On Veterans Day, restaurants and fast food chains in the Hudson Valley and across the country are offering free meals and discounts to veterans. Here's a list of a number local chains offering freebies for active duty service members and veterans.

Applebee’s: Free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members. 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

Chili’s: Free choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.

 

Denny’s: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only.

Friendly’s: Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner with ID. Dine-in only. Limited to one per person. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only.

 

IHOP:  Free Red, White and Blue pancakes, or Red, White and Blue pancakes combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns. Participating locations only.

LongHorn Steakhouse: Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required.

Olive Garden: Free entree for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. Guests that dine with a Veteran also receive 10% off of their bill as well!

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2015.

 

Ponderosa: Free Veterans Day buffet at participating locations only

Red Lobster: Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts.

Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.

 

StarBucks: Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses. Participating stores only.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch event. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify times and locations.

T.G.I. Friday’s: Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations.