11 Things Kids Can Eat During IHOP Kids Eat Free Days

Posted on: February 28th, 2020 by

IHOP restaurants have been around for nearly 60 years. With a location in almost every community and most open from breakfast to midnight daily, it’s no wonder that IHOP is popular among parents. What makes it an even bigger hit with families is that at least once a week there are IHOP Kids Eat Free Days. 

 

For families that want an easy option for dining out and a budget-friendly one too, you can’t go wrong taking the kids to IHOP. But what can kids eat for free at IHOP? 

 

We had a feeling you would want to know. Based on the popularity of our Applebee’s Kids Menu blog post I decided it was time to investigate just what is on the IHOP Kids Menu. My husband and I grabbed the kids and headed off to our local IHOP in Mays Landing. We took advantage of one of their Kids Eat Free nights to have a meal out and do some delicious research all while saving money. (Bonus for mom, IHOP has gluten-free Belgian waffles. Yum Yum.)

 

IHOP Kids Eat Free Days

 

IHOP Kids Menu for IHOP Kids Eat Free Days and Any Day

Whether you are visiting IHOP for a Kids Eat Free day or not, you probably know kids can order breakfast from the kids menu at any time. However, to help simplify what kids can order at IHOP I thought it would be easier to sort the kids menu options by type of entrees.

 

IHOP welcomes guests 12 and under to order from the Kids Menu.

 

IHOP kids menu is also listed on the regular menu.

 

Breakfast Items on the IHOP Kids Menu

Silver 5

  • Regular cost $5.49 – $5.69
  • 460 – 540 Calories

 

A perfect portion for little ones. Five silver dollar-sized buttermilk pancakes served with a scrambled egg and crispy hickory-smoked bacon strips or pork sausage links. This is what my youngest ordered on our visit.

 

The Silver 5 from the IHOP Kids Menu

 

Junior Chicken and Waffles

  • Regular cost $5.99
  • 560 Calories

 

This IHOP kids breakfast option includes two buttermilk crispy chicken breast strips and 2 Belgian waffle quarters.

 

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Junior Cupcake Pancake Combo

  • Regular cost $5.79
  • 560 – 640 Calories

 

A sweet breakfast and dessert in one. Your kids will get one buttermilk pancake filled with festive rainbow sprinkles and topped with cupcake icing and even more sprinkles! It’s served with 1 piece of bacon, 1 sausage, and 1 scrambled egg.

 

The meat choice can be customized to include 

  • 1 Hickory-Smoked Bacon Strip and 1 Pork Sausage Link
  • 2 Hickory-Smoked Bacon Strips
  • 2 Pork Sausage Links

 

You can also order this kids meal with no icing, sprinkles, or whipped topping.

 

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Junior Churro Pancake Combo

  • Regular cost $5.79
  • 650 – 820 Calories

 

IHOP’s Junior Churro Pancake Combo comes with a pancake decorated with whipped cream, syrup and bite-size churros. It also includes 1 scrambled egg, 1 bacon strip and 1 pork sausage link. 

 

The meat choice can be customized to include 

  • 1 Hickory-Smoked Bacon Strip and 1 Pork Sausage Link
  • 2 Hickory-Smoked Bacon Strips
  • 2 Pork Sausage Links

 

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Fancy Face Pancake Combo

  • Regular cost $5.99
  • 540 – 720 Calories

 

IHOP’s Fancy Face Pancake Combo comes with a chocolate chip pancake decorated with whipped cream, cherries and chocolate chips to look like a face. It also includes 1 scrambled egg, 1 bacon strip and 1 pork sausage link. 

 

The meat choice can be customized to include 

  • 1 Hickory-Smoked Bacon Strip and 1 Pork Sausage Link
  • 2 Hickory-Smoked Bacon Strips
  • 2 Pork Sausage Links

 

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Junior French Toast Combo

  • Regular cost $5.99
  • 530 – 710 Calories

 

The Junior French Toast Combo is served with 1 piece of French Toast (cut in half), 1 scrambled egg, 1 bacon strip & 1 pork sausage link.

