Veterans Day Free Meals 2018

A List of Veterans Day Free Meals and Other Veterans Day Freebies for 2018

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This list is currently being updated for Veterans Day Free Meals in 2018. You'll find this years updates at the top of the list. Check back daily for more additions.

Here is your guide to all the great Veterans Day free meals! We thank you for your service. Below are all the popular restaurants and other retailers that are giving away free meals, discounts, and other freebies to veterans on Veterans Day (Sunday, November 11, 2018).

If you're not seeing your favorite restaurant from last...MORE year, they may still be participating but haven't gotten back to me with their 2018 information. This list is updated many times a day, so keep checking back for more information.

At the bottom of this list, you'll find free food that requires a purchase as well as some local restaurants that are giving out free Veterans Day meals.

Important: Please read through my Veterans Day Free Meals FAQ for important information you need to know before getting your freebie or free meal, like military qualifications, restaurant participation details, and lots more.

You can find even more freebies for vets on my list of Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts for 2017. Here you'll find freebies like free haircuts, car washes, and even hotel stays.

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    Picture of the Golden Corral logo
    © Golden Corral

    Important: This Veterans Day free meal takes place not on Veterans Day but the Monday after.

    On Monday, November 12, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals and a beverage to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard, and Reserves.

    Details of the Free Golden Corral Military Buffet

    All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.

    Over the last 17 years, Golden Corral served over 5.4 million veterans a Veterans Day free meal!

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    Picture of an Applebee's
    © Mike Mozart/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

    Stop into a participating Applebee's on Sunday, November 11, 2018 to get your Veterans day free meal.

    Details of the Free Veterans Day Meal at Applebee's

    Check out the link above for everything you need to know about this Veterans Day free meal, including what sorts of ID they consider valid, the full list of menu items you get to choose from, who is eligible, etc.

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    Picture of the Outback Steakhouse logo
    © Outback Steakhouse

    Stop into any Outback Steakhouse on November 11, 2018 to get a free Bloomin' Onion and coke product. This offer is for all military personnel that have military ID.

    Details of the Free Veterans Day Meal at Outback Steakhouse

    Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a discount of 20% off the total check from November 8 to November 10, 2018, valid for military, police, firefighters, and first resopnders.

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    Picture of the Olive Garden logo
    © Darden Concepts, Inc.

    Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all active-duty military and military veterans on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

    Details of the Free Meal Including Entree Choices at Olive Garden on Veterans Day

    You'll need to verify with Olive Garden that you currently are or used to be in the military. Proof of military service usually includes bringing your military ID, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, or Veterans Organization Card.

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    Screenshot of the Texas Roadhouse logo
    © Texas Roadhouse

    Texas Roadhouse will be giving away Veterans Day free meals for lunch on Sunday, November 11, 2018 to active, former, or retired military.

    Details on the Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day Free Meal Including Entree Options

    This is for dine-in only. Hours may vary by location, so be sure to check a Texas Roadhouse near you for specific details.

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    Screenshot of the LongHorn Steakhouse logo
    © RARE Hospitality Management, LLC

    LongHorn Steakhouse is giving away free appetizers and desserts to veterans and active service members who stop in to Longhorn Steakhouse on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

    Plus, eligible customers also get 10% off their table's total check.

    More Details on the LongHorn Steakhouse Veterans Day Free Meal

    You'll need to bring proof of service with you for this freebie such as wearing your uniform or showing Military ID.

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    Picture of the TGI Fridays logo
    © TGI Friday's Inc.

    TGI Fridays will be having free meal for all veterans and active-duty military on Sunday, November 11, 2018, as well as the following Monday, November 12. 

    Details on the TGI Fridays Free Veterans Day Meal

    This offer is valid at participating locations only, and is only valid after a military ID is shown for proof of service. Be sure to contact your local TGI Fridays for specific details.

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    Screenshot of the Red Robin logo
    © Red Robin International

    Veterans and active duty military can stop into any participating Red Robin location on Sunday, November 11 to get a free Red's Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.

    More Details on the Red Robin Veterans Day Free Meal

    Be sure to bring your military ID to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie.

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    Screenshot of the Krispy Kreme logo
    © KKD Corporation

    Veterans and active-duty military can start their Veterans Day off with a free breakfast at Krispy Kreme that includes a doughnut and a small coffee. No purchase, ID, or coupon is necessary.

    This offer is valid for dine-in only, not via the drive-through. All locations but casinos in CT should be participating. Find a Krispy Kreme near you to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie.

    There are also many other ways you can get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts during the year.

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    Picture of the Dunkin' Donuts logo
    © DD IP Holder LLC

    To show their support, Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free donuts to active duty military and veterans on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

    This free Veterans Day donut is limited to one per customer while supplies last, but no purchase is required and you just need to show military ID.

    It's possible that not every Dunkin' Donuts location is participating, so be sure to call ahead to double-check.

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    Screenshot of the Chuck E. Cheese’s logo
    © CEC Entertainment, Inc.

    In honor of Veterans Day this November 11, Chuck E. Cheese's is giving out one free personal 1-topping pizza to all active duty, national guard, and retired military members.

