Veterans Day is Friday, November 11 and a variety of restaurants and stores are offering free deals or discounts at participating locations. Make sure you carry your proof of service or valid military ID.

We'll continue to add to this list as we see more freebies so keep checking back with 13News Now.

We thank you on Veterans Day and every day for your service to our country.

Red Lobster

Veterans and active duty military, and reservists will get a free appetizer or dessert from November 10 - 11. Must show proof of service with military ID card.

Choose from one of the following special menu items:
• Sweet Chili Shrimp
• Mozzarella Cheesesticks
• Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
• Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms
• Lobster and Langostino Pizza
• Signature Shrimp Cocktail

• Warm Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie
• NY Style Cheesecake
• Warm Apple Crostada
• Chocolate Wave
• Brownie Overboard
• Key Lime Pie

Golden Corral

Golden Corral will host Military Appreciation night with a free “thank you” dinner on Monday, November 14th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The dinner is for Veterans, retirees, and active duty members. You must dine in to get the free meal. Must show proof of military service. More Details: Golden Corral


On Friday, November 11, all veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free entrée from the Hooters ‘Veterans Day’ Menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location nationwide.

Enjoy one of the following free menu items:

  • 10 Piece Boneless Wings
  • 10 Piece Traditional Wings
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
  • Hooters Burger

Must show proof of military service. More Details: Hooters

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Veterans will get a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert. Must show proof of military service. More Details: Cracker Barrel

Red Robin

All Veterans and active duty military members will get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak fries on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary. Must show proof of service. More Details: Red Robin

Olive Garden

On Friday, November 11 all Veterans and military duty will receive a free meal from a special ‘Veterans Day Menu.’ The special menu features six of Olive Garden’s most popular items. Entrees are served with unlimited homemade soup, salad, and breadsticks. Most show proof of service. More Details: Olive Garden


On Friday, November 11 all Veterans and military duty will receive a free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu.

The menu includes the following:

  • Oldtimer with Cheese
  • Soup & Salad
  • Chicken Crispers
  • Chipotle Chicken
  • Margherita Flatbread

Must show proof of service. More Details: Chili’s


All veterans and active-duty military are invited to Build Your Own Grand Slam at Denny’s on Veterans Day from 5:00 a.m. – noon. You must show proof of service. More Details: Denny’s

Build Your Own Grand Salem which includes four breakfast items:

  • New fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Eggs Cooked to Order
  • Sizzling Bacon Strips
  • Seasonal Fruit or Hash Browns

Krispy Kreme

Offering a free doughnut and small coffee to all those served or currently are serving on Veterans Day. A free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active duty military personnel (no ID required). Only at participating locations. More Details: Krispy Kreme

K&W Cafeteria

Free Veterans Day meal on Veterans Day at K&W Cafeteria from 4:00 p.m. until closing. Must show proof of service. More Details: K&W Cafeteria

Free offer includes:

  • Entrée
  • 2 Vegetables
  • Bread
  • Beverage

Longhorn Steak House

Get a free appetizer or dessert at Longhorn Steak House on Veterans Day plus 10% off bill for the entire table. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military. More Details: Longhorn Steak House


Any veteran, active-duty military, and military spouse will be treated to a free tall coffee on Veterans Day.


Free stack of red, white and blue pancakes to all veterans and active duty military. Available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bob Evans

Free meal from a special menu available all day. Military ID required.

Little Caesars

Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Free meal from a special menu and get a $5 coupon that can be redeemed Nov. 12-27.


Veterans will receive a free "Build Your Own Pasta Bowl" on Nov. 11.


For every ice cream scoop sold in the U.S., the company will donate 11 cents to United Service Organizations.

Outback Steakhouse

Free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage. Outback also is offering active and former service members 15% off their meals and their families' Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.

Ruby Tuesday

Free appetizer up to $10.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.


From 3 p.m. to close, all U.S. military, military spouses and veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.


Active duty and veteran military and their families will receive VIP status at more than 130 locations across the United States from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. VIP members receive total gym access.


Free all-American burger for veterans and active duty military service members at participating locations across the country. There is a limit of one per day per service member and is only available dine-in.

Great Clips

Veterans who go to Great Clips for a haircut on Nov. 11 will receive a coupon for a free hair cut valid through Dec. 31.

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