Restaurants nationwide are paying their respects to our nation's veterans and active-duty military personnel on Monday. In honor of Veterans Day 2019 on Nov. 11, dozens of chains are gathering together to offer free and discounted meals to those with a valid military ID or proof of service. Find out where to get your Veterans Day freebies below.

Dairy Queen- Select Dairy Queen locations will be giving all active and retired military members a free medium Blizzard treat. There is a limit of one free Blizzard per customer. This deal is not valid with any other offers. 

Red Lobster- The restaurant chain will be giving one free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military or reservists. This offer is for in-restaurant or To-Go order (picked up in-restaurant) customers only. The appetizer and dessert options are listed below, though menu offerings may vary based on location.


  • Sweet Chili Shrimp
  • Mozzarella Cheesesticks
  • Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
  • Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Lobster and Langostino Pizza
  • Signature Shrimp Cocktail
  • Langostino Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip


  • Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Warm Apple Crostada
  • Chocolate Wave
  • Brownie Overboard

red lobster Pictured is Red Lobster's Langostino Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, one of the restaurant's free food offerings for Veterans Day 2019. Photo: Red Lobster

Tuscan Kitchen— Four locations located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire will close to other guests from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m on Monday in order to serve veterans a complimentary three-course, artisanal Italian lunch.  Reservations can be made by contacting participating locations. This offer is limited to one guest per veteran/active military personnel. The following locations are participating:


  • 64 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210    
  • 2400 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803

New Hampshire

  • 581 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • 63 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079

Iron Hill Brewery— Those in Delaware, Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and South Carolina can enjoy a free burger, side, and non-alcoholic drink starting on Sunday through Monday at one of the brewery’s 16 locations. 

P.J. Whelihan’s— All 17 locations are offering 15% off to active and former military members who dine-in.

The Pour House— Dine-in customers can get 15% off their order when they visit the Exton, Pennsylvania, and North Wales and Westmont, New Jersey, locations. 

Sheetz— The convenience store chain will show its respect to veterans and active military personnel by offering a free meal and car wash. On Monday, those who qualify can enjoy a free 6-inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink from one of Sheetz’s 596 stores. Sheetz will also be giving away free car washes.

sheetz Sheetz will be giving vets and active-duty personnel a free meal and a free car wash this Veterans Day. Photo: Sheetz

Cicis Pizza— On Monday, the chain will be giving veterans and active-duty personnel complimentary access to their buffet. This offer is for dine-in patrons only and a drink is not included. This coupon must be presented to redeem this offer.

Chipotle— The chain will be offering its Military Appreciation BOGO deal on burritos, bowls, salads and tacos all day on Monday. The promotion is available in-store to all active-duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses, and retired military at all U.S. restaurants. There is a limit of one free menu item per ID. 

Chili's— Those who qualify can get one free entree from Chili's. The offer only includes limited items (listed below) and does not include a drink. This offer is for dine-in customers only.


  • Chicken Crispers
  • Margarita Grilled Chicken
  • Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
  • Just Bacon Burger
  • Oldtimer with Cheese
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta

California Pizza Kitchen— Veterans and active duty personnel can enjoy a full meal from CPK at participating locations nationwide. A special menu will be provided and guests will be able to choose from a complimentary pizza, pasta or salad, and a beverage. You can view the full menu here.

Buffalo Wild Wings— Guests who qualify can enjoy one free small order of boneless wings (10 pieces) and fries. This offer is not dine-in customers only and will only be available at participating locations. This offer is not available to redeem with any other discounts.

Bob Evans— Get a free menu item on Monday at all Bob Evans restaurants. A beverage is not included in this offer and it is for dine-in customers only. Other discounts and offers cannot be used. 

Applebee’s— Get a free meal from participating Applebee’s locations. Beverage and gratuity are not included. There is a limit of one meal per person for dine-in customers only. The menu may vary based on location.