(Mankato, MN) – As southern Minnesota remembers those men and women who have fought for our freedoms, many local businesses are offering them free meals and other deals for Veterans Day.
Valid military ID or proof of service is required to receive the free meals, deals and discounts. Here is a listing of the offerings in Greater Mankato:
American Bar: Free meal for Veterans on Saturday, starting at noon. Italian Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, punch, milk or coffee and dessert.
Applebee’s: Free meal for Veterans Friday and Saturday from a specifically built menu.
Arby’s Riverfront Drive: Free dessert for Veterans (Offer always available).
Arby’s Madison Avenue: 10% discount for Veterans (Offer always available).
Baker’s Square: Free pancake, waffle or french toast breakfast for Veterans Saturday.
Bonfire Wood Cooking: Veterans receive a 20% discount on Saturday.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small traditional or boneless wings with french fries for Veterans Saturday.
Burrito Wings: Veterans (with ID or uniform) receive one free taco and a free fountain soda on Saturday.
Buster’s Sports Bar & Grill: Active military get 40% off their meal Saturday, Veterans get 10% off.
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota: On Saturday, all active and retired military service members and their families get free admission. There will also be a special program at 10:30am to recognize the Veterans in attendance.
Dairy Queen Adams Street: Free medium Blizzard for Veterans on Saturday.
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit: Veterans (ID card or in uniform) receive a free classic sandwich, side and drink Saturday.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Free donut for Veterans on Saturday.
Fantastic Sams: Veterans receive $5 off a haircut on Saturday.
Great Clips: Free haircut for Veterans on Saturday or civilians who come in for a haircut can get a card for a free haircut to be given to a veteran or active military member.
Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill: Free meal from a special menu for Veterans on Saturday.
Home Depot: Veterans get a 10% military discount (Offer always available).
Hy-Vee Hillop & Downtown: Veterans get a free breakfast Saturday from 6am to 11am.
The Organic Café’ at INdiGO Organic: Free coffee for Veterans and their significant others on Friday & Saturday.
Indulge Salon and Tanning: Veterans & active military get a half-price haircut on Friday & Saturday.
Jonny B’s: Veterans receive a free sandwich and fries on Saturday 11a-1p.
La Bamba: Veterans receive a $5 meal with agua fresca included Saturday.
Little Ceasars: Free lunch combo for Veterans from 11a-2p Saturday.
Loose Moose: Veterans receive $5 off any dinner entree on Saturday.
Lowe’s: Veterans get a 10% discount (Offer always available).
Mankato Motors: Free oil change for veterans and active military on Friday.
Midtown Tavern: Veterans receive a 50% discount on Saturday.
Mettler’s: Veterans receive free admission Saturday and $5 off any dinner entrée.
NaKato: Free drink for Veterans on Saturday.
Neutral Groundz: Veterans (With ID or in uniform) receive a free cup of coffee on Saturday.
Olive Garden: Veterans and active-duty military members get a free entrée from a special menu featuring five popular items Saturday. Each comes with unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks.
Olives Restaurant: Veterans receive a 50% discount on Saturday.
Papa Murphy’s Riverfront Mankato & St. Peter: Veterans receive a 20% discount (Offer always available)
Perkins: Veterans get a free Magnificent Seven meal of pancakes, eggs and meat on Saturday.
Pieology Pizzeria: Veterans receive a 25% discount (Offer always available).
Pita Pit: Veterans receive $4 pitas Saturday, limit two per person.
Pizza Ranch: Veterans get 50% off the buffet today through Saturday.
Pub 500: Iraq War Veteran, Matthew Griswold, will perform a free Veterans Day Benefit Concert. All donations will go to the Assistance Council for Veterans. Everyone who donates $5 or more will receive a $5 gift card courtesy of Pub 500.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert for Veterans Saturday. Dine in or take out.
Rounders: Veterans receive a 10% discount (Offer always available).
Sport Clips: Free haircuts to service members and Veterans Saturday.
Starbucks: Free tall cup of coffee for Veterans and their spouses on Saturday.
The Landing on Madison Lake: Free meal for Veterans on Saturday.
Trailblazer Bar And Grill in Madison Lake: Veterans receive a free cheeseburger, fries and soft drink from 11a-9p Saturday.
Ummies: Veterans receive 50% off on Saturday.
Wagon Wheel: Free coffee and 10% off for Veterans on Saturday.
Walgreens: Veterans receive 20% off regular priced items Saturday.
Walgreens: Free flu shot for Veterans (Offer always available).
*Valid military ID or proof of service is required to receive the deals and discounts. Some restrictions may apply.
If you are/know a business in Mankato or a surrounding community that’s offering a deal for Veteran’s Day and would like to be added to our list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details and contact info.
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