Veterans’ Day Discounts and Free Meals

Here again with our annual roundup of the many, many deals, discounts and free meals you can get on Friday, November 11th. I usually hunt for a variety of sources to draw this from each year but received a VA email and they have done a great job of capturing every deal I could imagine.


Here is their link:

I’ll highlight some of the best (IMHO):

Applebee’s – November 11, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day. Proof of service required

Black Angus Steakhouse – November 11, 2022

Participating restaurants will offer Veterans and active-duty military an all-American steak plate, plus all the fixings and a nonalcoholic beverage, for $10.99 on Veterans Day. Must show military ID.

Bob Evans – November 11, 2022

There’s plenty to look forward to if you’re near a Bob Evans location on Veterans Day. The chain is offering seven homestyle menu items for Veterans for free on November 11, including country fried steak and crispy fried chicken.

Bruegger’s Bagels – November 11, 2022

Veterans can grab a free medium fresh-brewed hot or iced coffee with their breakfast on Veterans Day.

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings – November 11, 2022

All day on Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military who dine in or call for takeout at their local B-Dubs can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

California Pizza Kitchen – November 8-10, 2022 (GREAT CHARITY WORK BUT NOTE THE DIFFERENT DATES)

Veterans and active-duty military with a valid ID can grab a free meal and non-alcoholic drink from a pre-selected menu at California Pizza Kitchen for dine-in or takeout. California Pizza Kitchen will be donating 20% of all sales from November 8 at November 10 to Disabled American Veterans.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – military family appreciation month/November 11, 2022

During military family appreciation month, Cracker Barrel will offer in-store specials on Veterans Day for Veterans and promotions throughout November to support military families in partnership with Operation Homefront. On Veterans Day, Veterans can receive a free slice of double fudge Coca-Cola cake with their meal.

Denny’s – November 11, 2022

On November 11, Denny’s will be offering any Veterans or active-duty military with a valid ID a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon.

Famous Dave’s – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, all former and current military personnel will receive a free Georgia chopped pork sandwich plus a side. Dine-in or to go.

Golden Corral – November 14, 2022

Military Appreciation Night will be held on Monday, November 14 from 5pm – close. Golden Corral will once again be honoring our military heroes with a free “thank you” meal.

IHOP – November 11, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military can get free Red, White and Blueberry pancakes at any IHOP on November 11. This offer is only valid if you dine in with proof of service.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, a doughnut and coffee will be on the house.

Melting Pot – November 11, 2022

Veterans eat for free on Veterans Day at select Melting Pot locations with the purchase of regular-priced four-course meals. Veterans must show military IDs.

Olive Garden – November 11, 2022

This Veterans Day, Olive Garden is offering Veterans and active-duty service members a free entree from a special menu. All entrees include Olive Garden’s famous breadsticks and choice of soup or salad.

Red Robin – November 11, 2022

One free Red’s Tavern Double with Bottomless Steak Fries for Veterans and active duty military on Fri., November 11. Dine-in only.

Smokey Bones – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, military may select one of these three entrées without any substitutions:

  • Meatloaf entrée with fries, baked beans, roasted corn or coleslaw
  • 8-piece boneless wings with fries, baked beans, roasted corn or coleslaw.
  • Pulled pork sandwich with fries, baked beans, roasted corn coleslaw.

Starbucks – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, active-duty service members, Reservists, Veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee at participating Starbucks stores.

And new this year, Starbucks is expanding this offer to include a free tall (12-oz) iced coffee.

Fogo de Chão – November 11, 2022

Veterans receive 50% off, and their guests (up to three) receive 10% off on Veterans Day.

Morton’s The Steakhouse – November 11, 2022

All current and former military members enjoy 20% off on Veterans Day. Valid for parties up to four. Must show valid ID.

Founding Farmers, Farmers Fishers Bakers and affiliates – November 11, 2022

A 50% discount on Veterans Day for Veterans and service members at Founding Farmers locations.


Great Clips – November 11, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date. Visit the Great Clips website for details.


Bed Bath & Beyond – November 11, 2022

For active-duty U.S. military, Vets and Spouses, Bed Bath and Beyond is offering 25% off any in-store purchase on November 11, 2022. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

Target – November 2022

Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10% discount off the guest’s full basket. To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.

Walgreens – November 11-14, 2022

Military, Veterans and their families receive 20% off eligible, regular-price purchases in-store when using myWalgreens membership.


National Parks – November 11, 2022

All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to all visitors on Veterans Day.

All those should give you ample opportunity to get a little thanks for your service on this important holiday. Feel free to post other deals that you are aware of.


Take care and proud to serve along with you all.


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