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Military Discounts For Going Out to Eat

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The next time you decide to take your family out to eat, take a look at this list. All of these restaurants offer military discounts which can save you at least a few dollars on your meal.

Remember, in some cases, not all locations do have a military discount or they are based on each franchise. If you are unsure about a military discount, simply ask and they can let you know if they do. In most cases, you would show your military ID when you pay the bill to receive your military discount. 


Appleebee’s, a family restaurant, offers 10% off to active duty and veterans at participating locations.

A&W Restaurants

A&W restaurants, serving all american food with their signature root beer and root beer floats, offers a military discount at certain locations.

Backyard Burgers

Backyard Burgers, which serves yummy burgers, chicken sandwiches, and shakes, offers a 20% off military discount year-round at participating locations.

Boston Market

Boston Market, offering fresh rotisserie meals, gives a 20% off military discount at participating locations.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market

At Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market, a Forest Gump themed restaurant, you can find a 10% off military discount.

Buffalo Wild Wings

At Buffalo Wild Wings, a sports bar, you can find a 10% off military discount based on location.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex

Chevy’s Fresh Mex, an American, Mexican casual restaurant, you can find a 20% off military discount at certain locations.


Chick-Fil-A, known for its famous chicken sandwiches and fun indoor playgrounds, can sometimes offer a 10% off military discount, depending on location.


Chuck-E-Cheese is an indoor play place with games, entertainment, and food. They offer a couple of packages to military guests. Active duty and their dependents, national guard and reservists and their dependents, and retired service members qualify.

You can choose between:

  • The Alpha package which is a large 1-topping pizza, 4 drinks, and 45 play points for $28.99, when the regular price is $40.
  • The Bravo Package which is 2 large 1-topping pizzas, 4 drinks, and 100 play points for $46.99, when the regular price is $69.


Cinnabon, with its amazing cinnamon rolls, offers a 15% off military discount to active, reservists, and retirees at participating stores.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel sometimes has a military discount, although this is based on the individual restaurant and most do not. You might be able to find between 10-30% off and can use the discount in their store too.

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen, where you can get a yummy dipped cone, or other fun foods, offers a military discount depending on the location. Some might be as high as 50% off.


Denny’s, a diner style restaurant, sometimes offers between 10-20% off depending on the location.


Friendly’s, offering ice cream and other foods, can offer a military discount based on location.


Fuddruckers is known for its hamburgers, and they have a 10-15% off military discount, depending on the location.

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe is a rock and roll themed restaurant and offers 15% off on their food, non-alcoholic drinks, and retail purchases as a military discount.

Hometown Buffet

Hometown Buffet is no longer open! 

Hometown Buffet, a family buffet restaurant, offers a 15% daily military discount to active duty, reserve, or retired military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID. They also have a Military Monday special which provides a service member and up to three other family members with a special discount. This discount is also available at the Old Country Buffet.

Johnny Rockets

At Johnny Rockets, you can get an amazing hamburger, fries, and a shake to go with it. At some Johnny Rocket restaurants, you can receive a 10% or more military discount.

Lonestar Steakhouse

Lonestar Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse, offers active duty and retired military, 10% off with 20% off on Mondays.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub offers burgers, sandwiches, seafood, steak, and more. They have a 10% off military discount every day to members of the military and veterans.

Outback Steakhouse

At Outback Steakhouse, with its Australian-themed decor and tasty steaks and chicken, offers all service members 10% off of their entire check, all day, every day.

Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s offers take and bake pizzas and you can find a military discount at a limited amount of stores.

Raising Cane’s

Raising Cane’s has delicious chicken fingers and fries. They offer a 10% military discount at certain locations.

Red Robin

Red Robin serves burgers and other yummy foods. They have a Red Robin royalty program. Signing up will get you rewards to celebrate the military. While this isn’t signing up for a certain % off each visit, you will receive discounts during the year.

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil is a churrascaria steakhouse and offers a heroes discount. This would be 20% off dinner and lunch prices. This discount is not valid on holidays and is valid in the US only.

When it comes to military discounts, make sure to remember that many can depend on your exact location. Even if you were given a military discount in one city, that might not apply to another. If you have non-chain restaurants in your area, they might also give a military discount, so make sure to ask when you go to those places too.





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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.