Dining events: Veterans Day specials across the suburbs

Red Lobster's Veterans Day

Red Lobster thanks vets Friday, Nov. 11, with a free appetizer or dessert. Appetizer choices are: sweet chili shrimp, mozzarella cheese sticks, parrot isle jumbo coconut shrimp, seafood-stuffed mushrooms, lobster and langostino pizza or the signature shrimp cocktail. Dessert choices are: warm chocolate chip lava cookie, New York-style cheesecake, warm apple crostada, chocolate wave, brownie overboard and Key lime pie. Valid military ID required. Red Lobster has locations throughout the suburbs.

Hofbrauhaus says thanks

Hofbrauhaus says thanks to servicemen and women past and present with a free meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The vast menu includes classic Bavarian specialties like the Munchner Weisswurste, veal and pork sausage poached or grilled with a fresh baked pretzel and sweet mustard, and the Nurnberger Rostbratwurstl, three roasted pork sausages with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Hofbrauhaus is at 5500 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 671-2739 or

Wayback's salute

Wayback Burgers honors active and former military servicemen and women with a free Wayback classic cheeseburger on Friday, Nov. 11, with the purchase of any side and drink. Guests must show proof of military service. Wayback Burgers is located at 2775 Showplace Drive, Naperville. (630) 995-3101 or

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