Veterans Day Free Meals 2020

A List of Veterans Day Free Meals and Other Veterans Day Freebies for 2020

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Illustration: Alison Czinkota. © The Spruce, 2018 

Check back in October for details on Veterans Day free meals for 2020.

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).

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 2020. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Starbucks Veterans Day Free Coffee (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Starbucks is honoring veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses this year for Veterans Day by offering a free coffee on Monday, November 11, 2019.

    All U.S. company-operated and licensed stores are participating, but be sure to bring military ID with you to get your free coffee.

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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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    Denny's Veterans Day Free Grand Slam (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Stop by Denny's on Monday, November 11, 2019, 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.

    Visit the link above for the full menu to see 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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    LongHorn Steakhouse Veterans Day Free Appetizer or Dessert (November 11, 2019)

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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 Monday, November 11, 2019.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Little Caesars Free Veterans Day Pizza (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans and active military members can visit Little Caesars on Monday, 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 mention this offer and 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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    Krispy Kreme Veterans Day Free Doughnut and Coffee (November 11, 2019)

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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 of choice and a small coffee. No purchase, ID, or coupon is necessary.

    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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    BJ's Restaurants & Brewhouse Veterans Day Free Meal (November 11, 2019)

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    BJ's will be giving free meals to veterans on Veterans Day, valued up to $14.95.

    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 (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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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 Monday, November 11.

    This deal is available only at participating O’Charley’s restaurants. Additionally, O’Charley’s provides a 10% military discount 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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    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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    Coffee Beanery Veterans Day Free Coffee (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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

    • Delaware — Wilmington (Concord Mall)
    • Florida — Sunrise (Sawgrass Mills Mall)
    • Kentucky — Paducah (Lourdes Hospital)
    • Maryland — Ocean City (Coastal Highway Location)
    • Michigan — Brighton (Old US 23), Flint (Miller Road), Detroit (Renaissance Center)
    • New Jersey — Eatontown (Monmouth Mall), Rockaway (Rockaway Townsquare)
    • Pennsylvania — Wyomissing (Berkshire Mall), Monaca (Old Brodhead Road)
    • Texas — Corpus Christi (La Palmera Mall), Killeen (Fort Hood, Killeen Mall and Clear Creek)
    • Virginia — Arlington (Fairfax Drive)
    • Wyoming — Gillette

    Military ID is required to get the free coffee.

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    Bob Evans Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans and active military personnel can stop into any Bob Evans location any time on Monday, November 11, to receive a free meal.

    The Veterans Day free meal choices include Country Biscuit Breakfast, Mini Sampler Breakfast, Brioche French Toast, Stack of Hotcakes (Buttermilk or Multigrain), or Soup & Salad Combo. You can instead choose one of the eight Bob Evans Dinner Bell Plates: Country-Fried Steak, smaller portion Turkey & Dressing, Homestyle Boneless Fried Chicken Breast, Mushroom and Onion Chopped Steak, Grilled Chicken Breast, Tender Fried Pork Loin, Lemon Pepper Sole, or Ham Steaks.

    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), DD214, a Veterans’ organization card (American Legion or VFW, for example), or citation/commendation. Guests wearing a military uniform on Veterans Day also are eligible.

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    Free Veterans Day Pretzels at Ben's Soft Pretzels (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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

    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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    California Pizza Kitchen Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2019)

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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 Monday, November 11, 2019, to choose a pizza, salad, or pasta from their special Veterans Day Menu when you dine-in. This deal comes with a beverage.

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

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

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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. Find a Logan's Roadhouse near you to take advantage of this free meal.

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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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    Free Veterans Day Meal at Bar Louie (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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

    This free burger or free flatbread offer is valid at participating Bar Louie locations. Visit that link to find your local restaurant and see if they'll be offering this deal this year.

    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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    Village Inn Veterans Day Free Breakfast (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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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, Supreme items and add-ons aren't included, it isn't valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts, and only one offer is valid per person.

    Village Inn also provides a 10% military discount all year long.

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

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    If you're a veteran, you can stop into your local Fazoli's on November 11, 2019, 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.

    You might need to belong to eFamily to take advantage of this Veterans Day free food offer.

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    Romano's Macaroni Grill's Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2019)

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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 Monday, 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 offer except the ones in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, airports, and international locations. You can get this Veterans Day free meal offer after presenting military ID or some other proof of military service.

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

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    The Veterans Day free meal at Famous Dave's is a 2-Meat Salute. This offer is valid all day on Monday, November 11, at participating Famous Dave's locations

    The 2-Meat Salute is a choice of two different types of meat served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

    Valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only on 11/11/19. Only One 2-Meat Salute per Veteran or active military person with valid identification. Must be present to claim their meal. Only the Veteran or active military person is eligible for the free entrée. Must show proof of service to receive discount. Dine-In only. Manager reserves all rights.  

