2022 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts and Deals

Updated: September 5, 2022

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    Veterans Day Free and Discounted Meals

    Many restaurants across the nation show their thanks by providing a significant discount or a free meal to veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day.

    We compile each Veterans Day free meal and discount throughout the year and independently verify them to ensure accuracy.

    While we’ve worked to verify each, some locations may not participate. It’s a good idea to call ahead and ensure that the business provides a free meal or discount.

    Most businesses require proof of service, such as military ID or DD214. A VSO membership may be sufficient if you do not have a military ID, DD214, or other separation paperwork. However, it’s best to call ahead to verify.

    Index of Veterans Day Discounts

    Click the links below to scroll down to free or discounted food for Veterans and Active Duty Military.

    Veterans Day Guide to Offers
    National Free Meals and Discounts National Retail, Travel and Service Deals, Discounts and Freebies
    Local Area Free Meals and Discounts Veterans Day Sales for Everybody
    How to Get a Veterans ID Map to Veterans Day Free Meals and Services

    Free Meals for Veterans on Veterans Day 2022

    110 Grill

    Complimentary lunch entrée from a select menu to all veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day.

    151 Coffee

    Veterans and active-duty military and their families receive free drinks on Friday, Nov. 11.

    54th Street Grill & Bar

    Free entrée valued at up to $12 on Veterans Day for veterans and active-duty service members who dine inside a 54th Street location.

    7-Eleven

    Get a free coffee or Big Gulp on Veterans Day. Download the 7-eleven app and sign in or register.

    Ample Hills Creamery

    Veterans and active-duty service members will receive a free kids scoop this Veterans Day.

    Another Broken Egg Cafe

    FREE French toast and coffee for veterans and active-duty military on Friday, Nov. 11.

    Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

    Veterans and active military personnel receive a free 12-inch cheese pizza on Veterans Day.

    Applebee’s

    Veterans and active-duty military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day. Proof of service required.

    Aroma Joe’s Coffee

    On Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military can get up to a 24-ounce drink for free.

    Arooga’s

    Active-duty military and veterans with a valid ID can choose a free item from a special menu on Veterans Day at participating locations. The menu includes Arooga’s buffalo pretzel, chopped or caesar salad, cheeseburger, grilled cheese and bacon with creamy tomato basil soup, spicy Italian wrap, boneless wings and original boli.

    Aspen Creek Grill

    On Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military can select from a complimentary menu, from 11 a.m. to close.

    Aspen Tap House

    Complimentary meal from a special menu for veterans and active-duty military! Offer available from open to close on Friday, Nov. 11.

    Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii

    Free cup of coffee for veterans and active duty.

    Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

    On Veterans Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m, veterans and active-duty service members receive a free Big Daddy’s all-American burger and side with valid military ID. In-person only.

    Bagger Dave’s

    Active, nonactive, Reservists, retired personnel and first responders with proof of military identification get one great American cheeseburger and fries on Veterans Day.

    Bandana’s Bar-B-Q

    Veterans and active duty get a free budget-buster meal on Veterans Day.

    Bar Louie

    On Veterans Day, Louie Nation is offering a free craft burger or flatbread of your choice to all active or retired military.

    Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

    Free meal for veterans with a purchase of equal or greater value up to $10 on Veterans Day.

    Ben’s Soft Pretzels‏

    Free pretzel for veterans and active military on Veterans Day.

    BIBIBOP Asian Grill

    BIBIBOP is giving all veterans and active-duty military a free bowl on Veterans Day.

    Big Boy

    Veterans can come in on Veterans Day with a valid ID and pick up a voucher for a free future meal. Participating locations only. Limit 200 per store.

    Biggby Coffee

    On Veterans Day, Biggby Coffee will be offering free brewed coffee for veterans.

    Billy Sims BBQ

    Veterans and active military can enjoy a free pulled pork or chicken sandwich, one regular side and a regular drink. Offer good for dine-in and carryout only. Valid only on Veterans Day.

    Black Angus Steakhouse

    Participating restaurants will offer veterans and active military an all-American steak plate, plus all the fixings and a nonalcoholic beverage, for $10.99 on Veterans Day. Must show military ID.

    Black Rock Bar & Grill

    FREE steak dinner for veterans and active-duty military. Dine-in guests only, proof of service required.

    BJ’s Restaurant

    On Veterans Day, all service members can enjoy a complimentary entrée up to $14.95, plus a free Dr Pepper by presenting a military ID or proof of service.

    Bob Evans

    Bob Evans Restaurants are offering free select menu items to veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day.

    Bombshells Restaurant and Bar

    All 10 Bombshells Restaurant & Bar locations will provide free meals for veterans on Nov. 11. Additionally, active-duty service members and accompanying family members will receive a 20% discount.

