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What restaurants are honoring veterans with free food and discounts?

Learn which restaurants in the US will offer exceptional complimentary food and meals next Friday, 11th of November, on Veterans Day.

MACON, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 06: A bagpiper plays the National Anthem during the Cherry Blossom Festival Veterans Day Parade on November 06, 2022 in Macon, Georgia. On November 8th, Georgia residents will hit the polls to vote in the midterm elections with the governors race between incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, and the Senate race between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker being the top races people will be voting for. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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Like every year, Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor everyone who has provided dramatically for their country.

While we’ll never be capable of fully thanking America’s heroes for their sacrifices, restaurant chains across the nation honor veterans by providing free meals and goodies.

Just a reminder that many of these deals mandate some verification of military service, so don’t overlook carrying that along if you want to take advantage of these offers and deals!


This Veterans Day, 7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes offer a free Quarter-Pound Big Bite 100% all-beef hot dog in honor of veterans. Available in-store and via delivery through the 7NOW app, this deal is only redeemable on I.D..

American Social

This chain will offer a 50% discount for veterans and their families all day.


This chain will offer all active military, veterans, reserves, National Guard, and in-restaurant complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu created just for them. These special guests will also receive a $5 bounce-back card to redeem for dine-in, to-go, or delivery within a three-week redemption window.

Aroma Joe’s

Thirsty? On I.D, Aroma Joe’s is offering a free 24 oz. any drink for all veterans.

Au Bon Pain

Get a complimentary breakfast sandwich and small drip coffee on I.D. if you’re an active or retired military member. You must present a military I.D. and mention the the time of purchase.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

On Veterans Day, Bad Daddy’s offers a free B.D.’s All American BurB.D.’sd a side of chips from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. proof of service is required.

Bar Louie

On Veterans Day, Bar Louie invites all active and retired military to enjoy a complimentary Bar Louie Craft Burger on the house. Recipients must show a valid military I.D. to redeem the offeI.D.hich is helpful for dine-in only.

Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant

Veterans may receive a complimentary small cheese pizza, pasta dish, salad, lunch entrée, or dinner entrée at Bertucci’s on Veterans Day with proof of valid I.D. showing active milI.D.y or veteran status.

B.J.’s Restaurant & BreB.J.’s

B.J.’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is teaming up with Dr. Pepper to offer a complimentary meal from an exclusive menu and a Dr. Pepper beverage to all current and former military personnel with a valid military I.D.

Black Angus

Black I.Dus Steakhouse is offering all current and past members of the military a free meal on Veterans Day. The meal includes a 6 oz. Top sirloin steak, mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli are available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for dine-in service only. Recipients are asked to bring a photo I.D. verifying their military service.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans Restaurants will celebrate Veterans Day this year by offering a free meal from a list of 10 special menu items to veterans and active-duty military guests.

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill offers a free order of the restaurant’s Bang Bang Shrimp - crispy shrimp tossed in a signature creamy, spicy sauce - with a soft drink beverage to service members, veterans, and first responders with I.D.

Boston Market

CravI.D something comforting and cozy? Boston Market will have $5 pot pies for the entire day on I.D.

Brio Italian Grille

Veterans receive a complimentary pasta entrée at Brio Italian Grille, available all day on Veterans Day, with proof of valid I.D. showing active military status.

Buca di Beppo

Veterans can get a free lunch-sized entrée at Buca di Beppo on I.D.. Offer available all day with proof of valid I.D. showing active military or veteran status.

Buffalo’s Cafe

In honor of Veterans Day, Buffalo’s Cafe will offer all veterans and active-duty military a complimentary entrée from the regular Core Menu. Redeem your meal by wearing an army uniform or presenting a veteran or military I.D.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will offer ten free boneless wings and fries for all veterans, and active-duty service members with valid I.D.’s on November 11.

California PizzI.D.’shen

California Pizza Kitchen will offer a free entree and beverage for active and retired military members with proof of service on Veterans Day. All veterans will also receive a BOGO voucher, good through November 21. CPK will also donate 20% of all sales from November 7-9 to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Caribou Coffee

All veterans, active military members, and their spouses can receive a free hot brewed coffee on Veterans Day. Caribou Coffee is also partnering with the American Red Cross Service and will donate $0.25 for every purchase made at a Caribou Coffee coffeehouse or through the Caribou Coffee app at participating locations on November 11 to support active-duty service members, veterans, and military families.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

All restaurants offer a complimentary dine-in appetizer or dessert paired with a soft drink beverage for veterans and active duty military with I.D. proof.


Casey’s will offer coffee to active and retired service members on Veterans Day.

