All the Free Things Cincinnati Service Members Can Enjoy This Veterans Day

Veterans Day is Thursday and several local and national organizations are offering special discounts to active military members and veterans to say thank you for your service.

click to enlarge Veterans Day is Thursday, Nov. 11 and several local and national organizations are offering special discounts to active military members and veterans to say thank you for your service. - PHOTO: JOSHUA HOEHNE ON UNSPLASH
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Veterans Day is Thursday, Nov. 11 and several local and national organizations are offering special discounts to active military members and veterans to say thank you for your service.

Veterans Day is Thursday, Nov. 11, and several local and national organizations are offering special discounts to active military members and veterans to say thank you for your service.  

Be sure to provide proper identification. And note that not all locations of national chains have to participate, so it's best to check with your nearby restaurant before you head out.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also has a list of other discounts available on Nov. 11, including for retail and various activities, at blogs.va.gov.

Local Offers:

Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati

The casino will be honoring veterans with a free breakfast 9-11 a.m. and a Veterans Day ceremony “featuring the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, and a special presentation to DAV (Disabled American Veterans).” From noon-1 p.m., there will be a Pete Wagner Band featuring Nancy James. Concert the is open to everyone. 1000 Broadway St., Pendleton. 

Cincinnati Metro

Rides will be free for all veterans and active-duty military on all Metro and paratransit buses.

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Free sundae for veterans and active-duty military. 

Tom & Chee

The locally spawned chain is giving away free melts. 

Herban Vegans

This vegan eatery in Findlay market is offering a 15% discount on pick-up orders.


Chains:

Wendy's

Free breakfast combo. 6:30-10:30 a.m.

Outback Steakhouse

Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola product. 

Olive Garden 

Free entrée from a select menu. Dine-in only.

Buffalo Wild Wings 

Free ​​order of 10 boneless wings and fries. Dine-in or takeout.

Texas Roadhouse 

Free dinner vouchers. Vouchers will be handed out in the restaurant’s parking lots from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. 

Applebee’s

Free meals. Dine-in only 

Denny's 

Free Grand Slam. 5 a.m.-noon.

Bob Evans 

Free meal from a special menu. 

Cracker Barrel

Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake with a purchase in-store or online. 

Dunkin' Donuts

A free donut. Limited to one per customer. 

IHOP 

Free pancakes with a choice of two limited-time menu items.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Free pulled-pork sandwich. In-store and online orders for carryout and pickup.

Hooters

Free meal from a special menu with purchase. 

Insomnia Cookies

Free six-pack of cookies with purchase. 

Little Caesars

Free lunch combo from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. 

O'Charley's Restaurant + Bar

Free meal from a special menu. 

Qdoba Mexican Eats

50% off any entrée. In-store only.

Red Lobster

Free appetizer or dessert.

Smashburger

Free Single Classic.

Smoothie King: 

Free 20-ounce smoothie.


Coffee:

Starbucks 

Free tall, 12-ounce hot coffee. In-store and drive-thru orders only. Limited to one per customer. 

Krispy Kreme 

Free donut and small coffee (iced or hot). In-store and drive-thru orders only. Limited to one per customer. 

Biggby Coffee

Free 16-ounce drink of choice. 

Caribou Coffee

Free small hot coffee. 

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Free hot or iced coffee of any size with purchase. 


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