    This Veterans Day free meal offer is valid at participating stores nationwide. Military ID is required. 

    Chuck E. Cheese's has offers for military families all year round, too.

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    Screenshot of the LaMar's Donuts logo
    © LaMar's Donuts

    Veterans and active military personnel can visit a participating LaMar's Donuts and Coffee location to get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee on Sunday, November 11.

    No coupon or purchase is necessary. Just bring military ID with you to redeem this free Veterans Day offer.

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    The Cracker Barrel logo
    © CBOCS Properties, Inc.

    On Veterans Day, Cracker Barrel is giving veterans a Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert...for free!

    You can pick the cake or have a Crafted Coffee, like the Goo Goo Latte or Vanilla Latte.

    All 640+ locations are participating in this Veterans Day free food offer this year.

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    Screenshot of the Menchie's logo
    © Menchie's

    This is the sixth Veterans Day that Menchie's Frozen Yogurt has given out free 6 oz. cups of frozen yogurt to veterans and active duty military.

    This offer is valid all day long at participating Menchie's locations, and you need to show military ID to receive this Veterans Day freebie. 

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    Screenshot of the Bonefish Grill logo
    © Bloomin' Brands Inc

    In honor of Veterans Day, Bonefish Grill is giving out free appetizers to veterans and military members on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

    To get this offer, make sure you visit Bonefish Grill with your proof of service, like your military ID. This deal is dine-in only.

    It's possible that not all locations are participating, so be sure to contact your local Bonefish Grill before heading out so you can verify that they are.

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    Picture of the Mission BBQ logo
    © Mission BBQ

    On Veterans Day, November 11, Mission BBQ locations will be giving away free sandwiches to all active-duty military and veterans.

    Military ID is not required.

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    Screenshot of the RibCrib logo
    © RibCrib

    For the last six years, RibCrib has been thanking veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day with a free meal. They're doing it again this year on Sunday, November 11.

    The eligible customers can choose food from RibCrib’s Menu of Honor.

    You might want to check with your local RibCrib's before you head out on Veterans Day to be sure they're participating in this offer.

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    Picture of the White Castle logo
    © White Castle Management Co.

    White Castle is giving out a free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal (numbers 1-6) to any veteran or other military member who comes in on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th or the day after on Monday, November 12th.

    Proof of military service is requested but might not be required. Every White Castle location is participating except for Las Vegas.

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    Picture of the Sizzler logo
    © Sizzler

    Participating Sizzler locations will be serving veterans and active military members a Veterans Day free meal until 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

    You'll get to choose from a 6 oz. Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken, or Half Dozen Jumbo Crispy Shrimp. Individuals will also receive a free side and a coffee, tea, or fountain drink.

    Bring proof of service such as your U.S. military-issue or veterans group ID card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), a photograph of yourself in uniform, or wear your uniform to your local Sizzlers.

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    Picture of the Twin Peaks Restaurants logo

    This Veterans Day free meal is on Monday, not Sunday.

    Active and retired military members can visit Twin Peaks the day after Veterans Day, on Monday the 12th, for a completely free Veterans Day meal.

    This Veterans Day free meal is valid only the day after Veterans Day, from 11 a.m. through 11 p.m., and might be valid only at participating Twin Peaks locations.

    Eligible customers can pick anything from this special Veterans Day menu: Chicken Tenders, Philly Cheesesteak, Chicken Ranch, Cheeseburger, or Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad.

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    Screenshot of the City Barbeque logo
    © City Barbeque

    All military members and veterans can visit City Barbeque on Sunday, November 11 for Veterans Day to get a free sandwich platter and a drink.

    This Veterans Day free food offer includes not only a free sandwich but also two sides and a regular drink.

    Not all locations may be participating, so be sure to call ahead to your local City Barbeque to confirm that they are.

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    Picture of the Wienerschnitzel logo
    © The Galardi Group Inc

    Wienerschnitzel sells millions of hot dogs every year, and for Veterans Day this November 11, eligible customers can have a chili dog and small fries absolutely free, plus a 20 oz drink.

    There are hundreds of locations but not all of them may be participating, so be sure to contact your local Wienerschnitzel to double-check.

    This Veterans Day free food is for both active military members as well as veterans who can provide military ID or who show up in their military uniform.

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    Screenshot of the Peet's Coffee & Tea logo
    © Peet's Coffee & Tea

    Troops and veterans can grab a free small cup of coffee or tea at Peet's Coffee & Tea on Sunday, November 11.

    Check with your local Peet's Coffee & Tea to see if they'll be participating.

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    Screenshot of the Perkins Restaurant logo

    © Perkins

    Any veteran can visit a Perkins Restaurant on Sunday, November 11, for a free breakfast for Veterans Day.

    This Veterans Day free meal includes a Magnificent 7 breakfast, which consists of two eggs, two strips of bacon, and three pancakes.

    It's possible that not every Perkins location is participating, so be sure to call ahead of time to make sure.

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    Screenshot of the Sagebrush Steakhouse logo
    © Sagebrush Steakhouse

    All Sagebrush Steakhouse locations are honoring veterans and active military this year with a free meal on Sunday, November 11.

