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San Diego Father’s Day Guide 2017

Dining specials, drink events, cruises, movies, and more

By Marissa Scheid


Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

Give dad two of his favorite things – beer and burgers – with a BH burger and draft beer combination. Their signature burger is made with a half-pound ground chuck patty, aged white cheddar, tomato, and house-pickled red onions on a brioche bun, and served with French fries.

Price: 19.95 per combo

Date: June 18

Location: 2202 4th Avenue, Bankers Hill

Phone: (619) 231-0222

Bleu Bohème

Celebrate the holiday with a French ‘Foie-ther’s Day’ three-course meal that has foie gras in every course, like foie gras ravioli and foie gras with bacon jam and served on a Belgium waffle. Wine pairings are available for an additional $30 per person.

Price: $75 per person

Date: June 18

Location: 4090 Adams Avenue, Kensington

Phone: (619) 255-4167

Café Sevilla

A nine-course Father’s Day tapas brunch awaits at this Spanish restaurant. Menu highlights include a seven-hour braised rioja short rib, tortilla española prepared with garlic and goat cheese, and datile made with rellenos medjool dates, bleu cheese, and applewood bacon.

Price: $29.50 per adult, $20 per child

Date: June 18

Location: 353 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Phone: 619-233-5979

Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge

The Pacific Beach restaurant has teamed up with Spa Kingston to offer a beachside lunch and afternoon massage deal in honor of local hardworking dads. The deal includes an hour massage, followed by a Firehouse burger, made with maple-peppercorn bacon and aged Manchego cheese, and paired with a Bloody Mary.

Price: $70 per person

Date: June 18

Location: 722 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach

Phone: (858) 274-3100

Grant Grill

Dine at the iconic US GRANT and enjoy a four-course Wagyu Tasting dinner prepared by Chef Mark Kropczynski. The meal includes several dishes prepared with Wagyu beef, including sliders, a consommé, A5 New York steak, and a Yorkshire pudding.

Price: $180 per person

Date: June 19–25

Location: 326 Broadway, Downtown

Phone: (619) 744-2077

The Hake

Treat dad to a Father’s Day brunch overlooking the water at The Hake in La Jolla. Chef Aarti Sanghavi uses locally sourced ingredients to create a decadent buffet that’s sure to start the celebration off right.

Price: $38 per adult, $20 per child

Date: June 18

Location: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla

Phone: (858) 454-1637

Le Parfait Paris

Indulge in a sweet and savory brunch from Le Parfait Paris downtown. The French bakery will be offering a complimentary draft beer with purchase from the à la carte menu.

Price: $6 – $15

Date: June 18

Location: 555 G Street, Downtown

Phone: (619) 245-4457

Mille Fleurs

Enjoy a refreshing à la carte brunch at Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe. The French-Californian restaurant is serving a special holiday menu crafted by Chef Martin Woesle that incorporates only the freshest produce—mostly sourced from nearby Chino Farm.

Price: $18 – $36

Date: June 18

Location: 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe

Phone: (858) 756-3085

Mister A’s

Impress dad with brunch and dinner at Mister A’s in Bankers Hill. Dive in to Chef Stephane Voitzwinkler’s à la carte menu, which features options designed for dad, while taking in the San Diego skyline.

Price: $15 – $50

Date: June 18

Location: 2550 Fifth Avenue, Twelfth Floor, Bankers Hill

Phone: (619) 239-1377

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

In honor of the holiday, The Oceanaire Seafood Room is offering a Surf & Turf special to celebrate and satisfy all the dads craving seafood. Pair their USDA Prime 6 oz. filet with choice of steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp, or their iconic crab cakes.

Price: $69 for Surf & Turf special, other items à la carte

Date: June 18

Location: 400 J Street, Downtown

Phone: (619) 858-2277

Officine Buona Forchetta

Celebrate your padre on Father’s Day with an Italian feast, which includes a free glass of prosecco for all dads. Mangia!

