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!

Kids Eat Free Nights

Click 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 every day from 4-8 p.m. (must purchase an adult meal too)
  • Golden Corral– Children 3 and under eat free from the buffet every day.
  • Paulie Gee’s (Short North) – Kids get a free cheese, pepperoni or vegan kids pie with the purchase of any regular menu pizza.



  • 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. 
  • Las Margaritas  – Kids eat free: 12 and under (Canal Winchester and 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
  • Frisch’s Big Boy (at participating locations)- Enjoy one free Kids Mini Meal (for children 12 and under) per adult purchase of $6.98 or more. Dine-in only and offered all day.
  • 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
  • Chocolate Cafe – From 11:30 am-1:00 p.m. kids eat for $1.99.



  • 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 Tacos – Kids eat free1 kid (under 12) eats free per one adult meal of $6 or more (Dine-in only)
  • Roosters (New Albany Location and Polaris Location)- Kids eat cheap$0.99 (3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) From 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. there will be Kids entertainment. It changes weekly between balloon artists and face painting. Some TV’s will be playing cartoons as well.
  • Skyline Chili– Kids eat free(5-9 p.m.) with a purchase of one adult meal.
  • Applebee’s -Kids eat cheapKids eat for $0.99. $0.99 Kid’s Meals All Day Wednesdays (Hilliard Rome, Morse) and Free Kids meals on Wednesdays (Georgesville Rd, Grove City, Marysville, Brice Road). Limit one per adult meal for kids 12 and under. Call to confirm as offers change at each location.
  • 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 freeTuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Fiesta Jalisco– Kids 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 Tavern– Kids eat for $1.99 and on Sunday too, with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Zoup- Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree after 4:00 p.m.
  • Lazy Chameleon– Kids eat for $1 and Teens for $5 every Wednesday!



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


  • Steak n’ Shake – Kids eat free on the weekends. For every $9 spent, one child (12 and under) will receive a free Kids Plate.
  • The Olive Tree (Hilliard)- Kids eat free on Saturday.

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


  1. 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. 🙂

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

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