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Now updated for Veterans Day 2017!

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 (Saturday, November 11, 2017).

If you’re not seeing your favorite restaurant from last year, they may still be participating but haven’t gotten back to me with their 2017 information. This list is updated many times a day, so keep checking back for more information.

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 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 2017. Here you’ll find freebies like free haircuts, car washes, and even hotel stays.

Applebee’s Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Stop into a participating Applebee’s on Saturday, November 11, 2017 to get your Veterans day free meal.

Details of the Free Veterans Day Meal at Applebee’s Including Meal Options

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. More

Olive Garden Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all active-duty military and military veterans on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Details of the Free Meal Including Entree Choices at Olive Garden on Veterans Day

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. More

Chili’s Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Visit a participating Chili’s on Saturday, November 11, 2017, to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty.

Details of the Free Veterans Day Meal Including Menu Options at Chili’s

You’ll need to show proof of military service to get your Veterans Day free meal. More

Golden Corral Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 13, 2017)

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On Monday, November 13, 2017, 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.

Details of the Free Golden Corral Military Buffet

All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.

Over the last 16 years, Golden Corral served over 5.1 million veterans a Veterans Day free meal! More

Red Lobster Veterans Day Free Appetizer or Dessert (November 11, 2017)

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Active duty military, reserve, and military veterans can stop by Red Lobster and get a free appetizer or dessert on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

More Details on the Red Lobster Veterans Day Freebie Including Appetizer and Dessert Choices

Valid proof of military service is required in order to get this free food. More

TGI Fridays Veterans Day Free Lunch (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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TGI Fridays will be having free lunch for all veterans and active-duty military on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Details on the TGI Fridays Free Veterans Day Meal

This offer is valid at participating locations only, and is only valid after a military ID is shown for proof of service. Be sure to contact your local TGI Fridays for specific details. More

Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day Free Lunch (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Texas Roadhouse will be giving away Veterans Day free meals for lunch on Saturday, November 11, 2017 to active, former, or retired military.

Details on the Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day Free Meal Including Entree Options

This is for dine-in only. Hours may vary by location, so be sure to check a Texas Roadhouse near you for specific details. More

Red Robin Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans and active duty military can stop into any participating Red Robin location on Saturday, November 11 to get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.

More Details on the Red Robin Veterans Day Free Meal

Be sure to bring your military ID to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie. More

Free Veterans Day Pancakes at IHOP (Friday, November 10, 2017)

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This year on Friday, November 10, IHOP will be honoring veterans and active military men and women with a free stack of Red, White, and Blue pancakes.

More Details on the Veterans Day Free Meal at IHOP

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. More

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion & Beverage (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Stop into any Outback Steakhouse on November 11, 2017 to get a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage. This offer is for all military personnel that have military ID.

Details of the Free Veterans Day Meal at Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a military discount of 15% off the total check from November 12 to December 31, 2017, valid for anyone with a military ID. More

BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse Veterans Day Free Meal (November 10-11, 2017)

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BJ’s will be giving free meals to veterans both the day before and the day of Veterans Day, valued up to $12.95.

Visit the link below for information about how to get free beer too!

Here are More Details on the BJ’s Veterans Day Free Meal

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. More

Carrabba’s Free Appetizer for Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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If you are a veteran or active military member, you can stop by a Carrabba’s near you and get a free appetizer of your choice on Saturday, November 11.

There’s no purchase necessary or coupon required; you just need to bring military ID or come in your uniform. More

Village Inn Veterans Day Free Breakfast (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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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 items from the V.I.B. menu to create your own 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, add-on items are not included, it isn’t valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts, and only one offer is valid per person. More

Bonefish Grill Free Veterans Day Appetizer (November 11, 2017)

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In honor of Veterans Day, Bonefish Grill is giving out free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to veterans and military members on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

To get this offer, make sure you visit Bonefish Grill with your proof of service, like your military ID. You may instead wear your military uniform.

It’s possible that not all locations are participating, so be sure to contact your local Bonefish Grill before heading out so you can verify that they are. More

Bob Evans Free Meal on Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans and active military personnel can stop into any Bob Evans location at any time on Saturday, November 11 to receive free breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Choices include Stack of Hotcakes; Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast; Country Biscuit Breakfast; Mini Sampler Breakfast; Farm Boy Sandwich; or Country Fried Steak Dinner.

