Veterans day is this Sunday, November 11 and to show their appreciations, many businesses around Columbus are offering special discounts and even freebies.
Here are 17 ways Columbus is showing veterans they care.
Free Columbus Zoo and Aquarium admission
4850 W Powell Rd, Powell
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host its “Veterans Free Day at the Zoo” event on Sunday, November 11.
During this special promotion, military personnel, both past and present, and their immediate family may enjoy free admission to the Zoo for the day.Learn more
Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast
Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Come enjoy a pancake breakfast honoring all veterans on Friday, November 9. This is free to veterans, but $5 per person for all others.
The breakfast begins at 8:30am and the program starts at 9am.Learn more
Free COSI admission
333 W Broad St, Columbus
COSI wishes to say thank you and recognize those in active, reserved and retired military service with free general admission to COSI, November 7-11.
Immediate family members will also receive $2 off general admission. Simply show your military ID to receive the offer.More info
Free bag of apples from Lynd Fruit Farm
9399 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala
To show their appreciation to those who have served or are serving, Lynd Fruit Farm invites you to pick up a free bag of apples. Just show your military ID.Learn more
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Free meal from Applebees
On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th, Applebee’s is on a mission to serve one million meals to neighborhood military heroes.
All veterans and active duty military are invited to visit their local Applebee’s to enjoy a free full-size entrée from a selection of eight fan favorites: Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, 6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, or Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.Learn more
Free meal from Bob Evans
Bob Evans is honoring veterans and active duty military with a free meal on Sunday, November 11.
Vets will have the options of a County Biscuit Breakfast, Brioche French Toast, The Mini Sampler, Stack of Hotcakes, Country-Fried Steak Savor Dinner, or Soup and Salad Combo.Learn more
Free entree at California Pizza Kitchen
All veterans and active military receive an entree on CPK.Learn more
To celebrate the contributions of our military around the country, Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a special buy-one-get-one offer from open to close on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11.
The BOGO promotion will be available for all active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military with valid ID, at all restaurants in the U.S. from open to close on Veterans Day.More info
Free lunch at City Barbeque
On Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, all veterans and active military members will get a free lunch.
This includes a free sandwich, 2 sides, and a drink for dine in or carry out.Learn more
Free dessert at Cracker Barrel
On Veterans Day, November 11, veterans receive a complimentary Crafted Coffee, a traditional espresso beverage (available iced or hot) or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake at all Cracker Barrel locations to thank them for their service and sacrifice for our country.Learn more
Free donut from Dunkin’ Donuts
Dunkin’ will once again celebrate Veterans Day with a sweet salute to those who serve our country.
On Sunday, November 11, at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide, veterans and active duty military are eligible to receive a free donut of their choice with no purchase necessary.Learn more
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Free Little Cesars Hot-N-Ready
As part of a long-standing tradition of giving back and honoring U.S. military men and women, Little Caesars Pizza is offering all United States Armed Forces veterans and active military a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.Learn more
Free meal at Max & Erma’s
Veterans can enjoy a free Cheeseburger, Endless Fries, and fountain drink on November 11.More info
Free lunch at Texas Roadhouse
Veterans Day free meals for lunch with non-alcoholic beverage on November 11 for active, former, or retired military.Learn more
Free meal at McCormick & Schmick’s
3965 New Bond St, Columbus
McCormick & Schmick’s will be offering complimentary lunch or dinner honoring Gold Star families and veterans on Sunday, November 11.
The menu options will include Salmon Rigatoni, Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Cedar Planked or Grilled Salmon, Blackened Chicken Fettuccine, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Parmesan Crusted Flounder, Tender Beef Medallions, Romano Chicken Chopped Salad and a McCormick’s Cheeseburger.More info
$10 Roosters Bucks
Roosters is showing its gratitude for veterans and active duty military personnel this Veterans Day on Monday, November 12.
Roosters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to visit a location and receive $10 Roosters Bucks by presenting a military ID.Learn more
Free haircut at Great Clips
On Nov. 11, all veterans can stop in on November 11 to get a free haircut or a free haircut card to be redeemed by the end of the year.Learn more