Charleys Philly Steaks

Charleys Philly Steaks offers free gourmet fries in-store with no purchase necessary to all veterans and active military on November 11. In addition, Charley’s locations on military bases are offering free gourmet fries with the purchase of a cheesesteak and drink for all customers.

Chuck E. Cheese

On November 11, Chuck E. Cheese offers a free personal one-topping pizza for any active duty or retired veterans with valid military I.D. or proof of military service code: #5970. No purchase required; limit 1 per person and not available for delivery.

Cici’s Pizza

Cici’s will offer a free adult buffet to all active and retired military personnel for Veterans Day on November 11. The offer is valid for dine-in only and does not include a drink. An excellent active duty or retired military I.D. must be presented at the time of I.D.hase.

Corner Bakery

Any active military can also stop inside participating Corner Bakery locations on Veterans Day for 20% off any order.

Cracker Barrel

On Veterans Day, any U.S. veteran or active-duty military offered a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake, in-store and online, with any purchase. To redeem the offer online, enter code VETSDAY22 at the time of checkout.


On November 11, Dickey’s is giving away a free pulled pork sandwich to veterans who use the code VETFREE. Veterans can redeem the offer in-store for carryout and online for pickup all day at their nearest Dickey’s.

Dog Haus

Dog Haus is inviting all active, retired, and veteran military personnel to enjoy an unrestrained dog in the haus this Veterans Day. This offer is available at participating locations: Bethesda, Kentlands, Silver Spring, Claremont, Eastvale, Glendora, Colorado Springs, Tempe, Yuma, Long Beach, Alhambra, Old Pasadena, Cheyenne, Lincoln Park, Four Points, Burbank, Fremont, SanTan Village.


Dunkin’ will be giving veterans and active military a free donut of their choice on November 11 at participating locations nationwide —no purchase or I.D. necessary.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

I.D. beloved bagel chain offers a free hot or iced coffee of any size with purchase when veterans show their I.D. inside each bakery location.


On November 11, all veterans and active duty military can receive a Big Cheese for free in honor of Veterans Day.


On November 10 and 11, Fazoli’s is offering active military and veterans free regular spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce. Offer valid with military I.D.

Fire Department Coffee

There’s always a deal at this coffee retailer. Active military, veterans, first responders, and emergency dispatchers get a 15% discount for life at

Fish City Grill

All Fish City Grills nationwide will give a free entrée to veterans on November 11.

Fogo De Chão

Fogo honors service members year-round, but on Veterans Day, the chain offers 50% off food for military veterans and active-duty personnel and 10% off food for up to three guests for military veterans and active-duty service members.

Food Lion

Food Lion will offer its annual Veterans MVP 10% discount on Veterans Day. Valid only on November 11, in all Food Lion stores, all active, retired military, and veterans are eligible for 10% off their shopping basket (before taxes and exclusions apply). Excluded items include alcohol (beer and wine), tobacco, gift cards, lottery, pharmacy, postage stamps, and services. Customers must request the discount, show their military I.D., and use their personal Food LionI.D.I.D card to receive the discount.


On Veterans Day, Friendly’s offers veterans a free burger and fountain drink.

Golden Corral

Golden Corral is celebrating Military Appreciation Night on Monday, November 14, from 5 p.m. to close at all locations with a free “Thank You” dinner (buffet and beverage) for all active-duty military personnel, retirees, and veterans of the U.S. military. This deal is available U.S.dine-in only, with no army identification required. The free dinner is not available for spouses or family members.

Greene Turtle

On Veterans Day, active and retired military members will receive 15% off their meals (dine-in only, must show I.D. & does not include alcohol).

GrimI.D.’s Pizzeria

In support of military service members and veterans, Grimaldi’s offers 15% off every day of the year with a valid I.D.

Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream

On I.Derans Day, Happy Joe’s invites any veteran or acting military personnel to enjoy a complimentary Little Joe pizza for dine-in (where available) or carryout at participating Happy Joe’s locations. Share a military hero’s story on Happy Joe’s Facebook page, and the brand will randomly draw one name to win free pizza for a year (one large pizza a month for 12 months).


On November 11, all veterans who present a military I.D. or proof of service and purchase I.D.verage at any participating Hooters location nationwide will receive a free entrée from a special Hooters Veterans Day Menu (available for dine-in only).

Huddle House

Huddle House is saluting those serving or who have served in the military with a free MVP Breakfast Platter this Veterans Day. On November 11, active duty, retired military, and veterans may visit any participating Huddle House to enjoy their MVP meal. All patrons must present a proper military I.D.

Hurricane Grill & Wings

HurricaneI.Dill & Wings will offer all veterans and active-duty military a complimentary entrée on November 11 from a select menu. This offer is valid in-store at participating locations; patrons can redeem by wearing a military uniform or presenting a veteran or military I.D.


