West Seattle's Grillbird offers vets and military members 30 percent off on Veterans Day.

This year, Veterans Day lands in the middle of a week, in the middle of a very strange month, at a time that’s unusually difficult for many. All the more reason to offer up a free car wash or a discounted meal. Here are some local businesses slinging specials to say thanks to vets and military members this Wednesday (and beyond): 

Veterans get the full meal deal November 11 at Dick’s—wear your uniform or present your military ID to get a burger, fries, medium drink, and two condiments free on Veterans Day. The burger bar is also collecting donations this week to support Compass Housing Alliance’s programs for veterans experiencing homelessness.

Grillbird, West Seattle’s fast-casual take on classic teriyaki, offers 30 percent off for military members and veterans on November 11. 

Ivar’s gives vets and active duty military their pick of a complimentary entree when they order in person at seafood bars and its Mukilteo Landing location on November 11. Check out the seafood restaurant’s website to see which locations are participating and which entrees are fair game.

Pioneer Square D&E planned to offer free fried chicken sandwiches before a Covid case and an abundance of caution temporarily closed the restaurant. Follow @pioneersquarede on Instagram to stay updated as army vet and owner Jonathan Fleming highlights other vet-owned businesses and nonprofits this month (and hosts an upcoming popup with fellow vet Geoffrey Redd of Bigfoot Long's).

Starbucks pours vets, military service members, and military spouses free tall hot black coffees all day November 11, and donates 25 cents of the day’s proceeds from the same drink to Team RWB and Headstrong, organizations that support veterans’ physical and mental health.

Tinte Cellars offers veterans and active duty military $20 seated wine tastings for two (typically $20 each) at its Woodinville Hollywood Hills tasting room from November 11 to November 15. Call 425-659-9463 to reserve. 

Yes, this is a little out of place on a list of food—but vets and active duty military can swing by Brown Bear Car Wash all day Veterans Day for a free tunnel wash. Brown Bear will also donate $1 from all car washes purchased Wednesday to Puget Sound Honor Flight, an organization that helps bring veterans to Washington, DC to visit war memorials.

Know of more Veterans Day deals from local businesses? Email [email protected] 

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