Looking for a restaurant where kids will actually be entertained, tire themselves out, and of course get something to eat? Chuck E. Cheese is the ultimate place to celebrate a birthday or provide an opportunity for a kid to be a kid. Chuck E. Cheese has been a familiar birthday destination since I was a kid decades ago. 

Here are the updated Chuck E. Cheese’s menu and game prices in 2023. I also reveal my favorite ways to save on gaming or food.

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Large Pizza$14.49
Parmesan Bread sticks6 Sticks$5.49
Cheesy Bread6 Sticks$6.99
Churros4 Sticks$3.99
French Fries$3.49
App Sampler Platter$11.79
Iced Cinnamon Sticks6 Slices$4.99
Small Wings (Boneless)$10.99
Giant Warm Cookie (Chocolate Chip)$6.49
Pretzel Bites$5.49


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Personal Pizza$7.99
Medium Pizza$12.49
Large Pizza$14.49

Specialty Pizza

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Cali Alfredo Pizza (Personal)$9.99
BBQ Chicken Pizza$15.49
Cali Alfredo Pizza$15.49
Veggie Pizza (Personal)$9.99
Supreme Pizza (Personal)$9.99
Veggie Pizza$9.99
Supreme Pizza$15.49
Five Meats Pizza (Personal)$9.99
BBQ Chicken Pizza (Personal)$9.99
Five Meats Pizza$9.99

Apps & Wings

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Cheesy Bread6 Sticks$6.99
Small Wings (Boneless)$10.99
Parmesan Bread sticks6 Sticks$5.49
Medium Wings (Boneless)$18.99
French Fries$3.49
Medium Wings (Bone-In)$20.99
Pretzel Bites$5.49
Large Wings (Bone-In)$30.99
App Sampler Platter$11.79
Large Wings (Boneless)$27.99
Large App Sampler Platter$19.79
XL Wings ( Bone-In)$39.99
Small Wings (Bone-In)$11.99
XL Wings ( Boneless )$35.99

Limited Time Offer

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Unicorn Churros$3.99
Cauliflower Crust Pizza$9.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
House Salad$4.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Chicken Nuggets (Kids)$4.99
Chicken Nuggets (Adult)$10.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Iced Cinnamon Sticks6 Slices$4.99
Giant Warm Cookie (Chocolate Chip)$6.49
Churros4 Sticks$3.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Can Of Soda$1.50

Why is Chuck E. Cheese good for kids?

Chuck E. Cheese is designed as a family-friendly entertainment center, offering a variety of features that are appealing to kids. 

Fun Games – Chuck E. Cheese has a wide range of arcade games and rides that are kid-friendly and fun. These games can entertain kids for hours.

Prizes – Kids can earn tickets from the games they play, which can be exchanged for prizes. This can be an exciting reward system for kids.

Entertainment – Many Chuck E. Cheese locations have a stage with animatronic characters or live performances. The show features animatronic characters that perform music and interact with the audience. The main character is Chuck E. Cheese himself, a comedic mouse who loves to sing and tell jokes. Other characters include Helen Henny, Mr. Munch, Jasper T. Jowls, and Pasqually P. Pieplate.

Chuck E. Cheese menu poster

Chuck E. Cheese menu poster.

The show typically begins with the characters coming to life and introducing themselves. They then perform a variety of songs, ranging from popular hits to original Chuck E. Cheese songs. The characters move and dance along to the music, and their mouths move as they “sing” the lyrics. The show is designed to be interactive, with the characters often encouraging audience participation, such as clapping along or singing with them.

Related Reading: Cici’s Pizza Menu Prices: Still Cheap? 

In between songs, the characters might engage in comedic banter or tell jokes. They also interact with the audience, acknowledging birthdays and other special events. The show usually ends with a grand finale song, after which the characters say their goodbyes until the next show.

Food – They offer kid-friendly food like pizza, making it a convenient place for a meal in addition to the fun.