 

The meat choice can be customized to include 

  • 1 Hickory-Smoked Bacon Strip and 1 Pork Sausage Link
  • 2 Hickory-Smoked Bacon Strips
  • 2 Pork Sausage Links

 

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Lunch & Dinner Items on the IHOP Kids’ Menu

Chicken Nuggets

  • Regular cost $5.69
  • 720 Calories

 

When your kids order chicken nuggets at IHOP they will get five nuggets made with chicken breast and whole grains and served with Mott’s Applesauce, a side of buttered corn and ranch dressing for dipping. The Mott’s Applesauce comes in a prepacked individual serving size container.

 

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Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

  • Regular cost $5.59
  • 370 Calories

 

Kids love Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and at IHOP kids can order it for lunch or dinner. Mott’s Applesauce is included as a side dish. The Mott’s Applesauce comes in a prepacked individual serving size container.

 

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Regular cost $5.79
  • 370 Calories

 

IHOP grilled cheese sandwiches are served with Mott’s Applesauce. The Mott’s Applesauce comes in a prepacked individual serving size container.

 

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Junior Cheeseburger

  • Regular cost $6.29
  • 450-500 Calories

 

The Junior Cheeseburger for kids at IHOP includes an all-natural, Black Angus steakburger topped with American cheese on a brioche bun. Served with Mott’s Applesauce in a prepacked individual serving size container.

 

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Junior Chicken Strip Dinner

  • Regular cost $5.99
  • 680 Calories

 

Two buttermilk crispy chicken breast strips served with real buttered corn and a side of ranch dressing.

 

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Drink Options for Kids

Kids drinks are not included with kids meals. At the time of our visit they were $1.89 each.

  • 2% Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Juice

 

Girl eating at IHOP

 

Special Holiday Items on the IHOP Kids Menu

While it’s not currently Christmastime we couldn’t tell you all about the IHOP Kids Menu and not include details about what IHOP usually offers kids during the holidays.

 

IHOP loves the holidays. Last year, IHOP had Elf on the Shelf entree options on their kids menu and yes they were available during IHOP Kids Eat Free days.

  • Little Elves Combo
  • Little Elves Merry Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

 

Elf on the Shelf menu options at IHOP

 

Gluten-Free options at IHOP

The following items are available on the IHOP Gluten-Free menu. I believe your kids can request them to substitute for traditional items on the kids menu. It never hurts to ask.

  • Gluten-free pancakes
  • Gluten-free Belgian waffles
  • Gluten-free burgers

 

IHOP Gluten Free Belgian Waffles with strawberries

IHOP Gluten Free Belgian Waffles with strawberries

 

When can kids eat free at IHOP?

Kids Eat Free Days vary by location. There are some IHOP locations that offer kids eat free days every day and others that offer it during certain days. If you’re in New Jersey visit our guide to New Jersey Kids Eat Free Restaurants for a schedule of participating IHOP locations in New Jersey. If you are outside of New Jersey visit the IHOP location finder to see the schedule for the location nearest you. 

 

Before ordering please confirm with your server how many adult meals need to be ordered to take advantage of the kids eat free offer for your child(ren).

 

IHOP logo on wall of IHOP restaurants

 

IHOP Kids Eat Free Schedule

We always recommend contacting your local IHOP first, but past experience has shown that most IHOPs have kids eat free days on these days.

  • National Pancake Day, February 25 – Usually limited to free pancakes only
  • Halloween (when dressed in costume)
  • Birthdays – Sign the kids up for MyHop and they can get free pancakes on their birthday.
  • New Kids Movie Releases – IHOP will sometimes run a special kids entree and kids eat free days when a new family movie is released.

 

three boys sit in a booth at an IHOP restaurant in New Jersey

 

What else can you expect during IHOP Kids Eat Free Days?

Some IHOP locations go all out for their Kids Eat Free days. They have characters, face painters, and special activities. Call ahead of time to your local location or just show up and see what happens. Since IHOP Kids Eat Free Days are very popular make sure you allow enough time to account for delays in being seated or served. Once seated, have the kids flip over their kids menu to reveal games and activities families can do together as they wait.

 

The IHOP kids menu has madlibs on the backside.

The IHOP kids menu has madlibs on the backside.

 

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Looking for more restaurants in New Jersey that offer kids eat free days? Visit our guide to Over 150 New Jersey Kids Eat Free Restaurants Families Will Love.

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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