Dining with kids in Rochester, MN? There are many restaurants where kids can eat free on certain nights of the week. The following restaurants serve up tasty, kid-friendly cuisine in family-friendly surroundings at free or reduced prices. (Please note: the restaurants' special deals are subject to change.)  

 

Sunday

Grand Rounds

This #RochMN original is located on Historic Third street downtown. Come for the cheese curds and local beer, just make sure to stop on Sunday when kids eat free all day EVERY Sunday! One free kid’s meal per adult meal purchase of a regular sandwich, burger or entree for kids 12 and under. (Includes kid’s beverage.)

Whistle Binkies on The Lake and Whistle Binkies Olde World Pub

With great popcorn, a huge range of menu choices, and TWO Rochester, MN locations, Whistle Binkies Olde World Pub and Whistle Binkies On The Lake are already family favorites for watching the game or meeting up to celebrate a birthday. Even better--they offer a free breakfast buffet on Sundays from 10 AM – 1 PM for kids under 6 years old. 

 

Monday

Godfather’s Pizza

If you are in the mood for pizza, you’ve got some great options!  On Mondays from 5 PM – 7:30 PM, kids 10 and under eat free from the buffet with a paid adult. Godfather’s offers a huge salad bar and desserts for all ages in addition to its daily lunch buffet.

Broadway Bar and Pizza

The buffet at Broadway Bar and Pizza in Rochester MN is free for kids 12 & under, with a paying adult, every Monday from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. In addition to pizza, Broadway Pizza offers a unique kid-friendly dining experience and a menu variety sure to please everyone including appetizers, pastas, sandwiches, burgers, salads, desserts and a gluten-friendly menu.

HuHot Mongolian Grill 

Did you know you can create your own stir fry at HuHot and then be entertained while the “Grill Warriors” cook your food right in front of you? Grill meals for kids under 3 are free every day. On Mondays from 4 PM – 9 PM kids 10 and under eat for only $2.99 with the purchase of an adult meal. 

 

Tuesday

Hy-Vee North (37th Street) 

A great post-grocery shopping stop (when you’re too tired to cook all the food you just bought). Hy-Vee offers a free kids buffet for kids 12 and younger, Tuesdays, 4 PM – 8 PM, with the purchase of an adult dinner entree.  

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Rochester has two Perkins locations (North and South) where hungry families can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even (especially) dessert. There’s something on the Perkins menu for everyone in the family. Tuesdays and Saturdays after 4 PM, receive one free kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.

Chick-fil-A

Visit Rochester’s newly opened Chick-fil-A on Tuesdays for all kinds of free meals. On Tuesdays from 6:30 AM – 10 AM, request one free mystery entrée per person. If you haven’t been there yet, you’re missing out on the best lemonade in town!

Carlos O’Kelly’s 

Who’s hungry for tacos? Carlos O’ Kelly’s is a cantina chain serving classic Tex-Mex dishes in a modest setting with a casual vibe & a bar for mom and dad. Better still, they offer half-price kids’ meals with a paid adult all day on Tuesdays.

Denny’s

Another well-known diner-style classic, Denny’s locations (North and South) in Rochester offer breakfast for dinner and milkshakes in the morning--if that’s what you’re in the mood for! Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4 PM – 10 PM, kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree at this popular chain.

 

Wednesday

Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

Kids will love this old style saloon where you throw your peanut shells on the floor! On Wednesdays from 3 PM – 9 PM, one kid 12 and under eats free off the kid’s menu per paid adult.

Wildwood Sports Bar

With great food, plenty of TVs to go around and a casual dining atmosphere, this local sports bar might be your new family favorite. Every Sunday, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s restaurants serve award-winning ribs, chopped pork, beef brisket and other made-from-scratch items. Kids eat free all day Tuesday between 11 AM – 9 PM.  Receive one kid’s meal and drink free with the purchase of an adult meal.

 

Thursday

Denny’s

Another well-known diner-style classic, Denny’s locations in Rochester offer breakfast for dinner and milkshakes in the morning--if that’s what you’re in the mood for! Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4 PM – 10 PM, kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree at this popular chain.

 

Saturday

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Rochester has two Perkins locations (North and South) where hungry families can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even (especially) dessert. There’s something on the Perkins menu for everyone in the family. Tuesdays and Saturdays after 4 PM, receive one free kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.

 

Every Day

Victoria’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

Kids 10 and under eat free! Victoria’s is great for appealing to mom and dad with its amazing menu, ambiance, and decor, while also offering plenty of separate areas for different clientele. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.  Choices include buttered shells or spaghetti with meat sauce.

 

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