IHOP will celebrate and honor veterans on Veterans Day by offering free Red, White & Blue Pancakes from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. at participating locations for dine-in service only. Military ID or proof of service is required.

Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets will give away free burgers to all veterans and active-duty military on November 11. The deal is valid in-store only, and patrons can redeem by presenting a veteran or military I.D.

Kona Grill

Veterans will receive I.D. off food all weekend, from November 11 to November 13. This special offer is valid for dine-in only, excludes alcoholic beverages, and cannot be combined with any other offer, and guests must show proof of military I.D.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme will celebrate Veterans Day with a free doughnut of choice and a small brewed coffee (hot or iced) for veterans.

La Madeleine

They will honor active-duty service members and military veterans with 30% off any purchase on November 11. Military ID required.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Lawry’s The Prime Rib is partnering with U.S. Vets this Veteran’s Day for theirU.S.e Camo Your Cause campaign. On November 11, all veterans will receive 20% off their bill, and Lawry’s will also donate 11% of the proceeds from that day back to U.S. Vets.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill

AlU.S. Lime Fresh Mexican Grill’s locations will offer 10% off to vets and military on Veteran’s Day (and every day) with proof of I.D. — in-store only.

Lion’s Choice

The I.D. Louis-based family of restaurants will celebrate Veterans Day on November 11 with a free original roast beef sandwich for active and retired members of the armed forces. While there, veterans can also take advantage of the standing 20% discount offered daily for veterans and active-duty military. Guests can request their free sandwich and additional discount at checkout by stating they are a veteran or showing a valid I.D.

Logan’s Roadhouse

On Veterans Day, Logan’s invites active and retired service members to enjoy a free meal from its special Veterans Day menu from 3 to 6 p.m. The menu includes Bayou Shrimp, Chicken Tenders, Chopped Steak, Pork Chop, Pulled Pork Plate, and Steak Tips, as well as side options including chips, coleslaw, corn, fries, green beans, mashed potatoes, and rice.


This chain will offer active military personnel and veterans a complimentary hot beverage, including coffee, cappuccino, tea, and hot cocoa of any size, with the purchase of a doughnut.

Miller’s Ale House

On Veterans Day, Miller’s Ale House will offer military members and veterans 50% off their entrée of choice with proof of service.

Mountain Mike’s

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a regional chain based on the West Coast, will offer a BOGO deal on large pizzas in honor of Veterans Day. The chain will celebrate one day early, on Thursday, November 10, November 11, and the deal will be available exclusively via the brand’s Mountain Rewards app.

Mr. Brews Taphouse

On November 11, Mr. Brews is donating 10% of its total sales to Folds of Honor, the non-profit organization that provides scholarships to fallen or disabled military personnel and family members.

Native Grill & Wings

In recognition of Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military will be offered free meals. Each meal will include a choice of non-alcoholic beverages listed on the regular core menu. The offer is valid for dine-in only at participating locations, and veterans and active-duty military must present a military I.D. or wear an army uniform to redI.D.

NORMS Restaurants

This SoCal diner honors all veterans with a 50% discount on any entrée for themselves and a veteran or non-veteran friend. Offer is available at all locations for dine-in or to-go orders only on November 11 with a valid I.D.

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Active or I.Did military veterans and their spouses will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on their cruise fare for all sailings beginning on January 1, 2023. The offer can be stacked with the Free At Sea offer, with options that include features like free airfare, unlimited open bar, specialty dining, Wi-Fi, and more.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom

Get ready to work up an appetite! On Veteran’s Day, Old Chicago is offering a free appetizer.

On the Border

On The Border is offering veterans a free Pick 2 Combo on November 11 for dine-in at participating restaurants. Eligibility includes U.S. military service members and veterans with proof of identification.

Orange Leaf

Time for dessert? On Veterans Day, Orange Leaf is offering $2 off any item.


Outback Steakhouse is offering all active and retired military personnel a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola product in-restaurant on Friday, November 11.

Peet’s Coffee

In honor of Veterans Day, Peet’s Coffee will serve complimentary drip coffee and tea all day on November 11 to members of the U.S. armed forces (active-duty, reserves U.S.National Guard, retired military), military spouses, and veterans. You must mention your military status when ordering.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is saluting members of the armed forces this Veterans Day with a free meal. On November 11, active duty, retired military, and veterans are invited to their local Perkins to enjoy a Free Magnificent Seven meal. To receive the offer, please present a valid military I.D.

