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FREE DINNER, MEALS FOR VETS ON VETERANS DAY at 17 Sterling area Restaurants

November 11, 2016

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There are many ways to honor former servicemembers on Veterans Day - parades, salutes, all-you-can eat pancakes or a free hot cup of (G.I.) joe.

To mark Veterans Day on Nov. 11, restaurants around the country are offering free or discounted food. Some offers are strictly for vets; others include active-duty and retired troops.

advisory, being updated.

16 Sterling,Virginia Restaurants Offer Veterans Meals Wednesday Nov. 11 2015

November 11, 2015
Veteran's Day is officially Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day Free Meals-- for veterans!

2016 Free Meals - Updated and verified.



Applebee's Free Meal (verified Nov. 11, 2016)

Applebee's Restaurant offering veterans and active military a free meal from open to close on Nov. 11.There will be 7 entrees to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included Find more information here

Must present valid Veteran's form of identification or be in uniform.



Veterans and active military personnel get the choice of a free breakfast menu item on Nov. 11. Find more information here (verified Nov. 11 2016)


Chili's Free Meal

Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu. Must show proof of military service (verified Nov. 11, 2016)


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert to veterans and an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support the United Service Organizations (USO). Veterans Day only.

Dairy Queen - Select Dairy Queen locations will offer free $5 lunches on Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Denny's All You Can Eat Pancakes
All active, inactive and retired military personnel,at all participating Denny's restaurants nationwide, diners with a valid military ID will receive free build your Grand Slam on 11.11.15 from 5 am to noon.


Dunkin' Donuts - Free medium hot or iced coffee on Nov. 11


Famous Dave's (verified 11-11-16)

On November 11th, former and active military are invited to come in and receive a free One Meat Salute on us. Choose from one meat, a corn muffin, and a side. Participating locations only. From 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Proof of service required. Dine In only.


Buffalo Wild Wings

Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries. (verified 11-11-16)


Glory Days Grill (verified 11-11-16)
Glory Days invites all veterans on 11/11/16 to join Glory Days and receive a free appetizer or wings with proper ID.


IHOP (verified)

On Veteran's Day, November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants around the nation will be honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the United States Military by offering them free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At some locations, the Red, White and Blue pancakes will be featured as part of a free combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns.


Menchie's Free Frozen Yogurt (verified)
On Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th, 2016 all Veterans and military personnel with a military ID or dressed in uniform will receive a free six ounce frozen yogurt any time of day. Show a valid ID or be in uniform to receive.


Little Caesars (11am to 2pm only)

- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free $5 Hot-N-Ready lunch combo, which includes a small deep dish pizza and a 20-ounce drink.


Olive Garden Free Meal

Veterans and active military eat free from selection of entrees. Family members dining with them also get 10% off their meals (verified Nov. 11 2016)

All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day.

Red Lobster - Veterans and active military receive their choice of free appetizer or dessert; offer good from Nov. 9 through Nov. 12. Find more information here


Red Robin Free Burger and Fries (verified)
All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.


Outback Steakhouse

Veterans will receive a free bloomin' onion and non-alcoholic beverage at Outback Steakhouse on Veterans' Day. Additionally, veterans and their families who dine at Outback between November 12 and December 31 will receive 15 percent off their check. (verified Nov. 11 2016)

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