Veterans Day Restaurant Deals 2019: Free and Discounted Meals for Military, Exclusive Promo Codes

Veterans Day is today, November 11, and many restaurants have Veterans Day 2019 deals to celebrate veterans and military personnel. Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring those who have fought as well as active-duty military personnel, and it is sometimes called Memorial Day.

There are so many Veterans Day deals for vets and veterans day deals for military offering free or discounted food, including at Denny's, Chili's, Red Lobster and more. Check out our list below to find out where to get free meals for veterans on Memorial Day 2019.

Restaurants and Fast Food Restaurants with Veterans Day 2019 deals include:

  • Denny's
  • Chili's
  • Red Lobster
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Applebees
  • Starbucks
  • White Castle
  • Dunkin'
  • Chipotle

Additionally, Newsweek and CouponFollow have exclusive online food deals to help you celebrate Veterans Day. There are deals for coffee, kitchen equipment, subscription boxes and more.

Veterans Day restaurant deals for military


Denny's is offering all active, inactive and military personnel a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11 from 5 a.m. until noon with a valid military ID or DD 214.

The Build Your Own Grand Slam includes a choice of four with more than 13 choices. Choose from fluffy buttermilk pancakes, eggs cooked to order, bacon strips, buttermilk biscuits, hash browns, and oatmeal.


All veterans and active military members can get a free entrée at any Chili's restaurant nationwide on November 11. Entrees at Chili's include burgers, ribs, steaks, fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, and more.

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7-Eleven has a reward scheme exclusively for veterans. 7-Eleven

Red Lobster

At Red Lobster, veterans, active-duty military and reservists with a valid military ID can claim a free appetizer or dessert November 11. The offer is available in-restaurant or on To Go orders picked up in-restaurant.

Guests can choose their free appetizer or dessert from the following options: appetizers include Sweet Chili Shrimp, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster and Langostino Pizza, Signature Shrimp Cocktail, Langostino Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, and dessert options are Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, Warm Apple Crostada, Chocolate Wave, Brownie Overboard.


Chipotle is offering veterans, military personnel, and military spouses a Buy-One, Get-One Free Entrée in-store on November 11.

Smoothie King

On November 11, military personnel with military ID can get a free 20 oz. smoothie of their choice at Smoothie King.


Veterans can visit Applebees on Veterans Day for a free entree from an exclusive menu. Veterans can choose from a Classic Bacon Cheeseburger6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Chicken Salad or a Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.

Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses

Participating Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses locations will be offering either a free buffet or 50 percent off the buffet to all veterans on November 11. Additionally, veterans who visit participating locations on Veterans Day will receive a coupon for 20 percent off their meal on their next visit.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, is offering veterans and military personnel 20 percent off on November 11. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.


Sheetz will offer veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day a free meal made up of a 6-inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink, and a free car wash on November 11. Military ID or proof of service must be presented.

Farmer Boys

Veterans can claim a free cheeseburger from Farmers Boy on November 11 with valid proof of service at participating locations.


Veterans can get a free coffee or Big Gulp at 7-Eleven on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day. Additionally, 7-Eleven works with Veterans Advantage to offer military discounts year-round.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Veterans can take 20 percent of their bill at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on November 11. The offer applies to food and retail purchases. Additionally, if you purchase Lt. Dan inspired merchandise from now through November 30, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will donate 10 percent to the Gary Sinise Foundation.


Dunkin' is offering veterans a free doughnut of their choice on Veterans Day. The first 50 veterans to visit participating Dunkin' locations will also receive a thank you card written by members of the community from A Million Thanks.

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Dunkin' is offering veterans a free doughnut on November 11. Dunkin'

White Castle

Veterans and active-duty military personnel can get a free breakfast combo or a combo meal 1-6 at White Castle on Veterans Day.


Hooters is offering veterans and military personnel a free entree from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu on Veterans Day, with valid ID.

Red Robin

Veterans and military personnel can go to Red Robin to get a free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11 with proof of ID.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will give all veterans and military personnel either one free double chocolate fudge Coke dessert or a pumpkin pie latte, served hot or iced, on Veterans Day.

Little Caesars Pizza

Little Caesars Pizza will provide veterans and active military with one free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo which includes a pizza and a drink, from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. on November 11.

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Cracker Barrel is offering veterans either a free cake or a pumpkin pie latte. Cracker Barrel

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse will provide all veterans and active-duty military one free meal between 11 a.m. — 4 p.m. from their Veterans Day menu on November 11.

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen provides one free entree from a special Veterans Day menu for all veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day.


Starbucks will provide all active, reservists, veterans, and military spouses one free tall brewed coffee on Veterans Day.

Cici's Pizza

Cici's Pizza is offering a free pizza buffet with valid active or retired military ID and the coupon on November 11.

Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack is providing 20 percent off the bill for all veterans on tables of four or less on November 11.

Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill is offering veterans and active military one free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti on Veterans Day.

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Pilot J is offering veterans a free breakfast and coffee. Pilot J

BJ's Restaurant

BJ's Restaurant will give all service members a free entree (valued up to $14.95) and one free Dr. Pepper drink on November 11.

Golden Corral

Golden Corral is hosting a military appreciation night on November 11 and will provide one free dinner for military veterans, retirees, and active duty from 5 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans is offering a free meal from a select menu for active duty and veterans on Veterans Day.

Home Town Buffet and Old Country Buffet

Home Town Buffet and Old Country Buffet will provide one free buffet and a free non-bottled drink on Veterans Day.

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que will provide 20 percent off everything in November for Military Family Month (excluding Thanksgiving.) Veterans and active-duty personnel can also claim a free dessert on Veterans Day.

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White Castle is offering veterans a free combo meal. White Castle

Mimi's Cafe

Mimi's Cafe is offering one free breakfast, lunch, or dinner from a select menu with purchase of any drink, and veterans and active military personnel can choose from Fried Chicken & Waffles, Brioche French Toast, Four Buttermilk Griddlecakes, Slow-Roasted Turkey, Brioche Cheeseburger or a Mandarin Chicken Salad, on November 11.


Wienerschnitzel is offering one free chili dog, small fries, and a Pepsi to veterans and active-duty military on November 11.

Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J provides all active and retired military with free breakfast and coffee on November 11.

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A child holds up a sign saying 'Thank You Veterans!' at the annual Veterans Day Parade In New York City in 2015. Spencer Platt/Getty

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