Where To Find Food & Drink Specials for Memorial Day 2022 in Houston – Updated!

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Whether Memorial Day finds you out and about, or honoring the nation’s fallen military personal with family and friends at home, Houston bars and restaurants are offering deals to help make the long weekend special. Choose from cocktails for dine-in and to-go, grill-ready meats, snack boards and more. Thank you to our country’s service members past, present and future.

Enjoy a special lunch deal at Picos on Memorial Day. Courtesy photos.

Arnaldo Richards’ Picos, 3601 Kirby: In the spirit of “buy-one-give-one,” any guest who purchases lunch for a veteran at Picos on Memorial Day, will receive their own lunch entrée complimentary (up to a $16 value). In addition, guests can enjoy happy hour pricing all day every Monday. Specials include $8 select cocktails and margaritas, $4 beers and assorted bar bites.

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Axelrad offers veterans a 20% discount every day of the year. Photo by Goodspero.

Axelrad, 1517 Alabama: Stake out a table at this perennially bustling beer garden complete with hammocks, space to roam and regular movie nights. Veterans receive a 20% discount on purchases every day of the year. Order cocktails such as Frankly Strawberry Basil Lemonade with strawberry vodka and Second Line with tequila, lime, serrano, blackberry and ginger beer, plus wines by the glass or bottle and craft beer. Pair with slices from Luigi’s Pizzeria, which shares the patio with Axelrad.

Dandelion Cafe, 5405 Bellaire: Stop by this charming coffee shop and bistro in Bellaire for BOGO mimosas until 4 p.m. Purchase one at regular price, and get your second glass for just one penny. While you’re there, pick up sandwiches, salads, smoothies locally made goods and more.

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Shrimp & Grits are on the Memorial Day brunch menu at Dish Society. Photo by Dragana Harris.

Dish Society, multiple locations: The weekday brunch at this vibrant local mini-chain usually ends at 11 a.m., but is extended through 3:30 p.m. on Memorial Day. Order dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, such as the Houston Hot Chicken Sandwich or 44 Farms Chimichurri Steak Tacos. Dishes are available for dine-in, pickup, curbside and delivery at all six area locations.

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Huevos ahogados at Goode Co. Taqueria. Courtesy photo.

Goode Co. Taqueria, 4902 Kirby: Take advantage of extended breakfast hours and fuel up for holiday activities. The restaurant is serving breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday. Order selections such as La Guisada with two eggs any style over pork-and-green chile stew, the Breakfast Taco Plate, huevos ahogados (two eggs over easy with salsa ranchera served on a crispy bean and cheese tostada with a choice of meat) and chilaquiles. Choose from à la carte side options such as tacos, fresh fruit, hash browns and more. View the full breakfast menu online.

Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace, 350 West 19th: Dine at this cool spot for elevated Southern food. Memorial Day specials include a $9 menu with dishes such as fried chicken po-boy, beef dog with homemade potato chips, Personal Harold’s BBQ Pizza, sangria, margaritas and more. In addition, kids eat free all day on Memorial Day. Deals are valid for takeout, delivery and dine-in.

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The colorful patio at Maize. Photo by Becca Wright.

Maize,14795 Memorial: Order from a special Memorial Day à la carte brunch menu prepared by executive chef Fabian Saldana and available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from Mexican-style specialties such as grilled oysters spiked with chiles, Mexican Burger with prime beef and Corn Tres Leches

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Molina’s Margarita at Molina’s Cantina. Photo by Kimberly Park.

Molina’s Cantina, multiple locations: Order all-day Molina’s Margaritas at the happy hour price of $6.50 each. Try one alongside the recently debuted queso toppers such as sautéed pico de gallo or zesty chorizo. The ‘ritas are discounted through May 30. There are fajita packs, too, and margaritas by the gallon, half-gallon or glass for offsite celebrations. 

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Grilled oysters at Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House. Photo by Becca Wright.

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th Street, San Leon: Soak up coastal vibes at this upscale outpost in San Leon owned by Raz Halili of Prestige Oysters. The restaurant is typically closed on Mondays, but is making an exception in honor of Memorial Day. Visit for the weekend menu of selections such as stuffed crab claws, grilled oysters, Piri Piri Gulf Shrimp and Crispy Red Snapper, along with all-day happy hour drink specials. 

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The Missing Man Table at PJ’s Coffee locations honors fallen, missing and imprisoned military members. Courtesy photo.

PJ’s Coffee, multiple locations: Visit this New Orleans-based coffee house on Monday, May 30 to pay respects at the Missing Man Table. The tribute honors fallen, missing or imprisoned military service members with an empty place setting and information sign. While there, you can order from an extensive menu of hot and cold drinks made with direct trade coffee, plus pastries, breakfast sandwiches, beignets and more. Your purchase indirectly supports veterans by helping PJ’s Coffee’s veteran initiatives, such as a 20% discount on initial franchise fees for veterans, and the opportunity to win an annual veteran franchise giveaway.

“PJ’s Coffee is dedicated to giving back to our nation’s heroes for the brave sacrifices they and their families have made for our freedom,” said PJ’s Coffee President and U.S. Army Veteran Peter Boylan. “As a veteran myself, one day simply isn’t enough to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers who are never forgotten. In addition to our memorial table, PJ’s actively seeks out qualified veteran franchisees to join the PJ’s family year-round. We encourage new and existing guests to join us this Memorial Day at any of our locations across the country in honoring our fallen, missing or imprisoned military service members and their families.” Visit the website to learn more about PJ’s Coffee’s veteran programs. 

Revival Market, 550 Heights: This kitchen in the Heights has a long-standing reputation for its housemade goods and locally sourced ingredients. Make holiday cookouts a snap with grill-ready selections such as the Revival Bratwurst 4 pack ($9.95), Garlic & Herb Marinated Pork Chops (pack of two is $49.95), Revival Sausage Sampler (two each of andouille, Tejas and kielbasa for $18) and marinated flank steak ($25.95). Round out picnics with a charcuterie board that feeds two to four people for $35, 16-ounce bottled Sangria for $16 each and a mimosa kit that includes one bottle of Jura Cremant and fresh orange juice for $25. Visit the Memorial Day provisions page for more information.

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Italian eatery Roma in Rice Village. Courtesy photo.

Roma, 2347 University: Stop by this chic-yet-relaxed Italian destination in Rice Village for half-price bottles of wine to go with classic dishes such as seafood, pasta and meat. Stay safe on the road with $15 off two Alto driver service rides with code ROMA (must be an Alto member).

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The Piña-mezcalita is back for a limited time at The Original Ninfa’s. Photo by Becca Wright.

The Original Ninfa’s, 1700 Post Oak and 2704 Navigation: Bar director Angel Belman created the fan favorite Piña-mezcalita, and it is available for a limited time this weekend. The sunny-hued cocktail is made with Damiana Herb Liqueur, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, chile poblano liqueur, fresh roasted pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, lime juice, agave syrup, chamoy and finished with a tajin rim. It is $13 over the Memorial Day holiday.

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Get a half order of Fried (Or Not) Deviled Eggs for just $5 at Treebeards over Memorial Day weekend. Courtesy photo.

Treebeards, 9655 Katy Freeway: Snag a Memorial Day beer and snack special at this Southern-style kitchen. The Bunker Hill location is serving draft beers for $5 each and half orders of Fried (Or Not) Deviled Eggs with bacon and green pepper sauce, also for $5 (normally $6). The discounts are available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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