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Local Restaurants Celebrate our Military Residents on Memorial Day

Posted on: May 24th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 5 Comments

Memorial Day represents so much more than a 3-day weekend. It’s a day to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices that our fallen servicemen have given to protect each American’s freedoms. While we all have differing political views, I think that this day is so vitally important regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum.Memorial Day

So, while we have gathered a list of local restaurants that are offering up special deals and discounts on Memorial Day, it’s important to reflect on the reason for the holiday. I come from a very large family (my Mother is one of 14 children and my father is one of 5 children) and I have several Aunts, Uncles and cousins that have served in the military and our families have been fortunate enough to have not lost anyone while in active duty, though that possibility always existed. Military life is hard; hard on the service member and hard for the families of the service member. While you are enjoying your day off and any one of these great deals, take a moment to say a silent (or loud) thank you to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for us all.

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Memorial Day: Phoenix

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace
1590 Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix; 602.773.1339
Stop by and get 25% off bomber beers as well as 30% off all Cadia Chips and Salsa.

4750 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.274.2828
Enjoy brunch at Maizie’s from 9am until 2pm on Memorial Day, There will be brunch drink specials that will run until 6pm as well as $5 burger and fries in addition to $10 bottles of wine all day.

Phoenix City Grille
5816 N. 16th St., Phoenix; 602.266.3001
All active duty and veteran military personnel will receive a free lunch at Phoenix City Grill from 11am until 3pm. Lunch choices will include any burger, sandwich or salad selection including a non-alcoholic beverage (not including tax or gratuity).
Additionally, Executive Chef Rory Hewitt is featuring an Arizona Double Check Ranch grass fed burger with Oaxacan cheese, Diego’s best tomatillo salsa, and a fried egg for $15. And mimosas and Bloody Marys will be offered for $5 during lunch.

Memorial Day: Scottsdale

Roaring Fork
4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale; 480.947.0795
With Memorial Day signifying the unofficial start of summer, Roaring Fork is celebrating with the kickoff of their All Summer Happy Hour. You’ll also be able to take advantage of their “Dinner on Us” which allows for one free entrée with the purchase of another, beginning at 4pm.

Sol Cocina
15323 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale; 480.245.6708
Gather your family and friends for an authentic coastal Mexican brunch from 10am until 3pm. Add a little extra fun to your brunch selections with $3 mimosas.

Memorial Day: East Valley

825 N. 54th St., Chandler; 480.813.9801
Nabers continues to honor our nation’s military this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. As a humble thank you to those departed heroes who gave themselves unselfishly for our country, all active and retired military (with ID) get their choice of BBQ Pork Wrap or Bacon-Cheeseburger-Mac free with the purchase of a beverage. Everyone, please gather at Nabers on this day to say your personal thanks to those who have or are serving our great nation. The locally owned establishment focuses on good food, great drinks and fun music throughout the week.

Social Box Neighborhood Eatery
1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler; 480.899.6735
All active duty and veteran military personnel will receive a complimentary All American Burger Basket with fries and a free non-alcoholic beverage all day on Monday from 11am until close. Guests only need to present a non-expired military ID.

The Dhaba
1872 E.Apache Blvd., Tempe; 480.446.2824
All active and retired military personnel will receive a 15% discount on meat with a valid military ID. The Dhaba offers a 10% military discount at any other time of the year.

Memorial Day: Various Location

Casino Arizona
Veterans and active duty military personnel can enjoy a 2-for-1 brunch/lunch at Casino Arizona’s Eagles Buffet (from 11am until 3pm) and a 2-for-1 lunch at Talking Stick’s Wandering Horse Buffet (from 8am until 10:30am). In order to receive the discount guests only need to present a Players Rewards Card along with a Veteran’s Card or valid Military ID.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Various Locations
From now through July 5th, for every 12 oz. Support at Home Ground Coffee or 20 count Support at Home Tea purchased, a contribution of $1 will be donated to Operation Homefront. This deal is valid in stores or online.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar
Various Location
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is recognizing those who courageously gave their lives with the “American Soldier Burger.” Inspired by Toby Keith’s ACM nominated-song, the fire-grilled cheeseburger is made with one-half pound of Angus beef, American cheese, and a brioche roll with a side of “Freedom Fries.” In celebration of Memorial Day, all active duty military personnel will receive 10 percent off of their meal at Toby Keith’s.

Twin Peaks
Various Locations
Active and veteran military personnel will receive a free entrée with the purchase of a drink and any of the Twin Peaks locations on Memorial Day.

Various Locations
Sink your teeth into a Z’Burger topped with jalapeño mayo and accompanied by sweet potato or steak fries and a Bud Light for $8.95. Offer is good May 22-25 for all patrons 21 and older.


About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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