Date: June 18

Location: 2865 Sims Road, Liberty Station

Phone: (619) 458-9231

Pacific Beach AleHouse

Treat dad to craft beer, coastal views, and a selection of specialty brunch dishes like steak and eggs made with an 8 oz. hanger steak and served with two eggs and potato medley. Go the extra mile and send dad home with growler filled with one of the PB AleHouse specialty brews.

Price: à la carte

Date: June 18

Location: 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach

Phone: (858) 581-2337

Paradise Point Resort 

Head to one of the waterfront resort’s two restaurants, Barefoot Bar & Grill or Tidal, for a Father’s Day meal. Barefoot Bar & Grill will be serving a classic American cheese burger on a brioche bun and paired with a draft beer for $20. The resort’s signature restaurant, Tidal, is serving a special “Grillin’ and Chillin’ Meat Platter” which includes short ribs, grilled steak, game sausage, mashed potatoes, green beans, and is paired with a pint of beer for $45.

Date: June 18

Location: 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay

Phone: (858) 274-4630

Pillbox Tavern

Take the whole family to Pillbox Tavern for a Southern family-style dinner filled with all the favorites – fried chicken, home-style mashed potatoes, creamed corn, Southern greens, and corn bread. Dads can pair their hearty meal with a refreshing house hard lemonade or John Daly’s to complete the celebration.

Price: à la carte

Date: June 18

Location: 117 West Plaza Street, Solana Beach

Phone: (858) 436-7016

Red Card Café

This restaurant is raising a glass to all the fathers with its “Ode to Beer, Bacon & Ribs” dining specials, available from open to close on Father’s Day. Dads can try menu items like short ribs and nut brown beer risotto or a beer float, made with Mother Earth’s Cali Creamin’ Vanilla Ale, peanut butter stout, chocolate gelato, bacon bits, and ganache.

Price: à la carte

Date: June 18

Location: 4140 Morena Boulevard, Bay Ho

Phone: (858) 291-8030

Red O La Jolla

The modern Mexican restaurant is preparing a special Father’s Day brunch buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, chilaquiles, a prime steak carving station, lobster mac n’ cheese, desserts, and more. Guests can purchase bottomless mimosas, tequila sunrises, sangrias, and Bloody Marys for an additional $20 per person.

Price: $49 per adult, $15 per child, free for children under 6

Date: June 18

Location: 4340 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla

Phone: (858) 291-8360

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Spend the day with Dad at the Hunte Nairobi Pavilion inside the Safari Park to enjoy live music, a cash bar, and a barbecue buffet.

Price: $46.95 per adult, $18.95 per child 3-11 (plus price of admission)

Date: June 18

Location: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido

Phone: (619) 718-3000

The Shores Restaurant

Fathers can feast by the beach with a brunch buffet in honor of the holiday at The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla. From classic buttermilk biscuits to seafood paella and St. Louis style natural pork ribs, there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Price: $58 per adult, $29 per child 6-12, $4 per year per child 5 and under

Date: June 18

Location: 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla

Phone: (866) 644-2630

Veladora at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

This Rancho Santa Fe restaurant is firing up the BBQ pit for guests and locals and serving an extravagant brunch menu. Slow roasted brisket, marinated tri tip, and baby back pork ribs are just a few of the BBQ pit offerings. Traditional items like buttermilk pancakes, omelets, and eggs will be available as well, along with roasted marshmallow cotton candy and kettle corn for those wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth.

Price: $115 per adult, $50 per child 11 and under

Date: June 18

Location: 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe

Phone: (858) 759-6246

Viejas Casino

The Alpine casino has three restaurants offering Father’s Day specials. At The Café, enjoy an Alpine IPA-brined pork chop, or head to The Grove Steakhouse for a bacon trio appetizer, tomahawk steak with bone marrow, and hard root beer float. Fancy a buffet? On both Saturday and Sunday, the $46 spread will feature beer-braised clams, beer burger sliders, and seafood michelada shooters. Fun fact: The Viejas buffet is the only one in SoCal to serve unlimited beer and wine.

