Veterans Day is coming up on Saturday, November 11th. Please thank a Veteran for their dedication to protecting our freedom. Veterans will be fed well this Veterans Day in Michigan.

A number of different restaurants offer free meals to United States Veterans. One of the first restaurants I can remember doing this was Applebee's. I used to serve tables on Veterans Day at local Applebee's throughout Mid Michigan. It felt good to serve those that have served me and my family. Applebee's continues the tradition.

Lots of restaurants will offer free meals to Veterans. Please make sure that you have your proper ID when you visit these locations. is in the know and they share what Veterans can look forward to.

16 Restaurants Offering Free Meals In Michigan For Veterans



On November 11, active-duty military, Veterans, reserves and National Guard that dine in-restaurant get a complimentary full-size entrée from a special menu. They will also receive a $5 Bounce Back Card to redeem for dine-in, To Go, or delivery within a three-week redemption window.

Biggby Coffee

Veterans and active-duty service members receive a free 24oz brewed coffee on November 11.

Bob Evans

Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Dine-in only.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Veterans and active-duty service members get a free order of 10 Boneless Wings and Fries on November 11 with valid ID. Only available for dine-in. Buffalo Wild Wings GO locations will be included for walk-in/order at the counter only.


On November 11, Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary dine-in appetizer or dessert paired with a soft beverage with show of ID.


Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11 with proof of service. Available for in-restaurant only.

Dave & Buster's

Veterans get a free entree (up to $20) and a free $10 Power Card with a valid Veterans ID card on November 11.


Veterans and active-duty military get free Red, White, & Blueberry Pancakes or Pancake Combo on November 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dine-in only, at participating restaurants.

Logan's Roadhouse

Veterans and active-duty military personnel get a free meal with a valid ID from a special menu at participating locations on November 11. This offer is available for dine-in only from 11 am – 3 pm.

Old Chicago

Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary lunch entree from an exclusive menu on November 11.

Outback Steakhouse

Active-duty military and Veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage with the purchase of an adult entree in-restaurant on November 11.

Pilot Flying J

Service members and their families get a free meal at participating locations November 10 to 12 through a special offer in the app.

Red Lobster

Veterans, active-duty military and reservists get free printed meal vouchers for Veterans Shrimp & Chips from 11:00am to 4:00pm local time on November 11. Guests need to show a valid military ID or proof of service. The voucher can be redeemed beginning November 13 through December 10 for dine-in only.

Red Robin

Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary Red's Big Tavern Burger on November 11 with valid ID. Dine-in only, not valid for online or to-go orders. The free meal also comes with an endless side of steak fries.

Smokey Bones

Active duty and retired military personnel get a free Create Your Own Combo on November 11. The offer is valid for dine-in only with a valid military ID.


Starbucks is honoring those who have served with a free tall (12-ounce) hot or cold brewed coffee for Veterans, military service members and military spouses who visit participating U.S. stores on November 11.

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