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Tons of Restaurants that Give a Military Discount

Tons of Restaurants that Give a Military Discount

Veterans, what is your favorite restaurant to eat at? More importantly, did it make the list for restaurants that give a military discount? I researched and found dozens of fast-food and sit down restaurants across the country that give you a discount!

First, some things to keep in mind.

Many restaurants that give a military discount don’t advertise these discounts. You’ll need to ask for them. They also vary by location, so make sure to call ahead to find out what is available at your local restaurant.

It is important to realize that some deals are for active duty or veterans only, while others are for both. Active duty only deals are in green, veterans only deals are in red, and both are in black.

It is also important to note that these benefits are generally for restaurants off base, not on base. However, on base you are not required to pay sales tax.

Restaurants That Give a Military Discount

For your convenience, we’ve created this list of restaurants that give a military discount in alphabetical order so it’s easy to browse. Remember, Active duty only deals are in green, veterans only deals are in red, and both are in black.

A&W gives 10% off with military ID.

Applebee’s may give up to 10% off except apparently that is not valid on the 2 for $20 deals.

Arby’s military discount varies, so check with your local store.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co gives 10% off to all military.

Burger King often gives veterans 10% off! Check with your location to make sure it is valid in your area. Make sure to have your military ID!

Burgerville gives 10% if you show your military ID.

Buffalo Wild Wings locations may offer a 10% discount. Check with your store and bring ID.

Cafe Rio gives veterans with a military ID 25% off Tuesday through Sunday. Additionally, Virginia and Maryland have Military Mondays and give veterans 50% off!

Carl’s Jr. gives a military discount that varies by location, usually it is 10% off.

Cracker Barrel will give 10-30% off with a military ID in some locations, which in some cases will include the items in their store as well as the restaurant!

Chick-fil-A locations often give military servicemembers 10% off on Military Appreciation nights.

Chipotle has a military discount, but it varies so check with your store.

Chuck E Cheese’s has two different deals available to all active duty, reserves, and retired service members and their dependents. The Alpha deal is a large 1-topping pizza, 4 drinks, and 45 play points for $28.99 (instead of $40). The Bravo is 2 large 1-topping pizzas, 4 drinks, and 100 play points for 46.99 (instead of $69).

Cici’s Pizza restaurants offer a military discount depending on the location. Call ahead to find out if your location participates.

Cinnabon often gives 15% to miltary members with ID.

Cold Stone sometimes gives 10% to military members. Check with a location near you.

Dairy Queen discounts vary by location, but some are as high as 50% off for showing up in uniform.

Denny’s will discount Veteran’s meals from 10-20% off depending on the location. Plus, they have a great 55+ menu.

Dunkin’ Doughnuts locations offer 10% off.

Del Taco participating locations will give you 50% off with your military ID!

Fudrucker’s gives 15% off with military ID.

Golden Corral stores may give you 10-20% off veterans buffets with a military ID.

Hard Rock Café locations will often give a 10-15% discount for all food and non-alcoholic beverages with a valid military ID.

IHOP stores, depending on the manager, may give 20% off with military ID.

Johnny Rockets will give military members in uniform 50% off!

KFC discounts for veterans varies, so just ask and have ID ready!

Lone Star Steakhouse will give you 15% off every Monday (alcohol not included).

Longhorn Steakhouse gives 10% off to military members.

Long John Silver’s military discount varies so have ID ready just in case.

Medieval Times gives both veterans and active duty 30% off the dinner and tournament!

Panda Inn Express military discounts vary by location.

Papa Murphey’s locations may give you up to 50% off one pizza!

Pizza Hut often offers a discount, but check at your local store.

Popeyes usually gives 10% off with your military ID.

Quiznos locations have various discounts, simply ask at your store.

Red Robin discount varies, simply have your ID ready.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory offers up to 10% off.

Subways often give veterans 10% off.

Sizzler locations often have a discount, but it varies by location.

Sonic stores often have a discount, simply ask at your location.

SouperSalad usually gives a military discount of 10%.

Texas Roadhouse offers discounts from 10-30% depending on the location for military.

Taco Bell discounts vary, so ask at your store.

Wendy’s also has a discount for veterans, but it varies by location so check with your local store.

Zaxby’s gives 10% off with military ID at participating locations.

