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Free Food, Free Entry in Corpus Christi for Military

Veterans can eat up on Veterans Day in Corpus Christi and take in an afternoon at the art museum, see a hockey game, get a haircut, and go to a national or state park — all for free.

Check out our list of where to go and what to do on Veterans Day. Also, be sure to click here for a list of Veterans Day ceremonies happening across the Coastal Bend beginning Thursday, November 7, and continuing through Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, which when several ceremonies are scheduled.

Thank you to all you veterans and active members of the U.S. military!

FREE ENTRY

SATURDAYS IN NOVEMBER


ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS

1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Active duty military members and veterans and their families receive free admission every Saturday in November. Also, veterans who send photos of themselves and/or family members will become part of a display of 3-D images. Submit images through social media using the hashtag #AMSTSERVICESATURDAY.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10


MUSTANG ISLAND STATE PARK

9394 Texas 361

LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI STATE PARK

23194 Park Road 25 in Mathis

GOOSE ISLAND STATE PARK

202 S. Palmetto St. in Rockport

All Texas state parks offer free park admission to all visitors on Sunday, November 10, the day before Veterans Day, including the three local parks listed above.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11


GREAT CLIPS

3133 S. Alameda St.

4938 S. Staples St.

6601 Everhart Road

2311 Interstate 35 North in Rockport

U.S. military members get a free haircut and a card for a free haircut to give to a fellow veteran to use any day before December 31. Non-veterans who pay for a haircut on Monday, November 11, will also receive a card for a free haircut to give to a veteran to say thank you for your service.


PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

20420 Park Road 22

All visitors are welcome to all national parks on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, including Corpus Christi’s own Padre Island National Seashore.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

7:05 p.m.

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS

American Bank Center

1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Military members, both veterans and active duty, can attend the game for free on Stars and Stripes Night. Present a valid military ID at the box office on the day of the game.

FREE FOOD

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

BUBBA’S 33: FREE LUNCH

1921 South Padre Island Drive

Free lunch from any of six entree selections for active military and veterans.


APPLEBEE’S: ONE FREE ENTREE

6691 South Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi

1820 U.S. 181 in Portland

Free select entrees to all active military and veterans. Menu includes double crunch shrimp, 6-ounce top sirloin, classic bacon cheeseburger, chicken tenders platter, fiesta lime chicken, and oriental chicken salad. Now in its 12th year, The Veterans Eat Free day at Applebee’s has served 9.8 million free meals.


BJ’s BREWHOUSE: ONE FREE ENTREE

5037 South Padre Island Drive

All current military and veterans receive a free entree up to $14.95 along with a free Dr Pepper on Monday, November 11.


CHILI’S: FREE MEAL

5542 South Padre Island Drive

4120 U.S. 77 in Calallen

2010 U.S. 181 North in Portland

Free entrees include chicken crispers, margarita grilled chicken, bowl of chili or soup and salad, chicken bacon ranch quesadillas, bacon burger, oldtimer with cheese, and Cajun chicken pasta.


11 a.m.-10 p.m.

GRUB BURGER BAR: FREE ENTREE

4902 S. Staples St.

No purchase necessary for a free entree on Veterans Day. Grub Burger Bar also offers a 10 percent discount on any purchase year-round with a valid military ID or uniform.


5-9 p.m.

GOLDEN CORRAL: FREE THANK YOU DINNER

5901 South Padre Island Drive

Any person who has served in the U.S. military is invited to a free Thank You Dinner at the Golden Corral. Includes National Guard and Reserves.


3-6 p.m.

LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE: FREE MEAL

5057 South Padre Island Drive

Any meal from the Logan’s Roadhouse Meals menu free to all veterans and military personnel.


OLIVE GARDEN: FREE MEAL

5258 South Padre Island Drive

Free meal from select menu for all U.S. military both active and veterans.


10 a.m.-4 p.m.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE: FREE MEAL

2029 South Padre Island Drive

A special Veterans Day menu offers free meals to all active, retired, or former U.S. military personnel with military ID or in uniform.

DISCOUNTS OR FREE DESSERT

Discounts are available at the following restaurants:

• CRACKER BARREL: free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Colar cake or Pumpkin Pie Latte (iced or hot), 4229 South Padre Island Drive

• JOE’S CRAB SHACK: 20 percent discount, only on tables of four or less, 444 N. Shoreline Blvd. and 5025 South Padre Island Drive.

• LANDRY’S SEAFOOD: 20 percent discount, excluding alcoholic beverages; 600 N. Shoreline Blvd.

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