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Published: May 27, 2019 4 min read

Happy Memorial Day 2019!

Restaurants around the country are celebrating members of our armed forces by giving them free food and special discounts today for Memorial Day: Monday, May 27.

Flash valid military ID demonstrating you are a veteran or active-duty military, and you'll eat free at restaurants like Hooters, McCormick and Schmick's, 99 Restaurants, and Twin Peaks. In many cases, the purchase of a drink or another meal is required in order to get a free entrée or other deals.

While Veterans Day is still the holiday featuring the most restaurants with free food for veterans and active military, Memorial Day also has some great freebies for customers with military ID. In addition to restaurants where veterans eat free, Memorial Day 2019 also comes with a variety of military free admission deals at theme parks, aquariums, and museums nationwide.

Here are the best free food deals and special Memorial Day restaurant discounts today.


At Firebirds Wood Fired Grill on Memorial Day 2019, show ID that you are a veteran, active-duty military, or Gold Star Family member and you'll get a free entrée, with the purchase of an additional entrée of equal or higher price.


Show military ID and make any drink purchase on Memorial Day at Hooters, and you can choose a free entrée. Selections include 10-piece wings, buffalo chicken salad, and the Hooters burger.

LaMar's Donuts

All active and retired military can get a free donut and coffee at LaMar's Donuts locations on Memorial Day.

Logan's Roadhouse

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 27, Logan's Roadhouse customers with military ID eat free. Specifically, veterans and active-duty military can get one complimentary meal from the $9.49 American Roadhouse menu.

McCormick and Schmick's

Veterans, active-duty military, and Gold Star Parents and spouses get a free entrée at McCormick and Schmick's on Monday, May 27. The choice of free entrées includes salmon rigatoni, buttermilk fried shrimp, tender beef medallions, and the McCormick's cheeseburger.

99 Restaurants

Customers with valid military ID who purchase a meal on Memorial Day 2019 at a 99 Restaurants location will get a bonus free entrée from the $9.99 menu.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

All veterans and active military with ID can get a free sandwich or salad on Memorial Day 2019 at Potbelly Sandwich Shop when they buy another one at regular price.

Rubio's Coastal Grill

Veterans and active-duty military eat free at Rubio's on Memorial Day. Rubio's posted a coupon on Facebook that will give guests with military ID one free entrée with the purchase of another entrée of equal or higher price, on Monday, May 27.

Twin Peaks

Current and former members of the armed services with ID can eat free from a special menu at Twin Peaks locations on Monday, May 27.

Fogo de Chao

Customers with military ID get 50% off food at Fogo de Chao Brazilian steakhouses on Memorial Day 2019, plus 10% off meals for up to three other guests.

Texas de Brazil

From Monday, May 27, through Wednesday, May 29, Texas de Brazil guests with military ID get 50% off dinner, plus a 20% discount on food for up to eight more customers.