It has probably already occurred to you that today’s email revolves around a certain theme. And no, it isn’t pumpkin spice. Every post today has a different deals take on Halloween. After all, cramming everything into one post would just be a tiresome read. And even with falling back an hour due to Daylight Savings Time ending this weekend, nobody has time to wade through that long of a post. Therefore, all the restaurant-related deals for Halloween are housed here in this roundup post. Happy Halloween, and enjoy:
Kids Eat FREE
Not surprisingly, most of these deals have one thing in particular in common – the kids eat dinner for FREE.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: From October 31 through November 2, you can enjoy a FREE kids meal with the purchase of any adult entree. Since you’re likely going to be busy trick-or-treating Friday night, Carrabba’s extends the freebie through the full weekend.
IHOP: From 7 a.m. until 10 p.m, children ages 12 and under can enjoy a FREE “Scary Face” buttermilk pancake at participating IHOP restaurants. The meal comes with whipped topping for the eyes and smile, plus a strawberry nose. The waitress will hand your kid a kit of toppings (candy corn and mini Oreo cookies) to finish the look. There’s no purchase necessary, Mom, but yah, you have to dine in.
Olive Garden – Of course, Carrabba’s is matched by Olive Garden in the constant battle for top Italian family restaurant, and we don’t play favorites. Olive Garden’s FREE kids meal does require a coupon, which you can get by clicking here. Costumes are welcome for the kids.
Outback Steakhouse – Halloween means FREE kids meals in the restaurant down under. Kids will get a FREE meal with the purchase of any adult entree.
Grown Up Restaurant Deals
Of course, not all Halloween restaurant deals involve kids meals. If you want to leave the candy bowl sitting on the porch and go enjoy an adult evening, here’s two great places to do so:
Edelweiss – You can join the restaurant at the German American Klub for a ghoulish time with some freaky Friday night dinner specials. While supplies last, you can wear a costume to claim a FREE beer boot stein. There will be plenty of treats to go around Halloween night.
Nightmare on Meridian – Okay, this one isn’t a single restaurant. It’s a pub crawl downtown at restaurants including Tiki Bob’s, Howl at the Moon, Revel Nightclub & Lounge, Subterra Lounge, Buffalo Wild Wings, Taps and Dolls, Tow Yard Brewery, Kilroys Bar & Grill, and Social. It’s quite possibly the hottest Halloween Pub Crawl around, and is perfect for adults who want to have a wild and fun time in costume on the town. You can purchase tickets online for $25 (plus a $3.18 fee). Considering that price buys your admission, three drink tickets, FREE cover, and entry into the costume contests at participating locations, it’s a pretty awesome price. If you wish to indulge further while you’re there, you can enjoy drink specials at each of the participating restaurants.
Trick or Treat, the Indoor Way
Some of our malls have already held their Halloween activities, but count on these locations to participate in the trick-or-treating activities on Friday:
Castleton Square Mall: 6 to 8 pm, merchants throughout the mall are giving out candy treats the the kiddies.
Greenwood Park Mall: Kidgits Halloween takes place from 6 to 8 pm. The program has planned some special activities for the younger set.
Washington Square Mall: Come bring your family for safe, dry, warm trick or treating at participating stores. There will be music and fun times for all. (Children older than 13, no masks please.)