In honor of Saturday’s Veterans Day, many area restaurants are saluting active duty military members, veterans and retired U.S. military with special offers.

Most restaurants require presenting proof of current or former U.S. military service. Here's a sampling of what's being offered from Free Press research and

Billy Sims BBQ: With locations, in Roseville, Royal Oak, Southfield and Troy, on Saturday they’ll offer one pulled Pork sandwich and a drink in a Vets Day Billy Sims Souvenir cup.
Bonefish Grill: With locations in Novi and Troy, the offer is for free order of their Bang Bang Shrimp. It’s Bonefish Grill’s signature dish and features crispy shrimp in a creamy, spicy sauce.

Bob Evans Restaurants: Free items from a select menu.
Boston Market: Buy-one-get-one individual meal and drink with coupon on Veterans Day. For the coupon go to

Buffalo Wild Wings: All U.S. locations will offer their "Wings for Heroes" promotion. The dine-in only offer is for a complimentary order wings with a side of fries. For information go to:

California Pizza Kitchen: Free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at participating California Pizza Kitchen restaurants nationwide. The menu includes three pizzas to choose from as well as salad and pasta. For the menu go to:

Chuck E. Cheese: Free personal size 1-topping pizza to participating locations nationwide with the Promo code #5500.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

Granite City Food & Brewery: Complimentary lunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Little Caesars Pizza: Free $5 HOT-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

National Coney Island: The metro Detroit chain is offering free coneys at most of their locations. There’s a limit of two coneys per person per visit, and they're available for dine-in only. Locations at the Detroit Metro Airport are not included in the offer. For info:

Olive Garden: Free entrée from a special menu. The special menu features six of Olive Garden’s most popular items and are served with unlimited soup, salad and garlic bread sticks.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion on Saturday. From Nov. 12-16 military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning Nov. 17, military, fire and police heroes will receive 10% off their check.

Primanti Bros.: At their locations in Novi and Taylor, they'll offer a free classic sandwich any time, all day. The classic sandwich features grilled meat, coleslaw, tomato slices and French fries piled on Italian bread.

Michigan-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants includes these offers:
Applebee’s: At all 64 Michigan locations, they will feature a special Veterans Day menu as well as provide a $5 bounce back coupon to each veteran to use on their next visit.
Olga’s Kitchen: At their 27 metro area locations, they’ll provide the Original Olga sandwich for free.

Del Taco: At the five Del Taco locations, the offer is for a one free of their 1-10 combo meals.

MOD Pizza: At all eight MOD Pizza locations, they will offer any MOD size pizza for free.

Ben's Soft Pretzels: Free Pretzels to all veterans on veterans Ben's Soft Pretzels.

For more information on free meals or other offerings on Veteran's Day you can click here.

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