Veterans Day Free Meals 2019

A List of Veterans Day Free Meals and Other Veterans Day Freebies for 2019

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Illustration: Alison Czinkota. © The Spruce, 2018 

The Veterans Day Free Meals for 2019 is now being updated! Check back daily to see new 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 (Monday, November 11, 2019).

If you're not seeing your favorite restaurant from last year, they may still be participating but haven't gotten back to me with their 2019 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 a 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 2019. Here you'll find freebies like free haircuts, car washes, and even hotel stays.

All logos were provided by the respective establishment. 

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    Golden Corral Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    On Monday, November 11, 2019, 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.

    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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    Red Lobster Veterans Day Free Appetizer or Dessert (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Active duty military, reserve, and military veterans can stop by Red Lobster and get a free appetizer or dessert on Monday, November 11, 2019.

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

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    Chili's Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Visit a participating Chili's on Monday, November 11, 2019, to get your Veterans Day free meal if you're a veteran or on active military duty.

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

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    Olive Garden Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all active-duty military and military veterans on Monday, November 11, 2019.

    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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    Applebee's Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Stop into a participating Applebee's on Monday, November 11, 2019, to get your Veterans day free meal.

    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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    Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin' Onion & Beverage (November 11, 2019)

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    Stop into any Outback Steakhouse on Monday, November 11, 2019, to get a free Bloomin' Onion and coke product. This offer is for all military personnel that has a military ID.

    Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a discount of 20% off the total check from November 8 to November 11, 2019, valid for military, police, firefighters, and first responders with a valid ID. A 10% discount continues thereafter.

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    Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day Free Lunch (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Texas Roadhouse will be giving away Veterans Day free meals for lunch on Monday, November 11, 2019, to active, former, or retired military.

    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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    Red Robin Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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

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

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    Free Veterans Day Pancakes at IHOP (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    This year on Monday, November 11, IHOP will be honoring veterans and active military men and women with the choice of a free breakfast combo or a free stack of Red, White, and Blueberry pancakes.

    Individuals must show proof of their service before receiving this offer, such as coming in their uniform, showing a photo of them in their uniform, or showing a military ID card.

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    Dunkin' Donuts Veterans Day Free Donut (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    To show their support, Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free donuts to active duty military and veterans on Monday, November 11, 2019.

    This free Veterans Day donut is limited to one per customer while supplies last, but no purchase or military ID is required.

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

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    Cracker Barrel Veterans Day Free Dessert (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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

    All 660 locations are participating in this Veterans Day free food offer this year.

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    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers (November 11, 2019)

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    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 through November 30, 2019.

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    White Castle Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    White Castle is giving out a free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal (numbers 1-6) to any veteran or other military members who come in on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th.

    Proof of military service is requested but might not be required. Be sure to contact your local White Castle restaurant ahead of time to confirm that they're participating.

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    Buffalo Wild Wings Veterans Day Free Wings and Fries (November 11, 2019)

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

    This offer is valid at participating 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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    TCBY Veterans Day Free Frozen Yogurt (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    This year for Veterans Day, all vets get their first 6 oz of frozen yogurt absolutely free.

    This Veterans Day freebie is valid at participating TCBY locations only, so be sure to call and confirm before you head out on Monday the 11th. Proof of service might be required, so make sure to ask about that, too.

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    Twin Peaks Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Active and retired military members can visit Twin Peaks on Monday, November 11, for a complimentary Veterans Day meal.

    This Veterans Day free meal includes items from a special menu, so be sure to ask about it when you visit a participating Twin Peaks locations.

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    Veterans Day Free Lunch or Dinner at Green Mill (November 11, 2019)

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    This Veterans Day free offer from Green Mill is for 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, and Wing Samplers are excluded). 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 and active-duty military all year long.

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    Nekter's Free Veterans Day Smoothies and Juices (November 11, 2019)

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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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    Friendly's Free Veterans Day Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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

    If you come in the morning for breakfast, the Veterans Day free meal is the Big-Two-Do, which comes with your choice of Brioche French toast, two buttermilk pancakes or two slices of toast, two strips of crispy Applewood-smoked bacon or two sausage links, and a side of two made-to-order farm fresh eggs. Also included is a cup of coffee. 

