The Big List Of Father’s Day Specials Around San Diego
Whether he wants to enjoy a foodie outing, or just kick back with a cold beer, these specials are all about celebrating dads this Father’s Day in San Diego!
Go big for Father’s Day and celebrate with a Central Texas-style BBQ at Grand Ole BBQ’s Flinn Springs location in East County San Diego. Sink your teeth into tender and high-grade meats, that are smoked on a real BBQ pit. Favorite dishes include the Brisket Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs and Beef Short Ribs. The outdoor venue is a great place to bring the entire family for good food, live music, horseshoes, retro jukeboxes, and a kid’s play area. Guests can enjoy live music from Trevor McSpadden from 1–4 p.m.
Death by Tequila (DxT) will invite padres and their familias to fiesta and feast on Father’s Day with a featured surf and turf entrée: steak and tempura-fried fish. Located at 569 S. Coast Hwy. 101 in Encinitas, the popular Baja-inspired restaurant will offer the dish exclusively on Sunday, June 16.
The Whiskey House in the Gaslamp Quarter is offering an all-day Happy Hour during the entire Father’s Day weekend, featuring $4 beers and $1 shots. For food, indulge in the mouthwatering, hand cut 8 oz. ribeye steak and fries, served up for only $15.
From 12–6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, the East Village brewpub will be transforming its outside deck into a backyard paradise – complete with bags, shuffleboard, games, and of course, beer. For $20, guests will receive a BBQ feast from Chef Tommy Fraioli which includes two meats and two sides. Worried about missing the U.S. Open? 10 Barrel will be broadcasting the tournament on their 12-foot projector screen. Bonus: the 10 Barrel staff will be bringing their dads by, so you can meet the men behind the stellar staff!
What’s a better way to say “I love you, Dad” than with a cocktail? Swing by the Tasting Room and choose from your choice of gin (Sunday, London Dry, Old Tom or Provisional) and pair it with a 4-pack of tonic water (Burma or Grapefruit flavors available). Now how easy is that?
Give Dad the day he deserves. Join us for our Father’s Day Four-Course Dinner for only $60! A stylish departure from a traditional steakhouse, Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood embraces a Vegas flare on a traditional San Diego’s Gaslamp landmark.
From 1 – 9 p.m. on Father’s Day, enjoy bay views and a delectable meal of seafood and steak at Island Prime. Choose from entrees such as an herb crusted salmon, buttermilk fried chicken, prime New York strip and a mustard-crusted prime rib. Executive Chef Deborah Scott has pulled out all the stops to make this Father’s Day meal will be one to remember. Call for reservations.
Have a fully catered Brunch including an Omelette Station & Pancake Bar with 6 Chefs making your perfect creation, you’re in the right place. There will be fruit & cheese platters, buttery country potatoes, bacon, sausage, and more! There will be an open bar featuring Mimosas! Plus a Coffee Bar and a Dessert station.
Bleu Bohème, located at 4090 Adams Ave. in Kensington, will offer ‘papas’ a French twist on the classic surf and turf entrée, paired with a select ‘pichet’ of wine in honor of Father’s Day. The popular French restaurant will prepare Croque du Papa, a lobster croque monsieur with Parisienne ham, black summer truffles and Béarnaise sauce, served with pommes frites; paired with a ‘pichet’ of Domaine Fichet Terroir de Burgy, priced at $45.
This Father’s Day, treat dad to an unforgettable day at TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in California. Enjoy dad-inspired dishes at Amaya or The Clubhouse Grill, and unwind with a Golf Revitalization Massage and Craft Beer — all tailor-made for him.
Beginning at 11 a.m. on Father’s Day, guests can enjoy a 16-oz or 20-oz slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime rib for $45/$55. This special cut is available alongside the full dinner menu all day to satisfy Father’s Day carnivorous cravings. Treat Dad to one of the best views of the San Diego Bay with a reservation at this two-story steakhouse overlooking the water.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the worlds’ largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, will host their annual Father’s Day sail event this weekend. Guests will have the opportunity to sail aboard Maritime Museum tall ships including schooner Californian, official tall ship of California or San Salvador, the 1542 Spanish galleon replica while enjoying lunch and beer or soft drinks during the three-hour sail on San Diego Bay.
What better way to celebrate a well-played round of golf or a lucky streak at the slots than with a steak dinner at East County’s newest and swankiest steakhouse, Bull and Bourbon? The anchoring chophouse of Sycuan Casino Resort is offering a complimentary entrée (with purchase of one entrée) for all fathers on Sunday, June 16. Space is limited; make your reservation today.
