethora of fun and delicious 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 from free to $5!


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. 


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

Monday Kids Eat Free

Buddies Pub & Grill
– 2040 N Aurelius Rd #13, Holt, MI 48842. Monday – Kids eat FREE with adult meal purchase from 4PM – 7PM.
– 3048 E Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 – Monday and Tuesday – 2 FREE kids meals with an adult meal purchase.


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


2970 Centre Blvd, Lansing, MI 48912

Cracker Barrel

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


608 Commercial Dr, Lansing, MI 48917

2285 Woodlake Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

8 thoughts on “Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Lansing: 33+ Places to Go”

  1. Cosmos no longer has free kids pizza on Sundays (it’s a couple days during the week now) so I think Creole and Punk Taco has changed as well. Also, Zaytoon is not open on Sundays on the west side.

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