The Big List Of Father’s Day Specials Around San Diego
Whether he wants to enjoy his favorite Father’s Day feast, a day on the links, or just kick back with a cold beer, these specials are all about celebrating dads this Father’s Day!
Rare Society is the preeminent Father’s Day destination for the dads that love the finer things in life – including incredible meat. With two San Diego locations in University Heights and Solana Beach and additional outposts up the coast, Rare Society takes inspiration from vintage Las Vegas steakhouses and features Chef / Owner Brad Wise’s signature wood-fired, Santa Maria style-grilling for meats.
The heart of Rare Society’s menu are its premium meat boards, featuring a chef selected variety of cuts served on a custom wooden Lazy Susan, allowing the whole family to indulge in the shared style of dining that has come to define TRUST Restaurant Group.
Toast to fatherhood with the restaurant’s lineup of sophisticated takes on classic cocktails, including the signature Rare Old Fashioned, and don’t forget to end the evening with a nostalgic dessert to make sure dad feels truly celebrated.
Burgers with Blais
Join Chef Richard Blais at Ember & Rye for Burgers with Blais, a Father’s Day celebration that will delight your senses. Come enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with your loved ones, being delighted by Chef Blais and team on how to grill the perfect burger.
Following this demonstration, indulge in a three-course lunch paired with a Signature Margarita, Oaxaca Old Fashioned, or house beer or wine of your choice. Additionally, each guest will receive a Richard Blais cookbook and an Ember & Rye branded mini cutting board.
Bleu Bohème, an award-winning French restaurant located in Kensington at 4090 Adams Ave., will offer a decadent boeuf dish and barrel-aged bourbon cocktail, available on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.
Priced at $75, the pairing will include a 12-ounce New York strip steak topped with black truffle béarnaise sauce and served with lobster pommes puree and green beans; and the La Majesté, a cocktail made with High West bourbon aged in-house, Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Rouge and cacao bitters garnished with a Luxardo cherry.
The Smoking Gun
The Smoking Gun is bringing a Midwest tradition – Meat Raffles – to San Diego for Father’s Day, on Sunday June 18th! The Gaslamp spot will be raffling off a ton of high-quality, individually-wrapped steaks and meats that participants can win.
Raffle tickets will be available to buy and can also be earned by purchasing a specialty cocktail during the event. Winners can take home raw/ready-to-cook steaks, and The Smoking Gun will also have an option for winners to have their prize cooked for them, in-house, for a small fee.
Nothing is more iconic on Father’s Day than grilling time! Ranch 45, the Solana Beach eatery and butcher shop, is the perfect place to deck Dad out for grilling season. Their butcher counter is stocked with a selection of premium cut meats exclusively from Brandt Beef.
Shop for everything from Tri-Tip and Tomahawks to Meaty Baby Back Ribs and Rib Roasts, along with housemade sides and sauces including Roasted Tomato Salsa and BBQ Sauce to create a restaurant quality meal at home. In addition, you can also pick up one of Ranch 45’s BBQ Boxes.
For the Dad who is an earlier riser, pick up the Breakfast Box. For the classic guy who never goes out of style, grab the BBQ Box. For the Dad who is maybe a little over-the-top with the corny jokes, the Marinate Your Night Box is your choice. Of course, we cannot forget the Dads who are just always there whenever we need them from scraped knees to flat tires, and a guy like this deserves the Ultimate Grill Box. All boxes can ordered online for pickup or local delivery.
Miss B’s Coconut Club
Miss B’s Coconut Club, Coco Maya’s sister restaurant, also stirs up tropical vibes just steps from the waves in Mission Beach. Stop in for brunch or dinner and enjoy $5 drafts for Dad including Bud Light, Space Dust, Miss B’s Blonde, and In Love with the Coco IPA. Pair with Miss B’s favorites perfect for the father figure in your life, including Lechon Asado Hash, Jerk Rubbed Chicken Wings, Plantain Coconut Shrimp, and El Cubano.
Hillcrest’s Tacaliente, which took over the space previously occupied by Lalos Tacos, is offering $5 beers, $2 street tacos, and $5 mini mulitas for Dads and their families. Guests can also take $5 off their bill if it’s $50 or more. The kitchen features Chef Marco, who had worked at Lalos for 17 years and was brought back by Tacaliente founder Tony Ballo.
This Father’s Day, treat dad to thoughtfully crafted seasonal flavors with locally sourced ingredients at Paradisaea. The restaurant will be offering a specialty Kurobuta pork chop paired with grilled summer pole beans, tarragon, iberico ham, and drizzled with violet mustard, available for $57. Paradisaea will also be sending dads home with a homemade chocolate chip cookie crafted by Executive Chef and Culinary Director Mark Welker, who previously worked as the Executive Pastry Chef at Eleven Madison Park in New York.