This family-friendly Italian eatery serves up a special menu inspired by the fathers of the restaurant owners, Executive Chef and Pastry Chef. Enjoy dishes the chefs learned to cook from their family patriarchs, alongside the full dinner menu of handmade pastas and regional Italian fare.
Amici’s Ristobar at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch is partnering with Hess Brewery to celebrate dads. Stop in from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Father’s Day to enjoy an assortment of Hess Brewery beers and keep the pint glass! After the toast, chow down on the Prime Rib Special all-day for only $30.
Woodstock’s Pizza is letting you “Love the Ones You’re With” by enjoying $5 off the XL Grateful Veg and All Meat Orgy pizzas. The promotion starts on June 14, so the Father’s Day celebrations can start early for the vegans and carnivores alike!
Head to the Safari Park to enjoy a delicious and bountiful barbecue buffet to celebrate Dad’s special day. There will be live musical entertainment, a cash bar will be available, and each dad will receive a drink coupon for a beverage at the bar.
The Lazy Hippo in Downtown San Diego is inviting dads to wake up and celebrate by enjoy delicious breakfast and lunch fare, while toasting with a specially selected $4 draft beer and $1 house whiskey special.
Toast to him with Kimpton Solamar’s specially crafted lager made in collaboration with 32 North Brewing Company while enjoying views of the famed Petco Park and the stunning downtown skyline. Some menu favorites sure to cater to Dad’s taste buds include the J6 Burger, Bistro Steak and Herbed Fries and Grilled Pork Chop.
Executive Chef Hanis will do what he does best: barbecue! In a partnership with Mike Hess Brewing, the tailgate will start at noon, and will feature The Pioneer’s special Father’s Feast plate, complete with grilled tri tip, ribs, links and two sides for $20.95. Be sure to pair this with an ice-cold brew for good measure!
Dads who brunch can up the ante with a trip to Bub’s @ the Beach, where they can pair their Gravy and Biscuits with a tall drink of Man-mosa, prepared with Smirnoff Orange, orange juice and Bub’s house champagne, all topped with a 12 oz. can of Miller High Life in a mini pitcher. If this doesn’t amp up your Father’s Day, nothing will!
For those whiskey-loving dads, head to Wood Ranch in Mission Valley for great food and Whiskey Flights. Each flight comes with three 1oz tasters, with several menu options such as ‘The American Made’, ‘Rye Nit’, or the popular ‘Build Your Own’ flight. Prices start at $15 and up. Bourbon & BBQ sounds like a Father’s Day match made in heaven!
This generous Father’s Day offer is until three p.m., featuring fresh-pressed grapefruit juice and Ballast Point Sculpin, followed by a special Father’s Day dinner complete with a 10 oz. New York Strip Steak prepared with a black garlic demi-glace, and served with crispy cipollini onions and brie croquets. Finish on a sweet no with their Homemade Apple Pie crafted with a white chocolate crumble.
You can treat him to a Messy Sundae when you mention you’re celebrating Father’s Day. Be sure to try one of their coveted wood-fired pies, because after all, this San Diego staple has been around for 30 years for a reason!
Beer with brunch? Yes, please! Celebrate with dad at Carlsbad’s Toast Gastrobrunch, where he can delight in $3 draft beers, and delectable morning options such as their Coconut Pistachio Kanafee!
From Maple Bacon Bourbons and Ultimate Daddy Marys to MANmosas, Dad will love the spirit forward drinks and sweet and savory brunch dishes offered at 20|Twenty Grill, inside the new Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Father’s Day brunch will be served from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will feature hearty favorites such as Whole Hog Omelets, Shaved Prime Rib Hash, and Bananas Foster French Toast as well as a selection of shareables, creative grains, and traditional breakfast favorites. Reservations can be made by visiting the website or by calling (760) 827-2500.
Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with craft beer and live jazz at The Westgate Hotel. Enjoy a selection of micro-brews while listening to the sweet saxophone sounds of the Charlie Arbelaez Quartet and indulging in the Westgate’s award-winning Sunday Brunch. Each dad will also be gifted a unique Westgate beer pint. Hosted in Le Fountainbleau Room, guests can sip on local brews, Bloody Marys, fresh juice, and more while enjoying live music and a delicious menu prepared by Chef Fabrice Hardel.
Boasting an impressive selection of brunch favorites, menu options include a made-to-order omelet station, eggs benedict, a carving station, fresh seafood and sushi, mini doughnuts, an ice cream bar and more. The Father’s Day Jazz Brunch will be held on Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Located at 932 Orange Ave. in Coronado, the popular family-owned and operated Italian restaurant will prepare a decadent dinner dish, occhio di costola e gamberetti, for the holiday: an 8-ounce rib-eye steak topped with grilled shrimp in balsamic port wine reduction sauce, served with whipped garlic butter potatoes and sautéed Italian vegetables, priced at $49.99.
The man of the house is definitely gonna enjoy dinner with a featured steak and wine pairing at BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant, located at 2202 4th Ave. Chef de Cuisine Jason Gethin will prepare a 10-ounce New York steak and seasonal vegetables for the occasion, paired with a glass of Chappellet Mountain Cuvee, priced at $40.
Theatre Box, located at 701 Fifth Ave., will make fathers the star of the show with featured food and beverage offerings. At Sugar Factory American Brasserie inside Theatre Box, bottles of beer will be available for $1 with the purchase of a steak entrée, including: Black Angus filet and lobster surf and turf; New York strip steak frites; and more. Sugar Factory American Brasserie will also offer a Monster Burger and beer combination for $20, made with an 8-oz. Angus beef patty piled high with toppings, including: The Big Cheesy, topped with mac ‘n’ cheese and Applewood smoked bacon; Blue Cheese Bacon Burger, Applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, Sugar Factory sauce and crispy onions; among others.
Across the San Dieguito Lagoon from the San Diego Fair, Viewpoint Brewing Co offers a perfect respite from the fried oreos and crowds. Sit and unwind with dad on the open air patio, and enjoy a fantastic brunch (Churro French Toast is truly the way to a dad’s heart) along with beers like their new Strawberry Blonde Ale – a collaboration with local favorite, Chino Farms featuring fresh strawberries added to the tanks. Then plan a post-brunch hike along the adjacent coast-to-crest trail, which leads all the way to the beach for a picture perfect Father’s Day.
Havana 1920, located at 548 Fifth Ave., will offer a signature drink and dish combination for Father’s Day: Caipirinhas and bistec Havana. Select caipirinha cocktails will be priced at $5 each, including Clasico, made with Leblon cachaça, lime and cane sugar; One Night in Rio, a combination of strawberry and jalapeño infused Leblon cachaça, cucumber, lime and demerara; among others. The bistec Havana, an Angus skirt steak topped with house-made chimichurri and served with grilled Cuban bread, plantains and Caribbean avocado salad will be available for pairing.
Mezé Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Ave., will whisk fathers away to the Greek isles with two featured food and beverage pairings. The first pairing includes a Greek beer and Mezé burger, ground beef and lamb mixed with feta cheese, garlic, onion and mint, topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, fiery feta and garlic aioli, served with Mezé fries or Greek salad; available for $20. The second pairing features the restaurant’s signature lamb shank, braised in red wine, fresh tomato sauce, cinnamon and black pepper, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Fathers may pair the lamb shank with a glass of house red wine for $1.
Prohibition, located at 548 Fifth Ave., will take fathers and families back to the 1920s with a featured cocktail offering. The speakeasy’s signature Old Fashioned, made with Wild Turkey Russel’s Reserve 10-Year Bourbon, demerara syrup, R&D aromatic #7 bitters and R&D cherry apple bitters garnished with an orange peel, will be priced at $1 for guests who show a photo of their dad to the bar.
El Chingon, 560 Fifth Ave., will give dads a bite of Baja with a featured food and beverage pairing: fajitas and margaritas. El Chingon’s Bad Ass Fajitas include the choice between Angus steak, chicken or shrimp flambeìed tableside with onions and bell peppers, served with Mexican citrus cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, chiles toreados, rice, beans and warm corn tortillas.
The Papárita margarita flight includes samplings of El Chingon’s signature Madero cocktail, a combination of Azuñia Blanco Tequila, house-made watermelon cordial, fresh lime and Tajín; traditional frozen margarita; and Battle of Juarez, made with Olmeca Altos Blanco tequila, lemon, ginger, honey, St. Germaine and Ancho Reyes Verde.
The New Zealand-style brewpub will be hosting a beer pairing dinner on Thursday, June 13th. Each of the five-courses will be paired with a Kairoa beer or an option for a wine pairing. The meal will start with an Oyster Trio (grilled, baked, and raw), a Market Salad made with produce from a local farmer’s market, Venison, and a homemade Watermelon Popsicle to cleanse your palate before the Lemon Meringue dessert. If five-courses and five excellent beers is too much for Dad, pop in on Father’s Day for a Kairoa beer and a special New Zealand-inspired steak and lobster pie ($15).