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    Andy's Frozen Custard Free Sundae (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Andy's Frozen Custard will be giving out a free, regular size one-topping sundae to all veterans and active military. Find a location near you to pick up this sweet Veterans Day freebie.

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    On The Border Free Veterans Day Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    For the 7th 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 items from this list:

    • House Salad
    • Chicken Tortilla Soup
    • Seasoned Ground Beef with chile con carne enchilada
    • Spinach & Mushroom with sour cream sauce enchilada
    • Cheese & Onion with chile con carne sauce enchilada
    • Chicken Tinga with green chile or sour cream sauce enchilada
    • Seasoned Ground Beef taco
    • Chicken Tinga taco

    Eligible guests are also served Mexican rice and beans.

    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.

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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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    Pie Five Pizza's Veterans Day Free Food (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Any veteran or active military member, and current or past member of the Armed Forces or Department of Defense, can visit a Pie Five Pizza location on November 11 for a free personal pizza.

    This Veterans Day free meal is valid in stores only, and requires military ID or another proof of service.

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

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    Veterans and active duty service members can eat free at Texas Corral on Monday, November 11, 2019.

    This Veterans Day free meal includes your choice of the following from this special Veterans Day menu: 6oz Sirloin Steak, Country Fried Chicken, Country Fried Steak, Fried Catfish, Bacon Cheddar Burger, Smokey Roasted Chicken, Fajitas, BBQ Pulled Pork, Taxas Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Pasta Alfredo, or Single Pork Chop.

    All entrees are served with soup or salad, 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.

    All Texas Corral locations also regularly offer a 50 percent discount throughout the whole year to active duty police officers, firemen, and military personnel.

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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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    Pilot Flying J's Veterans Day Free Breakfast (November 8-11, 2019)

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    In honor of Veterans Day, free breakfast is offered to all active duty and retired military veterans who visit a Pilot Flying J location from November 8 through November 11.

    This Veterans Day free food offer includes a free Pilot coffee of any size with a choice of one free PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, pizza, or grill item.

    You need the Pilot Flying J app to redeem this offer.

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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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    Shoney's Veterans Day Free Breakfast Bar (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Participating Shoney's will be having a Veterans Day free all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in 2019 for veterans as well as active duty military.

    Proof of military service might be required, it's for dine-in only from open until 11 AM on the 11th, and beverages, tax, and gratuity aren't 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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    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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    Free Veterans Day Meal at Cotton Patch Cafe (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Cotton Patch Cafe is giving out free Veterans Day meals to veterans and active military on November 11, 2019.

    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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    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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    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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    LaMar's Free Veterans Day Coffee and Donut (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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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 Monday, November 11.

    No coupon or purchase is necessary. Just bring military ID or wear your uniform to redeem this free Veterans Day offer.

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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: Create Your Own Omelette, TooJay’s famous Shepherd’s Pie, Open Faced Turkey Sandwich, Chopped Sirloin, Fish and Chips Lunch, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Choose Too Half Sandwich and Soup, 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 or other proof of service. No other offers can be used at the same time, and this is for dine-in only. All TooJay's locations are participating except for the Tampa, FL, location.

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    Wienerschnitzel Veterans Day Free Chili Dog (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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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 small Pepsi.

    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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    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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    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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    Charlie Brown's Veterans Day Free Lunch (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Every Charlie Brown's location is giving out a free lunch to veterans on Monday the 11th between 11:30 AM and 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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    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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    Main Event's Veterans Day Free Food (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans and active military members can eat free this Veterans Day at Main Event. Eligible customers also receive a $10 game card.

    This Veterans Day free offer is valid on November 11 only, from 11 AM to midnight.

    Be sure to contact your local Main Event to confirm these details before heading out. You might also need your military ID or some other proof of service.

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    Margaritas Mexican Restaurant's Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2019)

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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 for yourself and a guest.

    Offer valid at participating Margaritas Mexica Restaurants in CT, MA, ME, and NJ on 11/11/19. Must present valid ID to receive 2 free entrees for military personnel and their gest. Dine-in only. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

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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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    Free Veterans Day Ice Cream at Handel's (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans 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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    Gordon Biersch Free Veterans Day Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Gordon Biersch restaurants will thank active duty service members and veterans with a free meal this Veterans Day on Monday, November 11.

    The Veterans Day free food offer includes any of these choices: 7 oz. Top Sirloin, Beer-Battered Fish & Chips, Cajun Pasta, or Märzen BBQ Burger.

