In honor of Veterans Day, there is no shortage of deals and free items available to veterans and active duty military personnel today. If you ask me, these deals should be offered all year long. What are you doing to show your appreciation to our vets today?

I would recommend that you double check with local locations of these restaurants to make sure the offers are available here.

  • Applebee's: Free meal from a special menu Monday.
  • Azzip Pizza: Free meal today (pizza, drink, and cookie) at Azzip by showing military identification. For all current and former military members.
  • Bar Louie: Free burger or flatbread up to $15 Monday.
  • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Free meal up to $14.95 and free Dr. Pepper beverage Monday.
  • Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu Monday.
  • Bonefish Grill: Free appetizer Monday.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of boneless wings and fries Monday.
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar: Free meal from special menu Monday.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill: Buy-one-get-one free Monday, in-restaurant only.
  • Chuck E. Cheese: Free personal one-topping pizza Monday.
  • Cicis: Free adult buffet for veterans with military ID and coupon.
  • Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or Pumpkin Pie Latte.
  • Denny's: Free "Build Your Own Grand Slam" from 5 a.m. to noon Monday. Dine-in only.
  • Dunkin’: Free doughnut Monday.
  • Fazoli’s: Free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce Monday.
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Veterans and active military who visit a Freddy’s restaurant Monday get a free combo meal card good through Nov. 30.
  • Golden Corral: Free dinner buffet and beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday.
  • Hooters: Free meal from a special menu Monday.
  • IHOP: Free red, white and blueberry pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
  • Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse: Free meal from a special menu from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse: 10% off meal and a free appetizer or dessert Monday, according to restaurant's Facebook page.
  • Mission BBQ: Free sandwiches and cake from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
  • MOD Pizza: Buy-one get-one free MOD-size pizza or salad Monday.
  • O'Charley's: Free meal Monday from special menu.
  • Olive Garden: Free entree from a select menu Monday.
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Free small cup of frozen yogurt at set price cup locations or up to $3.30 off a cup at Weigh and Pay locations Monday. A coupon posted at www.orangeleafyogurt.com is required.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Through Monday, Outback has a 20% heroes discount for military members, police officers, firefighters and first responders. There’s also a 10% everyday Heroes Discount for servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters.
  • Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert Monday for dining in and takeout orders picked up in-restaurant Monday.
  • Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with fries Monday.
  • Starbucks: Veterans, active service members and their spouses receive a free cup of coffee Monday.
  • Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from special menu 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.
  • White Castle: Free combo meal Monday.
  • Zaxby's: Free Southern TLC Fillet Sandwich Monday.

Thanks to USA Today for compiling this list.

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