2016 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals

2016 Veterans Day discounts, free meals, deals and sales. As Veterans Day approaches we will continually update this list as restaurant’s and companies announce their Veteran’s Day specials. Typically most announce a week to days before.

For information on National Retail and Services Offered or Local Veterans Day Offers (categorized by state), visit our other two Veterans Day offers pages!

Veterans Day Guide to Offers
National Free Meals & Discounts National Retail, Travel & Service Deals, Discounts, Freebies
Local Area Free Meals & Discounts Giving Back & Veterans Services
How to Get a Veterans ID Map to Veterans Day Free Meals and Services

Veteran’s Day is officially Friday, November 11, 2016.Veterans Day Free Meals & Freebies

2016 Free Meals – Updated daily!

Coming soon as offers are announced!

Last Years Offers – Most offers happen every year!

Applebee’s
Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu for Veteran’s Day. Provide proof of service required.

Arby’s
1 free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich on Veterans Day. This offer is valid only at most participating Arby’s restaurants in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois (Greater St. Louis area), Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.

Baker’s Square Free Breakfast
Veterans and active duty get a complimentary breakfast on Veterans Day at participating locations. Choose between Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.

Bar Louie Free Lunch or Dinner
From open to close Tuesday, November 10th and Wednesday, November 11th Bar Louie locations across the country will offer veterans and active military personnel a free meal up to a $12 value when they show valid military I.D. or other proof of service.

Bandana’s BBQ
Veterans and and active duty military eat free on Veterans Day.  Up to a $10 value and must show proof of service.

BJ’s Restaurant
Visit your local BJ’s restaurant with your military ID and enjoy a free entree under $12.95.

Black Angus Steakhouse
On Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty personnel will receive a free steakhouse cheeseburger & fries.

Bob Evans
On Veterans Day, Veterans and active military personnel will receive a choice of free select breakfast menu items (stack of hotcakes, Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast, Sunrise Breakfast, Country Biscuit Breakfast, Mini Sampler Breakfast) at its restaurants. All these honored servicemen and women need do is show proof of service, including U.S. Uniformed Services (current or retired) Identification Card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), or a Veterans’ organization card (American Legion or VFW, for example). Guests wearing a military uniform on Veterans Day also are eligible.

Bonanza Steakhouse
All former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included), at all participating Bonanza Steakhouses. Contact your local Bonanza for more details.

Bonefish Grill
On Wednesday, November 11th, all active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a Complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp at all Bonefish Grill locations.

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings
On Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military personnel visiting their local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will receive one (1) small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries for free.

Bugaboo Creek Steak House
Veterans and military personnel receive $10 off your meal with valid military ID. Veterans Day only.

BURGERFI
On Veterans Day which also happens to be National Sundae Day everyone can receive a complimentary small (6 oz.) sundae. Choices include vanilla, chocolate, or swirl topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

California Pizza Kitchen
On Veterans Day, all veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to select from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

California Tortilla
This Veteran’s Day, all active and retired military can enjoy a free taco.

Carrabba’s Free Appetizer
All active and retired veterans receive a free appetizer at participating locations.

Centraarchy Restaurants
This Veterans Day, Veterans and active military service members receive a free entrée and 25% off to their accompanied family and friends.  Includes California Dreaming, New York Prime, Chophouse ’47, The Tavern at Phipps, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Burro Loco, Gulfstream Cafe, Chophouse New Orleans.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse Eat Free
Veterans and active-duty military eat free from a special menu on Veterans Day. Valid ID required or in uniform or photo in uniform. Each free entree includes a non-alcoholic beverage and the Unlimited Farmer’s Market Salad Bar. And, each veteran receives a $10 coupon for a future visit.

Cheeseburger in Paradise
Receive a complimentary Veteran’s Burger with fries to veterans, active and retired military personnel on Veterans Day. Dine  in only, must purchase a beverage, and must present proof of service.

Chicken Salad Chick
Free Original Chick on Nov. 11, veterans who present proof of service in the form of ID Card will receive one sandwich or scoop of their choice of chicken salad, one side, a pickle spear and a cookie.

Chili’s Free Meal
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal on Veterans Day from a special Veterans Day menu. Must show proof of military service.

City Barbeque
One free half pound sandwich platter will be given to each veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders. At participating locations only.

Claim Jumper Free Meal
Participating Claim Jumper locations will provide those who served a complimentary lunch or dinner from a special menu. Verification of service is required.

Coco’s Bakery
Coco’s is honoring all Veterans & Active Duty Military with a free slice of pie this Veterans Day.

Coffee Beanery
Participating Coffee Beanery locations will offer a free tall cup of coffee all day on November 11th. Veterans and active duty military will need to provide their military identification for the offer. Call ahead to make sure that your local Coffee Beanery is participating.

