Veterans Day 2023 Free Meals & Discounts (11/11)
Veteran’s Day is Saturday, November 11, 2023. So, we compiled a list of Veterans Day Freebies, free stuff, free meals, deals, coupons, savings, and discounts for military and veterans in honor of Veterans Day. These Veterans Day Military freebies, deals, and discounts are meant as a small token of our appreciation.
Whether you take advantage of the offers listed or not, we want to say to you: Thank You for Your Service!
Proof of Military Service for Veteran’s Day Freebies
Please keep in mind most places will require Proof of Military Service. Of course, “proof” can be in the form of military ID which includes a Military ID CARD (active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Drivers License with Military Designation, or a Veterans Organization Card. Because you deserve it, enjoy this huge list of Veterans Day Freebies. After all, it’s the least we can do to show our support and gratitude.
You can also donate your coupons to the troops!
Verify Veterans Day Freebies
Unless otherwise noted, these freebies are for active military and veterans on Veterans Day. First, it’s a good idea to call to verify locations, times, and participation. Because some Veterans Day Freebies we have listed are franchises and may have different policies in place for various locations. Second, some of these offers are available on days before or after Veterans Day, as noted. Then, check for dates on the offers. Finally, check with your local restaurants and businesses for specials for Veterans Day. Lastly, enjoy!
All the Restaurants Giving Free Food for Veterans Day
Please check back as we update this list for 2023!
Most local bars and restaurants are fulfilling Budweiser’s wish to give all Veterans a free beer! Read about how Budweiser is giving away free beer on Veterans Day.
Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 11 at 110 Grill.
7-Eleven Veteran’s Day Freebie
Active duty, Retiree, Veteran, Reserve/National Guard, and dependents can grab a free Quarter-Pound Big Bite 100% all-beef hot dog at 7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes stores. Of course, you’ll want to grab their free app!
Additionally, Veterans can score a free coffee or Big Gulp in the 7-Eleven loyalty app, 7REWARDS.
In the past, participating Abuelo’s locations gave away a free entrée from the special Veteran’s Day menu on 11/11. This year, they’re donating $1 to Honor Flight for each Chile con Queso and Queso Diablo appetizer they sell. Abuelo’s has 29 locations, in Texas and Oklahoma.
Ahipoki is giving free fountain drinks when you donate to veterans’ charities. Ahipoki Bowl is a quick serve restaurant which fuses Japanese and Hawaiian flavors coupled with a fresh fish experience. They have locations in Arizona and California.
Applebee’s is offering a free meal for all veterans on Veteran’s Day.
Available on November 11, 2023 at participating Applebee’s® only. Dine-in only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Beverage and gratuity not included. U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military simply show proof of military service. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e., American Legion, VFW), photograph of yourself in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214 and citation or commendation. Limit 1 meal per U.S. Veteran or Active Duty Military.
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar is offering the first 24 veterans in the door a free beer. They currently have 17 locations, which include franchises in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, along with their 10 corporate locations throughout the central Pennsylvania region. This offer only applies to the corporate locations.
Aspen Grill is located in TX, IN, and KY, and is treating veterans a free meal on 11/11! Apen Grill is honoring all veterans with a free meal served with complimentary sides from a special menu, including a juicy double cheeseburger, mile-high meatloaf, Hawaiian chicken, Asiago chicken pasta, crispy fried catfish, or Aspen chicken classic salad (no side with the Aspen).
Bagger Dave’s Tavern
In past years, Bagger Dave’s, with locations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, offered a Free Great American Cheeseburger and Fries for Military on 11/11. We’ll let you know what they announce for this year.
In the past, Veterans or active duty military members with proper ID, could receive a free breakfast for dine in only at Baker’s Square. We’re still waiting to see if that’s still the deal this year.
Bandana’s Bar-B-Q has multiple locations in MO, IL, IN, IA, and KY. In past years, Veterans and active-duty military members with proper ID could get a free BBQ meal on Veteran’s Day.
Once again, Bar Louie is offering the men and women who have served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces, a free craft burger of their choice when they dine in on 11/11. Of course, a valid military ID is required and the offer may vary by location, so call ahead.
Everyone can sign up for Louie’s Crew, their rewards program, for birthday freebies!
Find Bar Louie across the nation, in AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, IA, KY, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NC, OH, PA,SC, TN, TX, VA and WI.
Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii
On Veterans Day 2023, veterans and active-duty military can get a free cup of coffee from participating Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii locations. Despite the name, they’re actually located nationwide — not just in Hawaii.
Bad Ass Coffee is also the sponsor of the Cup O’ Joe program, through which you can donate coffee to U.S. troops. To date, Bad Ass Coffee has shipped over 14,500 bags of coffee to service personnel around the world.
Veterans can receive a free All American Burger with Cheese on 11/11.
Ben’s Soft Pretzels
Veterans and active military usually can get a Free Jumbo Soft Pretzel on 11/11 at Ben’s Soft Pretzels. Keep checking back as we update for this year.
In past years BiBiBop Asian Grill has offered a Free Bowl for the military on 11/11. Hopefully, they announce the plan for this year.
At participating Biggby Coffee locations, Veterans can show their military ID to score a free 16 ounce beverage of choice on Veterans Day. Biggby Coffee has over 280 stores open across 12 states: Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Idaho, and Indiana.
BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse
Veterans and active-duty military with proper ID can receive a free entree at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse on 11/11.
