In honor of men and women who have served or are serving their country, many restaurants in Maine are offering free meals and beverages to these heroes on Veterans Day. provided a list of national restaurant chains that are honoring Veterans with free food and drink. Here are participating restaurants in Maine and what they are offering on November 11, Veterans Day. Offers are subject to participation.

If you know of any local restaurants offering free meals to vets, let us know and we'll spread the word.


Applebee’s - Portland, South Portland, North Windham, Biddeford, Sanford, Brunswick, Auburn, Oxford, Augusta, Thomaston, Bangor

Vets and active-duty military can choose from several menu items on Veterans Day free of charge, but beverage and gratuity are not included.



Cracker Barrel - South Portland

Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert for veterans.



Denny's - Portland, Auburn, Ellsworth

From 5AM to noon, veterans and active-duty personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam meal.


Friendly's - South Portland, North Windham

Veterans and active military get a free Big-Two-Do combo meal for breakfast, or free All American Burger with fries and a drink.


IHOP - Portland, Auburn

From 7AM to 7PM, veterans and active-duty military members get a free stack of Red, White and Blue Pancakes. That's glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped cream. Clever huh?


Little Caesar's - Portland, Scarborough, Saco, North Windham, Topsham, Augusta, Waterville, Lewiston, Bangor, Brewer, Bath

Veterans and active-duty military members get a free, $5 Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11AM to 2PM.


On the Border - South Portland

Veterans and active-duty military members get a free “Create Your Own Combo” up to $10.79.



Olive Garden - South Portland, Biddeford, Augusta, Bangor

A a free entrée for veterans and 10% off for family members joining a veteran or active military member at the table.


Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt - South Portland, Augusta

All vets and active-duty personnel get a free 11-ounce frozen yogurt.


Red Robin - South Portland, Augusta

Vets and active-duty members get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries.