Many area restaurants are offering free meals and special discounts for our area veterans and active service members. We have a large list of options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's a small way to say thank you for your service.

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There are so many ways to honor a Veteran this weekend in Owensboro. One way is to attend the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Owensboro or the Military Ball at the Convention Center on Saturday. Another is to attend the "For Faith & Country Concert" on Sunday afternoon at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The easiest way to make a veteran feel special is to feed them a delicious meal. They deserve all of this and so much more.

We've compiled a smorgasbord of options. Some of these offers may require proof of military service. Participation can vary based on location, so you may want to call ahead. Most on the list have been called to verify. If we've missed anything, please let us know!

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Another Broken Egg Café - Veterans and military personnel receive a free Patriot French Toast Combo and Coffee.
Applebee's - Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu.
Bar Louie - Veterans and military personnel get a free burger or flatbread up to a $15 value.
Bed Bath & Beyond - Offering VetReward subscribers 25% off their purchases from 11/9 thru 11/11.
Beef O’Brady’s - Open-Close FREE meal up to $10.00.
Ben's Soft Pretzels - Veterans and active military get one Free Regular Jumbo Soft Pretzel.
Bob Evans - Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu.
Bonefish Grill - A free appetizer with purchase of an entree with valid military ID for active duty service people and veterans at all locations.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free.

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Chick-fil-A - From 6:30-10:30AM FREE chicken biscuit and 10:30AM-10PM FREE sandwich.
Chili's - Veterans and active military service members get a free meal from a select menu.
Chipotle - Active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal.
Chuck E. Cheese - Get one free personal 1-topping pizza to all active duty, national guard, and retired military members.
Cicis Pizza - Active and retired military get a free adult buffet.
Cracker Barrel - Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee.

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Denny's - Veterans and military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam, from 5A to 12P.
Drakes - Open-Close Free Meal (they offer a 25% discount every day for military).
Dunkin' Donuts - Veterans and active duty military receive a free donut at participating locations.
Fazoli's - If you're a veteran, get free spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara.
Freddy’s - From Open-Close FREE gift card (Can be used at a later date).
Glenn Funeral Home - From 11:00-2:00 FREE BBQ sandwich, chips and drink

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Golden Corral - From 5p-9p FREE buffet.
Great Clips - Open-Close FREE haircut, or you can pick up a card for a free haircut.
Hooters - Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations.
Huddle House - Active duty, retired, and veteran military get a free Sweet Cake plate from 9A-12P.

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IHOP - Veterans and active duty military get free Red, White, and Blueberry Pancakes from 7A to 7P.
Kohl's - From 11/7 thru 11/11, Kohl’s is doubling its Military Monday discount for all active and former military personnel and their families by offering a 30 percent off in-store discount.
Krispy Kreme - Veterans and active-duty military get a free breakfast that includes a doughnut and a small coffee. No purchase, ID, or coupon is necessary.
Krystal - Veterans and active military members with a valid military ID can get 20% off their meal.
Legends Sports Bar & Grill - Will be offering something. Call 270-240-5360 for more info.
Little Caesars - Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Comb from 11A to 2P.

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Logan's Roadhouse - Between 3P - 6P veterans and military personnel receive a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals menu.
Macaroni Grill - Veterans and active military receive a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti.
Max & Erma's – Participating locations are offering veterans and active military a free Best Cheeseburger in America.
MOD Pizza - Buy a pizza or salad and get another one free.
O'Charley's – Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free meal.
Old Chicago Pizza - Veterans and active military get a free individual pizza.

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Olive Garden - 11:00-Close FREE meal off a selected menu.
Orange Leaf - Active and retired military get free frozen yogurt at participating locations.
Outback Steakhouse - Veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage.
Pilot Flying J - Active-duty and retired military veterans get a free breakfast.
Ponderosa - Veterans get a free buffet and beverage or 50% off a menu item.
Red Lobster - Veterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu.

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Red Robin - (Evansville) Open-Close FREE Red’s tavern burger and fries
Ruby Tuesday - Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on.
Shoney's - Veterans and active duty military service members get a free breakfast from the fresh food bar from 6A-11A.
Starbucks - Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee at participating locations.

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Texas Roadhouse - Veterans and active members of the military get a free lunch from a select menu.
TGI Friday’s - From 11A -2P FREE meal off selected menu.
The Heartford House - Hosting a lunch for Active duty and Veterans plus their spouse from 12-2. They ask that you please RSVP @ 270-240-5422
White Castle - Veterans and active duty military receive a free combo meal.