Free meals on Veterans Day at Denny’s, Applebee’s and others.


On Veterans Day, November 11, many restaurants across the country offer free meals to all veterans and military personnel on active duty.

In the midst of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, some restaurants may be operating with reduced opening hours. There may also be measures such as social distancing policies and capacity restrictions. Check with your local branch for more information before you visit.

Below are some of the free meals offered at some of the major dining establishments across the country on this year’s Veterans Day.


Veterans and military personnel with a valid military ID will receive a free “Build Your Own Grand Slam” meal, one of Denny’s signature breakfasts, on November 11th.

Guests can choose from any of four items, from buttermilk pancakes, boiled eggs and bacon strips to buttermilk cookies and hash browns. The offer is only valid in the participating locations from 5 a.m. local time until noon.

“Although the world may look different this year, we at America’s Diner are determined to honor America’s heroes as we always have,” said John Dillon, Denny’s Chief Brand Officer.

“We’ve worked diligently over the past few months to ensure the health and safety of Dine-in guests, and we’re proud to welcome veterans across the country who can safely enjoy a hot meal, a small token of our great appreciation for their service.


Veterans and military personnel on active duty can enjoy a free meal from a limited menu at selected Applebee venues on Veterans Day. This offer is valid for Dine-in only. Please check with your local office before you leave.


Chili’s offers a free meal on November 11 to all veterans and active members of the military with a valid ID. Guests can choose one of the following dishes:

Chicken Crispers
Margarita Grilled Chicken
Bowl with chili or soup & salad
Quesadillas from the chicken-bacon ranch
Just Bacon Burger
Oldtimer with cheese
Cajun chicken noodles

“Today and every day we thank you, our veterans and active military personnel, who define selfless service. We look forward to showing our gratitude once again with a FREE daily meal for the veterans to show some appreciation for your service and the sacrifices you have made for our country. Thanks will never be enough,” the company said.

Red Lobster

“In honor of Veterans Day and to thank veterans, active military personnel and reservists for their service, Red Lobster will offer its guests a free appetizer or dessert on Wednesday, November 11,” the company stated.

Guests can choose from a special menu that includes the following items:


Lobster and langostino pizza
Mushrooms stuffed with seafood
Jumbo coconut shrimp on the parrot island
Langostino lobster artichokes seafood dip
Crab-filled shrimp Rangoon
Signature Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Mozzarella cheese sticks


Chocolate Wave
Vanilla pod cheesecake
Warm apple crostada
Key Lime Cake
Olive Garden

The Italian restaurant chain also offers veterans and current military personnel a free main course from a selected menu on November 11. All appetizers are served with freshly baked garlic sticks and a homemade soup or house salad of your choice. Only valid for dine-in guests.

Steakhouse in the Outback

On November 11, the restaurant chain will offer all veterans and active members of the military a free Bloomin’ Onion (a fried onion dish) and a Coca-Cola product. The offer is valid only for dine-in and take-out for on-demand orders.

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