Houston Restaurants Honoring Veterans with Specials on Veterans Day

Local establishments reaching out to veterans to recognize their service

Texas/Multiple Locations

Willie’s Grill & Icehouse: Willie’s Grill & Icehouse will honor veterans and active military on Thursday, November 11, 2021, by inviting them to try the icehouse’s brand new sandwiches for free. After showing military ID, veterans and active military can choose from the new Texas Patty Melt, a juicy half-pound patty with two slices of melted Monterey Jack cheese, grilled onions, and creamy house-made Melt Sauce, all nestled in between two thick slices of Texas toast; and the new Cajun Fire Chicken Sandwich, two crispy fried chicken tenders topped with Cajun slaw and sweet pickles, all drizzled with Willie’s signature Cajun Fire Sauce then tucked between two thick pieces of Texas toast. Both sandwiches are served with a mountain of fries. The offer is valid only on in-store purchases on November 11, exclusively for current and former military, and only for the two new sandwiches. For locations, hours, menus, and more, visit https://williesgrillandicehouse.com/. Photos: Becca Wright.


The Original Ninfa’s: The Original Ninfa’s will salute the nation’s veterans and active-duty military with free Chili Con Queso on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Veterans and active-duty military can just inform their server at Ninfa’s on Navigation or Ninfa’s Uptown of their service in order to receive the free Chili Con Queso. Ninfa’s on Navigation is located at 2704 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX 77003. Ninfa’s Uptown is located at 1700 Post Oak Blvd., #1-190, Houston, TX 77056. Both locations’ hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.); and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). For more information, visit https://ninfas.com.  Photos: Becca Wright

New York Eatery: New York Eatery will offer sincere thanks to our nation’s veterans and active military with 30% off purchases all day on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The offer is good exclusively at the recently opened New York Eatery for officers in uniform and with military ID. The offer excludes alcohol. New York Eatery is located at 5422 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite A, Bellaire, TX 77401. The eatery’s hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.nybagelsandcoffee.com. Photos: Shawn Chippendale.

The Original Esther’s Cajun Café & Soulfood On Yale: The Original Esther’s Cajun Café & Soulfood On Yale will offer 15% off all purchases by veterans all day on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Veterans can redeem the offer by informing the cashier of their service. Esther’s is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.estherscajunsoul.com. Images courtesy of Esther’s.

La Grange: La Grange will celebrate Veteran’s Day on Thursday, November 11, 2021, with free Chicharrones––crunchy fried pork skins dusted with the savory house spice––for all veterans. La Grange is located at 2517 Ralph Street, Houston, TX 77006. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for brunch. La Grange is closed on Monday.  Photos: Mark C. Austin.

Axelrad: Axelrad shows appreciation to veterans year-round by always offering veterans 20% off of all orders, every day. The Midtown beer garden and patio looks forward to hosting vets on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Axelrad is located at 1517 Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77004 in Midtown. Axelrad is open Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. For more information, please visit www.axelradbeergarden.com.  Photos courtesy of Axelrad.

Orleans Seafood Kitchen will offer 50% off to all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel on Veterans Day – military ID required. Not valid with other offers. This neighborhood restaurant serves up authentic Louisiana fare including seafood gumbo, etouffee, po-boys and boiled crawfish when in season. Orleans offers various specials for children and seniors and features a full-service bar and patio. Hours are Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm; Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm. For more information, please visit orleansseafoodkitchen.com. Photo: Becca Wright.