Veterans Day freebies and discounts

Wednesday is Veterans Day and many restaurants and businesses are honoring our heroes with some freebies and discounts.

Here’s a list of some of the places where veterans or those on active military duty can enjoy a freebie or discount with their military ID.


  • Applebees – Free Thank You Meal menu from open to close.
  • Arby’s:One free Roast Beef Classi
  • Bar Louie – Free meal up to a $12 value
  • Bob Evans – Free meals
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Free buffet from 4 p.m. – close
  • Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp
  • Buffalo’s Café – All veterans and active duty military eat free
  • BURGERFI – Complimentary small (6 oz.) sundae.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day Menu.
  • Cattlemen’s Steakhouse – Complimentary small sirloin steak dinner
  • Chicken Salad Chick – All Chicken Salad Chick restaurants will be offering a free meal. The offer is one free Original Chick which includes one sandwich, one side, a pickle and a cookie.
  • Chili’s: A free meal with proof of military service
  • Chuck E. Cheese: 20 free tokens through Saturday
  • Country Buffet – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Country Cookin – Free meals for Veterans from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Cracker Barrel – Complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert during lunch and dinner
  • Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. until noon
  • El Fenix – Free meal
  • Fatz Café – Complimentary World Famous Calabash Chicken Meal
  • Fire Mountain – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Golden Corral – Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • HomeTown Buffet – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hooters – Choice of one of the following free menu items: Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Salad, 10-Piece Traditional Wings, 10-Piece Boneless Wings
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings – Free meal from a limited menu with a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • IHOP – Free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee
  • Little Caesars – Free $5 Lunch Combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Logan’s Roadhouse supports veterans throughout the year with a 10% discount to guests who present a military or veterans’ ID. On Veterans Day, November 11, those military and ex-military guests will also receive a free dessert
  • Longhorn Steakhouse:Free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages
  • McCormick & Schmick’s – Free entrée. Choose from: Salmon Rigatoni, Buttermilk Friend Shrimp, Cedar Planked or Grilled Salmon, Blackened Chicken Fettuccine, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Skillet Bronzed Tilapia, Tender Beef Medallions, Romano Chicken Chopped Salad, or McCormick’s Cheeseburger. Reservations required
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt any time of day. This includes any toppings
  • Miami Subs – 50% off their purchase
  • Mission BBQ – Free sandwich and cake (while it lasts)
  • O’Charley’s – Free meal from $9.99er menu. Choose from O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Bayou Shrimp Past and Chicken Fried Steak, among other meals
  • Old Country Buffet – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Olive Garden – Free entrée. Choices include Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Lasagna, Chicken Parmigiana, Garlic Rosemary Chicken or Unlimited Soup, Salad and Breadsticks
  • On the Border – Free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo” menu
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt – Free cup of froyo, up to 11 oz.
  • Outback:A free Bloomin’ Onion and Beverage. There is also a military discount of 15% off the total check until December 31, 2015.
  • Panera Bread:Free “you pick two”
  • Pie Five Pizza – Free individualized pizza
  • PDQ:Free sandwich or chicken tenders
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Free buffet from 4 p.m. to close. Beverages not included
  • Red, Hot & Blue – Buy-one-get-one-free offer that is available for three days with the purchase of two drinks and a coupon
  • Red Lobster – Offering a free appetizer or dessert
  • Red Robin – Free Red Robin’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries
  • Roy Rogers:Free cup of coffee
  • Ruby Tuesday – Free appetizer
  • Ryan’s – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sheetz: Free lunch
  • Shoney’s – Free All-American Burger
  • Sizzler – Free lunch entrée of a six-ounce Tri Tip Steak, a single Malibu Chicken or a Half Dozen Fried Shrimp. Free beverage choices are coffee, iced tea or a fountain drink. Until 4 p.m.
  • Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill – Free entrée. Choices include ½ lb. Premium Burger, Pulled Pork Platter, Chicken Fingers, Tomato Basil Cavatappi or Nutty Chicken Salad
  • Starbucks:Free tall brewed coffees
  • Sticky Fingers Smokehouse – Free meal up to $12.99. Veterans also receive a $10 OFF coupon for their return visit
  • Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch (includes choice of Coca-Cola product, Iced Tea/Sweet Tea or coffee).
  • Texas Steakhouse & Saloon – Free entrée up to $20
  • TGI Friday’s – Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m
  • Twin Peaks – Free menu item from Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu
  • World of Beer – Free select draught beer

Retailers & Other:

Click links for full details on individual offers.

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