Veterans Day Freebies 2016

19th Annual Veterans Day luncheon

Veterans Day should be every day but since only one day is devoted to it we want to make sure you know about freebies.

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.

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

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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

Mimi’s Café
Veterans and active duty military will receive a complimentary entrée from a special all-day ‘Veterans Day’ menu with the purchase of any non-alcoholic beverage on Friday, November 11. On Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 veterans and active duty military will receive their choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner entrees on the ‘Veterans Day’ menu for a special price of $5.99 with the purchase of any non-alcoholic beverage. Must show proof of military service.

Menu Includes:
• Grilled Chicken & Frites
• Chicken Chop Salad
• Brioche Cheeseburger
• Farmhouse Tacos

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

World Of Beer
All Veterans and active military can get a free select beer or $5 off your check at World of Beer locations. You must show your proof of service. More Details: World Of Beer 

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

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.

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

SportClips — SportClips will offer free haircuts to all active duty military and veterans with valid ID. Click here for participating locations and more info. 

All veterans and active-duty military are invited on Veterans Day to get a free meal from the $9.99 menu at O’Charley’s. Must show proof of service. 

Autobell Car Wash

To honor and thank U.S. military personnel on Veterans Day, Autobell Car Wash will offer all veterans and active service members a free Ride-Thru Exterior car wash, or an equivalent credit toward another wash option, at all 76 locations of Autobell in five states on Friday, November 11.

Black Angus Steakhouse 

Black Angus Steakhouse will provide veterans and active-duty military with a complimentary meal to show their support on Veterans Day. Must show proof of military service.

The menu includes the following:

  • Certified Angus Beef Top Sirloin Steak
  • Home-style mashed potatoes
  • Broccoli with garlic butter
  • Sweet Molasses Bread


This year, vets and active duty military can chow down on a free All American Burger.

The Melting Pot

All military service members and their guests can take 20% off their bill

Twin Peaks

In honor of the holiday, diners with valid military I.D. can choose free food item from the Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu.

Zoe's Kitchen

Customers with military I.D. can dine on a free Mediterranean-inspired meal this Veterans Day.

Bonefish Grill 

Veterans and active military can kick off their meal with a free Bang Shrimp Appetizer.


From November 7 – 13, vets and active military can receive a free appetizer. To get the deal, bring along a military I.D. or uniform.

Little Caesar's

One free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all veterans and active duty military members all day long on Veterans Day. No ID required. The combo includes four slices of Detroit-style deep dish pizza with pepperoni and a beverage.

World of Coke

Half off tickets for active military and veterans. This includes public exhibits and experiences, including the Vault of the Secret Formula, Taste It! area, and the Pop Culture Gallery.

Zoo Atlanta

Free admission (for vets) and $4 off if veterans have up to six accompanying guests.

Sleep Number

Save up to $700 on mattress sets.

Great Clips

Customers get a free haircut card to give to veterans. Redeemable until Dec. 31

Sport Clips

Free haircuts for veterans.

Carmike Cinemas

Free small popcorn with ticket purchase.

Atlanta Opera

Two free tickets to Silent Night. Friends and family can purchase tickets for $35.

Bon Glaze Doughnuts

Free doughnut with military ID.


Complimentary entree up to $25.

Georgia State Parks 

Free admission.  Also includes free golf.

Stores where all veterans can get 10% or more off

Publix (10%)
Home Depot
Rack Room Shoes
Tires Plus (valid through the 13th; from lowest price)
Tractor Supply Co. (15%)
Wheel Works (valid through the 13th)
World Market (25%; valid through the 13th)
Bed Bath and Beyond (25% off; valid through the 13th)

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