The 5 Best Veteran's Day Specials in St. Louis


       Happy Veteran's Day! | Joe Campbell

We probably don't thank our veterans enough, but Veteran's Day is a start. If you're still active duty or retired military personnel, businesses all over St. Louis are offering discounts and more. Check out some of the best places to go today after the jump.

See also: Five Restaurants Where You Get Great Free Food Along with the Food You Pay For

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard (6726 Chippewa Street; 314-481-2652)

The St. Louis icon has a special Uncle Sam Sundae, a Fourth of July favorite. It's red, white and blue, of course -- strawberries, whipped cream, and blueberries on top of shortcake and custard. Veterans also get a $1.50 discount.

       Schnitzel & spaetzle at Iron Barley. | Ian Froeb
  •        Schnitzel & spaetzle at Iron Barley. | Ian Froeb

Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue; 314-351-4500)

Iron Barley is offering a free meal to all veterans today. It's dine-in only, but pick from lunch specials, sandwiches, the chicken plate, the roasted plate and special cut prime rib.

       Eat your heart out, Bread Co. | Sarah Rusnak
  •        Eat your heart out, Bread Co. | Sarah Rusnak

Einstein Bros. Bagels (multiple locations)

Veterans, start your day off right with a free bagel and shmear courtesy of Melvyn and Elmo. It doesn't hurt that there are locations all over town, making it easy for the breakfast place to say thanks beginning at 5:30 a.m.

       Hey, maybe the house doesn't always win. | RFT Photo
  •        Hey, maybe the house doesn't always win. | RFT Photo

Casino Queen (200 South Front Street, East St. Louis; 618-874-5000)

The self-proclaimed home of the loosest slots is also offering a breakfast and lunch special. Show your military ID for a free buffet at the Casino Queen's restaurant, Market Street Buffet.

       Hooters' original wings. | Madelaine Azar
  •        Hooters' original wings. | Madelaine Azar

Hooters (multiple locations)

Get a free meal up to $10.99 with your military ID and purchase of a drink. But hey, you're gonna need a beer to wash down those wings anyway, right?

Do you know of any more deals for our vets today? Let us know in the comments!

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