Many Restaurants Offer Special Meals on Veterans Day

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Washington Report

Many national or regional chain restaurants are offering free or discounted meals to veterans and current service members on the traditional (Nov. 11) or observed (Nov. 12) Veterans Day, or both.

Below is a list of some of the offers. The eligibility is verbatim from company press releases. Many use the term “active duty” when they really mean, “actively serving.” NGAUS called a few and found that to be case. Their offers do not exclude National Guardsmen or Reservists. 

Some of the free meals are from a limited menu. Most establishments require some proof of service, such as an ID card.

Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's programs. It’s a good idea to contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.

 

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

 

Applebee’s – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal Nov. 11.

 

Arooga’s – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal Nov. 12.

 

Back Yard Burgers – Active-duty service members and veterans get a free Back Yard Classic Burger Nov. 11.

 

Bakers Square – Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free breakfast Nov. 11. They will also receive a 20 percent off the entire check coupon valid for their next visit.

 

Bar Louie – Veterans and military personnel get a free burger or flatbread up to a $15 value Nov 11.

 

Ben’s Soft Pretzels – Veterans and active military get one free regular jumbo soft pretzel Nov. 12.

 

BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse – All military members receive a complimentary entree up to $12.95 plus a free Dr. Pepper beverage Nov. 11.

 

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

 

Burntwood Tavern – Veterans and active military get a free lunch or dinner Nov. 12.

 

Calhoun’s – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal Nov. 12.

 

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entree Nov. 11.

 

Cattlemens – Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner Nov. 11.

 

CentraArchy Restaurants – Veterans and active-duty service members get a free entree Nov. 11.

 

Chevys Fresh Mex – Veterans and current service members receive a free meal from 3 p.m. until closing Nov.11.

 

Chili's – Veterans and active military service members get a free meal Nov. 11.

 

Chipotle – Active-duty military, Reserves, National Guard, military spouses and retired military get a buy-one-get-one deal Nov. 11.

 

Chop House – Veterans get 50 percent off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree Nov. 11 and 12.

 

City Barbecue – Veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch Nov. 11.

 

Claim Jumper – Veterans get a complimentary meal Nov. 12.

 

Connors Steak & Seafood – Veterans get 50 percent off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree Nov. 11 and 12.

 

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

 

Country Cookin – Active, reserve and retired military receive a free meal 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13.

 

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

 

Denny's – Veterans and military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon Nov. 12.

 

Dunkin' Donuts – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free doughnut at participating locations Nov. 11.

 

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

 

El Torito – Veterans and current service members will be served a free meal from a select menu from 3 p.m. until closing Nov. 11.

 

Famous Dave's – Former and current military personnel will receive a free 2 Meat Salute on Nov. 11 and 12.

 

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

 

Fatz Southern Kitchen – Veterans and active military get a free World Famous Calabash Chicken basket Nov. 12. Also, from Nov. 1 to 30, veterans and active military members receive 25 percent off their entree.

 

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Active-duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entree Nov. 12.

 

Friendly's – Veterans and active military get a free breakfast, lunch or dinner Nov. 11.

 

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

 

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

 

Grub Burger Bar – Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary entree Nov 11.

 

Hooters – Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal at participating locations Nov. 11.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

K&W Cafeterias – Veterans and active duty get a free meal Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. until closing.

 

Kings Family Restaurant – Veterans and active military members get a free meal Nov. 12.

 

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

 

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

 

Logan's Roadhouse – Veterans and military personnel receive a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals menu Nov. 11 from 3 to 6 pm.

 

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

 

Main Event – 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 entree Nov. 11.

 

Max & Erma's – Participating locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America Nov. 11.

 

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants – Veterans and Gold Star honorees (parents and spouse) can enjoy a free entree Nov. 11.

 

Menchie's – Veterans and active duty military personnel are treated to a free sandwich and cake Nov. 11.

 

Mission BBQ – Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free Nov. 11.

 

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

 

On the Border – Veterans receive a free Create Your Own Combo entree (Choose 2) Nov. 11.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RibCrib – Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal Nov. 11.

 

Rock and Brews – Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich or salad Nov. 12.

 

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

 

Sagebrush Steakhouse – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal Nov. 11.

 

Scooter’s Coffee – Active and retired military get free drinks of any size Nov. 11.

 

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

 

Sheetz – 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 Nov. 11.

 

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

 

Spaghetti Warehouse – From Nov. 9 to 11, buy one entree and get the second entree free. Coupon required.

 

Tap House Grill – Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary meal Nov. 11.

 

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

 

Texas de Brazil – Two veterans dine complimentary plus 20 percent off for up to six additional guests Nov. 11 and 12 during dinner service. 

 

Texas Roadhouse – Veterans and active members of the military get a free lunch Nov. 11.

 

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

 

Tucanos Brazilian Grill – Veterans get a free Churrasco meal with the purchase of another Churrasco meal Nov. 9 to 12.

 

Twin Peaks – Active duty and veterans get a free meal Nov. 12.

 

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