Olive Garden’s 2024 Veterans Day Deal

Updated: January 9, 2024
Olive Garden's Veterans Day Deal
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    On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2024, Olive Garden will offer service members and veterans one free meal from a special menu, according to Darden Restaurants, which owns the Olive Garden chain. 

    Olive Garden Free Meal on Veterans Day

    Offer Type
    Participating Locations

    Valid Military ID

    Who Qualifies?
    Active-Duty, Veterans


    Olive Garden, the nationwide Italian restaurant chain, offers a complimentary entree from a special Veterans Day menu to veterans and active-duty members who dine-in and show valid military ID. The offer is exclusively available on Veterans Day.

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    Olive Garden’s Free Veterans Day Meal Options

    Olive Garden’s special Veterans Day menu includes:

    • Never-ending soup, salad and breadsticks
    • Cheese ravioli
    • Spaghetti and meatballs
    • Fettuccine Alfredo
    • Chicken parmigiana

    Free Veterans Day meals at Olive Garden don’t include beverages or gratuity, so bring some money to order a drink and tip your server. 


    Olive Garden Veterans Day Meal Eligibility and Restrictions

    Veterans and active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members with valid military identification qualify for Olive Garden’s free Veterans Day meal promotion. However, family members and other guests who dine with you must pay full price for their meal. 

    You can only take advantage of this offer when dining in. Olive Garden said it won’t provide free takeout meals on Veterans Day. 

    Like many popular chain restaurants, Olive Garden gets busy on Veterans Day. Call ahead or check the waitlist online before heading out. 

    Other Ways to Save at Olive Garden

    You may find more Olive Garden savings on third-party discount websites like Groupon. 


    More Veterans Day Deals and Sales

    For more Veterans Day savings and military discounts, check out Veteran.com’s 2023 list of Veterans Day deals and sales here. 

    Written by Brittany Crocker

    Brittany Crocker served as Veteran.com’s managing editor from May 2021 to December 2022 and launched the publication’s veteran review board. She is a veteran with over 11 years of military service and equal time working in civilian journalism and media. Crocker received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and was a 2016-2017 White House Press Correspondents Association scholar. During her early journalism career, Crocker worked to expose organized crime, hate groups and deadly regulatory oversights in the childcare, aviation and tourism industries. Her award-winning columns, narrative features and investigations have spanned multiple coverage areas and influenced life-saving policy changes.

    Edited by Veteran.com Team