Veterans Day 2023 is a special occasion to honor the sacrifices of veterans and active duty military members. On this day, numerous restaurants and businesses across the United States offer a variety of discounts and free meals as a token of appreciation. Here’s an updated summary of what’s available:
- Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from a selection of seven entrees on Saturday. They will also receive a $5 Bounce Back card for future use within three weeks. This offer is valid for dine-in only and requires proof of service.
- Bob Evans: Offers one of seven homestyle meals for free to veterans and active duty military with proof of service, valid for dine-in only.
- Bonefish Grill: Provides a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp and a soft beverage to veterans and active duty military with valid ID. No purchase is necessary, and service members receive a 10% discount year-round.
- California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active military receive a free entree from a special menu and a non-alcoholic drink on Saturday with proof of service. The offer is dine-in only. Additionally, all guests in the party will receive a buy one, get one free offer for a future visit.
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Offers a free appetizer or dessert with a soft beverage to veterans and active duty military members with a valid ID. A 10% discount is available year-round for service members.
- Chili’s: Provides one of four entrees for free to veterans and active duty military on Saturday with a valid Military ID, valid for dine-in only.
- Denny’s: Offers a free Original Grand Slam to veterans and active duty military on Saturday with a valid Military ID, from store open until noon, dine-in only.
- Golden Corral: Hosts a Military Appreciation Night on Monday, Nov. 13, offering a free “thank you” dinner to anyone who has served or is currently serving, from 5 p.m. until close, dine-in only.
- Hooters: Offers a free meal from a special menu on Saturday with the purchase of a drink and proof of service, dine-in only.
- IKEA: Provides a 15% discount on in-store purchases up to $3,000 between Nov. 10 and Nov. 22 with a valid ID. Veterans and active duty can also enjoy a free meal in the Swedish Restaurant from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12.
- Metro Diner: Offers veterans and active duty military 50% off with a valid military ID, plus a 10% discount year-round.
- Publix: Gives a 10% discount on groceries to veterans and active duty military members on Saturday, excluding certain items, with proof of service, in-store only.
- Pirate Water Taxi: Offers veterans a free all-day pass with valid proof of service between Nov. 10-12, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Starbucks: Provides a free tall hot or cold brewed coffee to veterans and active duty military on Saturday with proof of service, for in-person orders only.
- Texas Roadhouse: Offers a free lunch from a selection of 10 choices to veterans and active duty military between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday with proof of service.
Please note that participation may vary by location, and it’s advisable to check with your nearest establishment to confirm their participation in these offers.