Military.com has compiled a list of free or reduced goods and services offered to servicemembers, veterans and their families by businesses and organizations in honor of Veterans Day. The list will continue to be updated as it gets closer to Nov. 11.
All of the following discounts have been confirmed, through either press releases or direct communication with the company.
Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA veterans health identification card, military ID, DD-214 or veterans service organization card (e.g., The American Legion, VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA and FRA). In some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.
Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs, so contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.
Also, visit www.legion.org/veteransbenefits/state to see what benefits and opportunities are available to veterans in your state.
2017 Veterans Day Restaurant Specials
54th Street Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free entree on Nov. 11.
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza -- Veterans and active military get a complimentary small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese on Nov. 11.
Applebee’s -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Arooga’s -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free pretzel from a fixed menu on Nov. 11.
Back Yard Burgers -- On Nov. 11, active-duty servicemembers and veterans get a free Back Yard Classic Burger.
Bakers Square -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free breakfast from a set menu on Nov. 11.
Bar Louie – On Nov. 11, veterans and active military personnel get a free flatbread or burger.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse -- All servicemembers can enjoy a complimentary entree up to $12.95 by presenting a military ID or proof of service on Nov. 10 and 11.
Black Angus Steakhouse -- Veterans and active-duty military get an 8 oz. Top Sirloin steak dinner with mashed potatoes and broccoli for a discounted price on Nov. 11.
Bob Evans -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11.
Bonanza Steakhouses -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free buffet on Nov. 11.
Bruegger's Bagels -- Veterans and active-duty military members get a free small drip coffee on Nov. 11 at participating locations.
Burntwood Tavern -- Veterans and active military get a free lunch or dinner on Nov. 11.
Calhoun's -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on Nov. 11.
California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a free entrée from a special menu on Nov.11.
Cantina Laredo -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary meal up to $20 on Nov. 11.
Cattlemens -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on Nov. 11.
CentraArchy Restaurants -- Veterans and active-duty servicemembers get a free entrée on Nov. 12.
Chevys Fresh Mex -- On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-10p.m., veterans and active military personnel get a complimentary Fresh Mex 3-Item Combo.
Chipotle -- Active duty, National Guard, retired military, military spouses with ID and veterans get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 5 p.m. to close on Nov. 7.
Chuck E. Cheese's -- Military veterans get one free personal 1-topping pizza on Nov. 11.
Cicis Pizza -- Get a free pizza buffet with military ID on Nov. 11.
Cotton Patch Cafe -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken on Nov. 11.
Country Cookin -- Veterans receive a free meal from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Cracker Barrel -- Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on Nov. 11.
Denny’s -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 10 from 5 a.m. to noon.
Dunkin' Donuts -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free donut on Nov. 11 at participating locations.
Eat'n Park -- All active and former military personnel will receive a 10 percent discount for the entire month of November at all locations.
El Fenix -- Active-duty and retired military members get a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11.
Famous Dave’s -- On Nov. 11, former and current military personnel will receive a free Two Meat Salute.
Farmer Boys -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Big Cheese cheeseburger on Friday, Nov. 10.
FATZ Cafe -- Veterans and active military get a free Calabash Chicken entree on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fazoli's -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce Nov. 10 through 12.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on Nov. 10 at participating locations.
Friendly's -- Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Gatti’s Pizza -- Veterans and active military members will receive a free buffet or a free medium 1-topping pizza for carryout on Nov. 11.
Ginger Monkey -- Veterans and troops get a free TV Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Glory Days Grill -- Veterans get a free appetizer or a regular order of boneless or grilled boneless wings on Nov. 11.
Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on Nov. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active-duty, National Guard and reserves are all welcome.
Green Mill Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on Nov. 11.
Greene Turtle -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal up to $12 on Nov. 11.
Hamburger Stand -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free hamburger, regular fries and a small Pepsi on Nov. 11.
Hickory Tavern -- Veterans and active-duty military get 50 percent off food and non-alcoholic beverages from a fixed menu on Nov. 11.
Hooters -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on Nov. 11.
Houlihan's -- Active military and veterans receive one free entrée from a select menu on Nov. 11.
Hy-Vee -- Veterans and active-duty military members get a free breakfast buffet on Nov. 11.
IHOP -- On Nov. 10, participating restaurants offer veterans and active-duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes.
JJ’s Red Hots -- Veterans and active duty get a free meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all day on Nov. 11.
Krystal -- Participating locations will provide a free sausage biscuit to each person who presents a military ID from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.
Little Caesars -- Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Logan’s Roadhouse -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free entree from a special menu on Nov. 11 from 11-4.
Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ -- During the month of November, active-duty and veteran military personnel get 20 percent off. On Veterans Day, active-duty military and veterans get a complimentary dessert on top of the 20 percent.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant -- Veterans and active-duty military will receive two complimentary entrees on Nov. 11, one for themselves and one for their significant others at participating locations.
Max & Erma's – On Nov. 11, participating locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants -- Veterans and Gold Star honorees (parents and spouse) can enjoy a free entrée from a special menu on Nov. 5.
Menchie's -- Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free on Nov. 11.
Mimi’s Cafe -- Veterans or active-duty military personnel can select from a special menu on Nov. 11 for free. Drink purchase required.
Mission BBQ -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich and a slice of cake on Nov. 11.
Native Grill & Wings -- Veterans and active-duty servicemembers receive any menu item up to $11.99 for free on Nov. 11.
Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub -- On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., veterans and active military get a free meal with purchase of an entree.
O'Charley's – Veterans and active-duty servicemembers get a free $9.99er entree on Nov. 11.
On the Border -- Active and retired members of the military get a free combo meal on Nov. 11.
Outback Steakhouse – All active and retired servicemembers a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage on Nov. 11. Additionally, Nov. 12 through Nov. 16, military members will receive 20 percent off their check and, beginning Nov. 17, military will receive 10 percent off their check.
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant -- Veterans and active-duty servicemembers will receive a 25 percent discount on their bill, excluding alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 13.
Ponderosa Steakhouse -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free buffet on Nov. 11.
Quaker Steak & Lube -- On Nov. 11, veterans and current servicemembers can receive a complimentary or discounted meal of their choice.
Red Hot & Blue -- Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée and two drinks on Nov. 11. Coupon required.
Red Lobster -- Veterans, active-duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Nov. 11.
RibCrib -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 11.
Rock & Brews -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary meal on Nov. 11.
Ruby’s Diner -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Ruby's adult entrée on Nov. 11.
Ruby Tuesday -- Veterans, active-duty and reserve servicemembers get a free appetizer on Nov. 11.
Shari's Cafe and Pies -- Current and former military get a free pancake breakfast all day on Nov. 11.
Shoney's -- Veterans and active-duty servicemembers get a free All You Care To Eat breakfast from 6 a.m.-11 a.m. on Nov. 11.
Sizzler -- Sizzler offers active-duty military and veterans a free lunch from a limited menu on Nov. 11 until 4 p.m.
Spaghetti Warehouse -- From Nov. 10 through Nov. 12 buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.
Tap House Grill -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary meal on Nov. 11.
Texas Roadhouse -- Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.
Travel Centers of America -- On Nov. 11, veterans and active military receive a complimentary meal from a select menu including a beverage.
Village Inn -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free Inn-Credible V.I.B. Breakfast on Nov. 11.
White Castle -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free combo meal on Nov. 11.
Wienerschnitzel -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Chili Dog, small fries and a small drink on Nov. 11.
Wild Wing Cafe -- Veterans eat for free from select items on Nov. 11 at participating locations.
World of Beer – All veterans and current servicemembers receive a free select draught beer or $5 off your check on Nov. 11.
Yard House -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a complimentary appetizer on Nov. 11.
2017 Veterans Day Travel and Recreation Discounts
9/11 Memorial and Museum -- Veterans will receive free museum admission as well as half-price museum tickets for up to two family members from Nov. 8 to Nov. 12.
Aquarium of the Pacific – Veterans and military personnel get free admission on Nov. 11.
Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Areas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component servicemembers, and their families at the USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Nov. 11.
B&Bs for Vets – Complimentary rooms at inns will be offered to veterans on or around Nov. 11.
Birmingham Zoo -- Veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission on Nov. 11 and 12.
Boston Bruins – In conjunction with Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 6, all military will receive a 20-percent-off discount at the ProShop and all GameDay ProShop locations.
Boston Duck Tours – Veterans and active military ride free Nov. 6-10. All dependents also ride for only $10 per person.
Colonial Williamsburg – Military families can receive a free admission ticket during Veterans Day weekend.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden – Veterans get free admission on Nov. 11.
Harley-Davidson Museum – The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to active military, veterans and their families on Nov. 10, 11 and 12 in honor of Veterans Day.
Killington Resort – Active-duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military ski for free on Nov. 11.
Knott’s Berry Farm – Active-duty military and veterans receive free admission for themselves and 1 guest, as well as 6 additional tickets for a discounted price, from Nov. 1 - 16 and Nov. 27 – Dec. 15.
LEGOLAND Florida – Veterans get free admission Nov. 1-19, as well as 50 percent off tickets for up to six guests.
Main Event -- Veterans and active-duty military play and eat for free on Nov. 11 from open to 5 p.m.
