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2017 Veterans Day Free Meals, Offers & Deals

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Each year on Veteran’s day many businesses strive to show their appreciation for the service and dedication of our Nation’s Veterans and active duty military. Here is a comprehensive list of those offers:

Amazon: The online retailer offers 20 percent off select apparel for Veterans Day. Enter the code “20veterans” when checking out to enjoy the savings.

Applebee’s FREE Meal
Available on November 11, 2017, at participating Applebee’s® only. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military just show proof of military service. Limit 1 meal per veteran or active duty military. Dine-in only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts.


Aquarium of the Pacific: See colorful fish when the Long Beach, Calif., aquarium admits veterans and military personnel for free on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure to bring your service ID.

Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas: The sites are waiving day-use fees for their boat ramps and swimming beaches. The fee waiver doesn’t apply to group picnic shelters or campsites.

Bakers Square Free Breakfast
– November 11, 2017, Veterans and active duty get a complimentary breakfast on Veterans Day at participating locations. Choose from Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.

BJ’s Restaurant:Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entree under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday, November 10-11.

B&Bs for Vets: Multiple inns around the country offer a free night on and around Veterans Day. You must provide proof of military service to take advantage of the offer.

Baker’s Square Free Breakfast
November 11, 2017 Veterans and active duty get a complimentary breakfast on Veterans Day at participating locations. Choose from Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.

Bonefish Grill is offering free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to veterans and members of the military on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017

Boston Market: All military families are offered a BOGO deal – buy one individual meal with a drink and get a second free – on Veteran’s Day weekend (Friday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 12) at all U.S. locations. A coupon (but no I.D.) is required and available at

Bruegger’s Bagels will allow U.S. military veterans and active military members who show ID and proof of service to receive a free small drip coffee. No purchase necessary. (While this year’s offer has not yet been posted, they’ve honored it every year.

Buffalo Wild Wings
is offering their annual free food deal which consists of a free order of wings with a side of fries in honor of Veterans Day. Taxes and gratuity are not included

California Pizza Kitchen
On Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, all veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads, and pasta. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

Carrabba’s is offering a Free Appetizer for Veterans Day on Sat Nov 11, 2017

ChilisVisit a participating Chili’s on Saturday, November 11, 2017, to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty.

Stop by Chipotle with your U.S. military ID on Tuesday, November 7th, from 5pm-close, and they will hook you up with a BUY-ONE/GET ONE FREE BURRITO, BOWL, SALAD OR ORDER OF TACOS as a small (foil-wrapped) token of thanks for your service. Offer valid for all U.S. military (active-duty, , national guard, and retired military), military spouses with ID, and veterans.

Chuck E. Cheese will be offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired military members at participating stores nationwide. Promo code #5500.

Cicis Pizza will grant you to a free pizza buffet with a valid Military ID on Veteran’s Day.

Colonial Williamsburg, Va.: The historic city rolls out special programs for Veterans Day, including a military march and commemorative ceremony. Take advantage of one free complimentary admission per year for an active military member and up to three dependents.

Cotton Patch Cafe offers a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2017.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Will honor our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day by offering military veterans a complimentary slice of its Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake! Guests of Cracker Barrel are also invited to help America’s military families by participating in a giving campaign in support of Operation Homefront.


Delta Sonic Car Wash– Free car wash & Oil Change on Nov. 17, 2017 for Veterans

Denny’s FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 10
On Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, participating Denny’s locations nationwide will offer a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam® to service members. This diner classic includes a choice of delicious breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, two sizzling bacon strips or hash browns. The offer is valid from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID.

Dunkin’ Donuts – Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut with no purchase necessary.

Famous Dave’s
On Saturday, November 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day, Famous Dave’s would like to thank all former and current military personnel for their dedication and service to our country by offering a FREE Two Meat Salute.


Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is offering a free combo meal card to veterans or active military duty on November 11, 2017

Golden Corraloffers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members on Monday, November 13, 5pm-9pm.

Grace for Vets: The organization’s website lets you seek out places to get your car washed free at 2,841 locations.

Great Clips
Veterans and current military are invited to visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden: opens its door to veterans for free on Nov. 11.

Harley-Davidson Museum: (Milwaukee) Veterans, their spouses, and up to four children get free admission to the famous motorcycle museum in Milwaukee, Wisc., where you can learn about the historic role of Harleys in the military.

IHOP Free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes
All active duty and retired Veterans are invited to come in and enjoy Free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes Friday, November 10.

Killington Resort: The Vermont ski resort gives vets and active-duty military free lift tickets free skiing & snowboarding and complimentary lodging November 10 & 11. Bring a copy of your military ID.

Knott’s Berry Farm: The Knotts Berry Fa theme park in Buena Park, Calif., offers military personnel free admission for themselves and one guest during Military Tribute days, held Nov. 1 to 16 and Nov. 27 to Dec. 15.

Little Caesars Pizza – Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo between 11 am and 2 pm.

Military Appreciation Week in Duluth-Superior: Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wisc., ZMC Hotels proudly presents Duluth-Superior Military Appreciation Week. Join us in the Duluth-Superior area November 10 – 19, 2017 and take advantage of all the savings exclusively for our active-duty military and veterans

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Swim over for free admission and special programming during Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11th! They will also kick-off the “Season of Thankfulness” food drive that runs through November 30 and benefits the Roanoke Island Food Pantry at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. Guests are invited to bring non-perishable food to the aquarium for donation.

The National Park Service: Visitors can commemorate Veterans Day by catching breathtaking views throughout the National Park System for free on Veterans Day weekend, visit their site to find participating locations.

The National World War I Museum and Memorial: The museum in Kansas City, Mo., will offer free admission to vets and half-price admission to the general public on Nov. 10th to 12th

New York Prime: Enjoy a free entree on Sunday, Nov. 12 when you show your military ID. The luxe restaurant has locations in Boca Raton, Fla., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Atlanta.

Olive Garden– Free Meal for veterans on Saturday, Nov 11, 2017, when you show your military ID.

On The Border – All veterans and active duty military receive a free combo meal, which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” combo item on the menu.

Outback Steakhouse on Saturday, November 11 will offer veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. Additionally, from November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check. Beginning November 17, military; fire and police will receive 10% off their check.

Red Lobster – Active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu.

Red Robin on Saturday, November 11 will offer all veterans and active duty military members a free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries for Veteran’s Day.

San Diego Seal Tours: Veterans and active military members ride free on Veterans Day with an ID. The land and sea vehicle tour the streets of San Diego before splashing into San Diego Harbor for a cruise.

Shoney’s is offering up a free all-you-care-to-eat breakfast to all veterans and active duty military members on Veterans Day from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sports Clips Haircuts: Get a free clip on Nov. 11 at select store locations if you’re active military or a veteran. One dollar from all paid haircuts that day will go to the company’s Help a Hero promotion.

Texas Roadhouse
On Saturday, November 11 All veteran and active duty personnel receive a complimentary FREE Lunch from a select menu.

TGI Fridays– Veterans Day Free lunch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 11 am- 2 pm. Eligible customers can pick anything they like from this menu as long as it’s value is no more than $12.

Veterans Day in Montpelier: Visit James Madison’s famous Virginia plantation for free on Veterans Day weekend. Active duty and retired military will also receive a 10 percent discount on any purchase from the Museum Shop.

Village Inn is offering Veterans free breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

White Castle
is offering a free breakfast combo or castle combo meal to veterans or active duty on Saturday, November 11, 2017


© Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Lozie

Wildlife Sarafi Park & Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium– free admission to active military personnel, vets and their immediate families on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017.

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