Veterans Day is Friday, November 11, 2022. Many restaurant chains including Applebee’s, Chili’s, Denny’s and more have free meals to honor the nation’s veterans. Here’s how to get a free meal or significant discount for Veterans Day for chain restaurants across the U.S. Most deals are on the official Veterans Day on November 11, but some deals are extended for a longer period of time.
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How Do I Get Veterans Day Deals and Other Military Discounts at Restaurants?
To redeem most of these offers, you will need to show proof of service, such as a valid military ID or Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW). Wearing a uniform or showing a photo of yourself in uniform is also accepted as proof of service at most restaurants. Before you head out, check with your local restaurant to confirm the military discount is available and what ID is required.
Also, note that many of these restaurants, as well as others, provide military discounts to active duty service members and veterans every day, not just on Veterans Day. Visit our Military and Veterans Restaurant Discounts page to learn more.
Thank you for your service!
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Another Broken Egg Cafe
All active and retired military service members can enjoy a free Patriot French Toast Combo with coffee at participating locations on Veteran’s Day. The cafe sent this email with the news.
For the 15th consecutive year, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar will honor veterans and active members of the United States military by offering each a free meal at any of the nearly 2,000 Applebee’s restaurants in the U.S. on Veterans Day, November 11. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Limit 1 meal per veteran or active duty military. Dine-in only. For more details and the entrees available, see the Applebee’s Veterans Day Announcement.
For other great deals at your neighborhood grill, read our Applebee’s story.
Au Bon Pain
Veterans and active duty military with a valid ID can get a free Breakfast Sandwich and small coffee at Au Bon Pain on Veterans Day. Here’s an email with the details.
Bar Louie will offer Veterans and Active Duty military a free Craft Burger on Veterans Day. Options include the That’s My Jam Burger, Bourbon BBQ Burger, GastroBurger, and more. Please provide valid military ID. Visit the Bar Louie homepage for more details. Scroll down the page a bit and you should see the Veterans Day info.
For other deals like their weekday Happy Hour, go to our Bar Louie story.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
Veterans and active duty military can get a free meal with purchase of $10 or more at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on Veterans Day. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s sent this email with the news.
Visit our Beef ‘O’ Brady’s page for info on other deals, like $7.99 Burger Mondays and Buy One, Get One Free Boneless Wing Wednesdays.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
BJ’s Restaurant has a free meal for veterans on Veterans Day. Get a complimentary entree from a list of ten available, plus a Dr. Pepper. Must present Military ID or other proof of service. Valid for dine in on November 11 only. Not valid for Take Out or Delivery. For more details see the BJ’s Veterans Day page.
Get info on other BJ’s Restaurant specials and deals, like 50% off pizzas ordered online, in our story here.
Black Angus Steakhouse
Black Angus is offering all veterans and active duty servicemen a free meal on Veteran’s Day. The meal includes a 6 oz. Top Sirloin Steak, Mashed Potatoes, and Steamed Broccoli. Guests can get the meal from 12 – 3PM. A valid military ID is required and the offer is available for dine-in only. If you can’t make it, Black Angus also has a 15% Heroes Discount year-round that now includes first-responders and educators in addition to military personnel and veterans.
Bob Evans Restaurants is celebrating Veterans Day by offering the choice of one farm-fresh dish to veterans and active duty military personnel on Veterans Day. Guests wishing to enjoy one free meal on Veterans Day must provide proof of service.
- Country Biscuit Breakfast
- The Classic Breakfast
- Banana Berry Oatmeal
- The Mini Sampler
- Brioche French Toast
- Sausage, Gravy, and Biscuits
- Buttermilk Hotcakes
- Bowl of Rolled-Oat Oatmeal
- Down-Home Country-Fried Steak
For other Bob Evans coupons and specials, go to our Bob Evans page.
Veterans can get a free meal and soft drink on Veterans Day. Active service members and accompanying family members in the group can get a 20% discount. All 11 locations in Texas will be offering this promotion. Bring valid military ID as proof of service. Here’s a press release with the info.