Black Angus Steakhouse
Black Angus is offering an All-American Steak Plate for just $10.99 for veterans and active-duty military with proper ID on 11/11. Join their Prime Club and get free dessert now, and a free steak dinner on your birthday. Black Angus Steakhouse has 32 locations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, and Hawaii.
Veterans and active-duty military with proper ID can receive a free, comforting meal at Bob Evans on 11/11. There will be a special menu with 7 home-style options to choose from.
On Veterans’ Day, we’re honored to provide a comforting meal to veterans and active-duty military. On November 11, we’ll be offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active duty military FREE* at their local Bob Evans Restaurant.
Bombshells Restaurant & Bar
If you’re in the military, stop by Bombshells Restaurant & Bar and claim your free meal with a soft drink on Veteran’s Day. According to this press release, Your accompanying family can get 20% off a meal. They have 12 locations, all in Texas.
To qualify for the free offer and discount, veterans and active servicemembers of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are asked to present military ID, such as U.S. Uniformed Services or Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, veterans’ organization card (e.g., American Legion or VFW), or military discharge (DD214). The free offer and discount are not eligible for rain checks, gift cards, or take-out. All other days of the year veterans and active service members can receive a 20% discount on all items.
Families and veterans are encouraged to bring a photo of a servicemember they wish to honor (ideally 8×10) in uniform. Bombshells plans to frame and hang them on a “Wall of Honor” in each restaurant.
Bowl & Barrel
With three locations in Texas, Bowl & Barrel is giving FREE Burgers in a bag to Active Duty and Veterans.
Brick House Tavern + Tap
Veterans and Military get 20% off a meal at Brick House Tavern + Tap on Veteran’s Day this year. Brick House has locations in CO, IL, FL, KY, MO, NJ, NY, OH, and TX.
Veterans, reserve, and active duty get a free medium hot or iced coffee at Brueggers with breakfast purchase on Veteran’s Day.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Military personnel and their families (up to 4 people) can receive 20% off at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on November 11th.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Veterans and current military personnel can get a free, 10-piece order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries free on Veteran’s Day. This offer is valid for dine in and takeout orders. BWW GO locations are included! BDubs has more than 1,200 locations nationwide. While you’re at it, sign up for the Buffalo eClub Rewards Program to get free food on your birthday.
Located in Ohio and Florida, Burntwood Tavern will offer a free lunch or dinner for veterans or active duty military with proper ID on 11/12.
Calhoun’s, a Tennessee restaurant, is offering Veterans and current military members a free meal on Veteran’s Day, from 10:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
California Pizza Kitchen CPK
California Pizza Kitchen is offering veterans and active military a free entree and nonalcoholic drink on Veterans Day 2023. This free meal is valid for dine-in only with a valid military ID.
In alliance with nonprofit Disabled Americans Veterans, CPK will donate 20% of its sales from Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 to DAV.
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can receive a 50% off their entree at California Dreaming on Veteran’s Day. They have locations in Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can receive 50% off their entree on 11/11. They are located in Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Veterans and military can receive a free meal (up to $20) at Cantina Laredo. This is for dine-in only, on Veterans Day. They have locations in AR, FL, LA, MN, MO, TX, and VA.
Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick is giving away a Free Chick Special for military personnel on Veterans Day. Service members must be in uniform or present a valid military ID to enjoy this deal. They have locations in AL, AR, IL, IN, FL, GA, KY, MI, MO, OH, OK, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV.
Veterans and current military members can get a free meal at Chili’s on Friday, November 11th. Choices of meals are as follows: Margarita Grilled Chicken, Just Bacon Burger, and Cajun Chicken Pasta. Valid for dine-in only. Chili’s is nationwide, however, there are 7 states and territories without one.
- Veterans and active duty military members get 20% off a single entree every day of the year with Chompie’s Military program. Chompies has locations in Arizona.
Chophouse ’47 is a fine-dining restaurant is located in South Carolina. Once again, they are offering veterans and active duty military members an entree from the full menu for half-off on 11/11.
Chophouse New Orleans
Chophouse New Orleans in Louisiana, is offering Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID half off an entree from the full menu on Veteran’s Day.
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can get a free adult buffet on 11/11 with a coupon at CiCi’s. Everyone can get a free drink when they join the rewards program, as well as possible birthday freebies. They have nearly 300 locations nationwide in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NE, NC, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, and VA.
At City Barbeque, Veterans and current military members with proper ID can receive a free sandwich, a side, and a regular beverage on 11/11.
Claim Jumper Restaurant & Bar
At Claim Jumper, Veterans and current military members with proper ID would receive a free entree on Veteran’s Day, according to this press release. The free meal options include BBQ Chicken Salad, Classic Cheeseburger, Black Tie Pasta, Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Shrimp, Country Fried Steak, and Southern Fried Chicken. Claim Jumper has locations in AZ, CA, IL, LA, NV, OR, and WA.
Cocos Bakery Restaurant
Last year Coco’s offered all veterans and active duty service members a free slice of pie, along with a “Buy One, Get One” free meal deal on 11/11. Military can also get 10% off at Coco’s every day. Coco’s Bakery Restaurant is located in California and Arizona. It is a sister restaurant to Carrow’s and Shari’s.
Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill
Colton’s Steak House & Grill is giving free entrees to active, former, or retired military from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., on November 11th. They have 40 locations in AR, IL, KY, MI, MO, OK and TN.