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

Famous Dave’s Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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The Veterans Day free meal at Famous Dave’s includes a Two Meat BBQ Salute. This offer is valid all day on November 11 at participating Famous Dave’s locations only.

The Two Meat Salute is a choice of two different meats, including Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, Barbeque Chicken, Sweetwater Catfish Fingers, Traditional Wings, Boneless Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Chicken Tenders, or Texas Beef Brisket, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

Proof of service is required, which means you need to bring a photo ID and a US Uniformed Services ID card, DD-214 form, or current leave and earnings statement).

This offer is for dine-in only and it does not include a beverage. More

Shoney’s Veterans Day Free Breakfast Bar (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Participating Shoney’s will be having a Veterans Day free all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in 2017 for veterans as well as active duty military.

Proof of military service is required, it’s for dine-in only between 6 AM and 11 AM on the 11th, and beverages, tax, and gratuity are not 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. More

Cracker Barrel Veterans Day Free Dessert (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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On Veterans Day, Cracker Barrel is giving veterans a Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert… for free!

All 640+ locations are participating in this Veterans Day free food offer this year. More

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers (November 11, 2017)

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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. More

Buffalo Wild Wings Veterans Day Free Wings & Fries (November 11, 2017)

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Buffalo Wild Wings is having their annual Veterans Day free food deal on Veterans Day, which is Saturday, November 11. All day, veterans and active duty military get a free order of wings and a side of fries.

This offer is valid at all 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 most likely required but you might check with your local restaurant before heading out just to be sure. More

White Castle Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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White Castle is giving out a free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal to any veteran or other military member who comes in on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11.

Proof of military service is required. It’s possible that not every White Castle location is participating, so it might be best to contact your local restaurant for verification. More

Fazoli’s Free Veterans Day Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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If you’re a veteran, you can stop into your local Fazoli’s on Veterans Day 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 or wear your uniform on Saturday, the 11th. More

Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2017)

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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 Saturday, November 11.

The Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entree includes the following: house-made beef, veal, pork and ricotta meatballs sprinkled with romano cheese and crushed red chile, topped with imported Pomodorina sauce and served over imported, bronze-cut spaghetti.

All 93 locations are participating in this dine-in offer and it’s valid for anyone who can present military ID or some other proof of military service. More

Cicis Free Veterans Day Buffet (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Anyone with an active or retired military ID can get a free buffet at Cicis on November 11 for Veterans Day. This includes pizza, salad, desserts, and more.

Make sure to mention this Veterans Day free food offer when you visit your local Cicis on Saturday the 11th.

There are over 400 Cicis locations and it’s possible that not every one of them will be giving out free food for veterans, so be sure to call ahead of time before heading out. More

On The Border Free Veterans Day Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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For the 5th 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 2 or 3 selections of soup, salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other classics.

Eligible guests can also have their choice of black beans or refried beans, and their choice of rice, for no additional cost.

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, and selections for the meal may vary by location. More

California Pizza Kitchen Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2017)

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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 Saturday, November 11, 2017, to choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu when you dine-in.

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

Friendly’s Free Veterans Day Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Friendly’s is giving veterans and active military a free Veterans Day breakfast, lunch, or dinner (dine-in only) on Saturday, November 11.

If breakfast is chosen, you’ll get a Big-Two-Do meal with coffee. Lunch or dinner includes an All-American Burger served with fries and a 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. More

Free Veterans Day Meal at Bar Louie (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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

This free burger or free flatbread offer is valid at participating Bar Louie locations.

You’ll most likely need to show proof of military service to get your free Veterans Day meal. More

O’Charley’s Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans and active duty military can stop into an O’Charley’s location and get a free meal from their $9.99 menu on Saturday, November 11. Choices include the Famous Chicken Tenders & Fries, Honey Drizzled Southern-Fried Chicken, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie, and more.

Details of the O’Charley’s Free Veterans Day Meal

This deal is available only at participating O’Charley’s restaurants. Additionally, O’Charley’s provides a 10% discount for veterans all year long.

Be sure to bring military ID or proof of service for this free meal in case you’re asked for it. More

LaMar’s Free Veterans Day Coffee and Donut (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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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 Saturday, November 11, between 5:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Bring military ID with you to redeem this free Veterans Day offer. More

Sizzler Veterans Day Free Lunch (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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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 Saturday, November 11, 2017.

You’ll get to choose from a 6 oz. Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken, or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp. Individuals will also receive a free 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. More

City Barbeque Free Veterans Day Sandwich Platter (November 11, 2017)

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All military members and veterans can visit City Barbeque on Saturday, November 11 for Veterans Day to get a free sandwich platter and a drink.

