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.
Limited Time Deals
- (614) Magazine Restaurant Week Columbus: 3 course meals ranging from $15-$40 at over 100 restaurants in Columbus from January 22-27
- Red Lobster: Get FREE Tasting Plate (up to $11.99) with purchase of two adult entrées through January 28 — coupon required.
- Smashburger: Buy one burger, get one free through January 21 with coupon.
- IHOP: All you can eat pancakes for $3.99 through February 12
- Applebees: $2 10 oz. Blue Moon drafts at Applebees in January. Also offering All-you-can-eat Riblets and Tenders for $12.99. Want your food to-go? Get $5 off your first $25 to-go order, online or through the app. Use code: 5OFF25.
- Pizza Hut ongoing deals (currently offer 2 medium 2-topping pizzas for $5.99 each, and other specials).
- Baskin Robbins: $1.50 scoop of ice cream for the Celebrate 31 promotion on the 31st of each month.
- TGI Fridays: Endless apps for $10
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream: Free ANY SIZE ice cream on your birthday!
- Godiva: Free chocolate each month with Godiva Rewards
- Wendy’s: 4 for $4 meal deal with 4 sandwich options
- Burger King
- 79 cent sausage biscuits
- 2/$4 mix and match breakfast options
- $3.49 for 2 cheeseburgers, 1 small fries, 1 small drink
- 2/$6 Crispy Chicken or Whopper
- $1.69 for 10 piece nugget
- Dairy Queen:
- $5 Buck Lunch includes main course, fries, drink, and a sundae. Upgrade your sandwich for a $6 Buck Lunch.
- Just need a snack? Stop by for the Sips and Sticks Happy Hour on weekdays from 2-5pm for $2 Small Ultimate Frappes, $2 DQ Bakes! Pretzels with Zesty Queso, $2 Small Premium Fruit Smoothie or $1 Small Misty Slush!
- Max & Erma’s
- Sunday: 25% off Knock-Out Nachos
- Monday: Bring a friend Mondays – Buy 1 Perfect Pair Lunch Combos, get a 2nd for 1/2 off.
- Tuesdays: Kids 12 and under eat Free with an adult entree purchase. One kids’ meal per adult meal.
- Wednesday: Add a cup of tortilla soup to any entree for $1.
- Thursday: Half pound cheeseburgers and unlimited seasoned fries for just $5 on Thursdays
- SONIC Drive-in:
- Tuesdays are Family night with 1/2 price cheeseburgers from 5 pm – close.
- Or get a free small classic shake when you buy a SONIC Cheeseburger or Footlong Quarter Pound Coney anytime.
- Don’t forget about the SONIC Happy Hour from 2-4 pm, with 1/2 priced drinks, slushies, and 99 cent corn dogs.
- Subway: Five $4.99 Footlongs (Black Forest Ham, Meatball Marinara, Spicy Italian, Cold Cut Combo, and Veggie Delite)
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- Columbus Happy Hours
- Birthday deals and freebies around Columbus