Five Family Restaurants That Offer Great Savings


Whether your kids are small or they’re a little more grown up, spending time out of the house as a family enjoying time together is important. Not only does going out for a meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) give you time to bond with the family, share stories and talk about your days, it also gives you the time to spend providing your undivided attention to your kids. It’s something your entire family needs, something that benefits all of you, and something that you will appreciate more and more as the kids grow older and more distant from home as they’re involved in their own lives. Unfortunately, eating meals out as a family is typically expensive, especially if you have more than one child. However, many of your favorite family chain restaurants offer coupons, discounts and great savings for families, and we’ve rounded up a few of the best offers for you and your family. No dishes, no clean up and no worry about anything other than spending some quality time with your family; and especially no worry about the bill once it arrives after you’re finished eating.


What we love about IHOP is the fact that it’s so family friendly. It’s not somewhere you go for a date night, it’s not extravagant and it’s not expensive by nature. It’s filled with families. It’s loud and they serve pancakes all day long, so you can go have breakfast any time of the day. It’s perfect for people with kids. The service is fast, so your kids have less time to become bored and tired of waiting (read: less time to begin acting up) and you don’t have to worry about being the only people in the restaurant with children present. What’s even better is that you can get on the internet and find IHOP coupons with a quick search so that you can enjoy free kids’ meals, free pancakes and even buy one get one offers when you’re dining in the restaurant. It’s a great way to save on family meals.

Perkins Family Restaurant

Perkins is another great family restaurant that serves breakfast all day, in addition to other menu options. If you head to the Perkins website and sign up for the Perks club with the restaurant, you will save big on your purchases while dining out. For example, you will get a 20% discount on your first meal as a Perks club member. Your kids will get free beverages and free treats with every kids meal as long as they are younger than 12. You will also receive discounts, coupons and special offers online, in the mail and throughout the year so that you can save on things that you want to eat when you visit Perkins. It’s a great deal since the club membership is free. You just have to remind your server you are part of the club each time you dine at Perkins to receive the great discounts.

TGI Fridays

They’re found all over the country, in airports, in malls and just about everywhere in between, and these restaurants aren’t just for the older crowd. This is a great place to take kids since the menu has a child’s option and it’s a nice, noisy restaurant where kids can make a little noise and enjoy themselves with the family. The restaurant offers coupons and discounts online. All you have to do is visit the TGI Fridays website and look for the special offers and coupon section to see what’s available and how it will help your family save the next time you want to go out to lunch or dinner. It’s also a viable option for anyone looking to travel and feed their kids in the middle of the airport. With discounts and coupons that offer anything from a free appetizer and dessert to buy one get one meals, you will save a bundle taking the entire family out to eat.


Most Applebees locations are typically child-friendly throughout the day and a bit more for the adult crowd once the kids are in bed. However, your kids will enjoy a meal here with their buy one get one appetizers, the kids menu and the large selection of family items. For example, parents will love the fact that drinks are buy one get one all day, every day in most locations. And with a menu as large as the one you will find here, it’s the perfect place to take the kids for lunch or an early dinner. By going online and visiting the website you can find coupons, discounts and specials. Additionally, local newspapers also offer the same coupons. If you sign up as an email customer of the Applebees, as well, you will receive coupons in your inbox.

Red Lobster

Owned by a major corporation with a number of other restaurants, Red Lobster is considered the family restaurant of all seafood restaurants. It’s a casual dining experience that offers food for the entire family. You will find that by signing up for their email list you will receive so many coupons and discounts that you won’t even be able to use them all. On your birthday, for instance, you will receive a special discount that can be used to lower the cost of your meal so that the entire family can go out and enjoy themselves. Red Lobster is also big on offering discounts around the holidays, such as free appetizers for club members, specials on entrees and several other options. You can find out what’s available now online. It’s always a good idea to check so that you know what you might be able to take advantage of when you go out to eat. Additionally, keep an eye on the mail since you will receive various offers and discounts throughout the year on your next purchase; it’s a great way to earn rewards and be rewarded while dining out with your family. Just be sure to order extra cheese bread; you’ll want a couple for yourself.

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