Veteran’s Day Restaurant Freebies for Members of the Military

There are a number of fantastic restaurant freebies available to members of the military this weekend! Here are some of the best freebies, compiled by Capitally Frugal:

Applebees – Free Entree
Veterans and active duty military enjoy a free Applebee’s Signature Entree on Veteran’s Day, during business hours on Sunday, November 11th.  Only at participating locations and from a limited menu selection.  Military personnel need to show proof of service.

California Pizza Kitchen – Free Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen is offering all veterans and active duty military a free meal on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th.  Enjoy any pizza from their menu and a non-alcoholic beverage, dine-in only.  Please come in uniform or bring your military ID.

Champps Americana – Free Cheeseburger
Veterans and active duty military with military ID will receive a free cheeseburger and fries, all day on Monday, November 12th.  Valid at participating locations.  Dine-in only.

Denny’s – Free All You Can Eat Pancakes
Denny’s is giving back to America’s heroes by offering free all you can eat pancakes to active, inactive and retired military personnel on Monday, November 12, 2012. From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Denny’s restaurants nationwide, diners with a valid military ID card will receive free all  you can eat pancakes, beverage not included.

Golden Corral – Free Buffet
On Monday, November 12th from 4 PM – 9 PM, Golden Corral is hosting a military appreciation dinner.  Any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves) will receive a free dinner buffet and beverage.  This offer is valid for dine-in only.

Lonestar Steakhouse – Free Entree
On Monday, November 12th, all veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE entrée from their Stars & Stripes Menu.  See your local restaurant for details.

McCormick & Schmick – Free Entree
Thank you for your service, Veterans! On Sunday, November 11th, receive a complimentary entree, from a special menu.  Dine-in only.  Veterans and active military must show proper ID.

Olive Garden – Free Entree
As a token of their appreciation, Olive Garden is offering all veterans and active duty military a free entree on Sunday, November 11th.

On the Border – Free Entree Certificate
On Sunday, November 11, 2012, veterans with Military ID or proof of military service will receive a free entree certificate, valid up to $10, any day of the week, 11/12/12 – 11/30/12.  Offer expires 11/11/2012. Please present this certificate to server when placing your order. Only valid at this location. Cannot be used with any other offer. Does not include tax & gratuity.

TGI Fridays – Free Lunch Entree
This Veteran’s Day, Friday’s would like to thank vets and active members of the armed forces the best way they know how. With delicious food. Stop in for lunch on Monday, November 12 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with your military ID for a free entree off the lunch menu. And this time, let them do the serving. See restaurant for details.

See the full list of Veterans Day Freebies here.

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  1. Diana says

    These Veteran deals are always interesting to me. My husband served in the US Army for a full five years and is a Veteran of Foreign Wars (served overseas twice on peace keeping missions) but he would NEVER EVER go into a restaurant on Veteran’s day to get a free meal. He feels he was only doing a job and to do so would be down playing the sacrifices others have made, he never saw action or lost a friend. I have wondered for a while if other veterans feel this way.

    • LisaG says

      Diana, my husband is retired military, and he has accepted these offers of kindness a handful of times. He has been very appreciative towards the businesses who give up their profits to show him these kindnesses. I would say that he probably agrees with your husband – veterans are no more worthy of appreciation than any one else who does a job well, and contributes to the welfare of others; however, since the offer is being made toward veterans, he sometimes accepts it and enjoys it.

      Here is my own perspective as a wife. Our whole family went to the Golden Corral Veteran’s Day special one night for supper (the rest of us paid our way), and it was honor to sit among those elderly men with their embroidered hats on. For me, it was a touching evening.

      • Jill says

        It was funny how I happened upon this post while eating a free meal at Texas Roadhouse today. I can understand your husband’s point of view, but respectfully have a different view. My husband and I have five deployments between us, have each spent a full year in Korea. Many birthdays, anniversaries and holidays have been missed, but we wouldn’t change a thing as we love this country. We have moved over ten times, always wondering where we would go next and how we were going to break the news to the children. Rest assured that we appreciate what some may consider “handouts”, we look at it as a “thank you”. We patron military friendly shops and restaurants 365 days a year, not just one. So in a nutshell, my husband and I don’t feel guilty at all.

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