Military veterans and current service members are eligible for free meals and other special deals at many restaurants and other businesses nationwide for Veterans Day 2019.
NGAUS compiled the list below from several sources. Eligibility criteria is as provided. Many businesses use the term “active duty” when they really mean “actively serving.” To ensure you are eligible, contact the business directly. You may also need proof of service, such as a military ID card or driver’s license with the veteran designation.
Offers are available Monday, Nov. 11 only unless otherwise noted. The list will be updated as more offers become available.
Restaurants and other businesses not on the list may also be providing deals and rewards on Veterans Days. It never hurts to ask.
54th Street Grill — Veterans and active-duty military get a free entrée up to $12.
Applebee's — Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu.
Bakers Square — Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free meal.
Bandana's BBQ — Veterans and active-duty military eat free (up to $10).
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse — All current and former military members who dine-in receive a free entree up to $14.95 plus a free Dr. Pepper beverage.
CentraArchy Restaurants — Veterans and active-duty service members get a free entrée.
Chicken Salad Chick — Veterans and active-duty military will receive a free Chick Special and regular drink.
Chili's — Veterans and active military service members get a free meal from a select menu.
Chop House — Active-duty and retired service members get 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entrée.
Connors Steak & Seafood — Active-duty and retired service members get 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entrée.
Cotton Patch Cafe — Veterans and active-duty military get a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken.
Country Cookin — Active, reserve, retired and honorably discharged members of the military receive a free salad bar or $5 off any entree Nov. 11 when showing a valid military ID and filling out the service card.
Cracker Barrel — Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Pumpkin Pie Latte.
Famous Dave's — Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free 2 Meat Salute.
Fogo De Chao — Veterans and active-duty personnel receive discounts. They include 50% toward their meal at Fogo De Chao, in addition up to three of their guests enjoy 10% off. Visit the Fogo-De-Chao website for details.
Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Grub Burger Bar — Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary entrée at all locations.
Houlihan's — Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary meal from a select menu.
Hometown Buffet — Active-duty, reserve and or retired military receive 15% discount on Military Mondays (every Monday including Memorial Day) at Hometown Buffet. Visit www.hometownbuffet.com/military for details.
IHOP – All active-duty and retired veterans are invited enjoy a “free” breakfast. Visit www.operationmilitarykids.org/ihop-military-discount for details.
Joe's Crab Shack —Veterans receive 20% off at participating locations.
Kolache Factory — Veterans and active-duty military get a free sausage and cheese kolache and a free coffee (any size) at all locations.
Little Caesars - Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ — Active-duty and veteran military personnel get 20% off for the entire month of November. They also get a free dessert.
Manhattan Bagel Company — Active, former and retired military personnel get a free bagel and cream cheese at participating locations.
Menchie's — Veterans and active-duty military will receive their first six ounces free.
Mission BBQ — Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich and cake.
O'Charley's — Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free meal.
Old Country Buffett — Active-duty, reserve or retired military personnel and up to four family members receive 15% discount on Military Mondays (every Monday including Memorial Day). Visit www.oldcountrybuffet.com/military-2 for details.
Outback — Veterans can get a free Bloomin’ Onion and a nonalcoholic beverage plus 20% off their check Nov. 12 to Dec. 31. Call or visit your nearest location for details.
Red Robin — Veterans and active-duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries.
Sauce Pizza & Wine — All locations will honor veterans with 25% off their bill.
Scooter’s Coffee — Veterans and current military personnel get a free drink of any size.
Shoney's — Veterans and active-duty military service members get a free All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar until 11 a.m.
Subway — Veterans with receive a free six-inch sub at select locations. Call or visit your nearest location for details.
TCBY — Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 oz. of frozen yogurt free at participating locations.
Texas Road House — Veterans and active military receive a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all Texas Roadhouse locations. Visit the Texas Road House website for details.
TGI Fridays — Military guests will be treated to a free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will also receive a $5 coupon for their next meal at Fridays. Call your local TGI Fridays for details.
Village Inn — Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free meal.
Wienerschnitzel — Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Chili Dog, small fries and a drink.
Yard House — Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary appetizer.
