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San Diego Father’s Day Guide 2018

Crack open a cold one or treat Dad to a steak dinner with these Father's Day deals

By Emma Veidt


Backyard Kitchen & Tap

Live it up in Pacific Beach this Father’s Day at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. Show dad your appreciation with a special menu for the day and a gift handpicked just for him.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach


Father’s Day doesn’t have to be fancy. At Beerfish, dads receive half-priced burritos, featured in Travel Channel’s Food Paradise.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 2933 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights

Bleu Bohème

Enjoy a special “Foie-ther’s Day” menu, with foie gras highlighted in each course.

Price: $70

Date: June 17

Location: 4090 Adams Avenue, Kensington

Breakfast Republic

If your dad is the breakfast king, give him nothing short of a morning feast at one of Breakfast Republic’s seven locations. This morning spot will offer its iced almond roca mocha, watermelon mimosa, Bees Knees cocktail, birthday pancakes, and caramel macchiato French toast.

Price: Varies

Date: Month of June

Location: 2730 University Avenue, North Park; 2865 Sims Road, Point Loma; 251 N El Camino Real, Encinitas; 707 G Street, East Village; 4839 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach; 6025 Village Way, Carmel Valley; 4465 Mission Boulevard, Pacific Beach

Bub’s @ The Beach

Head to Pacific Beach’s iconic Bub’s location and treat dad to half off tall boy canned beers all day and night, paired with some of the location’s hearty loaded tots, including Tater Skin Tots, piled high with cheddar, jalapeño jack, bacon, scallions, and sour cream. Bring on the heat with Russian Roulette Wings, a basket of nine grilled buffalo wings complete with one extremely spicy wing.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 1030 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

Cafe 222

To honor “dad bods” everywhere, Café 222 is serving up the ‘Pop-Belly’ breakfast on Father’s Day. This hearty breakfast includes chicken-fried steak smothered with peppery pork gravy, served with eggs, potatoes, and toast.

Price: $14.95

Date: June 17

Location: 222 Island Avenue, Gaslamp

Casa de Bandini

Enjoy a Father’s Day brunch with Mexican and traditional brunch favorites including pancakes, ham, bacon, chile verde, tamales, and chilaquiles.

Price: $27.95 for adults and $16.95 for children under 10

Date: June 17

Location: 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad


Treat dad to a beachside brunch featuring handcrafted bloody marys, beer-braised sausage sliders, a build-your-own Caesar salad bar, and more at Cape Rey Resort’s signature restaurant.

Price: $59

Date: June 17

Location: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad

Charles + Dinorah

The recently relaunched restaurant at Point Loma’s Pearl Hotel is serving their upgraded classic burger, complete with smoked cheddar, hand-cut fries, and a beer. Just make sure you order using the secret phrase: “My dad is rad.”

Price: $15

Date: June 17

Location: 1410 Rosecrans Street, Point Loma

El Chingon

Try the popular Bad Ass Fajitas, which comes with a choice of filet mignon, chicken, or shrimp with vegetables, salsa, beans, rice, and tortillas. Also, enjoy samplings of El Chignon’s signature cocktails in a “PapArita” margarita flight.

Price: $29.99

Date: June 17

Location: 560 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Flower Child

Treat dad to a steak plate, with smashed organic potatoes and Sichuan green beans. Also available is a $6 craft beer selection.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 2690 Via De La Valle, Del Mar

Fig Tree Café

Indulge in Fig Tree Café’s June specials, including the Strawberry Field’s mimosa flight, iced coconut mocha and cookies and cream stuffed French toast.

Price: Varies

Date: Month of June

Location: 5119 Cass Street, Pacific Beach; 416 University Avenue, Hillcrest; 2400 Historic Decatur Road, Point Loma

Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

Pamper the dads in your life with a pre-set three-course Father’s Day meal featuring savory share plates, refreshing salads, and entrees.

