Guide to Kids Eat Free Nights in Columbus

Don’t you just love Kids Eat Free Nights? It’s a night off from cooking, plus a good deal. We’ve made it super easy to find a list of daily Columbus Kids Eat Free nights. Additionally, we’ve added nights where restaurants offer discounts on kids meals. In most cases, these are dine-in only offers and require the purchase of an adult meal. These deals could change at any time, so consider calling to confirm before you load the kids and go!

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kids eat free mealsClick On the Restaurant’s name below and it will take you to its website for more information!


  • Rusty Bucket– Enroll your child in the Rusty Bucket program Bucketeer Bookworms.  Once they read 5 books, they record it on a bookmark provided by Rusty Bucket and earn a free kid’s meal.  You can pick up the bookmarks at Rusty Bucket.
  • Old Bag of Nails– print off this coupon HERE before your visit for a free kids meal with the adult meal purchase of $6.99 or higher.
  • O’Charleys– Kids eat free all day every day. Kids beverage not included.
  • Submarine House (Hilliard)- Kids eat free! This deal is offered everyday from 4-8 p.m. (must purchase an adult meal too)



  • Amigos Mexican Restaurant (Dublin) – kids eat free (3 p.m. – 10 p.m.): One free kids meal per paid adult entree of equal or greater value. Kids 12 and under.
  • Texas Road Housekids eat free (ages 12 & under) (4 p.m.-10 p.m.): One FREE kids meal with the purchase of each adult entree. This offer is for dine-in only and cannot be combined with any other specials, coupons, promotions or discounts. *Warning do NOT bring someone with a severe peanut allergy here 
  • Las Margaritas  – kids eat free: 12 and under (Canal Winchester, Dublin, Westerville Locations) 
  • Carsonie’s (Upper Arlington)- kids eat free (2 kids per one adult entree)
  • Liberty Tavern (Powell)- kids eat free
  • Don Tequila (Powell)- free kid meal for children 7 and under with the purchase of an adult meal
  • Buffalo Wings & Rings (Lewis Center and Broad Street locations)- kids eat free
  • Villa Nova  (Worthington) – kids eat cheap: kids meals are $1.99 (dine in only)
  • Spaghetti Warehouse– kids eat cheap: kids meals are $1.99
  • bd’s Mongolian Grill – (Easton, Sawmill and Arena District) kids eat cheap on Mondays and Tuesdays: kids 10 and under eat for $3.00


  • Moe’s Southwest Grill kids eat free (all day): with each purchase of an adult meal/entree you get one free kid’s meal
  • IKEA– kids eat free and on regular days kids meal are only $2.49. Must purchase one adult meal for 2 free kids meals.
  • Giant Eagle Market District (Dublin and Upper Arlington)kids eat free (4 p.m.-8 p.m. dine-in only)…2 kids (under 12), can eat for free with each purchase of an adult meal of $10 or more. Bonus: Upper Arlington shows a movie too! 
  • Bob Evan’s – Kids eat free (after 4 p.m.) with an adult entree purchase. 
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s (Hilliard) kids eat free from 4-8 p.m.
  • Max & Erma’s – kids eat free (all day kids eat free but a drink is not included)
  • El Vaquerokids eat free with adult meal 
  • Carfagna’s Restaurant (Westerville)kids eat free: Tuesdays and Wednesdays kids eat free
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill – kids eat free: Get 1 free kids meal or gluten-free pizza with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Skyward Grille (Riverside Dr.) – Two-Fer Tuesdays: each Tuesday they offer $2 kids meals and menu items (the items offered will be on a rotating basis.)
  • Smokehouse Brewing Company (Grandview)- kids eat free after 4 p.m.
  • Sweet Carrot (Grandview and Polaris)-one free kids meal (12 and under) for every adult meal purchased. Max value $6.
  • Fresh Kitchen (Hilliard)- one free kid meal per adult meal purchased
  • Bogey Inn (Dublin)- kids eat free
  • Mudflats Bar & Grill (Galena)- kids eat free (also on Sundays)
  • McAlister’s Deli (Dublin)- kids eat for .99 
  • Firefly American Bistro (New Albany)- half-priced kids meals all day. (Regular price is $6.00) 
  • Hofbrauhaus (2nd Tuesday of the month only) – Check out the Calendar of Events including kids eat free, live entertainment and activities such as face painting.
  • bd’s Mongolian Grill – (Easton, Sawmill and Arena District) kids eat cheap on Mondays and Tuesdays: kids 10 and under eat for $3.00
  • Hoggy’s (Bethel Road) – kids eat free (after 4 p.m.): Free kids meal for children 12 & under with each adult purchase – drink included! Thursday too! 


  • Ten Pin Alley (Hilliard)- Receive one FREE kids meal with the purchase of one adult entree at regular price. The Kids Eat Free deal is available from open to close. From 4 pm.-7 p.m. is Kids Happy Hour with $5 game of laser tag and half price arcade games.
  • Yabo’s Tacoskids eat free: 2 kids (under 12) eat free per one adult meal of $6 or more (Dine-in only)
  • Roosters (New Albany Location and Westerville location)- kids eat cheap: $0.99 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.)…face painting and balloons are available
  • Skyline Chilikids eat free: (5-9 p.m.) with a purchase of one adult meal.
  • Applebee’s kids eat cheap: Kids eat for $0.99
  • Culver’s (Hilliard on Rentra Dr. only)- kids eat free (5 p.m. – 8 p.m.): Buy a dinner or value basket and get a free kids meal. 
  • Carfagna’s Restaurant (Westerville)kids eat free: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Fiesta Jaliscokids eat free (4-10 p.m.). 1 adult entree must be purchased.
  • Star Lanes Polaris– kids eat free (5 p.m.-close)
  • OPA Grill and Tavernkids eat free and on Sunday too! 



  • Don’t forget about the daily deals listed above from Rusty Bucket, O’ Charley’s, Submarine House, and Old Bag of Nails!


  • Steak n’ Shakekids eat free: on the weekends. For every $9 spent, one child (12 and under) will receive a free Kids Plate.

What restaurants would you add to our list of Columbus Kids Eat Free Nights?

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8 Responses to Guide to Kids Eat Free Nights in Columbus

  1. Julie Miller
    Julie Miller July 19, 2016 at 6:53 am #

    This is great! I was literally just searching for something like this 2 days ago!! 🙂

    • Amy Onifer
      Amy Onifer July 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

      Yay! Glad this information is helpful!

  2. Rebakah July 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    Mudflats in Galena: free on Tuesdays and Saturdays

    • Amy Onifer
      Amy Onifer July 19, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

      Thanks so much for filling us in on this one! We’ll be sure to add it to the list. 🙂

  3. Erica August 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Great compilation! Carsonie’s Stromboli and Pizza Kitchen in Upper Arlington has a Kids Eat Free night on Mondays! AND a balloon artist who walks from table to table making balloon creations for the kids. 🙂

    • Amy Onifer
      Amy Onifer August 15, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

      Thanks so much for the suggestion Erica! We will add Carsonie’s to the list. It sounds like a great evening!

  4. Scott Cieplinski October 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    Fresh Kitchen on Tuesdays. One child eats free for each adult meal purchased.

  5. Christina Trecapelli October 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    Zoup! offers a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree every Wednesday evening after 4pm from now through December.