Deals and Free Meals for Military, Veterans for Veterans Day

Several restaurants and companies across the state and country are honoring those who served in observance of Veterans Day by offering free food or discounts for veterans and active military. Some also extend to family members.

Veterans Day Deals

AMC Theaters

AMC Stubs Members with a valid military I.D. can receive a free large popcorn all weekend long at participating theatres, from Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11. The offer is available to active-duty service members and veterans who purchase a military priced ticket using their AMC Stubs membership. Learn more here. 


Applebee's is offering veterans and active-duty military a complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu created just for them on Veterans Day. Participating Connecticut Applebee’s locations include Plainville, Mansfield, Torrington, Orange, Groton and Danbury. The offer is for dine-in only. Veterans and active-duty military simply show proof of military service. Get details here. 

California Pizza Kitchen

On Veterans Day, U.S. veterans and active U.S. military members with proof of service can feast on a complimentary meal from CPK’s Veterans Day menu at all participating California Pizza Kitchen locations nationwide. The deal is dine-in only. Learn more here. 


Chili’s is offering veterans and active military members a free Veterans Day meal. The deal is for dine-in only and from a limited menu. Get more information here. 

Christopher’s Salon 

Christopher’s Salon in Guilford is offering free haircuts to all current and former servicemen and women with Christopher, Tim and Alyssa from Tuesday, Nov. 12,through Friday, Nov. 15. Learn more here.

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Connecticut Science Center

On Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10, the Connecticut Science Center is offering free general admission for veterans and active duty military. Accompanying family will also receive 50 percent off their general admission. The Science Center is closed on Monday, Nov. 11. Get details here. 

Cracker Barrell

On Veterans Day, all U.S. Military veterans and active duty military can receive a complimentary Pumpkin Pie Latte or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. See details here. 


Cugino’s Restaurant in Farmington is inviting veterans to eat lunch for free on Tuesday, Nov. 12. 

Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms will honor veterans and active-duty service members with a valid military ID a free cup of coffee. There is a limit of one coffee per customer.


All active, inactive and military personnel who visit participating Denny's locations nationwide, on Veteran's Day, Monday, Nov. 11 from 5 a.m. to noon to enjoy a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam. The offer is valid for dine-in only with a valid military ID or DD 214. Get details here. 

Dunkin’ Donuts

On Monday, Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military can receive a free donut of their choice, with no purchase necessary. Details here. 

In addition to a free donut of their choice, the first 50 veterans and active military at participating Dunkin’ restaurants on Nov. 11 will also receive a thank you card written by members of the community from A Million Thanks.


Foxwoods is holding a Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. It starts at 11 a.m. Active military, veterans and first responders staying in November will receive an additional 5 percent off hotel rates. Get more details here. 


At Friendly’s Restaurants, all veterans and active military personnel can enjoy a free breakfast, lunch or dinner on Monday, Nov. 11. The offer is good with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card. The offer is valid for dine-in guests only at participating Friendly’s locations and is limited to one breakfast or lunch/dinner entrée per person. Get details here. 


All active-duty and retired military can stop into a participating Hooters location for a free meal on Monday, Nov. 11. Veterans who present a military ID or proof of service and purchase a beverage at any participating Hooters location nationwide will receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu. It is available for dine-in only. Get details here. 


From Thursday, Nov. 7 through Monday, Nov. 11, Kohl’s will double its Military Monday discount to 30 percent. Discounts are valid in-store when the customer shows a valid Military ID, Military Dependent ID or Veteran ID at the point of purchase.

Little Caesars

On Nov. 11, Little Caesars will give one $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo to each veteran or active member of the United States military who goes to a participating store between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and mentions the offer at the check-out counter and presents proof of service. Get more information here. 

Mystic Aquarium

United States military veterans and active-duty members who visit Mystic Aquarium between Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 17 will receive complimentary general admission with a valid U.S. military ID, Veteran’s Administration Card or form DD214. Family members receive a discounted admission rate of $10 off general admission when each person presents their U.S. military dependent ID at time of purchase. Get details here. 

On The Border

On Monday, Nov. 11, all active and retired members of the U.S. military can receive a free meal that includes two items served with rice and beans at On The Border. This Veterans Day special is available for dine-in only at participating On The Border locations. All U.S. military personnel must show valid military identification to receive the offer. Get details here. 

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse offers a 10 percent discount off their entire check for all servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters and first responders with a valid state or federal service ID. Get details here.

Red Lobster

Veterans, active duty military and reservists can visit participating Red Lobster locations for a free appetizer or dessert on Monday, Nov. 11. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem the offer. Get details here. 

Red Robin

Veterans and active duty are invited to enjoy a free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, Nov. 11. The deal is good for dine-in only. Proof of service required. More details here. 

Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub

Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub will offer a free entrée, with the purchase of any other entrée, to veterans and active duty military at all Ninety-Nine Restaurants in New England on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Veterans and active duty military can choose a free entrée from the ‘9 Real Size Entrees for $9.99’ Menu with the purchase of another entrée and with proof of service or a valid military ID. 

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is hosting its annual Veterans Powwow on Sat., Nov. 9. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the grand entry begins at noon.

Powwow admission for veterans and active-duty military with a valid ID plus one guest is free and includes a complimentary luncheon at 2 p.m. Get details here.

Texas Roadhouse

Veterans and active military can get free lunch at Texas Roadhouse on Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get details here. 

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