Price: Varies

Date: June 18 (also June 17 for buffet)

Location: 5000 Willows Road, Alpine

Phone: 619-445-5400

The Westgate Hotel

Everything is about blues, brews, and brunch at The Westgate this Father’s Day. Dads can sip on micro-brews, eat an award-winning Sunday brunch, and listen to live music from a blues band.

Price: $69 per adult, $35 per child 4-12, free for children 3 and under

Date: June 18

Location: 1055 Second Avenue, Downtown

Phone: (619) 238-1818


Backyard Kitchen & Tap

This Pacific Beach eatery has prepared a special IPA tasting flight board with 5 oz. pours of Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA, Societe “The Apprentice,” Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, and Alpine Duet. Dads get $2 off flights all day long.

Price: à la carte

Date: June 18

Location: 832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

Phone: (858) 859-2593

The Commons

This downtown bar is offering bottomless mimosas for $19 with purchase of one brunch entrée and a signature Bloody Mary, made with scorpion pepper vodka.

Price: à la carte

Date: June 18

Location: 910 Fourth Avenue, Gaslamp

Phone: (619) 696-8888

The Grass Skirt

Sip on some specialty rum at The Grass Skirt. Every month Beverage Director Steven Tuttle selects a “rum of the month” and this month, tastings are only are only $5 per pour.

Price: $5 per pour

Date: month of June

Location: 910 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach

Phone: (858) 412-5237

Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

If Dad is a sports enthusiast, take him to watch the final round of the U.S. Open and sip on $5 Bloody Marys and drafts at this downtown hot spot. A specialty Father’s Day food menu will be available as well.

Price: à la carte

Date: June 18

Location: 333 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Phone: (619) 795-9463


AleSmith Tony Gwynn 5.5K

In honor of hall of famer Tony Gwynn, AleSmith Brewing Company is hosting a 5.5K walk and run on Father’s Day weekend. All funds raised from the event support the Tony and Alicia Gwynn (TAG) Foundation, which provides financial and educational resources to underserved members of the San Diego community.

Price: $25–$100

Date: June 17

Location: 9990 AleSmith Court, Miramar

Cinema Under The Stars

Father’s Day weekend, this outdoor movie theater will be screening the Indiana Jones classic, Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Heaters and blankets are provided and popcorn, candy, and assorted beverages are available for $2 each.

Price: $16–$19

Date: June 15–18

Location: 4040 Goldfinch Street, Mission Hills

Phone: (619) 295-4221

Flagship’s Father’s Day Cruise 

Bring the man of the hour to a Beer ‘N’ Brats brunch or Prime Rib three-course dinner cruise to celebrate the holiday. Guests will receive mimosas upon boarding, unlimited domestic beers, and music from a live soloist throughout the 25 miles of ocean scenery.

Price: $64.50 per adult, $38.70 per child 4-12, free for children under 3

Date: June 18

Location: 990 North Harbor Drive, Downtown

Phone: (619) 234-4111

Hornblower’s Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise

All aboard! This Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise includes bottomless beer and Champagne, plus a buffet menu of salads, meats, fruit, and desserts.

Price: From $77 per person

Date: June 18

Location: Departs from Grape Street Pier at 1800 North Harbor Drive, Downtown

Phone: (619) 686-8715

Hotel del Coronado

Hotel del’s annual Father’s Day concert and barbecue event supports America’s veterans and military families. The event starts with a skydiving show featuring members of the Naval Special Warfare community and then a barbecue and live music from Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band as they cover hits from Bruno Mars, The Police, Bruce Springsteen and more.

Price: $75 per person

Date: June 18

Location: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Phone: (619) 435-6611

Maritime Museum of San Diego Father’s Day Sail

Take a three-hour sailing trip aboard Californian or San Salvador around San Diego Bay, lead by the Maritime Museum’s expert crew. Before sailing, guests will be treated to a bratwurst sandwich, chips, and cold beer and children will receive hot dogs and soft drinks. The museum will also be open for viewing before and after the sail. Bon voyage!

Price: $70 per adult, $48 per child 3-12

Date: June 17–18

Location: 1492 North Harbor Drive, Harborview

Phone: (619) 234-9153

San Diego Father’s Day Guide 2017

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