Connors Steak and Seafood
Veterans and current military members with proper ID received 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree on 11/11, at Connors Steak & Seafood. They have locations in AL, FL, and TN.
On Friday, Nov. 11, all veterans and active-duty military are invited to order their favorite Coolgreens or try a new sandwich, wrap, salad or bowl on the house. Offer valid with military ID and meal valued up to $15 on Veterans Day only, according to this press release. Coolgreens currently has 11 fast-casual restaurants in Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska and Florida.
Cotton Patch Cafe
Each year, Veterans and current military members with proper ID can receive a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken meal on Veterans Day at Cotton Patch Cafe. They have several locations throughout Texas.
Country Kitchen has many locations across the country. To show thanks this Veteran’s Day, they are offering a free country scramble meal for veterans and active-duty military with proper ID on Nov 11th,.
Country Pride Restaurants in TA Truck Stops
Veterans and active-duty military members with proper ID can receive a free meal at Country Pride on Veterans Day. Additionally, Firefighters, Police Officers & Active Military in uniform receive 25% off their restaurant bill every day. They have locations nationwide.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is celebrating Military Family Appreciation Month, throughout the month of November. Cracker Barrel will serve a complimentary dessert to our nation’s military heroes on Veterans Day; Company, Foundation donate up to $100,000 to Operation Homefront in November. Cracker Barrel is nationwide, with only 5 states that don’t have a location.
Veterans and current military members with proper ID can receive a free meal at Crooked Pint on 11/11. These restaurants are located all over the Midwest. Additionally, Vets save 10% every day of the year.
Dairy Queen Veterans Day Freebie
Usually, Dairy Queen offers a free Blizzard or other sweet treat on Veterans Day on their social media! We’ll keep you posted!
Denny’s Veterans Day Free Meal
Veterans and current military personnel with ID can receive a free Denny’s Build Your Own Grand Slam which includes more than 10 menu options. This freebie is valid on Veteran’s Day, anytime from 5 a.m. to noon.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Dickeys Barbecue Pit offers a free pulled pork sandwich on 11/11 with Military ID.
VETERANS EAT FREE ON VETERANS DAY
To give our thanks to those who served, we’re feeding offering a Free Pulled Pork Sandwich for every active duty or retired military on November 11th.
Valid In-store, and Online/ App for Carryout, with Code VETFREE.
Must show Military ID, DD-214, or Veterans Card. One per person, not valid with any other offer or discount
Drake’s Come Play
Veterans and active duty can receive a free meal at Drake’s on Veteran’s Day (excludes alcohol.) They are located in Kentucky.
Veterans can enjoy this sweet deal and score a ree doughnut at Dunkin’ Donuts’ on Veterans Day. No purchase or military ID is required.
Eat N Park
Veterans and current military members can receive a 10% discount at Eat n Park for the entire month of November.
In honor of Veterans Month, veterans and their families can take 10% off their dine-in purchase all November long! Just show your military ID at the restaurant to receive the discount. We’re honored to have veterans as both guests and team members, and we thank them for their service!
Einstein Bros Bagels
Einstein Bros. Bagels offers a free hot or iced medium coffee to active or retired veteran on November 11. We’ll keep you posted if they have an offer in 2021. They are located in Denver, CO.
Emmett’s Social Table
Military in North or South Carolina, stop by Emmet’s Social Table and get a free meal up to $15 on Veteran’s Day.
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID will get a free Famous Dave’s Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich + Side. This offer is valid for dine-in, to go, and online ordering. If ordering online you will need to use the code VETERAN at checkout. Dave’s delicious barbecue can be found in 185 restaurants in some 35 states, primarily Minnesota, Illinois, California, and Wisconsin.
Farmer Boys is giving veterans and active duty military members with proper ID a receive a free Big Cheese cheeseburger with fries on 11/11. Farmer Boys – has over 100 restaurants in Arizona, California and Nevada.
Veterans can get a free regular spaghetti meal with meat or marinara sauce at Fazoli’s on Veterans Day. Fazoli’s has locations in 26 states, including: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI.
54th Street Grill
At 54th Street Grill, veterans and Active Duty Military with ID can get a free entree (up to $12) on Friday, November 11.
Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill
Dine with a Veteran or Active Duty Service Member on November 11, and their lunch or dinner is Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill treat! There are 50 locations in 19 states — primarily in the Eastern and Central U.S., and Arizona.
* Receive one complimentary military entrée (equal to or less than your entrée purchase). Dine in only. Not for resale. Not replaceable if lost or stolen. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer including restaurant week items. One offer per Inner Circle member per visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid at participating restaurants only. Valid on November 11, 2021.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is giving away free Original Double Combos to Veterans on Veterans Day, in the form of a meal card which can be used through Nov. 30. Freddy’s has 450+ locations, nationwide.
Frisch’s Big Boy
Veterans and active-duty military can stop by on Veterans Day and receive a free Big Boy, fries and a drink with a valid ID. Frisch’s Big Boy has locations in OH and KY.
Friendly’s celebrates Veterans Day by giving free food. Veterans and active duty military members can receive a breakfast, lunch or dinner on Nov. 11th. A total of 126 Friendly’s are spread across Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
Genghis Grill is giving veterans a free small Chef Bowl or Create Your Own Bowl on Veterans Day. To qualify, veterans must present a valid military ID, or show up in uniform; and dine-in. Genghis Grill has locations across the southern United States.
