Veterans Day 2022 Free Meals, Discounts And Offers

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11. Here are some courtesy discounts, meals or other ways businesses and organizations want to give back to Veterans. Verify with the organization offering.

Get a free coffee or Big Gulp on Veterans Day. Download the 7-Eleven app and sign in or register. Located islandwide

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free 12-inch cheese pizza on Veterans Day. Located Wantagh, Woodbury, Commack, Bohemia

Veterans and active-duty military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day. Proof of service required. Located islandwide

B & B’s for Vets
B&Bs for Vets are offering one free room night on Nov. 10 and 11. Preference will be given to “first timer” Veterans and active-duty personnel; those who have not participated in the program in the past will be given preference. Located nationally

Bed Bath & Beyond
For active-duty U.S. military, Vets and Spouses, Bed Bath and Beyond is offering 25 percent off any in-store purchase on Nov. 11. Call or visit your nearest location for details. Located islandwide

BJ’s Restaurant
On Veterans Day, all service members can enjoy a complimentary entrée up to $14.95, plus a free Dr. Pepper by presenting a military ID or proof of service. Located Valley Stream

Buffalo Wild Wings
All day on Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military who dine in or call for takeout at their local B-Dubs can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only. Located islandwide

California Pizza Kitchen
Veterans and active-duty military with a valid ID can grab a free meal and non-alcoholic drink from a pre-selected menu at California Pizza Kitchen for dine-in or takeout. California Pizza Kitchen will be donating 20 percent of all sales from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10 to Disabled American Veterans. Located Huntington Station

Charleys Philly Steaks

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Charleys is offering Free Gourmet Fries in-store with no purchase necessary to all Veterans and Active Military on Nov. 11, 2022. In addition, Charleys’ locations on military bases are offering free gourmet fries with the purchase of a cheesesteak and drink for all customers – guests can visit their store for more details. Charley’s has a robust commitment to veterans, operating many AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) locations and offering opportunities for veteran franchisees. Located islandwide

Some participating Chick-fil-A locations may offer specials or discounts. Check your local Chick-fil-A to confirm. Located islandwide

Chili’s Grill & Bar
All Veterans and active-duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day. Located islandwide

On Nov. 11, Denny’s will be offering any Veterans or active-duty military with a valid ID a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon. Located North Babylon

Duck Donuts
All Veterans and active-duty service members with IDs can get a free doughnut on Veterans Day at participating Duck Donuts locations. Located Garden City Park and Hauppauge

Dunkin’ Donuts
On Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary. Located islandwide

Famous Dave’s
On Veterans Day, all former and current military personnel will receive a free Georgia-chopped pork sandwich plus a side. Dine-in or to go.

Fogo de Chão
Veterans receive 50 percent off, and their guests (up to three) receive 10 percent off on Veterans Day. Located Huntington and Carle Place

Friendly’s is treating Veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free all-American meal for lunch or dinner, which consists of the all-American burger, served with a side of fries and a drink on Veterans Day.

On Friday, Nov. 11, all 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 a special Hooters Veterans Day Menu (available for dine-in only). Located Farmingdale

Receive a free entrée from a select menu on Veterans Day with proof of Veteran status or active service in the military. Located Farmingdale

Hurricane Grill & Wings
All Veterans and active-duty military receive a complimentary entrée on Veterans Day at participating locations. Located Syosset, Lindenhurst, Hauppauge, Port Jefferson, Manorville

Veterans and active-duty military can get free Red, White and Blueberry pancakes at any IHOP on Nov. 11. This offer is only valid if you dine in with proof of service. Islandwide

Enjoy a free meal at Ikea on Veterans Day. Military ID required. Located Hicksville

Little Caesars
On Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military can get a free Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Caesars. Only select Little Caesars are participating, so make sure you call ahead to your local one before you head over. Located islandwide

Melting Pot
Veterans eat for free on Veterans Day at select Melting Pot locations with the purchase of regular-priced four-course meals. Veterans must show military IDs.  Located Farmingdale

Morton’s The Steakhouse
All current and former military members enjoy 20 percent off on Veterans Day. Valid for parties up to four. Must show valid ID. Located Great Neck

National Parks
All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to all visitors on Veterans Day. Nationwide; Local: Sagamore Hill

Olive Garden
This Veterans Day, Olive Garden is offering Veterans and active-duty service members a free entrée from a special menu. All entrees include Olive Garden’s famous breadsticks and choice of soup or salad. Located Centereach, Bay Shore, Westbury, Valley Stream

On The Border
This Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military will receive a free pick-two combo meal. Hicksville and Holtsville

Outback Steakhouse
This Veterans Day, all military Veterans and active service members can enjoy a free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola. Located islandwide

Veterans and active-duty military get a free double classic smash on Veterans Day. Located New Hyde Park, Port Washington, Hicksville, Wantagh and Lindenhurst 

Smokey Bones
Free desserts on Veterans Day, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. for active-duty members and Veterans. Located in Ronkonkoma

Smoothie King
Free 20-ounce smoothie with a military ID on Veterans Day. Located islandwide

On Veterans Day, active-duty service members, Reservists, Veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee. Located islandwide

Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off the guest’s full basket. To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online. Located islandwide

First six ounces are free for Veterans and active military on Veterans Day. Located Bellmore, Plainview, East Northport, Garden City, Lynbrook

Texas de Brazil
Veterans receive 25 percent off dinner from Nov. 9 to 12. Located in Lake Grove

Texas Roadhouse
On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans can drive into the parking lot of their closest Texas Roadhouse and pick up a meal voucher with a valid military ID or proof of service.

Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill
On Veterans Day, all past and present military members get a free entrée or individual pizza with the purchase of a second of equal or greater value. Located in Astoria, Queens

Military, Veterans and their families receive 20 percent off eligible, regular-price purchases in-store when using myWalgreens membership. Located islandwide

Wendy’s is offering a free small breakfast combo with a valid military ID on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary. Located islandwide

White Castle
White Castle is offering several free meal options for Veterans Day for those with a military or Veterans ID, including a Free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combos. Located islandwide

—Compiled by Christy Hinko

Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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