Dining out isn’t usually cheap, but if you’re going to do it, make sure you check out these freebies and special to make it a little easier on your wallet. There are some great food freebies and deals coming up around Columbus! Check the links for details, and please verify with your location. Offers subject to change at any time, so please verify for yourself before you go.
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Columbus Monthly Magazine has a running list of restaurants and bars in Columbus offering carryout or delivery! Support local if you can! Some of these are offering great deals, so make sure you check here first!
Limited Time Deals and food freebies
12 Double Crunch Shrimp for just $1. Add a dozen Double Crunch Shrimp to any steak entrée, like the 8 oz Top Sirloin, Bourbon Street Steak, or Shrimp N’ Parmesan Sirloin for just one dollar! Limited time only, not applicable with other promotions/discounts.
3 for $10. With the 3 for $10 menu special, you get a non-alcoholic drink, an appetizer and an entree for just $10.
Meal for 2. With the Meal for 2 menu special, start with an appetizer, and then enjoy 2 full-sized entrees and a dessert for $25 all day, everyday.
$5 SNOWY SIPS: Winter is here and our two new premium cocktails are the brr-fect way to celebrate. Melt away with a tropical Tipsy Snowman or enjoy the tasty chill of a Blue Raspberry Freeze. But don’t get cold feet – enjoy these cocktails now through February 21.
All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes with purchase of select breakfast combos for a limited time only for dine-in. Ordering to-go or delivery? You’ll get a bonus stack of 2 pancakes. See details here. Available January through a limited time (unknown end date).
IHOP Hoppy Hour: 2 pm – 10 pm everyday. Available for dine-in or to-go. Pick from $3-$6 specialty menu items. See details.
$0 Delivery Fee via UberEats: Offer valid at participating IHOP® locations 1/18/21 – 4/11/21 only. Minimum order of $15 before taxes and applicable fees required. Taxes and a Service Fee still apply. See the Uber Eats app for details and location availability. One offer per customer. May not be combined with any other coupon, offer, discount, or promotion, Not for resale. Offer valid only in U.S.
Game Day Feasts and Family Feasts: Dine as a family at home with your favorite IHOP meals!
20% off First Online Order: Use code IHOP20 at checkout to get 20% off your first online order, no minimum required.
Starting on Monday, January 11, guests will be treated to two – yes, two – complimentary slices of any of The Cheesecake Factory’s 30+ legendary flavors of cheesecake with their online take-out or delivery order of $30 or more by using promo code “TWOSLICES” at checkout. Following that special offer, from Tuesday, January 12 through Sunday, January 17, guests will be treated to one complimentary slice of cheesecake with their online take-out or delivery order of $30 or more by using promo code “GETASLICE” at checkout.
BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse
All offers are limited time only, with no specified ending date. Please check to website to verify current offers.
- Get half off any large deep dish or tavern-cut pizzas with promo code HALFOFF at checkout on Tuesdays through Sundays; no item limit, one promo code per order. Offer automatically applies on Mondays. This offer is available for takeout or delivery for a limited time through website and mobile app ordering only. Cannot not be combined with other offers. Not available through third party deliveries.
- Feed your family of 4-6 with premium Family Meal Deal bundles. Each bundle is a combination of signature entrees and slow-roasted favorites, 2 family-sized sides and a family-sized salad. Bundles start at $44.95. See options here.
- Order take out or delivery and stock up with $6 take home entrees for tomorrow’s lunch and dinner. Make a minimum purchase of $9.95, and order up to 5 take home entrees for just $6 each. The take home entrees will be freshly prepared and chilled, and individually packaged to reheat in the microwave. Choice of six select take-home entrees limited to: Deep Dish Ziti, Grilled Chicken Alfredo, Spicy Peanut Chicken with Soba Noodles, Jumbo Spaghetti and Meatballs, Fire-Roasted Barbacoa Chicken or Vegetarian Turmeric-Cauliflower and Quinoa. Offer valid through BJsRestaurants.com and BJ’s Mobile App. Not available through third party deliveries.
Beginning on September 11, Bonefish Grill will extend their 10% Military Discount to also include First Responders and appropriately rename to “Heroes” Discount moving forward.
Dine-in and purchase an entree to eat in the restaurant, and take home an freshly chilled entree for $5. Choose Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, or NEW! Stuffed Fettuccine Alfredo. Limited time only!
- Every day get 1/2 price drinks and Slushies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you order from the app you can get the deal any time.
- 1/2 priced Sonic cheeseburgers every Tuesday after 5 pm when you order in the app
Get a free medium order of fries every Friday through June 2021 when you spend $1 or more via the McDonald’s app using Mobile Order & Pay.
$5 Margarita of the Month for January is The Tequila Trifecta; crafted with a premium trio of 1800 Tequila Reposado, el Jimador Tequila Silver and Jose Cuervo Gold.
- New Classic Chicken: 2/$5
- $3 off mobile order of $15+ (in-app offer)
- $2 off any breakfast or premium combo (in-app offer)
- $5 Dave’s Double Small combo w/mobile order
- Free Baconator with purchase (in-app offer)
- Free Junior Cheeseburger with purchase (in-app offer)
- Free pub fries with mobile purchase
With a MyPanera Coffee subscription, you’ll get unlimited Panera coffee for $8.99
Lots of current offers; see them here.
Head to Living on the Cheap to see even more food deals and free delivery specials.
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Note: the below deals may not be valid during restaurant closure, but we are leaving them active for when the order has lifted.
Quizno’s: Download the Quizno’s Loyalty App and get a free 4″ sub
Baskin Robbins: $1.70 scoop of ice cream for the Celebrate 31 promotion on the 31st of each month. (Program is currently on hold)
TGI Fridays: Fridays $5 happy hour menu! Selection of cocktails, brews, wine, and food—only $5 each at the bar – all the time.
Godiva: Free chocolate each month with Godiva Rewards
- Sunday: $1 off desserts
- Monday: Meatloaf Monday’s for $10
- Tuesdays: Kids 12 and under eat Free with an adult entree purchase. One kids’ meal per adult meal.
- Wednesday: $3 Max’s Margaritas
- Thursday: Half pound cheeseburgers and unlimited seasoned fries for just $5 on Thursdays
Subway: Five $4.99 Footlongs (Black Forest Ham, Meatball Marinara, Spicy Italian, Cold Cut Combo, and Veggie Delite)