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Thank you to all veterans and active military personnel for your service.


Where can Cincinnati veterans eat FREE?
Where can Cincinnati veterans get discounts?
Where can Cincinnati veterans get assistance?


Cincinnati Veterans Eat Free
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Many companies will be acknowledging inactive and active-duty members of the military for Veterans Day. Below is a list of breakfast, lunch and dinner spots ready to honor veterans with free or discount meals. Veteran Day celebrations even continue into the store of select retailers offering various discounts. In order to receive this recognition, all special persons must bring their military identification.


*Be sure to call ahead to see be sure Cincinnati veterans eat free. Participation may vary by location. 

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Veterans and active-duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran’s Day.


Bagger Dave’s
Active, non-active, reservists, retired personnel, and first responders with proof of military identification get one Great American Cheeseburger and fries.


Bar Louie
Vets and active military receive a free flatbread or burger up to $5.


BIBIBOP Asian Grill
BIBIBOP is offering a free bowl for in-store purchases.


Bob Evans
Bob Evans is offering 6 free breakfast items, available all day, and select lunch and dinner options.


Bonefish Grill
Bonefish Grill is giving out free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to military and veterans.


Boston Market
Veterans and active-duty personnel can get a BOGO deal–buy one individual meal with a drink and get a second free.


Bruegger’s Bagels
All veterans and active military get a free any-size drip coffee.


Buffalo Wild Wings
Their “Wings for Heroes” means you’ll receive one small order of wings with a side of fries.


Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Veterans and active-duty personnel receive a free appetizer.


Enjoy a free meal to military and veterans.


Offering a buy one get one free (BOGO) burrito, bowl, salad or taco on Veterans Day from open to close.


CiCi’s Pizza
Get your free buffet on Veterans Day, including pizza, salads, dessert, and more.


Cracker Barrel
Receive a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake when you visit Cracker Barrel this Veterans Day.


Enjoy a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam® from 5 a.m. until noon.


Famous Dave’s
Get a free 2 Meat Combo served with one side item and a cornbread muffin.

These Cincinnati Veteran Assistance programs are ready to serve you. 

Free red, white, and blue pancakes with blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream.


Golden Corral
Golden Corral honors military and vets with a free meal from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Krispy Kreme
Military and Veterans get 1 free donut and small coffee on Veterans Day.


Little Caesars Pizza 
Grab your free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo.


Macaroni Grill
Macaroni Grill offers military and veterans a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entrée.


Max & Erma’s 
Get a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, including seasoned fries and a drink. Dine-in only. 


O’Charley’s Bar & Grill
Military and Vets get free $9.99er meals all day long on Veterans Day. Choose from Famous Chicken Tenders & Fries, Honey Drizzled Southern-Fried Chicken, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie, and more. 


Olive Garden
Choose from 6 popular entrees from Olive Garden’s menu for free on Veterans Day.


Outback Steakhouse
“Military Mates” and their families can get a free bloomin’ onion and drink.


Panera Bread
All veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free “You Pick 2” meal.


Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Veterans receive a complimentary Magnificent 7 breakfast, including two eggs, two strips of bacon, and three pancakes.


Red Lobster
Get your free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu.


Red Robin
Get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Dine-in only.


Military Veterans with a valid ID are being offered a free six-inch sub on November 11 at select locations. Call or visit your nearest location for details.


Texas Roadhouse
Choose from 10 lunch offers, including a complimentary beverage.


TGI Fridays
Get a free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.–2 p.m. Guests will also receive a $5 coupon for their next meal at Fridays. Offer for dine-in only. 


White Castle 
Receive a free breakfast combo or Castle combo meal #1-6.


Yard House
Veterans and active-duty military will receive a complimentary appetizer with valid military ID. Dine-in only.


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Veterans receive free general admission.


Great Clips
Veterans and current military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon to receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date.


Dollar General
Veterans and families receive an 11 % discount on qualifying items in-store and online.


Rack Room Shoes
United States Military and families with a valid ID receive 10% off your entire purchase in-store only.


The Home Depot
Veterans are being offered a 10% military discount on in-store purchases on select items.


20% off for military, Veterans and their families. Walgreens also provides free flu shots for VA-enrolled Veterans.


Metro will offer free rides to military veterans to say “Thank you.” Veterans will need to show a U.S. Department of Defense issued military ID card, Veterans Affairs ID card or State issued driver’s license with veteran designation.


Apply now for 2019 Open Enrollment Health Insurance.  

Veterans are a big part of the heart that keeps this country pumping. If there are any restaurants we’ve missed where Cincinnati veterans can eat free, please let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati

*Many retail stores were pulled from Veteran Day Discounts.



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