2018 Veterans Day Free Meals and Restaurant Deals and Discounts

An American flag hangs on the back of a participant during the Chicago Honor the Fallen Ruck March, May 22, 2015. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)
An American flag hangs on the back of a participant during the Chicago Honor the Fallen Ruck March, May 22, 2015. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)

The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts at restaurants for 2018. Visit often as the list is now being updated as new discounts come in.

All of the discounts have been confirmed, either through press release or direct communication with the company. Check out all the other discounts being offered this Veterans Day.

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Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs -- be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.

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2018 Veterans Day Restaurant Specials:

54th Street Grill -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree up to $12 on November 11.

Acapulco -- Veterans and current service members get a meal free of charge on November 11 from 3pm until closing.

Applebee's -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11.

Arooga's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a fixed menu on November 12.

Aspen Creek Grill -- Active duty and veterans get complimentary meals from a special menu from 11 a.m. to close on November 12.

Back Yard Burgers -- On November 11, active duty service members and veterans get a free Back Yard Classic Burger.

Bagger Dave's -- Active, non-active, reservists and retired personnel get a free Great American Cheeseburger and Fries on November 11.

Bakers Square -- Active duty military and veterans can enjoy a free breakfast from a select menu on November 11. Veterans and active duty members will also receive a 20% off the entire check coupon valid for their next visit.

Bandana's BBQ -- Veterans and active duty military eat free (up to $10) on November 11.

Bar Louie -- On November 11, veterans and military personnel get a free burger or flatbread up to a $15 value.

Ben's Soft Pretzels -- Veterans and active military get one Free Regular Jumbo Soft Pretzel on November 12.

Billy Sims Barbecue -- Veterans get a free Pulled Pork Sandwich, 1 Regular Side, and Drink on November 11.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse -- On November 11, all military members receive a complimentary entree up to $12.95 plus a free Dr. Pepper beverage.

Black Angus Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military get a Veterans Day All-American Steak Plate for $9.99 on November 12.

Bob Evans -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Bombshells Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans get free meals and soft drinks and a 20% discount on meals and soft drinks for accompanying family members on November 12.

Bonanza Steakhouses -- Veterans get a free buffet and beverage or 50% off a menu item. Check your local Bonanza for dates and details.

Brann's Steakhouse & Grille -- Veterans and active duty military get a free 6 oz sizzling sirloin on November 12.

Buffalo's Café -- Veterans and active duty military members get 50% off on November 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings -- Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on November 11.

Burntwood Tavern -- Veterans and active military get a free lunch or dinner on November 12.

Calhoun's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 12.

California Pizza KitchenVeterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu on November 11.

Cantina Laredo -- Veterans and active duty military get a complimentary meal up to $20 at participating locations on November 12.

Cattlemens -- Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on November 11.

CentraArchy Restaurants -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free entrée on November 11.

Charlie Brown's Steakhouse -- Veterans get a free lunch from a special menu from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. on November 12.

Chevys Fresh Mex -- On November 11, veterans and current service members will be served a free meal from a select menu from 3 pm until closing.

Chicken Salad Chick -- On November 12, veterans and active duty military will receive a free Chick Special and drink.

Chili's -- Veterans and active military service members get a free meal on November 11.

Chipotle -- Active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal on November 11.

Chop House -- On November 11 and 12, veterans get 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree.

Cicis Pizza -- Active and retired military get a free adult buffet on November 11.

City Barbecue -- Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch on November 11.

Claim Jumper -- On November 12, veterans get a complimentary meal from a special menu.

Coco's Bakery -- Veterans and active duty get a free slice of pie on November 11.

Coffee Beanery -- Veterans and active duty military get a free tall cup of coffee all day on November 11 and 12 at participating locations.

Connors Steak & Seafood -- On November 11 and 12, veterans get 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree.

Cotton Patch Cafe -- Veterans and active duty military get a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken on November 11.

Country Cookin -- Active, reserve and retired military receive a free meal from 2 pm – 8 pm on November 13.

Cracker Barrel -- Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee on November 11.

Denny's -- Veterans and military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 12, from 5 a.m. to noon.

