NoVA restaurants and cafés are honoring the military with Veterans Day deals that include free food and drinks or discounts on meals. Veterans Day is November 11.
There are many more deals than the ones below. Military.com has a list of additional specials and freebies.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
The Clarendon restaurant will offer its unlimited brunch specials on Friday, November 10 in honor of Veterans Day. Enjoy dishes like smoked salmon Benedict, a shrimp omelet, and Balkan kebabs. Unlimited mimosas and peach bellinis for 99 cents each. 2901 Wilson Blvd., Clarendon, $42.99 per person
7 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.
Visit The Winery at Bull Run on November 10 for a wine and comedy night in honor of Veterans Day. Current and past military get 10 percent off purchases with ID during the show. There will be opportunities to add a charcuterie or pizza package. The show’s headliner is Allan Goodwin, a U.S. Navy veteran and first place winner of the World Series of Comedy. 15950 Lee Hwy., Centreville, $35 per person
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
The bb.q Korean fried chicken eatery is offering 25 percent off all in-store orders placed by veterans and active-duty military on November 11 at participating U.S. locations. A portion of the sales that day will be donated to the Honor Flight Network, which flies U.S. veterans to memorials in DC at no charge. Multiple area locations
Active and retired military can get a free 10-piece order of boneless wings and regular fries, if they dine in. You must show valid proof of service to get the meal. Multiple locations
Active-duty military and veterans can get a free slice of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake in-store and online with any purchase. Use code VETSDAY22 at checkout. Through November 14, Cracker Barrel is offering 25 percent off military apparel and drinkware in-store and online. Multiple locations
Breakfast lovers will be happy to know that Dunkin’ is offering veterans and active-duty military a free doughnut of their choice at participating locations. Multiple locations
If you’d rather bring your own food for a picnic, to coincide with Veterans Day, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all national parks. Great Falls Park is participating and opens at 7 a.m. Veterans Day is one of five “Free Entrance Days” each year offered by the National Park Service. The other free entrance days are Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January, the first day of National Park Week in April, the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act in August, and National Public Lands Day in September. 9200 Old Dominion Dr., McLean
Get a pancakes combo meal or a stack of red, white, and blue pancakes free at participating IHOP restaurants between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. You must dine in.
Vets who visit the barbecue chain on November 11 get a free sandwich. Options include brisket sliced to order, chopped brisket marinated in Memphis Belle sauce, pulled pork, turkey or pulled chicken. Multiple locations
Peet’s Coffee is giving a free small drip coffee or tea to active-duty military and veterans with proof of service. Multiple locations
Starbucks is honoring those who served with a free tall hot or cold brewed coffee for military service members, military spouses and veterans. The coffee must be ordered in store or in the drive-thru, not through the app. Multiple locations
Feature image of Ambar’s prosciutto benedict by Ardent Vibe
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