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Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts 2012

Businesses all over the US are offering special Veterans Day offers to past and present service members.  Please keep the following things in mind while you partake of these awesome offers:

  • Please be sure to contact individual locations to verify hours and restrictions.
  • This is a nice thing that companies do for the military and I hate to see it being turned into something negative due to miscommunication or disagreements about documentation.  Each business gets to make their own rules about what they consider acceptable identification in order to qualify for the promotion.
  • Also, please be sure to tip on the pre-discount amount of the check.  Those servers are working hard, too!
I'm just doing restaurants and other food items today, or else the post will be impossibly long.  Up next:  entertainment, shopping, and other goodies.


Applebees - Sunday, 11 November 2012.  All veterans, retirees, National Guard, reservists and active duty military eat free from a special seven item menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day. Beverages and gratuities are not included. This offer is available for the entire business day and hours vary based upon location.   Acceptable forms of ID include U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retiree Identification Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement, identification card from a veteran's organization, DD214, photograph of yourself wearing a military uniform, or a citation or commendation certificate.

Chili’s — Sunday, 11 November 2012, 11 am to 5 pm. Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited seven item menu on Veterans Day. Must present identification.  Dine in only.

Denny's - Monday, 12 November 2012.  Free all-you-can-eat pancakes for breakfast to all active-duty, inactive, and retired military. The offer is available between 6 am and 2 pm.   Beverages are not included.   You can read all the details in this press release.

Golden CorralMonday, 12 November 2012 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anyone who has ever served in the military is invited to enjoy a free meal. In addition, local Disabled American Veterans chapters will be fundraising at Golden Corral locations. Last year, the DAV raised over one million dollars through donations from the Golden Corral partnership.

Famous Daves - This BBQ restaurant offers different deals at different locations. You can see if your location is participating and call them for more details.

Hooters - Sunday, 11 November 2012, all day. Veterans get 10 free wings with drink purchase. Must provide proof of military service.  Visit for a list of all participating locations.

Krispy Kreme – Sunday, 11 November 2012. Selected locations are offering a free doughnut to veterans.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants — Sunday, 11 November 2012, hours vary. The annual Veterans Day Appreciation Dinner will be held on Sunday, 13 November 2011. Participating locations will offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu. Reservations are highly recommended. Required identification includes VA Card, VFW Card, American Legion Card, discharge papers, DD214 or other Veterans ID.

Olive Garden - Sunday, 11 November 2012.  Veterans can choose a free entree from a selected menu.  Identification required, specifics not listed.

Outback Steakhouse — 11 November to 12 November, 2012. Show identification to receive a free Bloomin' Onion appetizer and Coca-cola beverage, all week long. Acceptable identification includes U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran Identification Card (VIC), or Photograph in Uniform.  In addition, Outback is offering a 10% discount, minus alcohol, tips and gratuities, from 13 November 2012 to 31 December 2012.

Spaghetti Warehouse - Friday, 9 November 2012 through Monday, 9 November 2012, all day. Not just for veterans, but in honor of Veterans Day, Spaghetti Warehouse is offering a coupon for buy one, get one free on any of their original recipe spaghetti dinners or lasagna. The coupon should come up when you go to the Spaghetti Warehouse webpage. If it does not show up, try another browser.

Texas Roadhouse - Monday, 12 November 2012, lunch only. Veterans can receive a free meal from a selected menu, plus a free soda, iced tea, or coffee.

TGIFridays - Monday, 12 November 2012, 11 am to 2 pm. Veterans will receive a free lunch entree from the lunch menu.  The details can be found at the bottom of the TGIFridays homepage.  If you click on the Veterans Promo box, it will open up with more information.

Tim Hortons - Sunday, 11 November 2012, all day or until supplies run out. Veterans can receive a free star spangled doughnut at all US locations.

UNO Chicago Grill - Sunday, 11 November 2012 and Monday, 12 November 2012.  Buy one, get one free individual pizza or entree.  Requires identification, but they don't specify what kind of identification.  The only place I could find confirmation was on their Facebook feed -  you might have to scroll down a bit to get to it.

I know there are more deals out there and I am rounding them up as fast as I can.  If you know of something, please put it in the comments and I'll add it to the list.  And also let us know if you've taken advantage of any of the deals in the past, and what kind of experience you had.  Thank!

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