    Eligible guests should come in uniform or bring military ID to get the free meal.

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    Houlihan's Restaurant & Bar's Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2019)

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    Houlihan's Restaurants is honoring veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day with a complimentary meal. This is in addition to the restaurant's year-round discount of 15 percent.

    This Veterans Day free meal can be any of the following: Houlihan’s Burger, Veggie Burger, Heartland Grilled Chicken Salad, Fish and Chips, Brentwood Chicken Sandwich, Southwest Grilled Chicken Wrap, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, or a 5-oz. Petite Top Sirloin (restaurants in the northeast will serve Down Home Pot Roast in place of the sirloin).

    Find a Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar near you to take advantage of this Veterans Day free food offer. Beverages and gratuity are not included, and it's for dine-in only.

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    Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery's Veterans Day Free Meal (Nov. 11, 2019)

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    This year on Veterans Day, participating Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery locations are honoring all veterans and active duty service members with a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu.

    These are your Veterans Day free meal options: Bacon Cheddar Burger, Bacon Chicken Mac n’ Cheese, Chicken Fried Chicken, and Kölsch-Battered Fish & Chips.

    To get this free food for Veterans Day, you must either be in uniform or be able to provide military ID.

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

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    In honor of Veterans Day, all four Tuscan Kitchen locations will be closed during lunch hours on November 11 to everyone but veterans and active military members.

    The Veterans Day free meal offer is a three-course lunch, and each person can bring one guest to enjoy the complimentary meal, too.

    Eligible guests can get their Veterans Day free meal at Tuscan Kitchen between 11 AM and 4 PM on Monday the 11th. Reservations are suggested.

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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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    Bad Daddy's Burger Bar's Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2019)

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    All active, retired, and former military members who stop into a Bad Daddy's Burger Bar location on Veterans Day will receive a complimentary All American Burger and side.

    This Veterans Day free food offer is valid only if you show your military ID card, veteran ID card, or discharge papers.

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    Cumberland Farms Veterans Day Free Coffee (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    This year on Veterans Day, veterans, active duty, reserve, National Guard, and honorably discharged military personnel can get a free coffee at Cumberland Farms.

    Eligible customers get a free signature Farmhouse Blend of Bold coffee (hot or iced) in any size. You can also customize the free coffee by adding flavor shots, creamers, and sweeteners at no additional cost.

    This Veterans Day free offer is valid at nearly 600 locations across the Northeast and Florida.

    Proof of Honorable Military Service is required, and the coffee is limited to one per customer between 12 AM and 11:59 PM.

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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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    Free Veterans Day Burgers at Back Yard Burgers (November 11, 2019)

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

    All Back Yard Burgers locations are participating, but you might call ahead of time to see if they'll be requiring proof of service. They might need to see you wearing your uniform or show your valid military ID.

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

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

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    Coolgreens is offering all veterans a free meal this Veterans Day. The offer is valid on Monday, November 11, only.

    All you need to bring with you to your local Coolgreens is military ID.

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    Primanti Bros. Free Veterans Day Sandwich (November 10-11, 2019)

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    On Sunday, November 10, and Monday, November 11, veterans and active duty military get a free classic Primanti Bros. sandwich at all locations.

    This Veterans Day free meal doesn't 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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    Veterans Day Free Meal at K&W Cafeterias (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans and active duty military get a free meal at K&W Cafeterias this Veterans Day.

    This offer is valid from 11:00 AM to close on November 11. What's included is a meal, two sides, bread, and a beverage.

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

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    The Greene Turtle Free Meal for Veterans Day (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    The Greene Turtle will be honoring past and present members of the military with a free entree on Monday, November 11.

    This Veterans Day free meal is dine-in only, valid from 11 AM to midnight, requires military ID, is for any meal up to $14, can't be combined with other discounts or offers, and is only valid at participating The Greene Turtle locations.

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    Claim Jumper Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    This year on Veterans Day, Claim Jumper locations are offering a free meal for veterans. You'll also get a $5 discount for your next visit.

    The free meal you can get can be anything from their special Veterans Day menu, which you'll receive when you visit the restaurant.

    Veterans must show official verification of their service to take advantage of this Veterans Day free meal. Tax and gratuity aren't included, this is for dine-in only, and casino locations are excluded from the offer.

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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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    Price Chopper's Veterans Day Free Coffee & Donut (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Price Chopper/Market 32 is offering all veterans, active duty, reserve, and national guard military a free 12 oz. coffee and donut on Veterans Day.

    This Veterans Day free offer is only valid on the 11th of November between 7 AM and 7 PM. Check with your local Price Chopper/Market 32 location to confirm that they're participating.

