Where to Feast on Father’s Day

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They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and dads across San Diego would agree. As Father’s Day approaches on Sunday, June 17th, a few of our city’s favorite restaurants are serving up protein-centric courses and pouring something special to treat all dads to the delicious day they deserve!

Toast to dad this Father’s Day with the “Rad Dad Dinner” at Nason’s Beer Hall downtown on June 17 from 3pm – 10pm. This ultimate man-friendly dinner includes a Nason’s pretzel, T-bone steak and beer pairing that is sure satisfy all dads. The cost is $39 and guests are recommended to make reservations vis Nason’s OpenTable.


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Downtown dining destination Osetra Seafood & Steaks will be treating dads to an upscale Father’s Day Dinner in their modern and sophisticated dining room, complete with a three-story wine tower. In addition to their unforgettable à la carte dishes, Osetra has crafted a pre-fixe menu for fathers and their families celebrating in style, featuring entrees including juicy New York steak, a flavorful and filling Italian Sausage Rigatoni, a seasoned Rosemary Chicken, and a pan-seared Northern Atlantic Salmon. Take your pick of a decadent dessert between the silky Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Cake or the light and fluffy Tiramisu, and all dads will receive a complimentary signature cocktail with their meal!

Dine ocean front for Father’s Day at Waterbar in Pacific Beach, and enjoy an elevated experience complete with Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including a special Steak Sandwich crafted from shaved ribeye, bourbon-stewed onions, French onion aioli and hatch chili cheddar, all served on a French roll and accompanied by your choice of fries or a salad. If a Father’s Day dinner is on the docket, stop by from 4 p.m. to close for Dry-Rubbed Flank Steak, grilled to perfection and plated with bourbon-stewed onions, a baked potato, roasted broccoli and whiskey sauce. Wash it all down with whiskey specials available all day!

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barleymash will be setting up barber chairs and offering father-and-son shaves, sponsored by Teelings Whiskey. Chow down on chimichurri steak and eggs, and sip whiskey drinks, on special throughout Dad’s Day.

Celebrate dad with a Gatsby inspired Cigars and Spirits event at Harrah’s Resort SoCal from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by flapper girls for an evening of spirits – including a full whiskey bar, dancing to live tunes by Modern Cocktail Society and demonstrations from a cigar master roller. Tickets are $40.00 per person or $70.00 per couple and can be purchased here.

Stake Chophouse & Bar is the quintessential destination for the dads with sophisticated palates. All dads will be presented a complimentary whiskey pour, which just happens to pair well with Stake’s Wagyu Month special menu. During June, a-la-carte dishes featuring the best marbled, flavorful beef are offered, including an Australian AACo purebred Wagyu ribeye and a Pastrami sandwich with Lone Mountain Ranch Wagyu. Reservations available here or by calling 619.522.0077

Take your dad to Peru via a trip to Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria. Sample contemporary Peruvian fare with a 3-course $40 tasting menu and top it all off with a draft beer. This special tasting menu is available all day at both the Liberty Station or Carlsbad locations. Reservations available here for Liberty Station and here for Carlsbad

Courtesy of Fish Shop PB

Show your dad you think he’s a catch by treating him to a casual lunch or dinner on Pacific Beach Fish Shop’s outdoor patio. Is he a master at the grill? Pick up some fresh catch to-go and let him prepare it. Not only will the freshest fish spot in PB be serving up specials all day long, but every dad who comes in will get a gift card with prizes like a complementary pint of draft beer or $10 off their next visit.

Father’s Day doesn’t have to be fancy in order to be special, as long as you’re enjoying quality time together. Head to Beerfish in Normal Heights for sustainable seafood served in a casual setting. Dads will receive half-priced burritos, including the Fish N Chip burrito made famous by Travel Channel’s ‘Food Paradise.’ With 30 draft beers to choose from, it’s a safe bet that you’ll find something to bond over this Father’s Day.

Michelle Stansbury is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] with story ideas!

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