Not all locations may be participating, so be sure to call ahead to your local City Barbeque to confirm that they are. More

Free Veterans Day Meal at Cotton Patch Cafe (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Cotton Patch Cafe is giving out free Veterans Day meals to veterans and active military on November 11, 2017.

You can get a free full size 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. More

54th Street Grill Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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54th Street Grill will be having a free meal up to a $12 value for veterans on Veterans Day. Proof of military service is recommended and it’s valid for dine-in only.

Find out where a 54th Street Grill is near you. More

Little Caesars Pizza Free Veterans Day Pizza (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Little Caesars Pizza is giving free pizza to all US Armed Forces, veterans, and active military members this Veterans Day.

This Veterans Day free meal includes a $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo. This is four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza plus a 20-ounce Pepsi product.

A coupon is not required to redeem this offer, but you will need to bring along proof of service like a DD-214 form or military ID. Not all locations are participating, so be sure to call ahead to your local Little Caesars Pizza location.

Little Caesars Pizza is also running their 10th Little Caesars Veterans Program this year, which helps veterans get thousands of dollars in discounts when they start up their own Little Caesars Pizza location. More

Menchie’s Veterans Day Free Frozen Yogurt (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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This is the fifth Veterans Day that Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt has given out free 6 oz. cups of frozen yogurt to veterans and active duty military.

This offer is valid all day long at participating Menchie’s locations.

You’ll need to show military ID or dress in uniform to receive this Veterans Day freebie. More

Tap House Grill Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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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 is for dine-in only and includes all Tap House Grill locations. More

Coco’s Bakery Veterans Day Free Pie (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Active military and veterans who visit Coco’s Bakery on November 11, 2017, will receive a free slice of pie!

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. More

Ruby Tuesday Free Veterans Day Appetizer (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans, active duty, and reserve service men and women can visit Ruby Tuesday on Veterans Day, the 11th of November, to get a free appetizer valued up to $10.

Be sure to call ahead to make sure your local Ruby Tuesday is participating. Proof of service is required. More

Krystal Veterans Day Free Breakfast (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Another free Veterans Day offer is being held at participating Krystal locations.

Veterans can stop in to get a free sausage biscuit during breakfast hours (6 AM to 11 AM) on Saturday, November 11. The offer is valid both in-stores and in the drive-thru.

You will need to have proof of service, so don’t forget to bring it. It can be military ID or you can dress in your military uniform. More

Primanti Bros. Free Veterans Day Sandwich (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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On Saturday, November 11, veterans and active duty military get a free Primanti Bros. sandwich at participating locations.

This Veterans Day free meal does not 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 uniform, Current Leave and Earning Statement, etc. More

Carlo’s Bakery Free Veterans Day Cannolis (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Visit any Carlo’s Bakery on November 11 to get a free large 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 and is only available while supplies last at each location. More

Free Veterans Day Lunch at Pizza Factory (November 11, 2017)

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In honor of Veterans Day, veterans who show up with a military ID to a Pizza Factory on Saturday, November 11 can get a free mini one topping pizza and a regular soda.

Restaurants in San Juan Bautista, CA; Patterson, CA; and Anacortes, WA are doing free lunch buffets instead, but dozens of other locations in California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Washington are participating in the mini one topping deal.

It’s best to check in with your local Pizza Factory before you head out so that you know the hours of this Veterans Day free meal and to ensure they’re participating. More

Country Cookin Veterans Day Free Meal (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)

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Country Cookin will be offering free Veterans Day meals to veterans as well as active and reserved military members the Tuesday after Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 14.

Orders can be taken from the special Troop Appreciate Tuesday menu, which includes Wrangler Sirloin, Pub Style Fish & Chips, and Famous Chicken Strip.

In addition to the entree, eligible customers will also have their choice of potato, Endless Salads & Sides, and a beverage.

Be sure to bring along your military ID to your local Country Cookin to take advantage of this Veterans Day free meal. More

Charlie Brown’s Veterans Day Free Lunch (Friday, November 10, 2017)

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Every Charlie Brown’s location is giving out a free lunch to veterans from a special Veterans Day menu. This deal is valid the day before Veterans Day, on Friday, November 10, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

You’ll need to bring a valid military ID with you. More

Chicken Salad Chick Veterans Day Free Meal (Friday, November 10, 2017)

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On November 10, every Chicken Salad Chick location is giving out a free meal and drink in honor of Veterans Day.