Mariners' Museum -- Active-duty military, veterans and their families get $5 admission Nov. 10 through 12.
Mount Vernon – All active-duty, former or retired military personnel are admitted for free on Nov. 11.
National WWI Museum and Memorial – Admission is free for veterans and active-duty military personnel Nov. 10-12.
National WWII Museum -- Veterans get free admission on Nov. 11.
National Parks – On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, veterans will have access to over 100 national parks that require entrance fees for free.
Natural History Museum of Utah -- Former members of the military, plus one additional guest each, receive free admission on Nov. 11 and 12.
New Mexico Museum of Space History – Veterans get free admission on Nov. 11.
Newseum – Active-duty and retired members of the military, plus one guest, receive free admission Nov. 10 through Nov. 12.
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium – On Nov. 10, 11 and 12, active-duty servicemembers and veterans receive free admission. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission.
Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Veterans and active military plus one guest get free admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the entire month of November.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden -- All military veterans who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces will receive free admission on Nov. 11.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat -- Active and retired military personnel receive complimentary admission Nov. 10-12. Family members who carry dependent or spouse ID cards will receive a $5 discount.
Southampton Inn – During the month of November, veterans and active-duty military receive a room rate of $125 per night.
Westgate Resorts -- Starting Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. EST, the first 1,500 eligible servicemembers who complete the online military application form will receive a complimentary vacation to either Orlando or Las Vegas. The free vacations are for current active-duty military personnel who have served in combat and their families, as well as Gold Star families. Once all vacations have been given away, they will extend a 25 percent discount off their best rates. This offer will only be available on Nov. 10, 2017.
Woodland Park Zoo – Active, retired and veteran military personnel and their spouses get free admission on Nov. 11.
World of Coca-Cola – Active-duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and Nov. 2-12, members of the armed forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.
2017 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings
American Family Care – Military veterans get a free flu shot on Nov. 11.
Army & Air Force Exchange Service -- From Nov. 10 to 16, all authorized Exchange shoppers can enjoy military-exclusive savings on electronics, apparel, appliances and more. Shoppers can also enjoy special deals at Exchange restaurants and Express locations.
Brides Across America – Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway for military in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $40 fee. Attend the event and select one of the designated gowns on display. Visit the Brides Across America website for more details.
Dollar General -- Veterans, active military and their immediate family members get an 11 percent discount on qualifying purchases both in stores and online on Nov. 11.
Enterprise Car Sales – Active-duty military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November.
Goodwill -- On Nov. 11, Goodwill offers 50 percent off all donated apparel with military ID.
Grace for Vets – Car washes from around the world that join this program offer free car washes to veterans and servicemembers on Nov. 11.
Great Clips – On Nov. 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Hair Cuttery Veterans Day Offering: Free Haircut Certificates for Veterans For every haircut purchased at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a local veteran through the salon’s Share-A-Haircut campaign. Through last year’s program, more than 67,000 haircuts were donated to veterans nationwide. Hair Cuttery partners with local veterans organizations across the country to distribute the free haircut certificates to the communities where they are purchased. The Veterans Day program is part of Hair Cuttery’s ongoing Share-A-Haircut campaign, which gives free haircut certificates to various causes throughout the year.
Home Depot – Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount to all veterans on Nov. 11. Home Depot offers the 10 percent discount year-round for active-duty and retirees.
Publix -- Veterans, military personnel and their families save 10 percent on groceries on Nov. 11.
Rack Room Shoes – Military personnel and their dependents get a 10 percent discount off their entire purchase on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Sleep Number -- Through Nov. 19, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattresses.
Sport Clips – Participating locations are offering veterans and active-duty servicemembers free haircuts on Nov. 11.
Target -- All active-duty military, veterans, and their spouse and/or dependent children up to 18 years old can receive a 10 percent discount on their purchases in-store and online at Target.com Nov. 7-11. Eligible guests can visit Target.com/military beginning Nov. 7 to register and receive their discount. Some product exclusions apply.
Thorlos – Active and retired military get 35 percent off all products on Thorlo.com on Nov. 10, 11 and 12. Promotion code required.
TOPS -- Veterans and active military personnel receive an 11 percent discount off of a total order on Nov. 11.
Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us -- Customers with a valid military ID will receive 15 percent off in-store purchases from Nov. 4 through 11.
Tractor Supply Company, the nation’s largest rural lifestyle retailer, will offer a 15 percent discount to current and former military personnel on Veterans Day. Customers must have a valid military ID or other proof of service. The Nov. 11 discount will be available at all Tractor Supply stores.
Walgreens -- Veterans and military personnel, as well as their family members, with a Walgreens Balance Rewards card get a 20 percent discount on Nov. 11.