25+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap): Columbia, SC

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Are you on the hunt for restaurants where kids eat free in Columbia, SC? Look no further! Whether you’re looking for freebies, general deals, or sweet discounts, we’ve got a comprehensive list of restaurants to cover it all. 



Kids Eat Free in Columbia, SC

We know taking your family out to eat can get quite pricey, not to mention chaotic. So, we made this easy and called each of the listed restaurants below to get their promotions confirmed. However, please keep in mind that these promotions can change rapidly so it’s always a good idea to triple-check before you go. 

*This list does not imply restaurant endorsement or participation but is simply for our readers’ convenience.

Daily Kids Meal Deals in Columbia, SC

Bruster’s Ice Cream

Offer: kids under 40” tall get a free baby ice cream cone
Location: 130-15 Forum Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
Bruster’s Ice Cream – Forum Drive

Golden Corral

Offer: Kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal
Age: 3 and under only
Location: 5300 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
Golden Corral

CiCi’s Pizza

Offer: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet
Age: 3 and under only
Locations: 6120 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212
CiCi’s Pizza

Shoney’s

Offer: Kids 4 and under eat free with purchase of an adult meal
Locations: 7335 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209
2208 B Airport Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29170
Shoney’s

Monday Kids Meal Deals in Columbia

Red Bowl 

Offer: $2.50 kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal 
Location: 481-11 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC 29229
Red Bowl – Town Center Place Location

Shealy’s BBQ

Offer: Kids 6 and under eat free
Location: 340 East Columbia Ave, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070
Shealy’s BBQ specials

Tuesday Kids Eat Free Deals 

Denny’s

Offer: Kids eat free
Age: 12 and under
Time: 4 – 10 pm
Location: 2514 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169
Denny’s

Beef O’ Bradys

Offer: $3.49 kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal 
Location: 4561 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29229
Beef O’ Bradys – Hardscrabble Road

Carolina Ale House 

Offer: Kids eat for $0.99 with the purchase of an adult meal
Location: 277 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
Carolina Ale House – Columbiana Drive

East Bay Deli 

Offer: Kids eat free every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult meal with a special kids party from 5-7 pm once a month. Check website for details. 
Time: After 4 pm
Location: 2708 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229
East Bay Deli- Clemson Road

Highway 55 Burgers

Offer: 50% off kids’ meals every Tuesday
Time: After 5 pm
Location: 1792 S Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29071
Highway 55 Burgers – South Lake Drive

Ruby Tuesday

Offer: Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal
Time: After 5 pm
Locations: 7490 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209
2504 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
Ruby Tuesday Meal Deals

Zaxby’s

Offer: Family Night: $0.99 Kidz meal with adult meal purchase
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Location: 1042 Lake Murray Boulevard, Irmo
Zaxby’s Family Night

Wednesday Kids Eat Cheap Deals in Columbia

Chubby’s Burgers and Brewhouse

Offer: Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays (Ages 11 and Under)
Time: All Day
Location: 420 McNulty Street, Blythewood, SC
Check out our review of Chubby’s Burgers and Brewhouse

East Bay Deli 

Offer: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal with a special kids party night from 5-7 pm once a month. Check website for details. 
Time: After 4 pm
Location: 108 Sunset Court, West Columbia, SC
East Bay Deli- Sunset Court

Hudson’s Smokehouse BBQ

Offer: Free kids’ buffet (1 per paying adult)
Age: 10 and under
Time: After 5 pm
Location: 4952 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, SC
Hudson’s Smokehouse BBQ

Firehouse Subs

Offer: $0.99 kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal
Locations: 3250 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29204
2301 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
7467 St. Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC 29063
Firehouse Subs

Knead Pizza

Offer: 1/2 price Kids Meal with each adult entree purchased
Location: 104-B Scarborough Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
Knead Pizza

Scottie’s Cafe and Grill

Offer: Free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal
Time: All day
Location: 10400 Wilson Boulevard, Blythewood, SC 
Scottie’s Cafe and Grill

Smashburger

Offer: Free kids’ meal (age 12 and under) with the purchase of an adult meal
Time: All day
Location: 718 Fashion Drive Suite A, Columbia, SC 29229
Smashburger

Thursday Kids’ Meal Deals

Diablo’s Southwest Grill 

Offer: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal
Time: All day
Location: 5541 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, SC
Diablo’s Southwest Grill – Sunset Boulevard

Friday Kids’ Meal Deals

Ruby Tuesday

Offer: Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree
Time: All day
Locations: 7490 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209
2504 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
Ruby Tuesday Meal Deals

Saturday Kids’ Meal Deals

Shealy’s BBQ

Offer: Breakfast Buffet – Kids 4 and under eat free, $5 for kids age 5-11
Time: 7-9:30 am
Location: 340 East Columbia Ave, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070
Shealy’s BBQ specials

Sunday Kids Deals Eat Free Deals

Firehouse Subs

Offer: $0.99 kids meal for every adult meal purchased
Locations: 3250 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29204
2301 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169
7467 St. Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC 29063
Firehouse Subs

Moe’s 

Offer: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal $6 or more
Locations: 470-1 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC 29229
2130 North Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29204
4601 Devine Street Suite B, Columbia, SC 29205 
2217 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
Moe’s

Red Bowl 

Offer: $2.50 kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal 
Location: 481-11 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC 29229
Red Bowl – Town Center Place Location

Kids Eat Free and Meal Deals Special Events: Columbia, SC

Sometimes kids eat free and cheap, and kids’ meal deal nights come with special events that are so great for families. When special kids’ meal events are happening in Columbia, SC, we’ll list them right here. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back soon!



More Meal Deals for Kids in Columbia, SC

Daily discounts, meal deals, and more

Magnolia’s Buffet

Offer: All you can eat kids buffet, price varies based on exact age and whether it’s lunch or dinner
Age: 9 and under 
Time: daily
Location: 10052 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
Magnolia Buffet

Top Dawg Tavern 

Offer: $5 kids meal daily – includes a drink, meal, 1 side, and ice cream
Location: 498 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC 29229
Top Dawg Tavern – Village at Sandhill

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Where to Eat Out With Kids in Columbia, SC

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Grab a burger, pizza, or even head to a family-friendly brewery with the kids.


Columbia, SC Restaurants: where to eat out

Our Columbia Restaurant Guide is full of great dining options for your family!

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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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