Local Restaurants

Besides these restaurants that give a military discount, some local restaurants offer discounts so always be sure to check! You never know what deals the local shops have, so just ask and make sure to have your military ID handy just in case.

And most importantly, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Did we miss anything? Comment below with other restaurants that give a military discount!

Also, veterans can get even more free and discounted stuff on Veteran’s Day!

Ellen Hartman

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Smokey Bones Re-Opens 30% of its Restaurants Recalls Furloughed Employees Free Bag of Hot Donuts, 10 % Off for Military, Discounts for Opening

Aventura, Fla. (May 2020) – Smokey Bones has now reopened about 30 percent of its restaurants in the U.S. for in-house dining and has recalled many of its furloughed employees. This week, Smokey Bones opens Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina for in house dining. The 61-unit BBQ brand opened Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee two weeks ago. All of its units offer curbside take-out and delivery.

As part of the re-opening, Smokey Bones will reintroduce its “Happiest Hours” $4/$5/$6 value menu offered between 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close. The menu, which is printed on paper for one-time use, will feature the Smokehouse Sampler of baby back ribs, pulled pork, jumbo wings, and other fan favorites like fire-grilled salmon, and barbecue chicken. Smokey Bones’ famous burgers will be on the menu as well.

The restaurant will continue to offer a 10 percent military discount, including Veterans through July 5 and, during opening weekend, all customers who order a Family Feast will receive a free bag of hot, house-made cinnamon-sugar donuts with chocolate and raspberry dipping sauces. Or customers that order the BBQ Party Pack will receive two bags of donuts.

Smokey Bones will follow CDC and state guidelines and take all necessary precautions to serve guests while keeping them and employees safe. Some of the safety measures will include spacing tables farther apart to maintain social distancing; masks and glove usage for employees; and rigorous and frequent cleaning of restrooms, dining rooms and waiting areas.

To prevent guests from lingering in the waiting areas, the restaurants will also ask diners to wait outside or in their cars and be called in so they can go directly to their tables. All condiments will be removed from the tables and served individually upon request to eliminate touch points.

“We are committed to re-opening our restaurants in the safest way possible for our employees and guests,” said CEO James O’Reilly. “While the restaurant experience might be slightly different for a while, we want everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy the great Smokey Bones menu and hospitality they know and love. In addition, we are delighted to bring our team members back who elect to work.”

For those who prefer to continue dining at home while still supporting the restaurant, Smokey Bones will continue to offer takeout, delivery, and curbside pick-up for its Monday BOGO Wings, Wednesday BOGO Pulled Pork Platters, Family Feast, Rib Feast and Kids Eat Free with entrée purchase. The restaurant will also offer its new take-home meal kits called Bone Basics, which include uncooked meats and sides with all the ingredients to make Smokey Bones at home on the customer’s own schedule. Smokey Bones also sells essential boxes which contain regular grocery items such as milk, bread, eggs, and toilet paper.

About Smokey Bones Smokey Bones is a full-service restaurant delivering good food, good drinks and good times in 61 locations across 16 states. Smokey Bones serves lunch and dinner and has a full-bar featuring a variety bourbons and whiskeys; a selection of domestic, import & local craft beers; and signature, hand-crafted cocktails. They offer a variety of meats that are slow-smoked, fire-grilled and available for dine-in, pick-up, online ordering or catering delivery. Smokey Bones is an affiliate of Boca Raton, FL based Sun Capital Partners, whose portfolio of restaurants also includes Friendly's and Johnny Rockets. For additional information on Smokey Bones and a list of all locations nationwide, please visit


Opening Photos: HERE Opening B-Roll: HERE Food Photos: HERE Facebook: HERE Twitter: @smokeybonesbar Instagram: @smokeybonesbar


Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

When "military ID" is listed, is this only active military or veterans as well?

Riley Thomson

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

Joe, You would have to check with the business directly to confirm, but I would think that it would include veterans as well. -Riley

Ray Benitez

Friday 29th of March 2019

So many never knew restaurants on this list of military discount for veterans. Very helpful. Thank you so much. Wished I knew a long, long time ago.

Riley Thomson

Friday 29th of March 2019

Ray, You are so welcome! -Riley


Friday 23rd of November 2018

Anthony's Coal Fire pizza offers 50% off the entire bill, year round!

Riley Thomson

Friday 23rd of November 2018

Greg, Thanks for the tip! -Riley