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Kids Eat Free and Cheap Guide for Northwest Columbus

By Compiled By Michele L., NW Columbus Macaroni Kid Ambassador Mom December 5, 2019

We've compiled a list of Kids Eat Free and Cheap places in Northwest Columbus for your family. We will make every effort to keep this up to date however please verify these deals with the individual restaurants. These are dine-in only offers. Keep in mind free kid’s meals cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, promotions. Promotions can change at any time. Kids must be present and order from kid’s menu options. Please remember to tip on the total before the free kid meals.

EVERYDAY


Golden Corral
Kids 3 and under always eat free! Discount pricing starting at $5.99 for kids 4+.

O’Charley’s
Kids 10 and under eat free with an adult entrée purchased. Drinks included! Usual kid favorites offered along with bite-size shrimp, steak tips, grilled chicken salad, and pasta Alfredo!

Old Bag of Nails
Coupon is available on their website for one free kid meal with adult entrée purchase of $6.99 or higher. https://www.oldbagofnails.com/events/

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern
Bucketeer Bookworm’s program, just pick up a book tracker at the restaurant. After every five books, Rusty Bucket will give your child, 12 and under, a FREE meal. One free kid’s meal including a drink with an adult entrée purchased. They also have call-ahead seating! The menu has usual kid favorites like Mac and cheese, burgers and chicken fingers along with options like grilled fish, fish n’ chips and a nice selection of sides including sticky rice, fruit, French fries, rice and beans and more!

Submarine House (Many locations outside Columbus, Hilliard is the closest)
Kids eat free daily from 4-8 pm One Free kid’s meal per $15 purchased. The menu has four options including Cheese Pita Pizza, Chicken Tenders, Cheese Quesadillas, and a turkey, ham or pizza sub.  Meals include two of the following, fries, applesauce, chocolate chip cookie or brownie. Drinks not included.

MONDAY


bd’s Mongolian Grill
Kids 10 and under eat for $3.99 all day. Includes a drink. When I called the Dublin location I was told there were no requirements for how many kids ate per adult purchase. He said several kids can eat for $3.99.

Buffalo Wings and Rings
Two kids can eat for free with each adult entrée purchased. All Kid's Meals come with milk or water and your choice of apple slices, broccoli, kid's salad or fries. Available for kids 10 and under. Entrée options include wings, corn dogs, grilled cheese, cheeseburger, Mac and cheese, and grilled chicken tenders.

Carsonie’s
Kids 10 and under eat free. Two kid's meals per adult entrée! All entrees include a beverage and a gift from the treasure box! However, no refills on milk or juices. Options are spaghetti and meatball, penne noodles, pizza, meatball sliders, breaded chicken bites, and grilled cheese. The last three options include a side of French fries or steamed broccoli.
Bonus-The first Monday of the month, the Upper Arlington location has entertainer Erica Carlson and her balloon creations!

MCL Restaurant and Bakery
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday enjoy up to two complimentary Kids Meals per adult meal purchased. Kids, 12 and under, can choose from chicken, roast beef or casserole of the day. Meals include two sides and a drink.

Nasty’s Sports Bar
Kid’s meals are ½ price on Sundays and include a drink. Kids over 13 cost a little more. No adult entrée purchase necessary. All kid menu items include French fries or fruit cup. Mac and cheese, burger, grilled cheese chicken tenders, and wings are offered.

TUESDAY


Beef O’ Brady’s
Every Tuesday kids 12 and under eat free! One free kid’s meal for every full-price entrée purchased. Menu choices are grilled cheese, cheese quesadilla, Mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, wings, and tenders. Kid’s meals are Served with straight cut fries or your choice of broccoli, celery sticks, coleslaw, rice, pub chips, or Mott's® Applesauce. Choose from milk, chocolate milk, juice or fountain drink. Each meal includes a treat.

Bob Evans
Kids 12 and under eat free after 4 pm on Tuesdays. Get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. From pancakes to chicken-n-noodles along with classic favorites, kids will find something to eat here! Drinks included.

The Bogey Bar & Grill
Kids 12 and under eat free with every adult entrée purchased. Meals, such as hot dogs, pizza, pasta, grilled cheese, Mac & cheese, and burgers come with a side and a drink.

El Vaquero
Tuesday special (all day) buy one regular dinner and get one free kid`s meal only for kids under 12 years old. People over 12 add $3.00. Mexican Rice, refried beans or pinto beans may be substituted for french fries. Add small white milk, chocolate milk (no refill) or soft drink for .99
Choices include burritos, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, pizza, hamburgers, Mac & cheese and more.

