Veterans Day is a time to recognize and thank our veterans for their service and sacrifices for our country and our freedoms. As a way to thank the veterans in Texarkana, below are restaurants in our area offering a special meal or discount for our veterans.

Applebee’s
Veterans and active duty military can select a free meal from a limited menu for Veterans Day. Provide proof of service required. All current and former military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between November 12 and November 27, 2016.

Buffalo Wild Wings -- Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on November 11 all day.

Chili’s -- Veterans and active military service members get a free meal from a limited menu on November 11.

Chipotle-- Active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, veterans and spouses get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 3:00PM to close on November 11.

Cracker Barrel -- Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on November 11

Denny’s -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5AM to noon.

Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 14, from 5-9PM Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Hooters -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

IHOP-- On November 11, Participating (which, by the way Texarkana, AR. location is!) IHOP Restaurants offer veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7AM to 7PM.

Olive Garden – Active duty military and veterans get a free entrée from a special menu on November 11.

On the Border -- Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on November  11.

Outback Steakhouse – All active and retired service members receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Outback is also offering active and former service members 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through

Red Lobster -- Veterans, reserve and active-duty military personnel receive a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu on November 10 and 11.

Ruby Tuesday -- Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.

Starbucks at 3912 N. Stateline Avenue, Texarkana, Ark  -- Veterans, reservists, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 and other participating locations.

Texas Roadhouse -- Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on November 11 from 11AM to 2PM. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.

For the full list of restaurants nationally you can check out Veterans Day Military Discounts at the Military.com website.

Remember our Veterans Day Parade will take place Saturday, November 12, downtown Texarkana. The Texarkana Area Veterans' Council annual parade will start at East Broad and Hazel Streets at 11AM Saturday.