Veterans can take advantage of this Veterans Day free meal if they can show proof of service. This can include a VA card, DD 214 card, or military ID. More

Wienerschnitzel Veterans Day Free Chili Dog (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Wienerschnitzel sells millions of hot dogs every year, and for Veterans Day this November 11, eligible customers can have one absolutely free, plus a small drink and fries.

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 another form of proof of service. More

Veterans Day Free Meal at Tijuana Flats (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans and active military members can get a free meal at Tijuana Flats on Saturday, November 11.

Stop into your local Tijuana Flats to get your no strings attached Veterans Day free meal, but be sure to call ahead since it’s possible that not all locations are participating. More

Veterans Day Free Meal at Sagebrush Steakhouse (November 11, 2017)

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All Sagebrush Steakhouse locations are honoring veterans this year with a free meal on Saturday, November 11.

Options include Grilled Chicken House Salad, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Hand Breaded Chicken Strips, 6oz Texas Sirloin, Fried Tilapia, Super Cheezy Chicken, Steakhouse Burger, and Shaved Steak & Cheddar.

Military identification is required and the meal does include a non-alcoholic beverage. This is dine-in only. More

Veterans Day Free Meal at K&W Cafeterias (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Anyone with a valid military ID can have a free meal at K&W Cafeterias this Veterans Day.

This offer is valid for both dine-in and take-out all day on November 11. What’s included is a meal, two vegetables, bread, and a refillable drink.

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

Country Kitchen’s Veterans Day Free Food (Friday, November 10, 2017)

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Active duty military and veterans can stop by a participating Country Kitchen location on November 10, the day before Veterans Day, to get a free Country Scramble.

This offer is only good on Friday the 10th if you can provide proof of military service. More

Free Veterans Day Food at Main Event (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans can play and eat for free at Main Event this Veterans Day. The offer is valid on Saturday, November 11 only, from open to 5 PM at all Main Event locations.

Anyone who can present their military ID or other proof of service, will receive a $10 FUNcard that can be used with all Main Event games, as well as their choice of food from a special Veterans Day menu.

The free Veterans Day food offered by Main Event includes Grilled Top Sirloin with fries, Teriyaki Salmon, Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Bacon Cheddar Burger with fries, Wings with fries, and Chicken Tenders with fries. More

Veterans Day Free Lunch or Dinner at Green Mill (November 11, 2017)

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This Veterans Day free offer from Green Mill is for active duty military members and 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). This offer is for dine-in only.

Contact your local Green Mill Restaurant & Bar to see if they’re participating. More

Chevys Free Veterans Day Food (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Active and retired military personnel can visit a participating Chevys Fresh Mex on November 11 between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM to get a free 3-item combo meal.

You can create your own Veterans Day meal with these options: Enchiladas, soft or crispy tacos, tamales, flautas, or chile relleno. Your 3-item combo also includes sweet corn tamalito and your choice of homemade beans, refried beans, or vegetarian black beans.

To qualify for this offer, you must be wearing your military uniform or bring some other form of military identification. More

The Greene Turtle Free Meal for Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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The Greene Turtle will be honoring past and present members of the military with a free entree from a special limited menu on Saturday, November 11.

This Veterans Day free meal is available from 11:00 AM to close, is dine-in only, is valid for any item up to $12 or $12 on a more expensive item, does not include gratuity, tax, or a drink, and is only valid at participating The Greene Turtle locations.

The Greene Turtle also offers military members a year long 15% discount at participating locations. More

CentraArchy Restaurants Veterans Day Free Meal (Sunday, November 12, 2017)

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All 19 CentraArchy Restaurants will be honoring veterans and active military members this year with a free meal the day after Veterans Day, on Sunday, November 12.

Restaurants include New York Prime, California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47, Gulfstream Café, and Burro Loco.

Individuals will need to provide proof of service for this free, dine-in only meal. More

Rock & Brews Veterans Day Free Sandwich (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Another place to get free food on Veterans Day is Rock & Brews. They’re serving free pulled pork sandwiches to all veterans, active military members, and first responders.

Some locations may not be participating in this deal, so be sure to contact your local Rock & Brews to check that they are.

To date, Rock & Brews has donated over $140,000 to local organizations directly benefiting veterans and military organizations. More

Free Slice of Pie at Carrows (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans and active duty military get a free slice of pie on Veterans Day at participating Carrows Restaurants.