    For lunch and dinner, veterans and active service members get the All-American Burger (with or without cheese) served with fries and your choice of soda, iced tea, or a hot 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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    54th Street Grill Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    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 appreciated and can be shown via military ID or by visiting in uniform or showing a photo in uniform.

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

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    Hurricane Grill & Wings Veterans Day Free Meal (November 11, 2019)

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    Another free Veterans Day meal can be had on November 11 at Hurricane Grill & Wings. Veterans and active duty military can stop in on Monday to pick from a menu of seven items.

    These are the options: 10 Boneless Wings, Yuengling Beer-Battered Fish & Chips, Teriyaki Beef Bowl, Half Pound Steakburger, Chicken Caesar Salad, Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich, and Chicken BLT Tacos.

    This free meal deal is for dine-in only, coupons and other offers can't be used simultaneously, taxes and gratuity are not included, and military ID or uniform is required. Check with your local Hurricane Grill & Wings to see if they're participating.

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    Hy-Vee Veterans Day Free Breakfast (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans and active duty military can stop into a Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining and get a free breakfast on Monday, November 11, 2019, between 6-11 AM.

    You'll get to choose from a wide variety of breakfast foods set out on a buffet.

    All stores are said to be participating, but you might still check with a Hy-Vee near you to confirm.

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    TooJay's Free Veterans Day Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    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: Shepherd’s Pie, Open Faced Turkey Sandwich, Chopped Sirloin, Fish and Chips (lunch portion), Stuffed Chicken Breast, Choose Too Half Sandwich and Soup, Create Your Own Omelette, Broiled Cod with Lemon Dill Butter, Chicken Caesar Salad, Patty Melt, Deli Dogs, Portobello Parmesan, and Liver and Onions

    You can redeem this offer at TooJay's when you present your military ID. No other offers can be used at the same time, and this is for dine-in only. Check with your local TooJay's to see if they're participating.

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    Country Cookin Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Country Cookin will be offering a free salad bar on Veterans Day to all active, reserve, retired, and honorably discharged veterans. The free meal deal is available only on Monday, November 11, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

    If eligible guests would rather have something else off the menu, they can take advantage of a $5 off coupon for any meal on Veterans Day between those same hours.

    Be sure to bring along your military ID to your local Country Cookin to take advantage of this Veterans Day free meal. This offer is for dine in only.

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    Bandana's Bar-B-Q Veterans Day Free Food (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    On Monday, 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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    Tap House Grill Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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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 free meal offer is for dine-in only on November 11 and includes all Tap House Grill locations.

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    Veterans Day Free Meal at Sagebrush Steakhouse (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Participating Sagebrush Steakhouse locations are honoring veterans and active military this year with a free meal on Monday, 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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    Menchie's Veterans Day Free Frozen Yogurt (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    This is the seventh Veterans Day that Menchie's Frozen Yogurt has given out a freebie for Veterans Day. Veterans and active-duty military can get the first 6 oz. of frozen yogurt for free.

    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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    Chicken Salad Chick Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    On November 11, participating Chicken Salad Chick location is giving out a free Chick Special and regular size drink in honor of Veterans Day.

    Veterans and active-duty military can take advantage of this Veterans Day free meal if they can show proof of service. This can include a VA card, DD214 card, or military ID.

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    Mission BBQ Free Veterans Day Sandwiches (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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

    Military ID is not required to get this Veterans Day free food offer.

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    Carlo's Bakery Free Veterans Day Cannolis (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Visit any Carlo's Bakery on November 11 to get a free 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, works in stores only, and is only available while supplies last at each location.

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    Huddle House Veterans Day Free Sweet Cakes (November 8-11, 2019)

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    Huddle House honors active duty, retired, and veteran military members this year with free Sweet Cakes all Veterans Day weekend.

    You can visit any Huddle House restaurant from November 8 through November 11, 2019, to get this Veterans Day free food offer.

    Proper military ID is required.

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    Free Coffee/Tea on Veterans Day at Peet's Coffee (November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans can grab a free cup of coffee or tea (any size) at Peet's Coffee on Monday, November 11.

