Veterans Day is a day to remember and thank soldiers for serving in the armed forces. As a military veteran, it always humiliates me to see the thanks that so many people say on Veterans Day. Although none of us have earned recognition, it is nice (and humiliating) to be grateful for your service.
Many restaurants and retailers also offer veterans special discounts or even free meals on Veterans Day. This is very generous on their part and certainly something they don’t need to do. If you are a military veteran, I encourage you to attend one or more of these events. You Veterans Day events they are a great way to meet other veterans and show restaurants and retailers that you appreciate their generosity.
We recommend that you share this resource with other veterans you may know. You can also view the list military discounts, more Free meals on Veterans Day, in Retail discounts on Veterans Day on our other side The Military Wallet.
Free meals on Veterans Day 2021
Notes: Offers may vary by location; please call or check the offer in advance, especially for franchises. Most bids require a military ID or other proof of service, such as a military ID, veteran ID, the veteran mark on your driving license, a veteran organizational card (e.g., VFW, U.S. Legion), or military discharge.
Did you know? Veterans Day is celebrated every year on November 11th. We try to check everything, but we recommend that you check the offer at the restaurant before ordering.
Free meals and discounts – November 11, 2021
Check back for updates closer to Veterans Day 2021.
Free meals and discounts – November 11, 2020
The following offers were from 2020. Many companies offer the same offers every year. Be sure to come back closer to Veterans Day when companies post their posts.
- Applebee’s – Free meal from a special menu More information.
- Bar Louie – Free bread or burger. Locations.
- BJs Restaurant and Brewery – Free appetizer, worth up to $ 14.95. Locations.
- Bob Evans – Free meal from a special menu More information.
- California Pizza Cuisine – Free pizza, salad or pasta from a special menu. More information.
- Chili – Free meal on Veterans Day More information.
- Cotton Patch Café – Free meal from a special menu. Locations.
- Denny’s – Build your Grand Slam from 5.00 to 12.00 Locations.
- The famous Dave’s – Free combination of 2 meats served with a side dish and a cornbread muffin More information.
- Golden Corral – A promotional card that can be redeemed for a free installment for military thanks from Monday to Thursday from 1 November 2020 to 31 May 2021. Cards are available in November. More information.
- Max & Erma’s – Free combination of the best Cheeseburger in America at participating locations. Locations.
- McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants (November 8, 2020) – ½ prices Meal from a special menu. More information.
- O’Charley’s – Free meal from the menu for $ 9.99. More information.
- Red lobster – Free appetizer or dessert. More information.
- Red Robin – Free double Red’s Tavern fries and bottomless fries at participating locations. Find one near you.
- Shoney’s – Free freshly prepared breakfast room All You Care To Eat. Locations.
- Texas Roadhouse – Texas Roadhouse is awarding free dinner vouchers on Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which you can redeem for a free in-store meal until June 2021.
My wife and I are both military veterans and we went to McCormick & Schmick’s a couple of years back the day before Veterans Day. It was a fun evening and a delicious meal. Of course we do tip the waiter for the full price of the meal before charging any discounts.
Depending on which day of the week Veterans Day falls, some restaurants may offer a free meal on a day other than Veterans Day. for example Golden Corral almost always offers a free meal on Monday. This is the same day this year as Veterans Day. But in most years it falls on another day of the week. This gives military veterans the option to take advantage of more than one meal at different restaurants if they so choose.
Discounts for Veterans Day 2020 (merchants):
Free for Veterans Day:
- Military Discount Home Depot – proof of military service.
- Lowe’s military discount Proof of military service (more information at Home Depot and Lowe’s military discount).
- Publix, 10% discount. Just Veterans Day. Applies to current and former military personnel. The offer excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps and money services. More information.
Please provide this information if you know of any military veteran and thank you to everyone who wore the uniform!
Bids for 2019 (pending updates for 2020)
- Hooters – Free meal from the selected menu with the purchase of a drink. Locations.
- IHOP – Free red, white and blue pancakes. More information.
- At the border – Choose 2 for free or select 3 “Create your own combination”. More information.
- Outback Steakhouse – 20% discount on a meal ticket. Locations.
- Ruby Tuesday – Free appetizer (up to $ 10) at participating restaurants. More information.
- Sizzler – Free lunch until 4 p.m.
- Spaghetti Warehouse (November 9-11) – Buy one appetizer, get one for free. Coupon is required.
- TGI Friday – Meal at participating locations. More information.