Celebrate dad at Lemon Grove’s newest restaurant, AnniVenti La Trattoria! The authentic Italian spot, which recently opened, will feature a specialty menu priced at $46 per person.
Choices of Antipasti include Calamari Fritti, Caesar Salad, Scarpetta and more, while entrée options include Salmone Di Bronte, Pollo Al Marsala, Pizza Margherita, and four additional dishes. Be sure to save room for House Special Dessert, this is one meal dad is sure to remember for years to come.
Family-friendly Fish Shop, with locations in Pacific Beach, Encinitas, and Point Loma, is treating all dads to a fun surprise on Sunday, June 18th! Dads who stop in to dine will get a card gifting them either 10% off their next purchase, $5 off their next purchase, or $1 off a pint of beer or glass of wine. You truly can’t beat San Diego’s freshest fish dishes, a cold beer, and deals like these!
barleymash, Gaslamp’s most iconic eatery, is paradise for dads on Father’s Day. Executive Chef Kevin Templeton is serving up something special this June 18: Steak Frites! For $24, guests can enjoy 10oz skirt steak and duck fat fries served with bleu cheese butter or green peppercorn sauce. Pair with one of their dozens of beers on tap including Latitude 33 Brewing Blood Orange IPA and Harland Brewing Japanese Lager.
Arely’s French Bakery
Arely’s French Bakery is a family-favorite in the Clairemont neighborhood, offering a taste of Paris to San Diego dads this Father’s Day. In the bakery, bring home specialty cookies to celebrate at home. Dine in Arely’s full-service restaurant and Dad will enjoy a free beer along with a free dessert. Starting June 1, guests buying gift cards for Father’s Day can enjoy a free $10 gift card with the purchase of a $40 gift card!
Father’s Day Brunch at Piper is on June 18, 7AM-1PM. Toast to the fathers and father figures alike at Piper’s classic Sunday brunch. Enjoy all of dad’s favorites and indulge in garden-to-table brunch classics and crafted cocktails. From smoked salmon to chilaquiles to açaí, there’s something for everyone to celebrate dad’s special day.
Nothing says “thank you, Dad!” like an enormous pizza from Mr. Moto! Celebrate Father’s Day with Mr. Moto’s Family Special – sure to make Dad say “cheese” with a big smile. For $49.99 only, this tasty special includes your choice of specialty pizza, one large salad (either Caesar or House Salad), one large pasta (Chicken Pesto, Vodka Penne or Spaghetti and Meatballs), and four garlic knots!
Available for carry-out only, this is one of the best ways to celebrate Dad at home while also taking a break from cooking for the night.
El Chingon, GBOD Hospitality Group’s “Bad Ass” Mexican restaurant located in the Gaslamp Quarter, will offer its popular Bad Ass Fajitas and 128-ounce Dos Equis beer tower for $99 until 7PM. El Chingon’s Bad Ass Fajitas feature a choice between Angus steak, chicken or shrimp flambeìed tableside with onions and bell peppers, and served with Mexican citrus cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, chiles toreados, rice, beans and warm corn tortillas.
Prohibition, GBOD Hospitality Group’s underground speakeasy located at 548 Fifth Ave., will take fathers and families back to the 1920s with a featured Old Fashioned cocktail offering. The speakeasy’s House Old Fashioned, made with Elijah Craig, demerara syrup, R&D aromatic #7 bitters and R&D cherry apple bitters garnished with an orange peel, will be priced at $15.
Provisional Kitchen is serving up the perfect pairing for a Father’s Day Dinner. Toast to Dad with a special plate of Wagyu Sirloin Steak with a Bourbon Demi and Duck Fat Steakhouse Fries – paired with a Bulleit Bourbon Old Fashioned. Reservations can be made here.
Showcasing the ideals that have made TRUST Restaurant Group an icon in the city – Chef Brad Wise’s Mission Hills establishment, Cardellino, is the perfect spot for a lively yet intimate outing with loved ones this Father’s Day. Cardellino’s cinematic ambiance sets the stage for the perfect celebration of food, wine and family.
Blending traditions from midwest chophouses and Italian trattoria, Cardellino is the perfect spot for dads that want an indulgent brunch with the perfect balance of sweet and savory options or a dinner complete with housemade pastas, traditional antipasti, Italian-ish proteins like Pork Osso Bucco, Hearth Roasted Branzino and the mighty Bistecca Fiorentina, and a wine and cocktail programmed designed to complement flavors from the grill.
Looking for the ultimate way to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day? Choose the Tuscan Experience to enjoy an impromptu four-course meal, with each dish chosen by Chef Brad Wise based on what he is particularly passionate about or loving at the moment.
Havana 1920, GBOD Hospitality Group’s intimate Cuban restaurant located at 548 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will offer a signature drink and dish pairing on Sunday, June 18: bistec Havana and Cuban Old Fashioned. The bistec Havana features an Angus skirt steak topped with house-made chimichurri and served with grilled Cuban bread, black beans, white rice, fried sweet plantains and a side salad.
