Most stores and restaurants are open on Veterans Day. Many restaurants offer either a free meal or a free appetizer to veterans on Veterans Day. Below is a list of restaurants that will offer a free meal to current or former military personnel on Nov. 11.
Bar Louie is offering free lunch or dinner (up to $12) to active military and veterans on November 10th & 11th. You must dine-in and show proof of military service.
California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen is offering active, former or retired military a choice of free pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. You must dine-in and show proof of military service.
Chili’s is offering a free meal to active military and veterans. Options for this free meal include: Oldtimer with Cheese, any lunch combo, Soup & Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad, Chipotle or Margarita Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl, Grilled Chicken Burrito, Southwest Pairings Pick-2, and Any Full Size Flatbread. Proof of military service is required.
Active military and veterans will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny’s on Veterans Day between 5:00AM and noon. Must dine-in and show proof of military service.
Fox & Hound
Fox & Hound is offering active military veterans a free meal or beverage (up to $10). You must dine-in and show proof of military service.
Friendly’s is offering veterans a free breakfast, lunch or dinner. Options include a Big-Two-Do meal, which includes a coffee and the choice between two slices of French toast, two buttermilk pancakes, or two slices of regular toast. Breakfast also comes with bacon or sausage links, and two farm fresh eggs. Lunch or dinner includes an All-American Burger served with fries and a beverage (soda, ice tea, or hot beverage). You must dine-in and show proof of military service.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 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 or Reserves. No identification is required.
IHOP is offering veterans a free stack of Red, White & Blue pancakes. Not all locations are participating. You must show proof of service.
Little Caesar’s is offering active and retired military a free pizza between 11am and 2:00pm on Veterans Day. Military members can choose between a free pizza and $5 Lunch Combo. Proof of military service is required. Not all locations are participating.
Max & Erma’s
Max & Erma’s is offering active and retired military a free Best Cheeseburger in America 3-Course Combo which includes choice of Tortilla Soup or side House Salad, a cheeseburger, endless seasoned french fries, and a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert. A beverage is not included. You must dine-in and show proof of service.
Veterans can choose a free entrée from a special menu of Olive Garden’s seven most popular items. All of these entrees come with freshly baked garlic bread sticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad. Proof of military service is required.
On The Boarder
On The Boarder is giving active military and veterans a free Create Your Own Meal Combo where they’ll get to choose 2 or 3 selections of soup, salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other classics. Dine-in only. Proof of military service is required.
Red Robin is offering active military and veterans a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. You must dine-in and show proof of service. Not all locations are participating.
Shoney’s is offering a free All-American Burger to active, former and retired military while supplies last. You must dine-in and show proof of service.
Texas Roadhouse will be offering free lunch to all active, former or retired military. Veterans will have a choice of steak, country fried chicken, country fried sirloin, pulled pork, grilled pork chop, cheeseburger, BBQ chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, grilled chicken salad, or chicken critter salad. Plus, your choice of sides and a coca-cola product, tea, or coffee. You must dine-in and have proof of military service.
Village Inn is offering active military and veterans free breakfast all day on Veterans Day. Choices include a stack of buttermilk pancakes, free French toast, or a Belgian waffle. Wednesday is free pie day so veterans can also receive a free slice of pie.
Other Free Food & Drink Offers:
Krispy Kreme is offering veterans a free donut and coffee. Not all locations are participating.
Active duty military, reserve, and military veterans can stop by Red Lobster and get a free appetizer or dessert on Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015. Must dine-in and show proof of military service.
They get to choose from any of these appetizers: Sweet Chili Shrimp, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster Pizza, Signature Shrimp Cocktail, Crispy Calamari and Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, Crispy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, White-Wine-and-Roasted-Garlic-Mussels, and Shrimp Nachos.
Dessert options include the following: Warm Chocolate Chip Lava cookie, NY Style Cheesecake with Strawberries, Carrot Cake, Warm Apple Crostada, and Chocolate Wave.
Ruby Tuesday is offering veterans a free appetizer. Not all locations are participating. Proof of military service is required.
Starbucks will be giving out free tall brewed coffees to veterans, active-duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day. Not all locations are participating.
Tim Hortons is offering a free donut to veterans. Proof of military service is required.
Although stores and restaurants are open, some businesses do close in observance of the holiday.