    Options include Signature Grilled Chicken Salad, Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders, 6oz Texas Sirloin, Blackened Tilapia, Super Cheezy Chicken, Sirloin Tips, Steakhouse Burger, and Philly Steak & Cheese.

    Military identification is required and the meal does include a non-alcoholic beverage. This is dine-in only.

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    Screenshot of the Back Yard Burgers logo
    Back Yard Burgers

    This Veterans Day, Back Yard Burgers is handing out free burgers to veterans and anyone actively serving in the military.

    Check with your local Back Yard Burgers before heading out on Sunday the 11th to be sure that they're participating, too. You'll need to come wearing your uniform or have valid military ID.

    Back Yard Burgers offers a 20% discount to service men and women all year as well.

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    Screenshot of the CentraArchy Restaurants logo
    © CentraArchy

    All CentraArchy Restaurants will be honoring veterans and active military members this year with a free meal on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 12.

    Restaurants include New York Prime, California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47, and Gulfstream Café.

    Individuals will need to provide proof of service for this free, dine-in only meal. 

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    Picture of the Grub Burger Bar logo
    © GBB Hospitality

    Any active, former, or retired military member can get a free burger at a Grub Burger Bar location on Sunday, November 11, for Veterans Day.

    You must be able to show your military ID before you can take part in this Veterans Day free meal offer from Grub Burger Bar. 

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    Screenshot of the Bandana's Bar-B-Q logo
    Bandanas Bar-B-Q

    On Sunday, November 11, veterans and active military eat free at Bandana's Bar-B-Q.

    This free Veterans Day food offer is valid for meals up to $10. Proof of service is necessary, so be sure to bring your military ID or some other proof with you when you visit your local Bandana's Bar-B-Q.

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    Screenshot of the Bruegger's Bagels logo
    © Bruegger’s

    Active military members and veterans can stop in to Bruegger's Bagels for a free medium drip coffee on Sunday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

    No purchase is necessary to get your free coffee. However, this deal is only valid at participating locations, and a valid military ID is required.

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    Screenshot of the Farmer Boys website logo
    © FarmerBoys.com

    This Veterans Day free meal is on Monday, not Sunday.

    If you're a veteran or active military member, stop by a Farmer Boys the day after Veterans Day, on Monday the 12th, for a free Big Cheese cheeseburger.

    Farmer Boys has locations across California and Nevada. You have to visit the store to receive the free meal; you can't order over the phone.

    Valid proof of military service is required in order to get this free Veterans Day meal.

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    Screenshot of the Glory Days Grill logo
    © Glory Days Grill

    With proper ID, veterans can enjoy a free appetizer or an order or boneless wings at Glory Days Grill on Sunday the 11th and Monday the 12th; veterans can get the free meal both days.

    This Veterans Day offer can be had with any valid form of military ID.

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    Screenshot of the logo for The Green Turtle
    © The Greene Turtle

    The Greene Turtle will be honoring past and present members of the military with a free entree from a special limited menu on Sunday, November 11.

    This Veterans Day free meal is available from 11:00 AM to close, is dine-in only, is valid for any mean up to $12, does not include gratuity, tax, or a drink, and is only valid at participating The Greene Turtle locations.

    The Greene Turtle also offers military members a year long 15% discount at participating locations.

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    Picture of the Cotton Patch Cafe logo
    © Cotton Patch Cafe

    Cotton Patch Cafe is giving out free Veterans Day meals to veterans and active military on November 11, 2018.

    You can get a free chicken fried steak as long as you bring along a form of military ID to your local Cotton Patch Cafe on Veterans Day.

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    Screenshot of the 54th Street logo
    © Kellan Restaurant Management Group

    54th Street Grill will be having a free meal up to a $12 value for veterans and active military on Veterans Day. Proof of military service is required.

    Find out where a 54th Street Grill is near you.

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    Screenshot of the Texas Corral logo
    © Texas Corral

    Veterans and active duty service members can eat free at Texas Corral on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

    This Veterans Day free meal includes your choice of the following from this special Veterans Day menu: 6oz Sirloin Steak, Country Fried Chicken, Cowboy Pork Chop, Fajitas, Smokey Roasted Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork, Bacon Cheddar Burger, Fried Catfish, and a few other Texas Corral favorites.

    All entrees are served with iced tea, lemonade, or coffee.

    Visit your local Texas Corral for this Veterans Day free meal and be sure to come in uniform or bring along your U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, DD214, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, or a photograph of you in uniform.

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    Picture of the Country Cookin logo
    © Country Cookin

    This Veterans Day free meal is on the Tuesday after Veterans Day.

    Country Cookin will be offering free Veterans Day meals to veterans as well as active and reserved military members the Tuesday after Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 13, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

    Orders can be taken from the special Troop Appreciate Tuesday menu, which includes Wrangler Sirloin, Pub Style Fish & Chips, and Famous Chicken Strip

    In addition to the entree, eligible customers also get Endless Salads & Sides and a beverage.

    Be sure to bring along your military ID to your local Country Cookin to take advantage of this Veterans Day free meal.

