Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11. To honor our military veterans and those are still serving our country, local businesses are offering free or discounted food and services.
The list below contains those specials we know about. Please take note of dates and times, as they vary. In addition, most places will require proof of military service and it's best to call ahead to make sure your location is participating, though you probably won't need to go as far as scrounging for your DD 214 if you have some form of ID issued by the VA such as a VA Health Care Card.
Thank you for your service!
Applebee’s: Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day. Proof of service required is required.
Back Yard Burgers: Military veterans with valid ID, and active duty service members in uniform, can enjoy a free ‘Classic Burger’ on Veterans Day 2017 at participating locations.
Bob Evans: Bob Evans Restaurants is celebrating Veterans Day this year by offering the choice of one of six free meals to veterans and active duty military personnel. This year, veterans and active duty military personnel will be able to select free breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items on November 11, 2017, at all Bob Evans restaurants.
Bonefish: Free Bang Bang shrimp to military personnel in uniform or with military ID on Nov. 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings: On Saturday, November 11, veterans and active duty military who dine-in at participating B-Dubs can receive a free small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.
Calhouns: Saturday, November, 11 Calhoun’s will be offering a FREE meal to veterans and active duty military members.
Carrabas: Free appetizer on Nov. 11 with the purchase of an entree and beverage. Mention offer to redeem.
Chili's: Free entree from special menu on Veterans Day at participating restaurants.
Chuck E. Cheese:To thank service members past and present, on Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Chuck E. Cheese’s will be offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired military members at participating stores nationwide. Promo code #5500.
Cicis Pizza: Free pizza buffet if you show a valid Military ID at participating locations.
Cracker Barrel: On Nov. 11, will offer veterans a complimentary piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake for dessert at all 646 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations to thank them for their service to our country.
Denny's: On Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, participating Denny's locations nationwide will offer a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam® to service members. This diner classic includes a choice of delicious breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, two sizzling bacon strips or hash browns. The offer is valid from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID.
Dunkin’ Donuts: On November 11, Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.
Famous Dave's: On Saturday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day, Famous Dave’s would like to thank all former and current military personnel for their dedication and service to our country by offering a FREE Two Meat Salute.
Fazoli’s: November 10th through Sunday, November 12th all active, inactive and retired military personnel receive a free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce.
Gatti’s Pizza: Veterans and active military members with ID will receive a free buffet at participating locations, or a free medium 1-topping pizza for carryout.
Golden Corral: On Monday, November 13th, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.
Great Clips: Free haircut for veterans and current military members on Nov. 11 or receive a free haircut card to use on a later date.
IHOP: All active duty and retired Veterans are invited to come in and enjoy Free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes Friday, November 10.
Hooters: Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to a Hooters Veterans Day free meal from their select Veterans Day menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at participating Hooters locations across the country on 11-11.
Huddle House: Huddle House is offering a FREE order of Sweet Cakes (Huddle House’s fluffy, platter-size pancakes available in eight different flavor and topping combinations) to all active military members and veterans with proper I.D. on Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11) at all Huddle House locations nationwide.
Krystals: On Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day, participating Krystal locations will provide a free sausage biscuit to each person who presents a military ID (including those in a military uniform), from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No other purchase is necessary, and the free biscuit is available both in-store and via the drive-thru.
Little Caesars Pizza: On Saturday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.
Logans Roadhouse: In honor of Veterans Day, we’re thanking all of our brave former and active-duty military members with an American Roadhouse Meal, on the house. Just drop in on Veterans Day with your proof of service and an appetite, and take your pick from eight great meals free of charge.
Main Event: We salute our Veterans and Active Duty Military members with a Free Entree + $10 FUNcard as our appreciation and thanks to you!
Meineke: Free oil change at participating locations.
Menchie’s: On Veterans Day, all Veterans and military personnel with a military ID or dressed in uniform will receive a free six ounce frozen yogurt any time of day.
Mimi’s Cafe: U.S. Veterans or active duty military personnel can eat free from a special menu on Veterans Day 2017. Drink purchase is required. Proof of military service required.
Museum of Appalachia: In honor of our country’s armed forces, the Museum of Appalachia will offer free admission to veterans and active-duty military personnel on Saturday, November 11th. Please present valid I.D. upon arrival.
O'Charley's: Veterans Day, Sat. Nov. 11, we're giving away a FREE $9.99 entree to all veterans & active military to show our thanks for their service! O’Charley’s offers a 10 percent military discount all year long.
Olive Garden: Free entree on Veterans Day from special menu with unlimited soup and breadsticks.
Outback Steakhouse: At participating locations, all active, retired military and veterans get a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, Military, Fire and Police heroes will receive 10% off their check.
Quaker Steak & Lube: On November 11, anyone who is a veteran or currently serving in the armed forces can receive a complimentary or discounted meal by simply showing proof of service to their server prior to ordering their meal. Veterans Day offers vary by location, and include free meals from select menus or up to a specified amount, or discounted meals. Guests can contact their local restaurant for information on the offer available in their area.
Red Lobster: Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.
Red Robin: On Veterans Day, get a FREE* Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries at participating locations. No purchase is necessary. Just show us some proof of service and enjoy your meal with us.
Ruby Tuesday: This Veterans Day, all former and active duty service members of the military can enjoy a free appetizer (up to $10).
Shoney’s: A free All You Care To Eat breakfast to all Veterans and Active Duty Military members on Veterans Day from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Texas Roadhouse: On Saturday November 11th, select from a free special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides.
TGI Friday's: On Saturday, November 11, guests who show their military ID will be treated to a free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. These guests will also receive a $5 coupon for their next meal at Fridays. Offer for dine-in only.
Toys"R"Us: 15% off total store purchase through Nov. 11.
Tractor Supply: 15% off total purchase on Nov. 11 with proof of service.
Wild Wing Cafe: Active duty military or veterans may choose any Awesome Salad, Wild Wrap, Beefy Burger or Chicken Sandwich for free on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at participating Wild Wing Cafes only. Dine in only Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans please show proof of military service.