Perry’s Steakhouse

For Veterans, DaI.D Perry’s Steakhouse is saluting veterans with a complimentary famous seven-finger-high pork chop for lunch or dinner when accompanied by a guest purchasing one entrée on Veterans Day Eve (November 10, 4 p.m. to close) or Veterans Day (November 11, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The special is only available for dine-in, and reservations are required.

Peter Piper Pizza

Peter Piper Pizza celebrates veterans daily by offering a 10% discount for dine-in only. This deal also includes police, firefighters, and first responders.

Piada Italian Street Food

Get free cannoli chips in-store with no purchase necessary. This offer is valid for all veterans and active military on November 11. Piada’s cannoli chips are tossed in powdered sugar and served with chocolate chip cannoli cream.

Pie Five Pizza

Pie Five Pizza offers a free personal pizza for active and retired military veterans; in-store only on November 11. You must present a valid military/veteran I.D. at the register.

P.J.’s Coffee

On Veterans Day, P.J.’s gives a free 12 oz. hot coffee or cold Brew iced coffee for veterans and active-duty military.


Qdoba will pay tribute to the military veterans who have served in the U.S. armed forces by offering active miU.S.ary or veterans 50% off any entrée when they show their military I.D. This offer will be valid in-store o, and only on Veterans Day.

Red Lobster

In honor of Veterans Day and to thank veterans, active-duty military, and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering guests a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, fries, and coleslaw, featuring six hand-breaded, butterflied, and lightly fried shrimp, served with cocktail sauce. The offer is available for dine-in and to-go orders placed in-restaurant between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. local time on November 11. Guests only need a valid military I.D. or proof of service to redeem this offer.

Red Mango

Are you craving some froyo for dessert? On Veterans Day, Red Mango is offering $2 off any item.

Rock & Brews

Rock & Brews is honoring veterans with a complimentary pulled pork sandwich or a Strawberry Fields salad on November 11. This offering is extended to the army, military, and first responders.

Rosa Mexicano

This upscale Mexican chain offers veterans a complimentary meal on November 11 at all locations. Veterans can show an I.D. card to claim the free offer.


On Veterans Day through November 30, Schlotzsky’s will offer free chips and a small drink with an entree purchase to veterans and active-duty service members with valid military I.D. This offer is not valid in the app or online.


Sheetz will show respect and gratitude for veterans and active duty military personnel by offering a free meal (free half turkey or ham sub and a regular fountain drink) and a car wash on Veterans Day.

Smokey Bones

Smokey Bones offers a free entree for veterans and active military with I.D. on November 11. Veterans and active members of the military can choose from either a meatloaf entree, 8-piece boneless wings, or pulled pork sammie. All entrees come with either fries, baked beans, roasted corn, or coleslaw. Dine-in only, no purchase necessary.

Smoothie King

Any active and retired military guests who visit the stores and show a valid military I.D. (at select locations) on Veterans Day can get a free 20 oz. smoothie.


For a limited time at SONIC Drive-In, including over Veterans Day on November 11, mix and match any two of the following for $5.00 + tax: Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger, Regular Fritos Chili Cheese Wrap, or Small Jumbo Popcorn Chicken.


Veterans will receive 50% off food all weekend, from November 11 to November 13. This special offer is valid for dine-in only, excludes alcoholic beverages, and cannot be combined with any other offer, and guests must show proof of military I.D.

Taco Cabana

Tex-MexNovember 11hain Taco Cabana is giving 20% off food orders to veterans with a valid military I.D. This is November 11 at all Texas Taco Cabana locations.

Taco John’s

Veterans receive a free #1 Small Beef Combo (two crispy beef tacos) on Veteran’s Day by entering VETERAN22 under the MORE tab in-app. You must be a Bigger Better Rewards Member to receive an offer. Show QR code to redeem in a restaurant or apply the offer to in-app mobile order.

TGI Friday’s

On Veterans Day, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. local time, veterans and active duty military personnel who dine in at participating TGI Fridays can receive a free meal from a select menu. To redeem the deal, veterans and active duty military personnel should present a valid military I.D.

TooNovember 11y’s

Active military and veterans receive 25% off at TooJay’s on Veterans Day.

Twin Peaks

On Veterans Day, Twin Peaks offers a free Veterans Day lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Veterans will receive a free meal from a select menu.


On Veterans Day, Walk-On’s offers dine-in guests a free scholarship burger and fries. This deal is available at all locations except Purdue and Las Vegas.


Wendy’s offers a free breakfast combo with a valid military November 11 or a Veterans Advantage card. Those who have served or are currently serving are invited to visit their participating Wendy’s location on Veterans Day from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a free breakfast offer.

Ziggi’s Coffee

Ziggi’s Coffee will honor veterans and active-duty military personnel with one free 16 oz. drink on November 11.