Glory Days Grill
Glory Days Grill is offering 10% off the entire bill for veterans on November 11. Plus, they’re donating to a veterans charity. They are located in MD, and WV.
Gold Star Chili
Veterans and active duty military members can receive a free bowl of regular 3-way chili and beverage at Gold Star Chili on 11/11. Gold Star Chili restaurants are located in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Golden Corral Buffet Free Meal for Military
Each year, Golden Corral hosts Military Appreciation Night, from 5 p.m. until closing on Veterans Day. They give away free meal and drink for veterans and active duty military. To get a free meal, you must dine in at the restaurant. ID is not required, and promotion does not apply to spouse or family members. They have locations in almost every state nationwide.
Veterans and active duty military members can get a free Green Mill menu item for lunch or dinner or 11/11. Veterans also get a 10% discount throughout the year.
Grillsmith offers a Free entree on 11/11 for military. They have a handful of locations in Florida.
Grub Kitchen & Bar
In past years, Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID could get a free entree on 11/11 at Grub Burger Bar. No word yet on this year. They have locations in FL, GA, LA, and TX.
Once again, Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can receive 50% off an entree on Veteran’s Day at Gulfstream Cafe. They’re located in South Carolina.
Half Day Brewing Co
In the past, Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID could receive a free meal on 11/11 at Half Day Brewing Co. Check in with them to see if they’re doing it again this year.
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can receive a free hamburger, regular fries, and a small Pepsi at Hamburger Stand on Veterans Day. This regional fast food chain is located in the western United States. Besides its low-cost burgers, the restaurant’s menu features items from its sister companies Wienerschnitzel and Tastee-Freez at some of its locations. The Stand has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can received a free meal on 11/11. And, Vets can save 15% every day. Harriets Inn is located in Minnesota.
HomeTown Buffet – Free buffet plus beverage for the military on 11/11. Of course, they also have Military Mondays with special prices for veterans, reserves, active duty, and their families!
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can get a free Hooters meal on Veterans Day 2023. They have the following menu items to choose from: Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger, and a 10-Piece Boneless Wings. A drink purchase is required to get this free meal, valid for dine-in only.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Veterans and active-duty service members can stop in for a free Classic Burger with fries on 11/11. Hopdoddy Burger Bar is located in AZ, CA, CO, GA, TN, and TX.
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House
Veterans and active-duty military with proper receive 20 percent off their meal on Veterans Day. Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House has locations in Pennsylvania.
In years past military got $10 off a $30 food purchase at participating locations on Veterans Day. We’ll keep you posted for this years offer. Houlihan’s has locations in AR, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, MN, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA… and most impressively, on Mars.
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can get a free Huddle House MVP Breakfast Platter on Veterans Day 2023. This meal includes two eggs, sausage or bacon, hash browns or fresh fruit, a waffle or pancake, and a choice of grits or a biscuit, and is for dine-in only.
Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders
- In the past, Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders offered a free meal for veterans when you purchase a meal and two drinks on 11/11. They haven’t announced anything for this year yet but we’ll keep you posted! They have locations in AL, FL, GA, MI, NV, NC, OH, SC, and TN.
Hurricane Grill & Wings
At participating Hurricane Grill & Wings locations, Vets and Active Duty military can enjoy a free meal on Veteran’s Day. Hurricane Grill and Wings currently has 70 locations open or under construction in 15 states, including AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NY, and TX.
IHOP Veteran’s Day Free Meal
Each year, the International House of Pancakes gives a free red, white, and blueberry pancakes to all Veterans! Stop by with a valid Military ID, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, to get this deal in store. IHOP restaurants can be found nationwide.
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant
- In the past, Veterans and active duty military members received a free burger or sandwich and non-alcoholic beverage on Veteran’s Day. We’ll keep checking! Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant has locations in PA, GA, NJ, DE, and SC.
- Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can receive a free meal on 11/11. Iron Skillet has locations inside TA travel centers.
- Military can get a free meal on Veteran’s Day 2021 with proof of service. J. Christopher’s has locations throughout Georgia.
Joe’s Crab Shack
All service members with proper ID can stop by for a free meal on 11/11. This is only at select locations so make sure you call ahead. Joe’s Crab Shack has locations in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KY, LA, MO, NJ, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, and VA.
Joey D’s Oak Room
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can get 50% off any entree on the full menu on 11/11. Joey D’s Oak Room is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Military and Veterans with valid ID can enjoy a free burger, fries and shake at participating Johnny Rockets locations. Johnny Rocket’s has more than 350 locations internationally, and are located in 37 states, nationwide. Sign up for their Rocket E-Club and get a free burger!
Juice It Up
In the past, military and veterans could receive a free 20 oz. classic smoothies on Nov. 11th. Stay tuned to their social media for updates. Juice It Up is located in CA, NM and TX.
Kings Family Restaurants
Free meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) for veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day. This offer is valid for dine-in only. Kings Family Restaurants has locations in PA.
In the past, Veterans and active duty military members with ID have gotten free a kolache and a cup of coffee on 11/11 from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stay tuned to their social media for updates. Kolache Factory has more than 60 stores primarily located in the Houston, TX area, with additional stores located in San Antonio, TX; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; McAllen, TX; Carmel and Castleton, IN; Brentwood, MO; Deer Creek & Overland Park, KS; Omaha, NE; Albuquerque, NM; Virginia Beach, VA; Tustin and Huntington Beach, CA; and Powdersville, SC.