Dunkin' Donuts -- On November 11, veterans and active duty military receive a free donut at participating locations.

East Coast Wings + Grill -- Veterans choose a free meal from a select menu on November 11

Eat'n Park -- All active and former military personnel will receive a 10% discount for the entire month of November.

El Chico -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree on November 12.

El Torito -- On November 11, veterans and current service members will be served a free meal from a select menu from 3 pm until closing.

Emmet's Social Table -- Veterans and troops get a free meal on November 11 and 12.

Famous Dave's -- On November 11 and 12, former and current military personnel will receive a free 2 Meat Salute.

Farmer Boys -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Big Cheese cheeseburger on November 12.

Fatz Southern Kitchen -- Veterans and active military get a free World Famous Calabash Chicken basket on November 12. Fatz will also host Military Appreciation Month in November with a special offer all month long. From November 1 to 30, veterans and active military members will receive 25% off their entrée.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill -- Active duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on November 12.

Fogo de Chão -- Veterans will receive 50% off their meal November 9 - 11.

Friendly's -- Veterans and active military get a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on November 11.

Furr's Fresh Buffet -- Veterans, active, retired and reserve military get a free buffet and non-bottled beverage on November 12.

Ginger Monkey -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree (up to $12) on November 11. In addition, Ginger Monkey is offering a 20% discount for veterans and active duty military from November 12-18.

Glory Days Grill -- Veterans get a free appetizer on November 11 and 12.

Gold Star Chili -- Veterans and active duty military get a free regular 3-Way and regular drink on November 11.

Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Gordon Biersch -- Veterans receive a free entrée from a select menu November 10 through 12.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.

Greene Turtle -- Active and veteran military get a free entree up to $12 value on November 11.

Grub Burger Bar -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary entree on November 11 at all locations.

Hamburger Stand -- Veterans and active duty military get a free hamburger, regular fries and a small Pepsi on November 11.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream -- Veterans and military personnel get a free single cone on November 11.

Hickory Tavern -- Veterans and active duty military get a free Tavern Burger with the purchase of a beverage on November 11.

Hooters -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on November 11.

Hoss's Steak and Sea House -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from the soup, salad and dessert bar on November 12.

Houlihan's -- Active military and veterans receive one free entrée from a select menu on November 11.

Huddle House -- Active duty, retired, and veteran military get a free Sweet Cake plate November 9-12.

Hurricane Grill and Wings -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free entrée on November 11.

Hy-Vee -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free breakfast buffet on November 12.

IHOP-- Veterans and active duty military get free Red, White, and Blueberry Pancakes on November 12, from 7 am to 7 pm. 

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant -- Active duty military and veterans get a complimentary burger or sandwich on November 11 and 12.

JJ’s Red Hots -- Veterans and active duty get a free meal including hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks on November 12.

Jon Smith Subs -- On November 12, participating  locations will offer a free 6-inch Steak Bomb sub to those on active duty or veterans.

Joe's Crab Shack -- Veterans receive 20% off at participating locations on November 11.

K&W Cafeterias -- Veterans and active duty get a free meal on November 12 from 11 am until closing.

Kings Family Restaurant -- Veterans and active military members get a free meal from a select menu on November 12.

LaMar’s Donuts -- Veterans and active duty military get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee at participating locations on November 11.

LemonShark Poké -- Active and retired members get a 25% discount on November 11.

Little Caesars -- Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 11.

Logan's Roadhouse -- On November 11 between 3 and 6 pm, veterans and military personnel receive a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals menu.

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ -- During the month of November, active duty and veteran military personnel get 20% off. On November 11 and 12, active duty military and veterans get a complimentary dessert.

Luna Grill -- Military service men and women will receive their choice of a complimentary signature wrap, plate or gourmet salad when they purchase a meal November 10 through 12.

Macaroni Grill -- Veterans and active military receive a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti on November 11.

Main Event -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military receive complimentary $10 in arcade play that can be used on all Main Event arcade games and can choose one entrée from a select menu.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant -- On November 11, veterans and active duty military receive one complimentary entree.