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

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    Grub Veterans Day Complimentary Entree (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Any active, former, or retired military member can get a complimentary entree at any Grub location on Monday, November 11, for Veterans Day.

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

    Grub also provides a year-round 10% discount for veterans who present a valid military I.D. or wear their uniform at the time of purchase.

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    Sizzler Veterans Day Free Lunch (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Participating Sizzler locations will be serving veterans and active military members a Veterans Day free meal until 4:00 PM on Monday, November 11, 2019.

    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.

    This Veterans Day free food deal is for dine-in only and does not include gratuity.

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    Glory Days Grill Free Veterans Day Meal or Appetizer (November 11, 2019)

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    With proper ID, veterans can enjoy a free appetizer or an order of boneless or grilled boneless wings at Glory Days Grill on Monday, November 11.

    This Veterans Day free meal is available at Glory Days Grill restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia. You can eat there or take it with you.

    This Veterans Day offer is valid with any valid form of military ID.

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    Country Kitchen's Veterans Day Free Food (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Active duty military and veterans can stop by a participating Country Kitchen location on Monday, November 11, to get a free Country Scramble, which includes two pancakes with scrambled eggs mixed with ham and cheese.

    Valid proof of service is necessary. This Veterans Day free meal offer is for dine-in only and cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

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    Farmer Boys Free Veterans Day Cheeseburgers (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    If you're a veteran or active military member, stop by a Farmer Boys on Veterans Day, Monday the 11th, 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 to get this free Veterans Day meal.

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    CentraArchy Restaurants Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    All CentraArchy Restaurants will be honoring veterans and active military members this year with a free meal on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.

    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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    City Barbeque Free Veterans Day Sandwich Platter (November 11, 2019)

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

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

    Every City Barbeque location is participating, and it's valid for both dine-in and carry out.

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    Max & Erma's Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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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 Veterans Day free meal 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 have to show proof of military service.

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    Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Veterans Day Free Ice Cream (November 11, 2019)

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    Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream is giving out free ice cream for Veterans Day this year on Monday, November 11.

    This free Veterans Day deal includes a small ice cream plus two mix-ins.

    There are several Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream locations throughout Florida.

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    Crooked Pint Ale House Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Another way veterans can get a free meal on Veterans Day in 2019 is from Crooked Pint Ale House.

    We recommend contacting a Crooked Pint Ale House location near you to confirm that they're participating there before you head out.

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    TGI Fridays Veterans Day Free Meal (November 11-12, 2018)

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

    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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    Famous Dave's Veterans Day Free Meal (November 11-12, 2018)

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    The Veterans Day free meal at Famous Dave's includes a Two Meat Salute. This offer is valid all day on both Sunday, November 11 and on Monday, November 12, at participating Famous Dave's locations

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

    Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska customers get this free meal deal on Sunday only.

    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.

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    Denny's Veterans Day Free Grand Slam (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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

    Stop by Denny's on Monday, November 12, 2018, 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.

    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 need to bring a valid military ID along with you. This is for dine-in only.

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    Veterans Day Free Meal at K&W Cafeterias (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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

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

    This offer is valid from 11:00 AM to closing on November 12. 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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    Shoney's Veterans Day Free Breakfast Bar (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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

    Participating Shoney's will be having a Veterans Day free all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in 2018 for veterans as well as active duty military.

    Proof of military service is required, it's for dine-in only from open until 11 AM on the 12th, 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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    Bruegger's Bagels Veterans Day Free Coffee (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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    Active military members and veterans can stop in to Bruegger's Bagels for a free drip coffee of any size on Monday, November 12, 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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    Charlie Brown's Veterans Day Free Lunch (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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

    Every Charlie Brown's location is giving out a free lunch to veterans on the day after Veterans Day, Monday the 12th, from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

    Bring valid military ID with you in case your location requires it. Feel free to call ahead before you head out to see what qualifies as proof of service.

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    Fatz Southern Kitchen Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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

    Veterans and active duty military can stop into their local Fatz on Monday, November 12, and get a free World Famous Calabash Chicken Basket.

    No other purchase is required to redeem this Veterans Day free meal. However, be sure to bring along your military ID.

