Veterans Day 2012 Free Restaurant Deals & Discounts Roundup!

veterans day free restaurant deals and discounts 2012

First of all, a very special THANK YOU for our Veterans and Active Duty military members. Without you, we wouldn’t be AMERICA – Land of the FREE and Home of the BRAVE! And must we never forget: Freedom Isn’t Free.

This year, Mission: to Save and I have partnered up to bring you this extensive Veterans Day Restaurant Deal Roundup. While Veterans Day falls on Sunday, 11/11, some establishments will be honoring Veterans Day on Monday 11/12.

Please remember to tip accordingly, even though you may be receiving a FREE or discounted meal :) The majority of these deals do only pertain to Veterans and Active Duty Military (not family).

For a list of all the FREE and Discounted Veterans Day Activities view this post here!

Restaurant Deals Galore for Veterans & Active Duty:

* Shoney’s – BOGO Free Deal Buffet Monday 11/12 6AM-2PM

* Hy-Vee – FREE breakfast Monday 11/12

Red Lobster – FREE Appetizer on Sunday 11/11

Cheeseburger in Paradise – FREE entree on Monday 11/12

Red Robin – FREE Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries Monday 11/12

Einstein Bros Bagels– Get a FREE bagel and shmear on Sunday 11/11

Hooters – 10 FREE traditional/boneless wings wyb a drink on Sunday 11/11

Bar Louie – FREE Meal (up to $10) and a FREE non-alcoholic beverage on Sunday 11/11 AND Monday 11/12

Champps Americana – FREE burger on Sunday 11/11

* Famous Dave’s – FREE or Discounted Meals on Sunday 11/11

Outback Steakhouse – FREE Bloomin’ Onions and Coca-Cola Nov 7 – Nov 11

Subway – FREE six” sub or flatbread sandwich on Sunday 11/11 No longer offering this freebie – instead, they are donating. Yes, they took back their offer for this year :( But a donation is better than nothing!

T.G.I. Friday’s – FREE lunch on Monday 11/12

McCormick’s and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – FREE lunch or dinner on Sunday 11/11

Lone Star Steakhouse – FREE entree on Monday 11/12

Sizzler’s – FREE lunch till 4PM on Monday 11/12

Max & Erma’s – FREE Cheeseburger Combo on Sunday 11/11

California Pizza Kitchen –  FREE pizza and drink on Sunday 11/11 AND Monday 11/12

Applebee’s – FREE entree on Sunday 11/11

Olive Garden – FREE entree on Sunday 11/11

* Texas Roadhouse – FREE Lunch and non-alcoholic drink on Monday 11/12

Golden Corral – FREE buffet and drink on Monday 11/12

Denny’s Free Pancakes– FREE all you can eat pancakes on Monday 11/12 6AM-2PM

* Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – FREE meal with coupon on Monday 11/12

Buehler’s (Ohio grocery store) – FREE breakfast meal and coffee on Saturday 11/10 7AM-11AM (thanks, Cleverly Simple)

Travel Centers of America – FREE meal to CDL drivers (Veterans) up to $15 on Sunday 11/11

* Tim Horton’s – FREE Donut Sunday 11/11

* Friendly’s – FREE Big To Do Breakfast and coffee Monday 11/12 (thanks, The Coupon Challenge)

* On the Border – FREE entree (up to $10) on Monday 11/12 – 11/30.  Also on 11/11, mention the Sizzlin’ Salute to Veterans and 15% of your purchase will be donated to ‘Carry the Load’ (a non profit dedicated to honoring service members and their families)

Chilli’s – FREE entree on Sunday 11/11 from 11AM-5PM (at participating locations – awaiting absolute confirmation)

Krispy Kreme – FREE Donut and small coffee Sunday 11/11

Carrabba’s – FREE appetizer Sunday 11/11 and 11/12 (thanks, Hip2Save)

Awaiting official word:

* Longhorn Steakhouse – FREE Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic drink on Sunday 11/11

* 7-Eleven – FREE Slurpee on Sunday 11/11 from 11AM-7PM


Info on how you can help those who have helped us:

If you’d like to help our Veterans and their families, check out 

Freedom Is Not Free is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting wounded service members and their families, and the families of the fallen. Freedom Is Not Free makes grants to Purple Heart recipients and their families to meet their immediate financial needs, including but not limited to, the expenses associated with medical care, travel, home modification, and paying bills. We support community projects and provide activities for wounded service members and their families.

 Be sure to also check out as well for more ways you can help show your support for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.



  1. says

    Another great special to add to your list: On The Border (corporate locations) will be offering a ‘Sizzling Salute to Veterans’ on Sun. Nov. 11th Veterans Day. Present the Veterans Day OTB flyer (or mentoin this special when placing your order) on Sun. 11/11/12 and 15% of your purchase will be donated to ‘Carry the Load’ (a non profit dedicated to honoring service members and their families). Veterans dining at OTB on Sun. 11/11/12 with Military ID or proof of Military Service receive a FREE ENTREE certificate valid up to $10 any day of the week, 11/12/12 thru 11/30/12.

  2. Brandi Burke says

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for your service to our country (as you know, we serve too!) and for always posting such awesome deals and information! We truly appreciate it!! :)

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