Max & Erma'sOn November 11, participating locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants -- Veterans and Gold Star honorees (parents and spouse) can enjoy a free entrée from a special menu on November 11.

Menchie's --  Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free on November 11.

Mission BBQ -- Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich and cake on November 11.

Native Grill & Wings -- Veterans and active duty service members receive any menu item up to $11.99 for free on November 11.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub -- On November 11 from 11 am to 4 pm, veterans and active military get a free meal with purchase of an entree.

NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop -- Veterans get a free bagel and cup of coffee from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 11.

O'Charley's – Veterans and active duty military personnel get a free $9.99 entrée on November 11 or 12 at participating locations.

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom -- Veterans and active military get a free individual pizza November 9 through 12.

Old Country Buffet -- Veterans, active, retired and reserve military get a free buffet and non-bottled beverage on November 12.

On the Border -- Veterans receive a free Create Your Own Combo entrée (Choose 2) on November 11.

Orange Leaf -- On November 11, active and retired military get free frozen yogurt at participating locations.

Outback Steakhouse -- Veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage on November 11.

Pancho's Mexican Restaurant -- Veterans and active duty service members will receive a 25% discount on their bill on November 11.

Pilot Flying J -- Active-duty and retired military veterans get a free breakfast November 10-12.

Pinstripes -- Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary entree with purchase of a equal or greater priced entree on November 11.

Ponderosa -- Veterans get a free buffet and beverage or 50% off a menu item. Check your local Ponderosa for dates and details.

Primanti Bros. -- Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich all day on November 11.

Red Lobster -- Veterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu on November 11 and 12.

Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.

RibCrib -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Rock and Brews -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich or salad on November 12.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery -- Veterans get a free entrée November 10 through 12.

Ruby Tuesday -- Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.

*NEW* Ryan's -- Veterans, active, retired and reserve military get a free buffet and non-bottled beverage on November 12.

Sagebrush Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Scooter’s Coffee -- Active and retired military get free drinks of any size on November 11.

Shane's Rib Shack -- Active duty military and veterans get a free sandwich combo November 8 through 10 at participating locations.

Sheetz -- On November 11, veterans and active duty military personnel get a free 6 inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink as well as a free car wash.

Shoney's -- Veterans and active duty military service members get a free breakfast from the fresh food bar from 6am – 11am on November 12.

Sizzler -- Sizzler offers active duty military and veterans a free lunch from a limited menu on November 11.

Spaghetti Warehouse -- From November 9 through November 11 buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.

Starbucks -- Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Stewart's All American Restaurant -- Current and former military members receive 50% on all Burgers & Fries and a free soda or float on November 11 at the West Haven, CT location. 

sweetFrog -- Veterans and active military personnel get a free 12-oz yogurt on November 11.

Taco Mac -- On November 11, active military members and veterans get a free 6-pack of wings with purchase a drink.

Tap House Grill -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary meal on November 11.

Texas Corral -- Veterans and active service members get a free entree from a special menu along with an iced tea, lemonade or coffee on November 11.

Texas de Brazil -- Two veterans dine complimentary plus 20% off for up to six additional guests on November 11 and 12 during dinner service. 

Texas Roadhouse -- Veterans and active members of the military get a free lunch on November 11 from a select menu.

Texas Steakhouse and Saloon -- Veterans get a free meal from a select menu on November 12.

Tijuana Flats -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree and drink on November 11.

TooJay's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree from a special menu on November 11.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill-- Veterans get a free Churrasco meal with the purchase of another Churrasco meal, November 9 through 12.

Twin Peaks -- Active duty and veterans get a free meal from a select menu on November 12.

Village Inn -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free Village Inn Breakfast (V.I.B) on November 11.

West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse -- Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich on November 12.

White Castle -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free combo meal on November 11 and 12.

Wienerschnitzel -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Chili Dog, small fries and a 20 oz. drink on November 11.

Wild Wing Cafe -- Veterans eat for free all day from select items on November 11 at participating locations.

World of Beer -- Veterans receive a free draught beer or $5 off your check on November 11.

Yard House -- Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary appetizer on November 11.

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