10 Places in Winnipeg Where Kids Can Eat for Free

10 Places in Winnipeg Where Kids Can Eat for Free

Growing up in the heart of Winnipeg, I’ve come to appreciate the city’s unique spots, including its family-friendly dining scene. 

In this article, we’ll take a local’s perspective and explore the fantastic places in Winnipeg where you and your kids can enjoy a delicious meal without straining your wallet. 

Our city is not only famous for its diverse culture and rich history but also for its hospitality, and that extends to the dining establishments here. 

Whether you’re a local, just visiting, or even just passing through Winnipeg, these eateries provide a warm welcome and a satisfying meal for your little ones. 

From hearty breakfast joints that make mornings a delight to casual spots, where you’ll find special kids-eat-free promotions served with a side of smiles, we’ve got you covered.

Join me on this culinary tour of Winnipeg’s dining spots, and let’s make mealtime a memorable and affordable experience for families in our wonderful city.

1. Denny’s

(Image from: Sandman Hotels)
LocationAddress: 1750 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0C7, Canada

Google Maps: Denny's

Contact DetailsPhone: +1 204-788-2016

Email: [email protected]

Operating HoursOpen 24 hours
Must-order from Kids Menu Food: Jr. Plant-Based Nuggets, Jr. Plant-Based Tenders, Jr. French Toast, Mac and Cheese, Jr. Grilled Cheese

Drinks: Jr. Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Jr. Mango Smoothie, Jr. Milkshake

Price$$ (Average)

Denny’s, a classic American diner right here in Winnipeg, is a family-friendly spot that guarantees a great meal for kids. 

With their “Kids Eat Free” offer every Tuesday between 4 pm and 10 pm, children aged ten and under can relish entrées from the kids’ menu with the purchase of a regular-priced adult entrée.

And remember this: You can get not one but two free kids’ meals!

(Image from: Google Reviews)

From fluffy pancakes to juicy burgers, Denny’s offers a variety of options to please even the pickiest eaters. The relaxed atmosphere and all-day breakfast menu make it a hit for families at any time of the day.

Please note that this is a dine-in-only offer, and if you’re thinking of extras or changes to the kid’s meal, there might be a little extra charge.

2. Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut
(Image from: Google Reviews)
  • 653 William Ave
  • 1910 Pembina Hwy
  • 1385 McPhillips St
  • 1341 Henderson Hwy
  • 3421 Portage Ave
  • 1925 Portage Ave
  • 1510 Plessis Rd Unit 3
  • 1067 Autumnwood Dr
  • Contact Details
  • 653 William Ave: +1 204-953-4150
  • 1910 Pembina Hwy: +1 204-953-4133
  • 1385 McPhillips St: +1 204-953-4129
  • 1341 Henderson Hwy: +1 204-953-4137
  • 3421 Portage Ave: +1 204-953-4124
  • 1925 Portage Ave: +1 204-953-4154
  • 1510 Plessis Rd Unit 3: +1 431-317-0589
  • 1067 Autumnwood Dr: +1 204-953-4142
  • Operating HoursMonday 10 AM–12 AM

    Tuesday 10 AM–12 AM

    Wednesday 10 AM–12 AM

    Thursday 10 AM–12 AM

    Friday 10 AM–12 AM

    Saturday 10 AM–12 AM

    Sunday 10 AM–12 AM

    Must-order from Kids Menu  Fun Baked Pasta Meal, Tasty Lasagne Meal, Mini Pizza Meal, Yummy Spaghetti Meal, Kid's Personal Pan Pizza
    Price$$ (Average)

    Pizza Hut is a go-to for families craving delicious pizza. Their kids-eat-free deal allows children under 10 to enjoy a personal pan pizza, a drink, and a side item without any cost while joining an adult’s meal purchase.

    Every Tuesday, you can receive one complimentary kids’ meal for one adult meal you order. However, it is worth noting that this offer is valid for dine-in only at any Pizza Hut Canada location.

    Pizza Hut
    (Image from: Google Reviews)

    And when it comes to us parents, Pizza Hut goes above and beyond by offering more than just pizza; their menu boasts a delightful array of options, from mouthwatering pasta to finger-licking WingStreet wings.

    It’s a culinary journey that caters to every family member’s taste buds.

    Plus, with a casual ambiance and the iconic red-roofed restaurant design, Pizza Hut creates a welcoming space for families to bond over cheesy slices. This makes the renowned restaurant a cherished hub of togetherness and flavor-filled adventures. 

