I know it’s just a small token of gratitude for all the sacrifices Veterans and their families make, but on Veteran’s Day, vets and active-duty service members can eat free all day long– from coffee in the morning to dining out at night. So, break out your military ID or VA card, loosen your belt and get ready!
Here is the big list of free meals for Vets on 11/11/14! I organized the deals according to breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats. So you can really plan your whole day. 😉 All specials are effective on Tuesday, unless otherwise noted.
Denny’s— Free Grand Slam from 5 a.m.- noon.
Starbucks— Free coffee to veterans and their spouses! *Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead!
IHOP— Free stack of red, white and blue pancakes. *Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead!
Bob Evans— Free all you can eat Hotcakes.
Krispy Kreme— Free doughnut and small coffee.
Einstein Bros Bagels— Free coffee
Texas Roadhouse— Free meals for lunch from menu of steak, country fried chicken, country fried sirloin, pulled pork, pork chop, cheeseburger, etc. Plus sides and a soda, tea or coffee.
T.G.I.Friday’s— Free lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Red Robin— Free Red’s Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries. *Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead!
Famous Dave’s— Free meals from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Zoe’s Kitchen— free entree, plus family members get 10 percent off their meals.
Chick-fil-A— free meal. *Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead!
McAlister’s Deli— free entree, drink and dessert. *Most locations are not participating, so please call ahead!
Applebees— Free meal from Veterans Day menu, which includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, etc. Dine in only.
Olive Garden— Free meal from special menu of OG’s seven most popular items. All entrees come with garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad.
Chili’s— Free meal from special menu.
Red Lobster— Free appetizer from Monday, Nov. 10-Thursday, Nov. 13.
Outback Steakhouse— Free Bloomin Onion and beverage. 15 percent total check discount from Nov. 12-Dec. 31, 2014.
Longhorn— Free Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage.
Golden Corral— Free meals and a beverage from 5-9 p.m.
Ruby Tuesday— Free appetizer.
Carrabba’s— Free appetizer.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse-– Free meals, valued up to $9.95.
O’Charley’s— Free meal from the new $9.99 menu.
On the Border— Free Create Your Own combo meal.
California Pizza Kitchen— Free meal, your choice of pizza, full size salad or pasta from special menu.
Max and Erma’s— free Best Cheeseburger in America combo, includes choice of tortilla soup or side house salad, a cheeseburger and french fries and chocolate chip cookie for dessert.
Shoney’s— Free All-American burger, dine-in only.
Tony Roma’s— Free meal OR beer.
Fox and Hound— Free burger.
Ponderosa— Free buffet. *Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead!
Pinnacle Entertainment Casinos— Free buffet. *Participating casinos include Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, Belterra Casino Resort Florence Ind, Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center in Cincinnati OH, Boomtown Bossier Hotel & Casino in Bossier City LA, Boomtown Casino New Orleans, Cactus Petes Resort Casino in Jackpot NV, L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, Retama Park in Selma TX, and River City Casino & Hotel in St. Louis MO.
Smokey Bones— Free meal from special menu. *Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead!
Hooters— free meal with purchase of a drink.
Menchie’s— free froyo.
Orange Leaf— Free cup of froyo
Local to Louisville, Ky.
The Exchange Pub and Kitchen— New Albany, Ind. Free entree!
Bread and Breakfast— New Albany, Ind. Free cinnamon rolls and coffee while supplies last.
Whew! Enjoy, everyone! Thank you so much for your service and Happy Veterans Day!