Veterans Day deals: Food and entertainment discounts, freebies on Nov. 11

Veterans, active military personnel need to bring valid ID to qualify

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Veterans Day is approaching and your favorite restaurants and entertainment spots are offering discounts and freebies for former and active military members.

Make sure to have your ID ready to claim offers on Nov. 11.



  • Arcade Monsters offering 50% for all military members on Nov. 11.
  • Central Florida Zoo is giving all active duty and retired military personnel free entry with a paid single-day admission ticket on Nov. 11
  • Crayola Experience offers $3 off tickets for military and their family members.
  • Daytona Lagoon is offering active and retired military a free all-day play pass from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.
  • Gatorland will be offering free admission for the month of November for all military personnel and 20% off for up to four family members.
  • Harry P. Leu Gardens is giving free admission to all veterans and current military members.
  • ICON Park will be giving veterans a free ride on The Wheel throughout November.
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will let in both former and current service members for free from Nov. 11-14.
  • Legoland Florida sells tickets to veterans at “deeply discounted” rates that include a second day free if bought from an ITT office.
  • Orlando Science Center says veterans and active military personnel can get in free and their attending family gets 50% off during the first two weeks of November.
  • SeaWorld Orlando will grant former military personnel and up to three guests a 50% discount on one-day tickets, redeemable until Dec. 19 as part of its Waves of Honor program.
  • Universal Orlando offers a variety of ticket options and vacation packages at reduced cost for both former and active duty service members.
  • Walt Disney World has deals for both former and active duty service members on up to six multi-day promotional ticket packages, offered until Dec. 17, 2021.

Food & Drinks

  • 4Rivers Smokehouse will give veterans a free sandwich and two classic sides on Nov. 11. Online ordering is excluded.
  • American Social is offering 50% off checks to veterans and their families all day Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Applebee’s offers a full-size entrée from an exclusive menu and a $5 voucher.
  • Barbecue at Home is taking 15% off all orders for veterans when using the VETERAN15 code from Nov. 11 to Dec. 31.
  • Bar Louie will be serving free craft burgers or a flatbread of choice.
  • BJ’s Restaurant will be offering a free entrée up to $14.95 and a free Dr. Pepper.
  • Bob Evans Restaurants will be offering a free, farm-fresh dish for veterans.
  • California Pizza Kitchen will be giving a free course from a special Veterans Day menu that includes pizza, salads or pasta.
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar will be serving complimentary meals from a select menu.
  • Chevys Fresh Mex is offering a free three-item combination plate.
  • Cicis will offer a free adult buffet to all veterans and active-duty military personnel.
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is offering a free slice of double fudge Coca-Cola cake.
  • Denny’s will be offering a free build-your-own grand slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering free pulled pork sandwiches to all veterans who use the offer code VETFREE in-store or for carry-out. The chain is also offering veterans 15% off all orders from Nov. 11 to Dec. 31 with the code VETERAN15.
  • Duffy’s Sports Grill will give free meals to veterans.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts will be giving a free donut.
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels offers free hot or iced medium coffee.
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers offers a free double combo meal card, which can be redeemed from Nov. 11-30.
  • Hooters will be giving a free entrée from a select menu with a purchase of a beverage.
  • IHOP offers free red, white and blue pancakes.
  • Insomnia Cookies is serving up a free six-pack with any purchase.
  • Joella’s Hot Chicken is offering a complimentary meal, consisting of two fried of grilled tenders, a southern side, dipping sauce and a drink, to veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11.
  • Little Caesars Pizza will be offering a free lunch combo that includes four slices of Detroit-style deep pizza and a 20-oz. Pepsi product.
  • Metro Diner is giving a 50% discount to all veterans.
  • Miller’s Ale House is giving veterans 50% off their entrée of choice.
  • On The Border is offering a free Pick 2 Combo on Veterans Day.
  • Red Lobster will be offering a free appetizer or dessert from a select Veterans Day menu.
  • Rock Bottom Brewery is giving a 10% discount on Veterans Day.
  • SmashBurger will be offering a free double classic smash.
  • Smokey Bones will be giving a free meal from a select menu, dine-in only.
  • Sonny’s BBQ will be catering an event with live music and BBQ; veterans eat free at 641 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland.
  • Starbucks will offer a free tall hot brewed coffee for military service members and spouses.
  • Texas Roadhouse says thank you to veterans and active military personnel by distributing meal vouchers in its parking lot on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vouchers can then be redeemed for one of 10 entrees, the company said.
  • The Coop is giving veterans a free meal which includes two chicken tenders, two sides and a fountain drink on Nov. 11.
  • Tijuana Flats will be giving 50% discounts on all adult entrees.
  • Wawa will be giving a free cup of coffee.
  • Winn-Dixie will be offering an 11% discount to all veterans on qualifying purchases.
  • Zaxby’s will be giving free boneless wings at participating locations.

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