Dining With Denise Neil

2016 Veterans Day specials: Free meals for veterans, active-duty military

Veterans with ID can get a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp on Friday at Bonefish Grill.
Veterans with ID can get a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp on Friday at Bonefish Grill. Courtesy photo

Friday is Veterans Day, and, per tradition, many local restaurants plan to offer free or discounted meals to veterans and active-duty military.

Keep in mind that all the specials require a military ID.

Applebee’s, many Wichita locations: Free meal from special menu

Billy Sims, 513 S. Andover Road, Andover: Free pulled pork, regular side and a collector’s cup

Bonefish Grill, 10250 E. 13th St.: Free Bang Bang shrimp appetizer

BJ’s Brewhouse, 7960 E. Kellogg: Free meal that’s $12.95 or less

Bricktown Brewery, 2142 N. Tyler, 2035 N. Rock Road: Free meal up to $14

Bubba’s 33, 412 S. Towne East Mall Drive: Free lunch from special menu until 4 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 3236 N. Rock Road, 2413 N, Maize Road: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with side of fries

Carlos O’Kelly’s, several Wichita locations: Free dessert and card good for free entree on a future date

Carrabba’s, 3409 N. Rock Road: Free appetizer through Sunday

Chili’s, several Wichita locations: Free meal from special menu

Chipotle, several Wichita locations: Free buy-one-get-one deal from 3 p.m. to close

Cracker Barrel, 995 E. 61st St. North: Free slice of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake

Granite City, 2244 N. Webb Road, 2661 N. Maize Road: Free lunch from a special menu and a Coca-Cola

Denny’s, 4024 E. Harry, 5700 W. Kellogg, 8030 E. Kellogg: Free build-your-own Grand Slam breakfast offered from 5 a.m. to noon

El Mexico Cafe, 2544 S. Seneca: Vets eat free. Drinks extra.

Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill, 10096 E. 13th St.: Free meal for veterans who bring a paying guest

Freddy’s Frozen Custard, several Wichita locations: Free menu item cards, which are valid through Nov. 30, will be distributed.

Funky Monkey Munchies, food truck: Free menu item for veterans accompanied by a paying guest. Truck will be at ICT Pop-Up Urban Park, 121 E. Douglas, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Golden Corral, 11006 E. Kellogg, 616 S. Ridge Road Circle: This deal is offered on Monday, not Friday. Veterans can get a free meal from 5 to 9 p.m.

Hooters, 3151 N. Rock Road: Free entree from special menu

Hurts Donut, 7010 W. 21st St., 3750 N. Woodlawn: Free doughnut

IHOP, several Wichita locations: Free stack of red, white and blue pancakes offered from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jerseys Grill & Bar, 3213 N. Toben: 25 percent off the bill

Jimmie’s Diner, 3111 N. Rock Road, 2121 N. Tyler, 1519 George Washington Blvd.: 25 percent off meals

Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane: Half-price buffet at Kitchen Buffet and a commemorative coin

Krispy Kreme, 7777 E. Central: Free doughnut and small coffee

LaMar’s, 3301 E. Harry, 10051 W. 21st St., 3130 N. Rock Road: Free doughnut and 12-ounce coffee

Little Caesars Pizza: Free Hot-n-Ready combo offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Logan’s Roadhouse, 353 S. Rock Road, 2424 N. Maize Road: Free item from a special menu

Longhorn Steakhouse, 2720 N. Maize Road, 440 S. Towne East Square Drive: Free appetizer or dessert plus 10 percent off for family members dining with military member or veteran

Marrakech Cafe, 6257 E. 21st St.: 25 percent off the bill

McAlister’s Deli, 7130 W. Maple, 306 N. Rock Road: Free entree, drink and dessert

Molino’s, 1064 N. Waco, 7817 E. 37th St. N.: 50 percent off for veterans

Newport Grill, 1900 N. Rock Road: 20 percent off the bill excluding alcohol for up to four people

Northrock DQ Grill & Chill, 3248 N. Rock Road: Free medium blizzard

Parsnipity Cafe, 301 N. Main, inside the Epic Center: One free lumpia of choice

Pizza Hut, many Wichita locations: Free appetizer or dessert for active duty military or veteran

Red Robin, 9990 E. 13th St.: One free Tavern double burger and bottomless fries

Reverie Coffee Roasters, 2611 E. Douglas: One free drink with purchase of one or more drinks

Old Chicago, 2240 N. Tyler, 300 N. Mead, 7626 E. Kellogg: Free appetizer

Olive Garden, 323 N. Rock Road, 2641 N. Maize Road: Free meal from a special menu

On the Border, 2347 N. Maize Road, 1930 N. Rock Road: Free Create Your Own Combo meal

Outback Steakhouse, 2020 N. Rock Road, 233 S. Ridge Road: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage

Paradise Donuts, 3107 W. Central, 10607 W. Maple: Free traditional doughnut and small coffee

Pie Five Pizza, 334 S. Ridge, 2755 N. Maize Road, 2035 N. Rock Road: Free pie

Red Lobster, 555 S. West St., 333 S. Towne East Square Drive: Free dessert or appetizer from special menu Thursday and Friday

Reverie Coffee Roasters, 2611 E. Douglas: One free drink with purchase of one or more drinks

Starbucks, several Wichita locations: Free tall coffee

Taco Bell, many Wichita locations: Free combo meal

Taste & See, 255 N. Washington: 10 percent off

Texas Roadhouse, 6707 W. Kellogg: Free lunch from a special menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

TGI Friday’s, 2441 N. Maize Road: Free lunch from select menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Twin Peaks, 8310 E. 21st St., 7325 W. Taft: One free menu item from special menu

Village Inn, 7020 W. Central, 1685 S. Rock Road, 3535 S. Meridian, 1200 N. Rock Road, Derby: Free “Inn-Credible” breakfast

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