Restaurants all over Orange County are hosting Veterans Day dining deals to honor America’s military on Thursday, November 11.
We recommend calling or checking out the website as some locations may not participate.
Most of the offers below are for veterans and active duty military. Most are good on Veterans Day only, and most of them require valid identification.
Veterans Day dining deals
List is organized by location in alphabetical order.
Applebee’s: Free full-size entree from an exclusive menu created just for them. Veterans will also receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine in, to go or delivery within three weeks.
Benihana: Complimentary appetizer. Dine in only. Reservation recommended. All active, retired military and veterans.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Free entree from Limited Veterans Day Menu plus a free Dr. Pepper. Dine-in only. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Must present Military ID or other proof of service.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Veterans offered a discount price on the All-American Steak Plate for $11.99. (Regularly offered at $23.99) Deal available from 3pm-9pm. Dining in or take out. Need proof military ID or military service.
California Pizza Kitchen: All veterans and active military can enjoy a free entrée and beverage on us!
Chili’s Grill & Bar: Choice from seven free entrees, including bacon burgers and grilled chicken. Available for in-restaurant only. Does not include beverages or gratuity.
Denny’s: FREE Build Your Own Grand Slams to all military personnel and veterans with valid military ID or DD214 from 5am – Noon. dine-in only.
Dunkin’: One free doughnut of choice, in-store only but no purchase necessary.
El Torito: Complimentary taco plate, enchilada plate or Mexican combo plate.
Farmer Boys: One free Big Cheese burger at participating locations, in-store only.
Juice It Up!: Free 20-ounce Classic Smoothie.
Little Caesars: Free lunch combo with Detroit-style pepperoni pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi beverage between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que: Free Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwich and one side! For phone take out orders and dine in. Must show proof of service.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Free 6-ounce serving at participating stores.
Porto’s Cafe and Bakery: A complimentary box of pastries while supplies last.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert. Dine in only.
Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger. Available for dine-in or to go starting November 1st. Must register for Red Robin’s Royalty Program for one time offer. Valid any day November 1-14.
Tutto Fresco – Free appetizer or dessert
Weinerschnitzel: Free chili dog, small fries and small Pepsi. Bring your military ID or wear your uniform.
Wendy’s: Get a free breakfast combo during breakfast hours with military ID or Veterans Advantage Card.
Veterans Day printable in Spanish
Kids have the whole day off and we plan on keeping them busy with this free Veterans Day printable in Spanish.
Originally published on November 9, 2019. Last Updated on November 11, 2021 by Pattie Cordova