Birthday Parties – Chuck E. Cheese is known for hosting kids’ birthday parties, providing packages that include food, cake, and game tokens.

Safe Environment – The venues are designed to be safe for children, with staff members keeping an eye on the game areas. Some locations use a hand-stamping system to ensure kids leave with the same adults they came in with.

Physical Activity – Many locations have play areas or games that encourage physical activity, which can be a good way for kids to expend energy.

Is Chuck E. Cheese Appropriate for 2 and 3 year olds? 

Yes, Chuck E. Cheese is appropriate for 2 and 3 year olds. Some locations that have a dedicated toddler zone or younger kid’s play area with age-appropriate games and play structures. These areas are designed to be safe and fun for younger children and can be a suitable place for a 2-year-old and an appropriate and enjoyable environment for a 3-year-old. The animatronic concert starring Chuck E. would also be a good event for this age group. 

However, with that in mind, you might want to consider a few things before planning a trip here with your younger kids:

  • Noise – Chuck E. Cheese can often be loud and busy, which may be overwhelming for some toddlers.
  • Crowds – Depending on the time and day, the venue can be quite crowded. This could make it harder to keep an eye on a young child.
  • Safety – While the toddler areas are designed to be safe, close supervision of a toddler is still required by the parent or guardian. 
  • Height Restrictions – Some games or rides might have height restrictions. For very young children, the enjoyment could be somewhat limited to specific areas or games.

If you’re planning to take a 2-year-old or a 3-year-old to Chuck E. Cheese, call ahead to ask about their facilities for toddlers. While toddlers are welcome, keep in mind that many of the video games and entertainment options will be too advanced at this time. 

With the Chuck E. Cheese mascot

Will teenagers enjoy Chuck E. Cheese?

Chuck E. Cheese’s primary demographic is younger children with a focus on kid-friendly games, rides, and interactive performances. That said, if your teenager likes playing video games they could still have plenty of fun at Chuck E. Cheese.

Personality: Some teenagers enjoy the nostalgia or the simple fun of the games. Some may also enjoy the arcade-style games, the pizza, or spending time with younger siblings or family members.

Interests: Teenagers who enjoy video games, particularly arcade-style games, might still find the games at Chuck E. Cheese entertaining.

Occasion: Chuck E. Cheese could be a fun location for a party or gathering, especially if it’s a mixed-age group.

While it might not be the first choice for many teenagers looking for a place to hang out, it’s possible for teenagers depending on their age will still enjoy a visit to Chuck E. Cheese. I know a lot of families with teenagers who frequent Chuck E. Cheese to have a good time. So, while its target audience isn’t necessarily teenagers, they can still have a great time with the games, rides, and of course enjoy a few slices of pizza.

Does Chuck E. Cheese have games for adults?

Want to be a kid again if only for the afternoon? Adults the simple joy of the games, particularly if they’re engaging with them alongside their children. Many adults also enjoy the nostalgic feel of arcade games from their own youth. In addition, the environment can be enjoyable for adults attending with their families, as Chuck E. Cheese offers food and sometimes has sports games on TVs in the adult seating areas.

It’s also important to note that Chuck E. Cheese locations can vary, and some may have a few games that are more appealing to an older demographic. But hey, if you’re looking for a fun day out by yourself or with your kids, there’s no harm in trying out kids’ games. Be a kid and forget about your responsibilities for a while!

Celebrate your kids birthday at Chuck E. Cheese.

Can you book birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese?

If you’re looking for a place to host a birthday celebration, look no further because Chuck E. Cheese is definitely a big contender! With all the games, rides, and entertainment, plus food, you wouldn’t have to worry about a single thing anymore. 

Chuck E. Cheese offers birthday party packages that can be booked in advance through the website. The nice thing about the online reservation system is that you can get a custom quote on your birthday party before booking. As an example, I scheduled a Mega Fun party package with 10 children and 4 adults and was quoted at $289.90 (before tax and tip). 