    3. IHOP

    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    LocationAddress: 455 Sterling Lyon Pkwy, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1E9, Canada

    Google Maps: IHOP

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1 204-615-3001
    Operating HoursMonday 6:30 AM–9 PM

    Tuesday 6:30 AM–9 PM

    Wednesday 6:30 AM–9 PM

    Thursday 6:30 AM–9 PM

    Friday 6:30 AM–10 PM

    Saturday 6:30 AM–10 PM

    Sunday 6:30 AM–9 PM

    Must-order from Kids Menu  Happy Face Pancake Combo, Jr. Cupcake Pancake Combo, Jr. Chicken & Waffles, Silver 5, Jr. Chicken Strips Dinner, Jr. Cheeseburger
    Price$$ (Average)

    If you’re craving some fluffy pancakes and a delicious breakfast with your kids, then look no further than IHOP. 

    IHOP is a place loved for its mouthwatering breakfast goodies. And If you’ve got kids under 12, you’re in for a treat! 

    Kids under 12 get to relish a complimentary entrée from the kids’ menu with the purchase of an adult entrée. 

    (Image from: Google Reviews)

    So, here’s the scoop: Whenever you swing by IHOP between 4 pm and 8 pm, your kid can dive into a yummy “Made for Fun” menu entrée without costing you a dime. 

    All you need to do is order an adult entrée, and voilà — your little one’s meal is on the house.

    Above all that, IHOP’s breakfast options aren’t just limited to pancakes. Whether you’re a fan of classic omelets or you’re all about those stacks of pancakes, there’s something for everyone. 

    4. Humpty’s Big Plate Diner

    Humpty's Big Plate Diner
    (Image from: Red Deer)
    LocationAddress: 4900 McGillivray Blvd #2, Oak Bluff, MB R4G 0B7, Canada

    Google Maps: Humpty's Big Plate Diner

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1-204-895-0007

    Email: [email protected]

    Operating HoursMonday 7 AM–8:30 PM

    Tuesday 7 AM–8:30 PM

    Wednesday 7 AM–8:30 PM

    Thursday 7 AM–8:30 PM

    Friday 7 AM–8:30 PM

    Saturday 8 AM–8:30 PM

    Sunday 8 AM–8:30 PM

    Must-order from Kids Menu Food: Chicken Fingers, Humptysghetti, Wonderland Waffle, Mother Goose Toast, M&M Pancake, Fluffy Two Egg Omelette, Golden Egg Platter

    Drinks: Shelly Temple

    Price$$ (Average)

    Humpty’s is a local gem known for its welcoming atmosphere and comfort food. It offers a kids-eat-free promotion on Tuesdays and Thursdays as part of its family-friendly charm. 

    For every adult meal purchased, one child under ten can enjoy any entrée from our kids’ menu absolutely free with the purchase of one entrée valued at $11.00 or more from its regular-priced full menu! 

    It’s a great way to treat your family and introduce your little ones to classic Canadian dishes with a modern twist. The cozy ambiance and the joy of sharing delightful meals make Humpty’s a perfect spot for family outings.

    5. Hooters

    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    LocationAddress: 1501 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3L3, Canada

    Google Maps: Hooters

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1 204-774-9464

    Email: [email protected]

    Operating HoursMonday 11 AM–11 PM

    Tuesday 11 AM–11 PM

    Wednesday 11 AM–11 PM

    Thursday 11 AM–11 PM

    Friday 11 AM–12 AM

    Saturday 11 AM–12 AM

    Sunday 11 AM–11 PM

    Must-order from Kids Menu Kids Original Wings, Kids Cheeseburger, Kids Boneless Wings, Kids Grilled Cheese, Kids Mac & Cheese
    Price$$ (Average)

    Yes, even Hooters offers a kid-friendly deal! On weekends, the fun keeps rolling with a special treat for the little ones. 

    Kids under 10 are in for a delight — they can savor a free meal from the children’s menu alongside the purchase of an adult entrée. 

    (Image from: Google Reviews)

    While Hooters is famous for its wings and sports bar atmosphere, they’ve gone the extra mile to create a space that welcomes families. It’s a bit unexpected, but who could say no to a relaxed family meal?

    So, if you’re up for a bit of a twist and want to try something fun, Hooters might just be your spot. It’s not just about the food; it’s about sharing some good times with the family. 

