Roundup: Veterans Day Dining Deals + Freebies

Veterans Day is November 11th and many restaurants in Orange County and across the nation are showing some extra love to veterans (or any others who have served in the US military) as a way to thank them for all that they do. Check out the roundup below!

What restaurants are offering Veterans Day promos and discounts?

Click the links for full details and remember to bring valid military ID (or other proof depending on the restaurant)!

Applebee’s – November 11th

Applebee’s will be offering a FREE full size entree. Choose from their Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, 6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, or Three-Cheese Chicken Penne. Dine-in only. Menu may vary by location.

Bar Louie – November 11th

Every Bar Louie throughout the country will offer veterans and military personnel a FREE burger or flatbread (up to a $15 value) when they show a valid military I.D. Additionally, through its week-long “Mission for Vets” campaign, from Monday, November 5 to Monday, November 12, Bar Louie invites its guests to donate via an add-on to their checks. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program to help veterans and their families in immediate need.

Buffalo Wild Wings – November 11th

BWW will be offering veterans a FREE small wings and fries all day.

BJ’s Brewhouse – November 11th

All current and former military can enjoy a FREE entree up to $12.95 and a FREE Dr. Pepper beverage. For the month of November, current or former military members can claim a FREE pizookie here. If you want to help a military hero enjoy a FREE Pizookie, you can contribute in restaurant during the month of November. Dine-in only.

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) – November 11th

Receive a FREE entree from their special menu of select pizzas, salads, and pastas. Dine-in only.

Chili’s – November 11th

Chili’s will be offering a FREE entree to show their appreciation to veterans. Pick from of Chicken Crispers®, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, or Cajun Chicken Pasta.

Chipotle – November 11th

Chipotle is offering a BOGO offer valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders.

Daphne’s – November 11th-12th

Daphne’s is thanking veterans for their service with 10% off their order. Offer is available at all 23 Daphne’s locations. Visit for list of locations and full menu.

Denny’s – November 12th

Denny’s will be offering veterans a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5AM-noon. The Grand Slam includes your choice of four delicious breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk pancakes, two eggs or egg whites cooked to order, two sizzling bacon or turkey bacon strips, buttermilk biscuits or hash browns

Dunkin’ Donuts – November 11th

Participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be offering a free donut of your choice with no purchase necessary while supplies last.

Famous Dave’s – November 11th-12th

Participating Famous Dave’s locations are offering a FREE 2 Meat Salute with your choice of meats, 1 side, and a corn bread muffin. Dine-in only and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Farmer Boys – November 12th

Participating Farmer Boys locations will be giving away a FREE Big Cheese burger to veterans all day long. Must mention the offer when ordering. The offer is not valid via drive-thru, phone, or third-party orders, so this offer is only available when ordering in-store.

Golden Corral – November 12th

From 5PM – 9PM, veterans can enjoy a FREE “thank you” dinner. No rain-checks or takeout.

Hof’s Hut – All month of November

Hof’s Hut will be offering Veterans 20% off their bill the entire month of November.

Jimboy’s Tacos – November 11th

Participating Jimboy’s Tacos locations will be offering a FREE meal (up to $10 value) for veterans. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or specials, and is limited to one redemption per veteran.

Kolache Factory – November 11th

Kolache Factory stores nationwide are offering a FREE kolache (of your choice) and cup of coffee (any size). *Offer excludes croissants, Polish varieties and espresso drinks.

Little Caesars – November 11th

FREE $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo which includes four slices of DEEP!DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20 ounce Pepsi product.

Olive Garden – November 11th

Olive Garden will be offering a FREE entree from their special menu which include fresh bread sticks and your choice of soup or salad. Dine-in only.

Pala Casino – November 11th

Pala Casino is offering a FREE buffet at Choices with proper ID.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – November 11th-12th

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is offering a FREE admission to their show with purchase of an adult admission. In addition, service member’s guests will receive a special rate of $35.15 (adult) and $30.15 (child). Applicable taxes and fees. Must call (866) 439-2469 and mention code: PDAVET18.

Red Lobster – November 11th and November 12th

Red Lobster is offering a FREE appetizer or dessert from a special menu that includes Sweet Chili Shrimp, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Brownie Overboard, or Key Lime Pie. Dine-in only. Menu may vary by location.

Red Robin – November 11th

Participating locations will be offering a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Offer is valid dine-in only.

Saint Marc Restaurant – November 11th-12th

The restaurant will be offering a FREE meal from their menu with proof of service. Dine-in only.

SAJJ Mediterranean – November 11th-12th

SAJJ Mediterranean will offer a FREE entree to veterans all day long.

Slater’s 50/50 – November 11th-12th

Slater’s 50/50 is honoring servicemen and women with 10% off their order. Offer is available at all 11 of Slater’s 50/50 locations across California, Nevada, Texas, and Hawaii.

Starbucks – November 11th

Starbucks is offering all veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses a FREE tall (12oz) hot brewed coffee at participating locations.

Texas De Brazil – November 11th and 12th

Texas De Brazil has a pretty awesome promotion, FREE meal for up to 2 veterans (or active military) and 20% off for up to 6 additional guests in their party. Must mention deal before dining. Not valid for lunch, salad-area only dinner or discounted children’s prices. Reservations HIGHLY recommended.

Wienerschnitzel – November 11th

Present your ID or wear your uniform at participating locations to get a FREE Chili Dog, small fries, and small drink. 

Yardhouse – November 11th

Yardhouse will be offering a FREE appetizer. Pick from their select list of over 20 appetizer items like Poke Nachos, Queso Dip, Onion Ring Tower, and more. Dine-in only.

What other businesses/activities are offering Veteran’s Day promos and discounts?

Aquarium of the Pacific – November 11th

Located in Long Beach, CA. Aquarium of the Pacific will be offering FREE admission when ID is shown at the ticket window. Receive $3 off adult and $1.50 off child admissions at the ticket window as well.

CA State Parks – November 12th

CA State Parks is offering FREE admission to their 144 state parks to enjoy a day out with the family.

Lyon Air Museum – November 11th

Located in Santa Ana, CA. The Lyon Air Museum will be offering FREE admission to US Veterans from all branches from 10:00-16:00.

Knott’s Berry Farm – November 1-15 and November 26-December 21

The theme park located in Buena Park will be offering FREE admission + 1 additional guest for active, retired, and US Military Personnel. Show your Military I.D card or DD214 at the Knott’s Berry Farm main gate to redeem this offer. Additional discounted tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth. Restrictions apply. They’re also offering spouses of deployed Military Personnel complimentary admission and the option to purchase up to six additional discounted tickets by providing deployment papers.


The list will be updated as I find more but if I missed a freebie please feel free to mention it in the comments below. Don’t forget to click the restaurant link for all the additional details and participating locations before heading out and thank you veterans for all that you do!

*updated 11/08/18

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