Veterans Day: Where to get free meals

Posted at 10:07 AM, Nov 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-11 11:03:06-05

Veterans Day is Nov. 11 and many restaurants are offering free items to active duty military and veterans. Listed below are some of the chain eateries that are offering giveaways for Veterans Day 2015.

Note: Most restaurants require some proof of service, such as a military ID or uniform. Call ahead to make sure the deals listed are offered at your local location.

Applebee's - Free signature entree

Bob Evans - All-you-can-eat pancakes

California Pizza Kitchen - Free pizza, salad or pasta

Chili's - Free lunch combo or dinner meal from a select menu

Denny's - Free build-your-own Grand Slam breakfast

Golden Corral - Free dinner buffet from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hooters - Free meal with a drink purchase

IHOP Restaurants - Free Red, White and Blue pancakes combo plate

Mazzios - free lunch buffet and drink today from 10:30-:1:30. 

Little Caesars - Free pizza or $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LongHorn Steakhouse - Free Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage

Max & Erma's - Free Best Cheeseburger in America combo

O'Charley's - Free entree from $9.99 menu

Olive Garden - Free entree; 10 percent off for guests dining with a veteran

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt - Free frozen yogurt

Outback Steakhouse - Free Bloomin' Onion appetizer and beverage

Ponderosa Steakhouse - Free buffet

Red Lobster - Free appetizer or dessert from Nov. 9 to Nov. 12

Sizzler - Free lunch and beverage until 4 p.m.

Starbucks - Free tall brewed coffee

Texas Roadhouse - Free lunch and beverage

T.G.I. Friday's - Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To see a full list of Veterans Day 2015 offers, visit