Hobbies Frugal Living Outback Steakhouse Veterans Day Free Food Share PINTEREST Email Print Brent Hofacker / Getty Images Frugal Living Food Savings Bargain Shopping Household Savings Do-It-Yourself Grocery Savings Money Management Frugal Fun Beauty & Health Care By Stacy Fisher Updated October 25, 2021 In honor of Veterans Day, Outback Steakhouse is giving away free food to veterans and active military, and discounts for police, firefighters, nurses, and more. If you won't make it to an Outback Steakhouse, there are plenty of other restaurants that typically give out free food in November, including Chili's, Denny's, Golden Corral, BJ's, O'Charley's, Red Lobster, T.G.I. Friday's, Texas Roadhouse, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Robin, IHOP, Olive Garden, and Applebee's. In addition to free food this Veterans Day are many other businesses that are discounting purchases and handing out other types of free stuff. See this list of Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts for more information. Outback Steakhouse Offer The Veterans Day 2021 free food offer from Outback Steakhouse is that any active or retired military member gets a free Bloomin' Onion and Coca-Cola product. A 10% discount is available for nurses, doctors, medical staff, servicemen and women, police officers, and firefighters. When the Offer Is Valid Outback Steakhouse's Veterans Day offer is available on Veterans Day, which is on Thursday, November 11. After you've found a nearby Outback Steakhouse, it'd be best to give them a call to verify that the location is participating in the Veterans Day offer. The 10% discount is valid all day long any day of the year. Be sure to check out some of the frequently asked questions about Veterans Day free meals for some information on how this works. Who Is Eligible Outback Steakhouse's Veterans Day free food can be enjoyed by all military personnel. This includes not only veterans but also active duty military. However, this means that if you bring friends or family with you, only the military members are eligible to take advantage of the deal. Of course, if you fall under one of the categories mentioned above, you can get 10 percent off your meal. This is just one of a few restrictions put in place by Outback Steakhouse—others are explained below. Valid ID Military ID is required for eligible customers to get their free food or discount on Veterans Day. This proof of service isn't unique to Outback Steakhouse; nearly all restaurants that have Veterans Day free meals or discounts will require some sort of verification to prove that you're an active or retired military member. Restrictions The free food for military members is valid for dine-in or to-go orders. You can call in to make the order but it's not available online. The 10% discount for other service members can be taken advantage of any day of the year. It's important that you bring a military ID with you. Any veteran or military member that doesn't present a military ID may not be able to enjoy the discount. If you can't provide a military ID, but instead have some other form of proof of service, it's best to contact your local Outback Steakhouse to see if they can work with you. Visit the link above for a list of approved forms of identification.