Price: $59.99–$69.99 per person

Date: June 17

Location: 658 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

The Haven Pizzeria

If your dad is a pizza lover, impress him with these Neapolitan-style pizzas, along with sandwiches and pasta dishes. The Haven will be offering dads half-off all beer pitchers in celebration of the day.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 4051 Adams Avenue, Kensington

Hello Betty Fish House

All dads will receive $2 off any draft beer at the bar and in the dining room, as well as 5 for $25 buckets of Imperial and Corona beer on the rooftop deck.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 211 Mission Avenue, Oceanside

Herb & Wood

Try a twist on brunch classics, ranging from Dutch baby souffle pancakes with huckleberries, lemon curd and vanilla Chantilly to more savory dishes such as the jamon ibérico Benedict.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 2210 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy

Hotel Republic San Diego

Head here for the three B’s: burger, bourbon, and beer. Enjoy a burger, a pour of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, and a choice of draft beer while watching the PGA Tour finals.

Price: $30

Date: June 17

Location: 421 West B Street, Downtown

Hundred Proof

Don’t miss Chef Brad Wise’s truffle mushroom mac n’ cheese, 10-ounce grilled ribeye, or the HP Burger. Enjoy a signature boozy Almond Joy milkshake for dessert.

Price: Varies

Date: June 16-17

Location: 4120 Park Boulevard, University Heights

Island Prime

Enjoy bay views and a meal of seafood and steak. Choose from encrusted ahi tuna, Pacific shrimp scampi, 10-ounce chargrilled ribeye, and braised horseradish crusted short rib.

Price: $49.95

Date: June 17

Location: 880 Harbor Island Drive, Marina

JRDN at Tower 23

Treat your dad to brunch and a view at the newly reimagined JRDN. Try Chef Melody’s special creation of the day, Jumbo Sticky Buns, and sip on the Tower 23 Bloody Mary with cilantro and jalapeño-infused vodka, house mix, bacon salt rim, and a meal-on-a-stick.

Price: Varies

Date: June 16-17

Location: 723 Felspar Street, Pacific Beach

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge

Dad can kick back with a beer from the restaurant’s large draft selection, while biting into a Leroy’s Burger crafted with bacon jam and house pickles.

Price: $20

Date: June 17

Location: 1015 Orange Avenue, Coronado

The Marine Room

Description: Gather your family and treat dad to a Father’s Day brunch of cardamom sticky buns, Oregon sea trout, and Carlsbad strawberry cheesecake.

Price: $78 per person, with special pricing for children

Date: June 17

Location: 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla

Meze Greek Fusion

Enjoy a Meze burger, made with ground beef and lamb, feta, sautéed onions and garlic aioli, and more.

Price: $15

Date: June 17

Location: 548 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Morton’s the Steakhouse

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner menu with a choice of three salads, five entrees, and three desserts.

Price: $59 per person

Date: June 17

Location: 285 J Street, Gaslamp

The Oceanaire

Pair a 10 ounce center-cut filet with one of three fresh seafood selections, including the whole steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp scampi, or crab cakes.

Price: $75 per person

Date: June 17

Location: 400 J Street, Gaslamp

Pacific Beach Fish Shop

Show your dad you think he’s a catch by treating him to a casual lunch or dinner on Fish Shop’s outdoor patio. Every dad who comes in will get a gift card with prizes like a complimentary pint of draft beer or $10 off their next visit.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 1775 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria

Take your dad to Peru via a trip to Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria. Sample contemporary Peruvian fare with a 3-course tasting menu with a draft beer.

Price: $40

Date: June 17

Location: 2401 Truxton Road, Point Loma; 5970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad

Primavera Ristorante

Primavera Ristorante will celebrate “alla grillia” with a grilled 14-ounce New York steak with balsamic-rosemary steak sauce and sides.

Price: $42

Date: June 17

Location: 932 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill

Select dishes such as mini duck tacos, pork dumplings, New York Style pizza, sticky toffee pudding, and more in a three-course meal with a wide selection of beer.

Price: $35 per person

Date: June 17

Location: 12925 El Camino Real, Carmel Valley

The Shores Restaurant

Thank dad with an oceanfront meal. This buffet features seared ahi tuna salad, Carlsbad strawberry and spinach salad, Cajun rock shrimp pasta casserole, creamed spinach, dulce de leche bars, and more.

