Illinois restaurants offering free meals and Veterans Day deals


Many restaurants and businesses in Illinois today offer meals and specials for veterans, and while free food and special savings may never adequately express our gratitude to our nation’s brave military, it’s a good start.

Rockford area restaurant offering Veterans Day specials

My goal this morning was to find as many places in the Rockford area as possible that were honoring our nation’s veterans with free meals and specials today. I’m happy to report that I found a lot of different options…

1. Grill & Bar in the courtyard

2. Missionary BBQ

3. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

4. Chili’s Grill & Bar – (Veterans can choose a free entry from a special menu)

5. Denny’s

6. Famous Dave

These are just a few of the delicious options I found on Facebook, but here are some more I found on;

7. Wild Buffalo Wings – Veterans and active duty military members receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries.

8. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers -Today, veterans will receive a card for a free Freddy’s Original Double Combo Meal that they can use anytime through November 30, 2022.

9. IHOP – Veterans and active duty military get free red, white and blueberry pancakes. (Dinner on site only and must provide proof of service)

10. Robin – Veterans and active duty military receive a free Red’s Tavern Double with Bottomless Steak Fries. (dining room only)

While these are 10 great options to choose from, I’m sure there are MANY more that I may have missed in the Rockford area. Also, Veterans Day specials don’t start or end with food either. See the full list of promotions available to veterans today at

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