Bonefish is offering a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp and a soft beverage to veterans and first responders that show ID. Bonefish also offers a 10% discount all year to veterans, service members, and first responders. They posted the news on social media.
For more great Bonefish specials and coupons, visit our EatDrinkDeals Bonefish Grill page.
BRIO! Italian Grille
Veterans and active duty military get a free pasta entree at BRIO! on November 11 with a valid military ID. Here’s the details.
Veterans and active duty military can get a free Iced or Hot Coffee with any purchase on Veterans Day. Bruegger’s sent the deal in this email.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has 20% off for veterans and active duty military for food and retail purchases on Veterans Day. For more details see the Bubba Gump Facebook page.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings has a complimentary order of 10 Boneless Wings with a side of fries for active and retired armed services members on Veterans Day. The offer is available only to guests who dine-in. Here are the details.
For more great Buffalo Wild Wings specials, like their buy one get one free deals on wings, go to our Buffalo Wild Wings article.
Active duty military and veterans can get 20% off their order at BurgerFi on November 11 with a valid ID. BurgerFi sent this press release with the details.
California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen is offering veterans and active U.S. military members a free entree at all participating locations nationwide. Military members and veterans can choose between a pizza, pasta, and salad for their entree and will receive a beverage as well. This offer is contingent on proof of service. They’ll also get a buy one, get one free coupon valid for a return visit from November 12 – 20. Here’s the California Pizza Kitchen website with the details.
For more info on other great California Pizza Kitchen deals and discounts, click here to go to our CPK article.
Carolina Ale House
Veterans and active duty military can get a free rib platter with coleslaw and fries on Veteran’s Day. Note that this offer is available at participating locations in North Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.
For info on other daily specials at the restaurant and sports bar, click here for our Carolina Ale House story.
Carrabba’s is offering a complimentary dine-in appetizer or dessert with a soft beverage to veterans and active-duty military that show ID on Veteran’s Day. Here’s the offer details from a Carrabba’s email. They also have a 10% year-round discount for active duty military, veterans, and first responders.
For more great Carrabba’s specials and coupons, visit our EatDrinkDeals Carrabba’s page.
Charleys Philly Steaks
Veterans and active duty military can get a free Small or Regular size Cheesesteak for in-store purchases with military ID. Charleys posted the deal on their website.
Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick is offering a free Chick Special and regular size drink to any veteran or active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day. The chain announced their Veterans Day deal on Facebook.
Veterans and active duty military get a free entree at Chili’s restaurants on Veterans Day. Choose from a special menu with seven choices on Veterans Day, November 11:
- Chicken Crispers
- Margarita Grilled Chicken
- Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
- Just Bacon Burger
- Oldtimer with Cheese
- Cajun Chicken Pasta
For a complete menu and more details see Veterans Day at Chili’s.
For more details on other great deals, like the 3 For Me menu, see our Chili’s article.
Chuck E. Cheese
Veterans and active duty military with a valid ID can get a free personal 1 topping pizza at Chuck E. Cheese on Veterans Day. Show this coupon to your cashier.
Cicis is offering veterans and active duty military a free adult buffet. Show a valid active duty or retired Military I.D. to your cashier.
All veterans and active duty military can get a free sandwich, side and drink at City BBQ on Veterans Day. Check their website for the details.
Cotton Patch Cafe
Veterans and active duty military get a free Chicken Fried Chicken or Chicken Fried Steak on November 11 when they present valid military ID.
For info on more deals, visit our Cotton Patch Cafe story.
Country Kitchen is offering a free Country Scramble to active military and veterans on Veterans Day. One free Country Scramble per qualified guest. Dine-in only. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
At Cousins Subs, active duty military and veterans with a valid ID can get a free 7.5 inch sub on Veterans Day. Here’s a press release with the details.
