Every year on Veteran’s Day, numerous businesses large and small show their appreciation for Veterans by offering special deals and packages for Veterans and their families. Many restaurants offer discounts and free meals, and those establishments become busy with laughter as Veterans from across all branches gather together in camaraderie. Below is a list of businesses in Newport and throughout the Rhode Island area that are celebrating Veterans today.

Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy, but please check with each business before traveling there.

Rhode Island & Nearby Massachusetts

110 Grill – November 11, 2022 (Providence & Fall River)

Complimentary lunch entrée from a select menu to all Veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day.

7-Eleven – November 11, 2022

Get a free Quarter-Pound Big Bite 100% all-beef hot dog on Veterans Day. Available in-store and via delivery through the 7NOW app. Download the app and sign in or register.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – November 11, 2022 (Cranston)

Veterans and active-duty military receive a free 12-inch cheese pizza on Veterans Day.

Applebee’s – November 11, 2022 (Middletown)

Veterans and active-duty military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day. Proof of service required.

Aroma Joe’s Coffee – November 11, 2022 (Providence & Swansea)

On Veterans Day, all Veterans and active-duty military can get up to a 24-ounce drink for free.

Arooga’s – November 11, 2022 (Warwick)

Active-duty military and Veterans with a valid ID can choose a free item from a special menu on Veterans Day at participating locations. The menu includes Arooga’s buffalo pretzel, chopped or caesar salad, cheeseburger, grilled cheese and bacon with creamy tomato basil soup, spicy Italian wrap, boneless wings and original boli.

Bar Louie – November 11, 2022 (Foxborough, MA)

On Veterans Day, Louie Nation is offering a free craft burger or flatbread of your choice to all active-duty military and Veterans.

Blue Wave Car Wash, 1379 West Main Road in Middletown will be giving away “FREE” car washes to veterans who visit on Veterans Day. Please bring/have your military, reserve, guard, retired, VA, or an ID that reflects you are a veteran when you get to their payment kiosk. 

BJ’s Restaurant – November 11, 2022 – Warwick

On Veterans Day, all service members can enjoy a complimentary entrée up to $14.95, plus a free Dr. Pepper by presenting a military ID or proof of service.

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings – November 11, 2022 (Warwick & Seekonk)

All day on Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military who dine in or call for takeout at their local B-Dubs can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille – November 11, 2022

Veterans will receive a free meal on Veterans Day with a valid military I.D.

Charley’s Philly Steaks – November 11, 2022 (Warwick & Providence)

Offering a small or regular-size cheesesteak on Veterans Day. Please note that this promotion is at domestic non-AAFES locations only.

Chick-fil-A – November 11, 2022 (Warwick, Providence, Fall River)

Some participating Chick-fil-A locations may offer specials or discounts. Check your local Chick-fil-A to confirm.

Chili’s Grill & Bar – November 11, 2022 (Middletown)

All Veterans and active-duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – military family appreciation month/November 11, 2022 (Coventry)

During military family appreciation month, Cracker Barrel will offer in-store specials on Veterans Day for Veterans and promotions throughout November to support military families in partnership with Operation Homefront. On Veterans Day, Veterans can receive a free slice of double fudge Coca-Cola cake with their meal.

Denny’s – November 11, 2022 (Warwick, Cranston, Johnston, Fall River)

On November 11, Denny’s will be offering any Veterans or active-duty military with a valid ID a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon.

Dunkin’ Donuts – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.

Exchange – November 11, 2022

The Exchange will feature one-day-only specials on Veterans Day, including a free coffee for all shoppers at Express and participating Exchange restaurant locations. From November 8 to November 14, the Exchange will also feature deals in stores and online at ShopMyExchange.com.

Friendly’s Free Breakfast – November 11, 2022 Fall River

Friendly’s is treating Veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free all-American meal for lunch or dinner, which consists of the all-American burger, served with a side of fries and a drink on Veterans Day. The burger can be upgraded to a cheeseburger for free.

Hard Rock Café – November 11, 2022 (Foxwoods)

On November 11, both active-duty and retired military can receive a free Legendary Steak Burger at the Hard Rock Cafe. They can also take advantage of the Hard Rock Cafe’s military discount of 15% off other items.

Hooters – November 11, 2022 (Warwick)

On Friday, November 11, all Veterans who present a military ID or proof of service and purchase a beverage at any participating Hooters location nationwide, will receive a free entrée from a special Hooters Veterans Day Menu (available for dine-in only). The Hooters Veterans Day Menu includes five of Hooters’ most popular entrées:

  • Buffalo Chicken Salad
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Hooters Burger
  • 10-Piece Boneless Wings

IHOP – November 11, 2022 (Middletown)

Veterans and active-duty military can get free Red, White and Blueberry pancakes at any IHOP on November 11. This offer is only valid if you dine in with proof of service.

