Veterans Day is right around the corner, and restaurants are showing their appreciation for those who have served with free meals and discounts.
The following discounts have all been confirmed, but please check back as the list is being updated as new deals arise.
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It is important to note that in order to receive your discounts you will likely need to provide proof of your military service.
And not every franchise location is guaranteed to offer the discounts, so it’d be wise to call ahead before heading in to confirm the discount is available at your local establishment.
Another Broken Egg Cafe – November 11, 2021
Free Patriot French Toast Combo & Coffee
Bob Evans – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military receive a special menu of select homestyle favorites for FREE at local restaurants. Dine-in only. Visit the Bob Evans website for more details.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – November 11, 2021
BJ’s is offering a complimentary meal from a select menu and a Dr Pepper® beverage to all current military personnel and Veterans with proof of service.
Buffalo Wild Wings – November 11, 2021
Veterans and service members get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries. This offer is available for dine-in or takeout (online ordering excluded). Proof of service must be shown for redemption.
California Pizza Kitchen – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active military will receive complimentary entrée and beverage when they dine in and show proof of service on November 11. Additionally, all veterans who dine with CPK will receive a BOGO, which is redeemable from 11/12-11/20 (2021).
The Chop House – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active military receive a 50% discount off (dine-in only) any entrée with a valid military ID on Nov 11. Visit the Chophouse website are call ahead if you have any questions.
Cotton Patch Café – November 11, 2021
All Veterans and active military members are being offered a Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken FREE on November 11. Call ahead if you have any questions about this offer.
Chili’s – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty service members get a complimentary meal from a select menu on November 11. This special is available for dine-in only.
Denny’s – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5am to 12pm. This special is dine-in only.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – November 11, 2021
Veterans can use the code VETFREE for a free pulled pork sandwich. It can be redeemed in-store for carryout and online for pickup at your local Dickey’s. From November 11 through December 31, veterans can save 15% off all orders by using VETERAN15 on BarbecueAtHome.com (Dickey’s meat and sausage box delivery service) at checkout.
Dunkin’ (Donuts) – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active military personnel can get one free donut of their choice on November 11 (at participating restaurants).
Golden Corral – November 11, 2021
Golden Corral locations are hosting their Military Appreciation Night on November 11 from 5pm to close (see local hours). This includes a free “thank you” meal (dine-in only).
Hooters – November 11, 2021
Veterans must show a military ID or proof of service and purchase a beverage of their choice to redeem a free entrée from a special Hooters Veterans Day Menu (for dine-in guests only). The menu includes Hooters’ top 5 meals.
IHOP – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active duty military are being offered FREE red, white and blue pancakes on November 11.
Logan’s Roadhouse – November 11, 2021
Logan’s Roadhouse will be offering all Veterans a free American Roadhouse Meal From 3 pm to 6 pm on Thursday November 11.
Lucille’s BBQ – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military receive a FREE Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwich and one side item on November 11. A proof of service is required to redeem the free sandwich. Additionally, Lucille’s BBQ will round up your bill to the nearest dollar during the month of November to support Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military.
McCormick & Schmicks – November 7, 2021
Veterans, Gold Star parents and Gold Star spouses can enjoy a half-priced entrée from a special menu on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants. Please contact your nearest location for details.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – November 11, 2021
Veterans can redeem a free six ounce frozen yogurt.
Mission BBQ – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich on November 11.
O’Charley’s – November 11, 2021
Veterans and service members receive a free meal from a special menu with proof of service.
Olive Garden – November 11, 2021
Free entrée from a special menu for each Veteran and current member of the military. Simply show proof of military service. Dine-in only. All entrées include freshly baked garlic breadsticks, and your choice of homemade soup or famous house salad.
Red Lobster – November 11, 2021
Veterans Day special includes a Free Appetizer or Dessert for Veterans Day for veterans, active duty military, and reservists on November 11.
Red Robin – November 1-November 14, 2021
Veterans and active-duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between Nov. 1-14 for dine-in or to-go. Visit the Red Robin website for details.
Sheetz – November 11, 2021
Veterans will be offered a free lunch of half a turkey or ham sub, and a regular fountain drink. Plus a free $9 carwash.
Shoney’s – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active-duty service members get a free All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar on November 11 until 11 am. Dine-in only.
Starbucks – November 11, 2021
Veterans, military service members, and military spouses can get a free tall (12oz) hot brewed coffee at U.S. Starbucks stores on November 11. Starbucks will also be donating $0.25 from every hot brewed coffee sold on November 11 to Headstrong and Team Red, White & Blue.
Texas Roadhouse – November 11, 2021
Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at the stores’ parking lots on November 11, from 11 am to 2 pm. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their dinner vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner, through May 30, 2022.
Veterans Canteen Service – November 10, 2021
Veterans Canteen Service locations are honoring Veterans with a free coffee or fountain beverage.
Wendy’s – November 11, 2021
Wendy’s is offering a free breakfast combo to customers with a valid military ID or Veterans Advantage card on November 11.
Yard House – November 11, 2021
Veterans and active duty military get a complimentary appetizer on November 11. Please visit the Yard House website or contact your nearest location for details.
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Andrea Calloway says
Does the offer apply to to spouses of deceased Veterans?
Wayne sturfevany says
If they dont i will..
Have them call me for my cc #.
Signed retired af and wife. We thank you for YOUR service! Wayne sturdrvant
Wayne sturfevany says
Bruce Green says
Will you need. to show your DD-214 in verify service time…
Alvin L. Spearman says
I did not see Famous Dave’s listed. Are they providing meals for veterans this year.