Hofbrauhaus
Second Tuesday of the month, kids 12 and under eat free at Hofbrauhaus. One free kid's meal with each adult entrée purchased. Some of the choices include chicken tenders, pizza, kid schnitzel and a side of fries that can be substituted. Meals include a beverage.

Kingsdale Market District
Tuesdays mean KIDS EAT FREE from 4-8 pm! Bring your kids ages 12 and under, and for every adult meal purchase of $10 or more, 2 will eat FREE!

MCL Restaurant and Bakery
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday enjoy up to two complimentary Kids Meals per adult meal purchased. Kids, 12 and under, can choose from chicken, roast beef or casserole of the day. Meals include two sides and a drink.

Max & Erma’s
Free kid’s meal for every adult entrée purchased. Kids 12 and under can choose an entrée, side dish and drink. There are many options including Mac & cheese, pasta, mini corn dogs, sliders, pizza, and grilled chicken.

Miller’s Ale House
Kids 12 and under eat free. One free meal per adult entrée purchased. Fried shrimp, chicken zingers, mini burgers, Mac & cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, cheese quesadilla and hot dogs are offered.

Moe’s Southwest Grill
Kids eat for free with each adult entrée purchased. Choose from burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Plus each kid meal includes a kid-sized drink, cookie, chips, and salsa. There was not a specific age requirement for the Dublin and Columbus locations I called.

Skyline Chili (Dublin 7688 Sawmill Road)
Enjoy a night off from cooking at Skyline Chili (Dublin Location) Kids eat free from 5-9 pm with an adult purchase and a fun craft is provided!
Wednesday

WEDNESDAY


Applebee’s
Kids 12 and under eat free for every adult entrée purchased. There are many options including grilled chicken Alfredo, pizza, chicken tenders, chicken tacos, Mac & cheeses burgers, and grilled cheese. Includes a drink.

MCL Restaurant and Bakery
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday enjoy up to two complimentary Kids Meals per adult meal purchased. Kids, 12 and under, can choose from chicken, roast beef or casserole of the day. Meals include two sides and a drink.

Ten Pin Alley
Free Kids Meal and $5 Game Card with Adult Entree Purchase. Available all day. Kid’s meal includes a choice of juice or soft drink. Cheeseburgers, chicken tenders grilled cheese, or pizza are the choices. Fries or celery and peanut butter are also included. Family-friendly trivia begins at 6:30 pm. Trivia lasts until 8 pm. Watch for special theme nights.

Yabo’s Tacos
Kids 12 and under eat for free including a drink and a side of chips and queso. There is no limit to the amount of kids per adult entrée purchased. So if it’s one mom with four kids, all kids eat free. The menu has tacos, quesadillas, chicken nips, and queso mac.

Zoup! Eatery
Kids eat free all day on Wednesday. One free kid's meal with every regular entrée purchased. Kids can choose from an 8oz soup, ½ grilled cheese, ½ turkey and cheese or a classic Mac. All meals include goldfish or bread and a beverage.

THURSDAY


Quaker Steak & Lube
Free kids’ Lube Cruiser Meal with an adult entrée purchased. Kids 10 and under can choose from Chevy Cheeseburger, Grilled Cheese, Macaroni and Cheese, Grilled Boneless Wings or Top Gear Tenders. Meals are served with a fountain beverage, apple juice or low-fat milk and choice of carrots and ranch, Juicy Gels Snack Pack, applesauce, french fries, or baked Cheddar Goldfish.
Free Cheddar Goldfish for toddlers also – Just ask!

FRIDAY


See Everyday section daily deals listed above from Rusty Bucket, O’ Charley’s, Submarine House, Old Bag of Nails!

SATURDAY


McAlister’s Deli

All kid’s menu toasties are 99cents! Toasties are grilled cheese sandwiches.

Steak ‘n Shake
Kids 12 and under eat free on Saturdays and Sundays. One free kid’s plate for every $9 spent. This does not include drinks or shakes and is dine-in only. Not all locations may participate. 5995 Sawmill Road is a confirmed location. Breakfast options are served until 11 am.

SUNDAY


Dickey’s Barbeque Pit
Kids 12 and under eat free for each ten dollar purchase. Kids' meal includes 3 ounces of meat, side, and a drink.

Nasty’s Sports Bar
Kid’s meals are ½ price on Sundays and include a drink. Kids over 13 cost a little more. No adult entrée purchase necessary. All kid menu items include French fries or fruit cup. Mac and cheese, burger, grilled cheese chicken tenders, and wings are offered.

Old Bag of Nails
Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays with purchase of adult entrée. Menu items include fish or shrimp and chips, corn dogs, Mac and cheese, cheeseburger, chicken tenders. Drinks and sides included along with clean plates get a warm apple stick!

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