Cotton Patch Free Meal
Free meals to veterans of Veterans Day.  Choice between a chicken fried steak or chicken fried sandwich.

Country Buffet
On Veterans Day, active duty, reservists and retired military may enjoy a free dine-in lunch at participating Country Buffet locations. Show your military ID or proof of service to enjoy the free meal.

Country Cookin
Active, reserve, and retired military personnel receive a free meal on the day before Veterans Day.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert to veterans and an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support the United Service Organizations (USO).  Veterans Day only.

Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes
On Veterans Day all active, inactive and retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast.

Don Pablo’s Free Appetizer
Don Pablo’s is honoring all Veterans and Active Duty Military this Veterans Day with a free appetizer.

FATZ Cafe Free Entree
FATZ Cafe salutes our Veterans and Active Military with a free entrée on Veterans Day.  Enjoy a free world famous Calabash Chicken meal.

Figaro’s Free Pizza
Veterans and active service members get a free medium 1 topping pizza on Nov. 11.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Dine with a veteran or active duty service member on Veterans Day & their lunch or dinner is Firebird’s treat. Receive one complimentary military entrée (equal to or less than your entrée purchase).

Fire Mountain Buffet
On Veterans Day, active duty, reservists and retired military may enjoy a free dine-in lunch at participating Fire Mountain Buffet locations. Show your military ID or proof of service to enjoy the free meal.

Friendly’s Free Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free dine-in breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus on Veteran’s Day. The breakfast choice is their Big-Two-Do’s® array of breakfast options, and the lunch and dinner option is the All American Burger with fries and a beverage (soda, iced tea or hot beverage).

Furr’s Fresh Buffet
Furr’s is honoring all Veterans and Active Duty Military this Veterans Day with a free buffet.

Gigi’s Cupcakes
To any service member with an active or retired military ID, the bakery will offer one free cupcake of any flavor on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov.11 at participating Gigi’s Cupcakes bakeries.

Glory Days Grill
Glory Days invites all veterans to join Glory Days and receive a free appetizer or wings with proper ID on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral
On Veterans Day, Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar
Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free lunch or dinner dine-in meal at participating locations on Veterans Day. Must show proof of service, and beverages and gratuity are not included in free meal.

The Green Turtle
Veterans and Active Duty military enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day.

Grub Burger Bar
Veterans, Retired Military, and Active Duty members with a military ID will receive 50% off of their meal, plus a free  Caramel Apple shake for Veterans day this year on Veterans Day.

Hometown Buffet
On Veterans Day, active duty, reservists and retired military may enjoy a free dine-in lunch at participating Hometown Buffet locations. Show your military ID or proof of service to enjoy the free meal.

The Honey Baked Ham Company
On Nov. 11, those in uniform with a valid military ID or form DD214 will receive a delicious sandwich, chips, cookie and drink at participating Honey Baked stores.

Hooters Free Meal
Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to a Hooters Veterans Day free meal menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country.

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House Free Meal
Hoss’s is serving up their “American Value” meals absolutely free for veterans. Valid I.D. is required.

Hurricane Grill & Wings
All veterans and active duty military receive a free entrée and non-alcoholic beverage from our special Veterans Day menu. Choose from wings, sliders tacos and more.

Hy-Vee Free Breakfast
Hy-Vee is providing free breakfast for veterans during regular breakfast hours on Veterans Day.

IHOP
On Veteran’s Day, participating IHOP Restaurants around the nation will be honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the United States Military by offering them free Red, White and Blue pancakes. At some locations, the Red, White and Blue pancakes will be featured as part of a free combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns.

Ikea Free Entree
Veterans can enjoy a free entree at Ikea. Please show some form of military ID.

K & W Cafeteria
Free entree with the presentation of your military ID on Veterans Day from 4 pm to closing.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee
Offering a free doughnut and small coffee to all those served or currently are serving on Veterans Day. A free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active duty military personnel (no ID required). Only at participating locations.

Krystal
On Veterans Day, all active and retired military can receive a free chicken or free sausage biscuit. Plus, from 11 am to close, everyone can take advantage of $.50 Pups and Corn Pups.  Krystal will donate a portion of the proceeds of the Pups and Corn Pups sold on Veterans Day directly to The Armed Services YMCA.

Lamar’s Donuts
Free donut and a 12oz coffee for all veterans and active military on Veterans Day.

Little Caesars
Free Crazy $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo from 11am-2pm at participating Little Caesars Pizza locations for US Veterans and Active Military. Must present a valid military ID.

Logan’s Roadhouse
This Veterans Day veterans and active duty can come in for a free dessert a participating locations. Veterans year round receive a 10% discount to guests who present a military or veterans’ ID.

