Father’s Day Specials Across San DiegoEat + Drink Treat your favorite dad to a special meal at one of these San Diego restaurants
Father’s Day is just around the corner, which means San Diego’s restaurants are gearing up to celebrate a day dedicated to dad with delicious specials! Check out what these eateries have to offer for the occasion.
Celebrate dad with a mouth-watering steakhouse dinner from Rare Society. Owner and Executive Chef Brad Wise and the team will have an Australian Wagyu Tomahawk ready to serve all weekend long. This choice cut hails from Kerwee Farms in Queensland and is considered to be one of the top producers in the region. Pair this decadent dish with your choice of sides from Truffled Creamed Spinach, Wood-Roasted Sugar Snap Peas, and Creamed Summer Corn. Of course, you can’t miss out on dessert – end the night with Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Harville’s famed Butter Cake that comes topped with Sour Cream Ice Cream. Father’s Day weekend reservations are highly recommended. (619) 501-6404. Dinner starts at 5PM Wednesday – Sunday.
The Wise Ox
Spend the day grilling up dad’s favorites! The Wise Ox in North Park has a selection of prime, dry-aged, and smoked meats to choose from for the quintessential backyard barbecue including Prime Tomahawk Steaks, Dry-Aged Ribeye Steaks, and Smoked Prime Rib (2 pounds, feeds 2-4), which has been smoked in-house by the Wise Ox team. You can also pick up wines and local brews such as Modern Times Blazing World, Ale Smith’s .394, and Coronado Brewing’s Bigger Boat, and Mr. Trustee Creamery’s exclusive Wise Ox flavor, Caramel Potato Chip.
With a spread like this, your Father’s Day bbq is sure to be a flavor blast of fun! Or, give your dad the gift of meat with a subscription to The Wise Ox’s exclusive monthly Ox Box filled with meats, recipes, and more. Sign up here.
Smokey & The Brisket
Dads with a hankering for barbecue can get their fill this Father’s Day at Smokey & The Brisket, where they’ll be offering a Just for Dads special, including a sandwich loaded with his choice of brisket, pulled pork, chicken, sausage or a burger, plus a side and any beer, all for $15! If dad can’t make it this Father’s Day, Smokey & The Brisket is providing the option to purchase a $15 voucher for a Father’s Day meal to be used at a later date in 2021.
Treat Dad to free tacos this Father’s Day at City Tacos. With seven locations across San Diego, including North Park, La Mesa, Pacific Beach, Encinitas, Sorrento Valley, Downtown and Imperial Beach, the taqueria will host a
Buy One, Get One Free taco special for all dads on Sunday, June 20. Enjoy innovative taco selections including the Mexicali Taco which features grilled Arrachera, onions, poblano peppers, asadero cheese and mashed potatoes on a fresh flour tortilla. Complete the experience with a signature Mexicali-style Michelada.
The Smoking Gun
This Father’s Day, treat your dad to brand-new menu items at The Smoking Gun. The Gaslamp bar and restaurant just launched new lunch and dinner dishes made with high-quality wagyu, including the Smoking Gun Burger and the BBQ Pork Bacon Burger, which now consist of a 1/2 lb. wagyu patty, topped with ingredients such as smoked gouda, homemade pickles, and smoked pork, both served on a homemade sweet bun. Dad is sure to love the Wagyu Flat Iron, served with roasted baby heirloom potatoes, farmers market veggies, and chimichurri. The Smoking Gun also has a variety of tasty cocktails, beers, and more!
Soak up the sun and take in stunning views at Quiero Tacos, located along Seaport Village’s Northern boardwalk. Together with Mike Hess Brewing, the taco and beer haven will offer a Buy One, Get One Free taco deal with popular selections including the Carnitas Taco, Avocado City, and the Mike Hess Fish Taco which features battered basa, cabbage, onion, tomato, and house chipotle aioli on a homemade flour tortilla.
Bring your dad to any of Fish Shop‘s three locations – Pacific Beach, Point Loma, or Encinitas – for fresh fish and a chance for dad to win some awesome prizes! On Father’s Day, each dad who comes in will be treated to an
envelope with either 10% off their next meal, $5 off their next meal, or $1.00 off a glass of wine or draft beer. At Fish Shop, you can create your own custom tacos, sandwich, salad, or plate, or choose from favorites like the
Fish N’ Chips or specialty tacos.
barleymash is celebrating both Father’s Day and the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course with an Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey sponsored Putt-Putt course, which will be located next to the outdoor parklet! The Gaslamp hotspot is inviting guests to come show off their short game skills, and will feature prizes and giveaways for participants, as well as food specials throughout the weekend. And if that isn’t enough to entice dad to stop by, barleymash’s selection of bourbon, beer, and bites surely will!
It’s that special time of year when we devote the entire day to the Dad in our lives! Mister A’s dining room and outdoor patios are open for the celebrations, but reservations are in order. This Father’s Day, Mister A’s is offering its regular menus for brunch and dinner service, with the addition of a 40 oz. rib chop to share for $145. So, the ways in which to spoil Dad are endless.
Nova Easy Kombucha | Novo Brazil Brewing Company
Treat dad to an authentic Italian meal at the Gaslamp’s Operacaffe, where he can savor dishes such as Penne a la Kika with shrimp and manilla clams, bathed in white wine and a light cream sauce, as he sips half-off beer available all day!
