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Where Military Members Can Find Free Food, Discounts on Veterans Day in San Antonio


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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,

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,

Applebee's // 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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Chili's // 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,

Chipotle // 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,

Denny's // 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,

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,

Hooters // 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,

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,

Logan's Roadhouse // Bring your military ID or proof of service and you'll receive a free American Roadhouse Meal. Multiple locations,

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,

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,

Olive Garden // Veterans and active-duty military members can choose a free entree from a special menu at this Italian chain restaurant. Multiple locations,

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,

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,

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,

Smoothie King // Anyone with military ID can score a 20-oz. smoothie of their choice in this Monday deal. Multiple locations,

Starbucks // The coffee chain is coming through with a free tall coffee for military members. Multiple locations,

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,

Yard House // Stop by either location and veterans as well as active-duty military will be able to enjoy a free appetizer. Multiple locations,

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