To honor our military veterans, many national chains have free meals and deals for veterans… see the local and national list below.
The deals featured at the top are specifically for Veterans in Denver Colorado.
Colorado Local Free Meals & Deals for Vets:
Concepts Restaurants launched its Veteran’s Day promotion last year, serving an estimated 350 of the nation’s active, reserve and retired military a free meal. Stop by any of its restaurants in Denver, including:
Rialto Cafe — (303) 893-2233
934 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80202
1700 Homboldt St., Denver, CO 80218
Ignite: Burgers and Bar — (303) 296-2600
2124 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Table Mountain Grill — (303) 277-9898
1310 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
10005 Commons St #200, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Stout Street Social — (303) 214-9100
1400 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202
Blue Island Oyster Bar — (303) 333-2462
2124 E. 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
License No.1 — (303) 442-0486
2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Vets need only show their military ID or wear their uniform to receive their free meal and non-alcoholic drink.
Discounts for Veteran’s Day at Tamayo, Zengo & La Biblioteca
Tamayo (14th and Larimer), La Biblioteca (1610 Little Raven) and Zengo (next to La Biblioteca) are offering a 50 percent discount to all veterans and current military men and women on Veteran’s Day (Wednesday, November 11th). Find more information at www.richardsandoval.com.
Heading to Boulder? Spruce Farm & Fish at 2115 13th Street, Boulder, CO invites all vets and active military to come and have a meal, as Spruce’s guest, as a way of saying thanks for your service and giving something back to the individuals who risk their lives to protect this country. Show your active or retired military ID or wear your uniform to receive your free meal and non-alcoholic drink.
Krispy Kreme is offering all veterans and active duty military personnel one free doughnut of any variety and one free small coffee on Tuesday. Military I.D. is not required. Krispy Kreme is also offering a 10 percent military discount throughout the year at its Colorado locations in Lone Tree and Thornton.
Bennetts BBQ is offering a free BBQ platter to veterans with valid ID on Monday AND Tuesday at all of its Denver Metro locations.
The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk Tuesday, November 11: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
We salute you Veterans! As our way of saying thanks to our nation’s veterans, The Lodge will offer a free meal at Seasons Buffet on November 11th to all active and retired military.
Valid ID required.
Other freebies and deals for veterans
Broadmoor Resort – Colorado Springs, CO
From Nov. 1st, 2015, through Feb. 29th, 2016, Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a discounted stay at Broadmoor Resort, which includes 2 nights’ accommodations, 20% off of golf fees in November, OR complimentary golf during December, January, and February, and a $50 resort credit. Rates will start at $105 per person, and are based on double occupancy.
Military Getaway Package at Snow Mountain Ranch
Twin Peaks – Denver, CO
Offering a free menu item for Veterans and active duty military from their annual Veterans Day menu on Wednesday 11/11/15. Present valid military ID to receive offer.
To honor our service men and women this Veterans Day, the Dumb Friends League is waiving the adoption fee on all pets for military members on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
As a salute to America’s armed forces, the Dumb Friends League says its Veterans Day adoption special is its way of giving back to those who have served and continue to serve our country.
“It’s a simple way for us to show our appreciation,” said Kristin Elliott, customer care manager for the Dumb Friends League. “Our veterans are already heroes to this country, and now they can be a hero to a homeless pet in need.”
All cat and dog adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip identification implant and a free office visit with a participating veterinarian. The standard adoption screening process still applies during all waived-fee promotions.
RTD-Denver says all active duty members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves ride buses and light rail for free on Nov. 11. To ride free, active duty military personnel must either wear the appropriate Class A or Class B uniforms at the time of boarding or present to the driver or fare inspector an active duty military ID card with the words “Geneva Convention Identification Card” on the bottom.
Everyone gets free admission to Rocky Mountain National Park and national parks across the country on Nov. 11.
Veterans get free admission on Nov. 11 at Colorado’s state parks. You will need to show military ID, discharge papers or other proof of service at the park gate. All other passengers in the vehicle will also be admitted free.
The Denver Zoo is offering free admission for military veterans and active military on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Visitors must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification.
The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs in conjunction with the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation will conduct a Veterans Day Tribute on Tuesday, Nov. 11, beginning 11 a.m. at the DC Veterans Monument Plaza located at the corner of Wilcox and Fourth streets in Downtown Castle Rock. The program will feature a special remembrance and will honor all veterans – past and present. More info here crgov.com.
Pride Auto Care with locations in Centennial, Littleton and Parker offer a 10% discount for vets anytime/year-round.