    6. IKEA

    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    LocationAddress: 500 Sterling Lyon Pkwy, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1E7, Canada

    Google Maps: IKEA

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1 866-866-4532
    Operating HoursMonday 11 AM–5 PM

    Tuesday 11 AM–7 PM

    Wednesday 11 AM–7 PM

    Thursday 11 AM–7 PM

    Friday 11 AM–7 PM

    Saturday 10 AM–6 PM

    Sunday 10 AM–5 PM

    Must-order from Kids Menu Meatball Kids Menu, Veggie Ball Kids Menu, Plant Ball Kids Menu, Fish & Chips Kids Menu, Macaroni & Cheese Kids Menu
    Price$ (Cheap)

    IKEA, known for its furniture prowess, extends its charm to families with its “Kids Eat Free” deal. 

    Children under 12 enjoy complimentary combo meals on weekdays, featuring dishes like savory meatballs and satisfying pasta, ideal for recharging after a shopping spree. 

    The Smaland play area adds an extra layer of appeal, giving parents the freedom to browse while kids revel in the fun, making it an exceptional family outing.

    (Image from: IKEA Canada)

    But that’s not where the hospitality ends — the IKEA restaurant takes it a step further. Purchase any adult meal and receive free organic baby food, a thoughtful inclusion catering to the tiniest members of the family. 

    This attention to detail showcases IKEA’s dedication to providing an all-inclusive, family-friendly experience. Whether it’s shopping, dining, or leisurely strolling, IKEA proves its commitment to enhancing family moments in every way possible.

    7. Aaltos

    (Image from: Tourism Winnipeg)
  • 1415 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B2, Canada
  • 1405 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0K5, Canada

    Google Maps:

  • Aaltos Regent Ave
  • Aaltos St Matthews Ave
  • Contact DetailsPhone:
  • Regent Ave: +1 204-654-8490
  • St Matthews Ave: +1 204-789-8878
  • Operating HoursMonday 5–8:30 PM

    Tuesday 5–8:30 PM

    Wednesday 5–8:30 PM

    Thursday 5–8:30 PM

    Friday 5–8:30 PM

    Saturday 5–8:30 PM

    Sunday 5–8:30 PM

    Must-order from Kids Menu Oreo Cookie Pancake, Adventure Kids Pancake, Chocolate Mini Waffles, Cinnamon French Toast, Adventure Kids Classic, Splasher's Smashed Cheeseburger, Double Grilled Cheese Stack
    Price$$ (Average)

    Aaltos, a local buffet favorite, knows how to please families. With their kids-eat-free promotion on Sundays and the Adventure Kid’s Club, children aged nine and under can enjoy the buffet at no cost when accompanied by an adult.

    (Image from: Google Reviews)

    Upon signing up for the Adventure Kid’s Club, members aged nine and under receive a coupon for a Free Adventure Kid’s Meal. But the perks don’t stop there – Aaltos also offers the Treasure Trove Toy Card.

    After the 5th meal purchase, club members can receive a free toy at Splasher’s Treasure Trove. This wide variety of offerings, including salads, main courses, and delectable desserts, makes it the perfect spot for family gatherings.

    And don’t forget, for the lunch and dinner buffet, children under four years old dine for free anytime.

    8. Montana’s BBQ & Bar

    Montana's BBQ & Bar
    (Image from: Google Reviews)
  • 665 Empress St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3P7, Canada
  • 1574 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B4, Canada
  • 1221 St Mary's Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2M 5E5, Canada
  • 630 Sterling Lyon Pkwy, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1E9, Canada

    Google Maps:

  • 665 Empress St
  • 1574 Regent Ave W
  • 1221 St Mary's Rd
  • 630 Sterling Lyon Pkwy
  • Contact DetailsPhone:
  • 665 Empress St: +1 204-789-9939
  • 1574 Regent Ave W: +1 204-668-2723
  • 1221 St Mary's Rd: +1 204-254-2128
  • 630 Sterling Lyon Pkwy: +1 204-500-1210
  • Operating HoursMonday 11:30 AM–10 PM

    Tuesday 11:30 AM–10 PM

    Wednesday 11:30 AM–10 PM

    Thursday 11:30 AM–10 PM

    Friday 11:30 AM–11 PM

    Saturday 11:30 AM–11 PM

    Sunday 11:30 AM–10 PM

    Must-order from Kids Menu Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese, Cheesy Cheese Pizza, The New Beef Burger, Chicken Bites, Noodles Your Way, Pork Back Ribs, Fresh Bakes Cookie, Mini Ice Cream Sandwich
    Price$$ (Average)

    Montana’s is a haven for those seeking hearty BBQ and grill specialties in Winnipeg that stands out as a family-friendly dining destination. 