On November 11, Cracker Barrel will offer veterans a choice of a complimentary piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake for dessert. The family dining chain announced the Veterans Day deal in this press release. If you’re ordering online, use promo code VETSDAY22 for some free treat action.
Get more info Cracker Barrel specials and deals at our Cracker Barrel page.
At participating locations nationwide, diners with a valid military ID can receive a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam, which includes four breakfast items such as fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, eggs cooked to order, sizzling bacon strips, buttermilk biscuits, and hash browns. Here is a press release with the information.
*Denny’s Veterans Day offer is valid for dine-in only and will not be available for online ordering through ‘Denny’s on Demand.’
For more Denny’s specials such as their $5.99 Diner Deals, visit our Denny’s story.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Veterans and active duty military can get a free Pulled Pork Sandwich on Veterans Day. If you’re ordering online, use code VETFREE to get the deal. You’ll still need to show a valid military or veteran ID.
For info on other Dickey’s specials, like their $4 Sandwiches on Mondays and kids eat free deals on Sundays, click here to visit our Dickey’s page.
This Veterans Day, Dunkin’ Donuts will say thank you to those who serve by serving a free donut of choice to Veterans and active duty military.
*While supplies last. Limit one per customer. No ID required Offer available in-store only. Not available for orders placed using On-the-Go Mobile Ordering through the Dunkin’ Mobile App.
Want more Dunkin’ deals, like free coffee Mondays? Go to our Dunkin’ page.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Veterans and active duty military can get a free Iced or Hot Coffee with any purchase on Veterans Day. Einstein Bros. sent the deal in this email.
Veterans and active duty military can get a free Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich at Famous Dave’s on November 11. Famous Dave’s sent this email with the offer, which is good for dine-in or to go orders. If you’re ordering online, use coupon code VETERAN at checkout – you’ll still need to show proof of service when you pick it up.
For info on other offers like their daily specials, check out our our Famous Dave’s article.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has a BOGO for the military on the Monday after Veterans Day. Veterans and active military get a free entree with the purchase of another meal. Firebirds announced the Veterans Day deal on their website.
For more Firebirds specials like their Happy Hour, go to our Firebirds page.
Fogo De Chao
Fogo is offering 50% off food for vets and active duty servicemen and 10% off food for up to three guests on Veteran’s Day.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Active duty military and veterans can visit Freddy’s on November 11 for a card valid for a free Original Double with Cheese meal. Freddy’s put the news up on their website.
Veterans and active duty service members can get a free cheeseburger with fries and a fountain drink on Veterans Day. They posted the offer on social media.
Glory Days Grill
At Glory Days Grill, all veterans and active duty military can get 10% off their table order with a valid ID. Here’s the details from a Glory Days Grill Facebook post.
For info on other daily specials at the bar, go to our Glory Days Grill page.
Golden Corral announced a Military Appreciation Night for all active-duty military servicemen and veterans on November 14th from 5 P.M. to close at all locations. Military personnel will receive a free Thank You Dinner in the form of a buffet and beverage. Note that ID is not required, but the offer is only available to military members and retirees, not guests. For more details see the Golden Corral Military Appreciation Page.
Learn about other great specials at our Golden Corral article.
Granite City Food and Brewery
Veterans and active duty military personnel can get a free lunch from 11 am – 4 pm on November 11 with valid ID or proof of service. The offer is valid for dine in only. Check the Granite City homepage for the details.
For other deals like the daily specials and the famous weekend Lawless Brunch, click here for the EatDrinkDeals Granite City Food & Brewery page.
Veterans and active duty military can eat free with a meal worth up to $13 when they dine-in on Veteran’s Day and provide valid military ID. The Greene Turtle posted the offer on social media.
For info on other specials like Happy Hour, click here for our Greene Turtle page.
Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream
Happy Joe’s is offering veterans and active duty military members a complimentary Little Joe Pizza of their choice for dine-in or carryout. Here’s a press release with the details.
