Denny's Complete Skillet Meals filling up my hungry boys - review

I don't know about you, but some nights I just don't want to cook. Maybe I have had a long day or I have no inspiration in the kitchen. It doesn't matter the reason, but I want someone to place full meal on a table in front of me. Since I have a whole family to feed, eating dinner out can put a dent in our weekly budget. Plus, the copious amounts of food that my kids can eat (did I mention that they are growing athletes) means that a little plate isn't going to make the grade.

Denny's has a new menu option, the Complete Skillet Meals, that fills up the family without draining my wallet. This meal includes three courses and a starting price of just $8.99. Very few restaurants can offer that amount of food at such a competitive price.

Here's how a Complete Skillet Meal works. First, customers choose a starter. Options includes a cup of soup, Denny's garden or Caesar salad, or seasonal fruit. Next comes the skillet option. Six dishes include Prime Rib Loaded Potato Skillet, Country-Fried Steak Skillet, Chicken Loaded Potato Skillet,Pot Roast Skillet, Bacon Chipotle Chicken Skillet and the Hash Skillet. Of course, a meal isn't complete without the dessert. Choices include Mini Apple Crisp,Mini Banana Split, Pecan Pie or Denny’s famous Pancake Puppies® Sundae.

After looking at the various choices, guests can create up to 100 possible meal combinations. With those odds, everyone can find a meal that will fit their flavor profile.  My choice of Complete Skillet Meal included a Denny's salad, Bacon Chipotle Chicken Skillet and the Pancake Puppies Sundae (yes I'm a kid at heart). If I didn't count the sundae, my meal was under 7600 calories. Personally, I think that it a great calorie count for a larger amount of food (plus I had some bacon). Yes, I did go a little over with the sundae, but I have to splurge every once and a while (I did share some with my son). 

The Complete Skillet Meal menu option is available for a limited time at your local Denny's. The next time you don't want to cook, give your family a filling yet cost effective meal at Denny's.

Disclosure: I received a gift card to try this menu option. All opinions are my own.


  1. Looks like a great deal! We don't have a Denny's around here.

  2. I miss Denny's our nearest is an hour away. I will have to add this stop to our trip one of these days.

  3. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Denny's has yummy breakfast food all day long!

  4. I would love to have a Denny's around here! That sounds so good!