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    Screenshot of the Rock & Brews logo
    © Rock & Brews

    Rock & Brews will be participating in 2018 but details are not yet available.

    Another place to get free food on Veterans Day is Rock & Brews. They're serving free pulled pork sandwiches to all veterans, active military members, and first responders.

    Some locations may not be participating in this deal, so be sure to contact your local Rock & Brews to check that they are.

    To date, Rock & Brews has donated over $140,000 to local organizations directly benefiting veterans and military organizations.

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    Screenshot of the TooJay's website logo
    © TooJay's Management L.L.C.

    TooJay's will be participating in 2018 but details are not yet available.

    Vets and active military members get free food at TooJay's when they choose from a special Veterans Day menu on November 11.

    The special menu includes the following: Sheperd’s Pie, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Chopped Sirloin, Choose Too Half Sandwich and Soup, Fish and Chips (lunch portion), Atlantic Cod with Lemon Dill Butter, Open Faced Turkey Sandwich, and Create Your Own Omelette.

    You can redeem this offer at TooJay's when you present your military ID. No other offers can be used at the same time.

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    Screenshot of the Chili's logo
    © Brinker International

    Visit a participating Chili's on Saturday, November 11, 2017, to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty.

    Details of the Free Veterans Day Meal Including Menu Options at Chili's

    You'll need to show proof of military service to get your Veterans Day free meal.

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    Picture of the Red Lobster logo
    © Red Lobster Hospitality LLC

    Active duty military, reserve, and military veterans can stop by Red Lobster and get a free appetizer or dessert on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

    More Details on the Red Lobster Veterans Day Freebie Including Appetizer and Dessert Choices

    Valid proof of military service is required in order to get this free food.

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    Screenshot of the BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse logo
    © BJ's Restaurants, Inc.

    BJ's will be giving free meals to veterans both the day before and the day of Veterans Day, valued up to $12.95.

    Visit the link below for information about how to get free beer too!

    Here are More Details on the BJ's Veterans Day Free Meal

    Please contact your local BJ's to get details on their Veterans Day promotion before heading out. A military ID or other proof of service is required.

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    Picture of the Village Inn logo
    © Village Inn

    Village Inn will be giving veterans and active military their choice of a free breakfast any time of day on Veterans Day. Choose four items from the V.I.B. menu to create your own breakfast.

    Grab your military proof before you head out to the Village Inn near you.

    This offer is not valid at all locations, so be sure to check ahead of time. Also, it's for dine-in only, gratuity and tax are not included, add-on items are not included, it isn't valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts, and only one offer is valid per person.

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    Picture of the Bob Evans logo
    © Bob Evans

    Veterans and active military personnel can stop into any Bob Evans location at any time on Saturday, November 11 to receive free breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

    Choices include Stack of Hotcakes; Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast; Country Biscuit Breakfast; Mini Sampler Breakfast; Farm Boy Sandwich; or Country Fried Steak Dinner.

    You'll need to bring proof of military service to get your Veterans Day free meal. This can include a 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.

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    Picture of the Famous Dave's logo
    © Famous Dave's Barbeque Inc.

    The Veterans Day free meal at Famous Dave's includes a Two Meat BBQ Salute. This offer is valid all day on November 11 at participating Famous Dave's locations only. 

    The Two Meat Salute is a choice of two different meats, including Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, Barbeque Chicken, Sweetwater Catfish Fingers, Traditional Wings, Boneless Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Chicken Tenders, or Texas Beef Brisket, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

    Proof of service is required, which means you need to bring a photo ID and a US Uniformed Services ID card, DD-214 form, or current leave and earnings statement).

    This offer is for dine-in only and it does not include a beverage.

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    Screenshot of the Shoney's logo
    © Shoney's North America, LLC

    Participating Shoney's will be having a Veterans Day free all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in 2017 for veterans as well as active duty military.

    Proof of military service is required, it's for dine-in only between 6 AM and 11 AM on the 11th, and beverages, tax, and gratuity are not included in the free offer. Find a Shoney's near you.

    Though this free Veterans Day offer isn't compatible with other offers and discounts, Shoney's also gives out a 15% discount all year long to the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Department, EMT Units, and anyone else with proof of service.

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    Screenshot of the Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers website logo
    © Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

    Visit a Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers near you this Veterans Day, November 11, to get a free combo meal card.

    You must be a veteran or active duty military to pick up the card but it can be redeemed by anyone. 

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    Screenshot of the Arby's logo
    © Arby's IP Holder Trust

    Arby's is giving out free Veterans Day sandwiches on November 11 to anyone with proof of military service; wearing uniform or bringing military ID should be fine.

    This free roast beef classic sandwich is good at participating Arby's locations only, which include stores in OK, AR, KS, MO, IL, CO, ID, WY, and WA.

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    Screenshot of the Buffalo Wild Wings logo
    © Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

    Buffalo Wild Wings is having their annual Veterans Day free food deal on Veterans Day, which is Saturday, November 11. All day, veterans and active duty military get a free order of wings and a side of fries.

    This offer is valid at all Buffalo Wild Wings locations and is for dine-in only. Beverages, taxes, and gratuity are not included in this offer.