    Break Time

    Break Time will give all veterans a free fountain drink or coffee on Veterans Day.

    Bruegger’s Bagels

    Veterans can grab a free medium fresh-brewed hot or iced coffee with their breakfast on Veterans Day.

    Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings

    All day on Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military who dine in or call for takeout at their local B-Dubs can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

    Buffalo Wings & Rings

    Veterans and active military with valid ID will receive three free tenders and a drink on Veterans Day at participating locations. Valid for dine-in only.

    Burntwood Tavern

    All veteran and active-duty service members will get a free meal on Veterans Day.

    Calhoun’s

    All veterans and active-duty military members can enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day.

    California Pizza Kitchen

    On Veterans Day, all veterans or active-duty military personnel will be able to select a free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

    Cantina Laredo

    Veterans and active-duty military can receive a complimentary meal on Veterans Day.

    Caribou Coffee

    FREE small brewed coffee for veterans, active-duty military and their spouse.

    Casey’s General Store

    Casey’s is providing free coffee on Veterans Day across its more than 2,200 locations.

    Cattlemens Steakhouse

    Cattlemens Steakhouse offers current and former military members a complimentary eight-ounce sirloin steak dinner on Veterans Day.

    CC’s Coffee House

    Free tall brewed coffee for all veterans and active military this Veterans Day. (Participating locations only.)

    Champps Kitchen and Bar

    On Friday, Nov. 11, veterans and active-duty military get a FREE meal ($15-value). Champps will also hand out a $5 bonus card to all veterans and active military members, redeemable Nov. 12, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021.

    Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille

    Veterans will receive a free meal on Veterans Day with a valid military I.D.

    Charley’s Philly Steaks

    Offering a small- or regular-size cheesesteak on Veterans Day. Please note that this promotion is at domestic non-AAFES locations only.

    Chicken Salad Chick

    Free Chick Special and regular drink on Veterans Day.

    Chick-fil-A

    Some participating Chick-fil-A locations may offer specials or discounts. Check your local Chick-fil-A to confirm.

    Chili’s Grill & Bar

    All veterans and active-duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

    Cicis Pizza

    Free adult buffet with valid active-duty or retired military ID on Veterans Day.

    Claim Jumper

    On Friday, Nov. 11, veterans who show valid ID may receive a free entrée from a special menu and a $5 bounce-back card for the next visit. This offer is valid for dine-in only at participating restaurants.

    Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant

    All veterans and active-duty military receive a free slice of pie with proof of service. Plus buy one, get one free entrée for breakfast, lunch or dinner on Veterans Day.

    Colton’s Steak House

    Veterans eat free on Veterans Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free entrée valid for all active, former or retired military when ordering from the Veterans Day menu.

    Cotton Patch Cafe

    Veterans and active duty may enjoy a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken on Veterans Day.

    Country Cookin

    All active, reserve, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military are invited to dine on Veterans Day and receive a free salad bar or $5 off any entrée.

    Country Kitchen Restaurants

    Free country scramble for active and retired military on Veterans Day at participating locations.

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

    During military family appreciation month, Cracker Barrel will offer in-store specials on Veterans Day for military veterans and promotions throughout November to support military families in partnership with Operation Homefront. On Veterans Day, veterans can receive a free slice of double fudge Coca-Cola cake with their meal.

    Craft Republic

    Veterans and active-duty military members will receive a free meal on Nov. 11. Craft Republic will additionally hand out a $5 bonus card to all veterans and active military members that can be used from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2021.

    Crooked Pint Ale House

    Veterans and active military eat free on Veterans Day.

    Davanni’s Pizza

    Get a free solo one-item pizza and a regular soda for all veterans and active service members on Veterans Day.

    Denny’s

    All active, non-active or retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free build-your-own grand slam breakfast on Veterans Day 5 a.m.-noon. Diners must show ID to receive this offer.

    Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

    Free pulled pork classic sandwich is available this Veterans Day. To redeem in-store, veterans and current military personnel must present a military ID or valid proof of service.

    Drake’s

    Veterans and active-duty military will receive a complimentary meal at participating locations on Veterans Day.

    Duck Donuts

    All veterans and active-duty service members with IDs can get a free doughnut on Veterans Day at participating Duck Donuts locations.

    Duffy’s Sports Grill

    Veterans and active-duty service members eat FREE on Friday, Nov. 11.

    Dunkin’ Donuts

    On Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.

    East Coast Wings + Grill

    On Veterans Day, have a free meal. Available all day, dine-in or takeout.

    Einstein Bros. Bagels

    On Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military get a free hot or iced medium coffee.