Price: $64 per person with special pricing for children

Date: June 17

Location: 8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla

Stake Chophouse & Bar

All dads receive a complimentary whiskey pour. Pair it with Stake’s Wagyu Month special menu.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 1309 Orange Avenue, Coronado


What’s better than a bowl of ramen and a cold one to wash it down? Tajima is offering $1 beers when dads purchase a bowl of ramen.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 4681 Convoy Street, Kearny Mesa; 4411 Mercury Street, Kearny Mesa; 3739 Sixth Avenue, Hillcrest; 901 East Street, East Village; 3015 Adams Avenue, University Heights

TRUST Restaurant

For dads who enjoy rustic wood-fired meats and veggies, Chef Brad Wise will be serving the restaurant’s signature favorites, including wood-grilled cauliflower, a 22-ounce Meyer Ranch bone-in ribeye, and a whole grilled branzino.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 3752 Park Boulevard, Hillcrest

Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas

Celebrate dad with brunch and dinner specials, as well as a special cocktail crafted for dads.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 1108 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

Treat dad to the final round of the U.S. Open paired with gourmet brunch, bottomless mimosas, $20 whiskey flights, and BBQ ribs.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 333 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Urban Plates

The Del Mar location of Urban Plates will be returning its cult-classic habanero mango BBQ ribs and lamb osso bucco.

Price: $16

Date: June 17

Location: 12857 El Camino Real, Del Mar


Dine ocean-front in Pacific Beach. Brunch includes a steak sandwich and dinner means a dry-rubbed flank steak. Wash it all down with whiskey specials available all day.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 4325 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach


Havana 1920

Havana 1920 will let padres feel like the boss with the El Jefe Daiquiri. This top shelf cocktail is made with Ron Zacapa XO rum, house-made Demerara syrup, and lime juice.

Price: $25

Date: June 17

Location: 548 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

OH! Juice Cleanse

For the healthy dad, OH! Juice offers a variety of single and multi-day cleanses. Every glass bottle is packed with fresh, local produce. Pricing begins at $75 per day.

Price: Varies

Date: Ongoing

Location: 90 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas; 5631 Palmer Way, Carlsbad

Pacific Beach AleHouse

Get hoppy this Father’s Day and kick off the celebration with brunch on the second-story, ocean-view patio. Be sure to show dad how special he is with a $15 Father’s Day glass growler filled with AleHouse brew.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach

Saint Archer Brewing Co.

Take dad to the Miramar tasting room, a 750-square-foot deck perfect for sipping craft beers. Or for the North County dads, the newly opened tasting room in Leucadia features 30 taps.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 9550 Distribution Avenue, Miramar; 978 North Coast Highway 101, Leucadia

Special Events

AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club

Give your dad the gift of R&R. The Summer Dream, a head, neck, and shoulder massage incorporates signature elemi and rose oil.

Price: $85

Date: Varies

Location: 234 Broadway, Downtown


The popular Gaslamp spot will be setting up barber chairs and offering father-and-son shaves, sponsored by Teelings Whiskey Co. Chow down on chimichurri steak and eggs and sip whiskey drinks on special throughout your dad’s day.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 600 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Hornblower Cruises & Events San Diego

Our Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise offers all of your dad’s favorite dishes, as well as bottomless beer and champagne. Don’t forget your take-home pint glass.

Price: $78-$98

Date: June 17

Location: 1800 North Harbor Drive, Marina

Omni La Costa

Book a tee time, join us for craft beer or catch a game at Diversions while enjoying appetizers and cocktails. Also, for the month of June, all men enjoy 15 percent off spa services for Monday through Thursday treatments.

Price: Varies

Date: June 17

Location: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad

San Diego Car Care

San Diego Care Car is offering deals on washes for all dads, with discounts up to $12 for a package of three of their one-star, three-star, and five-star washes. Customers will also receive 10 Free Star points for every $10 spent on gift cards to San Diego Car Care (160 Star Points can be redeemed as a car wash).

Price: $10–$26.99

Date: Through June 17

Location: 12889 El Camino Real, Del Mar

The Westgate Hotel

Sip on craft beer and listen to the sophisticated sounds of ArtSound Trio at the Father’s Day Jazz Brunch.

Price: $75 for adults and $35 for children ages 4–12

Date: June 17

Location: 1055 Second Avenue, Downtown

San Diego Father’s Day Guide 2018

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