COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Chili’s, Johnson’s Ice Cream, Sheetz, Starbucks, Target and more are offering deals and specials for Veterans Day, observed annually on Nov. 11 honoring those who have served or are currently serving within the United States Armed Forces.


More than 35 locations in Ohio

  • Applebee’s is offering veterans and active duty military a special Veterans Day meal on Saturday, where they can select from eight entrées.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

5141 Tuttle Crossing, 1414 Polaris Parkway and 4020 Seltzer Road

  • Current and former military who dine on Saturday can receive a free appetizer coupon on their next visit. Also, receive a free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a minimum purchase of $11.95.

Bob Evans

More than 180 locations in Ohio

  • On Saturday, Bob Evans is offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active duty military for free at their local restaurant.
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Chicken Salad Chick

687 Worthington Road, 6304 E. Dublin Granville Road and 1056 Dublin Road

  • Veterans and active military will receive a free Chick Special and regular-size drink in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday.


Several dozen locations in Ohio

  • All veterans and active military members can get a free meal on Veterans Day. Must present Military ID to redeem offer. 



More than 30 locations in Ohio

  • Veterans and military personnel receive a free Original Grand Slam on Friday. Includes active, non-active and retired military personnel. Dine-in only.
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Golden Corral

2005 Stringtown Road and 4750 E. Main Street

  • Golden Corral is hosting Military Appreciation Night on Monday with free “thank you” dinners.


More than 100 locations in Ohio

  • All veterans, active military members and first responders with a valid ID will receive 10% off instantly and can be combined with all current offers through Tuesday.

Great Clips

More than 280 locations in Ohio

  • On Saturday, veterans and active service members can go into any Great Clips salon and get a free haircut or a free haircut card for a future visit.
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402 N High St.

  • Hilton Columbus Downtown will be donating $5 for every drink sold of its limited-time specialty cocktail, The Veteran. Available at Spark, FYR Short North and Gallerie, The Veteran is made with Watershed Four Year Bourbon, Watershed Apple Brandy, Benedictine, Pommeau and Winter Melon Bitters.

iDrive Exotics

3246 Noe Bixby Rd. Suite 104, Columbus

  • Veterans can receive 30% off any rental car through the end of November.


More than 35 locations in Ohio

  • Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes are on the house for veterans and active duty military on Saturday.

Johnson’s Real Ice Cream

2728 East Main Street, 55 W. Bridge Street and 160 W. Main Street

  • On Saturday, Johnson’s is offering one free scoop of ice cream to veterans and active military personnel in honor of their dedicated service. A valid military ID must be presented to redeem this special offer. 


59 locations in Ohio

  • Active and former military personnel, veterans and their immediate families can receive 30% off in stores Friday through Sunday with a valid military ID.
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MOD Pizza

Five locations in central Ohio

  • On Saturday, veterans and active service members can visit their local MOD location and receive a buy one MOD-size pizza or salad, get one MOD-size pizza or salad free deal. The offer is valid in-store with proof of military service.

Mugshots Bar & Grill

111 S Main St., Pleasantville

  • Any veteran or active duty service member can receive a free Mobster Meatloaf, or a free pizza on Saturday or Sunday.

Peach Cobbler Factory

4691 Morse Road

  • Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free dessert on Saturday.

Ponderosa Steakhouse

3875 South High St.

  • Ponderosa invites all veterans and active-duty military to stop in for a free buffet Friday. Veterans and active duty must present military I.D. or wear military uniform.

Red Robin

More than 18 locations in Ohio

  • This Veterans Day, Red Robin welcomes our nation’s veterans and active military guests to dine in and enjoy a complimentary Red’s Big Tavern Burger on Saturday.
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More 70 locations in Ohio

  • On Saturday, Sheetz invites all veterans and active-duty military personnel to enjoy a free half turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink at any location. Sheetz will also provide a free car wash to veterans and active duty military.

Sport Clips

More than 75 locations in Ohio

  • On Veterans Day, participating locations will provide free haircuts to veterans and active duty service members as well as donate $2 for every haircut service provided on that day.


More than 490 locations in Ohio

  • Starbucks is honoring those who have served with a free tall (12-ounce) hot or cold brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses.
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More than 60 locations in Ohio

  • Target is offering veterans, active military members, and their families 10% off two separate purchases through Saturday.

Tim Hortons

More than 130 locations in Ohio

  • On Saturday, Tim Hortons locations will be honoring those who have so bravely served our country by offering a free small hot coffee to all active military members and veterans.