In honor of Veteran's Day, which is tomorrow, Wednesday November 11th, many restaurants are having specials, where veteran's or current military and sometimes their families will be honored with free food. Here is a list of the ones I've currently come across. Most are only available on Veteran's Day, require proof of military service or military id, are for dine in only, and only at participating restaurants. If you know of more gratitude meals for veterans, please add them in the comments.
NOTE: There are lots of lists of places that have Veterans Day specials out on the net...if I went to a restraunts website and found no mention of these deals, I didn't list them. You might check a specific stores Facebook page as they post deals there. I also only listed those specials local to the San Francisco Bay Area. There are a ton of places back east that also have specials.
APPLEBEES - Free meal from selected menu for all veterans and active military (burger, pasta, chicken, shrimp sirloin meals).
BJ'S RESTAURANT AND BREWHOUSE - Free entree under $12.95 for veterans and active military.
BLACK ANGUS - Free Steakhouse Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries for all veterans and active duty military personnel.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS - Small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries for veterans and active duty military from 4-7pm.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - Free entree for all veterans and active military - Pizza, pasta, salads
CATTLEMANS - Small Sirloin Steak Dinner for all active, inactive and retired military.
CHILI'S - Any lunch combo or choice of dinner meal from select menu for all veterans and active military.
COCO'S - Free slice of pie for all veterans and active duty military (no purchase necessary).
DENNY'S - Build your own Grand Slam (from 5am to noon) for active, non-active or retired personnel.
HOOTERS - Military eat free - all veterans and active military can choose from one of the free items being given out (wings, burger, salad, sandwich). Drink purchase required.
IHOP - Free short stack of Red, White and Blue Pancakes - all veterans and active duty military. From 7am to 7pm.
KRISPY KREME - Free doughnut and small coffee - all veterans and active duty military.
LITTLE CEASARS - Free $5 Hot and Ready lunch combo from 11am to 2pm. (NOTE: Limited to the 1st 30 veterans or active military)
MOD PIZZA - Free MOD size pizza or salad for veterans and active duty military.
OLIVE GARDEN - Free entree from list for veterans and active duty military (unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks and choice of pastas, chicken).
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE - Free Bloomin Onion and beverage with military id (as a note, until December 31st, they are giving 15% off to military personnel plus their families. If you are currently deployed, they will send you a raincheck voucher for the free Bloomin Onion for when you come home).
RED LOBSTER - Free appetizer or dessert - for veterans...deal good from 11/09 to 11/12 (no mention of requiring purchase).
RED ROBIN - Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries for all veterans and active duty service members.
STARBUCKS - Free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active duty service members and spouses.
WIENERSCHNITZEL - Free Chili Dog and small Pepsi for all veterans and active duty military.
Check locally as many local chains or Mom and Pop restaurants or food places are having military specials. Many other restaurants are donating money to the military or veterans for meals or items purchased on Veterans Day (like Cinnabon donating $1 for every CinnaPack purchased). Do check your local businesses for any donations they may be making on your purchases.