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Happy Veterans Day! Veterans Day will next be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.
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 throughout the day on November 11th.
Please credit this resource: We are frequently updating this list with new deals and offers for the military community. If you use items on this list, please direct your visitors to this page so they can find the most up to date information: https://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/ Thanks!
2023 Veterans Day Free Meals & Discounts
Many restaurants offer free meals on different days throughout the year. 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.
We will post updates for Veterans Day 2023 as deals are confirmed. Many meals and discounts will return from last year. Many deals have yet to be confirmed for 2023.
Please verify participation. We have done our best to include sources and links to each brand when possible. However, due to 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.
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Veterans Day 2023 (Nov. 11, 2023)
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:
- A Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired)
- VA-issued Veterans ID Card or a VA Health Care ID card
- Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
- Drivers License with Veterans Designation
- Photograph in uniform, wearing your uniform (if your service permits)
- Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW)
- DD214, other discharge paperwork, or another form of identification
- Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.
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.
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!
More Ways to Save this Veterans Day
In addition to paying an appreciative visit to one of the restaurants above, you can celebrate this Veterans Day with Veterans Day Activities, Events and Attractions and Veterans Day Retail Discounts and 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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