Are restaurants required to offer free tap water with purchase if requested?

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Are restaurants required to offer free tap water with purchase if requested?

Asked on April 5, 2012 under General Practice, Ohio

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No, they are not required to offer free water with meals or purchases. It's bad business  to not offer free water, but the law does not require business to be well  run or make good choices. The law also does  not require a restaurant to offer anything for free.


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