Lubbock restaurants and retailers are offering free meals and big discounts today for veterans.

Wish proof of military service, I.D., or other proof of service such as military designation on your driver's license. Militarywallet.com has a comprehensive list, but we only wanted to include the ones in West Texas.

Here are some of the freebies and discounts today in Lubbock.

  • Applebee’s – free meal, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Chili’s – free meal, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Denny’s Free Build Your Own Grand Slam 5 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Golden Corral – Free meal, Nov. 17, 2014.
  • Hooters – Free Meal up to $10.99 w/ drink purchase, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee at participating locations, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Outback Steakhouse – A free Bloomin’ Onions and non-alcoholic beverage Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries at participating locations. Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Texas Roadhouse – free lunch (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) from special menu, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • The Olive Garden – Free entrée from special menu. Nov. 11, 2014.
  • BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Complimentary lunch entree, up to $9.95 value. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service.
  • Chick-fil-A, Nov. 11, 2014. Participating locations are offering a free meal to all veterans and those currently serving. ID required. Please call ahead to verify.
  • Cotton Patch Café, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former military members. Choices include full-size chicken fried steak, or chicken fried chicken. Proof of service required
  • Einstein Bros Bagels, Nov. 11, 2014. Free coffee at participating locations. Available to all active duty members and veterans with ID or proof of service
  • IHOP, Nov. 11, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free Red, White and Blue pancakes, or Red, White and Blue pancakes combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns. Participating locations only. Please call ahead to verify participation.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required
  • On The Border, Mon. Nov. 11, 2014. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of service required
  • Red Lobster – Monday, Nov. 10 – Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.
  • StarBucks, Nov. 11, 2014. Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses. Participating stores only
  • Texas Land and Cattle Steak House, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer or shared plate for current servicemembers and veterans. ID or proof of service is required..

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