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
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.
- $3 Delivery Fee and no service fee offer valid through BJsRestaurants.com and BJ’s Mobile App for a limited time only. No promo code required; offer will automatically apply at checkout. Valid only on delivery orders with a minimum subtotal of $19.95 or higher not including delivery fee, taxes and gratuity. Gift cards, merchandise, and alcohol do not count toward required minimum subtotal. Cannot not be combined with other offers.
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.
Through September 30, 2020, get $5 off orders of $25+, using the promo code 5OFF25, at participating locations. Valid on online orders placed on Dennys.com or Denny’s mobile app.
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!
Order a Family Meal for a curbside pickup starting at $7 per person. Choose from Shrimp Scampi, Salmon, Shrimp or Crab Linguini Alfredo and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp. The deal comes with Cheddar Bay Biscuits, and two Family-Size sides. From now until September 13, 2020, Red Lobster is also taking 10% off the To Go with the code ‘LOBSTER48’ used at checkout.
- 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 September 25 when you spend $1 or more via the McDonald’s app using Mobile Order & Pay. This deal starts Friday, September 4th, on Labor Day Weekend.
Buy 2, Get 1 free Footlong sub at Subway. The offer is available in-restaurant, online and via its app. When two qualifying Footlong subs are added to an order, the discount automatically applies. The offer is not valid with any additional discounts or for delivery. Limit one offer per order.
$5 Margarita of the Month, September’s “Jack to Schoool ‘Rita” gets an A+ on flavor with a mix of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple and Lunazul Tequila.
- Free 10 pc chicken nugget with purchase (in-app offer)
- $2 off any breakfast or premium combo (in-app offer)
- $2 off any full size salad (in-app offer)
- $3 off mobile order of $15+ (in-app offer)
- Free bacon pub fries with 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
- 1/2 priced drinks and slushies during Happy Hour from 2-4 pm.
Subway: Five $4.99 Footlongs (Black Forest Ham, Meatball Marinara, Spicy Italian, Cold Cut Combo, and Veggie Delite)