Veterans Day free meals and discounts

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MANCHESTER, NH – On Veteran’s Day area restaurants – and one salon chain – say thank you to those who have served our country and those who are currently serving by offering free meals and discounts. Many restaurants on the list are national chains, so it is best to call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation.

Editor’s note: If you know of a discount we missed, email susanwflower@gmail.com and we’ll add it to the list.


Applebee’s – free meal from a select menu, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – All active and retired veterans receive a free appetizer at participating locations November 9- November 15.

Chili’s – choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread. Offer only available at participating Chili’s, dine-in, beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military must show proof of military service.

Cracker Barrel is offering veterans and active military a free slice of double chocolate, Coca-Cola cake.

Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only. Please call ahead.

Friendly’s – free dine-in breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus for veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card.

Great Clips has two offers for veterans and those actively serving; get a free hair cut on Nov. 11 or drop into a salon and get a card to come back for a free haircut. Civilians who get a haircut on Nov. 11, will be given a card for a free haircut to give to a veteran or someone currently serving in the military. The free haircut card may be used until Dec. 31.

IHOP– participating IHOP Restaurants offering free Red, White and Blue pancakes. 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, for veterans and active military.

Little Caesars -free $5 HOT-N-READY lunch combo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at participating Little Caesars Pizza locations for veterans and active military. Must present a valid military ID.

Longhorn Steakhouse -receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and a non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and current service members.

Olive Garden – receive a free meal including entrees, freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad for all veterans and military active duty.

Outback Steakhouse – get a Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. There is also a military discount of 15% off the total check from November 12 thru December 31, 2015, valid for military members and their families.

Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all guests with a military ID or proof of service.

Ruby Tuesday is offering veterans and members of the military a free appetizer on Nov. 11. Proof of service required.

Starbucks is giving active duty service members, veterans and military spouses a free, tall (12 fl oz) hot brewed coffee on November 11.

Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch free entrée and soft drink/tea from our Veterans lunch menu.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Free lunch for all current members of the military and veterans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-in only at participating locations.

Uno Pizzeria and Grill is offering veterans a free entree or individual pizza. Military ID required.