Veterans Day 2017 Freebies & Discounts

Saturday is Veterans Day, and as a way to show appreciation for the service of our veterans and active duty personnel, many restaurants are offering free food or significant discounts on purchases. Please show your appreciation by sharing this list with any service members you know! (please note the dates because some are starting their offer this Friday or extending it beyond Saturday!)


Aspen Creek Grill: Free lunch from special menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill – Free meal from special menu

Arni’s – Free entree up to $10

Bar Louie – Free flatbread or burger

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse – Friday & Saturday – $6 alcoholic beverage for guests over 21 & free entree under $12.95

Bob Evans – Free meal from special menu

Bonefish Grill – Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer

Boston Market – Free meal with the purchase of one meal Friday-Sunday

Brew Link Brewing – Free beer. Co-owner and Indiana Army National Guard veteran Ruari Crabbe will buy all active duty military and veterans a beer with a purchase of beer in the Tap Room.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer

Chili’s – Free meal from a special menu

Cicis Pizza – Free adult buffet

Cracker Barrel – Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Dunkin’ Donuts– Free Donut

Famous Dave’s – Free two meat combo.

Fazoli’s – Free spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce Friday through Sunday

Fogo de Chão – 50% off meals for veterans and active duty personnel Friday through Sunday. Plus up to three guests get 10% off their meals at all U.S. locations.

Grindstone Charley’s – Free meal off a special Freedom Menu.

Hooters – Free meal with purchase on Saturday

Houlihan’s – Free meal from select menu. Offers vary by location.

IHOP – free stack of red, white, and blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7-7pm on Friday. Varies per location

IKEA Free meal up to $9.99.

Little Caesars Pizza – Free $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo on Saturday from 11-2pm

Logan’s Roadhouse – Free meal from special menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

LongHorn Steakhouse – Free appetizer or dessert. Plus guests dining with veterans will receive 10% off their meals.

Main Event – Free meal and $10 FUNcard. Locations open until 5 p.m. Saturday.

Max & Erma’s – Free Best Cheeseburger in America meal for veterans and active military. Meal includes 1/2-pound cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries and a fountain drink.

Michaelangelo’s Italian Bistro – Free meal off special Freedom Menu.

Mimi Blue Meatballs – Free slider to all veterans and active service members.

O’Charley’s – Free meal from the “$9.99er Menu.” Plus get a $5 off $20 voucher for your next visit. Offers may vary by location. O’Charley’s offers a 10 percent military discount year-round.

Olive Garden – Free meal from a select menu.

On the Border – Free combo meal.

Orange Leaf Yogurt – Free frozen yogurt up to 11 ounces.

Outback Steakhouse – Free bloomin’ onion &  one non-alcoholic drink

Panera Bread – Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.

Perkins –  Free Magnificent Seven meal.

Pie Five Pizza –  Free customized pizza.

Ponderosa Steakhouse: Free buffet.

Primanti Bros. – Free classic sandwich.

Red Lobster – free appetizer or dessert

Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double burger & bottomless steak fries

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – Free meal

Ruby Tuesday – Free appetizer up to $10.

Starbucks – free tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military or military spouse

Texas Roadhouse – Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.

TGI Friday’s – Free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Plus get a coupon for $5 off next meal.

Tijuana Flats – Free meal.

Vitality Bowls  Free smoothies to veterans at all corporate and participating franchise locations.

White Castle – Free breakfast combo.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill: Get a free Churrasco Meal for your veteran when you buy another adult Churrasco Meal through Saturday.


Babies R Us – 15 percent off in-store purchases through Saturday

Circle K – Free Polar Pop with the Veterans Day deal on the convenience store chain’s mobile app and with military ID.

Crew Carwash – Free car wash for veterans and active military members Saturday at all 30 locations across Indiana. To get this deal, say that you’re a veteran and would like the free car wash.

Dollar General – 11 percent discount in-store and online with promo code VET17 on Saturday.

Fresh Market – 10 percent off Saturday for veterans and spouses. Not valid on alcohol or gift cards.

Great Clips –  Veterans and active duty get a free haircut on Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.

Home Depot – 10 percent discount Saturday

Indianapolis Zoo – Free admission

Jo-Ann Fabric – 10 percent discount for military service members and their families year round.

LIDS – 25 percent off online and 50 percent custom embroidery in-store Saturday. A military ID is required.

Lowe’s – 10 percent discount

Meineke – Free basic oil change Saturday

Michaels – 15 percent discount for military families every day.

Sports Clips – Through its Help A Hero campaign, participating stores offer free haircuts to service members and veterans with valid military identification. Stores also are collecting money for scholarships.

Target – Through Saturday, 10 percent discount on in-store and online purchases for veterans, active military, spouses and dependent children. Register for this discount at

Toys R Us – 15 percent off in-store purchases through Saturday.

Topgolf – Complimentary lifetime membership, 10 percent off gameplay and 20 percent off all other memberships on Saturday for active duty military and veterans, police, fire and EMS personnel. Patrons can donate to Folds of Honor to raise money for scholarships for children and spouses of fallen or disabled service members.

Walgreens – 20 percent off

World Market – 25 percent off entire purchase through Nov. 12, in-store only.