Patriotic pancakes, Veterans Day IPAs, meaty salutes, and more: Restaurants around the country are thanking our armed forces with free food this weekend.
Some offer totally free meals, others discounts -- and you can find a full roundup of offers across the country here -- but we've gathered some of the best deals in and around the Twin Cities below.
Applebee’s: Free meal from the Veterans Day menu all day on Saturday, November 11.
Bar Louie: Get a free free flatbread or burger on Saturday, November 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small wings -- traditional or boneless -- and a side of fries on Saturday, November 11.
Cantina Laredo: Complimentary entrée (up to $20) all day long on Saturday, November 11.
IHOP: Free patriotic pancakes on Friday, November 10. Also, the' hop is donating $1 from every sale of those red, white, and blue pancakes to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation all month long.
Red Robin: Free Double Tavern Burger and all the steak fries your stomach can handle, all day long on Saturday, November 11.
Rock Bottom Restaurant: In addition to brewing up a limited-edition Veterans Day IPA, the proceeds from which will go to military charities, Rock Bottom's giving vets free entrées all day on Saturday, November 11.
Texas Roadhouse: Vets can choose from a list of 10 entrées -- including a six-ounce sirloin, pork chop, or pulled pork dinner -- along with two sides and any Coca-Cola product, tea, or coffee during lunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) on Saturday, November 11.
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