No purchase is necessary and you’ll need to bring along your military ID to your local Carrows. This offer is for dine-in only. More

Max & Erma’s Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Max & Erma’s will be honoring veterans and active military personnel by giving out a free Best Cheeseburger in America, Endless Seasoned Fries, and a fountain drink on Veterans Day.

This 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’ll most likely need to show proof of military service. More

Glory Days Grill Free Veterans Day Meal or Appetizer (November 11, 2017)

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With proper ID, veterans can enjoy a free appetizer or an order or boneless or regular wings at Glory Days Grill on Saturday, November 11.

This Veterans Day offer can be had with any valid form of military ID. More

Free Coffee/Tea on Veterans Day at Peet’s Coffee & Tea (November 11, 2017)

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Troops and veterans can grab a free coffee or tea (any size) at Peet’s Coffee & Tea on Saturday, November 11.

Check with your local Peet’s Coffee & Tea to see if they’ll be participating. More

Texas Corral Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans and active duty service members can eat free at Texas Corral on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

This Veterans Day free meal includes your choice of the following from this special Veterans Day menu: 6oz Sirloin Steak, Country Fried Chicken, Cowboy Pork Chop, Fajitas, Smokey Roasted Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork, Bacon Cheddar Burger, Fried Catfish, and a few other Texas Corral favorites.

All entrees are served with 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, DD 214, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, or a photograph of you in uniform. More

RibCrib’s Free Veterans Day Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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For the last five years, RibCrib has been thanking veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day with a free meal. They’re doing it again this year on Saturday, November 11.

The eligible customers can choose food from RibCrib’s Menu of Honor, which includes a choice of two meats and two sides, including their slow-smoked meats and award-winning St. Louis ribs.

You might want to check with your local RibCrib’s before you head out on Veterans Day to be sure they’re participating in this offer. More

Mission BBQ Free Veterans Day Sandwiches (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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After a live performance of the National Anthem at noon on Veterans Day, November 11, Mission BBQ locations will be giving away free sandwiches and cake to active-duty military and veterans.

Military ID is not required. More

Hy-Vee Veterans Day Free Breakfast (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans and active duty military can stop into a participating Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining and get a free breakfast on Saturday, November 11, 2017. You’ll get to choose from a wide variety of breakfast foods set out on a buffet.

Find a Hy-Vee near you and call to confirm that they are participating. More

TooJay’s Free Veterans Day Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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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: Sheperd’s Pie, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Chopped Sirloin, Choose Too Half Sandwich and Soup, Fish and Chips (lunch portion), Atlantic Cod with Lemon Dill Butter, Open Faced Turkey Sandwich, and Create Your Own Omelette.

You can redeem this offer at TooJay’s when you present your military ID. No other offers can be used at the same time. More

Bruegger’s Bagels Veterans Day Free Coffee (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Active military members and veterans can stop in to Bruegger’s Bagels for a free small drip coffee on Saturday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

No purchase is necessary to get your free coffee. However, this deal is only valid at participating locations and a valid military ID is required. More

Nekter’s Free Veterans Day Smoothies and Juices (November 11, 2017)

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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. More

Free Veterans Day Ice Cream at Handel’s (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans and active duty military personnel 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. More

Tubby’s Free Sub on Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Veterans can get a free small Tubby’s Famous Sub at participating Tubby’s locations between 3 PM and 6 PM on Saturday, November 11.

Be sure to bring along proper military ID. More

Bakers Square Free Veterans Day Breakfast (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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

Options for this free Veterans Day food at Bakers Square include: Three Buttermilk Pancakes, Three Slices of French Toast, or One Belgian Waffle.

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. More

Pinnacle Entertainment Veterans Day Free Meals (Friday, November 10, 2017)

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Pinnacle Entertainment casinos are giving out free lunch buffets to veterans and service personnel the day before Veterans Day.

Each of these locations require that a veteran’s card or valid military ID be presented at the time of the buffet.

These are the participating locations this year:

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City – Lunch from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Ameristar Casino Resort St. Charles – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
River City Casino & Hotel St. Louis – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Belterra Casino Resort Vevay – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Belterra Park Gaming Cincinnati – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino Washington County – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg – Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Boomtown Casino Hotel Bossier City: Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge: Lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Quaker Steak & Lube Veterans Day Free Meal & Discounts (November 11, 2017)

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This year for Veterans Day, Quaker Steak & Lube is giving out a free meal to veterans and active duty military.

