Veterans Day is November 11. Those who have a veteran in their life or are veterans themselves may be looking for a way to celebrate the day. Most of the time, this means going out for lunch or dinner. However, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to celebrate your favorite vet. A large number of restaurants are offering free meals on Veterans Day. Here are some of the best freebies available this year.
Free Meals on Veterans Day at Applebees
Applebees is offering its usual Veterans Day deal: a free meal to all veterans. Check the Applebees website to find out what kind of identification will be accepted to take advantage of this freebie. Most restaurants require you to have your military ID.
IHOP is honoring the men and women in uniform by offering them a free stack of red, white and blueberry pancakes. This offer is available for vets and active-duty military. You must provide proof of service to cash in on this deal.
Free Meals at Chili’s
Anytime on Sunday, November 11 you can stop in at Chili’s and receive a free meal if you are a veteran. Like many of the other free meals on Veterans Day, you will need to show proof of service to get your food for free.
Krispy Kreme Veterans Day Offer
If you love donuts, you’ll love this deal. Krispy Kreme will be offering a free donut to every veteran or active duty personnel with valid ID. Individuals wishing to cash in on this offer will need to do so in-store. The offer will not be available at the drive-thru.
Olive Garden Free Offer
On Sunday, November 11, veterans can get a free meal at Olive Garden. There may be some restrictions on menu items included in the freebie. You’ll also need to verify your military status with the Olive Garden staff with a military ID, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, or Veterans Organization Card.
Free Breakfast at Denny’s
Just like last year, Denny’s is offering a FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast. The offer is only valid on Sunday from 5 a.m. to noon.
Veterans Day Freebies at Outback Steakhouse
Veterans can get a free coke product and Bloomin’ Onion on November 11. Also, between November 8 and November 10, military, police, firefighters, and first responders will receive a 20% discount on their total check. You will need valid identification to claim these offers.
Golden Corral Veterans Day
Golden Corral is offering its Veterans Day freebie on Monday, November 12. Anyone who has served or currently served in the military will receive a free meal and drink from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. No ID is required.
Free Meals on Veterans Day at Red Lobster
Red Lobster is offering free appetizers or desserts to vets on Sunday AND Monday this year. Valid ID is necessary to claim this freebie.
Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day
Texas Roadhouse is offering free meals on Veterans Day. The offer is dine-in only and may be restricted to certain hours of the day. Be sure to call ahead and confirm with the Texas Roadhouse nearest you before heading out.
TGI Fridays Free Meals
TGI Friday is offering a free meal to all veterans on Sunday AND Monday for Veterans Day with valid ID. Hours the freebie can be redeemed may vary location-to-location. Give your local Fridays a call prior to heading out for your Veterans Day celebration.
O’Charley’s Veterans Day Freebies
O’Charley’s offers a 10% discount for members of the military all year long. They are also serving up freebies for Veterans Day. Participating O’Charley’s locations are offering a free meal for vets on Sunday and Monday this year. Veterans and active-duty military members will be able to choose from the Thank You Menu. Valid identification is required to redeem this deal.
Red Robin Veterans Day
Red Robin is serving up deals for vets too. Veterans and active duty military with valid identification will receive a free Red’s Tavern Burger and bottomless steak fries at participating restaurants. Call ahead to confirm.
Veterans Day at Buffalo Wild Wings
Veterans and active-duty military can get a free small order of boneless or traditional wings with a side of fries on Sunday. This offer is for dine-in only and is only offered at participating Buffalo Wild Wings locations.
If you or a member of your family is a veteran or active duty military tomorrow 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.