Veterans Day freebies in HoustonHouston-area veterans and active military personnel can enjoy free meals and services on Veterans Day, as a special thank you for their service. Here are lots of restaurants and organizations offering veterans and/or active military free food, haircuts, pet adoptions and more.


More than 70 restaurants and retailers are offering special freebies and deals November 11 for veterans and active military personnel. Check out the huge list compiled by, featuring restaurants such as Carrabba’s, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden, Denny’s, Freddy’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, Applebee’s and more.

Link: 70+ Restaurant/Retailers with Freebies/Deals

Plus a few special Houston-area freebies that arrived in my inbox:

McDonald’s Houston: Veterans and current military can get a free Extra Value Meal November 11 for Veterans Day just by showing their military ID at Houston-area McDonald’s. Dine-in only.

Grimaldi’sPizzeria: 15 percent off for all military November 10-11.


Anheuser-Busch — The Houston Brewery and Tour Center will offer a number of freebies/discounts November 1-19 to honor those who served:

  • Complimentary brewery tours for veterans, active military, first responders, police and firefighters and their families
  • Veterans and active military members will be presented with a custom-made commemorative Budweiser military coin
  • A 25 percent discount on all items in the gift shop for veterans, active military, first responders, police, firefighters and all those who protect us

City of Houston: The City of Houston is hosting its annual Veteran’s Day Salute November 11. The morning begins at 8 am with the 9/11 Heroes Run, which was postponed due to Harvey. Houston City Hall also is offering a Veteran’s Job Fair and Health Fair beginning at 8 am. The ceremony begins at 10 am on the steps of City Hall with a 21-gun salute.

Great Clips: Active and retired military can get a free haircut November 11, or pick up a card to use anytime before the end of the year. Folks who get a haircut can pick up a free haircut card to share with a veteran or active military personnel.

Hermann Park Railroad: Veterans and active duty military personnel can take a free ride on the Hermann Park Railroad November 11, as a “thank you” for serving our country. Train rides are open 10 am – 5 pm, weather permitting. Check in at the Kinder Train Station podium with military ID.

Houston Humane Society: Pets for Vets allows active and retired military to adopt a pet for free at Houston Humane Society November 6-13. Located at 14700 Almeda.

Remington College: Veterans can get a free service in November at the Webster and Greenspoint campus salons. This includes a haircut, shampoo and set thermal style, makeup application or facial. Call 281-554-1790 to schedule an appointment at the Webster salon. Call 281-885-4490 to schedule an appointment at the Greenspoint salon.