Hooters will be offering all veterans who provide a valid military ID or proof of service a free entree from the Veteran’s Day menu when they purchase a beverage. The Hooters Veterans Day Menu has a few options available, but they vary by location, according to their social media post.
Active duty military and veterans get a free MVP Breakfast Platter on November 11, with Eggs, Bacon, Pancake, Gravy Biscuit and Hashbrowns. All that is required is a valid military ID.
For other Huddle House coupons and deals, go to our EatDrinkDeals Huddle House story.
IHOP Restaurants nationwide will again serve a complimentary stack of patriotic Red, White & Blue Pancakes on Veterans Day. Veterans and active duty military can enjoy three of IHOP restaurant’s Buttermilk Pancakes with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The offer is dine-in only. IHOP posted the details on its website.
For more great IHOP specials and deals like their IHOPPY Hours, read our IHOP article.
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
Jeremiah’s is offering all veterans and active duty military members a free small treat at all locations on Veteran’s Day.
All veterans and active duty servicemembers can go to Kolache Factory for a free kolache and a cup of coffee. Bring a valid military ID.
All veterans and active duty military get 50% off their food at Kona Grill from November 11 – 13. Kona Grill sent this email with the offer.
As a thank you for sacrifice and service, Krispy Kreme has a free doughnut & small coffee for all veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day. The chain announced the Veterans Day deal on their website homepage.
Veterans and active duty military get 30% off their order when they show a valid ID on Veterans Day.
Veterans and active duty service members can get a free Lunch Combo at Little Caesars from 11 AM – 2 PM on Veterans Day. You’ll get a 4 slice Detroit Style Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza and a 20 oz. Pepsi to drink. Little Caesars has the news up on its website homepage.
For other pizza! pizza! deal news, here’s our Little Caesars page.
All active duty and retired U.S. military personnel can enjoy a free meal off of the American Roadhouse Menu in honor of Veterans Day from 3 – 6 pm on November 11.
For more Logan’s coupons and specials, check out our Logan’s Roadhouse story.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
On Veteran’s Day, Lucille’s will offer a free Original Pulled Pork Sandwich with a side of choice to all veterans and active-duty military that provide a valid military ID. Lucille’s put the offer up on their website. Recipients will also get a $10 Thank You Card that they can use on a future visit to Lucille’s from November 25 – December 4.
Macaroni Grill has a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti entrée for veterans on Veterans Day. All veterans and active military can enjoy this complimentary meal simply by presenting military ID or proof of service. Macaroni Grill announced the Veterans Day deal on Facebook.
For more coupons and specials, like BOGO deals on Mondays and $10 or 25% off weekend coupons, go to our Macaroni Grill page.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Veterans and active duty military personnel can get up to six ounces of free frozen yogurt when providing military ID or proof of service. Click here for details from the Menchie’s website.
Veterans and active duty military get 50% off an entree of their choice on Veterans Day. They spread the word on social media.
Miller’s Ale House
Miller’s Ale House is offering military members and veterans 50% off an entree of their choice when they provide proof of service. Miller’s has the news up on their website here.
Veterans and active duty personnel can get a free BBQ sandwich from 11 am – 9 pm on Veterans Day. Mission BBQ posted the offer on their website.
Buy one pizza or salad and get one free at MOD Pizza with proof of military service on Veterans Day. MOD Pizza put the offer up on their social media.
Mr. Brews Taphouse
On Veteran’s Day, Mr. Brew’s Taphouse will be donating 10% of its sales to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that offers scholarships to the family of disabled or fallen military personnel. Dine-in from 11 AM – 9 PM and support the cause!
99 Restaurants has a free lunch on Veterans Day. From 11 am to 5 pm, veterans and active military can choose a free entree from their Veteran’s Day Menu when they present a valid military ID or proof of service. Options include:
- Baked Schrod
- Country Fried Chicken
- Crispy Fish Sandwich
- All American Burger
- Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad
- Pork Carnitas Southwest Fajita Bowl
For other specials and promotions, check out our 99 Restaurants page.