    El Chico Cafe

    Veterans and active military eat free on Veterans Day. Limit $20.

    El Fenix

    Veterans eat a free taco dinner on Veterans Day. Choose from two Chicken or beef tacos, served with rice and beans.

    Emmet’s Social Table

    FREE meal ($15-value) for veterans and active-duty military on Friday, Nov. 11.

    Exchange

    The Exchange will feature one-day-only specials on Veterans Day, including a free coffee for all shoppers at Express and participating Exchange restaurant locations. From Nov. 8 through Nov. 14, the Exchange will also feature deals in stores and online at ShopMyExchange.com.

    Famous Dave’s

    On Veterans Day, all former and current military personnel will receive a free Georgia chopped pork sandwich plus a side. Dine-in or to go.

    FATZ Cafe

    Veterans and active military are invited to join us for a free Calabash Chicken Basket on Nov. 11, 2021. Dine-in only.

    Farmer Boys

    Veterans and active-duty military with valid proof of service get a free big cheese cheeseburger on Veterans Day.

    Firebirds

    Complimentary meals to active-duty military and veterans on Veterans Day.

    Food City

    Veterans and active military members eat free at the Food City deli on Veterans Day. Bring your military ID card or proof of service with your ValuCard.

    Fox & Hound

    This Veterans Day, get a free meal. Dine-in only. Not available at Schaumburg, Illinois, and Arlington Heights, Illinois, locations.

    Freebirds World Burrito

    FREE chips and dip for veterans and active-duty military. Choose from queso blanco, guacamole, or salsa.

    Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

    On Veterans Day, receive a card for a free Freddy’s Original Double combo meal. Card is valid through Nov. 30th.

    Frickers Restaurants

    Veterans get 10 free wings (boneless or traditional) on Veterans Day.

    Friendly’s Free Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

    Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free all-American meal for lunch or dinner, which consists of the all-American burger, served with a side of fries and a drink on Veterans Day. The burger can be upgraded to a cheeseburger for free.

    Glory Days Grill

    Free appetizer or a regular order of boneless or grilled boneless wings on Veterans Day.

    Gold Star Chili

    Enjoy a free three-way and drink on Veterans Day. For all who served.

    Golden Corral

    All active and former military members can pick up a free “thank you meal” promotional card that’s good for one free lunch or dinner buffet and beverage throughout November. One promotional card per person.

    Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants

    Participating locations will offer veterans and active-duty military a complimentary free entrée from a special menu on Veterans Day.

    Graeter’s Ice Cream

    This Veterans Day, Graeter’s Ice Cream will offer a free sundae to all veterans and active-duty service members.

    Grady’s BBQ

    Grady’s BBQ will be celebrating Veterans Day with a free meal for all active-duty and veteran service members.

    Granite City Brewery

    Veterans and active-duty military are offered a free lunch and drink from a special lunch menu on Nov. 11. Available for dine-in and to go from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Greene Turtle

    Current service members and veterans can enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day.

    Green Mill Restaurant and Bar

    Veterans and active-duty military will receive a free lunch or dinner dine-in meal at participating locations on Veterans Day. Must show proof of service, and beverages and gratuity are not included in the free meal.

    Grillsmith

    This Veterans Day, Grillsmith offers a complimentary entrée for all veterans and active-duty military members.

    Grub Burger Bar

    All active-duty military and veterans get a complimentary entrée, which excludes the Cadillac Wagyu burger. This offer is dine-in only. Please show proof of service, Military ID or be in uniform.

    GuacAmigos

    Veterans get a free entrée and $5 towards a future meal this Veterans Day. Offer is only available on items up to $15.

    Hamburger Stand

    On Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty with a valid military ID receive a free hamburger, regular fries and a small Pepsi.

    Hard Rock Cafe

    Hard Rock Cafe offers active-duty and retired military members a free original Legendary Steak Burger topped with applewood bacon, cheddar cheese, a crispy onion ring, leaf lettuce and vine-ripened tomato this Veterans Day with a valid ID. Military members and veterans can also apply Hard Rock Cafe’s 15% off military discount on any other items.

    Hickory Tavern

    Hickory Tavern is offering veterans and active-duty military a free menu item of their choice, up to $15 this year on Veterans Day.

    Hooters

    Veterans can stop in for 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 from a long list of wing styles on Veterans Day.

    hopdoddy burger bar

    Free classic burger with cheese for veterans on Veterans Day. Redeemable for in-store dining or to-go orders placed by phone.

    Houlihan’s

    Receive a free entrée from a select menu on Veterans Day with proof of veteran status or active service in the military.

    Huddle House

    Huddle House is offering a free MVP breakfast platter to all active military members and veterans with proper ID on Veterans Day.

