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Where to find Veterans Day meals and deals in the Miami Valley


On Veterans Day, Saturday Nov. 11, many restaurants and other businesses are showing their appreciation by offering deals to veterans and active-duty military men and women, including free food and free services. 

Here are some of the establishments in the Dayton area that have reached out to us to let us know they are offering  Veterans Day deals. Please send information about your deal to mark.fisher@coxinc.com with a copy to contact@dayton.com.

We will be updating this story as we receive information about Veterans Day deals. Some businesses are extending their offers through the weekend or moving them up to the day before Veterans Day. Proof of service is generally required; the forms of proof of service vary by business. 

Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar

Primanti Bros. is offering a free classic “Almost Famous” sandwich –- grilled meat, Provolone cheese, sweet-and-sour slaw, French fries and tomatoes, between slices of thick-cut Italian bread -– free for all veterans and active duty military, all day on Nov. 11, at all locations, with no stipulations. Customers will be asked to provide a military ID.

Location: near the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek

Cabela’s

As part of a Hometown Heroes Celebration, veterans can enjoy a free breakfast on Nov. 11.

Locations: in the Cornerstone of Centerville retail center and in West Chester

O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar

O’Charley’s will honor all active duty and veteran military personnel on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with a free meal from its “$9.99er Menu” by showing their military IDs. In addition to the meal, veterans will receive a $5-off-any-$20-purchase voucher for their next visit.

Locations: Near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp., Miller Lane in Butler Twp., Miiddletown, Springfield, West Chester

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Graeter’s will give away a free sundae to veterans on Veterans Day Nov. 11, which also happens to be National Sundae Day, a Graeter’s spokeswoman said. 

Locations: Oakwood, Centerville, Beavercreek, Mason, Liberty Twp.

Dunkin’ Donuts

On Nov. 11, veterans and active military personnel can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.

Locations: Multiple shops throughout the region.

Rapid Fired Pizza

The Kettering-based pizza chain is offering a free pizza to veterans and active-duty military with ID on Nov. 11. 

Locations: Multiple restaurants throughout the region

Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill

The Centerville restaurant will offer active military and veterans with ID a complimentary Sweeney’s Seafood Fish & Chips with house-made coleslaw from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. The offer is not available for carry-out.  Reservations are recommendned at (937) 291-3474. 

Location: 28 W. Franklin St., Centerville

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Freddy’s is doing something a little different. It will offer a coupon for a free combo meal to all veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day, and that coupon can be redeemed anytime through Nov. 30.

Locations: Centerville and West Chester

Bob Evans

Bob Evans Restaurants is celebrating Veterans Day this year by offering the choice of one of six free meals to veterans and active duty military personnel. 

Veterans and active duty military personnel will have the choice of select from among these breakfast (available all day), lunch, and dinner menu items: Stack of Hotcakes (Buttermilk or Multigrain; Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast; Country Biscuit Breakfast; Mini Sampler Breakfast;  Farm Boy Sandwich; or Country Fried Steak Dinner.

Locations: 7400 Miller Ln. | 1285 Woodman Dr. | 1202 S Main St. | 1850 E Dorothy Ln. | 7670 Brandt Pike | 220 Byers Rd. | 2648 Colonel Glenn Hwy | 7115 Far Hills Ave. | 5525 Wilmington Pike | 3409 Seajay Drive and others. 

Texas Roadhouse

 Dayton’s Texas Roadhouse locations invite veterans and active members of U.S. military to enjoy free lunch on Nov. 11. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event. All veterans -- including all active, retired or former U.S. military -- can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin, and two sides plus a choice  of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Locations: Fairborn, Huber Heights, Springfield, West Chester, Hamilton 

Panera Bread

Note: This offer is for FRIDAY, Nov. 10, rather than on the actual Veterans Day. Veterans can recieve a free You-Pick-Two meal that includes any two half-portions soup, salad, sandwiches, flatbreads, or mac and cheese.

Locations: All 13 Panera Bread Cafes throughout the region. 

Frisch’s Big Boy

Frisch’s Big Boy will honor veterans by offering them one free Big Boy sandwich at participating restaurant locations on Nov. 11. The offer is for dine-in only, and is not valid for drive-through or carry-out orders.

Locations: There are 18 Frisch’s locations in the greater Dayton region.


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