November 11th is Veterans Day, and we want to show our appreciation for veterans and active military members! From parades to free meals, we’ve rounded up all the ways veterans are being celebrated in DFW. Make your plans now!

Updated November 2022


Veterans Day Events

Veterans Day Parade

image courtesy of Dallas Veterans Association

Dallas Veterans Day Parade

*Update: Cancelled due to weather*

Celebrate both active military and veterans at the annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11th! Military vehicles and equipment, veterans organizations, civic and corporate displays will be available for viewing at 9:30 AM before the parade. Then, the celebration will begin at 11am, with a massing of the colors and the 11th hour ceremony in front of City Hall. After the ceremony, the parade will start at Reunion Arena and proceed down the streets of Downtown Dallas.

Downtown | Directions


Veterans Day Concert

Head to Grandscape for a free concert from Spazmatics! Lawn seating is free and open to the public, and they have reserved complimentary VIP seating for veterans, active-duty military, and their families. The VIP seats will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so reserve your tickets and get there early! This is sure to be a special night recognizing the service and sacrifice of those that have served our country.

The Colony | Directions


Veterans Day Dining Deals

American Flag Bar

III Forks

This American steakhouse is offering veterans a free entree for up to $60 on November 11th. Items under $60 include filet mignon, steak frites, pork chop, salmon, burgers, and more!

Frisco | Directions

Bar Louie

Burgers at Bar Louie are free for veterans and active military on November 11th! Their craft burgers have some unique flavors, and pair great with any of their cocktails, wines, or beers!

Multiple locations | Find a location

Black Rifle Coffee

Support this Veteran-founded and operated company year round, but especially on Veterans Day! Black Rifle is committed to hiring 10,000 Veterans to provide opportunities to the military community, and also help service members transition from the military to entrepreneurship. Grab a coffee or shop their Veteran’s Day collection featuring jackets, t-shirts, patches, and ground coffees. 

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Elephant East

Veterans, active-duty members and up to three guests can enjoy Asian favorites for a great price! From 5pm to 7pm, order pad thai, drunken noodles, or fried rice for just $11! 

Harwood District | Directions


Fish City Grill

This Cajun seafood spot is offering veterans will a free entrée, up to a $25.99 value! Menu items like Po Boys, shrimp and grits, fish sandwiches, and more are included in this offer.

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Happiest Hour

Veterans and active duty members can enjoy burgers and brews! Any burger or sandwich will be half off from 4pm to 8pm. Wash it all down with $1 domestic pitchers all day! This offer can be enjoyed with up to three guests.

Harwood District | Directions

Harwood Arms

This English style pub is still proud to be an American! Stop by for lunch and happy hour, featuring half off fish and chips from 11am to 6pm and $1 Guinness all day!

Harwood District | Directions


Lucky’s Cafe

For the veterans who love Southern cooking, Lucky’s is offering a free entree up to $20. Luckily, most of their entrees are under $20, so you’ll have plenty to choose from! We love their chicken fried steak, pot roast, and burgers. 

Oak Lawn | Directions

Mercat Bistro

Head to the bistro for their Veterans Day happy hour! From 3pm to 6pm, veterans and military members can enjoy half-off a dozen oysters and any wine by the glass. This offer can be enjoyed with up to three guests!

Harwood District | Directions

Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse

Veterans can enjoy a free full sized entree for dine in or take out! This spot has great pizzas and wings, and a large craft beer selection.

Multiple Locations | Directions

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

You know and love their pork chops, and active or former military members can enjoy one for free! Bring a guest and purchase a dinner entree on November 10th for a free dinner pork chop, or stop by for lunch on November 11th for a free lunch pork chop.

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Veterans and active military can stop by any of Plucker’s locations in DFW for a free meal! We love their chicken wings, in fact, they even made it on our Best Wings in Dallas list!

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Rakkasan Tea Company

This veteran owned tea spot is one worth supporting! The name Rakkasan came from co-founders Brandon Friedman and Terrence Kamauf, and was the nickname of their unit in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. They often drank tea provided by locals overseas, and decided to open this tea shop to highlight and support post-combat economies. Check them out for ethically sourced teas from all over the world!

East Dallas | Directions

The Rustic

One of our favorites for live music and outdoor dining is offering a free Rustic burger to all active and retired military members!

Uptown | Directions

Shell Shack

All Shell Shack locations are buying veterans lunch!  From 11am to 4pm this Friday, any active or retired military are offered a free shrimp basket when dining at any Shell Shack location. Not available for to go and delivery. 

Knox-Henderson & Mesquite | Directions

Sidecar Social

If you’re in the mood for an upbeat night, head to Sidecar Social for a free entree up to $14! Menu items like burgers, sandwiches, salads, and even mac and cheese are included in this deal.

Addison | Directions


This old school spot is serving up free burgers or sandwiches to veterans and active military members who dine in! Don't forget to get some cheddar fries too.

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