Longhorn Steakhouse Free App
Receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and a non-alcoholic beverage on Nov. 11. Includes veterans and current service members.

Max & Erma’s Free Cheeseburger Combo Meal with Dessert
On Veterans Day, participating Max & Erma’s locations are celebrating veterans and active military personnel with a free three course combo.

McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree
Enjoy a complimentary entree. All veterans must show official verification. Entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant.

Menchie’s Free Frozen Yogurt
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.  Show a valid ID or be in uniform to receive.

Miami Subs
Wednesday, November 11th get 50% OFF for all active military personnel and veterans with a valid ID. 

Mission BBQ
Veterans and active-duty military will get a free sandwich and cake (while supplies last) on Veterans Day.

Mod Pizza Free Pizza
Active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service receive a free pizza or salad. Dine-in only and at only at participating locations.

Native Grill & Wings
Free meals for Veterans and Active Duty Military on Veterans Day. Choose from four options: crispy chicken sandwich, the native stripper platter, personal pizza, or the Native burger.

O’Charley’s Free Meal
All veterans and all active-duty military personnel will have their choice of one of nine meals on the O’Charley’s “$9.99er” menu. Options include O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Cowboy Sirloin, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie and Santa Fe Tilapia, among others.

Old Country Buffet
On Veterans Day, active duty, reservists and retired military may enjoy a free dine-in lunch at participating Old Country Buffet locations. Show your military ID or proof of service to enjoy the free meal.

Olive Garden Free Meal
All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal including entrees, freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad.

On The Border Free Entree
This Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal at OTB’s. The meal is from the”Create Your Own Combo menu,” which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” menu  (valued up to $10.79).

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
All veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive one free cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces, on Veteran’s Day. To claim the offer, customers should provide proof of military service, such as a military ID card, uniform photo, honors, badges, or come dressed in their military uniform.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage
All active, retired military and veterans get a free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. There is also a military discount of 15% off the total check from valid for military members and their families.

Panera Bread
1 free You Pick 2 for Veterans and Active Duty members on Veterans Day at participating locations. Bring proof of service.

Petro Stopping Centers
All truck drivers who are also veterans of the United States armed services can enjoy a complimentary meal (up to $15 value) on Veterans Day, at any participating TA and Petro sit-down restaurant across the U.S.

PDQ Fresh Tenders
Free 3 piece tenders or sandwich for all veterans or active duty military with ID or in uniform.

Pinnacle Entertainment
Free buffet on Veterans Day at Pinnacle’s properties including Ameristar, Belterra, Boomtown, Cactus Pete’s,  Lake Charles L’Auberge and Retama Park.

Pizza Schmizza & Schmizza Pub & Grub
Veterans as well as currently serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces. will receive a complimentary slice of pizza.

Pollo Tropical
This Veterans Day, all vets get 15% off with military ID. If you served, they now serve you.

Ponderosa Steakhouses
From 4pm-close, all former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) from participating Ponderosa locations. Contact your local Ponderosa for more details.

Primanti Bros.
Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich from 4 PM to close.

Red Lobster Free App
Service members past and present receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert from a special menu. Proof of service required.

Red Hot & Blue Restaurants
Active Duty, Retirees and Reservists receive a free entrée with the purchase of two drinks and a second entrée of equal or greater value. Proof of military service required. Dine-in only. Print and present the coupon before ordering.

Red Robin Free Burger and Fries
All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.

Rock & Brews
Veterans and Active Duty members receive a free pulled pork sandwich and side on November 11th.  Dine in only, military or veteran ID required.

Ruby Tuesday
Get a free appetizer on Veterans Day to all those who served or are serving.

Ryan’s
On Veterans Day, active duty, reservists and retired military may enjoy a free dine-in lunch at participating Ryan’s locations. Show your military ID or proof of service to enjoy the free meal.

Sagebrush Steakhouse
Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free entree (Maximum Value $20).

Sheetz
All veterans and current servicemen and women get a free 6″ turkey sub, regular fountain drink and free car wash.

Shoney’s Offers Free All-American Burger
Shoney’s says ‘Thank You’ to America’s heroes by offering a Shoney’s All-American Burger and fries to all Veterans and Active Duty Military members on Veterans Day.

Sizzler Free Lunch
Sizzler celebrates Vets, Active-Military personnel with free lunch Nov. 11. Meal includes choice of steak, chicken or shrimp entrée with beverage. The offer excludes the unlimited salad bar and gratuity.

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
Veterans and active duty get a free meal.  Must show proof of service.

Spaghetti Warehouse Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal
Receive a special “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer and they are encouraging its guests to “invite a veteran to lunch or dinner.” This coupon will be available on the Spaghetti Warehouse website on Nov. 3, and can be printed or presented by mobile phone.

