Deals and Discounts for Veterans Day

Free meals, haircuts and more for active and retired military members

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Saturday is Veterans Day -- a holiday created in 1919 to pay tribute to past and present veterans.

Businesses in D.C. and across the nation are offering special deals to honor active and retired military personnel for their service. See several of the deals below, and find even more here.

Agua 301

Active and retired military members can head to this waterfront Mexican restaurant in Navy Yard for half off their meals on Veterans Day.


Veterans and active-duty military members can get a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day, with proof of military service. Since 2008, Applebee's says they have served 8.3 million meals to veterans.

BLT Steak

Parties of one or two can get 50 percent off their checks; groups of three or more get 25 percent off. Available at several BLT Steak locations across the country. Military ID is required.

Bob Evans 

Veterans and active-duty military members can enjoy one free meal from a special menu all day long at Bob Evans. Proof of military service is required.

Buffalo Wild Wings 

Vets and military members can each get a free small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. Proof of military service is required.

California Pizza Kitchen 

Vets and military members can choose from a free pizza, full-size salad or pasta from a CPK special menu. You must show your military ID or other proof of service. Offer valid at participating locations, not including restaurants at airports, stadiums or universities.


Vets and military members can get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon Friday. Valid military ID is required.

Dunkin’ Donuts

On Nov. 11, Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free doughnut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary. 

Famous Dave's

Vets and military members can get a free two-meat combo, which includes a choice of one side and a cornbread muffin. Photo ID and proof of service required; can be U.S. Uniformed Services ID card, form DD-214 or current leave and earnings statement with photo ID.

Fogo De Chao 

Veterans and active-duty personnel get 50 percent off; up to three of their guests will get 10 percent off.

Great Clips

Veterans can receive either a free haircut on Nov. 11, or a card for a free haircut card to use in the future. Nonmilitary customers get a free haircut card to give to a veteran they know when they purchase a service on Nov. 11.

The Green Turtle 

Veterans and active-duty military members can enjoy a free meal from a special menu on Saturday, at all locations except BWI Airport.


All active duty and retired Veterans are invited to come in and enjoy Free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes Friday, Nov. 10.

Krispy Kreme 

Vets and active-duty military personnel can get a free doughnut and small coffee at Krispy Kreme on Saturday. No ID is required.

Maryland State Parks

In honor of Veterans Day, Gov. Larry Hogan extended a program to allow all veterans to enjoy Maryland's state parks without paying an admission fee.

National Park Service

All national parks that normally charge an entrance fee will be open free of charge to everyone on Nov. 11 and 12. 

Olive Garden

Olive Garden restaurants will offer a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans on Nov. 11. The special menu features six of Olive Garden's most popular items, and meals come with unlimited soup and salad as well as breadsticks. Dine-in only.

On The Border  

Vets and military members can receive a free lunch combo meal of their choice all day on Veterans Day. Military ID or proof of service required.

Red Lobster 

Veterans, active-duty military members and reservists can enjoy a free appetizer or dessert from Red Lobster's Veterans Day menu on Nov. 10 and 11. Valid military ID required.


Silver, an American eatery, reported that they will be donating 10 percent of their sales between 9 a.m. to close on Friday to Walter Reed Hospital.


Target is offering a 10 percent discount to military members from Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Nov. 11. 

Under Armour

Under Armour now offers a 10 percent military discount off the entire purchase for active duty, retirees, veterans, military spouses, military family members, as well as a 10 percent first responder discount for active police, fire, and EMT customers. 

White Castle 

Veterans can receive a free combo or breakfast meal. Dine-in only. 

World of Beer 

Veterans and current service members can get a free select draft beer (where legal) or $5 off their checks. VA card or military ID required.

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