Now THIS is the way it's supposed to be! Every rinky dink excuse most places have for having free deals or specials is cute, but having a TON of them on Veterans Day really matters! It used just be Golden Corral and Applebee's with the specials, Now every place is doing something to honor our veterans!

Here's a huge list of local places offering specials to Vets all day Monday!

Gilmore Collection--Free meal for Vets.

Russ's--Free Pie

Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military receive a free Applebee’s signature entree.

Bob Evans: In honor of those who have served our country, we are offering free All You Can Eat Hotcakes to all veterans and active military personnel this Veterans Day.

Carrabba’s: All active duty and retired Veterans can enjoy a Free Appetizer with valid ID.

Chilis: A free entree from the Veterans Day menu for Veterans and Active Military Personnel.

Denny’s: Veterans! In honor of all you’ve done, Dennys is serving FREE all-you-can-eat pancakes from 6a-2p. Thank you.

Golden Corral: Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals from 4-9pm to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves. All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.

Krispy Kreme: Present your military ID or wear your uniform on Veterans Day to receive a free doughnut and small coffee! U.S. Participating store list.

Little Caesars: All United States armed forces veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day. Details.

Olive Garden: This Veterans Day, all Veterans and current service members get a free meal from our special menu. Family dining with them will also receive 10% off their meal.

On The Border: Free meal from our Create Your Own Combo menu. Includes “Choose 2” or “Choose 3” selections. Must present military I.D. or proof of military service.

Outback: We’re saluting our Veterans & Active Military with a Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on Veterans Day. Also 10% off checks from Tuesday, November 12th through the rest of the year. Details.

Red Robin: FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Simply provide your military I.D., proof of service, or wear your uniform at participating Red Robin® restaurants. Dine in only.

Red Lobster: We’re proud to serve those who have served. This Mon-Thur get a FREE appetizer w/ Military ID.

Starbucks - Free Tall Brewed Coffee - "This Veterans Day—a free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active duty military and their spouses in participating U.S. company-owned stores."

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch. See special Veterans Day menu.

TGI Fridays: Vets and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, on Veterans Day, stop by for a free lunch. Valid at participating locations on lunch menu items only from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tim Hortons: In celebration of Veterans Day we’re giving all active and inactive U.S. military veterans a free donut when they show their military I.D. or are in uniform. No purchase necessary.