Once again this year, restaurant and fast-food chains are honoring current and retired military with free or discounted meals on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Some deals include coupons valid for additional days.
Expect to show a military ID to get the deal – or show up in uniform.
Thank you for your service.
These deals were available in Nov. 2021
and no longer in effect.
We will be updating this list for Veterans Day 2023
2022 Veterans Day Free Meals
Applebee’s – All Active Duty Military, Veterans, Reserves, and National Guard can get a FREE full-size entrée from an exclusive menu – dine-in only on Nov. 11. Also, these guests receive a $5 Bounce Back Card to redeem for dine-in, To Go, or delivery within a three-week redemption window.
- This year marks the 15th consecutive year Applebee’s has offered complimentary meals for Veterans and Active Duty Military.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse — Current and former military members receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Dine-in only.
Bob Evans — Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Dine-in only.
Caribou Coffee — Veterans, active military members and their spouses receive a free hot brewed coffee on November 11.
Cattlemens — Active, non-active, and retired military personal get a complimentary sirloin steak dinner. Sign up on their website on or before November 11 to receive your steak certificate. The offer will be emailed on November 12 and is valid November 12 through 22 during regular business hours for outdoor dining or dine-in.
- The offer is valid at California locations only.
Chicken Salad Chick — On November 11, veterans and active-duty military will receive a free meal at all locations.
Chili’s — Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Available for in-restaurant only.
Cicis Pizza — Active and retired military personnel get a free adult buffet on November 11. The offer is valid for dine-in only and it does not include a drink.
Country Kitchen — Active and retired military get a free Country Scramble on November 11 at participating locations. Dine-in only.
Cracker Barrel — Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake in-store or online on November 11.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers — Veterans and active military personnel who visit on November 11 will receive a free Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo meal card that can be redeemed through November 30.
Golden Corral — Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on November 14 from 5pm to close. This includes a free “thank you” meal when dining in.
Hooters — Active-duty military and veterans get a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu with purchase of a beverage on November 11. Dine-in only.
Logan’s Roadhouse — Veterans and active-duty military personnel can enjoy a free meal between 3 and 6 p.m. from a special menu at participating locations on November 11.
Pilot Flying J — Veterans get a free meal at participating locations November 11 through a special offer in the app.
Red Lobster — Veterans, active-duty military and reservists get a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, Fries, and Coleslaw on November 11. The offer is for dine-in and To Go orders placed in-restaurant between 11:00am and 4:00pm local time.
Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails — Veterans and active-duty military get one free entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage on November 11 from 11am-9pm. Dine in or take away only.
Starbucks — Get a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed or iced coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses on November 11.
White Castle — Veterans and active-duty military get a free Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal when dining at a participating restaurant on November 11.
2022 Veterans Day Restaurant Discount Deals
54th Street Grill — Veterans and active-duty military get up to $10 off any entrée on November 11. Dine-in only.
Fogo de Chão — Veterans and active-duty personnel get 50% off their meal on November 11. In addition, each veteran or active-duty guest will receive 10% off food for up to three guests.
Hoss’s Steak and Sea House — Veterans and active duty service members receive 20% off any meal and beverage purchase on November 11.
Metro Diner — Veterans and active-duty military receive 50% off a meal on November 11.
Miller’s Ale House — Military members and veterans get 50% off their entrée of choice with proof of service on November 11.
This list is updated and published annually, with information from Military.com, the trade publication Restaurant News, and from press releases by restaurant public relations representatives.
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