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While Memorial Day sales and grilling might get all the attention, Memorial Day is also a time for food holiday restaurant deals and freebies.

The unofficial start to summer means a lot of things — including Memorial Day food — but most of all, it means remembering those who gave everything to serve our country.

If you’re looking for a place to kick off summer and honor our veterans, check out these restaurants offering Memorial Day food deals and Memorial Day dessert.


Applebee’s Memorial Day Freebie

From May 16 to June 12, Applebee’s is offering one free Fandango ticket to see Top Gun: Maverick (up to a $15 value) with the purchase of $25 or more for dine-in or to go and delivery orders through the Applebee’s app and website.

If you purchase $50 or more, you will be eligible for two free tickets.

There are even more ways to save at Applebee’s.


Cali’flour Foods Memorial Day Deal

Cali’flour Foods is celebrating Memorial Day (May 30, 2022) by giving customers 10% off their low-carb crust and flatbread order when they use the code MDW2022 at checkout. You’ll be able to use this code from May 25 to May 30.


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Memorial Deal

If you pre-order your meal at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for Memorial Day and use the code MEMORIAL5 on checkout, you’ll get $5 off on orders $25 or more.

Plus, on May 23 to May 30, you can get a Big Yellow Cup, Brisket Sandwich, and your choice of side for $8.99 — originally $17, so you’ll be saving 47.1%.


Fogo de Chao Memorial Day Deal

On Memorial Day, active-duty military and Veterans will get 50% off their meal at Fogo de Chao as well as 10% off for up to three of their guests. This deal is only available in person with a military ID.


HelloFresh Memorial Day Deal

For the entire month of May, HelloFresh is celebrating Memorial Day by giving first-time customers 16 free meals plus free delivery when they use the code HFMDW2022.

Unsure of food meal delivery kits? We’ve tried them all and here is our honest meal kits review.


Joe’s Crab Shack Memorial Day Deal

If you bring your military ID to Joe’s Crab Shack, you can get 15% off your meal. You’ll need to bring at least a party of 4, and the discount doesn’t include gratuity or tax.


Kona Grill Memorial Day Deal

Veterans and military personnel will get a 20% discount on their meal at Kona Grill from May 27 – 30. This deal is only available in person, and you must show your military ID to receive this discount.


Miller’s Ale House Memorial Day Deal

When you show your military ID at any Miller’s Ale House location on Memorial Day (May 30), you’ll receive 50% off your meal. This deal is only available in person.


Sonic Memorial Day Deal

Sonic is offering BOGO hot dogs on Memorial Day. That includes all of their hot dogs like the Chili Cheese Coney (reg. $3.59) and the New York Hot Dog (reg. $3.59).

We know all the ways to get cheaper Sonic drinks and more.


Teton Waters Ranch Memorial Day Deal

From May 20 to May 30, you can get 20% off your order from Teton Waters Ranch when you use the code MEMORIAL22 when you checkout.


TGI Fridays Memorial Day Deal

TGI Fridays is celebrating Memorial Day by giving 25% off platters, party trays, and family bundles on online orders when you use the code 25MEMDAY when you checkout. This deal won’t apply to any other menu item.


Members of the military can create their own Memorial Day food deal.

We’ve got a list of more than 100 military discounts, and those include a bunch of food deals available every day:

  • A&W gives military (active and retired) 10% off year-round with ID.
  • Arby’s gives 10% off at select locations for military personnel with ID.
  • Bennigans gives active and retired military 10% off in store.
  • Bob Evans takes 10% off the total bill for ID’d members of the military (and gives a free entree on Veterans Day).
  • Bojangles gives customers 10% off with military ID.
  • Bonefish Grill gives military personnel and first responders 10% off their bill with ID.
  • Boston Market gives veterans and active duty military 5-10% off their meal, depending on location.
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co takes 10% off the bill with military ID.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings gives past/current members of the military 10-15% off, depending on your location.
  • Chuck E Cheese provides military personnel two exclusive menu options that combine food, beverages, and play points at a discounted price.
  • Dave & Buster’s takes 10% off the food bill with valid military ID.
  • Denny’s offers 10% off and is known to give military members a free Build Your Own Grand Slam (check your location to make sure yours offers this).
  • El Pollo Loco offers 15% off (but no more than $1.50 off) for military personnel and first responders with ID.
  • Hooters has a 10% daily discount, and 20% off on Tuesdays with military ID. They also get a free entree on Memorial Day.
  • IHOP offers customers with valid military ID 10-15% off their bill, depending on location.
  • Jersey Mike’s takes 10% off the bill for service members.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse gives veterans and active-duty service members 10% off every day, and free meal offers throughout the year.
  • Long John Silver’s hosts Military Mondays where customers get 20% off with military ID. The rest of the time, they offer 10% off.
  • Medieval Times offers special discounted ticket prices for all military personnel and their families.
  • The Melting Pot has a 10% off military discount every day (excluding holidays).
  • Outback Steakhouse offers all servicemen and women, police officers, and firefighters 10% off their entire check.
  • Red Lobster hosts Military Mondays, which gives all active-duty military personnel 10% off their meal.
  • Shoney’s discounts their meals 15% for all members of the military and first responders.
All the Free & Cheap Memorial Day Food Deals