2020 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts – Over 100 Free Meals!

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Each year, dozens of restaurants honor your military service with free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. We have all the details you need to find the best deals.
Table of Contents
  1. 2020 Veterans Day Free Meals & Discounts
    1. Nov. 8th – 10th 2020
    2. Nov. 11th, 2020
  2. Veterans Day Discounts – Rules of Engagement
    1. Proof of Military Service
    2. Participation
    3. Tipping
  3. Awaiting Updates – Free Meals on Veterans Day 2019
  4. More Ways to Save this Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day! Veterans Day is celebrated this year on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The Federal Holiday will be on the same day.

Many restaurants and companies thank our veterans each year by offering them discounts or a free meal. There are also dozens of retail offers on Veterans Day and many free events and attractions.

To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks!

Below you’ll find a continuously updating list of this year’s restaurant offers for veterans. Last year over 100 restaurants participated. Most restaurants announce offers at the end of October, up through Veterans Day. We will update this page daily.

Veterans Day Offers
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2020 Veterans Day Free Meals & Discounts

Many restaurants offer free meals on different days. We will do our best to list them in a way that will help you find the offers by date, as well as by alphabetical order. So we will list three sections: Free Meals Before Veterans Day, Free Meals on Veterans Day, and Free Meals After Veterans Day.

Please verify participation. We have done our best to include sources and links to each brand when possible. However, due to the pandemic and local restrictions, not all locations may be participating. Please call ahead to verify participation.

Without further ado, here is our list of free Veterans Day meals. Stay tuned as we are frequently updating this page as offers become available, and check in with your locations for dates, participation, and availability.

Nov. 8th – 10th 2020

Golden Corral, Nov. 1 – Nov 30, 2020: The 20th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. This year, Golden Corral is giving out promotional cards for a free meal that can be redeemed from November 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021, for Dine-in Only, Monday-Thursday. Limit one free meal per person. Promotional cards available during the month of November, while supplies last. More info.

McCormick & Schmick’s, Nov. 8, 2020. Half-price meal from a special menu for U.S. military veterans, Gold Star Parents, and Gold Star Spouses. Participating locations only. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. ID or proof of service required.

Claim Jumper, Nov. 9, 2020. Free entrée from select menu, with official proof of service. Dine-in only. Participating locations only. Locations.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill, Nov. 9th – 11th, 2020. Free Churrasco Meal with the purchase of another Churrasco meal. (½ price meal available for veterans dining solo). More info.

Nov. 11th, 2020

III Forks Prime Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2020. The Palm Beach Gardens location is offering current and former U.S. military members a complimentary dinner item, up to $50 in value, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. More info.

54th Street Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entree, up to $12, for Veterans and Active Duty Military. Proof of service required, Dine-in Only. More info.

7-Eleven, Nov. 11, 2020. Get a free coffee or Big Gulp® on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day. More info.

Abuelo’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Participating locations will provide a free entrée from the special Veteran’s Day menu. Additionally, Abuelo’s will donate $1 to Honor Flight for every Chile con Queso appetizer sold from Nov. 7. – Nov. 11. Participating locations include Katy, TX; League City, TX; Lakeland, FL; Myrtle Beach, SC; Chattanooga, TN; Chesapeake, VA; Roanoke, VA. Abuelo’s website.

AhiPoki, Nov. 11, 2020. 50% off any bowl at all Ahipoki locations across Arizona and California. See Promo Tab at top of their homepage for more info.

Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2020: Free meal from a select menu. Military ID or proof of service required. Participating locations only. More info.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, Nov. 11, 2020. Current and former military members will receive a free meal from a special menu. Dine-in only. More info.

Aspen Creek Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Complimentary Entrée from a special menu. Offer good from 11 am – close. More info.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Nov 11, 2020. (11 am – 4 pm). Free BD’s All American Burger & side when you dine in or carry out. More info.

Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Great American Cheeseburger + Fries for military, veterans, and first responders. Dine-in Only. More info.