    Huey Magoo’s

    Treat a veteran or active military member with proper ID to a free meal for one when you purchase a meal for one and two beverages on Veterans Day.

    The Human Bean Coffee

    Free 16-ounce drink to all veterans and military personnel on Veterans Day.

    Hurricane Grill & Wings

    All veterans and active-duty military receive a complimentary entrée on Veterans Day at participating locations.

    Hy-Vee Free Breakfast

    Enjoy a free curbside pickup breakfast for veterans and active military members on Veterans Day 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Plus, get 15% off groceries when shopping Aisles Online or in stores.

    IHOP

    All active duty and veterans are invited to come in and enjoy free red, white and blue Pancakes on Veterans Day, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Ikea

    Enjoy a free meal at Ikea on Veterans Day. Military ID required.

    Incredible Pizza

    Veterans eat free all week.

    Insomnia Cookies

    Veterans and active military can enjoy a free six-pack in-store with any purchase on Veterans Day (just show military ID in-store to redeem).

    Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

    Veterans and active-duty service members get a free brewski burger or either of our fried chicken sandwiches and soft drink on Veterans Day.

    J Christopher’s

    On Veterans Day, those who served receive a free meal.

    Joellas Hot Chicken

    All veterans, active duty and reservists get a free meal of two jumbo tenders, one southern side, dippin’ sauce and drink on Veterans Day.

    Juice It Up!

    This Veterans Day, all veterans and active military will receive a free 20-ounce classic smoothie.

    K&W Cafeteria

    Free dessert with the presentation of your military ID on Veterans Day. Offer valid 11 a.m. to closing. Dine-in or takeout.

    Kings Family Restaurant

    Veterans and active-duty military members get a free meal from a select menu on Friday, Nov. 11, 2021.

    Kolache Factory

    Enjoy one free kolache (any kind) and one cup of freshly brewed Katz coffee (any size) on Veterans Day. All veterans and active military with government-issued military photo ID or DD 214 are eligible.

    Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee

    On Veterans Day, a doughnut and coffee will be on the house.

    Kwikfill

    On Veterans Day, veterans receive free coffee at Kwik Fill locations.

    Lamar’s Donuts

    Free donut and a 12-ounce coffee for all veterans and active military on Veterans Day.

    Lion’s Choice

    Free original roast beef sandwich for active and retired members of the armed forces on Veterans Day.

    Little Caesars Pizza

    On Veterans Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a free lunch combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style deep-dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product.

    Logan’s Roadhouse

    On Veterans Day, all active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel are invited to enjoy a free meal from the American roadhouse menu in honor of Veterans Day. This offer is available 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at all Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants nationwide.

    Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

    On Veterans Day, active and former military can enjoy a complimentary dessert and a 20% discount with proof of service. Veterans receive 20% off the entire month of November for military family month.

    Luckys

    This Veterans Day all Veterans and active-duty military personnel can receive a free entrée up to $20.

    Luna Grill

    Luna is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal Nov. 11-Nov. 13 to any active-duty or veteran member of the armed forces at all locations.

    Macaroni Grill

    This Veterans Day, all veterans and active military receive a free mom’s ricotta meatballs + spaghetti with military ID.

    Manhattan Bagel

    Manhattan Bagel will offer active-duty servicemembers and veterans a free regular-size coffee on Nov. 11, 2021.

    Max & Erma’s

    On Veterans Day, participating Max & Erma’s locations celebrate veterans and active military personnel with a free cheeseburger, endless fries, fountain drink and a chocolate chip cookie.

    McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree

    Veterans and Gold Star families (parents and spouses) can enjoy a half-priced lunch or dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s on Nov. 8, 2021.

    McGrath’s Fish House

    Veterans and active-duty military are offered a free meal on Nov. 11, 2021, from a special menu.

    Melting Pot

    Veterans eat for free on Veterans Day at select Melting Pot locations with the purchase of regular-priced four-course meals. Veterans must show military IDs.

    Menchie’s Free Frozen Yogurt

    On Veterans Day, all veterans and military personnel with a military ID or proof of service will receive a free six-ounce frozen yogurt any time of day. Show a valid ID or be in uniform to receive.

    Mission BBQ

    Veterans and active duty will receive a free sandwich on Veterans Day.

    Metro Diner

    Veterans and active-duty military will receive 50% off a meal of their choosing on Veterans Day.

    MOD Pizza

    Sign up to receive a buy-one-get-one-free MOD-size pizza or salad with military ID by Nov. 8, and MOD will send you a coupon on Nov. 9 to redeem on Veterans Day.

    Native Grill & Wings

    All veterans and active-duty military are invited to enjoy a free menu item (up to $11.99) on Veterans Day.

