Once again this year, many restaurants will be offering FREE or discounted meals to our military service men and women on or around Veterans Day: Tuesday, November 11. Please bookmark this site, then share with your military friends and family members! We will be updating with more information on Veterans Day free meals as they become available. These Veterans Day free meals and deals have already been confirmed for 2014:
Applebee’s – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Military veterans and active-duty service members will be able to eat free at any Applebee’s across the U.S. on Veterans Day. Guests can choose from 7 delicious entrées on the Thank You Meal menu: 7 Ounce House Sirloin, American Standard All-In Burger, Chicken Tenders Platter, Oriental Chicken Salad, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, or Double Crunch Shrimp.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Veterans and active military members can choose a free meal of their choice up to $9.95 value on Veterans Day.
Bob Evans – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Veterans and active duty military personnel will receive free all you can eat hotcakes. This offer is available all day on Veterans Day. Please show proof of military service.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Enjoy a free appetizer on Veterans Day. No purchase necessary. Valid for both veterans and active military personnel who show up in uniform or show proof of military service.
Chili’s – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Veterans and active duty military choose one free meal from the Veterans Day special menu: Margarita Grilled Chicken, OldTimer with Cheese, Chicken Crispers, Classic Turkey Sandwich (full), Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad, Soup & Salad Combo (does not include Bottomless Express Lunch), any flatbread, any lunch combo, or any 9″ pizza. Please provide proof of valid military service.
ele Cake Company – We would like to say THANK YOU to all who’ve served by offering all Veterans a free cupcake on Veteran’s Day!
Friendly’s – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Friendly’s is offering a free breakfast, lunch, or dinner to veterans and active military personnel. For breakfast, enjoy a Big Two Do with your choice of French toast, buttermilk pancakes, or regular toast with bacon or sausage and eggs. Coffee will also be served. For lunch or dinner, grab a free All American Burger with fries and your choice of beverage. Valid military ID is required.
Golden Corral – Monday, November 17, 2014 – The 14th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held from 5:00-9:00PM at all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide. This free “thank you” dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.
Krispy Kreme – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast: one doughnut and a small coffee. Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead before heading out.
Longhorn Steakhouse – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Both veterans and active military personnel can enjoy a free Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Valid proof of military service is required.
O’Leary’s Pub & Grub – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Will be giving 20% off food for active military and retired military with military ID
Max & Erma’s – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo for all past and present U.S. military members. Includes your choice of Tortilla Soup or side house salad, French Fries, and a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie. Dine-in only. Not all locations are participating, so call your local Max & Erma’s to confirm before heading out.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – Sunday, November 9, 2014 – McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 16th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 10. Guests can choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from the special Veterans Day menu: Salmon Rigatoni, Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Cedar Planked or Grilled Salmon, Blackened Chicken Fettuccine, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Cashew Crusted Tilapia, Tender Beef Medallions, Romano Chicken Chopped Salad, and McCormick’s Cheeseburger. This is a very popular event which fills up quickly. You’re asked to make your reservations before November 9th. Please show proof of military service.
Outback Steakhouse – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage. Plus receive Outback’s Military Mate 15% discount on meals from November 12-December 31, 2014
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Enjoy a a free Magnificent Seven meal on Veterans Day. Includes 2 eggs served the way you like, 3 buttermilk pancakes, and your choice of 2 bacon strips or 2 sausage links. Offer valid for veterans and active service members. Please bring valid ID or proof of military service.
Red Lobster – November 10-13, 2014 – Veterans and active military personnel enjoy a free appetizer. Choose Sweet Chili Shrimp, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Lobster Artichoke & Seafood Dip, Lobster Crab & Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster Pizza, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Crispy Calamari and Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, White Wine & Roasted Garlic Mussels, or Shrimp Nachos. Proof of military service is required to take advantage of this offer.
Roosters – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Anyone who presents their military ID at a Roosters location on Veterans Day will receive a free $10 Cluckin’ Buck as a show of our appreciation. No strings attached, past, present Vets, just a big thank you for all that you for us us.
Starbucks – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Starbucks is offering a free tall brewed coffee to all veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day. Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead to confirm before heading out.
Texas Roadhouse– From 11am-2pm on Tuesday, November 11 if you are a veteran or active military personnel, bring your military ID, Veterans Affairs Card, or discharge papers to select a free entrée and soft drink/tea from our Veterans Lunch* Menu. Bring your family and friends to help us honor those who have served our country.
The Old Arcana– To honor those who have served our country, The Old Arcana is offering 15% OFF TO ALL VETERANS – Wed, Nov 5th through November 11th.
Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shop – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – All Tim Hortons locations are offering a free doughnut to veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day. Of course, the Tim Hortons Star Spangled Donut is included! Not valid at Tim Hortons restaurants in Canada.
Most of these offers require proof of military service. Acceptable forms of identification include a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214, Citation or Commendation, photograph of yourself in uniform, or simply wear your uniform to the restaurant.
While you’re there, be sure to thank these restaurants for offering free/discounted food to the brave military men and women who serve our country. If you qualify, be sure to take advantage of these 2014 Veterans Day breakfast, lunch and dinner meal deals. Be sure to check back here for more restaurants offering free meals to veterans as we get closer to Veterans Day 2014.