In honor of Veterans Day, Outback Steakhouse offers discounts to veterans and active military, as well as police, firefighters, and first responders. For Veterans Day 2018, Outback also gave out free Bloomin' Onions and beverages to anyone who could show proper ID.
If you won't make it to an Outback Steakhouse, there are plenty of other restaurants giving out free food in November, including Chili's, Denny's, Golden Corral, BJ's, O'Charley's, Red Lobster, T.G.I. Friday's, Texas Roadhouse, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Robin, IHOP, Olive Garden, and Applebee's.
Tip: In addition to free food this Veterans Day are many other businesses that are discounting purchases and handing out other types of free stuff. See this list of Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts for more information.
Outback Steakhouse Offer
In 2018, Outback Steakhouse offered discounts in addition to the free Bloomin' Onion and beverage for military personnel. Any military member, police officer, firefighter, or first responder who ordered food at an Outback location between November 8 and November 10 was eligible to receive 20 percent off their entire check.
When the Offer Is Valid
Outback Steakhouse's free Veterans Day food offer is available on Veterans Day. After you've found a nearby Outback Steakhouse, it would be best to give them a call to see what time of day you should come in to get your free food, as well as to verify that the location is participating in the Veterans Day offer.
Be sure to check out some of the frequently asked questions about Veterans Day free meals for some information on how Veterans Day offers work.
Who Is Eligible
Outback Steakhouse's Veterans Day free food can be enjoyed by all military personnel. This includes not only veterans but also active duty military. However, this means that if you bring friends or family with you, only the military members are eligible to take advantage of the free food. Of course, if you fall under one of the categories mentioned above, you can get 20 percent off your meal. This is just one of a few restrictions put in place by Outback Steakhouse—others are explained below.
Military ID is required for military members to get the free food and beverage on Veterans Day. This proof of service isn't unique to Outback Steakhouse. Nearly all restaurants that have Veterans Day free meals will require some sort of verification to prove that you're an active or retired military member.
The Bloomin' Onion and beverage were what Outback Steakhouse offered as the free items in 2018. This meant patrons did not have free reign to choose anything else off their menus. Additionally, Veterans Day was the only day on which the free Bloomin' Onion and beverage offer was valid. However, the 20 percent discount for other service members could have been taken advantage of for a couple of days—between November 8 and 10, 2018.
It's important that you bring military ID with you. Any veteran or military member that doesn't present a military ID may not be able to enjoy the free food and beverage. If you can't provide a military ID, but instead have some other form of proof of service, it's best to contact your local Outback Steakhouse to see if they can work with you.