Veterans Day is a significant occasion that acknowledges the dedication and sacrifice of U.S. veterans in service to their nation. Its origins trace back to World War I when the Allied countries and Germany reached a truce on the eleventh hour of the month, marking November 11, 1918, as “Armistice Day.” In 1954, Congress officially renamed it Veterans Day, broadening its scope to honor all American veterans, not exclusively those who served in WWI.
In San Antonio, numerous businesses commemorate this day by offering special deals and hosting events to express gratitude to those who have selflessly served our country.
Veterans Day Discounts in San Antonio
Food and Beverage:
54th Street Grill & Bar: $10 off any entrée on Veterans Day. Dine-in only. Proof of service is required. Discount Code: Veterans Day.
Applebee’s: Free meal for veterans and active-duty military at select locations on November 11. Dine-in only.
B.J.’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a $9.95+ purchase for veterans. Additional bounce-back coupon for a free appetizer with a $14.95+ purchase.
Bombshells Restaurant and Bar: Free entrees for veterans on November 11. 20% discount on other items. 20% discount for families accompanying veterans.
Bubba’s 33: Free lunch for veterans and active-duty military between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on November 11. Raincheck voucher available.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free order of 10 Boneless Wings and Fries on November 11 for veterans and active-duty service members. Dine-in only.
California Pizza Kitchen: Free meals and non-alcoholic beverages for veterans on November 11.
Chili’s: Free entree from a fixed menu for veterans and active-duty military on November 11. Dine-in only.
Circle K: Free coffee for former and current military on November 11 through the Circle K app.
Denny’s: Free Grand Slams for veterans and active-duty military on November 10 from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only.
Dunkin’: Free donut of choice for veterans and active-duty military on November 11 at participating locations. In-store only.
Fogo de Chão: 50% off food items for veterans and active-duty personnel, plus 10% off for up to three guests.
Freddy’s: Free Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo meal card for veterans and active military on November 11. No purchase is necessary.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: 25% discount for active, veteran, and retired military on Nov. 10 and 11.
Hawaiian Bros: Free classic plate lunch for veterans and active military. Dine-in, drive-thru, and carry-out only.
Hooters: Free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu with beverage purchase on November 11. Dine-in only.
IHOP: Free stack of pancakes for veterans and active-duty military on November 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dine-in only.
Kona Grill: 50% off food for veterans and active-duty military from November 10 to 13.
McDonald’s: Free breakfast for military servicemen and servicewomen at participating South and Central Texas locations until 10:30 a.m. through Drive-Thru or in-restaurant.
Olive Garden: Free entree from a special Veterans Day menu for dine-in veterans and active-duty members on November 11.
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille: Free Pork Chop lunch for active duty military on November 10. 3-course menu for $39 on November 11 for active duty military and veterans from 4-6 p.m.
Pluckers: Free meal plus side and non-alcoholic drink for veterans and active-duty military at all locations.
Red Lobster: Free meal vouchers for Veterans Shrimp & Chips from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 11. Valid military I.D. or proof of service is required.
Scooter’s Coffee: Free handcrafted drink of any size for veterans and military members on November 11. Once per person, while supplies last.
Smokey Mo’s: One complimentary breakfast taco from 7-10:30 a.m. on November 11 for veterans and active military with military ID. 10% discount every day for active-duty military.
Sofia’s Pizzeria: Free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza for all veterans on November 11. No purchase is necessary.
Starbucks: Free tall (12-ounce) hot or cold brewed coffee for veterans, military service members, and spouses on November 11.
Texas Roadhouse: Dinner vouchers for veterans on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vouchers are valid until the end of May 2024.
Twin Peaks: Free meal from a selective menu for veterans, active duty military members, and reservists on Veterans Day.
Other Discounts and Deals:
Goodyear: Free Car Care Checks and an additional 10% off on tires and services for military members, veterans, and first responders.
Great Clips: Free haircut or free haircut card for veterans and active-duty military on November 11.
IKEA in Live Oak: 15% off in-store purchases (up to $3,000 pre-tax) for veterans, active-duty military, and their spouses between Nov. 10-22. Free meals for veterans and active-duty members in the store’s restaurant between Nov. 10-12.
Kohl’s: 30% off for active-duty military members, veterans, and their immediate families between Nov. 10 and 12. A valid military I.D. is required.
San Antonio Zoo: Free admission for active-duty military members and veterans with a valid military I.D. throughout November. Up to four members of their party can get 50% off admission.
Sports Clips: Free haircuts for veterans and active duty service members at participating locations.
The Wash Tub: Free Gleam car wash for active and retired military on November 11. Military ID required.
Vineyard Vines: 15% discount on almost everything for active-duty military members and veterans.