Starbucks Free Coffee
This Veterans Day veterans, active duty military and their spouses get a free tall 12oz  brewed coffee at participating stores.

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse
Veterans, active, inactive or retired servicemen and servicewomen get a free entrée up to a $12.99 value this Veteran’s Day.   For servicemen and servicewomen the meal is completely free and no other purchases have to be made in order to receive the $12.99 value.  Proof of military service includes: dressing in uniform, DD214 form, dog tags, or current or expired government I.D.

TA Stopping Centers
All truck drivers who are also veterans of the United States armed services can enjoy a complimentary meal (up to $15 value) on Veterans Day. At any participating TA and Petro sit-down restaurant across the U.S.

Texas Corral Free Entree
A free entrée on Veterans Day from a special menu for vets and active duty.

Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch
Select from a free special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides.

Texas Steakhouse & Saloon
On November 11th, Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free entree (Maximum Value $20).


TGI Fridays Free Lunch
Veterans and active duty military service members are invited to have lunch from T.G.I Friday’s lunch menu. Offer good only at all participating  locations.  All veterans and active military personnel must show valid military I.D.

Tijuana Flats
Veterans and active-duty military eat free on Veterans Day.

Tony Roma’s Free Ribs
Come into Tony Roma’s on Veterans Day and receive a complimentary half a rack of baby back ribs. At participating locations only. With proof of Military Service or Veteran Status.

Travel Centers of America Free Meal
All truck drivers who are also veterans of the United States armed services can enjoy a complimentary meal (up to $15 value) on Veterans Day, at any participating TA and Petro sit-down restaurant across the U.S.

Twin Peaks
All Military men and women (past and present) enjoy a free menu item from their Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu. Present valid military ID to receive offer.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill
Free Chursasco with the purchase of a Churasco now through Veterans Day.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza
For all Veterans and active duty Military with ID receive a free 9″ 3 topping pizza from Uncle Maddio’s.

Uno’s free entrée or pizza with a purchase
With a military or veteran ID, entrees are buy one get one free on Veterans day

Village Inn Free Breakfast
All who have served get a free breakfast on Veterans Day, available all day long. Choose between buttermilk pancakes, three slices of french toast or a Belgian waffle. Village Inn is also thanking veterans with a “Thank You for Your Service Card”, which is a 20% discount off the total bill for the next time they visit a Village Inn. This year, Veterans Day falls on Free Pie Wednesdays, so be sure to get a slice (with any purchase) between 10am and 10pm.

Wayback Burgers
All Wayback Burgers locations will offer active military personnel and veterans a free Wayback Classic Cheeseburger with the purchase of a side and drink. Additionally, Wayback Burgers locations on naval bases will be giving away free Crispy Chicken Sriracha Sandwiches to all active military personnel and veterans.

White Castle
Veterans to receive free breakfast slider and small coffee or small soft drink on Veterans Day.

Wienerschnitzel
One free chili dog and small Pepsi for all Veterans and Active Duty with a valid military ID, or for those wearing their military uniform.

World of Beer
World of Beer invites all veterans and current servicemen to enjoy a free select draught beer by presenting a military ID, VA Card, or proof of service, where legal.

Tips Before Heading Out

  • Review the official site information and rules before heading out.  Many websites are listing previous years promotions that are no longer valid.  We link to the official information.
  • Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform.  Proof of military service varies by company.  See the list of states now offering a Veterans designation on a driver’s license.
  • Pay attention to the dates on the Veterans Day offer as some offers are for days to other than Veterans Day or extended over several days.
  • Most of the restaurant free meals are for dine in only.
  • Verify that you’re eligible for the offer.
  • You should tip your server.  They’re working hard to serve you and depend on the income. We recommend tipping on the actual cost of the meal.
  • Many of these promotions include small print that says participating locations only.  Unfortunately individual franchisees may choose not to participate.  Fortunately, some franchisee’s participate even if the corporate company does not.
  • Call ahead if you’re unsure about anything.
  • Thank you for your service!
Veterans Day Guide to Offers
National Free Meals & Discounts National Retail, Travel & Service Deals, Discounts, Freebies
Local Area Free Meals & Discounts Giving Back & Veterans Services
How to Get a Veterans ID Map to Veterans Day Free Meals and Services
Veterans Day Sales for Everybody Logo wall of Participating Businesses
Veterans Day Resources
About Veterans Day Veterans Day Fact Infographic
Official Veterans Day Posts Since 1978 Veterans Day Pictures
Military & Veterans Discounts Year Round
Military & Veterans Discounts Local Area Military & Veterans Discounts
Veteran & Military Cell Phone Discounts Military Discounts at Gyms and Health Clubs
Wedding Military Discounts Under Armour Military & Veterans Discount

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