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Veterans Day is a federal holiday that was celebrated with a day off work on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, for government employees and banks but is actually on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Restaurants around the country offered discounts and free meals.

Here’s a list that was sourced from Military Benefits’ website.

California Pizza Kitchen
On Veterans Day, all veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

Black Angus Steakhouse
11/11/17 from open to 3 p.m., participating restaurants will offer veterans and active military professionals a special $9.99 Certified Angus Beef® Top Sirloin Steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli and a beverage.

Chuck E. Cheese
To thank service members past and present, on Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, Chuck E. Cheese’s will be offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired military members at participating stores nationwide. Promo code #5500.

Cicis Pizza
Free pizza buffet if you show a valid Military ID.

Connors Steak & Seafood
For Veteran’s Day, veterans receive a 25 percent discount. Valid military ID required. Discount does not apply to alcoholic beverages.

Gatti’s Pizza 
Veterans and active military members with ID will receive a free buffet, or a free medium 1-topping pizza for carryout.

Little Caesars Pizza
On Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.

LongHorn Steakhouse
This Veterans Day LongHorn Steakhouse will offer a free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no restrictions) to anyone showing proof of military service. In addition, 10 percent off the parties’ bill.

O’Charley’s
O’Charley’s will honor our military on Veterans Day by offering veterans and active duty service members a free $9.99er entree at any location on November 11th. Additionally, O’Charley’s offers a 10 percent military discount all year long.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage
All active, retired military and veterans get a free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. Additionally, Nov. 12 through Nov. 16, military members will receive 20 percent off their check and, beginning Nov. 17, Military, Fire and Police heroes will receive 10 percent off their check.

Ponderosa Steakhouses
From 4 p.m.-close on Veterans Day, all former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) from participating Ponderosa locations. Contact your local Ponderosa for more details.

Quaker Steak & Lube
On Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces can receive a complimentary or discounted meal of their choice. Show proof of service to your server to receive this offer.

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