From barbecue to pizza, burgers and more, Austin’s restaurants and bars are showing appreciation for former and active members of the armed forces this Veterans Day and Veterans Day weekend with discounts, free meals and complimentary starters. To help guide those vets, Eater has created a guide to the best deals on food and drinks in the city. Everything takes place on Saturday, November 11 unless otherwise noted.
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Tamale House East
1707 East 6th Street, East Austin
Tamale House East will give all active and former military free coffee and ten percent off its extensive menu of tacos, chalupas, enchiladas and tamales on both Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11.
Terry Black’s BBQ
1003 Barton Springs Road, Bouldin Creek
Perfectly located a short walk or bike ride away from Auditorium Shores, Zilker Park or Barton Springs, the barbecue spot will offering 30 percent off its entire menu for all veterans and active duty military.
4236 South Lamar Boulevard, South Lamar; 4729 Burnet Road, Rosedale
Pinthouse Pizza celebrate the armed forces all year long, where all active and former military members receive ten percent off their orders all year long. This of course applies to Veterans Day.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
For those willing to wait out the weekend crowds, Austin's staple burger bar is giving away a free burger to all active and retired military members all day long. The offer includes any burger from its menu, from the classic to the fiery El Diablo.
Pluckers Wing Bar
All Pluckers locations in Texas will offer free meals for veterans and active duty military. The meals, up to $15, will include an entree, side, and non-alcoholic beverage from Pluckers’ extensive menu of wings, burgers, sandwiches, and sides. Only available for dine-in meals.
4715 South Lamar Boulevard, Sunset Valley
In honor of those who have served, the Sunset Valley pizzeria will be offering half-off to all former and active armed forces who are dining in the restaurant. The discount extends to its menu of sandwiches, starters, and dozens of Neapolitan-style pizzas.
11601 Domain Drive, Domain; 4024 South Lamar Boulevard, South Austin
Both locations of the Park will give out a free appetizer for veterans and active duty military. Complimentary appetizers include spinach artichoke dips, parmesan fried calamari, chicken chipotle quesadillas, and more. Valid military ID is required.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
114 West 7th Street, Downtown
All locations of the steakhouse chain, including the Austin one, is offering all U.S. active and former military members and veterans a free three-course pork chop dinner on Sunday, November 12. The catch: they need to be with someone who is paying for their meal. A reservation and military identification are required for the deal.
5601 Brodie Lane, Garrison Park
For the veterans of South Austin, Zoës Kitchen is thanking veterans and active military members by offering a free entree, including an array of their healthy, mediterranean-inspired grain bowls and roll-ups. To receive their free entrée, veterans and active military members must present their military identification at checkout.
For those looking to help veterans:
Sour Duck Market at Hops & Grain
507 Calles Street, East Austin
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Sour Duck's final bake sale (before it opens next year) benefits TADSAW – "Train a Dog, Save a Warrior," which trains medical alert service dogs for wounded veterans. This pop-up event, part of a string of Saturday markets held in anticipation of the opening of the Odd Duck family’s latest venture. The sale will pair coffee, beer and baked goods, as well as some smoked and barbecued meats. It runs from 10 a.m. to noon.