Today (Nov.11) is Veterans Day and to honor our military men and women what better way than with free food from participating restaurants across the country and Texarkana.

Many restaurants are offering great deals, discounts, and even some freebies as their way of saying, "thank you for your service." Note: Be sure to call or check with your local restaurant or business to see if they’re participating and what proof of service is required.

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Let's take a look at the free stuff.


You don't have to do the "Fancy Like" dance to receive a free meal from a special menu. All active military and veterans have to do is show their official military ID.

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Active Duty Military and Veterans receive one complimentary meal from a selected veterans menu on Nov. 11.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

This is Military Family Appreciation Month at Cracker Barrel. Veterans receive a free slice of Double Fudge Coca-Cola Cake with their meal. In-store specials all month long to help support military families with Operation Homefront. Military ID required.

Dunkin’ Donuts

 Active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.

El Chico

Veterans and active military receive a free meal of their choice, limit $20.
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Golden Corral

All veterans, active and non-active military cab stop by Golden Corral to pick up a free “thank you meal” promotional card that’s good for one free lunch or dinner buffet and beverage through November. Limited to one card per person.


Veterans can get 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 from a variety of wing styles on Veterans Day.


Active Duty Military and Veterans receive free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes on Wednesday, November 11, from 7AM to 7PM.
From 11AM to 2PM all veterans and active military receive a free Lunch Combo, features 4 slices of Little Ceasar's Detroit-style Deep Dish Pizza with a 20oz Pepsi product.

Olive Garden

 Veterans and active-duty military members get a free entree from a selected menu.

.Entrees include Olive Garden’s famous breadsticks and choice of soup or salad.

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On The Border

Veterans and active-duty military receive a free pick-two combo meal.
Veterans, active service members can enjoy a free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola on Veterans Day.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert from its select Veterans Day menu. To receive the offer, show a valid military ID.

Smoothie King

Show your military ID and receive a free 20-ounce smoothie of your choice.


On Veterans Day all active-duty military, veterans, reserve, and their spouses receive a free 12-ounce coffee.

Texas Roadhouse

All Veterans and Active Duty military will receive a free meal voucher in the parking lot from 11 AM to 2 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
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