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Ten Veterans Day Deals for Veterans, Active Military

Veterans Day is this Monday, November 11 and many restaurants are thanking the people who protect our country with free meals and great deals.

All of the deals require valid I.D. and most offers are open to both retired military, veterans, and active members of the U.S. military. Some are even extended to spouses and families. It's always best to check before going.

The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company

In honor of Veterans Day, Brooklyn Water Bagels is offering a free breakfast to veterans and active duty military on Monday, November 11th. Just stop by any restaurant, show I.D. and enjoy a complimentary bagel and coffee.

Tijuana Flats

Both active duty and military veterans eat free on November 11 all day with I.D.

The New Miami Subs Grill

On Veterans Day, all military personnel in uniform will receive 50% off their Miami Subs purchase, and all veterans with a valid military ID will receive 20% off.

Bed, Bath, and Beyond

Looking for a new juicer? A K-Cup coffee maker? Bed, Bath, and Beyond is offering 20% off everything in their stores for both active military and veterans from November 9-11. Just show your I.D. and the deal's yours. And, military spouses get the same discount!


Applebee's is offering a free meal to military veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day. Choose from seven different entrees (beverage and tip not included). Last year, Applebee's served over one million free meals to military veterans and active service members.

California Pizza Kitchen

CPK is offering a free meal and non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active military with valid ID or proof of service on Veteran's Day. Dine-in only.


Chili's is offering all military veterans and active military personnel their choice of one of seven dinners, or any lunch combo during lunch on Veterans Day. Beverages and tip are not included. Must show ID.


Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 11 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service.

Einstein Bros Bagels

On November 11, 2013 all active duty members and veterans with ID or proof of service will enjoy a free bagel and topping at participating locations. Valid between 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


On Veterans Day, all veterans and current service personnel will enjoy a free meal, up to $10.99 with any drink purchase. Just present military ID or proof of service.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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