UPDATED: Brunches and Restaurant Specials for Veterans Day 2014

Discounts and freebies for military personnel, mimosas for all.

Find specials and brunch this Veterans Day. Photograph via Shutterstock.


The Black Squirrel

2427 18th St., NW

The Adams Morgan spot opens at noon and serves all-you-can-eat mussels all day.

EatWell DC Restaurants

Multiple locations

All of the restaurant group’s concepts except for the Pig serve brunch, including Logan Tavern, Grillfish, Commissary, and more.

Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac

Anyone can stop in for brunch between 7 and 2, or lunch starting at 11. Active and retired military personnel with a valid ID can receive 50 percent off the meal for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Kangaroo Boxing Club

3410 11th St., NW

The neighborhood spot opens for brunch from 11 to 3, with a 20-percent discount for anyone showing a military ID.


919 5th St., NW

Fancy bottomless mimosas on a Tuesday? Head in for brunch.


Alexandria’s Vets Gotta Eat!

Multiple locations

More than 40 restaurants and bars in Alexandria extend 10- to 20-percent discounts for veterans and their families Tuesday through November 16. Participants include Dairy Godmother, RedRocks Pizzeria, Virtue Feed & Grain, and more.

BLT Steak

1625 I St., NW

Any veteran or active military member receives a 50-percent discount for parties of two or less, and a 25-percent discount for groups of three or more.

Duke’s Grocery

1513 17th St., NW

Active and retired military and their spouses can snag a free beer.


601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Head to the haute Italian for pre-concert lunch specials in the bar area and lounge until 4.


1730 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Vets and active-duty members can stop by for a free grilled-cheese sandwich from 11 to 1 (note that the eatery will close early for the holiday at 3).

Georgetown Cupcake

Multiple locations

Anyone can score a free cupcake by asking for the off-menu special: Veterans Day vanilla (limit one per customer).

Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd., NW

The French-American brasserie will live-stream the Concert for Valor all evening.

Mission BBQ

Multiple locations

This barbecue joint, which supports veterans with fundraisers and service projects throughout the year, offers free sandwiches and cake to vets.

Rock & Roll Hotel

1353 H St., NE

Feeling like a Tuesday party? All current and former members of the military can head in for a free PBR and shot of whiskey.


2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington

Anyone with a military ID can receive 40 percent off on food only. A similar promotion extends for the rest of the year, though with a 10-percent discount.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.