This much buzzed-about brewpub just rolled out a decadent weekend brunch to pair with their outstanding house beers. That means Dad will be among the first to enjoy family- friendly fare like freshly made cinnamon rolls, “Dorito-quiles” (yes – that’s right, Chef Ryan Johnson puts a quirky twist on this classic), pork belly hash and brioche French toast with blueberry compote and mascarpone cheese. Check out the new brunch menu and make a reservation here. Spend time with pop while unwinding in the beer garden and take advantage of their Father’s Day Weekend sale on merchandise to treat pop to some 40% off brewery swag.
Keep it classic with brunch on Sunday, or kick off the celebration early with Farmer & The Seahorse’s newly launched Saturday brunch, kicking off Father’s Day weekend. Whether you choose to spoil your dad on Saturday or Sunday, he’ll be sure to enjoy brunch favorites such as Steak & Eggs, the Lobster Roll, Ricotta-Yogurt Souffle Pancakes, and Crab Cake Toast, as well as an extensive list of craft cocktails. Bloody Mary’s, anyone?
With a surf session at the beach followed by sips at Leucadia tasting room, Dad would definitely approve. The tasting room, which is a block from the beach, features Saint Archer’s full lineup of brews, allowing your dad to taste a variety of craft beers all in one place. If your father prefers to be waited on at home, swing by either of Saint Archer’s tasting rooms to pick up a couple of 6-packs or crowlers to bring to him. Saint Archer’s full line of gear, from hats and shirts to water bottles and pint glasses, also make for a great Father’s Day gift.
Dads love a good hearty meal so Fireside by The Patio, Liberty Station’s outdoor dining experience of timeless wood-fired cuisine, is bringing back its buffet-style brunch for one day only to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fireside’s Father’s Day Brunch Buffet includes a full buffet of Fireside favorites and one beer, mimosa or Bloody Mary for $39 a person.
Hornblower’s Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise includes all of Dad’s favorite dishes, as well as bottomless beer and champagne, and Dad-friendly lawn games like cornhole and giant Jenga! Featuring live jazz music on the sun deck from KUSI’s Dave Scott Duo on the 11am cruise
and The Classic Jazz Trio on the 12pm cruise. If the enticing menu, spectacular scenery and quality family time aren’t enough, Dad gets to take home a souvenir pint glass! Sunset Dinner Cruise is also available.
Belmont Park, San Diego’s iconic beachfront amusement park, will host its sixth annual Cruise to Belmont Father’s Day Fest and Car Show on Sunday, June 16th from 10am to 5pm with free parking and admission. Celebrate dad this Father’s Day at the beach with nearly 200 classic and modern cars on display, live music, Father’s Day brunch and a cornhole tournament; plus, crafts for the kids, and raffles with giveaways.
This Father’s Day, embark on a culinary adventure with your outdoorsy dad at Carlsbad’s cozy Campfire. Gather ‘round the table for a rustic wood-fired meal, tell some stories, and share good times. Try the Smoked & Cured Fish Board (market fish + seasonal accoutrement) or the Seafood Pozole Verde (radish, avocado, tomatillo, hominy).
Toast your old man with a cocktail from Campfire’s “Road Trip” menu – Eat. Spit. Be Happy! (inspired by sunflower seeds and made with rum, amontillado, coconut oil, sunflower seed, turmeric, lemon) and the Flamin’ Hot (inspired by the eponymous Flamin’ Hot Cheeto, made with tequila, roasted corn, espelette, lime, dusted with flamin’ hot spice) are standouts. The wild is calling…or maybe that’s just dad’s tummy rumbling.
Start with $1 oysters from the raw bar and embark on the crisp saltiness and sweet finish of these fresh unique selects from Baja, Ca. For the main course The Oceanaire has all the bases covered with their Surf + Turf pairing ($75) of a 10 oz. center-cut filet mignon and a fresh seafood selection of either a whole steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp scampi, or their Chesapeake Bay style crab cakes.
With its eclectic menu of gourmet tacos and elevated fast-casual vibe, Lola 55 is the perfect place to treat dad and also feed the whole family without breaking the bank. We recommend the classic Baja fish taco, Ceviche Tostadas, or if pops is up for a challenge, the INSANELY SPICY Smoked Fish Taco. Come in for lunch and stay for Happy Hour from 2-6 pm, house wine, and Modelos. Nothing says “I love you” quite like tacos + cocktails.
This is the spot for Father’s Day if you’ve got little ones or leashed ones (or both!). Order family style and share the love with the 10 piece bone-in Jidori fried chicken. This Crack Shack staple comes with your choice of dipping sauces (kimchi BBQ, curry mustard, baja, Cracksup, buttermilk ranch, chimichurri), so there’s something to make everyone happy— and isn’t that what moms really want? With plenty of patio space and a casual vibe, let the kids play in the sandboxes till their heart’s content while you kick back with a brew.
