There are a lot of restaurants and other businesses that want to thank our veterans and active military members on Veterans Day by offering them FREE or discounted food or services on Sunday, Nov. 11 (unless another date is noted). Some deals are available for veterans only, while others are valid for both veterans and active military personnel. In addition, proof of military status requirements vary at each location, so be sure to click on the links below and review the details of each offer before making a special trip. As always, more deals will be added as they’re announced, so make sure you check back. If you know of any deals we left out, please comment below. (Living on the Cheap will only include the deals we are able to independently verify.)
Free food and drink
- Chipotle: Buy-one-get-one-Free offer for all active military and veterans with ID on November 11. Offer valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders.
- McCormick & Schmick’s: Free meal for veterans with proof of service on November 11.
- IHOP: Free Stack of Red, White and Blueberry pancakes to veterans and active duty military on Monday, November 12. Individuals must show proof of their service, such as coming in their uniform, showing a photo of them in their uniform, or showing a military ID card.
- Denny’s: Active, inactive and military personnel are invited to enjoy a free Build-Your-Own Grand Slam on Monday, November 12 from 5 a.m. to noon.
- Applebees: Veterans and active duty military, show proof of service and get a free meal November 11. Beverages and gratuity not included.
- Hooters: All veterans and active duty military can choose from one of the FREE menu items: 10 piece traditional, boneless or smoked wings, Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Salad or Buffalo Chicken Sandwich on November 11. Beverage purchase required.
- Houlihan’s: Complimentary entree for all veterans and active duty military on November 11. Guests will need to be in uniform or provide proof of military service. Beverages and gratuity not included. Dine-in from special Veterans Day menu.
- Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch for active, retired and former military members on November 11. Choose from 10 entrées, and also receive a FREE iced tea, sweet tea, soft drink or coffee.
- Little Caesar’s: Veterans and active duty military members receive a FREE $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo, which includes four slices of deep dish pizza, and a 20-ounce Pepsi product on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Cracker Barrel: Veterans will receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert or a Crafted Coffee on November 11, and Cracker Barrel is a proud supporter of Operation Homefront during Veteran’s Day time frame.
- Red Lobster: Veterans and active duty military members get a free appetizer or dessert on November 11.
- Green Mill Restaurant and Bar – FREE menu item for lunch or dinner on November 11. Offer includes any single item from menu. Pizza restricted to a small one-topping Deep Dish.
- Free car wash for veterans and military members.
- Great Clips: Free haircuts for veterans and active duty military.
- Guitar Center: Free restring to all active and retired military members, who present their military ID, guitar center repair location centers only.
- Wedding gowns: Brides Across America provides free wedding gowns for military brides.