Today is Veterans Day, November 11, and many veterans and military personnel in the U.S. may want to celebrate with dinner – but are restaurants open on Veterans Day?
Veterans Day is a federal holiday that is celebrated throughout the U.S., which means that federal services such as the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the Federal Reserve are not open and do not offer their services.
On the other hand, private businesses, including restaurants, are likely to be open on Veterans Day, with many offers and discounts for veterans and military personnel on active duty.
However, since the rules for eating in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic may vary by state and city, you should check local policies before you leave for breakfast, lunch or dinner on Veterans Day. In addition, restaurant hours may vary by location, so check with your local restaurant for opening hours.
Restaurants open on Veterans Day
Applebee’s: Applebee’s will be open, but opening hours and Veterans Day offerings will vary by restaurant.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brauhaus: The restaurant chain will be open and offer military personnel a free entree worth up to $14.95 and a Dr. Pepper.
Black Angus Steakhouse: The chain will be open on Veterans Day and will offer all military personnel the All-American Steak Platter and a $10.99 non-alcoholic beverage.
Chili’s: Chili’s will be open and will offer a complimentary small meal to veterans as a thank you.
Denny’s: Chili’s: The restaurant chain is open and offers a free Build Your Own Grand Slam to military personnel.
Domino’s Pizza: Check the Domino’s Pizza website for the opening hours of your local restaurant.
Dunkin’: Restaurants will be open on November 11th, and veterans and military personnel on active duty can claim a free donut of their choice.
Jack in the Box: Opening hours vary by location, so check with your local Jack in the Box for Veterans Day opening hours.
KFC: The fast food chain will generally be open, but hours may vary depending on the restaurant.
Little Caesars: This pizza chain will be open on Veterans Day, and selected stores will give away free lunch combinations to veterans and active military personnel between 11:00 and 14:00 local time.
Macaroni Grill: This restaurant chain will be open and give away free ricotta meatballs and spaghetti from Mom’s to customers with military ID.
McDonald’s: This fast food chain will generally be open, but opening hours will vary depending on location.
Olive Garden: Opening hours vary by location.
Panera Bread: While the chain is generally open, check with the local franchisee for Veterans Day opening hours.
Pizza Hut: Franchises have different opening hours, so check with your local restaurant.
Red Lobster: Red Lobster will be open to offer military personnel a free appetizer or dessert.
Sonic Drive-in: The drive-in chain will be open on Veterans Day.
Starbucks: The coffee chain will be open on November 11th, with opening hours varying by location.
Subway: Opening hours vary by location, but the sandwich chain will generally be open.
Taco Bell: Check the local Taco Bell restaurants for opening hours.
Torchy’s Tacos: This chain will be open on Veterans Day and will offer free tacos and soft drinks to service members.
Wendy’s: This fast food chain will offer a free small breakfast combination to members of the military on Veterans Day from 6:30-10:30 am.