Veterans Day is always a crowded day at local restaurants. So many places around town like to thank members of the military for their service by offering free meals.
This year, it’s a bit complicated. Veteran’s Day is on Sunday, but it will be observed by government agencies on Monday. Some restaurants are offering their deals on both days. Some are offering them just on Sunday. Some are offering them just on Monday. So pay attention who’s doing which day before you head out.
Keep in mind that all the specials require a military ID, and most are offered to active duty and retired military members.
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Offered Sunday and Monday
Bricktown Brewery, 2142 N. Tyler, 2035 N. Rock Road: $10 off check plus a commemorative pint glass and $10 coupon for future visit. Offered Sunday and Monday.
Jimmie’s Diner, 3111 N. Rock Road, 2121 N. Tyler, 1519 George Washington Blvd.: 25 percent off meals for military members in uniform, 10 percent off for those with IDs.
Molino’s, 1064 N. Waco: Free appetizer up to $6.50 in value, up to three per table. Offered on Sunday and Monday.
Pizza Hut: Many Wichita locations: Free dessert for dine-in or carryout Sunday and Monday.
Taco Bell, many Wichita locations: Free breakfast burrito Sunday and Monday.
Red Lobster, 555 S. West St., 333 S. Towne East Mall Drive : Free appetizer or dessert from special menu on Sunday and Monday.
Zoe’s Kitchen, 1411 N. Webb Road: Free meal on Sunday and Monday.
Offered just on Sunday
Andy’s Frozen Custard, 10788 W. 21st St.: Free regular-sized one-topping sundae from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Applebee’s, many Wichita locations: Free meal from special menu on Sunday.
The Barn, 307 W. Dean St., Burrton: Free meal on Sunday.
BJ’s Brewhouse, 7960 E. Kellogg: Free meal that’s $12.95 or less and a Dr. Pepper on Sunday.
Bonefish Grill, 10250 E. 13th St.: Free Bang Bang shrimp appetizer on Sunday.
Bubba’s 33, 412 S. Towne East Mall Drive: Free lunch from special menu until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Carlos O’ Kelly’s, several Wichita locations: Free meal for veterans on Sunday.
Chick N Max, 410 N. Hillside, 2350 N. Greenwich: Free sandwich meals on Sunday.
Chili’s, several Wichita locations: Free meal from special menu on Sunday.
Chipotle, several Wichita locations: Buy-one-get-one on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders on Sunday.
Cracker Barrel, 995 E. 61st St. North: Free slice of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake or “crafted” coffee beverage on Sunday. (West Wichita Cracker Barrel won’t be open in time for the deal.)
Dunkin’, several Wichita locations: Free doughnut on Sunday.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard, several Wichita locations: Free combo meal cards, which are valid through Nov. 30, will be distributed.
Green Mill, 549 S. Rock Road: Free menu item on Sunday.
Hangar One Steakhouse, 5925 W. Kellogg: Offering a free meal from a limited menu of four items from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company, 1710 E. Douglas: $1 off beers on Sunday.
Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane: Free lunch buffet at the Kitchen Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Little Caesars Pizza: Free $5 lunch combo offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Logan’s Roadhouse, 353 S. Rock Road, 2424 N. Maize Road: Free “American Roadhouse Meal” from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday.
On the Border, 2347 N. Maize Road, 1930 N. Rock Road: Free Create Your Own Combo meal (with 2 items) for dine-in only on Sunday.
Paradise Donuts, 612 W. Central, 10607 W. Maple: Free traditional doughnut and small coffee. Offered on Sunday.
Red Robin, 9990 E. 13th St.: One free Tavern double burger and bottomless fries on Sunday.
Rib Crib, 500 S. Ridge Road, 1440 N. Ridge Road, Derby : Free meal with two meats and one side from special menu on Sunday. Dine-in only.
Texas Roadhouse, 6707 W. Kellogg, 2526 N. Greenwich : Free lunch from a special menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Village Inn, 7020 W. Central, 1685 S. Rock Road, 3535 S. Meridian, 1200 N. Rock Road, Derby: Free “Inn-Credible” breakfast
Offered just on Monday
Angry Elephant, 2959 S. Hillside: 15 percent off purchase on Monday.
Country Kitchen, 915 East 53rd St. N.: Free country scramble on Monday.
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 on Monday.
Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill, 10096 E. 13th St.: Free meal for veterans who bring a paying guest on Monday.
Golden Corral, 11006 E. Kellogg, 616 S. Ridge Road Circle: Veterans can get a free meal from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday.
Gurty’s Burgers & Shakes, 214 E. 12th St., Newton: Free slice of pie or cake.
Il Primo, 6422 E. Central: Free small coffee on Monday.
Twin Peaks, 8310 E. 21st St., 7325 W. Taft: One free item from select menu on Monday
12 Below Drive-Thru Coffee, 220 E. 12th, Newton: Free drink of choice.