Baker’s Square, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Rise and Shine Breakfast plus 20% off coupon for next meal – for all veterans and current military members. Dine-in and Pick-up orders. Bring proof of service. Participating locations only. More info.

Bandana’s BBQ, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Budget Buster Meal for all active duty and veteran military members. More info.

Bar Louie, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Flatbread or Burger, with proof of service. Offers, dates, times, prices, details, and availability subject to change and may vary by location. More info.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Veterans will be offered a “Free Meal with purchase of equal or greater value up to $10”. More info.

Ben’s Soft Pretzel’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free soft pretzel for current and former military members. More info.

BiBiBop Asian Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Bowl on Veteran’s Day, Dine-in only. More info.

Biggby Coffee. Free brewed Coffee, up to 24 oz. More info.

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entree, up to $14.95 value, plus a free Dr. Pepper beverage. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service. Dine-in only. More info.

Black Angus Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2020.  Day All-American Steak Plate for just $10.99. Includes an 8 oz. Certified Angus Beef® Top Sirloin, mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a non-alcoholic beverage. Available for restaurant dining and takeaway orders. Must show proof of military service or military ID to receive offer. Locations.

Bob Evans, Nov. 11, 2020. Free select breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. For active duty military, retirees, and veterans with ID or proof of service. More Info.

Bombshells Restaurant & Bar, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meals and soft drink, with a 20% discount on meals and soft drinks for accompanying family members. On other days of the year veterans and active service members can receive a 20% discount on meals and soft drinks. Locations.

Brickhouse Tavern & Tap, Nov. 11, 2020. 20% Off your meal for parties up to 4. Dine-in only, alcohol and merchandise sales excluded. More info.

Bruegger’s Bagels. Nov. 11, 2020. Free medium fresh-brewed hot or iced coffee with your breakfast today. More info.

Bubba Gump Shrimp, Nov. 11, 2020. 20% off meal for current and former military members and their families. More info.

Buehler’s Grocery, Nov. 11, 2020 (7 am – 3 pm). Free meal for veteran military members. More info.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Nov. 11, 2020. Free order of 10 boneless wings and a side of fries to veterans and current military members. Dine-in or take out. Bring proof of military service. More info.

Buffalo Wings & Rings, Nov. 11, 2020. 3 Free Tenders with choice of sauce and an N/A Beverage (milkshakes & specialty drinks not included). Dine-in only. More info. Locations.

Buffalo’s Café, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal. More info.

Burntwood Tavern, Nov. 11, 2020. Free lunch or dinner for all active duty military and veterans. Proof of service or ID required. Available at all locations. More info.

Calhoun’s Restaurant, Nov. 11, 2020. Veterans and Military members eat free on Veteran’s Day. Proof of Service required. More info.

California Dreaming, Nov. 11, 2020. Half-price meal for veterans and active duty military members. More info.

California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2020. Choose a pizza, full-size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Participating locations with proof of service; dine-in and walk-in takeout only. More info.

Carrows, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal and a free slice of pie with the purchase of a meal of equal or greater value. More info.

Casey’s General Stores. Free coffee. In addition, $1 will be donated for every online or in-app purchase of a large pizza and two-liter Pepsi brand drink, up to $50,000 total. More info.

Cattlemens Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2020. Free 8 oz Sirloin Steak Dinner on Veterans Day. Call your local Cattlemen’s for details and to verify participation. Proof of service required. More info.

CentraArchy Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2020. Half-price meal for veterans at select locations of New York Prime, California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47 or Gulfstream Café. Find all the details at CentraArchy Restaurant’s website.

Charleys Philly Steaks, Nov. 11, 2020. FREE Cheesesteak small or regular cheesesteak at domestic non-AAFES locations. Available for all active duty military and veterans with proof of service. Dine-in only. More info.

Chicken Salad Chick, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Chick Special and regular drink across all restaurants for all active military members and Veterans with proof of service. Locations.

Chili’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal from a select menu. Dine-in only and participating locations only. Proof of military service required. More info.

