Being that I am a mother of four boys, I know how expensive it can be to eat out. There are some days when I just don’t feel like cooking, or there are those special occasions like birthdays when you want someone else to cook for you. My family doesn’t get to eat out very often because of the cost of taking six people to dinner. However, I have found a way to make eating out in Missoula a little more affordable for those of us with kids. Here are five Missoula restaurants that offer free or cheap kid’s meals.

Applebee’s – On Tuesdays kids eat for just 99 cents all day.

Perkin’s – On Wednesdays kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entre from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

IHOP – Every day of the week kids eat free from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., limited to one child per adult.

Denny’s – On Tuesdays and Saturdays kids eat free from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., limited to one child per adult.

HuHot Mongolian Grill – On Wednesdays kids under 10 eat free after 4 p.m., limited to one child per adult meal purchase.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.