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    Bakers Square Free Veterans Day Breakfast (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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

    The free Rise & Shine meal lets guests enjoy two eggs served with seasoned hash browns or fresh fruit. This free meal for Veterans Day is also served with your choice of toast, buttermilk pancakes, English muffin, bakery muffin, or biscuit.

    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.

    This Veterans Day free food offer isn't valid with other offers, promotions or discounts. One meal is allowed per visit per person, it's for dine-in only, and gratuity and tax aren't included.

    Bakers Square also provides a 10% military discount all year long.

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

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    On Veterans Day this year, veterans 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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    Bruegger's Bagels Veterans Day Free Bael and Cream Cheese (Monday, November 11, 2019

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    Active military members, reservists, veterans, and military spouses can stop into Bruegger's Bagels for a free bagel with cream cheese on Monday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

    No purchase is necessary. However, this deal is only valid at participating locations, and a valid military ID is required.

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    Fatz Southern Kitchen Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans can stop into their local FATZ on Monday, November 11th and get a free 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 20% off their entire meal during the whole month of November.

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    Rock & Brews Veterans Day Free Food (Monday, November 11, 2019)

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    Another place to get free food on Veterans Day is Rock & Brews. They're giving veterans the choice of a complimentary Pulled Pork Sandwich 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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    Ruby Tuesday Free Veterans Day Appetizer (Sunday, November 11, 2019)

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    Veterans and active-duty servicemen and women can visit Ruby Tuesday on Veterans Day, the 11th of November, to get a free burger or sandwich.

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

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    Coco's Bakery Veterans Day Free Pie (Sunday, November 11, 2019)

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    Active military, non-active military, and veterans who visit Coco's Bakery on November 11, 2019, will receive a free breakfast of eggs, bacon, pancakes, and hashbrowns. 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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    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.
    • Wild Wing Cafe: Veterans with proof of military service get six wings or nuggets with the purchase of a drink.
    • Dick's Last Resort: Veterans and active military members get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree on Veterans Day.
    • 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.
    • Outback Steakhouse - Outback Steakhouse is giving any military member, police officer, firefighter, or first responder 20% off their entire check from November 8th to the 11th.
    • 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.
    • WingHouse Bar & Grill - With a valid retired or current military ID, customers who purchase a beverage on November 11 can get free boneless wings, wings and curly fries, a burger, crab cake sliders, or a buffalo chicken sandwich. This is valid at participating WingHouse locations only, from 11 AM to 11:30 PM.
    • Fogo de Chao - Active duty military and veterans with a proper ID can stop in to Fogo de Chao between Friday, November 8 and Monday, November 11, to get 50% off their meal as well as 10% off for up to three guests. This is valid at all US and Puerto Rico locations.
    • 99 Restaurant & Pub: All 99 Restaurant & Pub locations are offering active military members and veterans a free meal on Veterans Day when they purchase another. This is valid on November 11 only, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Proof of service is necessary, and the free meal choice can come from the 9 Real Size Entrees for $9.99 menu only.
    • Spaghetti Warehouse - Between November 9th and 11th, Spaghetti Warehouse is allowing guests to present a coupon (see the link above) 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.
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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.
    • Auburn Veterans Day Parade and Community Ceremony and Luncheon - A free lunch is provided for all participants and spectators after a veterans day parade in Auburn, CA on November 11.
    • Elks Lodges Monthly Free Veterans Day Breakfast - On Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 AM, San Angelo Elks Lodge in Texas is hosting a free breakfast for all veterans and first responders. Spouses and children are welcome, too. This event takes place the third Sunday of every month.
    • Yard House Veterans Day Free Appetizer - Visit a Yard House location on November 11 to get a free appetizer in honor of Veterans Day. This offer is good for veterans and active-duty military. You might need to show valid military ID.
    • The Friendly Toast Free Meal: All Friendly Toast restaurants will offer a free entrée and soft drink to veterans and active duty military personnel on November 11 during breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Proof of service or a valid military ID is required. Appetizers and alcohol are excluded.
    • Calhoun's Veterans Day Free Meal - Calhoun's Restaurant in Tennessee is having free food for veterans on November 11 at all Calhoun's locations, all day long. Military ID is required.
    • Hoss's Veterans Day Free Salad Bar - If you're a veteran, you can get a free meal at Hoss's on Monday, November 11. The salad bar is free with proof of service. Check your nearest Hoss's to see if they're participating.
    • McGrath's Fish House Free Meal - To honor all who have served, McGrath's Fish House is giving out free food on Veterans Day. You get to choose between six free meals if you have proof of service.
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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.

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.