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Veterans Day, Free Food for active-duty personnel and veterans

To mark Veterans Day, and honor those who served our country, restaurants and businesses are offering discounts and free services for active and retired military personnel.Each restaurant has different offerings, so be sure to look into each one specifically to make sure you’re eligible to take advantage of their Veterans Day discounts and freebies! Also, note that tax and gratuity aren’t included, so make sure to tip your server based on the original price of the meal or snack.


Applebee’s has a tradition of offering veterans and active-duty military a free meal on Nov. 11. It continues the tradition this year.

Buffalo Wild Wings

The “Wings for Heroes” means you’ll receive one small order of wings with a side of fries.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Get your free appetizer at Carrabba’s on Veterans Day.


Most Chili’s offer a free meal to military and veterans, but call your local chain for details.


Buy-one-get-one-free on dine-in purchases at Chipotle on Veterans Day. Valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders. This offer is valid for active-duty military, veterans, reserves, national guard, military spouses, and retired military. Limit of one free menu item with military ID.

Cracker Barrel

Receive a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake when you visit Cracker Barrel this Veterans Day.


Denny’s will honor the nation’s servicemen and women with a special offer to enjoy a FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon.

Famous Dave’s

Get a free 2 Meat Combo served with one side item and a cornbread muffin.

Golden Corral

Golden Corral honors military and vets on Nov. 11 from 5-9 PM. To date, Golden Corral restaurants have served over 5.1 million free meals and contributed over $12.9 million to Disabled American Veterans.


Free red, white, and blue pancakes with blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream.

Krispy Creme

Military and Veterans get 1 free donut and small coffee on Veterans Day.

Little Caesars Pizza

Grab your free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo on Veterans Day.

Longhorn Steakhouse

Free appetizer or dessert for active duty and veterans. In addition, eligible customers will get 10% off the table’s total check on Nov. 11

Olive Garden

Choose from 6 popular entrees from Olive Garden’s menu for free on Veterans Day.

Outback Steakhouse

“Military Mates” and their families can get a free blooming onion and drink.

Red Lobster

Get your free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 10 or 11.

Red Robin

Get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Dine-in only.

Ruby Tuesday's

Free appetizer for all veterans, active duty and reserve service members on Nov. 11.


Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, reservists, veterans and military spouses on Nov.

Texas Roadhouse

Choose from 10 lunch offers, including a complimentary beverage.

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