With sweeping city views of downtown San Diego, the Pacific Ocean and beyond, the iconic Mister A’s is the perfect place to impress dad. Enjoy Sunday brunch at the sprawling rooftop deck from 10pm – 2pm, featuring selections like The American with pork belly, house made sausage and fried Gonestraw Farms eggs. Or take in the sunset views during dinner, starting at 5 pm, and enjoy Chef Stephane Voitzwinkler’s Roasted Maple Leaf Farm Duck with long bean almondine and fresh huckleberries.
The high-end dining menus are accompanied with excellent crafted cocktails featuring barrel-aged elixirs like the barrel-aged 75 made up of You & Yours private label gin barrel-aged in house for six months and ready for the perfect Father’s Day toast.
Put on your Sunday best and celebrate your father with a special three course meal at one of San Diego’s classiest dining destinations. Mille Fleurs’ special Father’s Day menu includes delectable options such as bison tar tare (marinated bison, quail egg, pickled walnut, shallot mousse), dungeness crab (Hass avocado, pink grapefruit, wood sorrel) and baja seabass ‘au pistou’ (broad beans, fava beans, spring potatoes).
San Diego’s much-anticipated modern Calabrian restaurant, Il Dandy, is finally open it’s quite the family affair! Brothers Dario and Pietro (of Civico 1845 fame), and their father Giampiero Gallo have executed a sophisticated Italian concept, never before seen in San Diego. This ambitious new restaurant is backed by the culinary talents of yet another father son duo — Michelin-starred chefs Antonio and Luca Abbruzzino, who’ve travelled from Calabria to helm the kitchen.
This Father’s Day, shimmy on over to Charles + Dinorah for Groove Brunch at The Pearl Hotel (10 am – 2 pm). Where else can you enjoy a great meal poolside and boogie along to some smooth tunes? Indulge in brunch favorites like the Chicken fried steak or Chilaquiles rojos and sip on a signature drink off the new cocktail menu — try the Field of Dreams (gin, strawberry, ginger beer, lemon, rhubarb bitters) or Spice of My Life (arbol infused old harbor southwestern gin, lime, honeydew melon cordial, cucumber, lime). Give dad a chance for some R&R and let him show off his dance moves, even if they are embarrassing!
Always a classic spot for Father’s Day brunch, Whisknladle holds a special place in the hearts of all local foodies. Chef Ryan Johnson’s inspired menu featuring legendary WNL brunch faves like Chilaquilaes, “Hot Chicken” and House-made Biscuits (with or without gravy) is just the treat for foodie dads in-the-know. Don’t you dare let dad skip the cocktails here, either! Fresh ingredient focused sippers like the “Make it Snap Pea” and “Cerise Date” will not disappoint. Reservations are a good idea.
La Jolla’s beloved destination for sneaky ocean views and fresh, coastal Italian cuisine is a local favorite with “just right ambience” and a downright delicious menu. Dads who appreciate a fine yet low-key meal will love Catania’s unforgettable plates of handmade pasta, phenomenal wood-fired pizzas and freshly caught, local seafood. On Father’s Day, treat your famiglia to a long lunch complete with light cocktails like their signature, perfectly executed Aperol Spritz or the Italian Mule. Say yes to dessert. Catania’s much-lauded menu of sweets will satisfy dad’s sweet tooth (and then some). Reservations can be made here.
Casa de Bandini in The Forum Carlsbad is celebrating with a beautiful brunch buffet featuring a variety of Mexican and traditional favorites. Guests can take their pick from buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, cheese enchiladas, Huevos con Chorizo, Fiesta Potatoes, an omelette station and more! End on a sweet note with fruit, flan and pan dulce. Add on champagne for $4.95 or a mimosa for $6.95. Facebook fans of Casa de Bandini can enjoy early access to the restaurant starting at 10 a.m. Plus, Fathers who wear their craziest tie will receive a 20 percent discount up to $20!
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of “sailing, brews and buds” with this Father’s Day cruise aboard the Jada — one of the last great handcrafted wooden sailing yachts in San Diego. Take the wheel or just sit back and chill as you view the gorgeous sights of the city from the deck with your dad on this 1938 historic sailing yacht, which has been fully restored for charter since her days as a Transpacific race boat. Plenty of hearty snacks and beverages — including cheese and crackers, crudités, sausage with dipping sauce and cookies, plus wine, beer, soft drinks and water — are included with your three-hour Father’s Day voyage.
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Dads…enjoy your day!