The federal holiday falls on Sunday, it's officially observed Monday, Nov. 12. This leads to a split with some businesses showing their appreciation Sunday and others Monday.

Deals are available at participating locations and offers can vary. Check with your closest location to confirm.

Sunday free meals and discounts

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: Free meal from a special menu Sunday

Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu available all day Sunday at all locations.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries Sunday.

California Pizza Kitchen: Free meal from special menu Sunday. Get a buy-one-get-one free card to use Nov. 12-18.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Free appetizer or dessert Sunday.

Chili's: Free meal from special menu Sunday.

Chipotle: Buy-one-get-one free deal Sunday.

Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee beverage.

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Dunkin': Free doughnut Sunday. No purchase required.

Famous Dave's: Free two meat lunch combo Sunday and Monday.

Hooters: Free meal from a special menu Sunday.

O’Charley’s: Free meal from special menu Sunday and Monday.

Olive Garden: Free meal from special menu Sunday.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage Sunday, plus 10 percent off everyday.

Joella's Hot Chicken: At all locations, veterans will get a complimentary meal if they provide proof of military service. The meal consists of two chicken tenders, a side, dipping sauce, and drink.

Ponderosa and Bonanaza Steakhouses: Veterans can choose a free buffet and beverage or 50 percent off a menu item. Some locations will honor veterans Sunday and other locations on Monday so check with your closest location.

Quaker Steak & Lube: Offers vary by location.

Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries Sunday.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert with valid military ID

Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer up to a $10 Sunday.

Starbucks: Free tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military and military spouse Sunday.

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A Starbucks coffee cup is seen inside a Starbucks Coffee shop in Washington, DC, April 17, 2018 (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt: Free 12-ounce frozen yogurt Sunday.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from a special menu Sunday.

TGI Fridays: Free meal up to $12 Sunday and Monday.

White Castle: Free combo meal for veterans and active military members who dine in or go through the drive-thru Sunday and Monday.

Monday freebies and discounts

Denny's: From 5 a.m. to noon Monday, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating locations.

Famous Dave's: Free two meat lunch combo Sunday and Monday for veterans or active military with valid identification.

Golden Corral: Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to any person who is serving or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves.

Pilot Flying J: Saturday through Monday, there will be a coupon on the myPilot app for a free Pilot Coffee with choice of a fresh breakfast sandwich, packaged pastry item or a Cinnamon Center of the Roll. This deal is open to all.

Ponderosa and Bonanaza Steakhouses: Veterans can choose a free buffet and beverage or 50 percent off a menu item. Some locations will honor veterans Sunday and other locations on Monday so check with your closest location.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Free cookie with any purchase Monday.

Shoney’s: Free All-You-Care-To-Eat breakfast bar 6 to 11 a.m. Monday.

White Castle: Free combo meal for veterans and active military members who dine in or go through the drive-thru Sunday and Monday.

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White Castle employees cook their slider burgers before delivering them at the U.S. Capitol to celebrate the company's 90th anniversary with a "Castles at the Capitol" event June 14, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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Zaxby’s: Free chicken fillet sandwich Monday at more than 600 locations.

MORE DEALS:

Mint Julep Experiences: "Bring a vet for free" buy one get one offer on its Kentucky bourbon distillery tours. Purchase a gift certificate for one tour at $149 and you'll get an additional $149 value to use on one ticket for a veteran or active military friend free. You can then use that gift certificate on any Thursday or Friday public bourbon tour between November 11, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

Newport Aquarium: With a military ID, adults get a $3 discount on admission. Dependent children can get a $2 discount on admission when accompanied by an adult with a military ID.

Wick's Pizza Parlor: Show military ID or proof of past service for a FREE 10" cheese Pizza at all Louisville-area locations.

INDIANA DNR: Veterans and active-duty military personnel, plus everyone in their vehicle will be admitted for free to DNR state parks, reservoir properties, state forest recreation areas and state-off road vehicle riding areas on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.

Churchill Downs: Free general admission tickets and discounted Millionaires Row tickets ($29, regularly $38) for all military personnel and veterans on Nov. 11. Must have military ID.

Derby City Pizza Co.: Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy treats on Nov. 12 at all four locations.

Kelly Tyko is a consumer columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Read her Bargainista tips at TCPalm.com/Bargainista, follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko and email her at kelly.tyko@tcpalm.com. Sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.tcpalm.com/newsletters.