Veterans Day is today (Nov.11th) and we found that many restaurants in the Cedar Valley are stepping up to honor our Veterans on their special day. Here is a list of the restaurants in the Cedar Valley that we found are participating.

Applebee’s Free Meal On Tuesday, November 11th, from open to close, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s favorite items. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification or be in uniform.

IHOP On Veteran’s Day, November 11, the Waterloo IHOP Restaurant will be honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the United States Military by offering them free Red, White and Blue pancakes.

Lone Star Steakhouse Lonestar in Waterloo and nationwide are donating 10% of their profits today to the Navy Seal Foundation which supports the Navy Seals and their families. Click HERE for details.

Longhorn Steakhouse  Service members receive a complimentary appetizer and free non-alcohol beverage from a select menu. SALUTE!

Olive Garden Free Meal All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day. Service family members will also receive a 10% discount on their meals.

Red Lobster  Service members past and present receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert from a special menu.  Proof of service required.

Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch Select from a free special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides on Nov. 11, 2015.

Famous Dave’s Free or Discounted Meal Famous Dave’s  in Cedar Falls is providing free meals for vets that includes one meat, one side and a corn muffin. Offers vary by location.

Tips Before Heading Out

  • Review the restaurants official site information and rules before heading out.
  • Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform.  Proof of military service varies by company.
  • Pay attention to the dates on the Veterans Day offer as some offers are for days to other than Veterans Day or extended over several days.
  • Many of the restaurant free meals are for dine in only.
  • Call ahead if you’re unsure about anything.
  • Thank you for your service!

Our station is also stepping up and raising money for military families here in the Cedar Valley. Click HERE to find out more about Townsquare Cares For Military Families.