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Veterans Day 2019 – Free Meals and Other Deals

Veterans Day is Monday November 11th.

Many businesses are offering veterans and active duty military members freebies and deals to salute their service.

We recommend that you call or go online to confirm offers and check if your nearby location is participating.  Most will require you to show proof of your service (military ID, driver’s license or state-issued identification card with a veteran seal, Veterans Affairs Health ID, etc.).


Here are just some of the freebies and deals being offered to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members:


Restaurants / Food

  • Another Broken Egg Café – Free Patriot’s French Toast and coffee at participating locations
  • Applebee’s – offering free entrees from a special menu to vets and active military personnel
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Free Meal with purchase of equal or greater value up to $10
  • Bob Evans – offering a selection of free entrees
  • Bonefish Grill – complimentary appetizer, such as Mussels Josephine, Calamari, Imperial Dip, or Bang Bang Shrimp
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – will receive 20% off meals and retail purchase
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – offering a free order of small boneless or traditional wings and a side of french fries as part of their annual Veterans Day deal
  • California Pizza Kitchen –  A special Veterans Day menu for in-house diners offers a free entree to veterans and active U.S. military members
  • Chili’s – Free entrée
  • Chipotle – Appreciation BOGO deal which is valid on burritos, bowls, salads, and taco orders. It’s available for all active-duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses, and retired military
  • The Chop House  – for veterans and military with valid ID or in uniform 50 percent off of their meals
  • Carrabba’s – Starting Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11, offering a free order of calamari with any purchase to all veterans, active military, police officers and firefighters with a valid military ID. All restaurants also offer 10% off to all active and retired service members anytime they visit
  • Cici’s Pizza – free adult buffet on Veterans Day
  • Cracker Barrel – complimentary slices of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or Pumpkin Pie Lattes
  • Denny’s – free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating Denny’s locations nationwide from 5 a.m. to noon on Nov. 11.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut on the 11th
  • Famous Dave’s – free meal at participating locations
  • Farmer Boys – Free Big Cheese cheeseburgers
  • Firebird’s Wood Fire Grill – free lunch or dinner entrée
  • 54th Street Grill – Veterans and active-duty military personnel can eat for free up to $12 when they dine-in
  • Friendly’s – free Veterans Day breakfast, lunch, or dinner when they dine-in
  • Golden Corral –  From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Veterans Day, Golden Corral will be offering free meals (dine-in only) for any active or former military members
  • Hooters –  free entree from a special Hooters Veterans Day menu with a purchase of a beverage
  • Houlihan’s – offers 15 percent off of meals for active duty and veteran military personnel with valid ID
  • Huddle House – Free order of Sweet Cakes
  • IHOP – complimentary red, white & blue buttermilk pancakes or breakfast combos to active military members and veterans on Veterans Day
  • IKEA –free entrée
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – offering 20% off for veterans and active military
  • Krispy Kreme – free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personnel (no ID required).
  • Krystal – receive a complimentary sausage biscuit (6am – 11am)
  • Little Caesars Pizza – Veterans and active military members are eligible to receive Little Caesars’ $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Veteran’s Day. The deal includes four slices of Little Caesars Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza, plus a 20 oz. Pepsi product
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – free appetizer or dessert and 10 percent off of the bill
  • Macaroni Grill – free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti
  • Medieval Times – offering discounted tickets and free Royalty Upgrades to veterans and active duty military and their family members with ID for the month of November
  • Metro Diner – 50% off to active and retired military members
  • Olive Garden –  will offer veterans and active service members a free entree.
  • Outback Steakhouse – has partnered with Operation Homefront to give all military members, police officers, firefighters, and first responders 10% off their entire check all day every day.
  • Panera Bread – free You-Pick-Two meal
  • Perkins – Free Magnificent Seven meal
  • Ponderosa Steakhouses –enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) at participating Ponderosa locations.
  • Red Lobster – offering a free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active duty military and reservists. Available in-restaurant or on To Go orders picked up in-restaurant
  • Red Robin – free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries
  • 7-Eleven – offering free coffee of any size for Veterans Advantage members from November 8 through November 11
  • Shoney’s – free “All You Care to Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar” from opening until 11 a.m.
  • Sizzler Restaurant – free meal to veterans and active duty military until 4:00 p.m at participating locations
  • Smoothie King – one free 20-ounce smoothie of your choice
  • Starbucks –Free cup of coffee
  • Subway – Veterans with a valid ID can get a free six-inch sub at select locations
  • TCBY – Get 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free on Nov. 11
  • TGI Fridays – free lunch to veterans and active duty military with ID up to $12 in value
  • Texas Roadhouse –Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • TooJay’s Deli – free entree from a special menu
  • Village Inn – free INN-credible Village Inn Breakfast at participating restaurants. The company offers a 10 percent discount year round.
  • Wawa – Free coffee, any size, all day (includes family members)
  • White Castle –free breakfast combo or castle combo meal #1-6


Other Veterans Day Discounts:

Target: Get a 10% discount on one purchase in stores and online now through Nov. 11.

Lowe’s – Get a 10% discount year-round

Home Depot – Get a 10% discount on in-store purchases on Veterans Day

Kohl’s – Get a 30% percent discount on purchases from Nov. 7 through Nov. 11. Those eligible are military, veterans and their families.

AMC Theatres – Free large popcorn Nov. 8 – Nov. 11 for AMC Stubs members who are veterans or active duty service members with valid military ID. Military discount on tickets available at all times with ID.

Great Clips – Veterans and active duty military personnel can receive a free haircut or pick up a free haircut card to use on another day. – is allowing everyone to search their archive of US military records for free from November 8 at 7:00PM EST through November 17 at 11:59PM EST.

Amazon Prime – Get $40 off the regular price, through Nov. 11. That’s $79, compared with the regular price of $119. Current military and veterans are eligible.

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place – One free admission per year for military personnel and as many as three dependents, as part of the longstanding Waves of Honor program

La Quinta by Wyndham – Get a 15% discount off the best available rate per night, through Dec. 5. Those eligible are current military, retired military, veterans and their families


All of us at AVA Search Group want to thank you for your service.