Every dollar counts, right? Especially when you have more than one child. Keep a couple extra dollars in your wallet when you’re on the go: here’s where and when kids eat free in Delaware restaurants.
I’ve been sitting on this post for a while, trying to make it a really comprehensive list. What I’ve learned is this: not nearly so many restaurants offer kids eat free deals as they used to, and many only offer them for a limited time. Also, when you’re dealing with a franchise chain, not every location in that chain opts into nationally advertised deals.
In my efforts to confirm who does and who doesn’t, I kept having to delete some options because they would have expired. I’m now accepting that this will have to be a living, breathing document in need of ongoing updating, but I wanted to post what I can now so you can take advantage of these deals while they last.
After all, back to school season is expensive, and once kids become older they seemingly develop hollow legs and toes, capable of storing pounds and pounds of food. That can make eating out seriously pricey, especially if you have multiple eating machines.
Here are Delaware restaurants that we’ve confirmed currently offer kids eat free (or cheap) deals, but again, keep in mind that these can change at any time. Check before you go! And bookmark this page for easy reference.
When and Where Kids Eat Free in Delaware
Kids 12 and under eat free from the “Made for Fun” kid’s menu at IHOP, 4 to 10pm every day through September 25th at participating restaurants.
Every Sunday in September, kids get a free kid’s meal when you buy a burrito, bowl, an order of tacos or salad. Plus it comes with a nifty Dragons Love Tacos activity sheet.
Kids eat free Tuesdays 4 to 10pm. AND, they can try the new buttermilk stacks on the kids’ menu for free all through September as part of the Free Pancakes for Kids promotion.
Catherine Rooney’s in Wilmington
Kids 10 and under eat free with purchase of adult meal Sunday from 3 to 8pm, includes Yatz’s water ice.
On Kids Eat Free Sundays, kids get a free kids’ meal with purchase of an adult entrée.
Kids 10 and under eat free on Mondays from 4pm to close PLUS you get to see Jungle John perform balloon artistry from 5:30 to 7:30.
Newark: Kids eat free all day Monday with purchase of adult meal.
Lewes: Kids eat free from the kid’s menu Monday from 5pm to close with purchase of adult meal.
Kids eat free Mondays through the summer, I’ll check back on this one later on.
Kids eat free Tuesday nights from 5pm to close.
Confirmed in Newark, Dover and Lewes: Kids eat free all day Tuesday with purchase of adult entree.
Kids eat free Wednesdays from 4 to 10pm.
Kids eat for half price ($2.50) all day Saturday.
Kids can get a cupcake for $1 from 2:30 to 5pm weekdays.
(I feel like I also need to share that everybody can get a cupcake for $2 on Tuesdays, and a cannoli for $1 on Wednesdays. GET YOU SOME.)
Unless otherwise noted, it’s safe to assume that kids eat free deals refer to:
- kids 12 and under
- dining in
- choosing from the kids’ menu
- one free meal for every adult meal purchased
- drinks not included
- not valid with any other coupons or discounts
If you know of any other Kids Eat Free in Delaware promotions, let me know and I will add them!