Last year my daughter & I went to Applebee's for a free Vet dinner. Place was packed & I should have gone a lot earlier in the evening. Here is a link / list of freebies & discounts for this year. A lot seems to be in the Seattle area. If you know of any others, please post them up. http://blog.seattlepi.com/davidnelson/archives/227877.asp This year, I'm happy to announce 30 freebies and discounts for veterans on Veterans Day. Like last year, I walked into many of the places below, asked if they would offer free or discounted items for our veterans, and most business owners embraced the opportunity. I feel grateful to have such generous businesses in the community; all the businesses listed below deserve the utmost respect and gratitude for their generosity. As a reminder, veterans must show proper ID and/or proof of service in order to receive offers below. Verify that the offers below are still being honored prior to taking advantage of them. Lastly, as a Marine veteran, I just want to wish the United States Marine Corps a Happy 235th birthday! Happy Birthday Marines! Veterans, 30 freebies and discounts for you on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2010: Seattle Belltown and Downtown Seattle Happy Burrito Mexican Food (The taco truck near the dog park on 3rd Ave) - Free Taco. Mama's Mexican Kitchen - Veterans eat free until 5pm. The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co - Free cupcake for veterans. Bedlam Coffee - Free cup of coffee for veterans. Caffe Lieto - Free biscuit with jelly/butter with proof of service for every veteran. Also, buy any coffee, get a second one free. Rob Roy - 50% off your entire bill. Spa Noir - 50% off an hour long massage for veterans, you must call (206)448-7600 to make an appointment, space is limited. The Crab Pot - Free appetizer or dessert with entree purchase for veterans. I recommend making reservations, typically they don't accept reservations, but for this special they will, (206)624-1890. Fisherman's Restaurant - Free appetizer or dessert with entree purchase for veterans. Again, I recommend making reservations, typically they don't accept reservations, but for this special they will, (206)623-3500. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - Half price admission to veterans on Thursday for the 10pm show. Seating starts at 9:30 and advanced reservations are required by calling (206)441-9729. Ventana Restaurant - 50% off your entire dinner bill. .twist. - 50% off your entire dinner bill. Deli Shez Cafe - $1 for any coffee drink for veterans or 60% off your entire order. Lake Union Hooters at Lake Union -Free meals for veterans. (Their website does not show it, but I personally arranged for veterans to eat free at the Hooters at Lake Union). Outback (all locations) - Free Bloomin' Onion and beverage to veterans. Just don't eat the Bloomin Onion before a PT test, that bad boy has 1550 calories and 83 grams of fat! Queen Anne Queen Anne Cafe - Free breakfast for veterans and 50% the entire bill the rest of the day. Dicks (all locations) - Free hamburger or cheeseburger for veterans. Seattle Museums Seattle Art Museum - Free general admission for every veteran and a guest. The Museum of Flight - Free admission for veterans. All over Seattle Brown Bear Carwash - Free car wash for veterans. Eastside Sport Clips in Bellevue and Kirkland - Free haircut for veterans. Chuck's Donuts in Renton - Free donut for veterans. Tacoma Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium - Free admission for veterans. The Museum of Glass - Free admission for veterans. Washington State History Museum - Free admission for veterans. Tacoma Art Museum - Free admission for veterans. The Ram (All locations) - Free meal for veterans with the purchase of another meal. Everett Marimba Grill - 50% off the entire bill for veterans. Chains not mentioned above Krispy Kreme - Free donut for veterans. Chili's - Free meal for veterans. Famous Dave's - Free meal for veterans. Applebees - Free meal for veterans. Family Fun Northwest Trek out in Eatonville is offering free admission for veterans and their families. National Parks are offering free admission into the parks.