    When you’re looking for a place where kids can eat for free, mark your calendar for Tuesdays because Montana’s has a delightful offer in store. 

    Parents can treat themselves to mouthwatering adult entrées on these special days while their kids enjoy a complimentary meal.

    Montana's BBQ & Bar
    (Image from: Google Reviews)

    Montana’s menu is a treasure trove of flavors that cater to all tastes, making it an ideal place for families. From finger-licking ribs smothered in savory BBQ sauce to juicy burgers stacked high with toppings, every dish is a delight waiting to be savored. 

    The little ones will be thrilled by the choices, ensuring that even the pickiest eaters leave with full bellies and smiles on their faces.

    With its warm and rustic ambiance, Montana’s provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable family dinner, creating cherished moments that will linger long after the meal is over.

    9. Mongo’s Grill

    Mongo's Grill
    (Image from: Google Reviews)
  • 1570 Regent Ave W # 4, Winnipeg, MB R2C 2Y9, Canada
  • 1412 Ellice Ave C1, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0G4, Canada
  • 1721 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1V5, Canada

    Google Maps:

  • 1570 Regent Ave W # 4
  • 1412 Ellice Ave C1
  • 1721 Kenaston Blvd
  • Contact DetailsPhone:
  • 1570 Regent Ave W # 4 : +1 204-786-6646
  • 1412 Ellice Ave C1 : +1 204-772-2698
  • 1721 Kenaston Blvd : +1 204-488-1001

    Email: [email protected]

  • Operating HoursMonday 11 AM–9 PM

    Tuesday 11 AM–9 PM

    Wednesday 11 AM–9 PM

    Thursday 11 AM–9 PM

    Friday 11 AM–9 PM

    Saturday 11 AM–9 PM

    Sunday 11 AM–9 PM

    Must-order from Kids Menu Vegie Mongo, Shrimp Primavera, Kickin' Classic, Pad Thai, Mongolian Tacos, Pizza Wrap
    Price$$ (Average)

    Mongos is a distinctive dining destination specializing in customizable stir-fry bowls catering to individual preferences. 

    Its Tuesday promotion is especially noteworthy, as it presents an exceptional opportunity for families with young children. 

    Every Tuesday between 4 pm and 9 pm, Mongos extends a warm invitation to families, allowing children under the age of 10 to choose from an array of classic kids’ meals free of charge. 

    This initiative not only encourages families to explore interactive dining experiences but also ensures a delightful and memorable outing in a cozy ambiance.

    Mongo's Grill
    (Image from: Google Reviews)

    What sets Mongos apart even further is their generosity, as they go beyond the usual “one child per paying adult” policy standard at many restaurants. 

    Here, families can enjoy a 2-for-1 deal, meaning that for every paying adult, two children can indulge in complimentary meals. 

    This inclusive approach makes Mongos an excellent choice for families seeking both a delectable dining experience and a budget-friendly outing. 

    So, if you’re looking for a unique, healthy, and family-friendly dining destination, head to Mongos on a Tuesday for a delightful and wallet-conscious mealtime adventure.

    10. Perkins

    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    LocationAddress: 1615 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 5C6, Canada

    Google Maps: Perkins

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1 204-654-1441
    Operating HoursMonday 7 AM–8 PM

    Tuesday 7 AM–8 PM

    Wednesday 7 AM–8 PM

    Thursday 7 AM–8 PM

    Friday 7 AM–8 PM

    Saturday 7 AM–8 PM

    Sunday 7 AM–8 PM

    Must-order from Kids Menu Rainbow Pancakes, French Toast Tower, Perky Bear Pancakes, Silver Dollar Short Stack, City Slicker, Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Strips, Grilled Cheese
    Price$$ (Average)

    Perkins is an iconic diner-style restaurant that hosts a fantastic promotion every Tuesday that’s a treat for families. 

    During this special offer, known as Kid Perks Meal, parents can enjoy a meal from the regular menu, and their children, aged 12 and under, get to dine for free from the specially curated kids’ menu every Tuesday.

    Perkins has something for every member of the family, with a diverse menu that includes hearty breakfast platters and comforting homestyle dinners. 


    Image from: Google Reviews

    This promotion not only makes dining out affordable for families but also provides a perfect opportunity for quality bonding time over delicious food.

    The warm ambiance and tasty dishes create unforgettable family memories, especially on Tuesday evenings. It’s a chance to relish both scrumptious cuisine and cherished moments without straining your budget.