Chop House, Nov. 11th 2020. 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree to veterans with military ID or in uniform. Locations.

Cici’s Pizza, Nov. 11, 2020. Free adult pizza buffet with Military ID. Dine-in only. More info.

Coco’s Restaurant, Nov. 11, 2020. Shari’s and Coco’s Restaurants are offering all veterans and active duty service members a free slice of pie, along with a “Buy One, Get One” free deal at all locations. Buy one get one free entree of equal or lesser value; valid for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Limit one complimentary pie slice per entrée ordered. All offers valid for dine in or take out orders; online and delivery not included. Coco’s locations.

Connors Steak & Seafood, Nov. 11th 2020. 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree to veterans with military ID or in uniform. Locations.

Cotton Patch Café, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal for current and former military members. Choices include full-size chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken. Proof of service required. You can learn more on Cotton Patch Cafe’s site, as well as seeing where your nearest location is.

Country Cookin, Nov. 11, 2020. Free salad bar or $5 off any entree for current and former military. Proof of service required. More info.

Country Kitchen Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Country Scramble at participating locations. More info.

Country Pride, Nov 11, 2020. Complimentary meal at participating Country Pride and Iron Skillet restaurants nationwide. More info.

Cracker Barrel, Nov. 11, 2020. Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake when dining at any Cracker Barrel location nationwide. There is also a month-long promotion to support military families across the country in partnership with Operation Homefront. More info.

Crooked Pint Ale House, Nov. 11, 2020. Vets eat free. Some restrictions apply. More info.

Denny’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only. Please call ahead. Locations.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich at participating Dickey’s locations. More info.

Dunkin’, Nov. 11, 2020. Free donut to Veterans and active duty military at participating restaurants nationwide. More infoLocations.

East Coast Wings + Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal from special menu (participating locations only). Proof of service required. More InfoLocations.

Einstein Bros. Bagels, Nov. 11, 2020. Free medium hot or iced coffee for veterans. More info.

El Chico Café, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entrée up to $20 at participating locations. More info. Locations.

Famous Dave’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich + Side – for veterans and current military members. Bring proof of service. Participating locations only. Valid for Dine-In, To Go, and Online Ordering. Use code VETERAN at checkout at famousdaves.com/togo. More info.

Farmer Boys, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Big Cheese cheeseburger to veterans and active duty military with valid proof of service (valid in the drive-thru, carryout, and phone orders at all/participating locations). Locations.

Fatz Café, Nov. 11, 2020. Free World Famous Calabash Chicken® meal for current and former military members. Proof of service required. Locations.

Firebird’s Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Firebirds will honor active military and veterans by treating them to a free lunch or dinner entrée on Veterans Day Wednesday, Nov. 11. Guests will need a reservation valid form of military ID or they can wear their uniform to any Firebirds location. If dining with family or friends, the complimentary entrée will be whichever entrée is of lesser value. More info.

Fogo de Chão, Nov. 11, 2020. Military veterans enjoy 50% off their meal, plus an additional 10% off for up to three guests. *Restrictions apply. More info.

Fox & Hound Bar & Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal at participating locations. Call ahead to verify. Verified locations include Edison NJ, Mason OH, Mayfield Heights OH, Raleigh NC, South Haven MS. More info.

Fricker’s Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2020. 10 Free Wings (boneless or traditional), with ID. Dine-in only. More info.

Friendly’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free All American Burger (fries and a beverage) during lunch or dinner. Valid military ID or honorable discharge card required. Dine-in only. Participating locations only. Find a location near you.

Frisch’s Big Boy, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal, up to $10, at participating locations. This tribute to Veterans is available at Frisch’s dine-in, drive-thru, and carryout. More info.

Glory Days Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Free appetizer or an order of boneless or grilled boneless wings. Dine-in only and at only at participating locations. More infoLocations.

Gold Star Chili, Nov. 11, 2020. Free 3-Way & Drink for veterans and active duty. More info.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entrée from a select Veterans Day menu at participating locations. More info.