Several Jiffy Lube locations in greater Denver area are offering active and retired members a free Value Oil Change Plus (up to five quarts of conventional motor oil) on Tuesday. However, each location is independently operated so please call your local service center to confirm that they are participating in the Veterans Day oil change program.
Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning of Parker and Castle Rock would like to offer a 20% discount on all services to veterans, all school employees, fire and police employees, all hospital employees, all government and city employees and first responders. We truly appreciate your service to our community. Offer is valid to any family member that served in these capacities at any time in history. Offer good for the entire month of November. Call Steve @ 720-290-7473
On 11/11/15 , Parker Panache will donate 11% of sales to our Vets. A great way for you to get some shopping done and give back to those who defend & protect our freedom!
National Restaurant Chains offering free meals for Veterans on Veterans Day.
Each Veterans Day many businesses large and small seek to give back a portion of their profits by offering free meals, deals and other freebies to our active duty and retired veterans. We have tried to find them all for 2015 and put them in the list below to thank you for your service. Veterans Day is always November 11th, it isn’t dependent on the day of the week.
This Veterans Day, Outback Steakhouse is again honoring all active and retired military members with a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Beverage by showing a valid military ID at participating restaurants on Nov. 11. To show continued support for our troops beyond Veterans Day, Outback is also offering all Military Mates, including active or retired military members and their families,15% off their check from Nov. 12 – Dec. 31.
Plus, for the first time ever, Outback is honoring those who are currently serving our country by offering a Veterans Day Rain Check to deployed service men and women. By registering at Outback.com/Military
Free admission to Rocky Mountain National Park and national parks across the country on Nov. 11, 2016 for everyone, not just veterans.
At participating Applebee’s, Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu for Veteran’s Day. Provide proof of service required.
On Veterans Day 11-11-15, Veterans and active military personnel will receive a choice of free select breakfast menu items (stack of hotcakes, Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast, Sunrise Breakfast, Country Biscuit Breakfast, Mini Sampler Breakfast) at its restaurants. All these honored servicemen and women need do is show proof of service, including U.S. Uniformed Services (current or retired) Identification Card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), or a Veterans’ organization card (American Legion or VFW, for example). Guests wearing a military uniform on Veterans Day also are eligible.
All former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) from 4pm – close on Nov. 11, 2015, at all participating Bonanza Steakhouses. Contact your local Bonanza for more details.
California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2015. Choose a pizza, full-size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service. Find a location near you.
Carrabba’s Free Appetizer
All active and retired veterans receive a free appetizer at participating locations on Monday, November 9th through Sunday, November 15th.
Chili’s – Free meal, Nov. 11 2015. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.
One free half pound sandwich platter will be given to each veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders on 11-11-2015. At participating locations only.
Cotton Patch Free Meal
Free meals to veterans of Veterans Day. Choice between a chicken fried steak or chicken fried sandwich.
Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes
On Wednesday, November 11th, all active, inactive and retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast.
FATZ Cafe salutes our Veterans and Active Military with a free entrée on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11 from 11 AM to close present your Military ID and enjoy a free world famous Calabash Chicken meal.
Friendly’s- To honor those who have served our country and protected our freedom, Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
For veterans preferring to dine at Friendly’s for lunch or dinner, the restaurant is showing their appreciation with a complimentary All American Burger with fries and a beverage (soda, iced tea or hot beverage). Friendly’s All American Burger features a fresh Big Beef burger patty topped with sliced tomato, crisp lettuce, red onion and a dash of mayo on a buttery brioche roll.
Friendly’s takes pride in giving back to the community and recognizing the men and women who diligently serve our country. This Veteran’s Day, Friendly’s says, “thank you,” with a bountiful, mouth-watering meal…no wallets needed! Offer is valid for dine-in guests only at all Friendly’s locations and is limited to one breakfast or lunch/dinner entrée per person.
Fox & Hound and Bailey’s Sports Grille, Nov. 11, 2015. Free Sandwich or Entree (up to $10) for active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service. Dine-in only and at only at participating locations. Locations.
On Wednesday November 11, 2015, Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.
Green Mill Restaurant and Bar
Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free lunch or dinner dine-in meal at participating locations on Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Must show proof of service, and beverages and gratuity are not included in free meal.
Grub Burger Bar
Veterans, Retired Military, and Active Duty members with a military ID will receive 50% off of their meal, plus a free Caramel Apple shake for Veterans day this year on Wed. 11/11/2015.
