First off, we'd like to thank all veterans and active duty military for their service to our country.

As a sign of 'thanks', many restaurants in the Abilene area offer free (or discounted) meals for veterans and active military on Veterans Day, November 11th.

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Just remember, most of these places (if not all) will require your military ID or another form of identification as proof of service. Also, most of these places offer the free meals or discounts dine-in only.

  • Chili’s – One free entrée from their Veterans Day menu for veterans and active duty.
  • Olive Garden – Free entrée from Veterans Day menu along with unlimited soup, salad, and bread sticks.
  • Outback Steakhouse – All military veterans, active servicemen and women will receive a free Bloomin' Onion and Coca-Cola.
  • Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert for veterans and active military.
  • Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch for all veterans and active military.
  • Cotton Patch -Veterans and active duty military can get a free full size chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken.
  • Red Robin - Veterans and active duty military get a free Red's Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.
  • IHOP - On November 11th veterans and active duty military will be honored with a free stack of Red, White, and Blue pancakes.
  • Cracker Barrel - Veterans and active duty will receive Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert with purchase of meal.
  • Wienerschnitzel - Chili dog, small fries, and small drink for veterans and active duty personnel
  • Denny's - Free Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast from 5am-Noon.
  • Dunkin' Donuts - Free donut of your choices for veterans and active duty
  • Starbucks - Free cup of coffee for veterans, active duty, and their families.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Free order of small boneless or traditional wings and side of fries for active duty and veterans.
  • Golden Corral - Entire month of November, veterans and active duty can pick up a thank you meal promotional card that's good for one free lunch or dinner buffet and beverage.
  • 7-Eleven - Download the app to get a free coffee or Big Gulp on Veterans Day.
  • Cici's Pizza - Free adult buffet with ID for active and veterans
  • Little Caesar's Pizza - 11am-2pm, veterans and active duty can receive a free lunch combo, which features four slices of their Deep! Deep! Dish pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product.
  • Torchy's Tacos - Veterans and active duty can receive a complimentary taco and beverage from their Veterans Day menu.
  • Wendy's - Free small breakfast combo with valid military ID.

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If you represent a local restaurant, that has Veterans Day deals, then please email me: frank.pain@townsquaremedia.com.