Many restaurants and drinking spots are celebrating Veterans Day with free grub or special discounts. Here are several spots saluting our armed forces on Monday, November 11.
54th Street Grill //
Vets and active-duty military can swing by the American chain for a free entree up to $12 in value. Multiple locations, 54thstreetgrill.com.
Aspen Creek Grill //
A special menu will be available for vets and active-duty members who want a free meal. This deal is good 11 a.m. to close. 11719 Bandera Road, (210) 202-1888, aspencreekgrill.com.
The chain has long offered Veterans Day deals. This year, vets and active-duty personnel can choose a free entree from a special menu. Multiple locations, applebees.com.
BJ's Restaurant and Brew House //
Prepare yourself for the literal book of a menu at this spot, vets. At least you'll be able to score a free entree — up to $14.95 in value — and a Dr Pepper on the house for putting on your reading glasses. This deal is good for active-duty military, too. Proof of service is required, so don't forget your ID. Multiple locations, bjsrestaurants.com.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. //
Military members who love shrimp may want to head to the Forrest Gump-inspired eatery. The River Walk restaurant will offer a 20 percent off discount, for both food and merchandise, to military personnel and their families. 406 Navarro St., (210) 224-4867, bubbagump.com.
California Pizza Kitchen //
Come in uniform or bring your military ID to score a free pizza and drink. Choose from the chain’s signature pizzas or opt for a full-size salad or pasta. Multiple locations, cpk.com.
Carlo's Bake Shop //
This bakery is offering up a free dessert to top off one of the free entree deals available elsewhere. Vets and military personnel get a free cannoli — regular or chocolate — from the Cake Boss. 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., (830) 321-0131, carlosbakery.com.
Carrabba's Italian Grill //
Vets in the mood for Italian fare can score free calamari. Military ID or proof of service is required to take part. 12507 I-10 W., (210) 694-4191, carrabbas.com.
Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free entree from a special menu, including the restaurant's signature Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, Cajun Chicken Pasta or a bowl of chili, soup or salad. Multiple locations, chilis.com.
The annual Military Appreciation BOGO deal is back. Military members and spouses with ID will get a buy one, get one free deal on burritos, bowls, salads and tacos. Multiple locations, chipotle.com.
Enjoying a Grand Slam may be a solid way to kick off the day. Vets who stop by between 5 a.m. and noon will be able to score the breakfast plate for free. Multiple locations, dennys.com.
Fogo de Chão //
Now through Veterans Day, retired and active-duty military members will get a 50 percent off discount at the Brazilian steakhouse. Up to three guests in their party can also take part in the special. 849 E. Commerce St. #393, (210) 227-1700, fogodechao.com.
For military members who love chicken wings and girls in short shorts, Hooters is coming through. Those with military ID or proof of service will be rewarded with a free entree from a special menu, including 10-piece wings and a Buffalo chicken sandwich. Multiple locations, hooters.com.
Little Caesar's //
For those in need of a quick meal, the grab-and-go pizza chain will be offering its $5 Hot and Ready lunch combo for free to vets with military ID from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Multiple locations, littlecaesars.com.
Logan's Roadhouse //
Bring your military ID or proof of service and you'll receive a free American Roadhouse Meal. Multiple locations, logansroadhouse.com.
Longhorn Steakhouse //
This steakhouse chain will let veterans and military personnel decide between a free appetizer or a free dessert. Military members will also be able to take advantage of 10 percent off their bill. Multiple locations, longhornsteakhouse.com.
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt //
If you're in the mood for frozen yogurt, vets and active-duty military with ID can partake in this cool treat for free. Multiple locations, menchies.com.
Olive Garden //
Veterans and active-duty military members can choose a free entree from a special menu at this Italian chain restaurant. Multiple locations, olivegarden.com.
Pluckers Wing Bar //
Yes, Pluckers is coming through. The wing spot will offer a complimentary meal, side and non-alcoholic beverage to all military members with ID. Multiple locations, pluckers.com.
Red Robin //
Those with proof of military service will be able to munch on a free Tavern Double Burger and free bottomless fries. Apparently, the chain wants vets to bring their appetites. Multiple locations, redrobin.com.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill //
The Italian chain, with a lone San Antonio-area location, will serve up Mom's Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti for free to veterans and active-duty military members with ID. 8355 Agora Pkwy., Selma, (210) 566-6055, macaronigrill.com.
Smoothie King //
Anyone with military ID can score a 20-oz. smoothie of their choice in this Monday deal. Multiple locations, smoothieking.com.
The coffee chain is coming through with a free tall coffee for military members. Multiple locations, starbucks.com.
Texas Roadhouse //
From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, veterans and active-duty military will be eligible for a free meal. Multiple locations, texasroadhouse.com.
Yard House //
Stop by either location and veterans as well as active-duty military will be able to enjoy a free appetizer. Multiple locations, yardhouse.com.
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