If you have kids, the good news is you don't have to cook on Tuesdays! Many Denver restaurants offer special "kids eat free" nights on Tuesdays. Adults must purchase a grown-up meal to qualify. Local '50s diner Gunther Toody's offers their special on Monday nights, while IHOP offers "kids eat free" specials every day from 3 p.m. - close.
Kids 10-and-under eat free from the kid's menu on select nights at participating restaurants from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. The special allows two kids meals with one paid adult meal.
Fazoli's offers kids' meals for $.99 on Tuesday nights from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., along with coloring sheets and other activities for kids. Two kids meals can be purchased for $.99 with each adult entree. Fazoli's has five metro Denver locations: Arvada, Aurora, Centennial, Littleton and Northglenn.
On Tuesdays, kids can eat free in the IKEA cafeteria, which offers traditional Swedish fare such as Swedish meatballs, as well as organic pasta and other entrees. The home-furnishing store also features a supervised children's play area called Småland for children who are potty trained.
- Lodo's Bar and Grill
On Wednesdays, kids can eat free all day with purchase of an adult meal at the Highlands Ranch location. The sports-themed restaurant features pub fare, as well as a rooftop patio.
- Lone Star
Kids eat free off the kids' menu on Tuesdays with purchase of dinner entree. Lone Star has four metro Denver locations: Brighton, Golden, Littleton and Thornton.
- Perkins Restaurant
Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. with purchase of adult entree. Perkins has one Denver location, and several locations in the Denver suburbs.
- Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
A franchise that opened in Denver in 2013, Taziki's offers Greek food such as gyros and other Mediterranean delicacies such as grilled fish and lamb. On Sundays and Mondays after 4 p.m., Taziki's offers families one free kids meal with purchase of an adult meal.
Please note: All programs, prices and details listed are subject to change without notice. Please call in advance to confirm participating restaurant details.
Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.