25+ Family Meal Deals For An Effortless Dinner Tonight: Columbia, SC

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Do you need some ideas on where to get family meal deals? Now that school is back in session, schedules seem to fill up quickly and days become a bit busier. Some days, we know, are busier than others and it can feel impossible to fit everything in before bedtime. Unfortunately, meal prep and cooking may be pushed to the back burner…no pun intended. So, if you ever feel like you’re left scrambling for meal ideas, here is a great list of places that offer family meal deals that are quick, convenient, and budget-friendly! 

Fast Food Family Meal Deals 

Let’s face it, fast food meals are usually where a lot of us stop to get quick meals after a long day. But, what you might not realize is that SO MANY of these restaurants offer family meal bundles that are customizable, feed a wide-range of people, and could even save you some money! 

Bojangles 

Meal Deal: At Bojangles you can choose from 3 different sizes of family meal combos – 8 piece special, 12 piece special, and 20 piece jumbo. In each meal you will receive chicken, your choice of sides, biscuits, and tea. 

Locations: 7385 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
91 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
930 Elmwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29201
1130 Bluff Rd., Columbia, SC 29201
7339 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29063 
3301 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia, SC 29170
2865 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169
Bojangles

Captain D’s

Meal Deal: Now is the perfect time to serve up a giant fish feast! At Captain D’s you can order either a 10 or 14-piece fish family meal with hushpuppies and your choice of delicious sides. 

Locations: 7369 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
7331 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
656 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
705 Knox Abbott Dr., Cayce, SC 29033
Captain D’s

Chick-fil-A

Meal Deal: “Build Your Own Family Meal” at Chick-fil-A allows you to mix and match several popular menu items to create the perfect spread for your family. This meal deal will feed at least 4 people. You can order ahead of time on the Chick-fil-A app or by going online to make pick-up quick and easy! 

Locations: 901 Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
10136 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
5440 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC 29206
229 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
7424 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
2299 Augusta Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169
1007 Dutch Fork Rd., Irmo, SC 29063
5560 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC 29072 
Chick-fil-A

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Meal Deal: Here, family meal combos must be ordered in advance either by calling your local store or ordering online. Einstein Bros. makes feeding your family easy with so many options including: 

  • Brunch Box
    • Feeds 6-8
    • 6 bagels, 1 egg sandwich, 2 bacon, and cheddar sandwiches, 
    • 4 blueberry muffins
    • 4 twice-baked hash browns
  • Pizza Bagel Kit
    • Feeds 6
    • 6 bagels, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese
  • Breakfast Burrito Kit
    • Feeds 4 
    • 4 burritos with eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, hash browns, and salsa 
  • Nova Lox Plate
    • Feeds 4 
    • 8 slices nova lox, tomatoes, red onions, lemons 
    • Bagels sold separately 

Einstein Bros. Bagels

KFC 

Meal Deal: KFC offers “Family Fill Up” buckets starting at just $23.99 that include:

  • 8, 12 or 16-piece chicken buckets
  • 8, 12, 16-piece tender meals 
  • Sandwiches and tender meals 

Locations: 10125 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
2340 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206
2349 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29204
2104 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
107 12th St., West Columbia, SC 29169
7467 St. Andrews Rd., Irmo, SC 29063
KFC

KFC Bucket

Little Ceasar’s Pizza 

Meal Deal: Forgot to place a to-go order? Have nothing at home to whip up? Little Caesar’s is the perfect QUICK stop. Hot-n-ready pizza is readily available in either cheese or pepperoni options and in some locations, they also offer basic hot-n-ready wings. You can also order specialty pizzas at Little Caesar’s, however, these will take a bit longer so be sure to place your order in advance. 

Locations: 2336 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206
7840 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
4440 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29209
3315 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
116 Dreher Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169
1180 Dutch Fork Rd. Suite 8, Irmo, SC 29063 
Little Ceasar’s Pizza

Moe’s 

Meal Deal: Family taco night is never a bad idea and with Moe’s “Build Your Own Taco Kit” it’s an even better one! This family meal kit comes with:

  • 12 tortillas
  • 2 proteins of your choice 
  • Toppings: Lettuce, cheese, rice, sour cream, beans, pico de gallo
  • Chips AND a bowl of queso! 

