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Restaurants Offering Free Meals on Veterans Day 2017

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Free Meals on Veterans Day
Veterans Day is Saturday (November 11). If you have a veteran in your life you may be looking to celebrate the day with them by going out to eat. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on lunch or dinner with your favorite vet though. Around 91 restaurants throughout the United States are offering free meals for Veterans Day. Here are some of the best freebies that will be available Saturday:


Every year since 2007 Applebees has offered a free meal to veterans. This year is no different. Applebees will be offering free meals on Veterans Day to any veteran or active duty military personnel. Check the Applebees website to find out what kind of identification will be accepted to take advantage of this deal.


On Friday, November 10 IHOP will be honoring our men and women in uniform by giving away a free stack of red, white and blue pancakes to all veterans and active duty military. You must show proof of service before receiving this offer (show up in uniform, have a photo in uniform or military ID).


You can visit Chili’s on Saturday, November 11 and take advantage of the free meals for Veterans Day. Like the other Veterans Day freebies, you will need to show proof of service or prove that you are still serving in the U.S. military.

Krispy Kreme

On Friday Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut and coffee to every veteran or active duty military personnel. You will have to dine in to take advantage of the offer though. It will not be available via drive-thru.

Olive Garden

Another place to get a free meal on Veterans Day is Olive Garden. Get your free meal by presenting one of the following: a military ID, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave, and Earnings Statement or Veterans Organization Card.


On Friday, November 10 all active and non-active military personnel can receive a free¬†Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast. This offer is only available at participating Denny’s from 5 a.m. to noon.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse will be giving away a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage to every veteran and military member on Veterans Day. The restaurant is also giving out a military discount of 15 percent off the total check from November 12¬†until the end of the year.

Golden Corral

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 13 Golden Corral buffet is offering one free buffet and free beverage to veterans and active duty military. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves. No identification is required for this free meal.

Red Lobster

On Saturday, November 11 veterans can receive an appetizer or dessert at Red Lobster for free.

Texas Roadhouse

Veterans can enjoy a free lunch on Veterans Day at Texas Roadhouse. This offer is dine-in only and the hours in which the free meal is available may differ from location-to-location so be sure to call ahead and confirm with your local Texas Roadhouse before heading out.

TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays will be giving free meals on Veterans Day to any veteran or active duty military personnel. This offer is valid from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. You will be required to provide military ID to get this deal.


O’Charley’s offers a 10 percent discount for active duty military and veterans all year round. On Veterans Day, vets and active duty military can get a free meal. Military members will be able to get a free meal from the $9.99 menu at participating O’Charley’s locations.


From 3:00PM to close on Veterans day veterans, U.S. military and U.S. military spouses get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or taco.

Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin is honoring veterans by giving away free donuts to all active duty military and veterans on Saturday.

Red Robin

Veterans and active duty military will receive a free Red’s Tavern Burger and steak fries at participating restaurants.  Call ahead to confirm.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a free small order of boneless or traditional wings along with a side of fries.

If you or a member of your family is a veteran or active duty military Saturday is the day to take advantage of some of the great deals being offered as our way of saying thank you for your service.  Remember many of the offers require proof of I.D. or a uniform.

Photo: Georgia National Guard

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