    Proof of military service is required, which can include a permanent or temporary military ID card, DD214, or veteran's card. You may also come wearing your military uniform or bring a photo of you wearing it.

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    Screenshot of the MOD Pizza logo
    © MOD Pizza LLC

    On Saturday, November 11, MOD Pizza is giving out free pizza or salad vouchers to veterans and active military members.

    A voucher can be redeemed for a free 11" pizza or salad any time during the week following Veterans Day - between November 12 and November 19.

    Make sure to check with your local MOD Pizza before you head out - it's possible that not all locations are giving away this free food offer for Veterans Day.

    You may need to bring your military ID or some other proof of service with you when you visit MOD Pizza.

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    Screenshot of the Fazoli's logo
    © Fazoli's System Management, LLC

    If you're a veteran, you can stop into your local Fazoli's on Veterans Day to get free spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara. Not all locations are participating so call before you go.

    Proof of military service is required before you can get your free Veterans Day food, so make sure you bring valid military ID or wear your uniform on Saturday, the 11th.

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    Screenshot of the Romano's Macaroni Grill logo
    © Romano's Macaroni Grill

    For Veterans Day, Romano's Macaroni Grill is offering free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti meals to vets and active military for lunch or dinner on Saturday, November 11.

    The Mom's Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entree includes the following: house-made beef, veal, pork and ricotta meatballs sprinkled with romano cheese and crushed red chile, topped with imported Pomodorina sauce and served over imported, bronze-cut spaghetti. 

    All 93 locations are participating in this dine-in offer and it's valid for anyone who can present military ID or some other proof of military service.

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    Screenshot of the Zoes Kitchen logo
    © Zoes Kitchen

    Zoës Kitchen is another way veterans can get a free meal on Veterans Day. They just have to show their military ID or DD214.

    If you're not sure that your local Zoës Kitchen is having this Veterans Day offer, I suggest calling them before you visit.

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    Screenshot of the Cicis Pizza logo
    © CICI ENTERPRISES, LP

    Anyone with an active or retired military ID can get a free buffet at Cicis on November 11 for Veterans Day. This includes pizza, salad, desserts, and more.

    Make sure to mention this Veterans Day free food offer when you visit your local Cicis on Saturday the 11th. Some locations might require a coupon, which you can get here.

    There are over 400 Cicis locations and it's possible that not every one of them will be giving out free food for veterans, so be sure to call ahead of time before heading out.

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    Screenshot of the On The Border website logo
    © OTB Acquisition LLC

    For the 5th year in a row, On The Border is giving veterans and active duty military members a free Create Your Own Combo meal where they'll get to choose 2 or 3 selections of soup, salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other classics.

    Eligible guests can also have their choice of black beans or refried beans, and their choice of rice, for no additional cost.

    You'll need to bring military service proof such as a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, a U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organizations Card, DD214, or Citation/Commendation.

    This free Veterans Day meal is only valid for dine-in at participating On The Border near you.

    Beverages, appetizers, dessert, and gratuity are not included, and selections for the meal may vary by location.

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    Screenshot of the California Pizza Kitchen logo
    © California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

    California Pizza Kitchen is having a Veterans Day free meal as well, and both veterans and those in active military duty can take advantage.

    Stop by a participating California Pizza Kitchen location on Saturday, November 11, 2017, to choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu (see the link above) when you dine-in.

    You'll need come in uniform or bring your military ID or another proof of service in order to redeem this offer.

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    Screenshot of the Little Caesars logo
    © Little Caesar's

    Little Caesars Pizza is giving free pizza to all US Armed Forces, veterans, and active military members this Veterans Day.

    This Veterans Day free meal includes a $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo. This is four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza plus a 20-ounce Pepsi product. 

    A coupon is not required to redeem this offer, but you will need to bring along proof of service like a DD-214 form or military ID. Not all locations are participating, so be sure to call ahead to your local Little Caesars Pizza location.

    Little Caesars Pizza is also running their 10th Little Caesars Veterans Program this year, which helps veterans get thousands of dollars in discounts when they start up their own Little Caesars Pizza location.

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    Screenshot of the Ruby Tuesday logo
    © Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

    Veterans, active duty, and reserve service men and women can visit Ruby Tuesday on Veterans Day, the 11th of November, to get a free appetizer valued up to $10.

    Be sure to call ahead to make sure your local Ruby Tuesday is participating. Proof of service is required.

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    Picture of the Friendly's logo
    © Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC

    Friendly's is giving veterans and active military a free Veterans Day breakfast, lunch, or dinner (dine-in only) on Saturday, November 11.

    If breakfast is chosen, you'll get a Big-Two-Do meal with coffee. Lunch or dinner includes an All-American Burger served with fries and a beverage.

    You'll need to present your military ID or honorable discharge card to get this Veterans Day freebie at a Friendly's near you.

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    Bar Louie is giving away free Veterans Day food on Saturday, November 11, to veterans and active duty military members.

    This free burger or free flatbread offer is valid at participating Bar Louie locations.

    You'll most likely need to show proof of military service to get your free Veterans Day meal.