Green Mill, Nov. 11, 2020. Free menu item for lunch or dinner. Offer includes any single item from the menu. Some limitations. Proof of military service required. Dine-in Only. More info.

Greene Turtle, Nov. 11, 2020. FREE Entree and drink from special Veterans Day menu, at participating locations only, with valid ID. More info.

Grub Burger Bar, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entree for active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Proof of military service is required (excludes Wagyu). More info.

Hamburger Stand, Nov. 11, 2020. Free regular burger, small fires, and small drink with proof of service. More info.

Hooters, Nov. 11, 2020. 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 wings. Only valid at participating locations. More info.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar. Nov. 11, 2020. Free Classic Burger (with or without cheese) to all Veterans and active military servicemembers. ID or proof of service required. Redeemable for in-store dining or to-go orders placed by phone. Locations.

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House, Nov. 11, 2020. 20% Off. Available for all veterans and active duty military. Dine-in only, valid ID or proof of service required. Valid at participating restaurants only. More info.

Houlihan’s, Nov. 11, 2020. $10 off a $30 food purchase at participating locations. Valid for dine-in or take-out. More info. Locations.

Huddle House, Nov. 11, 2020. FREE MVP Breakfast Platter for all current and former military members. Locations.

Huey Magoo’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal with the purchase of a meal and two beverages. More info.

Hurricane Grill & Wings, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entrée from Veterans Day special menu. More info.

Hy-Vee, Free Breakfast, Nov. 11, 2020. Free free curbside pickup breakfast from 6 am – 10 am at all participating Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. You can get all the details here.

IHOP, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 am – 7 pm. Due to current events, not all locations are participating. Please call ahead to verify participation. More info.

Iron Skillet, Nov 11, 2020. Complimentary meal at participating Country Pride and Iron Skillet restaurants nationwide. More info.

J. Christopher’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entrée and beverage at participating locations. Dine-in only. More info.

Joe’s Crab Shack, Nov. 11, 2020. 20% Off on Veterans Day, applies to parties up to 4 or less with valid ID. More info.

Joella’s Hot Chicken, Nov. 11, 2020. Complimentary meal consisting of two Jumbo Tenders, a made-from-scratch Southern side, a Dippin’ sauce and a drink. Valid at all locations throughout Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Locations.

K&W Cafeteria, Nov. 11, 2020. Free dessert for dine-in or takeout. More info.

Kolache Factory, Nov. 11, 2020. Free kolache and a cup of coffee. More info.

Krispy Kreme, Nov. 11, 2020. Free donut of choice and small brewed coffee for current and former military members. More info.

Lamar’s Donuts & Coffee, Nov 11. 2020. Free donut and 12 oz. coffee. More info.

Little Caesars® Pizza, Nov. 11, 2020 (11:00 am – 2:00 pm). Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. More info.

Logan’s Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2020 (3 pm – 6 pm). Free entrée from the American Roadhouse Meals menu. 10% discount year-round. Call your local Logan’s Roadhouse for details and to verify participation. Locations.

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, Nov. 11, 2020. Free pulled pork sandwich and one side. More info.

Luna Grill, Nov. 11 – 13, 2020. Buy One, Get One Free with purchase. Military service men and women and first responders will receive their choice of a complimentary Signature Plate, Bowl, Wrap, or Salad with a similar purchase. Second item must be equal or lesser value; one-time use only and is valid for dine-in or to-go orders; not valid online or delivery. 10% daily discount for military and first responders. Locations.

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant, Nov. 11 – 15, 2020. Active Duty Military personnel receive 50% off their entree. Dine-in only. More info.

Max & Erma’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes seasoned fries, a fountain drink, and a chocolate chip cookie. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required. More info.

McGrath Fish House, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal from special menu. More info.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Nov. 11, 2020. All veterans and current servicemembers will receive their first 6 oz. frozen yogurt free on Veterans Day. Locations.

