You've likely planned your Halloween costume carefully. And gosh, you spent some money on it, didn't you? Now it's time to score free breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert by wearing your new getup in public.
Most of the free food deals below apply to kids, but there are scary-good deals for adults, too.
Mimi's Cafe -- Arlington and Fort Worth
Mimi's Cafe offers a long-running deal on freebies this Halloween weekend. From Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct. 31, kids who order a kids meal will get free scoop of ice cream. The kids meal includes a variety of options such as macaroni and cheese, mini corn dogs, chocolate chip puppy dog griddlecakes or peanut butter and jelly crepes. During business hours Oct. 28-31 at 201 E. I-20 in Arlington and 5858 SW Loop 820 in Fort Worth.
Cicis -- more than 50 locations in D-FW
Cicis is also offering a big-deal deal: Costumed children ages 10 and under get free pizza buffet from Oct. 28-31. Yes, that means Superman can stuff his face with cheese bread. Elsa can get a plate full of macaroni and cheese pizza. And then they can go play in the arcade and give mom and dad a break. The deal is limited to one free kids buffet for every adult buffet and drink purchase. During business hours Oct. 28-31 at any of the dozens of Cicis in Dallas-Fort Worth. Find a Cicis here.
Super Chix -- Dallas and Richardson
Before you go trick-or-treating on Saturday, stop into Super Chix and they'll help you get a head start on that sugar rush. Super Chix is offering free custards to guests of any age who are wearing a Halloween costume on Saturday, Oct. 29. Custard choices are chocolate, vanilla or apple pie. Take this decision seriously: Super Chix's custard is darn good. From 11 a.m. to 11- p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at both restaurants: 14999 Preston Road in Dallas and 1551 East Renner Road in Richardson.
McAlister's Deli -- more than a dozen locations in D-FW
Kids ages 12 and under dressed in costume get a free item from the kids menu at McAlister's Deli on Oct. 29, 30 and 31. The deal is limited to two meals from the kids menu with purchase of an adult entree. Find a McAlister's Deli here.
El Chico -- more than a dozen locations in D-FW
Kids 12 and under eat free at every El Chico Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas-Fort Worth in Halloween. The catch? A costume. That shouldn't be hard, though. Your kid under age 12 has been wearing that thing for weeks, hasn't he? Available only to dine-in customers. Find one of the 13 El Chicos in North Texas here.
El Fenix -- more than 20 locations in D-FW
How about a sweet treat? The Dallas born 'n bred Tex-Mex restaurant El Fenix is giving away free ghost-shaped sopapillas at all El Fenix locations in Dallas-Fort Worth. Guests must purchase an entree to receive a free dessert, and it's for dine-in customers only. Find one of the 23 El Fenix restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area here.
IHOP -- 6 locations in D-FW
This is such a good deal, it's scary. IHOP restaurants are giving away free scary face pancakes to kids on Halloween. Unlike some of these other deals, which seem appropriate for lunch or dinnertime, IHOP's runs all day, meaning your kiddo could even go for breakfast. IHOP's scary face pancakes are a buttermilk pancake with a strawberry nose and whipped cream. Kids get a side of OREO cookies and candy corn for decoration ... before they eat the evidence. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at IHOP. Find an IHOP location here.