BJs Wholesale — Active-duty military personnel and veterans receive special discounts that include 30% off standard membership fees. Visit the BJs Wholesale website for details.
Publix —Veterans, active military, and their families receive 10% off purchases. Exceptions apply. Visit https://ww4.publix.com/pages/veterans-day-discount for details.
Hotels, Travel & Recreation
9/11 Memorial and Museum — Veterans receive free admission as well as half price museum tickets for up to two family members Nov. 8-14.
Aquarium of the Pacific — Veterans and military personnel get free admission.
B&Bs for Vets — The innkeepers participating in the 2019 B&Bs for Vets program will offer a minimum of one room for one night and totally free. Most innkeepers will give their free rooms away Nov. 10, but offers vary.
Birmingham Zoo — Veterans, active and retired military and their family members receive free admission Nov 9-11.
Boston Bruins — In conjunction with Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 12, all military will receive a 20% off discount at the ProShop and all GameDay ProShop locations.
Boston Duck Tours — Veterans and active military ride free Nov. 11-15. Family members ride for $10 per person (plus 5% CCF surcharge).
Cincinnati Zoo — All members of the military will receive free admission to the zoo. The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six half-price admission tickets for immediate family members.
Colonial Williamsburg — Military families receive free admission during the Veterans Day weekend.
Divi Resorts —- Active-duty and retired military and their families get up to 50% off all resorts on Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados and St. Maarten. This limited time offer runs until Nov. 27 for travel through Dec. 20.
The DoSeum (San Antonio’s Museum for Kids) — Active and retired military and military families get free admission Nov. 9-Nov. 11.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden — Veterans receive free admission.
Harley-Davidson Museum (Milwaukee) — Free admission to active military, veterans and their families on Nov. 9, 10 and 11.
Historic Banning Mills — Veterans get a free zip-line adventure when they bring one other participant.
Jefferson (Bus) Lines — Veterans and active military members get free tickets Nov. 1-11. Free tickets are available for travel departing Nov. 11-27 for both one-way and round-trips. Veterans and active military members are welcome to return on a different date for round-trip tickets anytime through December.
Killington Resort (Vermont) — Active-duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military ski free.
Knott's Berry Farm — Active-duty military and veterans receive free admission for themselves and one guest from Nov. 3-21 and Dec. 2-19. Additional discounted tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth.
La Quinta by Wyndham — Current and retired military personnel, veterans and their families receive 15% at La Quinta hotels in the U.S. and Canada Oct. 22-Dec. 15.
LEGOLAND Florida —– Veterans receive free admission and may also purchase admission for up to six guests at a 50% off Nov. 1-22.
Mammoth Mountain (California) — Active-duty military and veterans ski/ride free.
Monticello (Virginia) — Veterans get complimentary admission Nov. 9-11.
Montpelier (Virginia) — Veterans get free tours and gift shop discounts Nov. 8-11.
Motor Transport Museum (California) —Veterans receive admission Nov. 10-11 and 50% discount on t-shirts. In addition, kids get free stickers.
Mount Vernon (Virginia) — All active-duty, former and retired military personnel received free admission.
National Parks -- Veterans receive free admission to parks that normally have entrance fees.
National WWI Museum and Memorial (Kansas City, Missouri) — Veterans and active-duty military personnel receive admission Nov. 8-11.
Natural History Museum of Utah — Veterans and one guest receive free admission November 9-11.
New Mexico Museum of Space History — Veterans receive free admission.
Newseum (Washington, D.C.) — Veterans and active-duty members plus one guest receive free admission Nov. 9-11.
Orlando Science Center — Veterans receive free admission and their attending family members receive 50% off Nov. 1-17.
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma, Washington) — Veterans and active-duty military receive free admission and their families get 50% admission Nov. 9-11.
Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, Ohio) — Veterans and active military plus a guest receive free museum admission and parking Nov. 1-11.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (Columbia, South Carolina) — Military personnel (retired and active duty) will receive free admission.
San Antonio Zoo — Current and former members of the military receive get free admission for the entire month of November. Up to four immediate family members can receive 50% off standard admission. Military members and up to four family members also save 20% on annual passes.