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    Veterans and active duty military can stop into their local Fatz on Saturday, November 11, and get a FREE World Famous Calabash Chicken®, Calabash Chicken and Waffles, or Calabash Chicken Biscuits & Gravy.

    No other purchase is required. However, be sure to bring along your proof of service or come wearing your uniform. This offer is valid between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

    See the full Veterans Day menu for more information.

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    Veterans and active duty military can stop into an O'Charley's location and get a free meal from their $9.99 menu on Saturday, November 11. Choices include the Famous Chicken Tenders & Fries, Honey Drizzled Southern-Fried Chicken, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie, and more.

    Details of the O'Charley's Free Veterans Day Meal

    This deal is available only at participating O’Charley’s restaurants. Additionally, O’Charley’s provides a 10% discount for veterans all year long.

    Be sure to bring military ID or proof of service for this free meal in case you're asked for it.

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    Individuals who have served in the military, or are currently serving in the military, can have a free meal at IKEA this Veterans Day, the 11th of November.

    The Veterans Day free food at IKEA can be valued up to $9.99 and can include a sandwich, hot dish, or entree salad.

    Be sure to bring military ID, a photograph of you in uniform, a drivers license with Veterans Designation, or some other form of proof of service.

    This offer is not valid with any other offer or discount. It's also dine-in only, does not include beverages, dessert, soup, or garden salad. Also remember that any possible taxes are not included in the free offer.

    Check with your local IKEA before you head out on Veterans Day if you want to confirm that they're participating.

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    Vets and active duty military members can grab a free donut and coffee between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM at Price Chopper on Veterans Day.

    It's best to check with your local Price Chopper supermarket before you head out on Saturday the 11th to make sure that they are in fact participating in this Veterans Day free food offer.

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    On Veterans Day this year, veterans and active duty service men and women can pick any menu item for free all day at Native Grill & Wings. The meal can be anything valued up to $11.99. 

    It's possible not all locations are participating, so you should call your Native Grill & Wings location ahead of time if you want to know for sure.

    Make sure you bring your retired or existing military ID in order to get the free meal. It's for dine-in only and does not include alcohol.

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    Logan's Roadhouse serves veterans a free entree from a special menu this Veterans Day in honor of their service. The free meal offer is valid from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    You get to pick from eight different meals and two side dishes. You can see these menu options through the link above.

    Proof of military service is required. Find a Logan's Roadhouse near you to take advantage of this free meal - it's not valid in CA; NC; SC; or Augusta, GA.

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    Another place veterans, active, and inactive military personnel can receive a complimentary meal on Veterans Day is Tap House Grill.

    This is for dine-in only and includes all Tap House Grill locations.

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    Active military and veterans who visit Coco's Bakery on November 11, 2017, will receive a free slice of pie!

    Just be sure to come in with your military ID so they can confirm that you are or were in the military.

    Not all locations are participating, so be sure to contact your local Coco's Bakery to see if yours is.

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    Another free Veterans Day offer is being held at participating Krystal locations.

    Veterans can stop in to get a free sausage biscuit during breakfast hours (6 AM to 11 AM) on Saturday, November 11. The offer is valid both in-stores and in the drive-thru.

    You will need to have proof of service, so don't forget to bring it. It can be military ID or you can dress in your military uniform.

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    Visit any Carlo's Bakery on November 11 to get a free large cannoli - plain or chocolate. Just show your military ID or other proof of service.

    Veterans and active military can take advantage of this offer at any Carlo's Bakery location in the US.

    This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion and is only available while supplies last at each location.

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    In honor of Veterans Day, veterans who show up with a military ID to a Pizza Factory on Saturday, November 11 can get a free mini one topping pizza and a regular soda.

    Restaurants in San Juan Bautista, CA; Patterson, CA; and Anacortes, WA are doing free lunch buffets instead, but dozens of other locations in California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Washington are participating in the mini one topping deal.

    It's best to check in with your local Pizza Factory before you head out so that you know the hours of this Veterans Day free meal and to ensure they're participating.

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    Veterans and active military members can get a free meal at Tijuana Flats on Saturday, November 11.

    Stop into your local Tijuana Flats to get your no strings attached Veterans Day free meal, but be sure to call ahead since it's possible that not all locations are participating. Miliary ID is necessary.

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    Anyone with a valid military ID can have a free meal at K&W Cafeterias this Veterans Day.

    This offer is valid for both dine-in and take-out from 11:00 AM to closing on November 11. What's included is a meal, two vegetables, bread, and a refillable drink.

    Contact a K&W Cafeterias location near you to make sure they're participating.

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    This free Veterans Day meal is on Friday, not Saturday.

    Active duty military and veterans can stop by a participating Country Kitchen location on November 10, the day before Veterans Day, to get a free Country Scramble.

    This offer is only good on Friday the 10th if you can provide proof of military service.

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    Veterans can play and eat for free at Main Event this Veterans Day. The offer is valid on Saturday, November 11 only, from open to 5 PM at all Main Event locations.

    Anyone who can present their military ID or other proof of service, will receive a $10 FUNcard that can be used with all Main Event games, as well as their choice of food from a special Veterans Day menu.

