While you are on leave, you can enjoy some great food and atmosphere at the following locations. Before planning your visit here are some pointers to make it easier.

  • Always call the restaurant you wish to visit for information on the offer.
  • Ask to speak with the Manager or the person listed here as the Point of Contact. Let them know you are responding to an Operation Open Arms offer and that you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces with valid, active military ID and DD31 Leave Papers. You will be asked to show these items when you arrive.
  • Make a reservation. When you arrive at the restaurant, identify yourself prior to ordering in case the manager or point of contact is not available.
Geo’s Italian Restaurant
Contact: George or Lauren
Tel: 239-549-4367
1140 Ceitus Terrace
Cape Coral, Florida 33991

Geo’s is proud to provide free dining for any US Serviceman or woman returning from combat or a foreign duty station. Call and introduce yourself to George or Lauren.

Bert’s Bar
Contact: Kimberly Lachapelle
Tel: (239) 282-3232
4271 Pine Island Rd
Matlacha, FL 33993
Website: http://www.bertsbar.com
Email: bertsbar@att.net

Anything on the menu free of charge (excluding alcohol) for all US Servicemen and Servicewomen on 2-week leave from combat areas . Military ID and DD31 required!

George and Wendy’s Grill
Contact: George or Wendy
Tel: (239) 395-1263
2499 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
Website:  www.georgeandwendyscornergrill.com

We at George & Wendys Corner Grill would like to offer a free meal at our restaurant located on Sanibel. Military ID and DD31 required.

Farmer’s Market Restaurant

Contact: Bill Barnwell
2736 Edison Avenue Ft. Myers, FL
Tel: (239) 334-1687

Service member and family eat free during 14 Day R&R with return to combat orders!

Sandy Hook Fish & Rib House
Contact: Nicole Lauber
4875 Pine Island Road
Matlacha, FL 33993
Tel: (239) 283-0113

Dinner and non-alcoholic beverage for two.

Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon
Contact: Jay Johnson
2121 SW Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33991
(239) 282-5520

Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon is proud to be a part of Operation Open Arms. Anything on the menu is free of charge (excluding alcohol) for all US Servicemen and Servicewomen on 2-week leave from combat areas . Military ID and DD31 required!

Marine Corps League of Naples
Contact: Nick Marsit
(239) 352-7611

Lunch any Wednesday, 11:30 at the Elks Club, 3950 Radio Rd., Naples, FL. Dinner, 2nd Tuesday of the month at various restaurants. Any active or veteran marine, call for info on the detachment.

Lazy Flamingo
Contact: Kitty Scott, (239) 472-8484
6520-C Pine Ave Sanibel, FL 33957
1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957
16501 Stringfellow Rd
Bokeelia, FL 33922

2 for 1 dinners at all 3 Lazy Flamingo Locations.

The Waterfront Restaurant and Marina
Contact: JD Tanner
2131 Oleander St.
St. James City, FL 33956
Phone: 239-283-0592

We monitor Channel 16 – 2 for 1 dinners

Spectators Sports Pub
Contact: Joe Skladany
Ft. Myers – 466-8326
Bonita – 992-6111
Golden Gate – 353-6978

One free hamburger or chicken sandwich at any location any time for Military members. Must have Military ID and DA-31 Form to qualify for offer.

Pepper’s Deli & Subs
Contact: Gus Savloff
130 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33990
Tel: (239) 772-7999

Buy one – Get one Free for anything on the menu. Located just south of Hancock Bridge Parkway on Del Prado.

Ice Cream
Ft Myers 13711 S Cleveland Ave (Daniels & US 41)
Cape Coral 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd. (just N of Veterans Pkwy)
Any servicemen may enjoy any Coldstone Original Creation for them and 1 other guest who accompanies them.

Gift Certificate – Local Dining
Contact: Jules Ostby
We would like to provide a gift certificate for local dining. Please contact us. Our way of saying thank you for your military service! Jules at the Flamingo Island Flea Market , Red 56, 58 and 60. Bonita Beach Road and I-75 Friday – Sunday 8-4.

The Imperial Hotel & Front Room Restaurant 
Joe Dolce, General Manager
208 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

The Imperial Hotel and Front Room Restaurant offers dinner for two and overnight lodging with continental breakfast (alcohol and gratuities not included).  These complimentary services are available Monday through Thursday and are subject to availability.  Please call at least a week in advance for reservations.

Brooks Tavern in the Radcliffe Mill 
Barbara Silcox
870 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

Brooks conveys an atmosphere of rustic and hip, with food a mix of comfort and style.  It is casual fine dining located in the historic Radcliffe Mill in Chestertown.   Brooks is pleased to offer dinner for 2, available to our service men and women on leave…  24 hour notice please.

Fish Whistle Restaurant 
Betty Carroll, Rebecca Burhaus or Sam Walls
Please show DD31 papers to hostess
98 Cannon Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

The Fish Whistle provides picturesque waterfront dining on the Chester River.  They would like to offer $20.00 certificates to be used towards lunch or dinner by any Kent County serviceman or woman having recently returned from active duty overseas.

The Lemon Leaf Cafe 
Please show DD31 papers to the hostess. No need to call.
117 S. Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

Located in historic downtown Chestertown, the Lemon Leaf Café, is pleased to offer “2 for 1” towards lunch.

Java Rock 
Hostess, present papers, no need to call
21309 E. Sharp Street
Rock Hall, MD 21661

Java Rock is an attractive coffee house and lunch café located in picturesque Rock Hall.  They would like to offer a $10.00 certificate towards lunch to returning service personnel .

The Swan Point Inn 
Diane, Owner
20658 Wilkins Avenue
Rock Hall, MD 21661

Swan Point Inn is a relaxed, casual dining establishment, one block from the Rock Hall beach.  Diane would like to offer ½ off entrees.