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13 restaurants in Canada where kids eat free

Tonight, dinner is on the house—at least it will be if you eat at one of these awesome restaurants where kids eat for free.

13 restaurants in Canada where kids eat free

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You deserve a break from cooking, and so does your wallet from all that spending. Here are the restaurants in Canada that offer a free meal for your hungry kid.

1. Denny's

What's better than pancakes for breakfast? Pancakes for dinner! Visit your local Denny's on a Tuesday and the kids (10 and younger) get a free meal from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is a limit of two free meals per visit.

2. Montana's

Make sure to ask for extra moist toilettes because your kids eat free on Tuesdays—bring on the ribs and wings. Montana's also treats your kid 12 years and younger with a free meal on their birthday.

3. Swiss Chalet

Do your kids love the special sauce at Swiss Chalet? Then you're in luck because once a week kids eat free at Swiss Chalet. The day of the week varies by location so call your local franchise and ask what day of the week you can save!

4. Ikea

After a long day of shopping with the family, make sure to stop by Ikea's cafeteria. You can get free baby food with any adult meal.

5. East Side Mario's

On Tuesdays, your kid's meal is only $2, but if you join the Mini Mario Club, your VIP membership gets you five free kids meals and five free chillers.

6. Pizza Hut


That next slice of pizza is free. Head to your local Pizza Hut for a free meal on Tuesdays. But make sure to call ahead because this deal varies by location.

7. Humpty's Restaurant

Are you ready for a fun Friday night? Enjoy a family dinner at Humpty's where kids 10 and younger eat for free between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

8. Mexicali Rosa's

Tacos aren't only for Tuesdays. Bring the kids in on Sunday and get a free kids meal with every adult entrée.

9. Pizza Pizza

Pizza Pizza knows the way to your child's heart...and belly! Treat them on their birthday with a free birthday meal—but first you have to join the kids club.

10. Crabby Joe's

After a long week, Sundays should be a day where everyone (including your wallet) relaxes, so bring the kids to Crabby Joe's where they will eat for free.

11. Lone Star Texas Grill


Birthdays are better when it's free, right? Join the Bronco Billy Birthday Club and your child, 12 or younger, can enjoy a free kid's meal on their birthday.

12. Jungle Jim's Eatery

OK, so kids don't eat free at Jungle Jim's, but kids pay based on their height on Tuesdays. So if your child is 120 cm tall, then their meals is just $1.20. What a steal!

13. Tennessee Tavern, Toronto

This rustic tavern just launched a weekend brunch deal where kids under 12 eat free. They can choose any mouthwatering item from the kids menu, including savoury options such as cheesy eggs, bacon & toast, petit french toast, or house-made corn dogs. Plus, what better place to brunch than on a hidden patio?

*All promotions vary by location, so be sure to contact your closest franchise before heading over for dinner.

This article was originally published on Apr 04, 2018

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