Veteran's Day is this Friday. If you have served or are currently serving you deserve a nice lunch on the house. 

Veteran's Day started after World War I to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. Honestly, we should be honoring people who have served more than just one day a year. If you see someone in a military uniform, be sure you show them some love, and not just on November 11.

Several restaurants across the country are offering free meals to veterans on Friday. Many are also giving free meals to current members of the military as well. If I left anyone off, please let me know in the comments and I will add it later.

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    Buffalo Wild Wings

    Complimentary order of wings and a side of fries to veterans and active-duty military. Must present acceptable proof of military service, which includes: permanent or temporary U.S. military ID cards, veteran’s card, a photograph of yourself in military uniform, or dine-in at a participating location in uniform.


    3111 Midwestern Parkway, Suite 180, Sikes Senter Mall
    Wichita Falls, TX 76308

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    Friday, November 11th, from 3pm-close:  a buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad, or taco order. Valid for all US military active-duty, Reserves, National Guard and retired military, military spouses with ID and veterans.

    Location: 3910 Wayne Ave #100, Wichita Falls, TX

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    Cracker Barrel

    Offering military veterans a complimentary slice of its Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. Must show proof of military service


    Sierra Dr, Wichita Falls, TX 76306
    940) 851-0664

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    Active, inactive and retired military personnel will get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. Please show valid military id.


    1206 Central Frwy N
    (940) 723-5651

    4301 Kemp Blvd
    (940) 692-5882

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    Golden Corral

    HEADS UP THIS ONE IS FOR MONDAY. It's their annual military Appreciation Night (November 14) 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. is Military Appreciation night with a free “thank you” dinner. Must show proof of military service.


    3812 Kemp Boulevard
    (940) 691-1818

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    Vets and active-duty military: Red, White & Blue Pancakes free from  7 a.m.-7 p.m.


    1004 Broad St.
    Wichita Falls, TX

    4025 Southwest Pkwy
    Wichita Falls, TX


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    Olive Garden

    Will offer a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans.


    3916 Kemp St.
    Wichita Falls, TX 76308

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    Red Robin

    All Veterans and active-duty military members will get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. No purchase is necessary. Just show proof of service.

    Location: 3111 Midwestern Pkwy, Wichita Falls, TX

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    8th Street Coffee House

    Free small house coffee for Veterans – November 11 8a-5p


    710 8th St
    (940) 716-0501

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    El Mejicano Restaurant and Cantina

    Free Lunch Buffet for Veterans – November 11
    5401 Central E Fwy #9
    Wichita Falls, TX 76306
    (940) 322-1846
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    Free Signature Entree


    2911 Kemp Boulevard
    (940) 767-5287

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    On the Border

    Veterans enjoy a free meal from create your own combo menu. Choose two from that menu.


    3111 Midwestern Pkwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
    (940) 228-3580

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    Red Lobster

    Free appetizer or Dessert


    4401 Kemp Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
    (940) 691-2531

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    Rib Crib

    Your choice of two meat and two sides. For veterans and active duty military.


    3916 Kemp Blvd Wichita Falls, TX 76308
    (940) 696-2900

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    Texas Roadhouse

    Free lunch for veterans from 10:30am-to 3pm.


    3111 Lawrence Road
    (940) 687-7427

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    Cotton Patch Cafe

    Free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken.

    3201 Lawrence Rd. #600
    Wichita Falls, TX 76308


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    McAlister's Deli

    McAlister’s Deli Wichita Falls is giving Veterans and Active Duty Military members a complimentary entrée, drink and dessert. Dine-in only. Offer applies to uniformed military, veterans, active duty and those with proof of service or a valid military ID.

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    Taco Casa

    Taco Casa is offering free meals to veterans and active duty military as well.