Mimi’s Café, Nov. 9-13, 2020. 20% off for veterans and their families – up to 6 guests per party. Does not include alcohol. Dine-in or take-out orders only. Bring proof of service. More info.

Mission BBQ, Nov. 11, 2020. Free sandwich and cake for active duty military members and veterans at participating locations. While supplies last. More info.

MOD Pizza, Nov. 11, 2020. Coupon Required. Sign up to receive your buy-one, get-one free MOD-size pizza or salad by this Sunday, 1⅛. You’ll receive a coupon on 11/9 to redeem on 11/11. More info.

Native Grill & Wings, Nov. 11, 2020. One free menu item, up to $11.99. More info.

Nekter Juice Bar, Nov. 11, 2020. FREE fresh juice or superfood smoothie (16 oz.). More info.

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, Nov. 11, 2020. From 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu with the purchase of any other entrée. Dine-in only. Website.

O’Charley’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal from the ” Veterans Thank You Menu” for veterans and active duty service members on November 11th at participating locations only (some locations may offer a meal from the $9.99er menu). More infoLocations.

Olive Garden, Nov. 11, 20120 Free entrée from a special menu. Entrées are served with unlimited soup or house salad and garlic breadsticks. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. Locations.

On The Border, Nov. 11, 2020. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free Pick-2 Combo Meal. Dine-in only, proof of service required. Participating locations only. More info.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Nov. 11, 2020. Half-off froyo for all retired and active duty military at participating locations. More info.

Outback Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Bloomin’ Onion and your choice of any Coca-Cola® product. Offer available for dine-in or to-go (call-in orders only, not available online). Also available: 10% OFF Heroes Discount is open to servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters, and first responders, with corresponding state or federal service ID. More info.

Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery, Nov. 11, 2020. Participating restaurants are offering current servicemembers and veterans a free Magnificent Seven meal. Beverage not included. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required. More info. Locations.

Perry’s Steakhouses, Nov. 11, 2020. Complimentary Pork Chop Dinner. Reservations and U.S. Military I.D. required. Each active or former military patron must be accompanied by at least one paying guest (purchasing dinner entrée). Dine-in only. More info.

Pie Five Pizza, Nov. 11, 2020. Free personal pizza at participating locations. Dine-in only. Locations.

Pilot Flying J, Nov. 9 – 15, 2020. One free breakfast combo, valid at participating U.S. Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers. More info.

Primanti Bros, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Sandwich for veterans and active duty military at participating locations. Dine-In or Order Online using code THANKSVETS. More info.

Quaker Steak & Lube, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entrée up to $15, plus free non-alcoholic beverage. See restaurant for more details. Plus, participating locations offer 25% off on Military Mondays. Veterans Day offer.

Rapid Fired Pizza, Nov. 11, 2020. Free dessert pizza or Cheezy Bread with purchase of an entrée. More info.

Red Hot & Blue, Nov. 11, 2020. 50% off entire meal (up to $10 off) for veterans and current military members. Bring proof of service. More info.

Red Lobster, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Appetizer or Dessert with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts. More info.

Red Robin, Nov. 12 – 30, 2020. All Red Robin Military Royalty members can receive a Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries, available for dine-in or take-out. You must register for the Red Robin Royalty® Program by Thursday, Nov. 5 at www.redrobin.com/royalty to be eligible for this offer.

Rock & Brews, Nov. 11, 2020. Complimentary pulled pork sandwich and a side dish or Strawberry Fields Salad. Available for Veterans, Armed Forces, and First Responders. Proof of military service required. Dine-in Only. More info.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entree for all active duty military and veterans with military ID or in uniform. Other restrictions may apply, see your local Rock Bottom for details.

Rodizio Grill, Nov. 9 – 12, 2020. Veterans eat free with the purchase of one Full Rodizio. Proof of Service required. Verified for Denver location. Participation may vary at other locations – please call ahead. More info.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti for Veterans and current military members. Show proof of service. This offer not available in Puerto Rico, airports, or international locations. More info.

