Lancaster, PA

2 Buffet Restaurants Offering Veterans Day Specials in Lancaster, PA

Melissa Frost
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Restaurants, stores, and other establishments across the county will offer special discounts and free meals for veterans and active-duty military members on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. The federal holiday in the United States is all about honoring those who have served the country. Two of the restaurants honoring veterans in Lancaster, PA, are Golden Corral and Shady Maple Smorgasbord.

Military appreciation night

Golden Corral is honoring the military by offering a Military Appreciation Night. The event will be held on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th from 5 pm until closing time. The restaurant is honoring the military heroes with a free thank you meal. Any person who has served in the United States Military (retirees, veterans, active-duty, National Guard, or Reserves) is eligible to receive the free meal.

The Military Appreciation Night is a long tradition at Golden Corral, and Golden Corral restaurants have served 6 million free thank you meals to veterans and military members over the past 20 years. Golden Corral restaurants and their guests have also donated over 17 million dollars to the Disabled American Veterans organization in the past two decades. 

Golden Corral Lancaster is located at 2291 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Buffet at Shady Maple

Shady Maple Smorgasbord, one of the largest buffets in the country, is offering a 50 percent discount off any meal at the Smorgasbord, as well as a 25 percent discount off everything in the gift shop.

This place features as much as 200 feet of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. At Shady Maple, cooks prepare all those local favorite Pennsylvania Dutch foods, as well as new and modern dishes. This place is an experience beyond just the food. It's part of the local Lancaster County culture.

Their bakery offers over 300 items made from scratch by their staff, including specialty cakes and pies. With a recent addition of their on-location smokehouse, their meat department now offers nearly 100 varieties of quality smoked meats that are prepared on location.

If you can't make it out to Shady Maple for Veterans Day, they also offer a weekly discount every Wednesday where those who are serving or have served in the military gets 25 percent off their meal, and 10 percent off in the gift shop.

Shady Maple Smorgasbord is located at 129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519.

Both places ask that you show a military ID in order to receive the discount / free meal.

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