El Cruce + 241
Cheer on the Padres and enjoy an ice-cold Baja beer at El Cruce + 241. The Chula Vista taproom, wine bar and kitchen will show the Padres game alongside an all-day $5 pint special to celebrate. Pair pints with savory Baja bites including the Esquite, Ceviche de Pescado, and the revamped Pulpo Asado, which features morita glazed octopus, peewee potatoes, arugula, frisee, piquillo and squid ink aioli.
Shake & Muddle
Located along Chula Vista’s historic Third Avenue, Shake & Muddle will feature a classic food and drink pairing for Father’s Day. The fusion mixology bar will feature $11.50 selections from their roster of Worldly Old-Fashioneds. Sip on options including El Jefe’s Old-Fashioned, which features Maker’s 46 Bourbon, Licor 43, orange bitters and a demerara sugar cube or opt for the Whiskey Warrior featuring Iwai Japanese Whiskey, Ginger Root, Kuru Sato, house bitters and a candied ginger garnish. Pair your beverage with an order of the Father’s Day Pork Ribs, served alongside corn on the cob and coleslaw. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made online via the Shake & Muddle website.
Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro
Nestled in the heart of Bonita, Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro is dishing up signature selections perfectly fit for a memorable Father’s Day weekend. Treat dad to an authentic Mexican and Mediterranean infused lunch or dinner experience with dishes such as the Paella and Chile En Nogada, as well as an array of cold and hot tapas including the Bone Marrow Sope, Lamb Rack Lollipops and the Ahi Tuna Tostadas. Pair dishes with a glass of wine, handcrafted margaritas or opt for a shot of mezcal which includes traditional fixings of an orange slice, chili salt and chapulines – a Oaxacan delicacy.
Mongolian Hot Pot | Shabu Works
Customize the ultimate hot pot creation at Clairemont Mesa’s Mongolian Hot Pot or Mira Mesa’s Shabu Works. The sister eateries will offer dads a complimentary beer with the purchase of an entrée. Make it a memorable Father’s Day with an immersive dining experience complete with intricate flavors and fresh ingredients. Savor a medley of signature soup bases, premium protein selections, handmade noodles, veggies, and more!
Gelson’s | Pacific Beach, Carlsbad & Del Mar
Forget the standard hamburgers and hot dogs! We’ve got a vibrant and zesty meal idea to make at home that will knock pop’s socks off. This Sweet Chile Kebabs with Shrimp and Pineapple recipe from Gelson’s is sure to spice up your Father’s Day festivities. The riff on traditional kebabs features the perfect blend of juicy pineapple and tender marinated shrimp. Pair it with fresh veggies such as bell peppers, jalapeño slices, and red onions for a flavor explosion. To ensure you provide a quality start to your dad’s special day, head over to Gelson’s, grab those ingredients, and everything else you need to complete the celebration, in advance, and get ready to fire up the grill!
Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine
Take your father’s taste buds on a trip to the Mediterranean for his special day, with the mouth-watering Greek cuisine made from tried and true family recipes at Spiro’s. A fan favorite and must-try menu item would have to be the Beef or Shrimp Souvlaki Platter served with rice pilaf, Greek fries or classic Greek salad, tzatziki, and warm pita. Pair these meaty sticks with a crisp Mythos Greek Beer to completely immerse in the experience. Your dad can simply close his eyes, take a bite of a kabob, gyro, or souvlaki and feel like he’s on a Mediterranean vacation! Also, you can’t miss Father’s Day Weekend Happy Hour, when you can enjoy $2 off beer and wine Friday-Sunday. You can also order everything on Spiro’s menu to-go and enjoy it at home.
La Valencia’s The Med
This Father’s Day, treat Dad to the ultimate pairing, La V‘s new Wagyu Burger (arugula, smoked gouda, onion bacon jam on brioche bun) and Hibiki Japanese Old Fashioned special ($44) – plus, unparalleled panoramic ocean views.
Water Grill San Diego
As June 20th is certainly upon us, there’s no better way to celebrate than by taking dad out for well-deserved cocktails, steaks, and seafood at Water Grill San Diego. A SoCal staple, this year the beloved seafood restaurant is offering two classic Father’s Day specials that will make any father feel celebrated. The dishes are detailed below:
Surf & Turf – 8oz “Double R Ranch” Filet Mignon with Wild South African Lobster Tail, $72.
American Wagyu – “Ultra” Ribeye from Mishima Reserve, $82.
The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
What better way to say “thank you” than with a Golf Package to The Crossing at Carlsbad? This Golf Package available in collaboration with The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa includes one round of golf per night for one person at The Crossing at Carlsbad Golf course. You will also get an American Breakfast for up to 2 adults at the resort’s acclaimed 20|Twenty restaurant.
At the Crossing, guests will have use of a GPS-equipped golf cart, practice facility, and range balls. Additional tee times may be purchased separately at the golf course. The package also includes a special discount at Stretch Lab Carlsbad. Your dad can either Improve his golf game or relieve his muscles at Stretch Lab for $49/person (Valued at $105 each). To book your Father’s Day gift now, call 760-989-4144 and mention The Westin Golf Package.
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For those looking to celebrate by getting out of the house and exploring San Diego, Liberty Station with its over 200 businesses and 48 acres of grassy park space is the perfect place to spend the entire day celebrating dad.
Make a day of it with dad at Liberty Station, with options, such as:
Play 9 holes of golf with Dad at The Loma Club.
Treat Dad to a beer tasting at Stone Brewery.
Enjoy paddle boarding or kayaking on Liberty Station’s waterfront.
Happy Father’s Day!