Locations: 625 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201
4840 Forest Dr. #16, Columbia, SC 29206
4601 Devine St. Suite B, Columbia, SC 29205
2130 N Beltline Blvd., Columbia, SC 29204 
2217 Augusta Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169
945-H Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, SC 29063
Moe’s

Panda Express

Meal Deal: Panda Express offers family meals starting at $32 which comes with a choice of 3 entrees such as chicken, steak, beef, and shrimp and your option of 2 sides including chow mein, fried rice, white rice, and veggies. 

Locations: 5260 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC 29206
443 Killian Rd., Columbia, SC 29203
Panda Express

Panera Bread 

Meal Deal: Panera has several “Family Feast Value Meals” that we encourage you to look into. They’ve got:

  •  Flatbread pizza bundles 
    • Ranging from $24 – $35 
    • Includes 2 or 3 flatbread pizzas with the option of vanilla cinnamon rolls
  • Family Feast and Premium Family Feast 
    • Ranging from $31 – $39
    • Serves 4 – 6 people 
    • Includes sandwiches, salads, baguettes and the option of cookies and soup 
  • Breakfast Family Feast
    • $13.99
    • Includes 6 baked pastries OR 4 breakfast sandwiches/wraps 

Locations: 1321 Roberts Branch Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29203
933 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201
106 Percival Rd., Columbia, SC 29206
6080 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212
5416 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC 29072
Panera Bread

Pizza Hut

Meal Deal: Pizza lovers, this one’s for you! At Pizza Hut you can order the “Big Dinner Box” complete with 2 medium-sized pizzas, 5 breadsticks, and your choice of pasta or wings. Don’t want the sides? No worries! You can trade out the sides for a third medium-sized pizza! 

Locations: 6432 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
4611 Hardscrabble Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
1467 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201
1320 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
2725 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169
7491 St Andrews Rd., Irmo, SC 29063
2221 Charleston Hwy., Cayce, SC 29033
Pizza Hut

Taco Bell

Meal Deal: Get yourself a party pack the whole family can enjoy from Taco Bell! These party packs come in a variety of sizes depending on how many bellies you’re planning to feed. Choose from:

  • Taco Party Pack
  • Burrito and Taco Party Pack
  • Supreme Taco Party Pack
  • Soft Taco Party Pack
  • Supreme Soft Taco Party Pack 
  • Variety Taco Party Pack
  • Supreme Variety Taco Party Pack 

Locations: 2758 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206
7526 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
1928 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
2701 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
739 Knox Abbot, Columbia, SC 29033
1192 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, SC 29063
3983 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia, SC 29170
2353 August Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169
Taco Bell

Taco Bell

Zaxby’s

Meal Deal: Here you can order either a 20-piece chicken finger meal or 30 piece boneless wings meal. Both of these “Zax Family Packs” also include sauce, fries, and delicious Texas toast.

Locations: 9840 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
101 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
2001 N Beltline Blvd., Columbia, SC 29204
650 St Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
2320 Augusta Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169
821 Knox Abbott Dr., Cayce, SC 
Zaxby’s

Family Meal Deals From Sit-Down Restaurants 

There are several “sit-down” restaurants that offer family meal deals, however, please keep in mind that most of these offers only apply to takeout and delivery customers. If you plan to order from one of these restaurants, it would be a good idea to order a bit in advance as it may take a bit longer to prepare your bundle! 

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Meal Deal: Starting at $45, BJ’s offers several family meal deals that serve up to 6 people. From burger bundles to a tri-tip and ribs bundle and everything in between. Most meals are complete with your choice of sides, salad, and more. 

Location: 148 Harbison Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Bonefish Grill

Meal Deal: At Bonefish you can feed the whole family starting at $42.99. These “bountiful family bundles” include a main dish of your choice, salad, fresh bread and cookies! This offer is ONLY good for takeout and/or delivery.

Locations: 4708 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC 29206
1260 Bower Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29212 
Bonefish Grill

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Meal Deal: Family meal bundles from Carrabba’s feed up to 4 and include a main entree, bread, and your choice of salad. Main entrees include things such as pasta, salmon, and chicken.

Locations: 370 Columbiana Dr., Columbia, SC 29212 
Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Cox Family BBQ

Meal Deal: One pound of meat, two sides, banana pudding, 4 buns or rolls, and a choice of sauce, all for $34.99. Delivery is available from Uber Eats.
Location: 7709 St. Andrews Road, Irmo
Cox Family BBQ

Cracker Barrel Family Meal Deal

Meal Deal: The Cracker Barrel family meal baskets serve up to 5 people. There are so many “baskets” to choose from – pancake breakfast meals, fried chicken, meatloaf, chicken n’dumplins, and more! All family meal deals are customizable. 

