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Veterans Eat Free (or Cheap)

Veterans Eat Free (or Cheap)

This post has been updated for 2017. Many of these deals are posted nationally so please call ahead to verify your location in participating. 

Thursday, November 11th, 2021 is Veteran’s Day and a number of restaurants are participating by giving Veterans, retirees, and in some cases, spouses a free meal or appetizer. Please contact your individual location to confirm that they are participating in these specials before ordering anything. Unless otherwise noted, these specials are for November 11th, 2021.


Free Thank You Meal menu. While deals will vary by location, the options are:

  • 6 oz. Top Sirloin
  • Double Crunch Shrimp
  • Fiesta Lime Chicken
  • Chicken Tenders Platter
  • Classic Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Oriental Chicken Salad
  • Three-Cheese Chicken Penne

Buffalo Wild Wings

Ten free boneless wings and a side of fries. See their website for full offer details and restrictions.

Chicken Salad Chick

Free chick special and regular drink for all veterans and active-duty military.


Free meal from a select menu. Drink not included. Call your local location to confirm participation. Get more details and find a participating location here.

Chuck E. Cheese

A free personal one-topping pizza.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert. To collect online use the code VETSDAY21.


Denny’s offers a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam to all active, inactive and military personnel. Dine-in only.

Dickey’s BBQ

Veterans can get a free pulled pork classic sandwich at participating locations for every active duty or retired military on Nov. 11. Valid In-store, and Online/ App for Carryout, with Code VETFREE​. Please call your local location to confirm participation.

Dunkin Donuts

Free donut. While supplies last.


Free entrée with the purchase of a drink from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu (available for dine-in only): Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger, and 10-Piece Boneless Wings.


Free red, white, and blue pancakes for veterans. Offer only valid 7AM-7PM.

See Also

Little Ceasars

Free lunch combo which includes four pieces of deep dish pizza and a 20 oz. Pepsi product. Please call ahead to verify your location is participating.


10% discount.


First 6 ounces are free. See their website for full details.

Outback Steakhouse

Free Bloomin’ Onion and regular beverage when you show a military ID.

Red Robin

Free Red’s Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries.


Free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active duty military, and spouses.

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