    Fatz is also giving retired and active service members 25% off their entire meal during the whole month of November. Plus, guests who visit Fatz on November 12 also get the chance to win a free Thanksgiving Turkey or Ham Feast worth $100 (there's one winner per location).

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    Claim Jumper Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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

    This year on Monday after Veterans Day, on November 12, 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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    Rock & Brews Veterans Day Free Food (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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

    Another place to get free food on Veterans Day is Rock & Brews. They're giving veterans, active military, and first responders the choice of a complimentary Pulled Pork Sandwich with a side dish or a Strawberry Fields Salad.

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

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    Coffee Beanery Veterans Day Free Coffee (November 11-12, 2018)

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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 both Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.

    • Michigan — Flint (Miller Road-12th Only), Saginaw (Fashion Square Mall)
    • New Jersey — Eatontown (Monmouth Mall), Jersey City (Hudson Mall)
    • Kentucky — Paducah (Lourdes Hospital)
    • Texas — Killeen (Killeen Mall, Clear Creek, and Splawn Ranch 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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    Free Veterans Day Pretzels at Ben's Soft Pretzels (Monday, November 12, 2018)

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

    This Amish-inspired soft pretzel bakery is offering veterans and active military a free Jumbo Soft Pretzel on Monday the 12th.

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

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    Starbucks Veterans Day Free Coffee (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Starbucks is honoring veterans, active duty service members, and even their families this year for Veterans Day by offering a free coffee on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

    It's possible that not every Starbucks location is participating, and you should bring military ID with you to get your free coffee.

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    Krispy Kreme Veterans Day Free Doughnut and Coffee (November 11, 2018)

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    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.

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    On The Border Free Veterans Day Meal (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    For the 6th 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 two selections of tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, mini chimis, and other classics.

    Eligible guests are also served Mexican rice and beans, plus endless chips and salsa.

    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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    LongHorn Steakhouse Veterans Day Free Appetizer or Dessert (November 11, 2018)

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    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.

    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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    BJ's Restaurants & Brewhouse Veterans Day Free Meal (November 11, 2018)

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    BJ's will be giving free meals to veterans on Veterans Day, valued up to $12.95.

    Click the link below to see how eligible customers can also get a free Pizookie!

    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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    O'Charley's Veterans Day Free Meal (November 11-12, 2018)

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    Veterans and active duty military can stop into an O'Charley's location and get a free meal from their Veterans Day Thank You Menu on both Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.

    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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    Village Inn Veterans Day Free Breakfast (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Village Inn will be giving veterans and active military their choice of a free breakfast any time of day on Veterans Day. Choose four V.I.B. INN-credible items to create your 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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    California Pizza Kitchen Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2018)

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    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 Sunday, November 11, 2018, to choose a pizza, salad, or pasta from their special Veterans Day Menu when you dine-in.

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

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    Romano's Macaroni Grill's Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2018)

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    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 Sunday, November 11.

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

    All 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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    Little Caesars Free Veterans Day Pizza (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Veterans and active military members can visit Little Caesars on Sunday, November 11th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM for a free $5 Lunch Combo.

    This Veterans Day free meal includes four slices of Little Caesars Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish pizza, plus a 20 oz Pepsi product.

    You don't need a coupon to redeem this free meal for Veterans Day, but you do need to present proof of service, which can include an ID card with a veteran designation, a DD-214 form, or a current military-issued ID card.

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    LaMar's Free Veterans Day Coffee and Donut (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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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    Ruby Tuesday Free Veterans Day Appetizer (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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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    Cicis Free Veterans Day Buffet (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Any active or retired military member with proof of service can get a free adult buffet at Cicis on November 11 for Veterans Day. This includes pizza, salad, desserts, and more.

    Make sure to bring this coupon with you when you visit your local Cicis on Sunday the 11th. 

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    Perkins Free Veterans Day Breakfast (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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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    Free Veterans Day Burgers at Back Yard Burgers (November 11, 2018)

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    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 a valid military ID.

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

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    Chuck E. Cheese's Free Veterans Day Pizza (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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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    Bob Evans Veterans Day Free Meal (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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

    Choices include Country Biscuit Breakfast, Brioche French Toast, The Mini Sampler, Stack of Hotcakes, Country-Fried Steak Savor Dinner, and Soup & Salad Combo.