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House Free Meal
Hoss’s is serving up their “American Value” meals absolutely free for veterans on Wed., Nov. 11th, from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. Valid I.D. is required.
Free Crazy $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch combo from 11am-2pm at participating Little Caesars Pizza locations for US Veterans and Active Military on 11.11.2015. Must present a valid military ID.
Longhorn Steakhouse Free App
Receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and a non-alcoholic beverage on Nov. 11. Includes veterans and current service members.
Max & Erma’s Free Cheeseburger Combo Meal with Dessert
On Veterans Day, participating Max & Erma’s locations are celebrating veterans and active military personnel with a free three course combo.
Veterans and active-duty military will get a free sandwich and cake (while supplies last)on Veterans Day 11/11/15.
O’Charley’s Free Meal
On Monday, November 9th, all veterans and all active-duty military personnel will have their choice of one of nine meals on the O’Charley’s “$9.99er” menu. Options include O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Cowboy Sirloin, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie and Santa Fe Tilapia, among others.
Olive Garden Free Meal
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 all veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal including entrees, freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad.
On The Border Free Entree
This Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE meal at OTB’s on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, ’15. The meal is from the”Create Your Own Combo menu,” which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” menu (valued up to $10.79).
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
All veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive one free cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces, on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11th, 2015. To claim the offer, customers should provide proof of military service, such as a military ID card, uniform photo, honors, badges, or come dressed in their military uniform.
Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage
All active, retired military and veterans get a Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. There is also a military discount of 15% off the total check from November 12th thru December 31st, 2015, valid for military members and their families.
PDQ Fresh Tenders
Free 3 piece Tenders or Sandwich for all veterans or active duty military with ID or in uniform.
From 4pm-close, all former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) from participating Ponderosa locations on 11/11/2015. Contact your local Ponderosa for more details.
Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich from 4 PM to close on 11/11/15.
Red Lobster – Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015. Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts. Find a location near you
Rock & Brews
Veterans and active-duty members receive a FREE Pulled Pork Sandwich and side on November 11th. Dine in only, military or veteran ID required.
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill, Nov. 11, 2015. Free garlic cheese bread or hummus with grilled herb flatbread for active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service. Dine-in only and at only at participating locations.Locations.
Sheetz, Nov. 11, 2015. Free lunch at participating locations. Free car wash also available at participating locations, Proof of service required. Locations.
Shoney’s, Nov. 11, 2015. Free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty servicemembers. Dine-in only, Proof of Service required. Shoney’s also offers a 15% everyday hometown heroes discount (military, fire, Police, EMT).Locations.
Spaghetti Warehouse Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal
From Monday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015, Spaghetti Warehouse is honoring veterans with a special “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer and is encouraging its guests to “invite a veteran to lunch or dinner.” This coupon will be available on the Spaghetti Warehouse website on Nov. 3, and can be printed or presented by mobile phone.
Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify times and locations. Find locations.
Veterans and active-duty military eat free on Veterans Day.
Select locations offer a free menu item for Veterans and active duty military from their annual Veterans Day menu on Wednesday 11/11/15. Present valid military ID to receive offer.
Village Inn, Nov. 11, 2015. Free breakfast any time of day (choice of buttermilk pancakes, French toast, or a Belgian waffle). Wednesday is also Free Pie day, and veterans will be able to receive a free slice of pie. Veterans who visit on Veterans Day will also receive a “Thank You for Your Service Card” valid for 20% off their total bill on their next visit. Participating locations only. Please call ahead. Locations.
54th Street Grill, Nov. 11, 2015. Free meal, up to $12 value, valid for current and former service members. Proof of service required. Locations.
One FREE Chili Dog and small Pepsi for all Veterans and Active Duty with a valid military ID, or for those wearing their military uniform, on Wednesday 11-11-2015.
Lowe’s offers a 10 percent on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day to all veterans who served honorably and present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service. Lowe’s also offers a military discount of 10 percent every day to men and women who are currently in the Armed Services and to honor Retired Veterans and VA Recipients who have a valid military ID Card, VA card or Veteran Identification Card (VIC).
Sleep Number beds has a deal for Veterans as well, see details here.
We want to thank our veterans, active duty and retired military for their service and wish you a happy Veterans Day.
Subway contacts us every year to make sure we know they do NOT offer a Veterans Day special. So don’t go there on Veterans Day.
Sources: 9News, 31 Fox, Facebook, Military Wallet
We want to thank our veterans, active duty and retired military for their service and wish you a happy Veterans Day and hope you take advantage of as many of these deals and freebies as you can.