These packages typically include game tokens for guests, pizza, drinks, and a dedicated table area. Some packages also include a visit from the Chuck E. Cheese mascot and a special gift for the birthday boy or girl. If you select either the Mega Fun or Ultimate Fun package attendees get an All You Can Play pass for the duration of the 2 hour party. 

On the day of the party, guests can expect the following:

  • A reserved table ready for them
  • A variety of games to play and earn E-Tickets to redeem prizes
  • Pizza and cake for every kid (cakes can be added to any package or guests can bring their own)
  • A special treat for the Birthday Star in the Ticket Blaster
  • Recognition for the Birthday Star in the LIVE Birthday Show with Chuck E.
  • Free, themed invitations offered through their partner Punchbowl

The party also includes décor and invitations, such as tablecloth, cups, napkins, utensils, and customizable email invitations making it super easy for a parent to host a kids birthday bash.

Has Chuck E. Cheese gotten more expensive?

Like so many other restaurants, Chuck E. Cheese has had to increase their menu prices to offset higher costs. The prices of everything including rents, cheese prices, wages, and almost everything else has gone up the past couple of years. Ultimately, every business must pass along the increased costs of doing business in the form of price increases to customers.

How much did ingredient prices increase? Between 2021 and 2022, cheese prices went up an estimated 20%. This includes key ingredients like cheese, dough, and sauce. Most chain pizza joints were forced to increase their prices to remain profitable. Nationally pizza prices went from an average of $16.74 to $17.81. This represents a markup of 6.4% across the board. Of course, many pizza chains like Papa John’s increased prices by 7% in the first quarter of 2022 alone.

Aside from the increased price of pizza, anecdotally customers Chuck E. Cheese have complained that the price to play games has also gone up. It’s not easy to find any games that accept one token for play these days. Most games require 2 – 4 tokens if you aren’t using a pass. 

Ways to Save at Chuck E. Cheese

Here are some of the deals you can get to save some money on your visit. 

Summer Fun Pass – This pass lets you enjoy 8 weeks of fun and games starting at $49.99. To avail of this pass, download the Chuck E. Cheese app, select ORDER, select your location, choose your pass, and lastly, select pick up and play. Do note that week one of the 8-week pass starts on the week of your purchase. 

Everyday Game Savings – Get 10% OFF any game packages when you buy them with and food and drinks combo. You can check the latest promotions here

Two for Tuesdays – Love pizza? Visit Chuck E. Cheese on Tuesdays and you get to have two large, 1-topping pizzas starting at $22. Just mention “Two for Tuesday” upon ordering. This deal is only valid for dine-in and carry-out only. 

All You Can Play Wednesday – Humpday fever is real, especially at Chuck E. Cheese with their All You Can Play Wednesday deal where you get 1 hour of unlimited play every Wednesday for only $17.99. Don’t forget to mention “All You Can Play Wednesday” upon purchase. 

Carry-Out & Delivery Specials – Ordering your fave Chuck E. Cheese pizza? When you order directly through their website, you can get additional Chuck E. Cheese menu items just like the Family Fun Pack and At-Home Party Pack. 

Military Deals – If you or a family member serves in the army, you can choose from two of their military deals. Valid ID or proof of service is required to claim these offers.  

  • The Alpha: One Large 1-topping pizza, 4 drinks and 45 Play Points for $33.99
  • The Bravo: Two Large 1-topping pizzas, 4 drinks and 100 Play Points for $57.49.

For more kids’ rewards, download and print out Chuck E. Cheese’s Awards & Rewards certificates, bring them on your visit, and get 10 free points you can use on games, pizzas, and many more.

Be a Summer Fun Pass Member and get the best summer deals

Does Chuck E. Cheese use tokens or cards?

