Local restaurants and other businesses want to say “thank you” to our veterans — therefore they’ll be offering Veterans Day free meals and deals for veterans (and others will offer the deals to both veterans and active military personnel). These deals will be offered on November 11 unless otherwise noted. As always, a military ID or proof of service will be needed, in order to take advantage of these deals. We’ll be adding more deals, as we hear about them, so be sure to check back.
As with any of our other deals, please verify with your local venue to make sure that they are participating in the holiday by offering Veterans Day free meals and deals.
Veterans Day Free Meals
- Applebees: Veterans and military can enjoy a free menu item from a limited menu on November 11. Be sure to call and confirm that your local Applebee’s is participating.
- BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free entrée under $14.95 for veterans and military and a free Dr. Pepper.
- Bonefish Grill: FREE appetizer like the Bang Bang Shrimp, Mussels Josephine, Calamari or Imperial Dip (some restrictions apply).
- Cracker Barrel: FREE Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert or Pumpkin Pie Latte
- Dunkin Donuts: Free Donut to All Veterans and Active Duty Military on November 11
- Friendly’s: Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner on Veterans Day, November 11.
- Golden Corral: On Monday, November 11, 2019, military veterans, retires and active duty personnel are invited to a free sit-in “thank you” dinner.
- Grimaldi’s: Veterans will enjoy a discount of 25% off their check when they show an id.
- IHOP: Free order of pancakes or breakfast combo to veterans and active duty military on November 11 Call before you go to make sure that your local IHOP is participating.
- Hooters: One FREE menu item from a select menu (beverage purchase required).
- Little Caesars: FREE $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Olive Garden: On November 11, veterans and active duty military will get a free entrée from a special menu, along with salad and breadsticks.
- Publix: Veterans, active military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries on Monday, November 11, 2019.
- Red Robin: Active military and veterans get a free Double Tavern Burger along with Endless Steak Fries on November 11.
- III Forks in Palm Beach Gardens: All members of the U.S. armed forces will enjoy a complimentary dinner item, up to $50 in value, on Monday, November 11 from 5-10 p.m.
Other Discounts & Freebies
Aquarium of the Pacific : Admission is free for active duty and veterans of the military on November 11. Valid ID must be shown at the ticket window.
B&Bs for Vets: Veterans are eligible for one free night at participating B&Bs in the US and Canada. The offer is good for one night on Sunday, November 10. Visit the link for lodging near you or your destination. You must book directly with the business, and valid ID is required.
Brides Across America: FREE wedding gowns for military brides.
Grace for Vets : Active duty or veteran military service members are entitled to a free car wash on November 11. Use the search tool to find a participating car wash near you. All veterans and service personnel get a free car wash at participating locations. Grace For Vets is a non-profit organization that unites the car wash industry in U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia with this program.
Great Clips: FREE haircuts for veterans and active duty military. If you are not military, pay for a service at Great Clips on Veteran’s Day and you will get a special card to give a veteran for a free haircut.
National Parks: FREE entry for everyone — even if you’re not a veteran or active military member — at all its parks on Veteran’s Day, November 11.
A version of this post first appeared on Living on the Cheap.