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Free coneys and discounted meals at metro Detroit restaurants

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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 or delivery meals within three weeks.

Black Rock Bar & Grill: Free steak dinner for all veterans. The dinner includes a side dish and is dine-in only. Available at Michigan locations including Ann Arbor, Canton, Davison, Portage, Grand Rapids, Hartland, Novi, Utica and Woodhaven.

Bob Evans: A free meal to all veterans and active service members. Choose from a menu of seven options.

Bonefish Grill: A 10% discount for all service members, veterans and first responders.

Buddy’s Pizza: Veterans and active service members receive 15% off their bill on Veterans Day for dine-in service only.

Carrabba’s: Service members and first responders receive 10% off on any visit year-round.

Carraba's offers 10% off to veterans and active military year-round.

Carraba’s offers 10% off to veterans and active military year-round.

Chili’s: Free entrée for dine-in only from a limited menu of seven items.

Denny’s: Complimentary build-your-own Grand Slam to all active, inactive and military personnel. The offer is valid 5 a.m.-noon for dine-in only at participating locations.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Free any size hot or iced coffee with purchase at bakery locations. Offer excludes license stores inside colleges, hospitals, airports and hotels.

Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating stores nationwide. The combo features four slices of Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product.

National Coney Island: The metro Detroit chain is offering two free coneys for veterans and active military.

On the Border: Veterans can choose from its Tex-Mex favorites menu and receive a free pick-two combo. Choose from tacos, enchiladas or soup and salad. All are served with rice and beans.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola product to all veterans and active military. Outback Steakhouse offers all nurses, doctors, medical staff, military veterans, servicemen and women, police, firefighters, and first responders 10% off their entire bill all year.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert while dining in. Choose from eight appetizers, including coconut shrimp, or three desserts.

Red Robin: Free Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries through Nov. 14 for dine-in or to-go.

Yard House: Complimentary appetizer from more than a dozen offerings.

Contact Detroit Free Press food writer Sue Selasky and send food and restaurant news to: 313-222-6872 or [email protected]. Follow @SusanMariecooks on Twitter.

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