Many Chuck E. Cheese locations were transitioning away from the traditional token system to a card-based system, called the Play Pass. With the Play Pass system, customers purchase play time or points that are loaded onto a card. These cards are then swiped at each game instead of inserting a token. This a similar direction to other chains like 

This system provides some advantages over tokens. It reduces the need to carry around lots of tokens, and the card can be easily reloaded with more play time or points. It also allows for E-Tickets, the digital version of prize tickets, to be loaded directly onto the card eliminating the need for paper tickets that used to spit out of classic machines like ski ball. 

Why did Chuck E. Cheese stop using tokens?

Why did Chuck E. Cheese stop using tokens? This decision likely involves several factors:

Convenience: Cards are easier to carry and manage than tokens. Customers can also easily check their balance on the card and reload it with more play time or points.

Environmentally Friendly: A card-based system reduces the environmental impact by eliminating the need for metal tokens and paper tickets. This means less waste. 

Related Reading: Little Caesars Menu Prices & Newest Coupons 

Better Management of Credits and Prizes: – Digital credits and tickets can be more easily tracked and managed, reducing the possibility of lost tokens or tickets.

Cheaper: The production and distribution of coin tokens is more expensive than providing guests with one digital card that can be reused with each visit. Printed paper tickets (while inexpensive) still result in an expense for Chuck E. Cheese. As an example, one roll containing 1,000 individual tickets costs $6.25 from a vendor I found online. When you multiply this expense across every location operates and you can see that this would be an easy expense to chop as management. 

Enjoy a fun day with the family at Chuck E. Cheese

What is an e-ticket Chuck E. Cheese?

Chuck E. Cheese’s E-Tickets, are essentially the digital version of the traditional paper tickets that are typically won from playing games at Chuck E. Cheese. Instead of spewing out physical tickets, games award E-Tickets directly onto a Play Pass card or through the Chuck E. Cheese mobile app.

Once credited, these E-Tickets can be redeemed for prizes at the “Winner’s Circle” or prize area in the same way that physical tickets were used. This system reduces waste and can be more convenient than dealing with large quantities of paper tickets.

Chuck E. Cheese pizza is the ultimate snack

What are the game play prices at Chuck E. Cheese? 

According to the Chuck E. Cheese website, they are offering a Summer Fun Pass which provides 8 consecutive weeks of game play and more. The pass can be purchased through the Chuck E. Cheese App starting at $49.99. There are three standard types of gaming passes available:

Bronze Pass – This pass includes 8 weeks of game play with one 30-minute play card each week. It also includes 8 weeks of pizza savings and an in-app bonus of one 60-minute play card to use anytime through 9/4/23.

Silver Pass – This pass includes 8 weeks of game play with one 60-minute play card each week. It also includes 8 weeks of pizza savings, an in-app bonus of one 60-minute play card to use anytime through 9/4/23, a birthday party discount valid on Mega and Ultimate Birthday parties before 9/4/24, and one ticket blaster experience.

Gold Pass (Family Value!) – This pass includes 8 weeks of game play with two 60-minute play cards each week. It also includes 8 weeks of pizza savings, an in-app bonus of one 60-minute play card to use anytime through 9/4/23, a birthday party discount valid on Mega and Ultimate Birthday parties before 9/4/24, one ticket blaster experience, exclusive access 30 minutes before opening on Friday 7/7, and 8/4, one pass member exclusive lanyard, and first play card activation.

Please note that the prices for these passes may vary by location. The passes are valid for a limited time only at participating locations from 6/5 through 9/4/23.

Want to start your own food business?

Hey! 👋I’m Brett Lindenberg, the founder of Food Truck Empire.

We interview successful founders and share the stories behind their food trucks, restaurants, food and beverage brands. By sharing these stories, I want to help others get started.

If you liked this story, sign up for our newsletter that includes our food business startup kit and most popular interviews sent straight to your inbox.

Know someone interesting that should be interviewed on the website? Tell us about them here.