Veterans Day Freebies Throughout Indiana & Midwest

Veterans Day Freebies

Updated 11/11/2022

Below you’ll find a quick list of national and local (to Indiana) Veterans Day Freebies. Please share with your friends and family, and remember to thank all who have served!

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Please check with your location to see if they are participating, and note that some locations may require some military or veteran ID.

Veterans Day Freebies Available on November 10th & beyond

Fazoli’s – free regular spaghetti with either meat or marinara sauce, available 11/10 & 11/11

Golden Corral – free “thank you” meal on 11/14 from 5 pm to close active duty and retired military, dine-in only.

Veterans Day Freebies Available on November 11th

7-11 – free coffee or Big Gulp

Applebees – A free meal from a special menu.

Bar Louie – free craft burger of your choice to all active or retired military, dine-in only

BJ’s Restaurant – A free entree from a select menu, plus a free Dr. Pepper for dine-in only.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels – free Jumbo Soft Pretzel

Bibibop Asian Grill – free bowl in-store

Bob Evans – free meals from a menu of seven homestyle favorites, dine-in only (beverage not included).

Buffalo Wild Wings – free order of 10 boneless wings and fries

California Pizza Kitchen – free a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage + choice of one entrée from our Prix fixed menu.

Casey’s – free small coffee AND carwash

Chicken Salad Chick – free Chick Special and regular drink (includes any scoop, sandwich, plus 1 scoop, side item, or cup of soup and regular fountain drink)

Chick-fil-A – free meal, select local locations

Chili’s Bar & Grill – free meal from a special menu, dine-in only.

Cici’s Pizza – free adult buffet

City Barbeque – a free sandwich platter, includes two sides and a regular drink.

Cracker Barrel – a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake, with purchase, in-store and online with promo code VETSDAY21.

Denny’s – free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m., dine-in only.

Dickey’s BBQ Pit – free Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich. Valid In-store, and Online/App for Carryout, with Code VETFREE.

Dunkin Donuts – free doughnut of choice

Famous Dave’s – free Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich and side. Dine-in or To-Go (use promo code VETERAN at checkout)

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – on Veteran’s Day let the cashier know you are current or former military for a free combo meal comp card to use anytime between Nov. 11 – Nov. 30

GetGo – free coffee EVERY DAY (not just Veterans Day!) Offer is extended to EMS, firemen, and police.

Great Clips – receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card that can be redeemed for a free haircut from November 12 through December 10, 2021

IHOP – Free Red, White, and Blue pancakes from 7 am to 7 pm, dine-in only.

IKEA Fishers – one free entrée (max value $8.99) in the IKEA Restaurant, Fishers

Krispy Kreme – free doughnut of choice and a small hot or iced coffee

Little Caesar’s – free from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., receive free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo — four slices of pizza and a 20-ounce drink

Logan’s Roadhouse – eat free from 3 to 6 p.m

Macaroni Grill – Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti for all veterans and active military

McDonald’s– free breakfast or lunch sandwich, varies per location

Max & Erma’s – free Best Cheeseburger in America with endless fries, fountain drink, and a chocolate chip cookie

Mission BBQ – free sandwich for veterans

O’Charleys – free entree all-day, dine-in only

Olive Garden – free entree from a special menu, dine-in only

Outback Steakhouse – free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola

Park Restaurant (New Castle) – free meal (2021)

Red Lobster – a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, Fries, and Coleslaw, featuring six hand-breaded, butterflied, and lightly fried shrimp, served with cocktail sauce, as well as crispy French Fries and Coleslaw, free appetizer or dessert, dine-in or to-go between 11 am – 4 pm.

Red Robin – When Veterans and Active Military register for Red Robin Royalty by November 1st, you’ll get a Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries added to your account – redeemable one-time, Monday 11/1 – Sunday 11/14 for Dine-In or To-Go.

Shoney’s – All You Care To Eat, freshly-prepared breakfast bar for military from open – 11 am

Smoothie King – free, 20 oz smoothie of their choosing at select locations.

SportClips – free haircuts

Starbucks – free tall, hot brewed coffee for veterans, active service members, and their spouses.

