More than 30 national chain restaurants are offering FREE entrees, appetizers, coffee or desserts to current and retired US military on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Keep in mind these Veterans appreciation offers require proof of military service. That includes arriving in uniform, showing a photo of yourself in uniform or your dog tags, or other valid ID. Unless otherwise noted, the offers are for dine-in only, and do not include alcohol or tips.
Participation may vary by location, so check with your local restaurant before heading out. Unless otherwise noted, the free offer is only on Veterans Day. Here’s the list of Veteran appreciation offers, in alphabetical order.
Applebee’s – Free Thank You Meal menu. Choices include 7 oz. House Sirloin, American Standard All-In Burger, Double Crunch Shrimp and Fiesta Lime Chicken.
Bakers Square – Free breakfast. Choice of three Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.
Bar Louie – Free meal up to $12 value on both Monday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 11, at all locations.
Bonanza Steakhouse – Free buffet.
California Pizza Kitchen – Complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day Menu.
Cattlemens – Complimentary Small Sirloin Steak Dinner
Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill – Free entree up to a $20 value.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Complimentary All-American Burger with fries. Guests must make a drink purchase of $1.99 or more.
Claim Jumper Restaurants – Complimentary meal. Choices include Chicken Pot Pie, Jambalaya Pasta, Tilapia Bianca, Classic Cheeseburger, Roasted Tri-Tip, Roasted Tri-Tip & Shrimp, Simply Grilled Chicken Breast, Atlantic Salmon, Country Fried Steak and Black Tie Chicken Pasta.
Country Cookin – Free meal
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – Complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert
Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam, available only 5 a.m. until noon
East Coast Wings & Grill –Free appetizer (excluding items off of the Sharables section of the menu) or a free dessert of choice. Offer good only with a $10 minimum purchase.
Famous Dave’s – Free One Meat Salute. Choose from one meat, a corn muffin, and a side.
Fanfare Eatery – Free appetizer or order of 6 traditional wings or 8 boneless wings or 8 grilled boneless wings. Also available at corporate sibling Glory Days Grill
Friendly’s –Free breakfast, lunch or dinner
Golden Corral – Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 .m., on Monday, November 17, 2014
Green Mill REstaurant and Bar – Free single menu item for lunch or dinner. Pizza restricted to a small one-topping Deep Dish.
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt – Free single scoop ice cream cone.
Hooters – Free entreee with drink purchase. Valid for meals $10.99 or less.
Hurricane Grill & Wings – Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage from a select menu that includes Grilled Chicken, Fish and Chips, Burger Sliders and Pulled Pork Quesadilla.
Hy-Vee – Free breakfast buffet
IHOP – Free Red, White and Blue pancakes, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill – Free order of boneless wings with beverage purchase.
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee
Max & Erma’s – Free cheeseburger
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks – Free entree from regular menu. Reservations encouraged. Note: This free offer is Sunday, November 9, 2014
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Free six ounce frozen yogurt.
Mission BBQ – Free sandwich and cake while supplies last.
MOD Pizza – Free individual pizza or hand-tossed salad.
O’Charley’s – Free meal from $9.99 menu. Choices include Bayou Shrimp Pasta, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie, and Chicken Fried Steak.
On the Border – Free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo” menu
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt – Free cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces
Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage at participating restaurants. Also, from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2014, Outback is offering all Military Mates – including active or retired military personnel and their families – 15% off their entire check with a valid military ID at participating restaurants.
Pie Five Pizza Co. – Free individualized pizza
Pizza Factory – Free lunch special or a free scrumptious, lunch buffet.
Ponderosa Steakhouse – Free buffet. Note – this offer is for Monday, November 17, 2014
Quaker Steak & Lube – Half off your order, plus other discounts by location.
Red, Hot & Blue – Free entrée with the purchase two drinks and the purchase of a second entrée of equal or greater value (up to a maximum value of $11.99) with this coupon. Note – this offer is good Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10-12, 2014
Red Lobster – free appetizer from select menu
Red Robin – Free Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries.
Roy Rogers – Free cup of coffee.
Shoney’s – Free burger
Sizzler – Free Lunch (through 4 pm). Choose from 6 oz. Tri Tip Steak, Malibu Chicken or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp entree. Coffee, iced tea or a fountain drink included.
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill – Free entree. Choices include 1/2 lb. Premium Burger, Chicken Fingers, Nutty Chicken Salad, Pulled Pork Platter, Tomato Basil Cavatappi.
Spaghetti Warehouse – Invite a veteran to lunch or dinner with a special, one-day “buy one entree get one free” coupon offer.
Starbucks – Free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active duty service members, and spouses.
Texas Land & Cattle – Free shared plate. Choices include Crispy Onion Strings, Spicy White Queso, Steakhouse Onion Rings, Avocado Smash or Big D Spinach Dip.
Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch and beverage. Choices include 6 oz. Sirloin Steak or Grilled Pork Chop with two sides, Cheeseburger or BBQ Chicken Sandwich with fries, or Grilled Chicken Salad.
TravelCenters of America – Free meal (up to a $15 value) in participating full service restaurants.
Tubby’s Sub Shops – Choice of free carryout of six inch Grilled Steak N’ Cheese or Tubby’s Famous Sub.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill – Free Shrimp Skewer. Note: this offer is good Saturday, November 8 through Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Village Inn – Free breakfast. Choice of three Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.
Woody’s Bar-B-Q – Gift certificate for a free entree at participating restaurants with purchase of an entree. Gift certificate features free entree valued at $7.99 or less.
Thanks for your service, and thanks to these national chains for honoring you.