    The free Veterans Day food offered by Main Event includes Grilled Top Sirloin with fries, Teriyaki Salmon, Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Bacon Cheddar Burger with fries, Wings with fries, and Chicken Tenders with fries.

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    This Veterans Day free offer from Green Mill is for active duty military members and veterans who show proof of service.

    Eligible customers can pick any one item from their menu (pizza is limited to a small 1-topping deep dish). This offer is for dine-in only. 

    Contact your local Green Mill Restaurant & Bar to see if they're participating.

    Green Mill also gives out a 10% discount to veterans all year long.

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    Active and retired military personnel can visit a participating Chevys Fresh Mex on November 11 between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM to get a free 3-item combo meal.

    You can create your own Veterans Day meal with these options: Enchiladas, soft or crispy tacos, tamales, flautas, or chile relleno. Your 3-item combo also includes sweet corn tamalito and your choice of homemade beans, refried beans, or vegetarian black beans.

    To qualify for this offer, you must be wearing your military uniform or bring some other form of military identification.

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    Sheetz will be giving veterans and active military members a free lunch on Saturday, November 11.

    The free Veterans Day lunch includes a 6-inch turkey sub and a fountain drink. If your Sheetz supports it, you can even grab a free car wash on Saturday too.

    Check with your local Sheetz for specific details about this offer, like whether or not they're participating and if you need to bring in proof of service to get your free lunch.

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    Veterans and active duty military get a free slice of pie on Veterans Day at participating Carrows Restaurants.

    No purchase is necessary and you'll need to bring along your military ID to your local Carrows. This offer is for dine-in only.

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    Max & Erma's will be honoring veterans and active military personnel by giving out a free Best Cheeseburger in AmericaEndless Seasoned Fries, and a fountain drink on Veterans Day.

    This offer is valid only for participating Max & Erma's, so be sure to contact your local restaurant before heading out.

    This is for dine-in only and you'll most likely need to show proof of military service.

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    How about a free beer for Veterans Day? World of Beer is giving out free draft beer (or $5 off the check, depending on where you visit) to all service men and women who come in on Saturday, November 11.

    States offering the $5 off deal instead of the beer include GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NY, OH, SC, TX, and VA.

    It's possible that not all locations are giving away free beer on Veterans Day, so I suggest checking with a World of Beer location around you to see if they are.

    Be sure to bring along proof of service like a military ID or VA card.

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    Veterans and active duty military can stop into a participating Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining and get a free breakfast on Saturday, November 11, 2017. You'll get to choose from a wide variety of breakfast foods set out on a buffet.

    Find a Hy-Vee near you and call to confirm that they are participating.

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    If you're a veteran or active military member, you can stop in to Nekter's on Veterans Day, November 11, for a free 16oz smoothie or juice.

    You can take advantage of this free Veterans Day offer at your local Nekter location but it's possible that not all of them are participating, so you might call ahead of time to double-check.

    You need to bring proof of military service with you.

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    Veterans and active duty military personnel can enjoy a free scoop of ice cream at participating Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt's across the country this year on Veterans Day.

    Be sure to bring military ID and contact them ahead of time to see if your local Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is offering this deal.

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    Bakers Square is honoring veterans this year on Saturday, November 11, with a free breakfast for anyone who can show military ID or other proof of service.

    Options for this free Veterans Day food at Bakers Square include: Three Buttermilk Pancakes, Three Slices of French Toast, or One Belgian Waffle.

    See where a Bakers Square is near you, and also consider contacting them before you head out on the 11th; it's possible that not all locations are offering this Veterans Day food.

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    Pinnacle Entertainment casinos are giving out free lunch buffets to veterans and service personnel the day before Veterans Day.

    Each of these locations require that a veteran's card or valid military ID be presented at the time of the buffet.

    These are the participating locations this year:

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    This year for Veterans Day, Quaker Steak & Lube is giving out a free meal to veterans and active duty military.

    The free meal offer is valid up to a certain dollar amount, which might be $10 or $12.99 depending on the restuarant. There's also a 50% off deal that you can learn more about when you call or visit your local Quaker Steak & Lube.

    It's possible that not all locations will be participating, so be sure to call ahead to your local Quaker Steak & Lube to double-check.

    In addition to this, eligible customers get 25% off meals at the Council Bluff restaurants, and 20% off at Pinellas locations.

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    This Amish-inspired soft pretzel bakery is offering veterans a free Jumbo Soft Pretzel on Saturday the 11th.

    You should call ahead of time to see if your local Ben's Soft Pretzels is participating in this Veterans Day offer.

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    Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

    Visit an Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza location on Saturday, November 11, for a free order of meatballs with ricotta cheese as they honor military members for Veterans Day.

    This Veterans Day free meal is valid for active and former personnel. 

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    This year on the Monday after Veterans Day, on November 13, participating Claim Jumper locations are offering a free meal for veterans.

    The menu includes Chicken Pot Pie, Hot Turkey Sandwich, BBQ Chicken Salad, Classic Cheeseburger, Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes, Coconut Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp, Country Fried Steak, and Black Tie Chicken Pasta.

    Veterans must show official verification of their service to take advantage of this Veterans Day free meal, and this offer is valid for dine-in only.