Steven Harold Stenz says
Do you have a list of restaurants providing Nov. 11, 2021 (Veteran’s Day) free meals in Wisconsin ?
Is Mellow Mushroom Pizza on the list
Dunkin donuts and Starbucks should be ashamed of themselves one gives only the donut no drink. The other a drink no donut.
Really pitiful for big companies like that . Yes any is appreciated but they could have offered better.
Whom reads this I think will agree..
The idea is them saying Thank-you. Too many people plan to get as much for free from all the places doing it. If the coffee and donut is to cheap for you you can always reach in your pocket. Myself personally will be looking to give someone that is in need a free meal
Joe Young says
Joseluis Rossell says
Dunkin’ Donuts in Stockton ca does not honor (individually own) in the past yrs…don’t know if they will start this tear…arrrgh shame.
Dunkin doughnuts is giving away for Veterans Day the cheapest of all
jill C penn says
Yes i agree. Should have drink with the donut. I was in the Army.
You had donuts in the Army? 🙂
74 year old “grunt” says
Your damn right they should offered
At least coffee and a donut for those who served and gave years of their lives for”our great country!”
John Ward says
Is there a Sheetz near Menifee CA 92585 ?
Allen D Remington says
AS far as I am concernd , I feel that all of these places are doing a great thing and a big Thank you for this !!!! It is much better than the remarks and spitting i received when I got back from Viet Nam !!! With the way this country is going any thing that shows thanks to the vets is a great thing !!!!
Joseluis Rossell says
Aye…I’m a Viet Vet, and you’re right.
Larry Graff says
Also a Vietnam veteran
Thanks to all that give something. Just thank all the vets for their service. we all have rights, but ones right is no better than the other. Think o everyone and not just yourself. All i ask as a vietnam vet is to have peace among all our people. I did not serve for all the political bull crap going on in our country.
Lyn Harrell says
Amen Brother, I remember those days well. I was never more disappointed in my life as when I got off the plane and was met with the cat calls and the flying bags of feces and urine. I did not expect a ticker tape parade, but never my wildest dreams did I expect what I and my fellow soldiers received. Welcome home, my brother, I am glad you made it back to the”World”
ron viet nam vet says
Thanks for your service brother. Did not expect to see an insurrection in our country, as a vet, brought tears to my eyes. come on people WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT.
George H Barrett says
Yes, I’m a Vietnam veteran and I totally agree with you. I’m very thankful and grateful.
I appreciate all the freebies being offered. However, it would be nice if the drinks for dinners and/or lunches were included in these offers. Then it would actually feel like its free. Since we do have to pay for everything else. Now if only this day would also be a work holiday that would be great.
How about McDonalds no longer giving military discounts on their menu items? They are generous enough to give a seniors’ discount on coffee purchase. Big deal!
Bruce Lee Davidson says
Almost two years ago I was in hospital ICU with near fatal illness. Now each day I wake up is a bonus. Thanks to all who served and the businesses who remember them. God is good. 82d ABN vet
I lost my husband n child hood sweetheart in 2020 , is a widow eligible .?????????
i also have my father in law who is retired military n bringing him.
Donald Armstrong says
I served during the Viet Nam Era. I remember coming home thru the San Francisco Airport. I was spit on and called a baby killer. I was and always be a United States Marine. I am proud of my service. I also respected the rights of the people who did not believe in the war. But I will always have a little anger over being spit ojn.
Yeah? While enjoying a cold beer after work in 2020. I busted a beer mug on some punks face for screaming at me to go back to my country! I was wearing a baseball cap which read ARMY. He was pissed about immigrants coming into HIS country. I flipped him off. When he threatened to kick my ass all the way back to the border and ran up to me. I let him have the mug to his nose a couple times. Empty of course.! Just couldn’t bear to spill or waste my paid for beer. I just want to be free in the country I love. Don’t need nothing free. I will pay!
Joseph Fuentes says
I’m very proud to be a veteran and serve in the 101 airborne Rangers in Vietnam and proud for everyone that put there life’s for this country so don’t complain about what they give you just be glad they give you. something 😀. Happy Veterans day to everyone that served
Paul K. Hargrove says
Fogo de Chao in New York is offering 50% off to Veterans and active duty members. Hurry up and make your reservation!
Lisa kautz says
Better than nothing about the donut, get your donut in dunkin and get your drink in Starbucks that’s easy no complaint about that.
Bill Lindesmith says
I wonder about Applebees. They have given out meals in the past. I have enough to buy my own food but
its a treat to think that someone gives a dam. I was in Marine Corp and in Viet Nam 1967-68. Im poor enough that the government offered me food stamps. I turned them down. Im sure there are many out there that need them more then me.
I wonder if the pot shops have any specials?
ron viet nam vet says
would keep the crazies mellow. thank for your service.
Alfred Harshbarger says
I truly appreciate every business involved with offers for Veterans.
I was accosted in the Cincy Airport by MOONIES
and nearly arrested for defending myself while being called vile names April of 1967.
Now people Thank Me for my service..
What riles me today is the Trash leading our military..
A day is coming when our enemies will attempt to Rule America!!!!
Henry D says
I served in a MASH unit in Vietnam during the Tet offensive in 1968. When I returned to the world, I was insulted and disrespected by many. In fact my old employer refused to hire me back. Now all I hear is thank you for your service. I do appreciate the freebies.