    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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    Primanti Bros. Free Veterans Day Sandwich (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    On Sunday, November 11, veterans and active duty military get a free classic Primanti Bros. sandwich at all locations.

    This Veterans Day free meal does not include additional items like slides, desserts, and beverages. It's dine-in only and also doesn't include a tip.

    Proof of service is required, such as DD214, US Uniform Services ID Card, wearing a uniform, Current Leave and Earning Statement, etc.

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    Wienerschnitzel Veterans Day Free Chili Dog (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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 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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    Fazoli's Veterans Day Free Meal (November 9-11, 2018)

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    If you're a veteran, you can stop into your local Fazoli's on November 9, 2018, up through Veterans Day, Sunday, the 11th, 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, your discharge card, or wear your uniform.

    This offer is not valid for online use. If asked for a coupon code, use 42351.

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    Bakers Square Free Veterans Day Breakfast (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Bakers Square is honoring veterans this year on Sunday, 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.

    Also on Veterans Day, eligible customers will receive a coupon for 20% off their next meal. The coupon is good from November 12, 2018, through November 30, 2018.

    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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    Veterans Day Free Meal at Tijuana Flats (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Veterans and active military members can get a free meal and drink at Tijuana Flats on Sunday, 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.

    Military ID is necessary, and the offer is valid for dine-in and take-out only (not online or UberEats orders).

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    Chevys Free Veterans Day Food (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Active and retired military personnel can visit any Chevys Fresh Mex restaurant from 3 PM to close on November 11 to get a free 3-item combo meal. This offer is also valid at all El ToritoAcapulco, and El Torito Grill Mexican restaurants. 

    You can create your own Veterans Day meal with these options: Tacos, Enchiladas, Flautas, Tamales, and Chile Relleno. 

    However, At El Torito Grill, the complimentary meals will consist of a choice between the following items: Two-Item Combo, Fajita Salad, Mesquite Grilled Chicken Tostada, and Carnitas Yucatán.

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

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    The Greene Turtle Free Meal for Veterans Day (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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, requires valid military ID, is for any meal 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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    Free Veterans Day Meal at Cotton Patch Cafe (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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 or Chicken Fried Chicken as long as you bring along a form of military ID to your local Cotton Patch Cafe on Veterans Day.

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    Carrows Veterans Day Free Pie (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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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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    Texas Corral Veterans Day Free Meal (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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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    Coco's Bakery Veterans Day Free Pie (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Active military and veterans who visit Coco's Bakery on November 11, 2018, 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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    Free Veterans Day Meal at Bar Louie (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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

    This free burger or free flatbread offer is valid at every Bar Louie location.

    You'll need to show proof of military service to get your free Veterans Day meal. The deal is valid for meals up to a $15 value.

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    Free Veterans Day Ice Cream at Handel's (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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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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    Native Grill & Wings Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2018)

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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 to get the free meal. It's for dine-in only and does not include alcohol.

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    Sheetz Veterans Day Free Lunch (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Sheetz will be giving veterans and active military members a free lunch on Sunday, 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 Sunday, 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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    Logan's Roadhouse Veterans Day Free Meal (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    Logan's Roadhouse serves veterans and military personnel a free entree from a special menu this Veterans Day in honor of their service. The free meal offer is valid from 3 PM to 6 PM.

    Proof of military service is required. Beverages are not included. Find a Logan's Roadhouse near you to take advantage of this free meal — it's not valid in NC; SC; or Augusta, GA; the menu will vary at CA locations.

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    Ponderosa & Bonanza Steakhouses Veterans Day Free Meal (November 11, 2019)

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    Another way to get a free Veterans Day meal on November 11, 2019, is from Ponderosa & Bonanza Steakhouses.

    Some Ponderosa & Bonanza Steakhouses locations will have a free Veterans Day buffet, but others will be giving out a 50% discount. Another option is to visit on November 11 for a 20% off coupon that can be redeemed some other time.

    Proof of military service might be required, and each location might be offering a different Veterans Day deal (either the free meal or the discount), or none at all, so be sure to call ahead to ask these questions.

