Veterans, active military check this list for restaurant specials

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2013

Veterans and active duty military will have a variety of restaurants offering free meals, entrees, appetizers and discounts to honor their service on Veterans Day.

FATZ Café, headquartered in Taylors, will offer free entrees, and Ovations Brands, headquartered in Greer, is offering a discounts on Monday.

Guests can order any item at FATZ up to $15 off the full menu.

“These dedicated men and women have served us, and now we're proud to serve them a free meal on Veteran’s Day,” said Jim Balis, CEO of FATZ Cafe.  “FATZ Cafe is thankful for their service to our country and this meal is a small way to thank them for all that they sacrifice.”

Most restaurants require a show of proof of military service.

The Restaurant News provided a list of known participating restaurants throught the U.S. All are available unless noted for other weekend days.


Free Thank You Meal menu.  Choose from: 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter, or Oriental Chicken Salad.

Bailey’s Sports Grille

 Free Burger

Bar Louie

 Sunday, November or Monday.

Free meal up to an $12 value.

Boston Market

One free whole chicken with purchase of any Family Meal.

California Pizza Kitchen

Any pizza from the menu

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Saturday through Monday

Complimentary appetizer, no purchase necessary for military personnel in uniform or w/Military ID.

Carrows Restaurants

Free slice of pie

Champps Americana

Free Champps handcrafted burger with waffle fries.

Charlie Brown’s Grill

Free meal

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Free All American Burger with fries (valid with any beverage purchase of $1.99 or more).

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Free entree.  Choose from Oldtimer with Cheese, Chicken Crispers, Margarita Chicken, Classic Turkey Sandwich, Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad, Soup & Salad Combo, Full Flatbread (any flavor), Pizza (any flavor), Lunch Combos (during lunch hours).


50% discount on one entree with military ID.

Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant

Free slice of pie

East Coast Wings & Grill

Free appetizer or dessert.  Excludes Chester’s Tasting.  Minimum purchase of $10.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear


Free entree (up to $15 value)

Fox and Hound Bar & Grill

Free Burger


Free breakfast

Golden Corral

Free dinner buffet (4 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar

Save 50% all day on any entrée


Free meal

Hoss’s Steak and Sea House

Free meal

Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill

Free order of boneless wings

Krispy Kreme

Free doughnut and small coffee

Little Caesars

Free Crazy Bread

LongHorn Steakhouse

Monday through Thursday

Complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage.

Max & Erma’s

Free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo.  Includes choice of soup or salad and fresh baked chocolate chip cookie.

Miami Subs Grill

All military personnel in uniform will receive 50% off their Miami Subs purchase, and all veterans with a valid military ID will receive 20% off.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks


Free entree.  Choose from: Salmon Rigatoni, Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Cedar Planked or Grilled Salmon, Blackened Chicken Fettuccine, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Cashew Crusted Tilapia, Tender Beef Medallions, Romano Chicken Chopped Salad, or McCormick’s Cheeseburger.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt 

Noah’s New York Bagels

Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear


Free meal from $9.99er menu.  Choose from O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Santa Fe Tilapia, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie, Tuscan Chicken, Cowboy Sirloin and Caroline Chicken.

Olive Garden

Free entree (10% discount for family members)?Olive Garden is also offering 10% discount for current members of the military and their families during the month of November.

On The Border

Free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo” menu

Outback Steakhouse

Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage.

Tuesday through Dec. 31. 10% off meals

Paciugo Gelato Caffè

Free 12 oz. Gelatte

Pie Five Pizza

Free pie for any active-duty or veteran.  Must show government ID.

Pizza Inn

Free buffet for any active-duty or veteran.  Participating restaurants only.  Must show govn’t ID.

Red Lobster

Monday through Thursday

Complimentary appetizer from a list of 10 options, including New! Crispy Fried Green Beans, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms and Sweet Chili Shrimp.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries


2-course dinner – pick an appetizer and entrée off the nightly dinner menu for $29.95 (this coincides with My Prix Fixe Monday but is not exclusive to Veterans day only)


Free All-American Burger


Free Lunch (through 4 pm).  Choose from: 6 oz. Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken, or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp entree with choice of side dish.

Spaghetti Warehouse

Sunday and Monday

Coupon required.  Buy One Original Spaghetti Entree or 15-Layer Lasagne, Get 2nd Entree Free (served with sourdough bread and choice of salad or soup). This offer applies to everyone.

Texas Steakhouse & Saloon

Buy one entree, get one free

TGI Friday’s

Free lunch (11 am to 2 pm)

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop

Free Donut

TravelCenters of America

(TA and Petro Stopping Centers sit-down restaurants). Free meal (up to a $15 value)

Tubby’s Grilled Submarines

Free 6” Steak N’ Cheese or Tubby’s Famous Sub with proper military ID or DD-214

Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Free Churrasco meal

Twin Peaks

Free meal

Village Inn

Free breakfast.  Choose from three Buttermilk Pancakes, a Belgian Waffle or three slices of French Toast.


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