Locations: 2300 Legrand Rd., Columbia, SC 29223
253 Forum Dr., Columbia, SC 29229
2208 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
1140 Kinley Rd., Irmo, SC 29063
Cracker Barrel

Fazoli’s

Meal Deal: Fazoli’s offers pasta, pizza and breadstick family meals ranging from $35.99 to $46.79. Delivery is available through UberEats.
Locations: 7621 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC
Fazoli’s

Olive Garden 

Meal Deal: At Olive Garden there are SO MANY family-style meals to choose from. Here is a quick list of some, but not all, of the meal deals for you:

  • Family Bundles
    • Lasagna Bundle – serves 4-6 
    • Large Lasagna Bundle – serves up to 12 
    • Jumbo House Salad and Breadsticks – serves 4-6
  • Family Size Pans – all serve between 4-6
    • Chicken Alfredo
    • Chicken Parmigiana 
    • Shrimp Alfredo
    • Spaghetti
    • Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara 
    • Cheese Ravioli 
    • Half or whole gallon soups 

Locations: 10136-112 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
274 Harbison Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212
Olive Garden

Red Lobster 

Meal Deal: Here you can find four family meal deals that each feed up to 4 people. Each meal deal comes with the famously delicious Cheddar Bay Biscuits, sides, butter, and sauce. The four Red Lobster meal deals are:

  • Seaside Shrimp Trio – garlic shrimp, creamy shrimp alfredo, and Walt’s Favorite shrimp 
  • Ultimate Family Feast – lobster tail, snow crab legs, garlic shrimp scampi, and Walt’s Favorite shrimp 
  • Linguini Alfredo – linguini alfredo served with either shrimp or cajun chicken 
  • Create your own – choice of 3 seafood favorites and 2 sides 

Location: 10136 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
Red Lobster

Zoe’s Kitchen 

Meal Deal: Zoe’s Kitchen is a Mediterranean Restaurant that has family meal options with kabobs, chicken, Mediterranean rollups, and more. Most of these family meal packs serve 4-6 people and include sauce, salad and your choice of at least 2 sides. 

Locations: 10296 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
4855 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC 29206
952 Lake Murray Blvd Suite Z, Irmo, SC 29063
Zoe’s Kitchen

You Can Even Find Family Meal Deals at Grocery Stores! 

My family utilizes grocery store meal deals regularly! I will often pick up one of these meal deals while I’m already in the store doing my grocery shopping or even when doing a pickup or delivery order. Then, when I’m back home and unloading my haul I’m not also trying to prepare dinner. It’s a win-win for everyone! 

Food Lion

Meal Deal: At Food Lion you can feed a family of 4 for just $12. You will get 1 entree of either rotisserie chicken OR 8 piece mixed fried chicken and 2 sides of your choice. 

Locations: 2312 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206
3912 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
1001 Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
4464 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205
4760 Hardscrabble Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
300 Knox Abbott Dr., Cayce, SC 29033
675 Main St., West Columbia, SC 29170
Food Lion

Kroger 

Meal Deal: At Kroger you can find the popular “Home Chef” meal kits for individual purchase. While these aren’t already cooked, the portions are already measured out and all of the ingredients are together making it a quick grab-and-go and super convenient once you’re back home! 

Locations: 10136 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
1028 Roberts Branch Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29203
3403 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC 29204
7467 St Andrews Rd., Irmo, SC 29063
Kroger

Kroger

Publix 

Meal Deal: Head over to the deli section of your nearest Publix and take advantage of the “Publix Deli Meal Deal for 4”. This family meal deal includes:

  • 12 deli chicken tenders
  • 2 16oz. sides with the choice of macaroni and cheese, green beans, collard greens, baked beans, black beans, or white rice 
  • 1 pack of Hawaiian rolls OR cornbread 
  • Sauce 

You can order your meal deal online (must be done at least 1 hour in advance) or go into the store. 

Locations: 10128 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29223
501 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201
4840 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC 29206
2800 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205
4611 Hardscrabble Rd., Columbia, SC 29229
7320 Broad River Rd., Irmo, SC 29063
Publix

What places have you found that offer great family meal deals and bundles?

Kayla Simmons
About the Author
Kayla grew up right outside of Charleston, SC and is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina. She has lived in Columbia for a combination of 5 years. Kayla has a background working with special needs children, but now enjoys nothing more than being a stay-at-home mom of two. She enjoys keeping her kids busy by finding unique play spaces and events, involving them in hands-on activities and watching them learn about the world through play. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercise and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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