Veterans Day Discounts

Learn more about Veterans Day discounts.

Each year, in honor of Veterans Day, a number of restaurants and businesses around the country offer free or discounted goods, services, and meals to both veterans and active-duty service members. In 2015, the following restaurants and businesses are offering discounts*:

Beginning November 8:

  • McCormick & Schmick's: Free lunch or dinner from special menu.

Beginning November 9:

  • Carraba's: Free appetizer of your choice.
  • Red Lobster: Free Appetizer from a select list of appetizers.
  • Spaghetti Warehouse: Buy one entree, get one free. Coupon Required (available on their website and FaceBook page).Choose any of 11 "Original Recipe" Spaghetti entrees and receive a second entree free. Friends and relatives are encouraged to treat a veteran to a meal.

Beginning November 10:

  • Country Cookin': Free meal for current and former military.
  • Bar Louie: Free entree from select menu. Dine-in only.

Beginning November 11:

  • 54th Street Grill: Free meal, up to $12 value.
  • Applebees: Free meal from special menu. Beverage and gratuity not included.
  • Bob Evans: All you can eat hotcakes.
  • Bonanza Steakhouse: Free Veterans Day buffet.
  • Brann's Steakhouse & Grill: Free 6 oz sirloin and two sides.
  • Buehler's Grocery: Free breakfast menu meal, 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
  • Buffalo's Cafe: Free meal.
  • Calhoun's Restaurant: Free meal from select menu.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day menu.
  • Cattlemens Steakhouse: Free 8 oz sirloin steak dinner.
  • CentraArchy Restaurants: Free meal at participating restaurants, including Burrito Loco, California Dreaming, Carolina Roadhouse, ChopHouse New Orleans, ChopHouse '47, Gulfstream Cafe, Joey D's Oak Room, and New York Prime.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise: Free All-American Burger with fries with purchase of beverage. Dine-in only
  • Chick-fil-A: Free entree with beverage. ID required.
  • Chili's: Free lunch combo during lunch hour, or free meal from special menu during dinner hour.
  • City Barbeque: Free sandwich platter at participating locations. Proof of service required.
  • Claim Jumper: Free entree from select menu, with official proof of service. Dine-in only.
  • Cotton Patch Cafe: Free meal. Proof of service required.
  • Denny's: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam, from 5 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
  • Fatz Eatz & Drinkz: Free meal. Proof of service required.
  • Fox & the Hound: Free Sandwich or Entree (up to $10). Dine-in only.
  • Friendly's: Free breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Golden Corral: 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner, 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
  • Green Mill: Free menu item for lunch or dinner.
  • Hoss's Family Steak and Sea House: Free meal from the "American Values" menu, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Hurrican Grill & Wings: Free meal from special menu.
  • Little Caesar's Pizza: Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY lunch combo, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse: Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Max & Erma's: Free "Best Cheeseburger in America" combo.
  • Menchie's: Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt.
  • Mission BBQ: Free sandwiches to active duty military members and veterans.
  • MOD Pizza: Free pizza or salad. Dine-in only.
  • The Olive Garden: Free entree with proof of service.
  • On the Border: Free Choose 2 or Choose 3 combo.
  • Orange Leaf: Free frozen yogurt (up to 11 0z.).
  • Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2015.
  • PDQ Tenders: PDQ Free 3 piece Tenders or Sandwich. PDQ also offers 50% off the entire order for all active/retired military personnel on the first Monday every month.
  • Perkin's Restaurant & Bakery: Free Magnificent Seven meal at participating. Beverage not included.
  • Pinnacle Entertainment (Casino Chain). Select locations are offering a free buffet meal.
  • Primanti Bros.: Free Sandwich from 4 p.m. to close.
  • Red Robin: Free Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries.
  • Rock & Brews: Free pulled-pork sandwich with a side.
  • Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill: Free garlic cheese bread or hummus with grilled herb flatbread. Dine-in only.
  • Sheetz: Free lunch. Free car wash also available at participating locations.
  • Shoney's: Free All-American Burger.
  • Sizzler: Free lunch served until 4 p.m. Choice of 3 entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink.
  • Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill: Free meal from special Veterans Day menu.
  • Starbucks: Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses.
  • Tap House Grill: Free meal for service members and veterans with proof of service
  • Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from special menu. Dine-in only.
  • TGI Friday's: Free lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tony Roma's: Free half rack Baby Back Ribs at select Florida locations.
  • Travel Centers of America:> Free meal for CDL holders who are also veterans. Proof of service required.
  • Tubby's Sub Shops: Free small grilled steak n' cheese or Tubby's Famous sub. Take-out only.
  • Twin Peaks Restaurants: Free meal.
  • Village Inn: Free breakfast any time of day (choice of three menu items). Veterans will also receive a "Thank You for Your Service" card valid for 20% off their total bill on their next visit when they dine at Village Inn on Veterans Day.
  • Wienerschnitzel: Free hot dog & small soft drink.

In addition to the restaurants listed above offering free food, veterans may also receive the following "freebies" on Veterans Day*:

  • Free Car Wash: Visit for a list of participating car washes.
  • Free Haircut: Great Clips is offering a free haircut. Non-veterans can get a coupon to give to a veteran.
  • Free Haircut: Sport Clips is offering a free haircut.
  • Free Night at a B&BGet a free night's stay at a Bed & Breakfast on Veterans Day. Visit B&Bs for Vets to see a list of participating B&Bs.
  • Free Kindle Book: Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service Members and Families by best-selling author, Jean Chatzky.

For more information on Veterans Day discounts, visit The Military Wallet.

*Discounts only valid at participating locations. For more information on participating locations near you, please click here...
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