AUSTIN (KXAN) — Businesses around Austin are showing their appreciation for veterans and active-duty military members by offering discounts, or sometimes even free, food and services this Veterans Day.

Many chain restaurants that have locations around Austin are offering deals, so it’s best to check with the local place to see if they’re participating in the promotion before you go in expecting a deal.


Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal when dining in from a special menu on Nov. 11. Military guests will also receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.

The special menu includes:

  • 6 oz. Top Sirloin
  • Double Crunch Shrimp
  • Fiesta Lime Chicken
  • Chicken Tenders Platter
  • Classic Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Oriental Chicken Salad
  • Three-Cheese Chicken Penne

BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant

Current and former military members can get a free meal off a special menu at participating locations on Nov. 11. You must show a military ID or other proof of service to get the deal.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will offer 10 free Boneless wings and fries for all veterans and active-duty service members to show appreciation for their service.

This offer is dine-in or takeout, available to all past and present veterans with proof of service, all day and limited to one per person.

California Pizza Kitchen

Veterans and active military get a complimentary entree and beverage when they dine in and show proof of service on Nov. 11. Veterans who eat in a store will receive a BOGO deal, redeemable from Nov. 12-20.


Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a special menu on Nov. 11. It’s only available for dine-in customers.

Donn’s BBQ

From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., all three Donn’s BBQ locations (Oak Hill, I-35, FM 969) are offering a free meal to veterans and active-duty military members. Those eligible will get a brisket and sausage plate with two sides and a small drink, but they must show military ID or proof of service.

Dripping Springs Country Club

The driving range along U.S. Highway 290 is offering free golf for veterans all day on Nov. 11.


Build your own Grand Slam for free if you’re an active military member or veteran at participating restaurants.

Dickey’s BBQ Pit

Dickey’s is offering a free pulled pork sandwich to active military members and veterans on Nov. 11.


Who doesn’t love a free donut? One could be yours if you walk in to a Dunkin’ and show you’re an active military member or veteran.

Golden Corral

It’s Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 11. From 5 p.m. to closing time, anyone who has served in any branch of the military gets a free meal.


All active-duty military members and veterans can get a free entree off a select menu Nov. 11. It’s only available for dine-in customers.


At participating locations, active-duty military members and veterans can get free “Red, White and Blue” pancakes from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen and Salt Traders

From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 11, at all five Jack Allen’s Kitchen and both Salt Traders locations around Austin, veterans and active-duty service members can get a free entree.

Kolache Factory

Veterans and active-duty military get a free kolache and a cup of coffee on from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Pilot Flying J

All active duty and retired military members to enjoy a free meal at its travel centers. Pilot Company is also partnering up with the Call of Duty Endowment on an in-store round-up campaign to help veterans transition to successful careers after the military.

Pluckers Wing Bar

Veterans and active-duty military members can get a free meal at all 26 of Pluckers’ brick-and-mortar restaurants in the Austin area. Meal includes an entrée, side, and nonalcoholic beverage up to $16 value. It’s for dine-in customers only and a military ID is required.

Red Lobster

Veterans, active-duty military, and reservists can get a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu with a valid military ID or proof of service on Nov. 11.


It’s not only on Veterans Day, but active-duty military members and veterans get 10% off game play every day.

Torchy’s Tacos

Get a free taco and a drink at participating locations. More details are on Torchy’s Facebook page.

Twin Peaks

Those eligible can choose a free meal from a select menu at participating locations. The Twin Peaks Facebook page has more details.

Does your business have a Veterans Day deal? Let us know – email