Activities Hobbies Golden Corral's Veterans Day Free Meal for 2021 Share PINTEREST Email Print Alexander Spatari / Getty Images Hobbies Frugal Living Food Savings Bargain Shopping Household Savings Do-It-Yourself Grocery Savings Money Management Beauty & Health Care Contests Couponing Freebies Fine Arts & Crafts Astrology Card Games & Gambling Cars & Motorcycles Playing Music Learn More By Stacy Fisher Updated on 11/03/21 Every year, Golden Corral honors veterans and active military members with a free Veterans Day meal. Over the past 20 years, they've provided the free buffet to 6 million and raised over $17 million for Disabled American Veterans. When This year, Golden Corral is handing out free meals on November 11, from 5 PM to close. Free meal vouchers were available last year that could be redeemed within a wide range of dates, but that's not how they are doing things in 2021. Eligibility Golden Corral's free Veterans Day meal is available to those who have ever served in the U.S. military. This includes retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard, and Reserves. Families of military members are welcome to attend the meal, but they need to pay regular menu pricing for the buffet. What You Need to Take With You No identification is needed to get the free Veterans Day meal at Golden Corral. However, if you call your local Golden Corral ahead of time, verify whether any identification is necessary, for the requirement may vary locally. Some restaurants will let you just come in wearing your uniform. Otherwise, if the restaurant requires proof, you might be able to present any of the following: U.S. Uniformed Services ID CardU.S. Uniformed Service Retired ID CardCurrent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)Veterans organization card (e.g., American Legion or VFW)Photograph of yourself in uniformDD214Citation or commendation Again, though, Golden Corral is said to not require any form of identification, so you shouldn't need to worry about coming prepared. Free Meal Restrictions Golden Corral's free thank-you dinner for Veterans Day 2021 is only valid one day: November 11. Golden Corral's Camp Corral Golden Corral has another military freebie where children of military personnel can attend a week of camp for free. The camp is called Camp Corral. At that website, you can see videos of people at the camp, read some FAQs, find out the camp dates and locations for each specific camp, and see the kinds of activities that are available for kids. More Veterans Day Freebies This is just one of the Veterans Day free meals that are available each year around Veterans Day. Some other restaurants that usually make this offer include Applebee's, IHOP, Olive Garden, Denny's, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, T.G.I. Friday's, Texas Roadhouse, Red Robin, BJ's, LongHorn Steakhouse, O'Charley's, and Red Lobster. Looking for extra freebies and discounts that you can snatch up this Veterans Day? Find a whole bunch in our list of Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts, like a free zoo and national park admission, retail discounts, free haircuts, and more.