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    These participating Coffee Beanery locations will be giving veterans and active duty military with proof of service a free tall cup of coffee all day long on Saturday, November 11:

    • Michigan – Flint (Genesee Valley Mall), South Haven (Village Market Food Center), Walled Lake (Tubby’s), Dearborn (Fairlane Mall)

    • New Jersey – Eatontown (Monmouth Mall)

    • Texas- Killeen (Killeen Mall and Clear Creek locations), Corpus Christi (La Palmera Mall)

    • Pennsylvania – Wyomissing (Berkshire Mall)

    • Indiana- Dyer (The Galleria)

    • Wyoming- (Gillette)

    Military ID is required to get the free coffee.

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    Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

    If you're a veteran or active military member with a spouse, then feel free to visit a Margaritas Mexican Restaurant location on Veterans Day to get two free meals - one for you and your spouse.

    This offer is not valid in PA locations and possibly others, so double-check with your location through the link above to confirm that this Veterans Day offer is going on near you.

    Your military ID is required in order to get the free meal on Saturday, November 11.

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    This Veterans Day free meal is on Friday, not Saturday.

    Stop by Denny's on Friday, November 10, 2017, and all active, non-active, and retired military personnel can get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast from 5:00 AM to Noon.

    Details of the Free Veterans Day Breakfast at Denny's

    This menu shows all the different items you can put together in a Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's.

    Most Denny's locations should be participating in this promotion and you'll just need to bring a valid military ID along with you. This is for dine-in only.

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    Veterans Day Free Meals That Require a Food Purchase (Veterans Day 2018)

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    These Veterans Day free meals or free food require a purchase.

    • Tubby's - Buy one sub at Tubby's and you'll get another one free. Valid military ID is required.
    • Spaghetti Warehouse - On Sunday, November 11, Spaghetti Warehouse is allowing guests to present a coupon for a BOGO lasagna, grilled chicken alfredo, or spaghetti and meatballs, which is served along with sourdough bread and your choice of salad or soup. A coupon is required, which you can download through the link above starting Tuesday, November 6.

    Below are last year's Veterans Day offers. Check back later to see which of these Veterans Day freebies are valid for 2018.

    • Hooters -  Stop into Hooters on November 11 to pick something off their Hooters Veterans Day Menu when you purchase a beverage. Military ID or proof of service is required.
    • Red Hot & Blue Restaurants - Guests get one free meal of up to $10 value on Veterans Day. This offer is valid only if you purchase a second meal of the same or greater price, plus two drinks. It's also dine-in only and does not include tax or gratuity. Proof of service is required. The coupon provided in the link above is necessary at the time of the order.
    • Mimi's Cafe - With the purchase of any non-alcoholic beverage, veterans and active duty military with proof of military ID can get a free meal at Mimi's Cafe on November 11. Breakfast choices include Four Buttermilk Griddlecakes, Brioche French Toast, and Farmhouse Tacos. Lunch and dinner options include Slow Roasted Turkey, Asian Chicken Chopped Salad, and Brioche Cheeseburger.
    • Uno Pizzeria & Grill - Uno Pizzeria & Grill thanks military members for their service by offering a free meal or individual pizza on Veterans Day, November 11, with the purchase of a meal or pizza. This deal does not require a coupon of any type, but you do need to show valid military or veteran ID.
    • Pancho's - Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in Summerlin, Nevada, is offering a 25% discount for all veterans and active duty military members who show valid military ID on Saturday, November 11 and Monday, November 13. This offer excludes beverages.
    • Boston Market - Get a second meal free this Veterans Day weekend (Nov 10-12) when you purchase an individual meal with a drink. This is valid for active and retired military, as well as their families. No military ID required but a coupon is needed, which you can get from the Boston Market website through the link above.
    • Freebirds World Burrito - All day on Saturday, November 11, vets and retired military members get a BOGO meal that can include burritos, bowls, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and salads. Military ID is necessary.
    • Creamistry - On Saturday, November 11, all Creamistry locations are offering veterans and active military 50% off any ice cream from their menu. Retired or existing military ID is necessary.
    • Tucanos Brazilian Grill - On November 9, 10, and 11, veterans with proof of service who visit Tucanos Brazilian Grill can get a BOGO churrasco.
    • Fogo de Chao - Active duty military and veterans with proper ID can stop in to their local Fogo de Chao between Friday November 10 and Sunday November 12 to get 50% off their meal as well as 10% off up to three of their guest's meals.
    • Which Wich Free Veterans Day Sandwich - On both November 10 and 11, Which Wich is honoring the service of military members by giving out a free Wich when you purchase another with your military ID.
    • Carrabba's - With a purchase of an entree and a coke product, you can get a free ​appetizer. You'll need proof of service, a military ID, or be in uniform.
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    Local Veterans Day Free Meals (Veterans Day 2018)

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    Below are even more Veterans Day free meals, but they're valid at only one or two locations.

    These were the local Veterans Day free meals that were valid last year:

Looking for More Military Freebies Like These?

Lots of military freebies are available all year round and Memorial Day is also a time where veterans can get free stuff.

You'll also want to check out this list of current free samples you can request.