150+ Free Meals for Military, Veterans on Veterans Day 2018

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Posted: November 11, 2018 9:00 AM PST

Wow. 150+ Free Meals for Military, Veterans on Veterans Day 2018. The restaurants of America salute Veterans and active-duty military with free meals.  Bring valid Military ID.

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The Best ones:

Acapulco Restaurant Y Cantina

Free meal at any time from 3 pm until closing time. The complimentary meal will include a 3-item combo, choosing among Tacos, Enchiladas, Taquitos, Tamales and Chile Relleno.

Free meal. Choices include The American Standard Burger, Butcher's Meat + Potatoes, Three-Cheese Chicken Cavatappi, Chicken Tenders Platter, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp or Oriental Chicken Salad.

Back Yard Burgers

Free Back Yard Classic Burger on Veterans Day.

Bakers Square

On Sunday, November 11, 2018. Veterans and active duty members can enjoy a free breakfast. Veterans can choose between three Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or one Belgian Waffle. And, on that same date, all Veterans and active duty members who dine with us will receive a 20% off the entire check coupon valid for their next visit. Just present a valid military ID to your server when ordering.

BJ's Restaurant And Brewhouse

On Sunday, November 11, all military members who dine-in restaurant will receive a complimentary entree up to $12.95 plus a free Dr. Pepper beverage by presenting a military ID or proof of service.

Black Angus

On Monday 11/12/18: 8 oz. Top Sirloin, mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a non-alcoholic beverage for just $9.99 for those with valid military ID or proof of service.

Bob Evans

Choice of one of six free meals to veterans and active duty military personnel on 11/11/18 At participating locations. Excludes Farmhouse Feast

Boston Market
The rotisserie and holiday experts is honoring all military families by offering a BOGO deal – buy one individual meal with drink and get a second free – on Veterans Day weekend (Sun 11/11/18 - Mon 11/12/18) at all U.S. locations; coupon (but no I.D.) is required and available at BostonMarket.com.

Buffalo Wild Wings

At participating Buffalo Wild Wings, veterans or active-duty service members will receive a complimentary order of small boneless or traditional wings and fries. The offer is for dine-in only, and a valid military ID is required for redemption.

California Pizza Kitchen
Complimentary entree from a special Veterans Day Menu. Pizza choices include: The Original BBQ Chicken, Hawaiian, Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage, Pepperoni, Five Cheese + Fresh Tomato and Traditional Cheese. Salad choices include Thai Crunch, The Original BBQ Chicken Chopped, Classic Caesar and Italian Chopped. Pasta selections include Garlic Cream Fettuccine with Chicken, Kung Pao Spaghetti with Chicken and Bolognese Spaghetti. Offer not valid in Guam, the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, airport, stadium, and university locations.


Free Appetizer with any purchase 11/11/18 - 11/12/18 for those with military ID.

Cattlemens Steakhouse

Complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak Dinner for veterans and active-duty members on Veterans day.

Chevys Fresh Mex

Free meal at any time from 3 pm until closing time. The offer is not available during brunch. The complimentary meal will be a 3-item combo, choosing among Tacos, Enchiladas, Flautas, Tamales, and Chile Relleno.

Chicken Salad Chick

The nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad concept with more than 95 locations, Chicken Salad Chick is offering a free Chick Special and regular size drink to any Veteran or active-duty military personnel who joins them on Monday, November 12th.

Chickie’s & Pete’s

Free order of World Famous Crabfries on November 11th and 12th. Also, 10% off every day to active and retired military service members.


Veterans and active duty may enjoy a complimentary meal at Chilis on Sunday, November 11.


Buy one get one free deal on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders from open to close on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018 for those with Military ID.


Military discount valid every day of the year. Show your U.S. Military I.D. to receive 20% off your single entree (serves one).


11/11/18: Free Adult Buffet with valid Military ID or Proof of Service. Coupon

Claim Jumpers

Free meal on Monday 11/12/18.

Cracker Barrel

Free piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or Crafted Coffee for veterans and military.


Stop by 11/11/18 5am - Noon for a free Build you own Grand Slam for those with military ID.

Dunkin' (Dunkin Donuts)

This Veterans Day, Dunkin’ Donuts wants to thank those who serve by serving a free donut to Veterans and active duty military. On Sunday, November 11, anyone who shows a military ID at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide will be offered a free donut of their choice with no purchase necessary, while supplies last.

El Torito

Free meal at any time from 3 pm until closing time. The offer is not available during brunch. The complimentary meal will be a 3-item combo, choosing among Tacos, Enchiladas, Flautas, Tamales, and Chile Relleno.

Fatz Southern Kitchen

Fatz Southern Kitchen invites all veterans and active military to join them for a complimentary World Famous Calabash Chicken basket on the Monday after Veterans Day –  Monday, November 12, 2018. All veterans and active military can enjoy a complimentary World Famous Calabash Chicken basket, which includes specially seasoned, buttermilk-marinated and hand-breaded Calabash chicken tenders served with steak fries with no additional purchase required. In addition, Fatz will host Military Appreciation Month in November with all veterans and active military members getting 25% off their entrée each time they visit Fatz.

Firebirds Wood And Fired Grill

Buy one, Get one free: Dine with a veteran or active-duty service member on Monday, November 12, 2018, and their meal is free, equal to or less than your purchase.

Free breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Big-Two-Do allows guests to customize their breakfast entree by choosing two slices of Brioche French toast, two buttermilk pancakes or two slices of toast; two strips of crispy applewood-smoked bacon or two sausage links, sided by two made-to-order farm fresh eggs. Free coffee included. For veterans preferring to dine at Friendly's for lunch or dinner, the restaurant is showing their appreciation with a complimentary All-American Burger with fries and a beverage (soda, iced tea or hot beverage).