The Cuban Old Fashioned is made with Santa Teresa 1796 rum, demerara, R&D aromatic #7 and cherry apple bitters. Together, the pairing will be priced at $45.
Pints for Papa! Bring dad into any Puesto, the much-beloved family-owned Mexican restaurant, on Father’s Day and he can enjoy one FREE pint of Puesto Cerevecía of his choosing. Puesto Cerevecía beers are all specially brewed at the Mission Valley Cervecería by Puesto Master Brewer Doug Hasker.
Varieties include the award-winning Puesto Negra Cerveza, a smooth, dark Mexican-style lager, Puesto Clara, a traditional Mexican-style lager with crisp malty flavor; Puesto Amber, a lager paying homage to the early days of Mexican brewing; and Puesto IPA (Rotating Varieties) hoppy ale using rotating hop and malt varieties. Puesto also offers a variety of house-made dishes like the Spring Lamb Barbacoa taco, Lobster Guacamole, Shrimp Gobernador Quesadilla and more with something for every dad to enjoy!
Mezè Greek Fusion
Mezè Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will highlight the flavors of Greece in an all-American combination, available exclusively on Father’s Day. Priced at $20, the meal will include a draft beer served alongside the Mezé burger, ground beef and lamb mixed with feta cheese, garlic, onion and mint, topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, feta and garlic aioli, with a choice of Mezé fries or Greek salad.
Nason’s Beer Hall
Craft beer and a tender steak…what more does Dad really want this Father’s Day, especially while watching the San Diego Padres take on the Tampa Bay Rays? Take Dad out to Nason’s Beer Hall for a Ballast Point Swingin’ Friar Ale paired with a Wagyu “Baseball’ Steak with Bourbon Demi and Duck Fat Potato Wedges.
Bencotto Italian Kitchen | Monello
Bencotto Italian Kitchen and Monello, located in the heart of Little Italy, will serve a specialty pasta for papà, available Tuesday, June 13 through Monday, June 19. Created by Executive Chef Fabrizio Cavallini, the restaurants will feature a dish in its popular cheese wheel presentation: house-made pappardelle with a venison ragù, tossed in a 60-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
UFC FIT Point Loma
Want to work off the extra calories? Why not share a complimentary personal training session at UFC FIT Point Loma. Maybe you went too hard on your hike? You could enjoy a complimentary will invite dads and their children to celebrate Father’s Day with a complimentary personal training session or recovery treatment instead. Both members and nonmembers may redeem the offer exclusively from Monday, June 12 through Sunday, June 18.
Belmont Park, San Diego’s iconic beachfront amusement park, will host its 10th annual Father’s Day Car Show on Sunday, June 18th. Celebrate dad this Father’s Day at the beach with over 100 classic cars on display, including muscle cars, vintage vehicles, custom-made classic racing cars, and more!
In addition, enjoy a live DJ, tons of rides and attractions for the whole family, beer on tap out of a classic Tap Truck; plus, raffles with giveaways. For boardwalk brews and views, treat dad to a Father’s Day lunch at Draft with classic American fare and 70+ beers on tap. The fun extends into the park with over 20 rides and attractions! Ride the historic Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster with the family, or challenge dad at Tiki Town Mini Golf. Plus so much more. Admission to the car show is FREE.
Spend a leisurely day out on the golf course at The Links at Lakehouse this Father’s Day! The Links is a semi-private course nestled in the coastal foothills of North San Diego County. This par-71 course boasts a links-style experience with stunning backdrops spanning 6,400 yards.
Designed to cater to both beginner and seasoned golfers, Dad can showcase his skills on the green while enjoying quality time with the family. Stop by the 10th tee box at The Links on Father’s Day and order a pizza to be picked up on the green after a day of golfing!
Del Mar’s vibrant mixed-use property, One Paseo, is the perfect spot to celebrate Father’s Day. Treat Dad to an upscale or casual meal at one of the many eateries, including Harland Brewing and Nick’s Del Mar, or buy him something special at the various unique shops including Faherty, Fjallraven, or newly opened Land & Sea. Or get dad a gift card from the Bowery for a haircut and shave to keep him looking sharp. On Saturday, June 17, Whiskey + Leather will have an all-day Father’s Day Rails Trunk Show with cookies, snacks, a balloon arch and a special gift with Rails purchase (while supplies last).
Treat dad to Spa Pendry’s Dad’s Spa Day Away Package, featuring a 60-minute Muscle Relief + Vibrational Massage, 15-minute Aroma Neck + Shoulder Massage, 15-minute Exfoliating Foot Massage, 30-minute Mini Facial, Pendry Hazy IPA beer, and a take-home muscle + joint relief cream.
Package is priced at $425 and excludes service charge. Reservations can be made by calling 619.738.7065.
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Dads…enjoy your day!