Typically, service members typically get a free doughnut and coffee on Veteran’s Day. Watch Krispy Kreme‘s social media for announcements about this year!
Usually, military personnel get a free coffee on 11/11. This year they are also holding a fundraiser.
Kwik Fill will hold a customer-supported fundraising campaign to aid active-duty service members, veterans, and their families. Customers will be able to make $1 donations at every Kwik Fill store from November 1st through November 30th. Kwik Fill will also donate a portion of every gallon of gasoline and diesel purchased from November 11th (Veterans Day) through November 28th to Operation Give Thanks.
Kwik Fill /Red Apple Food Mart® now consists of nearly 300 company-owned locations and eight independently owned and operated franchise locations in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Military personnel and Veterans, with ID, can stop by for a free donut and 12 oz. coffee on 11/11. LaMars Donuts has locations in AZ, CO, KS, MO, and NE.
Little Caesars Pizza Free on Veterans Day
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can stop by Little Caesars on Veterans Day 2023, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and receive a free hot-n-ready lunch combo. The combo includes four slices of deep dish pizza and a 20-ounce soft drink.
In the past, this Indianapolis location has offered service members a free entree of choice on Nov.11. Check their social media for updates. Livery Restaurant has three locations in OH and IN.
- Logan’s Roadhouse offers a free meal on Veterans Day, from 3-6 pm, to anyone in the military past or present. There are 135 Logan’s Roadhouse locations throughout twenty-two states.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
All of November this restaurant celebrates Military Family Appreciation Month. Find Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que in AZ, CA, and NV.
Lucky Girl Brewing
Veterans and the military will save 10% every day at Lucky Girl Brewing throughout the year.
In the past, veterans and active duty military members received a special Luna Grill BOGO offer! Buy any signature plate, wrap, or salad & get one free from 11/11-11/13 with valid I.D. They have locations all over CA and some in TX. They have yet to announce any specials for this year, but keep checking.
Margarita Mexican Restaurant
In the past, Veterans and active duty have gotten 50% off any Margarita Mexican Restaurant entrée on 11/11. Watch their social media for this year’s announcements. They have locations in CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, and PA.
Max and Erma’s
Once again, Veterans and active-duty military personnel with ID can receive a free Best Cheeseburger in America at Max and Erma’s. Includes bottomless french fries, a fresh-baked cookie, and a soft drink. Locations in IN, KY, PA and PA.
McCormick’s and Schmicks Seafood Restaurant
Veterans of the U.S. Military, National Guard, Gold Star Parents, and Gold Star Spouses can stop by McCormick’s and Schmicks Seafood Restaurant on Veterans Day. Because, they’re giving a select half priced entrée on Sunday, November 13. They have locations in CA, DC, GA, IL, IN, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, OR, OH, PA, TX, VA, and one catering spot in WA.
Bring the family and with the purchase of a four-course meal, Veterans can eat for free at select Melting Pot locations. Of course, a valid military is needed to redeem the offer. There are nearly 100 Melting Pot fondue restaurants in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt at Menchie’s on 11/11/22. Find locations nationwide.
Veterans and active-duty military members can receive a free sandwich at Mission BBQ on Friday, November 11th.
Nekter Juice Bar
Nékter Juice Bar is offering a free 16 ounce juice or smoothie, all day on Veterans Day for Vets with military ID. Nekter has restaurants in California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Washington State, and North Carolina,
New York Prime
Veterans and active duty military members can receive 50% off an entree on Veteran’s Day at New York Prime. There are three locations in GA, FL and SC.
Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub
- Veterans and active duty military members free lunch from a special menu on 11/11.
“A Free Entree for those who keep us Free”. Veterans and active military personnel, stop by and snag a free meal at O’Charleys. There are over 200 locations across 17 states. Sign up for the O’Club rewards club for free food now and on your birthday.
Olive Garden is treating veterans with military ID to a free meal on Veterans Day 2023. Choose from five popular options: Never-Ending Soup, Salad and Breadsticks, Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Fettuccini Alfredo, and Chicken Parmigiana. This free meal is valid for dine-in only. Of course, Olive Garden has locations nationwide.
All heroes can receive a 10% discount at Outback Steakhouse all year long. Plus, to honor those who serve our country, we are offering a free Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola® product to military veterans and active servicemen and women and their spouses for dine-in on Friday, November 11.
*THE 10% OFF HEROES DISCOUNT is open to nurses, doctors, medical staff, servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters, with corresponding medical, state or federal service ID, plus Military Personnel and their immediate family members who have one of the following forms of identification: (a) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, (b) U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, (c) Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), (d) Veterans Organization Card (i.e. American Legion and VFW), (e) DD214 Certificate, (f) Veteran Identification Card (VIC) or, (g) Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform. Servicemen and women, and Military Personnel and their families with any of the foregoing forms of identification will receive 10% off their entire guest check excluding alcohol and applicable taxes. Discount not available via online ordering – please call to order, present ID and pay at the restaurant. Cannot be used in conjunction any Dine Rewards™ redemption, AARP® Membership Discount or catering order. No cash value. Void where prohibited by law.