Little Caesars – November 11, 2022 (Cranston & Fall River)

On Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military can get a free Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Caesars. Only select Little Caesars are participating, so make sure you call ahead to your local one before you head

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub – November 11, 2022 (Newport)

On Veterans Day, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Veterans and active military can receive a free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu with the purchase of any other entrée. Dine-in only.

Olive Garden – November 11, 2022 (Warwick)

This Veterans Day, Olive Garden is offering Veterans and active-duty service members a free entree from a special menu. All entrees include Olive Garden’s famous breadsticks and choice of soup or salad.

On The Border Free Entree – November 11, 2022 (Warwick)

This Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military will receive a free pick-two combo meal.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt – November 11, 2022 (Seekonk)

On Veterans Day, all Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy half off a cup of froyo.

Outback Steakhouse – November 11, 2022 (Seekonk)

This Veterans Day, all military Veterans and active service members can enjoy a free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola.

Red Lobster – November 11, 2022

In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active-duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering guests 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.

The offer is available for dine-in and To Go orders placed in-restaurant between 11:00am and 4:00pm local time on Friday, November 11, 2022. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.

Red Robin – November 11, 2022 (Warwick)

One free Red’s Tavern Double with Bottomless Steak Fries for Veterans and active duty military on Fri., November 11. Dine-in only.

Smashburger – November 11, 2022 (Warwick)

Veterans and active-duty military get a free double classic smash on Veterans Day.

Smokey Bones – November 11, 2022 (Warwick)

Free desserts on Veterans Day, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. for active-duty members and Veterans.

Starbucks – November 11, 2022 (Newport)

On Veterans Day, active-duty service members, Reservists, Veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee at participating Starbucks stores.

And new this year, Starbucks is expanding this offer to include a free tall (12-oz) iced coffee.

Texas Roadhouse – November 11, 2022 (East Greenwich, Cranston)

On November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans can drive into the parking lot of their closest Texas Roadhouse and pick up a meal voucher with a valid military ID or proof of service.

Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill – November 11, 2022 (Cranston, Providence & Johnston)

On Veterans Day, all past and present military members get a free entrée or individual pizza with the purchase of a second of equal or greater value.

Wendy’s – November 11, 2022

Wendy’s nationwide are offering a free small breakfast combo with a valid military ID on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary.

Joe’s Crab Shack – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, all Veterans can enjoy 20% off. Valid for parties up to four.

Tijuana Flats

Active military and Veterans will receive 50% off all adult entrées with a valid ID on Veterans Day. The offer is valid for in-store and takeout orders. Orders may also be placed online on the Tijuana Flats rewards app.

Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille (Rhode Island) – November 11, 2022

Lunch or dinner from a select menu is free to all Veterans on November 11.

Persy’s Place (Massachusetts) – November 11, 2022

Receive a complimentary meal and drink on November 11.

Veterans Day discounts on haircuts

Great Clips – November 11, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date. Visit the Great Clips website for details.

Sports Clips – November 11, 2022

Some locations will be offering free haircuts to Veterans and active-duty service members on November 11. Visit the Sports Clips website for details and participating locations.

Veterans Day discounts in retail & services

Bed Bath & Beyond – November 11, 2022

For active-duty U.S. military, Vets and Spouses, Bed Bath and Beyond is offering 25% off any in-store purchase on November 11, 2022. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

to breakfast. Please contact your nearest location for details.

Rack Room Shoes – November 11, 2022

20% off all purchases for Veterans and military on Veterans Day, 10% off purchases year round. Visit the Rack Room Shoes website for details.

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Target – November 2022

Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10% discount off the guest’s full basket. To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at www.target.com/circle/military. After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.

True REST Float Spa – Monthly

True REST Float Spa is donating free floats on the 11th of each month – every month. Interested Veterans are encouraged to visit True REST Float Spa online to reserve.

Walgreens – November 11-14, 2022

Military, Veterans and their families receive 20% off eligible, regular-price purchases in-store when using myWalgreens membership.

Veterans Day discounts on activities

AmericanForcesTravel.com – Every day

Exclusively serves active duty, Reserve, Veterans and DoD civilians with discounted airfare, hotels, car rentals, cruises and event tickets.

National Parks – November 11, 2022

All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to all visitors on Veterans Day.

Grace for Vets – November 11, 2022

Veterans and service personnel are being offered a free car wash on November 11, 2022. Grace for Vets is a non-profit organization that has gathered over 1,500 independent car washes in four countries to offer this service. Visit the Grace for Vets website for details.