The free meal offer is valid up to a certain dollar amount, which might be $10 or $12.99 depending on the restuarant. There’s also a 50% off deal that you can learn more about when you call or visit your local Quaker Steak & Lube.

It’s possible that not all locations will be participating, so be sure to call ahead to your local Quaker Steak & Lube to double-check.

In addition to this, eligible customers get 25% off meals at the Council Bluff restaurants, and 20% off at Pinellas locations. More

Free Veterans Day Pretzels at Ben’s Soft Pretzels (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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

You should call ahead of time to see if your local Ben’s Soft Pretzels is participating in this Veterans Day offer. More

Grub Burger Bar Veterans Day Free Entree (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

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Any veteran or active military member can get a free meal at a Grub Burger Bar location on Saturday, November 11, for Veterans Day.

You must be able to show your military ID before you can take part in this Veterans Day free meal offer from Grub Burger Bar. If you wear combat boots when you visit, you can get a free shake too.

Grub Burger Bar is also supporting military members through the Boot Campaign. When you buy a pie, they will donate $5. More

Farmer Boys Free Veterans Day Cheeseburgers (Friday, November 10, 2017)

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If you’re a veteran or active military member, stop by a Farmer Boys the day before Veterans Day, on Friday the 10th, for a free Big Cheese cheeseburger.

Farmer Boys has locations across California and Nevada.

Valid proof of military service is required in order to get this free Veterans Day meal. More

Veterans Day Free Meals That Require a Food Purchase (Veterans Day 2017)

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These Veterans Day free meals or free food require a purchase.

Chipotle – On Tuesday, November 7, from 5 PM to close, active duty, reserves, national guard, retired military, veterans, and spouses with a military ID can get a free burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos at Chipotle when another is purchased.
Spaghetti Warehouse – From Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12, Spaghetti Warehouse is allowing guests to present a coupon for a BOGO lasagna, chicken alfredo, or spaghetti. Look for the coupon and location information at the Spaghetti Warehouse website (it might not appear until closer to Veterans Day).
Red Hot & Blue Restaurants – Guests get one free meal of up to $10 value on Veterans Day. This offer is valid only if you purchase a second meal of the same or greater price, plus two drinks. It’s also dine-in only and does not include tax or gratuity. Proof of service is required.
Mimi’s Cafe – With the purchase of any non-alcoholic beverage, veterans and active duty military with proof of military ID can get a free meal at Mimi’s Cafe on November 11. Breakfast choices include Four Buttermilk Griddlecakes, Brioche French Toast, and Farmhouse Tacos. Lunch and dinner options include Slow Roasted Turkey, Asian Chicken Chopped Salad, and Brioche Cheeseburger.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Uno Pizzeria & Grill thanks military members for their service by offering a free meal or individual pizza on Veterans Day, November 11, with the purchase of a meal or pizza. This deal does not require a coupon of any type, but you do need to show valid military or veteran ID.
Pancho’s – Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant in Summerlin, Nevada, is offering a 25% discount for all veterans and active duty military members who show valid military ID on Saturday, November 11 and Monday, November 13. This offer excludes beverages.
Local Veterans Day Free Meals (Veterans Day 2017)

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Below are even more Veterans Day free meals, but they’re valid at only one or two locations.

Auburn Veterans Day Parade and Community Ceremony and Luncheon – A free lunch is provided after a veterans day parade in Auburn, CA on November 11.
WingHouse Bar & Grill – With a valid retired or current military ID, customers can grab a free order of boneless wings on Saturday the 11th at participating WingHouse locations.
Brunswick Elks Lodge Free Lunch – Veterans and their families can have free lunch at Brunswick Elks Lodge in Troy, NY, from noon to 2:00 PM EST on Sunday, November 19.
Ohio National Guard Delaware Readiness Center Breakfast – At 8:30 AM on Saturday, November 11, veterans and active military personnel (plus one guest per person) get free breakfast. Reservation is required and the serving line closes at 9:15 AM. Guest tickets are $5. This is in Delaware, OH.
JJ’s Red Hots Free All-You-Can-Eat Special – Both locations of JJ’s Red Hots in NC are giving active duty military and veterans a free buffet all day on November 11 – free unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides, and non-alcoholic drinks. Don’t forget to bring proof of service. It’s for dine-in only.

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