We've put together a list of Virginia restaurants offering Veterans Day discounts.The men and women who put their lives on the line to defend this nation deserve more praise and gratitude, frankly, than we will ever be able to give them. It takes a really special kind of person to risk everything for love of country. November 11 was the day that the guns fell silent during World War I. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, an armistice was signed ending the "Great War." It has been a formal holiday since 1926. While nothing will ever truly come close to repaying American military veterans for their service, many restaurants are offering veterans discounts on Saturday as a small token of their appreciation. We've compiled a list of many of the larger restaurants. Unless otherwise mentioned, these discounts are available on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. If you know a restaurant offering a Veterans Day discount that isn't on this list, make sure you post it in the comment section at the bottom! Applebee's What: Free meal Who: Anyone who can show proof of military service. Bar Louie What: Free burger or flatbread Who: Veterans or active duty military with proof of service. Bob Evans What: Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner Who: Veterans or active duty with military ID or in military uniform. Bonefish Grill What: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer Who: Veterans or active duty with military ID or in military uniform. Boston Market What: Buy one, get one free meals When: Nov. 10-12 Where: Participating locations How: Online coupon required (available here)
Buffalo Wild Wings What: Free order of wings and a side of fries How: Proof of military service required. California Pizza Kitchen What: Free dine-in pizza, salad, or pasta Who: Veterans or active duty with military ID or who dine in military uniform. Carrabba's What: Free appetizer with the purchase of an entree and a qualifying Coke beverage. Who: Active Duty and Veterans. How: Must mention offer to redeem. Chevy's Fresh Mex What: Free build-your-own three-item combo Who: Active Duty and Veterans. How: Must show a military ID. Chili's What: Free meal Who: Anyone who can show proof of military service. Chipotle Mexican Grill What: Buy one, get one free entree (burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos) Who: Active Duty and Veterans How: Must show military ID Cici's Free buffet Nov. 11. Includes pizza, salad and desserts. All locations may not be participating, so call ahead to be sure — proof of service required. Cracker Barrel What: Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert How: Military ID required. Denny's What: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam When: Nov. 10, from 5 a.m. to noon. Who: Veterans with military ID Dunkin Donuts What: Free doughnut How: Military ID required Famous Dave's BBQ What: Free "Two Meat BBQ Salute" Who: Veterans or active duty with military ID or other proof of service. Friendly's What: Free dine-in Veterans Day breakfast, lunch, or dinner. How: Proof of service -- military ID or honorable discharge card Golden Corral What: Free buffet and beverage When: On November 13th, not on Veterans Day, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Who: Active Duty and Veterans IHOP What: Free stack of Red, White, and Blue pancakes When: Nov. 10 Who: Veterans with military ID.
Little Caesar's What: Free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo Who: Veterans or active duty military with proof of service. Mission BBQ What: Free sandwiches Who: Active Duty and Veterans Olive Garden What: Free meal Who: Anyone who can show proof of military service. Outback Steakhouse What: Free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage When: Nov. 11 Who: Active duty and veterans. Additionally, from Nov. 12-16, military members will receive a 20 percent discount. Starting on Nov. 17, military members will receive a 10 percent discount, available year-round. Red Lobster What: Free appetizer or dessert (from a limited menu) Who: Veterans with military ID. Red Robin What: Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries Who: Veterans with military ID. Ruby Tuesday What: Free appetizer, valued up to $10. Who: Veterans or active duty military with proof of service. Texas Roadhouse What: Free lunch When: Nov. 11 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Who: Veterans with military ID T.G.I. Fridays What: Free lunch When: Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Who: Veterans with military ID Zoe's Kitchen Free entree to all veterans and active members of the military who present their military ID at checkout.