Houston-area veterans and active military personnel can enjoy free meals on Veterans Day, as a special thank you for their service. Note that some restaurants are offering deals on the actual Veterans Day (Sunday, November 11) while a few are offering them on the observed federal holiday (Monday, November 12). You’ll also need to present a military ID or other proof of service to take advantage of these Veterans Day freebies.
Here are lots of restaurants offering Veterans Day freebies and deals in Houston.
Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military can get a free meal on November 11. Proof of military service required. Drink and tip not included.
Bar Louie: From open to close on November 11, vets and active military can get a free burger or flatbread. Military ID required.
Cotton Patch Cafe: Veterans and active duty military can get a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken at the Spring location.
Cracker Barrel: Vets and active duty can head over to Cracker Barrel for a free slice of Coca Cola Cake on November 11.
Freebirds World Burrito: The burrito chain is offering a BOGO (buy one, get one free) deal to all guests with valid military ID on November 11.
Golden Corral: From 5 to 9 pm on Monday, November 12, Golden Corral is offering free meals to anyone who has served in the US military.
Grub Burger Bar: On November 11, all military personnel can enjoy a complimentary entree at their favorite Grub Burger Bar location with a valid military ID.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Any party joined by a veteran or active military gets 50% off their entire ticket on November 11.
McCormick & Schmick’s: Vets and Gold Star Honorees can choose from a variety of free lunch and dinner options November 11. Options include Fish & Chips, Tender Beef Medallions, Salmon Rigatoni, and more.
McDonald’s: Participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Greater Houston Area will honor military servicemen and servicewomen with a free Extra Value Meal this Veterans Day on both Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. Present your military ID to score the deal.
Pilot Flying J: Vets can get a free breakfast from November 10-12. Download the myPilot app to access an offer for a free Pilot Coffee of any size and choice of breakfast food item that includes a PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, packaged pastry item, or a Cinnabon Center of the Roll.
Russo’s New York Pizzeria: Buy one giant slice and get one free this Sunday, November 11 if you’re a veteran.
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