Here's your all-points guide to 130+ Veterans Day free meals and restaurant deals

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The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts at restaurants for 2019. Visit often as the list is now being updated as new discounts come in.

All of the discounts have been confirmed, either through press release or direct communication with the company. Check out all the other discounts being offered this Veterans Day.


Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service. What identification do you need to prove that you're a veteran? Click here for a few common options.

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2019 Veterans Day restaurant discounts:

7-Eleven -- Active-duty, retired, veteran, guard, reservists and family members get a free coffee or Big Gulp on November 11. (7-Eleven app and Veterans Advantage membership required.)

151 Coffee -- Military personnel are invited to bring your family for free drinks on November 11.

54th Street Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free entree up to $12 on November 11.

Ahipoki -- Veterans and active-duty military receive 50% off any bowl at all locations across Arizona and California on November 11.

Another Broken Egg Cafe -- Veterans and active-duty service members can enjoy a free Patriot French Toast Combo and coffee on November 11.

Applebee's -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a special menu on November 11.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service -- The Exchange will feature one-day only specials on November 11, including a free coffee for all shoppers at Express and participating Exchange restaurant locations. And MILITARY STAR cardholders will earn double points November 11 and additional discounts with their card.

Aspen Creek Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary meal from a special menu from 11 a.m. to close on November 11.

Bagger Dave's -- Active, non-active, reservists and retired personnel get a free Great American Cheeseburger and Fries on November 11.

Bakers Square -- Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free meal on November 11.

Bandana's BBQ -- Veterans and active-duty military eat free (up to $10) on November 11.

Beef 'O' Brady's -- Veterans will be offered a free meal with purchase of equal or greater value up to $10 on November 11.

BIBIBOP Asian Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free bowl on November 11.

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse -- On November 11, all current and former military members who dine-in receive a free entree up to $14.95 plus a free Dr Pepper beverage.

Black Angus Steakhouse -- Veterans and active-duty military get a Veterans Day plate for $9.99 on November 11.

Bob Evans -- Veterans and active-duty military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Bombshells Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans and active-duty military get free meals and soft drinks and a 20% discount for accompanying family members on November 11.

Brick House Tavern + Tap -- Veterans get 20% off on November 11.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. -- Military personnel and their families receive 20% off on food and retail purchases on November 11.

Buffalo Wings & Rings -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free "Pick 2" Lunch Combo on November 11 between 11 am and 3 pm.

Burntwood Tavern -- Veterans and active military get a free lunch or dinner on November 11.

Calhoun's -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on November 11.

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active-duty military receive a complimentary meal from a special menu on November 11.

Cattlemens -- Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on November 11.

CentraArchy Restaurants -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free entrée on November 11.

Chicken Salad Chick -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military will receive a free Chick Special and Regular Drink.

Chili's -- Veterans and active military service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Chipotle -- Active-duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal on November 11.

Chop House -- On November 11, active-duty and retired service members get 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree.

Cicis Pizza -- Active and retired military get a free unlimited buffet on November 11.

City Barbecue -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich, two sides, and a regular beverage on November 11.

Claim Jumper -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military get a free entree up to $15 from a special menu.

Coffee Beanery -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free tall cup of fresh brewed coffee all day on November 11.

Connors Steak & Seafood -- On November 11, active-duty and retired service members get 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree.

Cotton Patch Cafe -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken on November 11.

Country Cookin -- Active, reserve, retired, and honorably discharged members of the military receive a free salad bar or $5 off any entree on November 11 when showing a valid military ID and filling out the service card.

Country Kitchen -- Active and retired military get a free Country Scramble on November 11 at participating locations.

Cracker Barrel -- Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Pumpkin Pie Latte on November 11.

Crooked Pint Ale House -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free menu item on November 11 at participating locations.

Cumberland Farms -- Veterans, active-duty, reserve, National Guard or honorably discharged military personnel get a free coffee on November 11.

Denny's -- Veterans and military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon.

Dunkin' Donuts -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military receive a free donut at participating locations.

East Coast Wings + Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a selected menu on November 11.

