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2012 Veteran’s Day Free Meals and Food Discounts

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Every year, businesses around the country honor our Veterans by offering special "meal deals" on November 11th. This year, my family will get together for a BBQ ribs and burgers with BYOB and "pot luck" side dishes.

Here is a list of the most popular "eating establishments" that I know of. Enjoy!

Applebee's: free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012:  Free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be 7 entrees to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

Bar Louie, Free meal on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 2012. Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required.

BDs Mongolian Grill, Nov. 5-11, 2012
1/2 off Stir-fry with valid military ID. Only at participating locations.

California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11-12, 2012
Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active military with valid ID or proof of service.

Champps Americana, Nov. 11, 2012.  All Veterans and Active Military will receive a free burger on Friday, November 11th! Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations.

Cheeseburger in Paradise, Nov. 12, 2012 Free meal from select menu with military ID or proof of service. Beverages and gratuity not included.

Chili's free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Chili's is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11am til 5pm on November 11, 2012 at participating Chili's in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. .

Denny's Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Nov. 12 2012. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. til 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny's nationwide.

Famous Daves Sunday Nov. 11 2012. Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Daves Veterans Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.

Fox & Hound and Baileys Sports Grille Nov. 12, 2012 Free Sandwich or Entree (up to $13) for active duty military and veterans with ID. Participating locations only.

Friendlys, Nov. 12, 2012. Free breakfast during breakfast hours for active military and veterans with ID.

Golden Corral: Free meal, Monday Nov. 12: The 12th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corrals Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit .

Hooters: Free Meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Hooter's is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. For more information, visit,

Hy-Vee, Free Breakfast, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am til 11am at all Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. Please call ahead to verify participation, and bring proof of service.

Krispy Kreme Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Friday November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

Little Caesars Pizza, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Crazy Bread with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. Find a location near you.

Lone Star Steakhouse, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Appetizer for military members and veterans. Taste of Texas Sampler not included. ID required, please call ahead for verification.

Max & Erma's, Sunday, November 11, 2012. Participating Max & Erma's locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies. Locations.

McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurants Free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 11, 2012: McCormick & Schmicks is celebrating their 14th annual Veterans Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 11th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entree. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmicks as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.

OCharleys, Nov. 12, 2012 Free entree from the $9.99er menu for all active military and veterans with proof of service.

On The Border, Sun. Nov. 11, 2012 Sizzling Salute to Veteran's promotion. Mention this special, and On the Border will donate 15% of your purchase to Carry the Load, a non-profit military organization. Veterans and Service members with ID who dine at On The Border on 11/11/12 will receive a certificate for a free entree (up to $10) valid from 11/12/12 thru 11/30/12 (valid at corporate locations only). Find a location near you.

Outback Steakhouse A week of Free BloominOnions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7 Friday Nov. 11 2012. Outback Steakhouse is honoring Americas military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free BloominOnion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veterans Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel with ID.

Red Lobster
Free appetizer, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 with proof of service.

Red Robin Free Red's Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for guests with proof of service.

Spaghetti Warehouse, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Buy one entree, get one free, coupon required. Choose any of 11 Original Recipe Spaghetti entrees or 15 Layer Lasagna and receive a second entree free. This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans. Download the coupon at their website (available starting Nov. 5th).

Sizzler Restaurants, Nov. 12, 2012. Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees. Valid with proof of military service. More info and locations.

Subway Free Six Inch Sub, November 11, 2012. Select SUBWAY Restaurants will offer a FREE six inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on Veterans Day. This offer is valid only on November 11, 2012 at participating local SUBWAY restaurants, Military ID or proof of service required.

Texas Corral Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Free entree (dine-in only). Offer available to all active duty members and veterans with ID. Note:  All Texas Corral locations also regularly offer a 50% discount to active duty police officers, firemen and military personnel dining in.

Texas Roadhouse Free lunch, Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans, including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Find locations.

T.G.I. Fridays Free Lunch, Monday Nov 12, 2012. Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. More details on

The Olive Garden, Free entree, Nov. 11, 2012. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Sunday, November 11th during regular business hours. Choose from a special menu; all entrees include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Off er good in US and Canada, proof of service required.

Tim Hortons all US locations are offering a free donut to all veterans.

Uno Chicago Grill, Nov. 11 -12, 2012 Free individual pizza or entree with the purchase of a pizza or entree of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required.

7-Eleven Free small Slurpee on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.

omegafemale posted Oct 30, 2012

In addition it's always nice to pay for a veteran's meal if you have the opportunity :)

dealwagger (rep: 10.3k) posted Oct 30, 2012


Very nice round up. Great for the veterans.

akaricke (rep: 161k) posted Oct 30, 2012


nice post here!

KKmily (rep: 4) posted Nov 05, 2012


Quite a few new additions since last week, thanks Meg!

jmucha1202 (rep: 4.2k) posted Nov 08, 2012