Veterans can choose from O’Charley’s “Veterans Thank You Menu” all day on November 11 simply by showing their military IDs. Click here for details from the O’Charley’s Facebook page.
Looking for info on other O’Charley’s deals and specials? Read our O’Charley’s story here.
Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom
Old Chicago is offering veterans and active-duty servicemen a free lunch on Veteran’s Day until 4 pm. They posted the offer on their social media.
On the Border
Get a free Pick 2 Combo meal on Veterans Day with valid military ID. The free meal is dine-in only. On the Border posted the offer on its Facebook page.
Active duty military, veterans their spouses can get a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke at Outback on November 11. Also, veterans and active duty military get a 10% discount on their check all day, every day. Outback posted about the offer on Twitter.
Perkin’s is offering a free Magnificent Seven Meal – two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of two bacon strips or sausage links – to all active duty and retired military members on Veteran’s Day. Note that you must provide a valid military ID to receive the offer.
Piada Italian Street Food
Piada Italian Street Food has free Cannoli Chips to all Veterans and Active Military on Veterans Day. Piada’s Cannoli Chips are tossed in powdered sugar and served with chocolate chip cannoli cream.
Pilot Company is offering a free meal to veterans and active duty military on Veteran’s Day at any one of their 750 participating locations across the country from November 11 – 13. If you qualify, but are unable to physically go to a Pilot Company location, you can receive a $10 free meal credit. The only contingency is authentication with ID.me in the Pilot Company rewards app. Service members with a valid ID also receive a 10% discount year-round when they use myRewards Plus at checkout.
PJ’s will be offering a free 12 oz. hot coffee or cold brew iced coffee to veterans and active-duty military on Veteran’s Day.
Get a free Primanti sandwich on Veterans Day with a valid military ID. For an online order, use promo code THANKSVETS and then show your ID when you pick it up.
Get 50% off any entree on November 11 with a valid military ID at Qdoba. They sent this email with the offer.
Red Lobster is offering veterans and active duty military a free order of Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, Fries, and Coleslaw when they show proof of service on Veteran’s Day.
For more Red Lobster deals, like their Endless Shrimp and Daily Specials, check out our Red Lobster page.
Red Robin is honoring veterans or actively serving military with a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger.
To learn about more great offers, like 50% off Kids Meal Wednesday, check out our Red Robin page.
Veterans and active duty service members with valid ID can get a $10 Roosters Bucks gift certificate on Veterans Day. Roosters sent this email with the offer.
At Ruby Tuesday, veterans and active duty military can get a Garden Bar entree with valid ID. You can get the deal for dine-in or to-go orders that are called in. Ruby Tuesday posted the offer on Facebook.
At Shari’s Cafe, veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal on November 11. Show your military ID and choose from an offering of four different entrees. Shari’s posted the offer on its Facebook page.
For other Shari’s specials, go to our Shari’s page.
Unlike many other deals here, this one’s for breakfast! Shoney’s will thank our nation’s veterans and troops with a FREE All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Buffet Veterans Day. Shoney’s put the offer on their website. Start at Shoney’s for free breakfast, then free lunch and dinner elsewhere!
Veterans and active duty military with a valid ID can get a free Burger or Sandwich at Smashburger on Veterans Day. Visit the Smashburger website here for the details and a list of participating locations – it’s nearly all of them.
Smokey Bones will offer all active military and veterans with valid ID a choice of the Meatloaf, 8-piece Boneless Wings, or Pulled Pork Sammy entrée. This offer is good for dine-in only. Here is a press release with the details.
Smoothie King will give a free 20 oz smoothie to any active and retired military servicemembers who show a valid military ID. Here’s a press release with the news.
