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We’re all about the Halloween freebies and deals, and one of the more consistent Halloween things we can count on is a free pancake at IHOP.

The IHOP Scary Face Pancake was on the IHOP menu for a couple of weeks before Halloween, but on Oct. 29, 2021, it was totally free. No costume required.

Here’s what you need to know:


The ‘Scary Face’ pancake was free for kids Oct. 29, 2021 only.

little boy giving thumbs up next to ihop scary face pancakes

The free IHOP Scary Face pancake was available on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for kids 12 and under. In the past, we’ve only seen it run for one day.

The face featured a candy corn smile, mini Oreos for the eyes, and a strawberry nose.

All you had to do was go in restaurant and ask for your free IHOP Scary Face pancake for your kiddo.


You can only get your free IHOP Halloween pancake when dining at the restaurant.

outside ihop restaurant

In 2020, you could get the free Halloween pancake at IHOP.com with a coupon code. In 2021, you had to go in store. But hey, at least the costume is optional.



The IHOP Mr. Mummy Pancake promotion didn’t run in 2021.

A close-up of a Mr. Mummy pancake from IHOP.

In 2020, IHOP offered a free Mr. Mummy pancake for kids from Oct. 26 – 30. We might see this again in 2022, but don’t expect a multi-day promotion this year.

If you want to know all the best ways to save at IHOP, be sure to check out our IHOP hacks to earn your way to free stacks of pancakes.

Get a Free IHOP Scary Face Pancake This Halloween Season