Veteran’s Day was created to honor the men and women who served in wars. We always love participating in these offers and plan out or day around the free activities and meals offered the military men and women & their families! Here is a roundup of restaurants and stores across the country that would like to extend an additional gratitude of thanks by offering discounted and/or free items to them.
Things to know about these offers:
- Nearly all require you to be dressed in military uniform or provide your military ID. It is best to make sure you have yours with you, no matter where you dine.
- Offers listed below are available only on November 11, 2016 (unless otherwise stated).
- Some offers available only at participating locations. Make sure to inquire prior to ordering.
B&B’s for Vets: offers a free night’s stay to active and retired military and one guest each on and around November 11th. Space is limited, so be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible.
Carmike Cinemas: Free small popcorn with ticket purchase with Military ID on 11/11
Colonial Williamsburg: Free admission ticket for Military families from 11/11 – 11/14
Great Clips: Veterans and active service members who come in Nov. 11 get either a free haircut or a free haircut card to redeem with proof of military service through Dec. 31, 2016, at any U.S. Great Clips salon.
Meineke Car Care Centers: Free Basic Oil Change on Veteran’s Day at participating locations
National Parks: Free entrance on Veteran’s Day (includes entrance fee
Publix: 10% off Groceries for Veterans, Military Personnel, and their families on 11/11
Sport Clips: Free hair cuts will be offered to active-duty US service Members and veterans
54th Street Grill & Bar: Free Meal up to $12 (through 11/12)
Applebee’s: Get a free meal, from a special menu.
Arby’s: Dine in veterans will get a free classic roast beef sandwich on November 11th (participating locations)
Back Yard Burgers: All Veterans and Active Duty Military who present their military ID or are in uniform will receive a free Back Yard Classic Burger.
Bar Louie: Free App or Entree (11/11)
Baskin-Robbins: For every scoop sold, they will donate $0.11 to United Service Organizations.
BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse: All vets and active military get a free entree (under $12.95)
Bob Evans: Get a free meal, from a special menu. Offer available all day long.
Bonanza Steakhouse: All former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included). Only at participating locations.
Boston Market: Free Brownie or Cookie with any purchase for all veterans, service members, and their families. No ID required.
Bruegger’s Bagels: Veterans and active military members may enjoy a free small coffee.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
California Pizza Kitchen: Free Meal (list of options)
Charlie Browns Steakhouse: Free Lunch (11/11 11am-3pm)
Cheeseburger in Paradise: Receive a complimentary Veteran’s Burger with fries to veterans, active and retired military personnel on Veterans Day. Dine in only & you must purchase a beverage.
Chevys Fresh Mex: On Veterans Day, Chevys Fresh Mex will offer a complimentary menu item (from special menu) to all active and retired military personnel. Special Veterans Day menu includes fajitas, burritos, tacos and more.
Chicken Salad Chick: Veterans get a free Original Chick meal, which includes a chicken salad scoop or sandwich, side, pickle and cookie, with a drink.
Chili’s: Free meal from a special menu.
Chipotle: November 7th form 5pm to close, all U.S. military, military spouses and veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.
Chuck E. Cheese’s: To thank service members past and present, on Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, Chuck E. Cheese’s will be offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired military members at participating stores nationwide.
Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.
Denny’s: Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam. Offer available November 10th from 5am-noon.
Famous Dave’s: Get a free two meat combo.
Fazoli’s: Veterans can get a free “Build Your Own Pasta Bowl” on Nov. 11.
Firebirds Grill: Free Meal
Friendlys: Free Dine in Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Golden Corral: Visit them on November 13th for a free beverage and buffet meal from 5-9 p.m.
Granite City Food & Brewery: Get a free lunch with a Coke on Veteran’s Day.
Hooters: Free Meal (from list)
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House: Choice Between 4 Meals
Houlihan’s: Active military and veterans receive one free entrée with purchase of an additional entrée.
Hy-Vee Free Breakfast: Free breakfast buffet for veterans during regular breakfast hours on Veterans Day.
IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 10th
Ikea: Free entree for Veterans.
Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee: Get a free doughnut and small coffee. No ID required.
Lamar’s Donuts: Free donut and a 12oz coffee for all veterans and active military.
Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (our personal favorite)
Logan’s Roadhouse: Get a free dessert a participating locations. Veterans year round receive a 10% discount to guests who present a military or veterans’ ID.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no restrictions) to anyone showing proof of military service. In addition, guests that dine with Veterans on November 11 will receive 10% off.
Max & Erma’s: Free Hand Crushed Cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries, and drink to all Veterans and Active Duty Military on 11/11
McCormick and Schmicks: Veterans and their parents and/or spouses receive a complimentary entree from a special menu on November 5th. (Reservations are required)
Mimi’s Cafe: Ffree entree with the purchase of any non-alcoholic drink at Mimi’s Cafe on Veteran’s Day, 11/11/16. Entrees on the Veteran’s Day menu include Grilled Chicken & Frites, Chicken Chop salad, Brioche Cheeseburger, or Farmhouse Tacos.
O’Charley’s: Receive a free meal at any location on November 11th.
Old Country Buffet: Free buffet and drink for all veterans and active duty military.
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom: Participating locations will offer a complimentary craft beer (ages 21+) to active and retired military personnel
Olive Garden: Get a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans. The special menu features six of Olive Garden’s most popular items. Entrées are served with unlimited homemade soup or famous house salad and warm, garlic breadsticks.
On The Border: All veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal at OTB’s. The meal is from the”Create Your Own Combo menu,” which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” menu.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. Outback also is offering active and former service members 15% off their meals and their families’ Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Get free Magnificent Seven® meal.
Ponderosa Steakhouse: Free Buffet from 4pm – close
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu.
Red Robin: Free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.
Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer up to $10.
Shoney’s Offers Free All-American Burger: Get a free Shoney’s All-American Burger.
Sizzler: Veterans and active-duty military personnel can get a a free lunch and beverage on Veterans Day.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Receive a special “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer and they are encouraging its guests to “invite a veteran to lunch or dinner.” Coupon can be redeemed from Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13. The coupon is available here on the Spaghetti Warehouse website.
Starbucks: Enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee. In addition, for every Veterans Day Starbucks Card or eGift purchased, Starbucks will contribute $5 to help support programs assisting service members, military spouses and veterans. Offers available only on November 11, 2016.
TGI Fridays Free Lunch: Guests who show valid military ID can enjoy a free lunch menu item up to $12. This offer is valid on Friday, November 11th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
Texas Roadhouse: Free Lunch and non-alcoholic beverage (from menu) on November 11th
Tijuana Flats: A free entree will be offered to all military on November 11, 2016.
Village Inn Free Breakfast: Get a free Inn-Credible V.I.B. breakfast on Veterans Day.
Weinerschnitzel: Free Chili Dog, Small Fries, and a Small Pepsi for Veterans and Active Duty Military Service Members on 11/11
White Castle: Receive a free breakfast combo or Castle Combo Meal #1 – #6.
Wienerschnitzel: Free Chili Dog with a small fry and a 20-ounce drink to Veterans and Active Duty Service members.
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium: Free admission for military veterans and their immediate family
Hogle Zoo Military Appreciation Day: November 11th, veterans, personnel and family will receive free admission.
National History Museum of Utah: free admission for veterans and one guest on Veterans Day.
Please note: a lot of these are last years offers but many stores continue to support our Vets year after year. We’ll make sure to update this list as the week goes so you can get the most accurate info. Also be sure to pay attention to dates as not all of them are happening on Saturday, November 11th.