Veterans Day Meals & Deals

Event Description

Veterans Day free meals and discounts for military and veterans


Two notes before jumping in:

  • Proof of Military Service. Most companies require some form of military ID. These include: a Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired), 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, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Note, there is a New Federal Veterans ID Card coming in Nov 2017. Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.
  • 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.

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2017 Free Veterans Day Meals

Sunday Nov. 5, 2017

McCormick and Schmick's Veterans Appreciation DayMcCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 5, 2017: Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu. Veterans must provide proof of military service. No ID needed for Gold Star Family members (parents or spouse). Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit: McCormick and Schmick’s Veterans Appreciation Event.

Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017

Chipotle, Nov. 7, 2017 (5pm to close). 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.

Friday Nov. 10, 2017

BJs Restaurant and Brewery Veterans DayBJs Restaurant and Brewhouse, Nov. 10-11, 2017. Free entree, up to $12.95 value. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service. Guests over the age of 21 are also invited to raise a glass to veterans for just $6 each. More info. Locations.

Boston Market, Nov. 10th – Nov 12, 2017. Buy one individual meal with drink and get a second free at all U.S. locations; coupon (but no I.D.) is required and available at Available for all veterans, service members, and their families. No ID required. Locations.

Denny's Veterans Day DinnerDenny’s, Nov. 10, 2017. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 10, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only. Please call ahead. More infoLocations.

Farmer Boys, Nov. 10, 2017. Free Big Cheese cheeseburgers to veterans and active duty military with valid proof of service. Locations.

Firebird’s Grill, Nov. 10, 2017. Buy one get one free (Free entree equal to or less than your purchase). More info.

IHOP, Nov. 10, 2017. Free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Participating locations only. Please call ahead to verify participation. More info.

The Spaghetti Warehouse Veterans DaySpaghetti Warehouse, Nov. 10th – Nov 12, 2017. Buy one entrée, get one free. Coupon Required (available on their website and FaceBook page on Nov. 3). 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. Locations.

Saturday Nov. 11, 2017

Applebees Veterans Day AppreciationApplebee’s, Nov. 11, 2017: Applebee’s is offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day. There will be 8 entrées to choose from. Military ID or proof of service required. More infoLocations.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, Nov. 11, 2017. Current and former military members will receive choice of Soft Pretzels & Fat Tire Beer Cheese, Arooga’s Crab Pretzel, or Arooga’s Buffalo Pretzel. More info. Locations.

Back Yard Burgers, Nov. 11, 2017. Free Classic Burger for veterans and active duty military members. Bring proof of military service. Back Yard Burgers offers a 20 percent discount to service men and women year-round. Locations.

Baker’s Square, Nov. 11, 2017. Free breakfast choice of Buttermilk Pancakes, three pieces of French Toast, or a Belgian Waffle for veterans and active duty military members. Bring proof of military service. More info.

Bar Louie, Nov. 11, 2017. Free Flatbread or Burger. Locations.

Black Angus Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2017. Veterans and active military will receive a delicious Certified Angus Beef® Top Sirloin Steak, served with home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and Sweet Molasses Bread. I.D. required. *Offer not valid at Vancouver-WA and Temecula locations. Offer only valid on 11/11/17 from Open to 3pm. Locations.

Bob Evans, Nov. 11, 2017. Free select breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. For active duty military, retirees, and veterans with ID or proof of service. More Info. Locations.

Burntwood TavernBurntwood Tavern, Nov. 11, 2017. Free lunch or dinner for all active duty military and veterans. Proof of service or ID required. Available at all locations. More info.
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Calhoun’s Restaurant, Nov. 11, 2017. Free meal, choice of Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que Half Slab of Ribs, Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que Pork Plate, “Ale” Steak, Fresh Chicken Calhoun, and Southern Fried Catfish. Proof of Service required. Locations.

California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2017. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service. Find a location near you.

Cattlemens Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2017. 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. Locations.

Cici’s Pizza, Nov. 11, 2017. Free pizza buffet with Military ID. Locations.

Cotton Patch Café, Nov. 11, 2017. Free meal for current and former military members. Choices include full-size chicken fried steak, or chicken fried chicken. Proof of service required. Locations.

Cracker Barrel, Nov. 11, 2017. Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake. More info.

Famous Daves Veterans Day CelebrationFamous Dave’s, Nov. 11, 2017. Free 2 Meat Combo served with choice of side and corn bread muffin – for veterans and current military members. Bring proof of service. Participating locations only more details.

Friendly’s, Nov. 11, 2017. Free Big-Two-Do® breakfast (choice of two slices of French toast, two buttermilk pancakes or two slices of toast; two strips of crispy bacon or two sausage links and two made-to-order farm fresh eggs), or All American Burger (fries and a beverage) during lunch or dinner. Dine-in only. Limited to one per person. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only. Locations.

Gatti’s Pizza, Nov. 11, 2017. Veterans and active military members with ID will receive a free buffet, or a free medium 1-topping pizza for carryout. Locations.

Green Mill, Nov. 11, 2017. Free menu item for lunch or dinner. Offer includes any single item from our menu. Some limitations. Proof of military service required. Dine-in Only. More info.

Hickory Tavern, Nov. 11, 2017. All current and former military with ID will receive 50% off item from special menu. More info.

Hooters Veterans Day - Free MealHooters, Nov. 11, 2017. Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal from a select menu. Requires drink purchase. Only valid at participating locations. Locations.

Hy-Vee Celebrates Veterans Day with Free BreakfastHy-Vee, Free Breakfast, Nov. 11, 2017. Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all participating Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. More info.

Little Caesars® Pizza, Nov. 11, 2017. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. More info. Locations.

Logan's Roadhouse Veterans DayLogan’s Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2017. Free entrée from select menu for veterans and active duty military personnel. Call your local Logan’s Roadhouse for details and to verify participation. More info. Locations.

Max & Erma's free Veterans Day MealMax & Erma’s, November 11, 2017. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes seasoned fries and a fountain drink. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required. Locations.

Menchie’s, Nov. 11, 2017. All veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on Veterans Day. Locations.

Mimi’s Café, Nov. 11, 2017. Veterans or active duty military personnel can select a free item from a special menu. Drink purchase required and proof of Military ID. Locations.

Mission BBQ, Nov. 11, 2017. Free sandwiches and cake for active duty military members and veterans at participating locations. While supplies last. Locations.

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, Nov. 11, 2017. From 11am – 4pm. Veterans and active military, Buy one get one free from the 9 Real Size Entrées for $9.99 Menu. More Info.

O’Charley’s, Nov. 11, 2017. Free $9.99er for veterans and active duty service members on November 11th. More info. Find a location near you.

On the Border Veterans Day SpecialOn The Border, Nov. 11, 2017. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of service required. Find a location near you.

Outback Steakhouse Veterans DayOutback Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2017. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2017. Locations.

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