Your Guide to Dining on Dad’s Day

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The saying goes, “the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Show dad how much you care by taking him out to one of San Diego’s top restaurants. We’ve rounded up some of the best Father’s Day deals, from the best drink and beer specials to non other than smoked steaks and meats. Check out who made our list for this year’s Father’s Day Celebrations.

Locale Kitchen & Lounge

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Located at the Willows Hotel & Spa in Alpine  – Awarded 2018 OpenTable Diners’ Choice, Locale serves a variety of inventive, savory dishes along with a selection of standard and crafted drinks. Enjoy California-inspired cuisine prepared using a selection of fresh local ingredients. For the ‘adventurous’ dad, the restaurant is offering ‘Bocce Ball & Brews’ on Father’s Day. Bring dad out for a fun day of brunch and bocce ball until sundown on the restaurant’s outdoor courts, all while sipping on special $5 draft beers all day.

Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood 

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Sophisticated Gaslamp staple Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood has crafted not one, but two pre-fixe menu options to pamper the fathers in your life. Set in a classy and elegant dining room overlooking 5th Avenue, Greystone’s pre-set three-course Father’s Day options promise to add a special something to your fine-dining festivities. Featuring savory share plates, refreshing salads, and entrees including Buffalo Tenderloin, tender Lamb Chops, juicy USDA Prime New York Strip, Bone-In Ribeye, and fall-off-the-bone Lamb Shank, dad will feel the love with every mouthwatering bite. Upgrade your experience with free-flowing craft beer for an additional $25 per person, or experience local craft beer or Japanese whisky flight specials for dads.

Herringbone La Jolla

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Celebrate dad at La Jolla’s favorite ocean-to-table hotspot. This Father’s Day, Herringbone will be offering a prix fixe menu for $45/person filled with fan favorite brunch staples, from savory Chilaquiles and the Two-Hand Burger to sweet Banana Bread and Raspberry French Toast. Available Sunday, June 17th, 2018 from 10am-2pm.

Searsucker San Diego

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Treat dad to an all-day affair at the Gaslamp’s Searsucker San Diego. Start the day off right with $18 bottomless mimosas and all of Searsucker’s classic brunch fare from 10am-2:30pm. Keep the celebration going with Searsucker’s Old Fashioned Happy Hour featuring $9 twists on the classic cocktail from 2:30pm-6pm. Cheers to dad with a Smoked Old Fashioned or relive your childhood days with the PB&J Old Fashioned topped with an Uncrustable®. Alongside the restaurant’s traditional New American dinner menu, dads can satisfy all of their Father’s Day cravings by taking advantage of Searsucker’s all day special – featuring a Searsucker Burger and choice of draft beer for $20, available all day long.

Oggi’s Sports | Brewhouse | Pizza

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Oggi’s is the concept that has defined craft brewing, fresh pizza, and brewpub favorites in a sports-themed atmosphere for the past 26 years. While supplies last, all Oggi’s locations will be giving out a Father’s Day pint glasses with the purchase of an Oggi’s beer. Guests can enjoy popular menu items such as the World Series a specialty pizza made with special BBQ sauce, all-natural chicken breast, and Gouda cheese topped with red onions and fresh cilantro, and the Texas Burger made with BBQ sauce, crispy bacon, crispy homemade onion strings, melted cheddar, spring mix blend, and tomato. Complete the meal with Oggi’s award-winning craft beers such as the California Blonde and the McGarvey’s Scottish Ale.

The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

It can be tough to find the perfect celebration for the man who gives you everything, but a barbecue and crafting session complete with a cocktail tasting for dad comes pretty close. This Father’s Day, The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch is doing it up for their Day of the Dad event with some fun in the sun for fathers and families. A DIY craft terrace by Mint Studio will be set up in the Village Square for families to make custom gifts for dad while he samples a variety of alcohols with celebratory $5 tastings at Westroot Tavern, Wokou Ramen, Casa Rustica, and Breakfast Republic, all culminating in a family barbeque hosted by local eateries.

The Whiskey House

If your father is a fan of the wide world of whiskey, there’s no better place to celebrate than premier bar and lounge The Whiskey House. Famously home to California’s largest selection of whiskeys with over 2,500 diverse bottles and an extensive list of craft cocktails, there’s no shortage of festive toasts this Father’s Day. Raise a glass to dad with their Father’s Day Happy Hour special of $4 Kronenberg Parisian Lager and a $1 shot of house whiskey from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., paired with their house-made sausages, burgers, and smoky-flavored bites.

Woodstock’s Pizza

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Don’t make dad fire up the grill on his special day – make Father’s Day dining easy for the whole family with Woodstock’s Pizza. With plenty of space and an extensive menu of tasty options for everyone, this popular favorite of college students and locals alike fills dad’s stomach with fun food to please every picky palate. Feed the entire family this Father’s Day with their Legendary Deal #4, an XL pizza with one topping, a large Brother Tom’s Salad, and a regular Cinnabread for only $27.95.

The Rail

Iconic Hillcrest bar and exciting new foodie spot The Rail is bringing the music for your Father’s Day festivities. Featuring a live performer during the day, dad can groove to his own beat while enjoying a complimentary ice-cold domestic beer to sip on. Munch on bar bites including spicy wings, classic sliders, and prosciutto-topped mac & cheese while humming along to soft acoustic music at this Prohibition-themed spot that’s perfect for a warm Father’s Day afternoon.

Rabbit Hole 

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Known for upscale pub food and a trendy setting, Rabbit Hole features a rock wall and an open-air game area with a multitude of games. For the ‘cool’ dad, the restaurant is offering a Prime Rib Plate and a pint for just $20. Enjoy a juicy prime rib, served with mashed potatoes and vegetables, and wash it down with an ice cold beer.


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Located at Hotel Solamar in the heart of East Village, directly across the street from Petco Park, JSix serves Modern American cuisine subtly influenced by Chef Sinsay’s Filipino roots. For the ‘sophisticated’ dad, JSix is offering their Smoking Room drink for just $10 on Father’s Day. The drink has Russell’s reserve bourbon, smoked vanilla honey and lemon. Additionally, the restaurant is also offering $5 draft beers for dads.

The Grove Steakhouse 

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Located at the Viejas Casino & Resort in Alpine – A AAA Four Diamond Award winner, The Grove Steakhouse is filled with luxurious décor and a warm, inviting atmosphere, offering classic and contemporary cuisine for the definitive gourmet experience. For the ‘meat-loving’ dad, the restaurant is offering a 28 oz. Brandt Beef Tomahawk steak with chimichurri and red wine sauce and charred tomato compote for just $50. Add on the divine Bailey’s chocolate chip cheesecake for $11.

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