Veterans Day 2018: 13 Places Giving Away Free Food & More

By: Victor Padilla Posted: 4:34 PM, Nov 7, 2018 Updated: 4:43 PM, Nov 7, 2018

Veterans Day is all about thanking those who’ve risked and sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms. On November 11, many restaurants are offering free food as a small token of appreciation to the men and women who serve. To help salute their bravery, The List has rounded up 13 places giving away delicious freebies this Veterans Day.


1. Denny’s


First on our list, Denny’s is giving all active, non-active, and retired military personnel a free Build Your Own Grand Slam. Enjoy this freebie Monday, November 12 – the day after Veterans Day – from 5am to noon at participating locations with valid military ID.


2. Famous Dave’s


Famous Dave’s isn’t just celebrating Veterans Days on one day – they’re kicking off two days of freebies to thank our vets! On November 11 and 12, the chain is gifting all retired and active military a free 2 Meat Salute.


3. Macaroni Grill


If you love spaghetti and meatballs, here’s a freebie you won’t wanna miss! On Veterans Day, Macaroni Grill is giving all veterans and active military personal a free serving of Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti. Simply bring your military ID and chomp away!

4. Little Ceasar’s

On November 11, participating Little Ceasar’s stores will serve free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combos. This freebie comes with four slices of DEEP! DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20 oz. soda. Read all the details here.


5. Golden Corral


The Golden Corral loves our troops so much, they’re hosting their own celebration called Military Appreciation Night. The occasion takes place November 12, when veterans can stop in and receive a free meal. Get more info here.


6. Red Lobster


On Veterans Day, Red Lobster is honoring our men and women in uniform with something sweet! Show your valid military ID and snag a free dessert or appetizer. The choice is yours!


7. Red Robin

Unlimited fries, anyone? We thought so! On Veterans Day, Red Robin is giving vets a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries with proof of service.


8. Texas Roadhouse


Free lunch alert!  This Sunday, Texas Roadhouse is inviting former and active military to devour a complimentary lunch. Check out their Veterans Day menu here.


9. Chili’s


“You served, now it’s our turn.” That’s the sentiment Chili’s proudly proclaims on their website. On November 11, retired and active military can enjoy a meal on the house. To view their Veterans Day, click here.


10. Cracker Barrel

This Veterans Day, all Cracker Barrel locations are treating our vets and military members to either a coffee, espresso drink, or Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. Get more info here.


11. California Pizza Kitchen


If you’re a veteran or active military member, stop by California Pizza Kitchen this Veterans Day to enjoy a free entrée! Check out the specially curated menu here.


12. Village Inn


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and November 11, vets and active military can score it for free! Participating Village Inn locations will offer a complimentary Choose 4 INN-Credibles meal with valid military ID. Get all the information here.


13. Main Event’s Veterans Day Freebie

Finally, in honor of Veterans Day, Main Event is saluting active military and vets with a free $10 arcade game card and free meal from their Veterans Day menu. Get all the deets from their Facebook event invite.


No number of “thanks yous” can ever repay the folks who’ve fought to defend our civil liberties. But hopefully these freebies will make their Veterans Day a little more special!


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