Ruby Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Free sandwich with fries or tots at participating locations, proof of service required. More infoLocations.

Sagebrush Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal from select menu for veterans and current military members. Includes non-alcoholic beverage. Bring proof of military service. More infoLocations.

Shane’s Rib Shack, Nov. 11 – 13, 2020. Free sandwich combo, including sandwich, regular side, and 20 oz drink at participating Shane’s Rib Shack locations only. More info.

Shari’s Restaurant, Nov. 11, 2020. Shari’s and Coco’s Restaurants are offering all veterans and active duty service members a free slice of pie, along with a “Buy One, Get One” free deal at all locations. Buy one get one free entree of equal or lesser value; valid for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Limit one complimentary pie slice per entrée ordered. All offers valid for dine in or take out orders; online and delivery not included. Shari’s locations.

Sheetz, Nov. 11, 2020. Free half turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink for veterans and current military members. Also free car wash at Sheetz locations that offer car washes. Participating locations only. More infoLocations.

Shoney’s, Nov. 11, 2020 (6 am – 11 am). Free All You Care To Eat, freshly-prepared Breakfast Bar for veterans and active duty servicemembers. Dine-in only, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Proof of Service required. More infoLocations.

Sizzler Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2020. Free lunch served until 4 pm at participating locations. Veterans can choose between our 6oz Steak, Malibu Chicken or Jumbo Crispy Shrimp. Not valid for salad bar or gratuity. Valid with proof of military service. Dine-in only at participating locations only, please call ahead to verify. Locations.

Smashburger, Nov. 11, 2020. FREE Double Classic Smash. Participating locations.

Smokey Bones, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entrée on Veteran’s Day. Choice of Dine-in only. a Pulled Pork Sammy, Chicken Tenders entree, or 8 piece boneless wings with one side -baked beans, roasted corn, or coleslaw. 10% Military Discount year-round. Locations.

Smoothy King, Nov. 11, 2020. Free 20 oz. smoothie with a military ID. Offer may vary at military base locations. More info.

Sonny’s BBQ, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Pork sandwich for veterans and active military members. Service members that stop by on Veterans Day will also receive a voucher for a free BBQ Egg Roll appetizer, redeemable with a valid military ID from Tuesday, Dec. 1 to Tuesday, Dec. 15. More info.

Spaghetti Warehouse, Nov. 11, 2020. Buy one entrée, get one free. Coupon Required. Choose any of 11 Original Recipe Spaghetti entrées and receive a second entrée free. Friends and relatives are encouraged to treat a veteran to a meal. More info.

Starbucks, Nov. 11, 2020. Starbucks is treating veterans, active duty service members, and spouses to a free tall (12oz) hot brewed coffee. Starbucks is also donating 25 cents for every cup of hot brewed coffee sold nationwide on Nov. 11 to be divided evenly between Team Red, White & Blue and Headstrong to support the mental health and the wellbeing of military communities. More info.

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse, Nov. 11, 2020. Free pulled pork sandwich. More info.

Taco John’s, Nov. 11, 2020. FREE small Beef #1 Combo Meal. Offer can be redeemed in the Taco John’s App by entering the promo code “VETERAN” under the “More” tab. No purchase necessary, and no substitutions permitted. More info.

Tap House Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Complimentary meal on Veterans Day, November 11th. For servicemembers and veterans with proof of service. Dine-in only. More infoLocations.

TCBY, Nov 11, 2020. First 6 oz. of frozen yogurt for free. More info.

Texas Corral, Nov. 11, 2020. Free meal from a special menu, plus any soft drink or coffee for veterans and current military personnel. Bring proof of military service. More info.

Texas de Brazil, Nov 9-12, 2020. 25% off. Offer valid for up to 6 veterans or active-duty military per table/reservation. *Restrictions apply. See websites for participating dates and locations. More info.

Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2020 (11 am – 2 pm). Texas Roadhouse will hand out Free dinner vouchers to current and former military members at their stores’ parking lots on Wednesday, November 11, from 11 am – 2 pm. Military ID or proof of service required. Dinner voucher which will be redeemable for a free in-store meal through June of 2021. Dinner vouchers are being offered this year due to the pandemic and capacity restrictions. Contact your local Texas Roadhouse for details. Locations.

T.G.I. Friday’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free menu item from Veterans Day menu. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-in only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details. More infoLocations.

Tijuana Flats, Nov. 11, 2020. 50% Off for in-store and takeout orders. Orders may also be placed online on the Tijuana Flats Rewards app using promo code HONR7553. Valid ID required. More info.

TooJay’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free entrée from a special menu on Veteran’s Day. More info.

Travel Centers of America, Nov.11, 2020. Free meal at Country Pride, Iron Skillet or participating quick-serve restaurants from special menu. May choose free meal up to $12. Bring proof of military service. More info.

Twin Peaks, Nov. 11, 2020. Corporate-owned locations are offering current and former military members a free meal from these options: chicken tenders, Carolina pulled pork sandwich, cheeseburger, and the wedge. Please call ahead to verify participation. More info.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Nov. 11, 2020. Free Entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value. Website.

Village Inn, Nov. 11, 2020. Free V.I.B. breakfast for veterans and active duty military. Supreme V.I.B. items are not included with offer. Call ahead to verify participation of your local Village Inn. More info. Locations.

Wendy’s. Nov. 11, 2020 (6:30 – 10:30 a.m.). FREE small breakfast combo at participating locations. Offer valid in-restaurant or at the drive-thru. Not valid for mobile orders or at kiosk. Proof of service required.

Wienerschnitzel, Nov. 11, 2020. A complimentary Chili Dog, small fries, and small drink at participating Wienerschnitzel locations, with valid military ID or by wearing a military uniform. More info.

Wild Wing Café, Nov. 11, 2020. A complimentary meal from Veterans Day menu with proof of service. Participating locations only. More info.

Yard House, Nov. 11, 2020. Complimentary appetizer. More info.

Zaxby’s, Nov. 11, 2020. Free boneless wings at participating locations only. More info.

Veterans Day Discounts – Rules of Engagement

Proof of Military Service

Most companies require some form of military ID or proof of military service. These include:

Participation

Second, always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies.

We will do our best to keep this page updated as we find new info, but the only way to guarantee you get your Veterans Day meal is by calling ahead and checking with your location.

Tipping

This one may be a no-brainer, but you should tip your server thoughtfully regardless of whether you ate a free meal or not.

In other words, please tip your wait-staff on the full meal price. Show your appreciation for their service. It’s the right thing to do!

Awaiting Updates – Free Meals on Veterans Day 2019

Another Broken Egg Café, Nov. 11, 2019. Free Patriot’s French Toast and coffee at participating locations. More info on homepage.

Back Yard Burgers, Nov. 11, 2019. Free Classic Burger for veterans and active duty military members. Bring proof of military service. Locations.

Boston Market, Nov. 11 – Nov 12, 2019. Buy one individual meal with a drink and get a second free at all U.S. locations; coupon (but no I.D.) is required and available at BostonMarket.com. Available for all veterans, service members, and their families. No ID required.

Bubba’s 33, Nov. 11, 2019. Free meal from select menu. More info.

Burger Republic, Nov. 11, 2019. Free Classic Burger with choice of side and a non-alcoholic hand-spun milkshake. Dine-in only. Website.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Nov. 11, 2019. All veterans, active duty military, and first responders to receive a free calamari – and 10% off on all future visits. More info.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2019. Free meal for active and former military members with ID or other valid proof of service. More info. Locations.

Chipotle, Nov. 11, 2019. Buy-one/get-one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos. Offer valid for all U.S. military (active-duty, Guard/Reserve, and retired military), military spouses with ID, and veterans. For in-restaurant orders only; offer not valid for online, mobile, fax, or catering orders. More info.

City Barbeque, Nov. 11, 2019. Free sandwich platter at participating locations. Proof of service required. More info.