Sedgwick County Zoo (Kansas) — Military personnel, veterans and their immediate families get complimentary admission.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat (Las Vegas) — Veterans, active and retired military personnel will receive complimentary admission Nov. 8-11. Their guests receive $5 off.
Super 8 by Wyndham — Active and retired military members, veterans and their families receive 20% off the Best Available Rate at participating Super 8 by Wyndham hotels. Plus, Wyndham Rewards members receive 500 bonus points. Book by Dec. 5 and complete your stay by Dec. 6.
The Alamo (San Antonio) — Active-duty military and veterans receive free tours.
Westgate Resorts — Westgate Resorts will honor military personnel and their families by giving away 1,500 free vacations at Westgate Vacation Villas and Town Center Resort in Orlando. Visit www.westgateresorts.com/free-vacations-for-military-families Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. EST to participate. Military Weekend will take place May 8-10.
Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle) — Active, retired and veteran military personnel and their spouses receive get free admission.
World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta) — Active duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and Nov. 1-11, members of the Armed Forces may purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.
Zoo Atlanta — Veterans, active-duty, retired and reserve members receive free admission and $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests.
Great Clips — Veterans and current military members receive either a free haircut or a free haircut card to use later. Visit www.greatclips.com for details.
Sport Clips — Some locations will offer free haircuts to veterans. Visitt https://sportclips.com for details.
SmartStyle Hair Salons — Current and former military members receive a 10% discount off any services and professional products. Walk-ins welcome. No double discounts. Discount may vary per location. Visit www.smartstyle.com for details.
American Family Care — Veterans receive free flu shots. Visit www.afcurgentccare.com to find the nearest location.
True Rest Float Spa — Active-duty military and veterans receive a free 60-minute float session. Visit the www.truerest.com for details.
Dollar General — Veterans and families receive an 11 % discount on qualifying items in store and online.
Lowe’s — Veterans and military personnel receive a 10% military discount on most items every day.
The Home Depot — Veterans and military personnel receive a 10% military discount on most items every day.
Walgreens — Military members, veterans and their families receive 20% off their purchases, Walgreens also provides free flu shots for Department of Veterans Affairs-enrolled veterans. Visit www.walgreens.com for details.
Rack Room Shoes — Military members their families 10% off their entire purchase. In store only. Visit www.rackroomshoes.com/military-discount for details.
California Pizza Kitchen — Veterans and active military members receive a complimentary meal from CPK’s Veterans Day menu at all participating locations nationwide.
The Chop House — Veterans receive a 50% discount. Does not apply to alcoholic beverages.
Cici’s Pizza — Active-duty and retired military receive a free pizza buffet.
Shane's Rib Shack — Active and retired military personnel receive a free Shane's signature Big Dad® Sandwich Combo Nov. 11-13.
White Castle — Veterans and active members receive a free Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal on Nov. 11.
Hotels, Travel & Recreation
Six Flags Over Georgia (Austell, Georgia) — Veterans and active military members receive free admission and can purchase additional tickets for family members or friends at 50% off Nov. 9-10.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California) — Veterans and active military members receive free admission and can purchase additional tickets for up to three guests for 50% off Nov. 9-11.
Six Flags Great America (Chicago) — Veterans and active military members receive free admission and can purchase discounted tickets for up to four companions Nov. 9-10.
Goodyear Auto Service & Just Tires — Active and retired military members receive free car-care checks and free tire installation (a value of at least $25 per tire) Nov. 8-11.
Jiffy Lube — Active-duty and former service members receive 50% off Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change at participating locations.
Sheetz — Veterans and active-duty military receive a free car wash plus a six-inch turkey sub and a fountain drink.
Food Lion — Veterans and active military members and their families receive a 10% MVP discount.
Harris Teeter — Veterans and active-duty military personnel receive an 11% discount.
Kohl’s — Active and former military receive a 30% discount (double the regular discount) on in-store purchases Nov. 7-11.
Target — Veterans, military personnel and their families receive a 10% discount on in-store and online purchases Nov. 3-11.Visit www.target.com/military for more information.