Eat'n Park -- All former and current military personnel will receive a 10% discount for the entire month of November.

Egg Harbor Cafe -- Veterans and active military get a free meal on November 11.

El Chico -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free entree on November 11.

Emmet's Social Table -- Veterans and troops get a free meal on November 10 and 11.

Famous Dave's -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free 2 Meat Salute.

Farmer Boys -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Big Cheese cheeseburger on November 11.

Fatz Cafe -- Veterans and active military get a free World Famous Calabash Chicken basket on November 11. And from November 1 through 30, veterans and active military members will receive 20% off their entrée.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill -- Dine with a veteran or active-duty service member on November 11 and their lunch or dinner is free.

Fogo de Chão -- Veterans will receive 50% off their meal, plus an additional 10% off for up to three guests, November 8 through 11.

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers -- Veterans and current military personnel get a free combo meal card on November 11 that can used until November 30, 2019.

Friendly's -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on November 11.

Friendly Toast -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military personnel receive a free meal.

Furr's Fresh Buffet -- On November 11, veterans get a free buffet plus a non-bottled beverage at participating restaurants.

Glory Days Grill -- Veterans get a free appetizer or a regular order of boneless wings on November 11.

Gold Star Chili -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free 3-Way & drink on November 11.

Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active-duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Gordon Biersch -- Veterans receive a free entrée from a select menu on November 11.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on November 11.

Greene Turtle -- Current service members and veterans get a complimentary $14 meal on November 11.

Grillsmith -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary entrée on November 11.

Grub Burger Bar -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary entree on November 11 at all locations.

Hamburger Stand -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free hamburger, regular fries and a small Pepsi on November 11.

HomeTown Buffet -- On November 11, veterans get a free buffet plus a non-bottled beverage at participating restaurants.

Hooters -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on November 11.

Houlihan's -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary meal from a select menu on November 11.

Huddle House -- Active-duty, retired, and veteran military members get a free order of Sweet Cakes November 8 through 11.

Hy-Vee -- Veterans and active-duty military members get a free breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. on November 11.

J. Christopher's --Veterans get a free meal at participating locations on November 11.

Joe's Crab Shack -- Veterans receive 20% off at participating locations on November 11.

K&W Cafeterias -- Veterans and active-duty get a free meal on November 11 from 11 am until closing.

Kolache Factory -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free sausage and cheese kolache and a free coffee (any size) at all its locations on November 11.

Kwik Fill -- Veterans receive a free coffee on November 11.

LaMar's Donuts -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee at participating locations on November 11.

Little Caesars -- Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Comb from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 11.

Logan's Roadhouse -- On November 11 between 3 and 6 pm, veterans and military personnel receive a free meal from the American Roadhouse menu.

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ -- During the month of November, active-duty and veteran military personnel get 20% off. On November 11, active-duty military and veterans get a free dessert.

Lucky Girl Brewing -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free pulled pork or brisket sandwich with a side at Lucky Girl Brewing or a free flat bread pizza at B52 Winery on November 9, 10, and 11.

Lucky Strike Entertainment -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get complimentary 1 hour of bowling, as well as a burger and beer for $10 on November 11.

Luna Grill -- Active-duty military and veterans get a "Buy One, Get One Free" deal November 9 through 11.

Macaroni Grill -- Veterans and active military receive a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti on November 11.

Main Event -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military receive 30 minutes of game play that can be used on more than 100 interactive video games and a free entrée from a special menu.

Manhattan Bagel Company -- All active, former and retired military personnel get a free bagel and cream cheese at participating locations on November 11.

Max & Erma's – Veterans and active-duty military get a free Cheeseburger, Endless Fries and Fountain Drink on November 11 at participating locations.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants -- Veterans, National Guard, Gold Star parents and Gold Star spouses can enjoy a free entrée from a special menu on November 10.

Menchie's -- Veterans and active-duty military will receive their first six ounces free on November 11.

Mission BBQ -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich and cake on November 11.

