PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY/Nexstar) — Several area restaurants are showing thanks to Veterans by offering free items and meals. Veterans Day is celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 11 this year. Check with the individual business for details on the dates and details of their promotion.

Here are some of the locations offering freebies:


Applebee’s: Contact your local Applebee’s to learn about any Veterans Day offerings in your neighborhood. Visit Applebee’s website for details.

Bubba’s 33 in Chesapeake: Free meals for all veterans and active duty service personnel – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

California Pizza Kitchen: All Veterans and Active Duty Military receive a free entrée on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: All Service Members and First Responders to receive 10%* OFF with any visit. Visit Carrabba’s website for details.

Chili’s: All veterans & active military members can get a free meal on Veterans Day November 11, 2020 at all participating Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants. Available for in-restaurant only. Please call ahead to your local Chili’s restaurant if you have any questions about your Veterans Day meals.

Denny’s: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon for active-duty, inactive military and veterans with a valid military ID or DD 214. Dine in only.

DunkinFree donut for all veterans and active duty military – all day

GO bird: The new chicken spot in Portsmouth is offering veterans and active-duty military members a complimentary chicken sandwich combo on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral: Active or former military members can pick up a promotional card at participating locations during November that are redeemable for a free “thank you” meal. The reason for the change from free meals on Veterans Day to the monthlong promotional card is because of COVID-19.

Little Caesar’s: Veterans and active-duty military can get a free $5 Hot and Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Starbucks: This Veterans Day, Starbucks is honoring those who have served with a free tall hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores on Nov. 11. Starbucks is also donating 25 cents for every cup of hot brewed coffee sold that day to support the mental health of military communities.

Other Businesses

AMF: Every Veteran and active duty military personnel get 2 free games of bowling on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Find an AMF bowling alley near you.

Autobell Car Wash: This Veteran’s Day Autobell® Car Wash is offering a FREE Ride-Thru Car Wash to all veterans and active military. This offer is available at all Autobell® Car Wash locations, all day this Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 only. Click here to find an Autobell® near you.

Great Clips: Visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date. Haircut cards are redeemable until Dec. 11 2020. At participating U.S. salons, while supplies last.

National Park Service: Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests. Click here for complete details.

TopGolf: Military (active duty and veterans), police, fire and EMS personnel will receive 10% off Topgolf game play, 20% discount on select monthly memberships, and 10% discount on events with Topgolf game play and event room rental only.*

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