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    RibCrib's Free Veterans Day Meal (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

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    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, which includes two types of meat and a side.

    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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    Margaritas Mexican Restaurant's Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2018)

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    If you're a veteran or active military member, feel free to visit Margaritas Mexican Restaurant on Veterans Day to get a free meal.

    This Veterans Day offer is valid at participating Margaritas Mexican Restaurants in CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, and PA.

    Your military ID is required to get the free meal on Sunday, November 11. The complimentary meal is for dine-in only and can't be used with any other discount or offer.

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    M&S Seafood, Steaks & Oysters Free Veterans Day Meal (Sunday, November 10, 2019)

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    This Veterans Day free meal is the day before Veterans Day.

    Veterans can visit a M&S Seafood, Steaks & Oysters location on Sunday, November 10, for Veterans Day to receive a free lunch or dinner.

    This complimentary meal is for dine-in only, and military ID is required.

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    Veterans Day Free Meals That Require a Food Purchase (Veterans Day 2019)

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

    • MOD Pizza - Buy a pizza or salad on November 11 and get another one free.
    • Bonefish Grill - Grab an entrée on November 11 to get a free appetizer at Bonefish Grill. Valid for all active duty members and veterans who can show proper ID.
    • Carrabba's Italian Grill - Veterans and active duty military members with a valid ID receive free calamari with any purchase on Monday, November 11.
    • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. - Military personnel and guests (party can't exceed four total) get 20% off their meals and retail purchases.
    • Brick House Tavern + Tap - Provide identification or your military badge to get 20% off your meal, valid for parties up to four.
    • Saltgrass Steak House - Veterans and their guests get 20% off the bill. Parties must remain at four or under.
    • Kemah Boardwalk - 10% off restaurants for Veterans Day.
    • Landry's Seafood House - Veterans and active duty military get 20% off their meal on Veterans Day (alcohol not included). This applies to one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and one non-alcoholic beverage per-eligible guest.

    Below are Veterans Day free meals from last year that might also be applicable in 2019, so be sure to check back later for updates.

    • Tubby's - Buy one sub at Tubby's, and you'll get another one free. Valid military ID is required.
    • Spaghetti Warehouse - Between November 9th and 11th, 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.
    • Chipotle - All day on November 11, all active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses, and retired military with a valid military ID can get a free meal when they purchase another at Chipotle.
    • Uno Pizzeria & Grill - Uno Pizzeria & Grill thanks active and retired military members for their service by offering a free entree on Veterans Day, November 11, with the purchase of another. This deal does not require a coupon of any type, but you do need to show valid military or veteran ID.
    • Hooters - Veterans and active military who purchase a beverage at Hooters on November 11 can get a free meal from the Hooters Special Veterans Day Menu. Military ID or proof of service is required.
    • 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 Sunday, November 11.
    • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Current and retired veterans will receive a complimentary small pizza with any purchase at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. This is available on both Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.
    • Boston Market - Get a second meal free this Veterans Day weekend (Nov 11-12) 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 (starting November 5).
    • Fogo de Chao - Active duty military and veterans with a proper ID can stop in to their local Fogo de Chao between Friday, November 9 and Sunday, November 11 to get 50% off their meal as well as 10% off up to three of their guest's meals. This is valid at all US and Puerto Rico locations.
    • Krystal - Veterans and active military members with a valid military ID can get 20% off their meal on November 11 at Krystal.
    • Freebirds World Burrito - All day on Sunday, November 11, active, retired, and reservist military members get a BOGO meal valid for any fully-size entree.
    • Hopdoddy Burger Bar Free Burger - All day on Sunday, November 11, every Hopdoddy Burger Bar location will give 50% off to any veteran, active, or reservist member of the armed forces. The half-off deal is valid for anyone joining the eligible guests, too.
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    Local Veterans Day Free Meals (Veterans Day 2019)

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

    • Harriet's Inn - On November 11, 2019, veterans can also visit Harriet's Inn in South Minneapolis, MN, for a free Veterans Day meal.

    These were other Veterans Day free meal deals from 2018, some of which you might soon see listed above, so check back for updates:

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.