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Veterans Day 2019: Lincoln businesses offering free food and more to honor veterans

Veterans Day 2019: Lincoln businesses offering free food and more to honor veterans

Veterans Parade, 11/3

Air Force veteran Jack Edson of Lincoln salutes the flag during the city's first Veterans Parade in front of the state Capitol in 2018.

Many restaurants are celebrating Veterans Day by giving veterans and active duty military members free or discounted food or drinks.

This list is by far not complete, so don't don't forget to check other businesses. If you have additions to this list, email

All deals are for veterans and active duty military with military ID or proof of service and are available Monday, Nov. 11, unless noted otherwise.

Participating restaurants:

Applebee's: Get a free meal at participating locations. There are seven entree options to choose from.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Get a free small order of boneless wings and a side of fries.

Carlos O'Kelly's: Free entree (dine-in only).

Chili's Grill & Bar: Choose from one of seven entrees for free.

Chipotle: Buy-one-get-one free on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders. The deal is available for all active duty military, reserves, National Guard, military spouses and retired military.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Choice of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake or a pumpkin pie latte for free.

Dunkin': Get a free doughnut, no purchase necessary. The first 50 veterans will also receive a thank you card from the community at participating locations.

Famous Dave's: Get a free two-meat combo with side and cornbread muffin.

Golden Corral: Free dinner for its Military Appreciation Night.

IHOP: Free red, white and blueberry pancakes for veterans and active duty military from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Little Caesars Pizza: Get a free $5 hot-and-ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LuLu's on N: Get 20% off for active military or veterans. Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Olive Garden: A free entree from a special Veterans Day menu.

Red Lobster: Get a free appetizer or dessert.

Red Robin: Get a free Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries.

Texas Roadhouse: Get a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Village Inn: A free V.I.B. breakfast.

Non-restaurant offers:

HomeShield Roofing & Exteriors LLC: Free gutter cleaning for veterans; sign up before Nov. 15 at

Schrock Innovations: Free maintenance, upgrade labor and repair labor for computers.

YMCA: Free use of facilities for active military, veterans and their immediate families Friday through Monday.

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo: Free admission Monday.

Stem Gallery: 10% veterans and active military discount every day, offering free delivery in Lincoln for them on Veterans Day. 

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