**THE FREE BLOOMIN’ ONION AND BEVERAGE PROMOTION is open to all active and retired Military Personnel and their spouses who have one of the following forms of identification on NOVEMBER 11 ONLY: a) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, (b) U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, (c) Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), (d) Veterans Organization Card (i.e. American Legion and VFW), (e) DD214 Certificate, (f) Veteran Identification Card (VIC) or, (g) Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform. Offer includes one FREE Bloomin’ Onion to share. The FREE beverage will be the customer’s choice of any Coca-Cola® product (one beverage for military personnel and one for their spouse). Offer available for dine-in only. Excludes Tax & Gratuity.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
On Veterans Day, participating Perkins locations are giving military personnel and veterans a free Magnificent Seven breakfast. The meal includes two eggs, three pancakes and two bacon strips or sausage. Perkin’s Restaurant and Bakery are located in 32 states throughout the United States.
Veterans and active-duty military members can receive a free meal on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. Perry’s Steakhouse has locations in AL, CO, FL, NC, TN, TX, and VA.
Pilot Flying J
From November 11 – 13, service members and their families verified through ID.me in the myRewards Plus app can receive a free meal credit, valued up to $12. The Veterans Day offer can be redeemed through the myRewards Plus app at participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 Fuel Network travel centers. This year, the $12 Veterans Day meal credit will be a rolling balance, allowing guests to use any remaining balance the next time they stop over Veterans Day weekend during the offer period.Download the Pilot Flying J app to take advantage of all Pilot Flying J offers.
Pluckers Wing Bar
Pluckers Wing Bar is offering veterans and active-duty military personnel a free meal on Veterans Day. They are located in LA and TX.
Quaker Steak & Lube
In past years, Quaker Steak & Lube has offered 50% off any entrée for all veterans and active military personnel. Stay tuned to their social media for updates. They have locations in FL, IA, IN, KY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WV.
Veterans and active duty military members with proper ID can receive a free meal at Red Lobster on Veterans Day. The free meal, Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, features six hand-breaded, butterflied and lightly fried shrimp served with cocktail sauce, french fries and coleslaw. This deal is good for dine-in only. Red Lobster has over 700 locations nationwide. Be sure to also sign up to also get free food on your birthday!
According to this press release, veterans and active-duty military can receive a free Red Robin Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day. Red Robin has over 550 locations nationwide, in almost every state.
Rock & Brews
In past years Rock & Brews has offered the choice of a Free meal for veterans or active duty military with proper ID on 11/11. They have locations in CA, FL, KS, MO, and TX.
In the past, active-duty service personnel and veterans got a free meal from a select menu 11/11. They could choose from Chicken fried chicken stack, Bacon chicken mac ‘n cheese, kolsch-battered fish and chips, or bacon bbq burger. Also, for every pint sold on Veterans Day this year they will donate 25 cents to veterans expeditions. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery has locations in CA, CO, FL, IL, MD, MA, PA, VA, and WI.
Ruby Tuesdays invites all former and active duty service members to dine with us and enjoy a FREE Garden Salad bar. Ruby Tuesday can be found nationwide, in 43 states.
In the past, they offered Veterans and active-duty military members a free meal from a select menu on 11/11. We’ll keep you posted if they announce any new offers for 2021! Sagebrush Steakhouse has multiple locations in North Carolina.
Located in California, SAJJ Mediterraneanhas treated Veterans and active duty military members to a free entree on 11/11. They have several locations throughout California. Keep checking their social media to see if they offer something this year.
In past years Shari’s has offered veterans and active-duty service members a free slice of pie on 11/11. They haven’t said anything about specials for Veterans Day yet but they do offer free pie to everyone with purchase every Wednesday! And, military saves 10% every day, all year long. Sister restaurant to Coco’s and Carrow’s, there are 3 Shari’s locations in ID, NE, and WY.
Shoney’s offers veterans and active-duty military members a free all-you-care-to-eat breakfast bar. Of course, this is on Veterans Day, when they open, starting at 11 am.
The King of Smoothies is honoring Veterans this year on 11/11. At participating locations, Vets can receive a free 20-ounce smoothie. Exact times vary by location, so check with your local Smoothie King. Military ID is required, and this deal is valid in store only. Smoothie King has 1,000 store locations across the U.S.
Veterans can choose any two SONIC food items for $5 on Veterans Day. Select from menu items, such as the Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger, Regular Fritos Chili Cheese Wrap, and Small Jumbo Popcorn Chicken.
In past years, Veterans and active duty have received a free Pulled or Sliced Pork Big Deal Sonny’s Barbecue combo on Veteran’s Day.
Speedway Veteran’s Day Freebie
Active duty, Retiree, Veteran, Reserve/National Guard, and dependents can grab a a free Quarter-Pound Big Bite 100% all-beef hot dog at 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores. Of course, you’ll want to grab their free app!
Starbucks has, in the past, offered a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members, and military spouses at participating stores. This November, they’re donating $200,000 divided evenly between Team Red, White & Blue and Team Rubicon to support our veteran community.
Sticky Fingers BBQ
Sticky Fingers BBQ is offering a free pulled pork sandwich and fries for military 11/11. ID is required. Locations throughout the Southwest.
Stripes Veteran’s Day Freebie
Active duty, Retiree, Veteran, Reserve/National Guard, and dependents can grab a a free Quarter-Pound Big Bite 100% all-beef hot dog at 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores. Of course, you’ll want to grab their free app!
Service members (past and present) can get a Small Beef Taco Combo Meal through the Taco Johns App on Nov. 11.