    Nektar

    All veterans are invited to come into their local Nekter and enjoy a free fresh juice or superfood smoothie (16 ounce) on Veterans Day.

    Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub

    On Veterans Day, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., veterans and active military can receive a free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu with the purchase of any other entrée. Dine-in only.

    Noah’s Bagels

    Veterans can grab a free medium fresh-brewed hot or iced coffee with their breakfast on Veterans Day.

    O’Charley’s

    All active and retired military service members are invited to enjoy a free meal from O’Charley’s. Veterans can choose from O’Charley’s “veterans thank you menu” all day on Veterans Day simply by showing their military IDs. Restaurant participation may vary by location. O’Charley’s also offers a military discount of 10% off all year long.

    Olive Garden

    This Veterans Day, Olive Garden is offering veterans and active-duty service members a free entree from a special menu. All entrees include Olive Garden’s famous breadsticks and choice of soup or salad.

    On The Border Free Entree

    This Veterans Day, veterans, retired and active-duty military will receive a free pick-two combo meal.

    Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

    On Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military can enjoy half off a cup of froyo.

    Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage

    This Veterans Day, all military veterans, active service members can enjoy a free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola.

    Parry’s Pizza

    This Veterans Day, all Veterans and active-duty military get a free full-size entrée and fountain drink. Offer is available for dine-in or takeout.

    Peet’s Coffee

    Free drip coffee or tea to members of our U.S. military and veterans on Veterans Day.

    Perkins

    Perkins is offering military members a free Magnificent Seven Breakfast Meal this Veterans Day.

    Perry’s Steakhouses

    Free pork chop dinner for U.S. active military and veterans on Veterans Day with the purchase of a dinner entrée.

    Petro Stopping Centers

    All active-duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service can enjoy a complimentary meal from a select menu that includes a beverage on Veterans Day, at any participating Country Pride or Iron Skillet restaurant nationwide.

    Pie Five Pizza

    On Veterans Day, get a free personal pizza at participating locations. Dine-in only.

    Pilot Flying J/U.S. Pilot

    All active-duty and retired military veterans get a free breakfast including a coffee, Monday through Sunday, Nov. 9-15. The offer is available via the app.

    Pizza Inn

    Participating Pizza Inn locations offer free buffets and other deals for active and retired military members on Veterans Day.

    Primanti Bros.

    Free classic sandwich on Veterans Day.

    PrimoHoagies

    Veterans receive a free 20-ounce beverage and one-ounce bag of chips when you purchase a Primo-size hoagie on Veterans Day.

    Quaker Steak & Lube

    All military veterans, active duty and Reservist service members receive free or discounted meals (up to $15), plus a free nonalcoholic beverage at participating locations on Veterans Day.

    QuikTrip (QT)

    On Veterans Day, enjoy a free Big Q or coffee. Current and former military, show ID at checkout.

    RA Sushi

    Retired and active military receive a free shareable meal today when you dine in on Veterans Day.

    Rapid Fire Pizza

    Veterans and active-duty military get a free dessert pizza or cheezy bread with the purchase of an entrée on Veterans Day.

    Red Lobster

    On Veterans Day, to thank veterans, active-duty military and reservists, Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert from its select Veterans Day menu. To receive the offer, show a valid military ID.

    Red Robin

    Veterans and active military who are Red Robin Royalty members can redeem their free tavern double burger with steak fries any time between Nov. 12 and Nov. 30 for dine-in or to go. The offer will be automatically uploaded to your dashboard.

    Rock & Brews

    Rock & Brews is offering all active-duty military, veterans and first responders a free pulled pork sandwich or strawberry fields salad on Veterans Day at participating locations nationwide.

    Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

    All veterans can enjoy a free entrée from a select Veterans Day menu on Veterans Day

    Rodizio Grill

    Nov. 9-12, veterans eat free with the purchase of at least one adult full-size Rodizio meal. Must show proof of service to receive a discount. Dates may vary by location.

    Roy Rogers

    Stop by your local Roy Rogers for a free Uncle Ralph’s brownie with any purchase. On Veterans Day at participating locations.

    Sagebrush Steakhouse

    All veteran and active-duty personnel receive a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day. Offer valid 11a.m.-10 p.m.

    Saxby’s

    Free twelve-oz. cup of liquid courage dark roast on Veterans Day.

    Scooter’s Coffee

    Veterans past and present receive a free drink on Veterans Day.

    Shane’s Rib Shack

    Military personnel and veterans will receive a free sandwich combo meal at participating Shane’s Rib Shack locations. Offer valid Nov. 11-Nov. 13.

