Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th, and many local restaurants will honor Veterans by providing free meals to active and retired military personnel.

Veterans can enjoy lots of deals and free items here in Utica, Rome, and Syracuse. We would also like to thank the men and women who have served our country in the United States military.

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***Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs -- be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.***

Applebee’s
On Veterans Day, Applebee's is inviting all veterans and active-duty military members to visit their local restaurant to enjoy a complimentary entree from a special menu. Nov. 11.

Bob Evans
Participating Bob Evans locations are offering a selection of free entrees to veterans and active-duty military with ID for Veterans Day.

Chili’s
Veterans and active-duty military can get a free entree from Chili’s on Veterans Day 2019. The special menu includes Chili’s signature Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, Cajun Chicken Pasta, or a bowl of chili, soup or salad.

Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will be honoring military veterans by offering a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or its Pumpkin Pie Latte to those who qualify at all locations nationwide. Nov. 11.

Denny’s
Denny's is inviting all active and retired military personnel into participating Denny’s locations nationwide on Veterans Day to enjoy a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam, which includes a choice of four classic breakfast items. The offer is valid for dine-in only customers from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID. Nov. 11.

Dunkin'
Dunkin' is offering both veterans and active military members one free doughnut of their choice on Monday and no purchase necessary, Nov. 11.

Golden Corral
At all of its restaurants nationwide, Golden Corral will be serving free dinner buffets with a beverage to any person who is serving or has served in a U.S. military branch, including the National Guard and Reserve. Identification is not required. Nov. 11.

IHOP
IHOP offers free pancakes to active duty military and veterans for Veterans Day 2019 at participating locations

Kwikfill
November 11th veterans receive free coffee at Kwik Fill locations.

Little Caesars Pizza
On Saturday, November 11, from 11am to 2pm, veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo.

Olive Garden
Olive Garden is offering a free meal on Veterans Day valid for all military veterans and active-duty military members. This deal includes a free entrée from a special Veteran’s Day menu. Nov. 11.

Red Lobster
Red Lobster is offering one free appetizer or a dessert to veterans, active-duty military and reservists with a valid military ID. Nov. 11.

Red Robin
All military guests will be able to enjoy a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries at participating Red Robin restaurants nationwide. Nov. 11.

Starbucks
On Veterans Day, active duty service members, reservists, Veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee.

Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse is offering free lunch to all Veterans and Active Duty military from 11 am to 4 pm on Veterans Day. Choose from a 10 entree menu, drink included.

Wingstop
On Veterans Day, Veterans and active military enjoy a free 6 piece wing combo or 3 piece tender combo with military ID or proof of service.

Did we miss any? Let us know and we'll gladly add it!

[Information from Today.com, Parade.com, Military Benefits.com]