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Veterans Day 2017 – Free Meals and Discounts Around Rochester

November 11 is Veterans Day, and America’s active military members and veterans can enjoy a peaceful day of rest and contemplation. They can also enjoy some of the perks of having served, such as free or discounted meals at restaurants. 

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With your help via Facebook, here are a few of the restaurants in town who are offering military personnel Veterans Day deals, as well as other businesses offering their thanks with specials of their own this weekend…

**All these specials are good through proof of service with your military ID:


Both Rochester-area Applebee’s restaurants will be offering a free meal to veterans on Saturday, November 11. Eligible veterans can choose from seven different entrees.

Baker’s Square

Free breakfast choice of Buttermilk Pancakes, three pieces of French Toast, or a Belgian Waffle for veterans and active duty military members.

BB’s Pizzeria

All Veterans get a free lunch on Saturday. Free slice & soda from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. along with other specials throughout the day. Check their website HERE, for more details!


Denny’s is inviting all active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop in anytime between 5 a.m. and noon for a free “Build Your Own Grand Slam.”

Dunkin’ Donuts

Get a free doughnut — no purchase necessary.

Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s is offering all former and current military personnel a free two meat combo. Choose two of a number of meats, along with one side and a cornbread muffin.

Hy-Vee Market Grille

Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all participating Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining.

Olive Garden

According to its Facebook page, Olive Garden will be offering veterans their choice of six entrees for free this Saturday. All entrees include their freshly-made garlic breadsticks and your choice of soup or a salad.

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse is offering veterans a free lunch on Veterans Day. Their offer includes a choice of ten different lunch entrees, including two sides, along with your choice of iced tea, sweet tea, coffee or a soft drink.

Outback Steakhouse

All veterans and active military get a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage, in addition to a discount for family members.

Red Lobster

Veterans can receive a free appetizer or dessert. The offer is open to all veterans, active duty military and reservists.

Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

As a Thank You to Veterans, they’re offering $11.11 off their meal this Saturday.


Here’s a list of other businesses showing their thanks:

Free large soda and large popcorn at Cinemagic Hollywood 12.

MenSalon will have free donuts and coffee for veterans.

Great Clips is offering a Free haircuts to Veterans that day or a free haircut card to use later.

Home Depot is offering a 10% discount to all military.

Lowe’s is also giving veterans 10% off every day. Just sign up for a MyLowe’s card (not a credit card) to verify your credentials.

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