    Shari’s Café

    Free slice of pie, and buy-one-get-one-free entrée for all current and former military on Veterans Day. Valid for dine-in and takeout only.

    Sheetz

    On Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free 6-inch turkey sub and a regular-size fountain drink at any location. Plus a free car wash.

    Shoney’s

    Shoney’s says thank you to America’s heroes by offering a free all-you-care-to-eat breakfast to all veterans and active-duty military members on Veterans Day until 11 a.m.

    Silver Fox

    Veterans and active-duty military personnel are offered a free entrée up to $45 in value on Veterans Day. An empty table will be set to remember the fallen who never returned home.

    Smashburger

    Veterans and active-duty military get a free double classic smash on Veterans Day.

    Smokey Bones

    Free desserts on Veterans Day, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. for active-duty and retired military members.

    Smoothie King

    Free 20-ounce smoothie with a military ID on Veterans Day.

    Snarf’s Sandwiches

    All active military and veterans receive a free seven-inch nonspecialty sandwich. This in-store offer is only available on Veterans Day.

    Sonny’s BBQ

    On Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military with valid ID will receive a free pulled or sliced pork sandwich plus a voucher for free BBQ egg rolls on a future visit. Dine-in or takeout only.

    Starbucks

    On Veterans Day, active-duty service members, Reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee.

    Sticky Fingers Ribhouse

    Veterans can enjoy a free pulled pork sandwich and fries all day on Veterans Day.

    TA Stopping Centers

    All active-duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service can enjoy a complimentary meal from a select menu that includes a beverage on Veterans Day, at any participating Country Pride or Iron Skillet restaurant nationwide.

    Taco Cabana

    All veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free ground beef or shredded chicken taco on Veterans Day and on the second Tuesday of every month. Use COUPON290.

    Taco John’s

    On Veterans Day, all active, reserve, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military can get a free small beef #1 combo meal by redeeming the offer in the Taco John’s app.

    Tap House Grill

    On Veterans Day, all active, inactive and retired military personnel can get a free meal and a Sam Adams pint while supplies last.

    TCBY

    First six-ounces are free for veterans and active military on Veterans Day.

    Texas Roadhouse

    On Friday, Nov. 11, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., the restaurants will distribute meal vouchers, valid through May 30, 2022. Vouchers can be redeemed for one of 10 entrees including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee.

    Thirsty Lion

    All veterans and active-duty military members eat free with a valid military I.D. this Veterans Day.

    Torchy’s Tacos

    Veterans and active U.S. military members can enjoy a complimentary taco and beverage from a select Veterans Day menu on Veterans Day.

    TravelCenters of America

    This Veterans Day, all active-duty military and veterans are offered a complimentary meal at participating locations.

    Tucanos

    Free churrasco meal with the purchase of another churrasco meal (or a half-price meal available for veterans dining solo). Plus, post a selfie at Tucano’s and get a free dessert certificate. Nov. 9-Nov. 11.

    Twin Peaks

    In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active-duty military and reservists can eat for free from a select menu on Veterans Day.

    Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill

    On Veterans Day, all past and present military members get a free entrée or individual pizza with the purchase of a second of equal or greater value.

    Upshot Coffee

    FREE batch brew with any purchase.

    Village Inn

    Free V.I.B. breakfast on Veterans Day.

    Wawa

    Free coffee for veterans, active duty and family members on Veterans Day.

    Weigel’s Stores

    Veterans can enjoy a free coffee on Veterans Day.

    Wendy’s

    Wendy’s nationwide are offering a free small breakfast combo with valid military ID on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary.

    White Castle

    On Veterans Day, White Castle offers veterans and active military members a free Combo Meal #1 – #6 or Breakfast Combo Meal with a military ID. 

    Wienerschnitzel

    On Veterans Day, Wienerschnitzel is offering a free chili dog with a small fry and a small Pepsi to veterans and active-duty service members. Bring your military ID or dress in a uniform.

    Wild Wing Cafe

    Get a complimentary meal from a select menu (12-piece nuggets, entrée salad, specialty burger or wrap) on Veterans Day.

    WingHouse Bar and Grill

    Show your military ID and get your choice of a free buffalo chicken sandwich, cheeseburger or boneless wings on Veterans Day.

    Yard House

    Veterans and active-duty military will receive a complimentary appetizer on Veterans Day with a valid military ID. The offer is valid for dine-in only.

    Yogurtology

    On Veterans Day, Yogurtology will offer a free five-ounce frozen yogurt to all veterans and active military personnel who visit one of its locations.

    Zaxby’s

    At participating locations only, on Veterans Day, get free boneless wings for all current and former military members.

    Ziggi’s Coffee

    Veterans get a free 16-ounce drink on Veterans Day at all Ziggi’s Coffee locations.

