Restaurants throughout San Diego County are once again coming together to support our veterans! More than 100 different restaurants in the country are offering free appetizers, meals, or drinks to retired or active duty service members; all you need is a valid Proof of Military Service; also be sure to call ahead and ensure that particular location is participating. Here’s a comprehensive list of where veterans in San Diego can get free meals and other goodies.
Applebee’s. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal – Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.
BJs Restaurant and Brewery. Nov. 11, 2014. Complimentary lunch entree, up to $9.95 value. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service.
California Pizza Kitchen. Nov. 11, 2014. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service.
Chick-fil-A. Nov. 11, 2014. Participating locations are offering a free meal to all veterans and those currently serving. ID required.
Chili’s. Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal – Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals during the dinner hour, or any lunch combo during lunch. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.
Claim Jumper. Monday, Nov. 10. Free entrée from select menu, with official proof of service. Dine-in only.
SEE ALSO: 2014 Veterans Day Events in San Diego
Denny’s. Nov. 11. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only.
Hooters. Nov. 11. Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase, by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country.
IHOP. Nov. 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m: free Red, White and Blue pancakes, or Red, White and Blue pancakes combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns. Participating locations only.
On The Border. Nov. 11. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of service required.
Red Robin. Nov. 11. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.
Sizzler Restaurants. Nov. 11. Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Valid with proof of military service. Dine-in only, not valid for salad bar or gratuity.
T.G.I. Friday’s. Nov. 11. Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-in only at participating locations.
The Olive Garden. Nov. 11. Free entree – offer good for veterans and active duty military.
Other Free Goodies:
Einstein Bros Bagels. Nov. 11. Free coffee at participating locations. Available to all active duty members and veterans with ID or proof of service.
Krispy Kreme. Free doughnut and small coffee, Nov. 11. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees, & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
Outback Steakhouse. Nov. 11. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2014!
Red Lobster. Monday, Nov. 10 – Thursday Nov. 13, 2014: Free Appetizer with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.
Starbucks. Nov. 11. Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses. Participating stores only. Please call ahead!
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