Restaurants are thanking Veterans this year on Veteran's Day - November 11, 2015, with freebies for everything from drinks, meals and desserts. Before you try to redeem these deals, it's always wise to call ahead and note limitations and restrictions. Some of these deals are reserved for those who have served in the American military and their families, while other promotions are open to everyone.
Applebee's - Free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on 11/11/15. There will be seven entrees to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. (Details here).
Bar Louie - From open-close on both 11/10 and 11/11/15, every Bar Louie nationwide will veterans and military personnel a free meal up to $12. Military ID or proof of service required. (Locations here).
Bob Evans - Veterans and active military personnel will have their choice of select free breakfast items on November 11, 2015 at all participating locations. (Details here).
Bonanza Steakhouse - On 11/11/15 from 4pm-close, Free Veterans Day buffet at participating locations. (Details here).
California Pizza Kitchen - Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu on 11/11/15 (Dine-in only). Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service. (Details here).
Carraba’s - Offer runs Monday, 11/9 through Sunday 11/15. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty service members and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required. (Locations here).
Cheeseburger in Paradise - On 11/11/15, Get a free All-American Burger with fries with purchase of beverage for active military personnel or veterans (military ID or proof of service required). Beverages and gratuity not included; dine-in only. Participating locations only. (Details here).
Chili's Grill & Bar - Free Veterans Day Dinner on 11/11/15. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flat bread. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. (Locations here).
Chuck E Cheese - Free Individual 1-topping Thin & Crispy Pizza (Details and Coupon here) - valid 11/11/15 only.
Cracker Barrel - Enjoy a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on 11/11/15 for all military veterans. (Details here).
Denny’s - Free Build Your Own Grand Slam on 11/11/15 from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive and retired military personnel. Participating locations only - Please call ahead. (Locations here).
Friendly’s - Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner on 11/11/15 (Dine-in only). Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only - Offer limited to one per person. (Locations here).
Golden Corral – Free meal on 11/11/15 (5pm – 9pm). This year marks the 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner and it is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military (Veterans, retired, currently serving, National Guard or Reserves) - Details Here.
Hooters - On 11/11/15, all veterans and active-duty military personnel can enjoy an entrée on the house by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country (Details here).
IHOP - On Veteran's Day, 11/11/15, from 7 am to 7 pm, Get free Red, White and Blue pancakes or a Red, White and Blue pancakes combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns. Participating locations only - Please call ahead to verify participation. (Details here).
Little Caesars Pizza - Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo on 11/11/15 to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11am and 2pm with proof of military service (At participating stores nationwide - Call ahead to verify participation). Details here.
Krispy Kreme - On Veteran's Day, 11/11/15, all military personnel - active or retired - will receive a free doughnut and small coffee. (Details here).
LongHorn Steakhouse - On 11/11/15, Get a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. (Find a location near you here).
Max & Erma’s - On 11/11/15, participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America 3 Course Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies. (Dine-in only - Call ahead to verify participation). ID or proof of service required. (Details here).
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – Enjoy a free lunch or dinner on Sunday Nov 8, 2015 with McCormick & Schmick’s 17th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu. Must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only; Space is limited and reservations are Highly recommended. (Details here).
MOD Pizza - Free pizza or salad on 11/11/15 for active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service. Dine-in only and at only at participating locations. (Locations here).
O’Charley’s - They will be having specials all week long starting with a Free entree from the $9.99’er menu on 11/9/15 for all active military and veterans with proof of service. Call your nearest location for details and daily discount deals (Locations here).
Old Country Buffet - On 11/11/15 from 11am to 2pm, all active, reserve and retired military personnel can get a free lunch buffet. Must show proof of service or military I.D. (Locations here). Please note - OCB also has Military Mondays with special discounters - details here.
Olive Garden - Free entrée on 11/11/15 for veterans and active duty military (proof of service required). Guests that dine with a Veteran also receive 10% off of their bill as well! (Details here).
On The Border - On 11/11/15, Veterans and current service members will receive a Free Choose 2 or Choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo.” Dine-in only with proof of service required. (Find a location near you here).
Outback Steakhouse - On 11/11/15, Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. Available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. (Find a location here).
Ponderosa Steakhouse - Free Veterans Day buffet on 11/11/15 at participating locations only. (Details here).
Red Lobster – Monday, 11/9 through Thursday, 11/12/15, Get a Free Appetizer or Dessert with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts. (Locations here).
Red Robin - Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries on 11/11/15 for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. (Locations here).
Ruby Tuesday - On 11/11/15, active and retired military personnel can enjoy a free appetizer at Ruby Tuesday locations. Check with a location near you to make sure they are participating. (Details here).
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill - On 11/11/15, enjoy a free entree from a select menu for active and veteran military personnel. (Details here).
Starbucks - On 11/11/15, get a Free tall (12 fl oz) hot brewed coffee as a thank you active duty service members, veterans and military spouses. Limit one per person (Details here).
Texas Roadhouse - Free lunch on 11/11/15 (dine-in only) with your choice of ten different entrees and sides (plus beverage). Proof of service or military ID required. (Details here).
T.G.I. Friday’s - Free lunch for all current military members and veterans on 11/11/15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required - Dine-on only at participating locations. (Contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details).
White Castle - On 11/11/15, all past and current members of the U.S. military will receive a free Breakfast Slider, Waffle Slider or Toast Sandwich and small beverage. Must have military ID or proof of service. (Details here).