Getty Images

The 50+ Restaurants Offering Veterans Day Deals Around the Country

When was the last time you thanked a serviceman or servicewomen? While Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11, is the national day of observance for those who have served our country, active-duty military members and veterans alike deserve recognition year-round. No matter where you stand, it is indeed the dedication and hard work of our military that has protected our right to basic freedoms. That's why it's such a treat to tell you about all of these deals available for veterans and active-duty military members this weekend. As always, it's best to check in with your nearest restaurant location to be sure they are observing these deals, as well.

2021 Veteran's Day Restaurant Deals 

Golden Corral

The comfort food restaurant is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on November 11 from 5pm to close. Receive a free "thank you" meal when dining in.


Active military and veterans may visit participating locations  on November 11 and receive a free meal for dine-in only.

Chicken Salad Chick

Any veteran or active military service member that dines with Chicken Salad Chick will receive a free Chick Special and regular drink on Wednesday, November 11.

Bob Evan's

Free entree for active-duty service members and former military members from a special menu.


Free "Build Your Own Grand Slam" from 5 a.m. to noon dine-in only.


Free small breakfast combo with valid military ID from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

Current and former members of the military may receive a free entree from the select menu. Dine-in only.

California Pizza Kitchen

Free meal and beverage from a special menu. Additionally, all veterans who dine with California Pizza Kitchen will receive a BOGO, redeemable from November 12 through 20.

Logan's Roadhouse

On November 11, veterans and military personnel get a free meal from a special menu from 3 to 6 pm

Cici's Pizza

Free adult buffet for active and veterans with military ID and a coupon.

Farmer Boys

Active-duty military personnel and veterans will receive a free Big Cheese cheeseburger on November 11.


Active-duty military and retired military with ID will receive Red, White & Blue pancakes for free on November 11. Dine-in only.


Active-duty military and veterans have the choice of different entrées from a special menu free of charge on Veterans Day, November 11. Military guests will also receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Veterans and active-duty military members will receive a small order of boneless wings with small fries, for free on Monday. Takeout or dine-in.

Cracker Barrel

With proof of military service, customers will receive a free slice of Double Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. All 660 locations are participating.


Customers with a valid military ID will receive a free doughnut of choice on November 11.


Show a valid military ID and customers will receive an free cheeseburger, fries, and soft drink for lunch or dinner.

Huddle House

Free MVP Breakfast Platter to current and veteran military members.

Outback Steakhouse

Show a military ID and customers will receive a free Bloomin' Onion appetizer with a free beverage on November 11.

Red Lobster

Active-duty military and veterans will receive a free appetizer or dessert with a valid ID on November 11. Options include Sweet Chili Shrimp, Lobster and Langostino Pizza, Warm Apple Crostada plus many more.

Red Robin

Customers with a valid military ID will receive a free get a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu on November 11. Dine-in only.


Free tall hot brewed coffee for veterans, active service members and their spouses Thursday.

Torchy's Tacos

Veterans may order a free taco from a special Veteran's Day menu.

White Castle

Active-duty military and veterans will receive a free breakfast combo or Castle Combo meal.


Show a military ID on Nov. 11 and receive a free meal from the "Veterans Thank You Menu" all day.

Smoothie King

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, military personnel can get a free 20 oz. smoothie of their choice with proof of military ID.

Pilot Flying J

All active-duty and retired military veterans can receive a free meal on November 11 through a special offer on their mobile app.

Premium Garden Flag, USA United States

Products featured on Wide Open Eats are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.