Native Grill & Wings -- Veterans receive a free entrée up to $11.99 on November 11.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub -- On November 11 from 11 am to 4 pm, veterans and active military get a free lunch from a select menu with purchase of an entree.

O'Charley's – Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free meal on November 11.

Old Country Buffet -- On November 11, veterans get a free buffet plus a non-bottled beverage at participating restaurants.

On the Border -- On November 11, active and retired service members receive a free meal from a select menu at participating locations.

Orange Leaf -- Retired and active-duty military receive free froyo at participating locations on November 11.

Otter's Chicken -- Active, Guard/Reserve, retirees and former service members get a free meal at participating locations on November 11.

Outback Steakhouse -- Veterans get 20% off November 8 through 11.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary 3-course pork chop dinner on November 10 from 4 to 9 p.m. Each veteran must be accompanied by at least one guest who purchases an entree or Sunday Supper Special.

Pilot Flying J -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free hot beverage and breakfast item in stores November 8 through 11 through a special offer in the app.

Price Chopper Supermarkets -- Veterans, active-duty, reserve and national guard military get a free 12oz. Coffee & Donut on November 11.

Primanti Bros. -- Active or retired military can enjoy a free Primanti Bros. Almost Famous sandwich November 10 and 11.

Quaker Steak & Lube -- Veterans, active-duty and Reservist service members get free or discounted meals at participating locations on November 11.

RA Sushi -- Veterans, active and retired military can enjoy a complimentary shareable on November 11, available all day.

Red Lobster -- Veterans, active-duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu on November 11.

Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.

Rodizio Grill -- Veterans eat free November 11 through 14 with the purchase of at least one Adult Full Rodizio meal at participating locations.

Ryan's -- On November 11, veterans get a free buffet plus a non-bottled beverage at participating restaurants.

Sagebrush Steakhouse -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Sauce Pizza & Wine -- On November 11, all locations will honor veterans with 25% off their bill.

Scooter's Coffee -- Veterans and current military personnel get a free drink of any size on November 11.

Shane's Rib Shack -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free sandwich, regular side, and 20-oz. beverage November 11 through 13 at participating locations.

Sheetz -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military personnel get a free 6 inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink. Sheetz locations offering car washes will also provide a free car wash to veterans and active-duty military.

Shoney's -- Veterans and active-duty military service members get a free All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar on November 11 until 11 am.

Smashburger -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free double burger on November 11 with any purchase.

Smokey Bones -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free dessert from a select menu on November 11.

Smoothie King -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military get a free 20 oz. smoothie.

Sonny's BBQ -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free Pulled or Sliced Pork Big Deal combo on November 11.

Spaghetti Warehouse -- From November 9 through 11, buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.

Starbucks -- Veterans, active-duty service members and military spouses get a free tall (12 fl oz) brewed coffee, at participating stores on November 11.

Tap House Grill -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free meal on November 11.

TCBY -- Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 oz. of frozen yogurt for free on November 11 with valid proof of service at participating locations.

Texas de Brazil -- Veterans receive 50% off dinner November 11 through 13 during dinner hours.

Texas Roadhouse -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch on November 11 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Texas Steakhouse and Saloon -- Veterans get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

TooJay's -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free entree from a special menu on November 11.

TravelCenters of America -- Active-duty military, veterans and reservists get a complimentary meal on November 11 at participating Country Pride and Iron Skillet restaurants nationwide.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill -- Veterans get a free Churrasco meal with the purchase of another Churrasco meal, November 8 through 12.

Twin Peaks -- Veterans, active-duty military and reservists will eat for free from a select menu on November 11.

Village Inn -- Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free meal on November 11.

White Castle -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal on November 11.

Wienerschnitzel -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Chili Dog, small fries and a drink on November 11.

Wild Wing Cafe -- Veterans get 6 wings or nuggets in your favorite sauce with a purchase of a drink on November 11 at participating locations.

WingHouse Bar & Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11 at participating locations. Beverage purchase required.

Yard House -- Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary appetizer on November 11.

Ziggi's Coffee -- Veterans get a free 16 oz. drink on November 11.

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