Golden Corral
Monday, November 12, 2018. At all of its restaurants nationwide, Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5pm to 9pm on Monday, Nov. 12 to any person who is serving or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves - identification is not required.

Hickory Tavern 

Free Tavern Burger with the purchase of a beverage.

A variety of entrees are available to veterans and active-duty military with purchase of a beverage, including: 10-Piece Traditional Wings, 10-Piece Boneless Wings, Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Salad or Buffalo Chicken Sandwich.


As a thank you for the extraordinary commitment of our nation’s heroes, we’re serving FREE Red, White, and Blueberry Pancakes to Veterans and Active Duty Military on Monday, November 12, from 7 am to 7 pm. Participation varies. Dine-in only. 1 per veteran/active duty with proof of service. Restrictions apply.

Little Caesars

Little Caesars Pizza is offering all veterans and active military a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Logan's Roadhouse
3-6pm, Free meal from a special menu. Choices include a 6oz. Choice Sirloin Steak, Logan's Wood-Grilled Chicken, Southern Fried Fish, Turkey Dinner, Chopped Steak, BBQ Grilled Pork Chop or Smothered Roast Beef.

Longhorn Steakhouse

Free Appetizer or dessert plus 10% off their bill and those dining with a veteran.

Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill has a complimentary Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entrée for veterans on Veterans Day Sunday November 11, 2018.  All veterans and active military can enjoy this complimentary meal simply by presenting military ID or proof of service.

Main Event

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the ultimate family entertainment destination will honor our nation’s veterans and active-duty military by inviting them to their nearest center for FREE food and FUN all day. All military personnel will receive complimentary $10 in arcade play that can be used on all Main Event arcade games, and can choose one entrée from a select menu featuring: Bacon & Cheddar Burger, Jumbo Wings & Fries Combo, 10″ Ultimate Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza, Classic Cobb Salad, Crispy Chicken Tender Sandwich and Chicken Tenders & Fries.

McCormick & Schmicks

McCormick & Schmicks has for Veterans and Gold Star Honorees (Parents & Spouses) eat free on Veterans Day 11/11/18. Reservations suggested.

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Free 6 Ounces of frozen yogurt to Veterans and Military Personnel on November 11, 2018.

Mimis Cafe

Free Entree from a special menu all day long. Bring Military ID.

Native Grill & Wings

Veterans and Active Duty Service Members can receive 1 complimentary menu item valued up to $11.99.

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar

Veterans and active duty service members will receive a free meal on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and also on Monday, Nov. 12. Additionally, O’Charley’s offers a 10 percent discount to members of the military all year long.

On the Border
Free Choose 2 or Choose 3 Combo Meal. On The Border's Veterans Day Combo options include a wide variety of OTB Classics and Favorites such as: Four Different Kinds of Enchiladas (Ground Beef, Chicken Tinga, Cheese & Onion, and Spinach & Mushroom), Three Types of Crispy or Soft Tacos (Ground Beef, Chicken Tinga, and DosXX Fish), Beef or Chicken Empanadas, Mini Chicken Chimichangas, Chicken Tortilla Soup or House Salad.. There are more than 150 possible meal combinations available through the Create Your Own Combo offering.

Outback Steakhouse

Free Blooming Onion & a Beverage on 11/11/18 with show of valid military ID.

Red Lobster
Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert on Sunday, November 11, 2018 and Monday 11/12/2018. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.

Red Robin

On Sunday, Nov. 11 2018, the Red Robin is honoring all veterans and active duty military guests with a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries at participating locations nationwide.

Ruby Tuesday 

Ruby Tuesday will show its appreciation by offering a free appetizer (upto $10 in value) for all military personnel on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sagebrush Steakhouse

A complimentary meal from a select menu. Includes non-alcoholic beverage.

Scooter’s Coffee

On Veterans Day, active and retired military can receive a complimentary drink of any size.


Free All You Care To Eat, freshly-prepared Breakfast Bar on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 6am -11am.

Spaghetti Warehouse

Valid Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11, 2018. Special, three-day “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer.

Texas Corral

Veterans and Active Duty Service Members may choose one free entree from the special Veterans Day menu along with a drink (iced tea, lemonade or coffee)

Texas de Brazil

At Texas de Brazil, two veterans dine complimentarily plus 20% off for up to six additional guests on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12, 2018

Texas Roadhouse

Free lunch for Veterans and Active Duty Members. Choose from: 6 oz. Sirloin Steak with two sides, Grilled Pork Chop (Single) with two sides, Pulled Pork Dinner with two sides, Country Fried Chicken with two sides, Country Fried Sirloin with two sides, All-American Cheeseburger with steak fries, BBQ Chicken Sandwich with steak fries, Pulled Pork Sandwich with steak fries, Grilled Chicken Salad or Chicken Critter Salad. Plus your choice of iced tea, soft drink or coffee.

Wild Wild Wings

Military veterans, retirees, and active duty are offered a complimentary meal. Veterans may choose from any Awesome Salad, Wild Wrap, Beefy Burger or Chicken Sandwich at participating  Wild Wild Wings locations.


Veterans and active duty members are offered a free chili dog, small fries and small Pepsi on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Free meal requirements:

  • Require proof of military service
  • Are dine-in only
  • Do not include alcohol
  • Can not be used with other coupons or discounts
  • Do not include gratuity
  • At participating locations

Call ahead and verify participation at your local restaurant.