7 Veterans Day Restaurant Freebies: Where to Eat Free


Veterans Day army foodThursday, November 11th is Veterans Day, the day America shows its appreciation and respect to armed services veterans, as well as active service men and women and their families.

While I'm sure many of us would like to invite a veteran over for a nice meal (and by all means, do so if you know a veteran), it doesn't always happen. Maybe that's why many restaurant chains and eateries across the country are offering veterans and/or active service men and women a free meal in their restaurant on Veterans Day. It's the least a company can do to show its respect.

From buy-one-get-one-free entrees and free sub sandwiches to free appetizers or other menu items, here are 7 Veterans Day 2010 meal deals, collected by the folks at the Coupon Sherpa and shared with us.

7 Restaurants Offering Veterans Day Meal Deals

1. Subway 
Some Subway restaurants are distributing free six-inch subs to veterans or active-duty members on Veterans Day. Make sure you call ahead, however, as not all franchises are participating in this event.

2. Applebees 
All veterans and active-duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee's on November 11th. Simply show proof of service or arrive wearing a uniform.

3. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants
For the 12th year running, participating restaurants in the national seafood chain offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu. Space is limited so online reservations are strongly recommended.

4. Outback Steakhouse
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day at participating Outback Steakhouses.

5. UNO Chicago Grill
Show up on Veterans Day in uniform, with a photo of yourself in uniform, or with a military or veteran's I.D. and receive a free entree or individual pizza, with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.

6. Golden Corral
For the 10th year in a row, Golden Corral Restaurants will offer their Military Appreciation Monday dinner. The event is scheduled this year from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 15th. All personnel are welcome, including retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves.

7. Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurant 
The Veterans Day deals from Abuelo's vary by region, so check with your local restaurant before heading out. One example is a buy-one-get-one-free entree deal for all veterans and active military. Don't forget to bring your military I.D.

Don't miss the 2010 Veterans Day Retailer Deals, and stay tuned for some low-priced and free Veterans Day outings tomorrow.

What Veterans Day restaurant freebies or deals do you know about this year?


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toria... toriandgrace

Famous Dave's has free meals for Active Duty, we're either going there or Applebees.

kerwo... kerwolfe712

Chili's has free meals for vets and active duty.  We're headed there after our trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, free entrance to Active duty!  We're stationed at the Presidio of Monterey and have been wanting to go since we got here a year ago but the tickets are really expensive.  

nonmember avatar Czonz

Hooters is participating as well, free meals from a select menu.

chery... cherylleewimmer

I have 2 sons serving in the UNITED STATES ARMY!   Eat hardy my babies... you deserve it!hugs

Miss-... Miss-Baby-Baker

I'm sure it might be easier to get in to these restaurants on Veteran's Day because we live in a city with no base (my husband is an Army recruiter). When we lived in Ft. Bliss, it was HELL to get into Golden Corral.  We left as soon as we saw the line going around the restaurant.

nonmember avatar arnie kaplan

Denny's is advertising free Grandslams from 6 to 2 pm! to honor Veterans on Veterans Day! but be careful and read the small print! went to my local Denny's on Fed Hwy in Pompano Beach and they were not honoring Veterans Day! only certain area Denny's!

JaRhondalynn Cameron

T.G.I. Fridays buy an entree Veteran eat free Petite Steak w/ 2 sides.

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