Local and national restaurants and shops are offering a variety of freebies and discounts in honor of Veterans Day. Check some of them out here. 


According to the Portland Press Herald, military veterans and active-duty personnel can find freebies and discounts in Maine today at the following restaurants and shops:

In Portland, Botto's Bakery is offering a free coffee from 6am-2pm for all veterans.

Additionally, Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland is offering 15 percent off veterans and active-duty officers entire order.

Nationally, several chains are offering different discounts and freebies. They include:

Applebees: With proof of military service, patrons can receive a free meal from a designated menu.

Cracker Barrel: Offering a free slice of Coca-Cola Double Fudge Cake to military personnel. Additionally, 10 percent of all Coca-Cola cake sales for the remainder of the day will go to the USO 360 Transition Alliance, which helps veterans and their families transition back into society after service.

Denny's: Active, retired and inactive military personnel can enjoy a free build-your-own Grand Slam breakfast until 2pm today.

Hometown Buffet: They will provide free lunch from 11am-2pm today for all veterans and active duty personnel. Proof of service or military uniform required.

IHOP: They will serve "patriotic pancakes" until 7pm this evening. Veterans and active-duty  personnel can enjoy a red, white and blue pancake combo plate that includes eggs and hash browns with proof of military service.

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina: Offering active-duty personnel and veterans a free "create your own combo" meal.

Texas Roadhouse: is opening early to provide a free lunch to all veterans and active-duty military personnel. All locations are offering a six-ounce steak with two sides and a drink.

Thanks to the Portland Press Herald for compiling this list. There may be other discounts or freebies nationally and locally. Free free to use the comment section here on the website as well as Facebook if you know additional Veterans Day offers.