Veterans Day 2017: A list of free meals and discounts

Posted: Nov 07 2017 12:57PM EST

Updated: Nov 07 2017 02:56PM EST

Saturday, November 11 is Veterans Day. To honor our veterans and active military, many businesses are saying thank you by offering discounts and free meals.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Most businesses require a valid military ID or proof of service.

Here is a list of some restaurant deals and freebies: 

Applebee's: Pick one of seven FREE signature items with proof of valid military ID.

Bar Louie: Visit your nearest location to claim a FREE flatbread or burger. 

Bob Evans: FREE meal from a special menu available all day Saturday at all locations. 

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings: Dine-in to claim one FREE small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries. 

California Pizza Kitchen: Select a FREE entree from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta. Proof of service required. Here is your nearest location

Chevys Fresh Mex: From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Chevys Fresh Mex will offer a complimentary Fresh Mex 3-Item combo to all active and veteran military personnel.

Chili's: Select a FREE meal from their special meni. 

Cicis Pizza: Show a valid military ID and enjoy a FREE pizza buffet.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: All veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert.

Dunkin' Donuts: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a FREE donut, no purchase necessary.

Famous Dave’s: Receive a FREE two meat Combo.

Fogo de Chão: Veterans and active duty personnel will receive 50% off their meal on November 11, and up to three additional guests will receive 10% off their meals

Friendly’s: Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu.

Glory Days Grill: With a valid military ID, enjoy FREE appetizer or a regular order of boneless or grilled boneless wings.

The Green Turtle: Enjoy any item up to $12 for FREE or take $12 off a dish greater than $12.

Hooters: FREE meal from a select Veterans Day menu with proof of valid military ID card. 

Houlihan’s: Enjoy a FREE entree from a select menu on Veteran’s Day with proof of veteran status or active service in the military.

IKEA: Show a military ID and enjoy a free entree at IKEA. 

Little Caesars Pizza: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.

Macaroni Grill: Enjoy a FREE Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entree.

On The Border: Receive a FREE combo meal from the "Create Your Own Combo menu,” which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” menu.

Outback Steakhouse: Enjoy a FREE Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage with a valid military ID.  Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, Military, Fire and Police heroes will receive 10% off their check.

Red Hot & Blue Restaurants: Get a FREE entree (up to $10) with the purchase of a second entree of equal or greater value. For dine-in only. 

Red Lobster: Score a FREE appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu. Proof of valid military identification required. 

Red Robin: Show some proof and enjoy a FREE Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless Steak Fries! 

Ruby Tuesday's: FREE appetizer at participating locations, proof of service required. 

TGI Fridays: Dine-in for a FREE lunch (up to $12) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., proof of valid military ID required. 

White Castle: Receive a FREE breakfast combo or castle combo meal #1-6.

World of Beer: Cheers! Receive a FREE select draught beer (where legal) or $5 off your check. 

Yard House: Score a complimentary appetizer. No purchase necessary.

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