While Memorial Day sales and grilling might get all the attention, Memorial Day is also a time for 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.

99 Restaurants Memorial Day Food Deal

Veterans and active-duty military get a free entree with the purchase of any meal at 99 Restaurants.


Boston Market Memorial Day Food Deal

Veterans Advantage members get 20% off their food orders at Boston Market.


Carrabba’s Memorial Day Food Deals

Take 10% off your meal when you place a Carrabba’s order online and use the promo code HEROES10. And get a $10 bonus gift card with purchase of $50 in gift cards.


Cuisine Solutions Memorial Day Food Deal

Having a Memorial Day party? Cuisine Solutions‘ Together Again BBQ Bundle is available until May 31 and feeds anywhere from 12-15 people. The limited-time bundle is now only $109 (reg. $142.96).

The meal includes seared bone-in short ribs, seared grilled chicken breast, Asian style BBQ sauce, and a cavatappi and cheese with a six-cheese sauce blend.



Famous Dave’s Memorial Day Food Deals

This Memorial Day weekend, Famous Dave’s offers the Freedom Feast for only $55 and serves 4-5 people. There’s also a double Freedom Feast that serves 8-10 people for $99.

The meal includes a whole BBQ Chicken, 1lb Texas beef brisket, 1lb Georgia chopped pork, 1 pint Dave’s cheesy mac and cheese, 1 pint creamy coleslaw, 5 cornbread muffins.


Fogo de Chao Memorial Day Food Deal

Veterans and active-duty military get 50% off all Fogo de Chao meals and 10% off the meals of up to three guests.


The Fresh Market Memorial Day Food Deal

The Fresh Market offers a Memorial Day Meal for $99.99 that serves 6-8 people with four 10 oz NY strip steaks, 4 boneless chicken breasts, 12 oz of The Fresh Market Anything Goes Sauce, a 28 oz vegetable grilling kit, 2 lbs Mediterranean pasta salad, 18 oz ultimate mixed berry cup, and a 16 oz patriotic cookie platter.


goPuff Memorial Day Food Deals

This Memorial Day weekend, get great deals on food, water, and alcohol delivered to your door within 30 minutes through goPuff.

Some of the deals we found include: 2 Pepsi 2-Liters for only $6, 2 Ice-cream items for only $7, $1 off Quick-Meals, and $0.20 off Stouffer’s products. All orders have a $1.95 delivery fee.


Home Chef Memorial Day Food Deal

Not wanting to go out? Military personnel get their first meal kit delivered from Home Chef for 50% off — and then 10% off every meal kit afterwards.


Hooters Memorial Day Food Deals

On Monday, May 31, Hooters is giving 20% off takeout orders. In the past they’ve also given active duty and veterans a free meal when dining in.


I Heart Mac & Cheese Memorial Day Food Deal

Order any catering tray on Monday, May 31, and you get to pick 12 free Mac Bites or two free Cups of Cookies added to your order, for free.

You’ll want to check with your local I Heart Mac & Cheese location to make sure this is happening at yours.


Jimmy John’s Memorial Day Food Deal

Jimmy John’s guests can get $5 off their order of $20 or more with the promo code 5OFF20 from May 31 to June 13. Promo code valid only online or on the app (iOS / Android).


Joe’s Crab Shack Memorial Day Food Deal

On May 31, veterans and active-duty military get 15% off any meal when dining in store at Joe’s Crab Shack.


Johnny Rockets Memorial Day Food Deal

Service members who show up to a Johnny Rockets in uniform get 50% off their entire order on Memorial Day.


Kona Grill Memorial Day Food Deal

Veterans and active-duty military get 20% off in-store dining at Kona Grill.


Krispy Kreme Memorial Day Food Deal

This Memorial Day weekend, May 29 to May 31, get a Double Dozen for only $13 at Krispy Kreme (reg. $28).


Logan’s Roadhouse Memorial Day Food Deal

From 3-6 p.m. May 31, Logan’s Roadhouse offers military veterans a free meal from their special menu on Memorial Day (with ID). Everyone else can pay the reduced price of $8.99.


Marie Callender’s Memorial Day Food Deal

On Memorial day (and every Monday throughout the year), veterans, active-duty military, and their families can get a free slice of pie with purchase of an entree at Marie Callender’s.


Miller’s Ale House Memorial Day Food Deal

Veterans and active-duty military with IDs get half off the price of an entree at Miller’s Ale House on Memorial Day.



Watch for these restaurants to have Memorial Day deals

These restaurants have had Memorial Day food specials in the past, so keep an eye out for an announcement this year:

  • Chili’s
  • IHOP
  • Quiznos
  • Smashburger
  • STK Steakhouse
  • Subway
  • Whataburger


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