Free coneys and discounted meals at metro Detroit restaurants

National Coney Island Chili dog at their Royal Oak location.

National Coney Island Chili dog at their Royal Oak location.

In honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, many metro Detroit restaurants are thanking those who served with special meal deals for veterans as well as active-duty U.S. military. Many of those offers are free meals.

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It’s Veteran’s Day and there are deals aplenty for those who served.

Keep in mind that most restaurants require proof of current or former U.S. military service or that you be dressed in uniform. Some offers are for a limited time. Others continue for a few days.

Here’s a sampling of what’s being offered from Free Press research, themilitarywallet.com and militarybenefits.info.

Applebee’s: Complimentary full-size entrée from a menu of seven. Veterans also receive a $5 card to redeem for dine-in, to-go

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The best restaurants for solo dining

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No plus-one for dinner? No problem. You won’t need to be on your own when choosing a place

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New restaurant in Navy Yard named among best in America

Foodie news and review site Eater puts a Middle Eastern restaurant in Southeast D.C.’s Navy Yard on its list of the 11 Best New Restaurants in America.

Foodie news and review site Eater puts a Middle Eastern restaurant in Southeast D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood on its list of the 11 Best New Restaurants in America.

Albi, which opened in February 2020, focuses on Levantine cuisine, the region that includes Syria, Israel, Lebanon and Palestine, using the culinary tradition of coal-fired cooking.

It is the first solo restaurant for owner and chef Michael Rafidi, who comes from highly rated D.C. restaurants such as Arroz and Requin.

Of Albi, Eater DC editor Gabriel Hiatt writes, “Consider what makes a special-occasion restaurant sizzle: an utterly original point of view, top-tier service, and food that ignites conversation. Chief Michael Rafidi’s team hits every mark and then some with a health-centered Levantine restaurant marrying

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