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Restaurants around Connecticut are  offering discounts and deals to Veterans on the upcoming Veterans Day on Nov 11, as a way to say “Thank you for your services”. These discounts are for veterans and active-duty military.

Deals available on Nov. 11 unless otherwise noted

Cracker Barrel offers complimentary slices of double chocolate fudge Coca Cola cake or a pumpkin pie latte to veterans at all of its locations.

Cugino’s Restaurant in Farmington (1053 Farmington Ave.) offers free lunch for veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Reservations are required. Must have proper ID.

California Pizza Kitchen: All veterans and active military receive a FREE ENTREE on November 11.

Red Robin offers a free Tavern Double burger and bottomless fries to veterans and active duty military.

Chipotle: Buy-One, Get-One FREE ENTREE for veterans, active military, reserves and military spouses, in-restaurant only on November 11.

Participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations will offer a free doughnut to veterans and active duty military.

 Bistro on Main, 867 Main St., Manchester, offers 20 percent off food for veterans during its weekend brunch on Nov. 10 and 11. The discount applies to the whole table, up to 4 people per veteran (does not apply to alcohol.) 860-432-5267,

IHOP : FREE red, white and blue pancake combo for all active duty military and veterans, November 11, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Olive Garden will offer a free entrée from a limited menu to veterans and active military with valid ID. Dine-in only; beverages and gratuity not included.

Friendly’s offers a complimentary Big-Two-Do breakfast and coffee or an All-American burger, fries and fountain drink to veterans and active military personnel with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card.

Ruby Tuesday offers a free appetizer (up to $10 in value) with valid military ID.

Chimirri’s Italian Pastry Shoppe, 1075 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, hosts “Catch a Vet” on Nov. 11 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. All veterans, active military and first responders (police, fire and EMS) and their families are invited to enjoy free coffee and slices of Hartford Cream Pie. Chimirri’s will donate 10 percent of all sales to benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a local chapter of the national organization serving disabled veterans. 860-529-2527,

Chili’s offers a free entree to veterans from a select menu.

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