Restaurants offer vets, active duty military discounts

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Restaurants offer vets, active duty military discounts
Many restaurants will be celebrating Veterans Day by offering discounts and free meals to veterans and active duty military in appreciation for their service. Unless noted restaurant are offering specials on Veterans Day only.

Veterans and active military personnel may be asked for:

  • Proof of military service
  • Are dine-in only
  • Do not include alcohol
  • Can not be used with other coupons or discounts
  • Do not include gratuity

Also, for some restaurant chains, participating locations may vary. Check with local restaurant for further details. And call a restaurant in advance and call other favorite restaurants to see if they offer veterans or active duty personnel specials.

Restaurants and information compiled by RestaurantNews.com.

Another Broken Egg Cafe Free Patriot French Toast Combo and coffee.

Craft Republic Bar + Grill

Applebee’s Complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu created just for them. And when dining at Applebee’s on November 11, these special guests will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks. Options include: 6 oz. Top Sirloin, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tenders Platter, Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, Oriental Chicken Salad, and Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.

Buffalo Wild Wings 10 free Boneless wings and fries for all veterans and active-duty service members.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Complimentary meal. Entree choices include: Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, or Cajun Chicken Pasta.

 Country Pride Free meal at participating restaurants inside TA, Petro and TA Express.
Free meal for all veterans and active military members on November 11th. Craft Republic will also hand out a $5 bonus card to all veterans and active military members that can be used from 11/12/2021 through 12/31/2021. The free meal has a value of $15.

Denny’s Veterans can enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam Thursday, November 11th from 5am – noon at participating locations. One of Denny’s signature breakfast entrees, the Build Your Own Grand Slam includes a choice of four delicious items for a fully customizable breakfast. And with more than 10 choices — such as fluffy buttermilk pancakes, eggs cooked to order, bacon strips, buttermilk biscuits and hash browns– there is something for everyone.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Free Pulled Pork Sandwich to veterans who use the code VETFREE. Veterans can redeem the offer in-store for carryout and online for pickup all day at their nearest Dickey’s.

Dunkin’ Free donut of choice, no purchase necessary. While supplies last. Limit one per customer. Offer available in-store only. Not available for orders placed using On-the-Go Mobile Ordering through the Dunkin’ Mobile App.

Golden Corral On Thursday, Nov. 11, America’s #1 buffet and grill is inviting all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel to visit their nearest Golden Corral to enjoy a free dinner buffet and beverage from 5pr – close. Additionally, Golden Corral will raise funds through guest contributions for DAV (Disabled American Veterans) from Nov. 4-11.

Hard Rock Cafes Free original Legendary Steak Burger topped with applewood bacon, cheddar cheese, a crispy onion ring, leaf lettuce and vine-ripened tomato. The free legendary burger offer is available all day long this Veterans Day for any active or retired military member with valid ID. Military members can also enjoy Hard Rock Cafe’s 15% off military discount on any other items.

Hooters On Thursday, November 11, all veterans who present a military ID or proof of service and purchase a beverage at any participating Hooters location nationwide will receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu (available for dine-in only). The Hooters Veterans Day Menu includes five of Hooters’ most popular entrées including: Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger, and 10-Piece Boneless Wings.

IHOP Free Red, White & Blueberry pancakes. 7am – 7pm.

Iron Skillet All veterans and active duty military eat free at any participating quick-serve restaurant, Country Pride or Iron Skillet.

Joe’s Crab Shack Free meal for all veterans and active military members on November 11th. Joe’s Crab Shack will also hand out a $5 bonus card to all veterans and active military members that can be used from 11/12/2021 through 12/31/2021. The free meal has a value of $15. Valid at select locations. (Aurora, CO | Cedar Hill, TX | Colorado Springs, CO | Des Moines, IA | Mesquite, TX | Redondo Beach, CA | Westminster, CO)

Kolache Factory Enjoy one free kolache (any kind) and one cup of freshly brewed Katz coffee (any size) – Offer excludes croissants, Polish varieties, and espresso drinks. Thursday, November 11, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m

Little Caesars Free Lunch Combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product.

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar Free entree. Choose from one of the following: O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Fries, Classic Cheeseburger, Honey-Drizzled Southern-Fried Chicken, Peach Chutney Chicken, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, and Southern Fried Chicken Tender Salad.

Pilot Company On Nov. 11, Veterans authenticated with ID.me in the myRewards Plus app can save their exclusive offer for a $10 free meal credit. Veterans can choose from a variety of food and beverages, including Pilot coffee, fountain drinks, non-alcoholic cooler beverages, hot and cold food items, name-brand snacks and purchases at over 680 participating QSR restaurants. The discount is available to be redeemed at any of the company’s owned and operated U.S. locations, including over 750 participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 Fuel Network travel centers.

Quaker Steak & Lube 50% off any entree. “Medium” and “Large” size Bone-In Wing orders not included with offer.

Red Lobster Offering dine-in guests a free appetizer or dessert on Thursday, November 11. Guests may choose their free appetizer or dessert from a special menu that includes the following selections (availability may vary): Lobster and Langostino Pizza, Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Langostino Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Rangoon, Signature Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, White Wine and Roasted-Garlic Mussels, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Brownie Overboard, or Key Lime Pie.

Red Robin Military Red Robin Royalty members will receive a free Tavern burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries at participating restaurants nationwide. Offer valid Monday, November 1 through Sunday, November 14. In order to take advantage of the offer, active or former military and veterans must register for Red Robin’s Royalty Program with military designation by Monday, November 1.

Shoney’s Free All You Care To Eat, freshly-prepared Breakfast Bar on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from open -11am. Shoney’s Veterans Day offer is dine-in only. There is a limit of one Breakfast Bar per military member and proof of military service is highly recommended.

Starbucks Free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores on Nov. 11. For every cup of hot brewed coffee sold nationwide that day, Starbucks is also donating 25 cents to be divided evenly between Headstrong and Team Red, White & Blue to support the mental health and the wellbeing of military communities.

TCBY First 6oz of froyo free with valid ID or other proof of service.

Wendy’s In honor of Veterans Day, Wendy’s is thanking those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military with a free breakfast combo offer at participating locations with valid military ID or a Veterans Advantage card on November 11.








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