Sonny’s BBQ is offering free BBQ to veterans or active-duty military personnel on November 11. Get one free Pork Sandwich per active military or veteran with a valid ID. The deal is for dine-in only. The chain announced their Veterans Day deal on the Sonny’s BBQ Facebook page.
Veterans and active duty military can get a free Tall Hot or Iced Coffee on Veterans day with proof of service. Starbucks sent this press release with the offer.
To learn about other deals, such as the next Buy One Get One Free Happy Hour day that comes up from time to time, click here for our Starbucks page.
Steak ‘n Shake
Get a free shake if you’re in uniform or show a valid military ID at Steak ‘n Shake on Veterans Day. They posted the news on their social media.
All veterans and active duty military can get a free small Beef Taco Combo Meal at Taco John’s on Veterans Day. Redeem the offer in the Taco John’s app by using promo code VETERAN22 from the “More” tab. Note that you must be a Bigger Better rewards member to redeem the offer. Click here to download the Taco John’s app and get ready for some free Tex Mex.
For other deals at the taco chain, click here for our Taco John’s page.
TCBY has a free frozen yogurt for veterans on Veterans Day. Get a 6 oz froyo free with ID. Good for active military and veterans. They posted the announcement on the TCBY Facebook page. Free Froyo!
Texas de Brazil
Texas de Brazil has 25% off dinner for up to 6 guests per table on November 7-17 during dinner hours, except on Saturday and Sunday November 12-13. Here’s the announcement on the Texas de Brazil Facebook page.
For other great Texas de Brazil deals and specials, go to our EatDrinkDeals Texas de Brazil page.
Veterans and active duty military can get a free lunch at TGI Fridays on Veterans Day. Get a free meal with four different choices from 11 AM – 2 PM. TGI Fridays posted the offer on social media.
Veterans and active duty military with valid ID can get 50% off an entree at Tijuana Flats on Veterans Day. For online orders, use promo code VTRN2250. You’ll still need to show ID when you pick up your order.
Veterans can get a free taco and non-alcoholic beverage at Torchy’s on Veteran’s Day when they dine-in or pickup. Note that veterans and active duty military members will have to provide ID or proof of service to redeem the offer.
Twin Peaks is offering a free Veteran’s Day Lunch from 11 AM – 3 PM where veterans and active-duty military personnel can get a free meal from a select menu. Here’s a press release with the details.
Veterans and active duty military can get a free 2-2-2 breakfast at Village Inn for dine-in or to-go. Village Inn has the details up on its social media.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
All active duty military and veterans can get a free Scholarship Burger at Walk-On’s on Veterans Day. Here’s an email with the news.
10% off all online sales on Veterans Day will be donated to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation in honor of Veterans Day.
Wendy’s is offering a free small breakfast combo to all veterans and active military on November 11. Bring a valid military ID or Veterans Advantage card with you to redeem the offer. Wendy’s sent this press release with the news.
For other Wendy’s deals and specials, click here for our Wendy’s page.
White Castle will be offering a free combo meal #1-#6 or a Breakfast Combo Meal to all retired and active military service members dining in on Veteran’s Day. Here’s a White Caste press release with the offer.
White Castle is also offering other great deals- check out our White Castle page to learn more.
All veterans and active duty military in uniform or with valid ID can get a free Chili Dog, Small Fries and Pepsi at Wienerschnitzel on November 11. They have the offer details up on their homepage.
World Of Beer
Show a valid military ID at World of Beer anytime now through November 11 and get 5 free wings at World of Beer. World of Beer posted the offer on social media.
Active duty military and veterans can get a free appetizer on Veterans Day. Yard House posted the offer on their website.
For more Yard House specials and deals like half price food at Happy Hour, read our Yard House story.
Veterans Day Deals ID Requirement
Note: To redeem most of these offers, you will need to show proof of service, such as a valid military ID or Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW). Wearing a uniform or showing a photo of yourself in uniform is also accepted as proof of service at most restaurants. Before you head out, check with your local restaurant to confirm the military discount is available and what ID is required.