    Restaurant Discounts on Food for Veterans Day 2021

    California Dreaming

    On Nov. 11, California Dreaming is honoring military veterans and active military with 50% off of an entree.

    Eat’n Park

    All active and former U.S. military personnel will receive a special 10% discount for the month of November.

    Fogo de Chão

    Veterans receive 50% off, and their guests (up to three) receive 10% off on Veterans Day.

    Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

    All veterans will receive 25% off on Veterans Day.

    Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House

    Meals 20% off on Veterans Day for all veterans.

    Jet’s Pizza

    On Veterans Day, America’s military veterans, retirees and active-duty personnel can order 50% off menu-priced pizzas with a military ID. Pick up orders only. Not available online.

    Joe’s Crab Shack

    On Veterans Day, all veterans can enjoy 20% off. Valid for parties up to four.

    Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant

    All veterans and active-duty military personnel receive 50% off their entrée. Valid for dine-in only with valid military ID.

    Mimi’s Cafe

    Now through Nov. 13, 2021, 20% off for veterans and their families.

    Morton’s The Steakhouse

    All current and former military members enjoy 20% off on Veterans Day. Valid for parties up to four. Must show valid ID.

    Mountain Mike’s

    Enjoy 15% off any large pizza this Veterans Day.

    Texas de Brazil

    Veterans receive 25% off dinner Nov. 9-Nov. 12.

    Tijuana Flats

    Active military and veterans will receive 50% off all adult entrées with a valid ID on Veterans Day. The offer is valid for in-store and takeout orders. Orders may also be placed online on the Tijuana Flats rewards app.

    Willy’s Mexicana Grill

    For all of Military Appreciation Month, Willy’s Mexicana Grill is offering 20% off active-duty and veteran’s purchases. Offer is valid through Nov. 30 with a valid military I.D.

    State and Local Veterans Day Meal Discounts for 2021

    Atlas Restaurant Group – Maryland and Texas

    Atlas Group restaurants offer 50% discount for active military and military veterans on Nov. 11. Restaurants include The Admiral’s Cup, Azumi, Bygone, The Choptank, The Elk Room, Harbor East, Italian Disco, Loch Bar, Maximon, Monarque, Ouzo Bay, Ouzo Beach and Tagliata.

    Bombshells Restaurant & Bar – Texas

    Bombshells Restaurant & Bar locations will provide free meals for veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day. Accompanying family members will receive a 20% discount.

    Bowl & Barrel – Texas

    Current and former military service members can each get a complimentary burger in a bag on Veterans Day.

    Buffalo’s Cafe & Express – Georgia

    On Nov. 11 all active-duty military members and veterans with a valid ID can get a free meal at participating locations.

    Bully Brew Coffee – North Dakota

    On Nov. 11, veterans can stop by for a free 16-ounce brewed coffee.

    Burntwood Tavern – Ohio

    Burntwood Tavern invites military veterans and active military to stop in on Nov. 11 to receive free lunch or dinner.

    Bush’s Chicken – Texas

    All veterans can get a free individual value meal on Nov. 11.

    Carrow Restaurants – California

    Military members and veterans with valid ID can buy one entree and get another one free on Nov. 11, along with a free slice of pie.

    Calhoun’s – Tennessee

    Each military member can enjoy a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 11. Proof of service is required.

    Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille – Rhode Island

    Lunch or dinner from a select menu is free to all veterans on Nov. 11

    Chompie’s – Arizona

    Active, retired and former military service personnel with valid military IDs can get 20% off entrees on Nov. 11.

    Coborns – Minnesota

    On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., all active, reserve, former and retired military and national guardsmen can enjoy a free chicken dinner. A guest can get a half-price meal.

    Dairi-O – North Carolina

    All veterans and active duty military members can receive a free combo.

    DeFelice Bros. Pizza – Ohio

    Veterans enjoy a free pasta dinner on Nov. 11.

    Delia’s Tamales – Texas

    Each veteran who visits any of the seven locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will receive a dozen tamales and a 32-ounce drink or coffee for free.

    DH Lescombes Winery & Bistro – Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington, NM

    All U.S. military veterans and active military can enjoy a free meal this Veterans Day.

    Domino C-Stores – Ohio

    Domino C-stores are offering veterans and military service members with valid ID a free drink in honor of Veterans Day.

    Duffy’s Sports Grill – Florida

    Military veterans and active duty military members can eat free on Nov. 11with the purchase of an additional meal.

    District Doughnut – Washington, D.C.

    On Nov. 11, veterans and service members can get a free hot coffee and 15% off other products at District Doughnut locations.

