Veterans Day 2017: Deals & freebies for military service


As we approach Veterans Day on Saturday, here is a list of freebies and discounts.



Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host its “Veterans Free Day at the Zoo” event on Saturday, Nov. 11. During this special event, military personnel, both past and present, and their immediate family may enjoy free admission to the Zoo for the day.


Bob Evans
Bob Evans is offering veterans and active duty military personnel the choice of one of six free meals on November 11, 2017 at all Bob Evans restaurants. The choice of select breakfast (available all day), lunch, and dinner menu items are:
• Stack of Hotcakes (Buttermilk or Multigrain)
• Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast
• Country Biscuit Breakfast
• Mini Sampler Breakfast
• Farm Boy Sandwich
• Country Fried Steak Dinner

City Barbeque
All day on Saturday, November 11, veterans and military men & women get a free sandwich, two sides and a regular beverage, applicable on either dine-in or carryout orders at every City Barbeque location.

Cracker Barrell
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will honor our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day by offering military veterans a complimentary slice of its Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake.

Frisch's Big Boy
Veterans can go to any participating Frisch's® Big Boy location on Saturday, November 11 and get a free Frisch's Big Boy sandwich if they are dining inside of the restaurant. The offer is not available for drive-through or carry-out orders.

Hot Chicken Takeover
Hot Chicken Takeover offers 50% off to all active and inactive military personnel and first responders in uniform, or with a valid ID. This is a standard discount offered at Hot Chicken Takeover every day.

Liberty Tavern (50 S. Liberty Street, #104, Powell, Ohio 43065)

Liberty Tavern in Powell is offering a Veterans Weekend! 25% OFF the food and drink consumed on site by the Veteran (not those who accompany him/her) all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov 10, 11 & 12, 2017.

Little Caesars

Little Caesars Little Caesars will offer veterans and active service members a free $5 “Hot-and-Ready-Lunch Combo” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Max & Erma's
Max & Erma's is offering a free Best Cheeseburger in America, which includes a cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries and a fountain drink on Veterans Day.

O'Charley's Restaurant & Bar is continuing its commitment to our nation's military by honoring all active duty and veteran military personnel on Veterans Day with a free meal from their guest favorite $9.99er Menu simply by showing their military IDs. In addition to the meal, veterans will also receive a $5 off $20 voucher for their next visit.

Outback Steakhouse
Military members will receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage with their order. Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, Military, Fire and Police heroes will receive 10% off their check.

Panera Bread
Panera Bread will salute those in uniform with free meals on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day at its 42 Panera Bread locations in Columbus and central Ohio.

Quaker Steak & Lube
On November 11, anyone who is a veteran or currently serving in the armed forces can receive a complimentary or discounted meal by simply showing proof of service to their server prior to ordering their meal.

Red Robin
Red Robin is offering all veterans and active duty military members a free Red's Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day, Saturday November 11th at participating locations.

Roosters is showing it’s gratitude for veterans and active duty military personnel this Veteran’s Day on Saturday November, 11th, Roosters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to visit Roosters and receive a $10 Roosters Buck by presenting a military ID.

Texas Roadhouse
All veterans - including all active, retired or former U.S. military - can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch.


The Central Ohio Transit Authority invites all active and retired military personnel to ride COTA buses free of charge on Fri., Nov. 10. Fares will be waived on fixed-route and Mainstream service.

Great Clips

Visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date.

True REST Float Spa

Veterans can Float for free (60 min session) at either our Powell or Easton location on Saturday, Nov. 11 by appointment only. Call 614-798-TRUE to book.

We are continuing to add to our list of deals. Please e-mail us if there are additions or corrections.