Tap House Grill
Tarka Indian Kitchen
Last year they offered a free entree for military with US Military ID at in-person checkout on Veterans Day. We’ll keep you posted if they offer anything for the holiday. Tarka Indian Kitchen has throughout Texas.
Veterans and active-duty service members have gotten one free entree from a special menu along with any soft drink or coffee at Texas Corral. They have several locations in Indiana. Stay tuned to their social media to see if they announce a special for this year.
Texas de Brazil
Veterans and active duty military members can receive 25% off dinner at Texas de Brazil, from November 7-17, not including Saturday and Sunday. They have locations in AL, CA, CO, CT, FL, ID, IL, KY, LA, MI, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI.
Veterans and active-duty military personnel can score free lunch at TGIFridays on November 11, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., from a select menu at participating locations. This offer is for dine-in only.
In the past, Veterans and active duty military personnel have gotten a free entrée from a special menu, or 25% off, on Veterans Day. TooJays has locations throughout Florida.
TA Travel Centers of America
Veterans and active duty get a complimentary meal on Veterans Day at TA Travel Centers of America.
Active military and veterans get a free, small Wendy’s breakfast combo meal on 11/11. No purchase is necessary to get this free food.
Veterans and active duty military members with ID can receive a free chili dog, small fries, and 20 oz. drink on November 11th, 2021. Wienerschnitzel locations can be found predominantly in California and Texas, with a few others in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Washington.
At Yard House, Veterans and active-duty military members with proper ID can receive a free appetizer on 11/11.
To honor and celebrate those who have served our country, we invite veterans and active duty military to join us for a complimentary appetizer on Veteran’s Day.
On Veterans Day, participating Zaxby’s locations are giving Military free Boneless Wings Meal, which includes Texas Toast, crinkle fries and ranch sauce, and features five chicken tenders that are tossed in one of eight different sauces. Zaxby’s currently operates more than 670 locations in 16 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
Veterans and active duty military members received a free 16 oz drink at Ziggi’s Coffee. From Colorado, they have expanded to Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Iowa, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Free Admission on Veteran’s Day
Check YOUR local historical centers, museums, National Parks, Amusements Parks & Zoos to see if they have a special.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum offers free museum admission for Veterans and Gold Star families on 11/11.
Free admission for veterans and active-duty military 11/11 thru 11/14 from 11 AM- 4PM at Akron Zoo. Additional guests will get 50% off admission.
Free admission at Anheuser-Busch Parks for active-duty military once per year. Each park has different times they operate so make sure to check your local park before going. You must sign up ahead of time to prove your military status.
Aquarium of the Pacific
Free admission at Aquarium of the Pacific for military 11/11 from 9am-6pm PT.
B&Bs for Vets
B&Bs for Vets connects veterans with inns and bed and breakfasts offering at least one free night’s stay on either November 10th or 11th, 2021.
All veterans, active and retired military and their dependents can receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on November 11 – 15
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
All-year-round military and Veterans can receive 20% off a single-day admission ticket to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden offers $5 off admission tickets are offered all year long for active and past service members.
Admission is free at Colonial Williamsburg for all active, retired, veterans, activated or drilling reservists, National Guard personnel, and up to three guests. This is valid on either Memorial Day weekend or Veterans Day weekend. Other Military discounts are offered all year round.
Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame offers Free admission for military and up to 3 family members on 11/11.
Creation Museum offers 20% off admission on up to 5 tickets all year round. Free admission is offered for former and active duty military on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veteran’s Day.
Des Moines Botanical Center
Des Moines Botanical Center offers Free admission for the military on 11/11.
Georgia Aquarium gives free admission to all current and former members of the United States Armed Forces every Monday in November and December. And a special 30% discount for their families.
Gettysburg National Military Park
On Nov 11th, military members can get free admission to Gettysburg National Military Park.
Great Falls National Park
Free admission to Great Falls National Park all year long for the military. You will have access to over 2,000 recreational sites. National Parks and National Wildlife refuges are also included.
Harley Davidson Museum
Harley Davidson Museum offers many programs and benefits to the Military, Veterans, and their families all year round. They also offer daily discounted rates for entrance into the museum.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Free admission plus 60% percent off up to six tickets to LEGOLAND Florida Resort on Nov. 1-Nov. 20.
Linblad Expeditions has offered veterans and active-duty service members a 20% discount on various tours of military significance. Destinations include The South Pacific, Europe and Japan.
Free general admission to Louisville Zoo on Veterans Day for all military.
Lyon Air Museum
Free admission to Lyon Air Museum for U.S. Veterans from all branches on 11/11.
Michigan Science Center
Michigan Science Center offers free general admission 11/11.
Nashville Zoo offers Free admission to active military personnel, military veterans, and their immediate families on 11/7.
There’s no entrance fees on November 11 for more than 400 National Parks.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Military can receive free admission at National September 11 Memorial & Museum from November 11 through November 14. And, up to three guests can get a 50 percent discount.
9/11 Memorial Museum
9/11 Memorial Museum is offering free admission to active and retired military all year.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Veterans receive free admission plus free parking at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Additionally, other familiy members can take $3.00 off every day.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive all day-use fees at Recreation Areas on 11/11 for Veterans Day.
Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Inn is offering military members and veterans 15% off bookings and stays throughout November and December, with code: VP 623095.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Event virtually on November 11. Activities include live music, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display, and a program honoring all branches of our military. The event starts at 11 am. There is no fee for anyone to attend but they are urging you to make reservations.
