Veteran’s Day is November 11, and as a Thank you to our service members, both past and present there are many places that Veterans, Retired Military Members, Active Duty Military Members and National Guard Members can go to get free meals.
I think it is awesome and Tom and I are both Veterans so it makes for a budget friendly date day for us. Make sure you pass on this Veterans Day FREE Meals information to anyone you know who is a Veteran or Active Duty so they can snag a free meal too!
Veterans Day Free Meals 2018
If you are looking for where Veterans can eat for free on Veteran’s Day then you are in luck! There are a lot of different places that Veterans can eat for free!
Freebies on Veterans Day
IHOP – All active duty and retired veterans are invited to come in and enjoy a free stack of Red, White, & Blue Pancakes on Sunday, November 11th.
Acapulco, Chevys, El Torito, and El Torito Grill – All military personnel, past and present, get a free meal on Veterans Day from 3 pm until closing time, with a valid ID. See more information here.
Chili’s -All Veterans get a free meal from the following choices: Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, or Cajun Chicken Pasta.
California Pizza Kitchen – Get a free pizza, pasta, or salad entrée from California Pizza Kitchen’s Veterans Day menu on Sunday, November 11th.
Dunkin Donuts: On November 11, Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary
Denny’s – Come in on 11/11 from 5AM- Noon to build your own Free Grand Slam. Available to all active, non-active, and retired military personnel.
McCormick & Schmick’s is offering all veterans and Gold Star honorees (parents and spouse) a free entrée with military identification on November 11th!
O’Charley’s – Veterans can choose from O’Charley’s “Veterans Thank You Menu” all day on both November 11th and 12th!
Golden Corral – Free Dinner for Veterans and Active Duty Military Valid Monday November 12th from 5 – 9pm.
Hooters – On Sunday, November 11th, all veterans will receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location nationwide.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant- All veterans and active duty military a free entree with valid military ID, valid for dine-in only!
Lamar’s Donuts – all veterans and active duty military will get a free donut and 12oz coffee at LaMar’s Donuts.
Little Caesars Pizza – November 11th, from 11 am – 2 pm, veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo. Limit one promotional item per veteran or active member – no coupon required to redeem the offer.
Ruby Tuesday– All veterans, active duty and reserve military service members with valid military ID can enjoy one free appetizer (up to a $10 value) on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11). Offer is valid at all Ruby Tuesday locations, excluding those in Guam, Hawaii, Manhattan, airports or outside of the United States.
Logan’s Roadhouse– On November 11th from 11 am – 6 pm, former and active-duty military members can get a free meal from their American Roadhouse Meals menu!
Max & Erma’s – Participating locations will be offering1/2 lb hand-crushed cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries, and a fountain drink for Free to Vets which includes endless fries and a drink. Dine in only with proof of military service. Check your local Max & Erma’s to see if they are participating.
Olive Garden – On November 11th, veterans and active duty personnel can choose from six popular entrees for free from Olive Garden’s menu with proof of military ID. See more details here.
On the Border– On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is saying “Thank You” as all veterans and active duty military will receive, for FREE, OTB’s “Create Your Own Combo” menu on November 11, 2018. See participating location here.
Red Robin: Saturday, 11/11/17 all veterans and active duty military guests can enjoy a FREE Red’s Tavern Double™ Burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries® at participating restaurants nationwide.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – all veterans and active military will receive a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti
Price Chopper Grocery Stores – from 7 am – 7 pm, active duty military and veterans enjoy a free coffee & donut at Price Chopper Supermarkets!
Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert for Veterans and Active Duty, November 11 and 12th. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.
Starbucks – Veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses can enjoy a free tall (12 fl oz) hot brewed coffee on Veterans Day (11/11) at any participating Starbucks!
Texas Roadhouse– Free lunch from your choice off of the Veteran’s lunch menu. Bring in a military ID, Veterans Affairs card, or Discharge papers for proof of service. Dine in only.
Veteran’s Day Food Deals:
Chipotle Mexican Grill – Is offering a special buy-one-get-one (BOGO) offer from open to close on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018. See more details here.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse– All military veterans and active duty personnel with valid military ID will receive 50% off their meal on Veteran’s Day November 11th and Monday November 12th. See more details here.
Veterans Day Deals & Freebies
Great Clips – veterans can stop into their local Great Clips to receive a free haircut or a free haircut card to use at a later date, valid through December 31st. Just show your military ID or DD 214 form
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