Veteran's Day Freebies & Deals for 2016

Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day -- a day to honor our brave heroes who have kept our country safe. As a way to say thank you, many restaurants are offering special discounts and free meals for veterans and active military. Keep in mind, most businesses require a valid military ID or proof of service.

North Texas Promotions

Abacus and Jasper's: Complimentary entree with a valid military ID.

Aspen Creek Grill: Choose one of six FREE entrees from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dallas Arboretum: FREE admission to service members and veterans.

Denton County Transportation Authority: FREE rides for veterans and active military personnel.

Fort Worth Zoo: FREE admission to service members, veterans and a guest on Sunday for "Heroes Day." There will be patriotic-themed entertainment.

Norma's Cafe: FREE breakfast all day for veterans at all four DFW locations.

Silver Fox Steakhouse: FREE entree up to $35 for all veterans and active military.

Veterans Resource Center in Oak Cliff: Group of dentists will provide FREE dental care to local veterans.

Wolf Den in Gainesville: FREE meals, excluding steaks and gratuity.

Is your business offering a discount or free meal to veterans? Email details to to be added to this list.

National Freebies & Discounts

Applebee's: Chose one of seven FREE signature items. More info here.

Bonefish Grill: Bang Bang shrimp on the house! Just show a valid military ID. Find a spot near you.

Boston Market: Active military or veterans and their families can score one FREE brownie or cookie with any purchase.

California Pizza Kitchen: Receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu. Click here for locations.

Chipotle: Buy one burrito, burrito bowl, order of tacos, or salad and get one FREE! From 3 p.m. to close with proof of service. More info here.

Chevys Fresh Mex: From 11a.m. - 10 p.m., select one complimentary item from a special menu. Click here for restaurant locations.

Denny’s: From 5 a.m. to noon, get a FREE "Build Your Own Grand Slam." Find your nearest diner.

Golden Corral: From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. get a FREE dinner buffet including a beverage. Open to anyone who is serving or has served in the U.S. military, to include National Guard and reserves. Find a location near you.

Houlihan’s: Active military and veterans receive one FREE entrée, valued up to $15, with purchase of an additional entrée. Find your nearest location.

IHOP: From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Veterans and Active Duty Military Forces enjoy a FREE stack of patriotic pancakes. Select locations will also offer FREE combo of two eggs, hash browns, and two bacon strips or pork sausage links. Call your local IHOP to confirm participation.

Hooters: Enjoy a FREE meal from a special Veterans menu, drink purchase required. Find a location near you.

LongHorn Steakhouse: FREE appetizer or dessert, no purchase required, just show valid proof of military service. The chain is also offering 10% off for guests dinning with veterans. Click here for store locations.

Olive Garden: Aside unlimited homemade soup or house salad and bread sticks, the chain is offering a FREE entrée from a special military veterans menu. Find a restaurant near you.

On The Border: Dine-In to receive a FREE "choose 2" or "choose 3" “Create Your Own Combo”.Proof of service required. Find a location near you.

Outback Steakhouse: Enjoy a FREE Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage with a valid military ID. Find a location near you

Red Hot & Blue: From November 9 to November 11,  get a FREE entree (up to $10) with the purchase of two drinks and a second entree. Click here for store locations.

Red Lobster: From November 10 - 11 you can score a FREE appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu. Proof of valid military identification required. Find a location near you.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews: Show some proof and enjoy a FREE Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless Steak Fries! Go online for more details.

Ruby Tuesday's: FREE appetizer (up to $10) at participating locations, proof of service required. Find a restaurant near you.

T.G.I. Friday’s: At select locations, dine-in for a FREE lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details.

World of Beer: Cheers! Receive a FREE select draught beer. No purchase necessary.  Click here for locations.

Yard House: Score a complimentary appetizer. No purchase necessary.  Click here for a location.

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