San Antonio Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
Free admission for military veterans and their immediate family between the hours of 9 am–3 pm on 11/11
Shenandoah National Park
Free admission for active military and veterans at Shenandoah National Park on Veterans Day. Enjoy a day at a National Park!
The National WW1 Museum and Memorial
The National WW1 Museum and Memorial will have special Veterans Day activities, November 11th through the 14th. Free admission for active duty military and veterans as well as half-priced admission for everyone else.
Thomas Jefferson Monticello
Thomas Jefferson Monticello offers Free admission for US military veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day.
USACE has Free day-use fees on 11/11 for military and their families at USACE recreation all facilities.
USS Midway Museum
Free admission for veterans and active-duty military and up to 2 guests on 11/11 from 10 am-5pm.
Veteran Ticket Foundation
Service members and veterans can request tickets to events that interest them. Then, they’ll pay only a small delivery fee to receive their free tickets from Veteran Ticket Foundation.
World of Coca-Cola
Brides Across America
Brown Bear Car Wash
Crew Carwash – Usually they offer a free car wash for the military on 11/11. We’ll update if they announce for this year.
Last year they offered a free car wash and oil changes for military/veterans on 11/11. Hopefully, they do that again this year!
If you need a haircut, then visit Great Clips for a Free haircut for veterans on 11/11. Non-veterans who get their haircut on Veterans Day will also receive a coupon for a free haircut to gift to a military or service member. The coupon can be used anytime from November 12th-December 10th.
Green Care Volunteers provide free lawn care, landscape, and snow removal services for the military that are deployed, for the length of their deployment. You must apply.
Meineke is giving either a free basic oil change or 50 percent off a synthetic oil change to Veterans. Contact your local shop for more details, and to see if they’re participating.
Operation: Love Reunited
Operation: Love Reunited offers Free professional photography sessions and photo gifts for the military.
Our Military Kids
Our Military Kids awards grants for costs of sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs while the child’s military parent is away at service or recovering from an injury.
Sports Clips offers a Free haircut for any active duty military and veterans on November, 11th.
24 Hour Fitness
Tutor.com has Free online tutoring and homework help for U.S. Military and their families. There is access to on demand tutoring 24/7.
USO offers special discounts and promotions year-round. They help create and mantain connection between military and their families when they are away.
VentureX will host Veterans free during the month of November. At participating locations, for the month of November, all veterans can receive a free Community Membership which includes:
- Access to all shared office amenities and workspaces
- Access to the business member community
- Invites to all member events
- Free high-speed internet
- Free coffee and refreshments
AARP is offering up to 43% off to veterans and military.
Academy Sports – 10% discount between October 24th and November 12th.
Amazon Prime – Last year, they offered a 30 days Prime Membership for free. They have not announced anything yet this year.
Aspen Dental- On November 6th hundreds of locations will offer free services to Veterans. You must make an appointment ahead of time.
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Bed, Bath and Beyond – Offering a 25% discount to active duty and veterans between 11/11 and 11/14.
Big Lots Military can receive 10% off their purchases–eveyday! Must be a Big Lots Rewards member.
Dollar General is offering 11% discount on in-store purchases, or, using promo code MILITARY11 for online purchases on 11/11.
Eye Express – 20% off prescription eyewear purchases for the military and their families every day.
Family Dollar is giving military and veterans 20% off on their instore purchases November 11th-14th.
Food Lion has partnered with Operation Homefront to help provide meals to those Military in need.
General Motors Military Discount
GM is offering special discounts to the military between 11/2 through 11/30.
Goodyear Auto Service
Goodyear Auto Service will give veterans and active-duty military a 10% discount on tires and services every day with a valid military ID. Grab this offer between Nov. 10-14, and redeem service by Nov. 17.
Kohls offers 15% off on Mondays for active duty, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members.
Target– This nationwide reatailor will offer a 10% discount from October 31st-November 13th.
Lowe’s offers a 10% discount every day for the military and their family members. You must sign up for their Military Discount Program.
Mattress Firm gives a 10% off of purchase for veterans and active-duty military and their families all year round.
Office Depot – Get 20% off qualifying regular-priced items in-store to all veterans and active duty military as well as their dependendents.
Publix – Military will save 10% on groceries on November 11.
Rack Room Shoes
Rack Room Shoes will give Military personnel and their dependents a 10% discount everyday on purchases and 20% off on Veterans Day as well as Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
Staples is offering active duty, reservists, retired and disabled military and their immediate families a 25% discount November 6 – 12.
Super 8 Motel
Super 8 is offering a 15 percent discount and 500 Wyndham Rewards Bonus Points for active military members, veterans, and their spouses for hotel stay through Dec. 12th-13th.
TOPS Market is offering an 11% discount on their total in-store purchases on 11/11.
Tractor Supply partners with paws4people which raise, train, and place service dogs with children, Veterans, military dependents, and civilians living with disabilities. They also donated $100.000 to the Farmer Veteran Coalition. They gave $1,000 gift cards to 50 military veterans nationwide and gave an additional $50,000 to help support additional programming and grants.
Vitamin Shoppe is offering a 25% discount to Veterans, Nov. 11 – 13, at in-store Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements locations. Proof of service is required to redeem this deal.
Walgreens will give Veterans, military, and their families a 20% discount on all eligible regularly priced items all year round.
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