Cumberland Farms, Nov. 11, 2019. Free coffee, any size, hot or cold, for all current or former military with proof of service. Website.

Egg Harbor Cafe, Nov. 11, 2019. All veterans & active military, enjoy a FREE MEAL at any. More info.

Fazoli’s, Nov. 19, 2019. Free spaghetti with Meat or Narinara with eFamily/app or buy one get one free with Meat or Marinara with app.

Furr’s, Nov. 11, 2019. Free meal for current and former military members. More info. Locations

Hickory Tavern, Nov. 11, 2019. Free Tavern Burger with Purchase of a Beverage for all current and former military with ID. More info.

HomeTown Buffet, Nov. 11, 2019. Free meal for current and former military members. More info. Locations

Lucky Girl Brewing, Nov. 9-11, 2019. Veterans and Active Duty Military receive a free pulled pork or brisket sandwich with a side at Lucky Girl Brewing or a free flat bread pizza at B52 Winery. More info.

M Italian Restaurant, Nov. 11, 2019. Free lunch or dinner for all active duty military and veterans. Proof of service or ID required. Available at all locations. Locations.

Main Event, Nov. 11, 2019. Free entrée from a select menu and 30 minutes in complimentary arcade play. More info.

Manhattan Bagel, Nov. 11, 2019. Free Bagel and Cream Cheese with I.D. (no official link; we received notification via press release) Locations.

Old Country Buffet, Nov. 11, 2019. Free meal for current and former military members. More info. Locations

Ryan’s, Nov. 11, 2019. Free meal for current and former military members. More info. Locations

SAJJ Mediterranean, Nov. 11, 2019. Free entree to veterans and active duty service members with valid proof of service. This special will be available at 11 SAJJ locations throughout California. Website.

Texas Steakhouse & Saloon, Nov. 11, 2019. Free meal from special Veterans Day menu. More info.

Tuscan Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2019. Free lunch, 11 am – 4 pm. At all 4 locations located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire (Boston’s Seaport, Burlington, Salem and Portsmouth). Reservations can be made by calling the desired location directly. The complimentary reservations include one guest per veteran/active military personnel. Locations.

White Castle, Nov. 11, 2019. Free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo meal #1-6 for veterans and active duty military. Bring proof of military service. More info.

More Ways to Save this Veterans Day

We’ve written multiple posts to share even more military discounts and Veterans Day deals at your disposal.

In addition to paying an appreciative visit to one of the restaurants above, you can celebrate this Veterans Day with Veterans Day Activities, Events, & Attractions and Veterans Day Retail Discounts & Special Offers, including free National Park Admission, Amusement parks, and retail and regional discounts.

Don’t miss out on all of the generous offers at your disposal this year.

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  1. Fred says

    How about Wal-Mart, what do they offer to our people in the military? They don’t even give their associates the day off as a holiday if you are a vet.

  2. Walt says

    I know it is a bit late but…..last year when I went Homedepot to pick up a snow blower the cashier rang up my bill and then noticed the retired veterans hat I was wearing and then told me she had to clear the bill and ring it up again because she did not give me a 10% discount I had no idea before this time about the discount. Thank you Homedepot. I have been shopping there ever since

  3. TSgt Robert M. Wade JR, (ret) says

    Give a vet a simple thank you or better a handshake or a hug. That’s all we really want is to know we are appreciated for our sacrifices. While I agree that a vets spouse also sacrifices a lot I feel the spouses posting in here are just sounding greedy and not appreciative of their own military spouse I served for 24 years and my wife was there beside me the whole time and she would never ever expect what these people in here are expecting. She was honored when I retired that government and the military recognized her for her sacrifices as well and she loved the two letters of appreciation they gave her. I have never taken advantage of any free meals from businesses that offer them but I appreciate the thought. And as far as Home Depot vs Lowes is concerned I have also experienced heartache when asking if I get the 10% discount at Home Depot but never at Lowes and that is why Lowes will always get my business.

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