TCBY – free first 6 oz of frozen yogurt

Texas Roadhouse – pick up meal vouchers to redeem for one of 10 entrees, two sides, and a non-alcoholic beverage of their choice (soda, iced tea, or coffee). Restaurant staff will hand out the vouchers in a drive-thru event set up in the restaurant’s parking lots on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vouchers remain valid until May 23, 2023.

Wendy’s – free small breakfast combo, any size, with a valid military ID from 6:30 am – 10:30 am. No purchase necessary

White Castle – free Combo Meal (#1-#6) or a free Breakfast Combo Meal

Local Indiana Area Veterans Day Freebies

1982 Pubhouse (Anderson) – 1925 PubHouse Sandwich or Burger when Dining-In from 11 am to 4 pm

Arni’s (Lafayette) – free entree up to $10, dine-in only

Bizy Dips Bakery & Coffee Shop (Dunkirk & Portland) – free any size, any drink on 11/11

Black Wax Cafe (Kokomo) – free coffee for Veterans on 11/11

Bru Burger Bar – a complimentary dine-in meal (reservations are recommended)

Cafe-Royal Coffee House (New Castle) -free small cup of coffee to Veterans with with military ID

Chicory Cafe (South Bend) – free meal, valid all day. Offer good at Taphouse on the Edge, Chicory Cafe South Bend, and Chicory Cafe Mishawaka.
**No carryout please

Crew Carwash – free basic car wash at Indiana locations on 11/11

Drake’s Keystone – a free complimentary meal from 11 am to 4 pm.

Indianapolis Zoo – all current and former members of the military are admitted free on Veterans Day

Honeysuckle Hill Bee-stro (Brazil) – Veterans eat free at the Bee-stro on 11/11

Jack’s Donuts – free 12 oz. coffee and a doughnut at select locations (locations that have advertised this for 2022: Anderson, Connersville, Greenfield, Richmond

Joella’s Hot Chicken – a free meal consisting of two Jumbo Tenders, a made-from-scratch Southern side, a Dippin’ sauce, and a drink.

Kolache Factory – free breakfast of one free kolache (and kind) and one cup of any sized brewed coffee from 6 am – 2 pm

Legends Southside Bar (Richmond) – free Legends Burger or 6″ pizza with fountain drink (2021)

Little Bear Coffee (Terre Haute) – free 16oz Drip Coffee, Donut, and sticker from Whiskey Did It Vinyl while supplies last for Veterans from 9 am to 2 pm

Mike’s Carwash — free basic carwash on Veterans Day

Monteith’s Best-One Tire & Auto Care – free full synthetic oil change to active or retired service members with military ID.*  Appointments are limited and will be scheduled as a first come, first served basis at any of our Monteith’s Best-One locations in Elkhart, Marshall and Kosciusko counties on 11/11

My Sugar Pie (Zionsville) – free slice of pie for veterans with military ID

Nedderman’s Sirloin Tips & Steak Place (Mishawaka) – free Regular Steak Dinner to Veterans all day Friday, 11am-8pm

Nickel Plate Express (Noblesville) – free caboose train rides for the family on 11/11

Red Apple Cafe (Muncie) – free meal from 7 am to 4 pm, dine-in only

Ruthmere Museum (Elkhart) – free admission for Veterans from 10 am to 4 pm

The Caffeinery (Muncie) – free drip coffee all day, 11/11

The Edge (Anderson) – a complimentary meal and receive a gift bag as long as they last from 11 am – 8 pm (2021)

The Pretty Cakery (Nappanee) – free coffee or latte of your choice, with a delicious chocolate chip cookie with military I.D.

Titus Bakery (Westfield) – free cup of coffee

Other freebies for Veterans

Akron Zoo – free admission to all veterans Wednesday through Sunday

Indiana State Parks – free entrance for all veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veteran’s Day

National Parks – free lifetime access to all National Parks

Pro Football Hall of Fame, (Canton, OH) – free admission for all veterans and active-duty military personnel + one guest on 11/11

The Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, OH) – honors all military veterans by welcoming the entire community to enjoy free admission all day from 11 am to 5 pm

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