    Fired Pie – California

    Fired Pie offers a free entree to military members in uniform and veterans with valid military IDs on Nov. 11.

    Founding Farmers, Farmers Fishers Bakers and affiliates

    50% discount for active duty and retired military personnel and Founding Farmers locations.

    Hot Table Panini – Massachusetts

    Receive a free medium panini when you show a military or veterans’ ID on Nov. 11.

    Hutch’s – Oklahoma

    On Nov. 11, each veteran will receive a free hot or cold fountain drink at any Hutch’s location.

    Ker’s WingHouse Bar and Grill – Florida

    Military members and veterans can get a free meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

    King’s Family Restaurant – Pennsylvania

    On Nov. 11, veterans can eat free from a special menu.

    Long Doggers – Florida

    On Nov. 11, Long Doggers will give away four free Long Dog platters for the month of November. Pick up your honor card on Veteran’s Day to use throughout the month.

    MacKenzie River Restaurants – Montana

    All military veterans and active military can receive 25% off for their entire table this Veteran’s Day.

    McGrath’s Fish House – Oregon

    Each military veteran and active military gets a free meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

    Parry’s Pizza and Taphouse – Colorado

    Veterans and military members with valid military ID can get a full-size entree and fountain drink receive a full-size entrée and fountain drink for FREE this Veterans Day, 11/11/21 with a valid Military ID or proof of service.

    Persy’s Place – Massachusetts

    Receive a complimentary meal and drink on Nov. 11.

    Pluckers Wing Bar

    Military veterans and active-duty military members can enjoy a free meal on Nov. 11 with a valid military ID.

    Reasor’s – Oklahoma

    Each military veteran or active service member will receive a free meal on Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00

    S & B Burger Joint – Oklahoma

    Military veterans and active-duty service members with valid ID can enjoy a free classic cheeseburger and fries this Veterans Day.

    Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Oregon

    Military veterans and active military can get one free entree and one non-alcoholic beverage each on Veterans Day at all three locations. The offer is valid for dine-in only. A valid military ID is required.

    Rise Up Coffee

    Rise Cup Coffee locations offer service members and veterans with a valid military ID a free drink on Veterans Day.

    Sickies Garage Burgers and Brews – North Dakota

    Veterans and service members can receive a free Garage Burger on Nov. 11. Present your military or veteran ID card to receive one free Garage Burger or 20% off a call-in to-go order.

    Salvatore’s Old Fashioned Pizzeria – New York

    Get a free pizza on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The offer is valid for dine-in, curbside pickup and pickup only.

    TooJay’s – Florida

    Veterans and active-duty military can eat free from a select Veterans Day menu on Nov. 11.

    Wave Transit – North Carolina

    Veterans can travel free on Wave Bus and DART on Veterans Day.

    Willy’s Mexicana Grill – Georgia

    All November long, active duty and prior military personnel can enjoy 20% off their meals with a valid ID.


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    Tips Before Heading Out to Claim Your Free Veterans Day Meal or Discount

    • Review the official site information and rules before heading out to claim your free Veterans Day meal. While we search and uncover official information, businesses may accidentally list a prior years promotion.
    • Be sure to bring proof of military service, DD214, uniform photo or be in uniform. Proof of military service varies by company. It’s possible to claim your free Veterans Day meal using an ID with a veteran designation. See the list of states now offering a Veterans designation on a driver’s license.
    • Pay attention to the dates on the Veterans Day offer as some offers are for days other than Veterans Day or extended over several days.
    • Most of the restaurant free Veterans Day meals are for dine-in only.
    • Verify that you’re eligible for the offer.
    • You should tip your server.  They’re working hard to serve you and depend on the income. We recommend tipping on the actual cost of the meal.
    • Many of these promotions include small print that says participating locations only.  Unfortunately, individual franchisees may choose not to participate.  Fortunately, some franchisees participate even if the corporate company does not.
    • Call ahead if you’re unsure about anything.
    • Thank you for your service!

    Veterans Day Free Meals FAQ

    How often are these Veterans Day discounts updated?

    We’re updating this page multiple times each day leading up to Veterans Day as we find more free meals, deals, and discounts. Keep checking back to see the latest Veterans Day deals!

    Do I Need Proof of Service for the Free Meals on Veterans Day?

    Yes, most restaurants will ask for proof of service to receive your free meals and discounts. Be sure to bring your Military ID, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card or separation papers with you to be on the safe side.

    Do families get free meals and discounts for Veterans Day?

    Most of the time, Veterans Day discounts and freebies are reserved for active-duty military members and veterans. Occasionally a restaurant will extend a discount to the entire ticket, but this is uncommon. If we find a family deal from a business, we’ll include these details in our description.

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