Top Places to Dine on Father’s Day in Orange County

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Treat Dad to bottomless draft beer and specialty burgers at Andrei’s this Father’s Day.

Burgers, buffets, beer cruises, steak dinners and more—find the perfect place to dine with Dad this Father’s Day in Orange County.

Edited by Laura Okey

The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
June 16-18. Treat Dad to an exquisite surf and turf dinner all weekend long. Feast on a 30-ounce New York Delmonico steak and an eight-ounce Maine lobster tail served with twice baked potatoes and asparagus. 5-10 p.m. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200. theranch.com

 

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails
June 16-17. Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day weekend by avoiding the Sunday crowds. Andrei’s will offer bottomless draft beer and specialty burgers on Friday and Saturday night after 5 p.m. Dad can choose between 1 of 5 specialty burgers and bottomless draft beer for $26. Among the burger selection are the Andrei’s house cheeseburger, dungeness crab burger and the ground buffalo foie gras burger, piled high with butter lettuce, seasonal heirloom tomato and tomato aioli on a brioche potato bun. Dads can sit back and relax on the rooftop terrace, covered in herb and citrus gardens along with fire heaters for ambiance. 2607 Main St., Irvine, 949.387.8887. andreisrestaurant.com

 

Pappy for Pappy at Chapter One
This year, get Dad what he really wants on Father’s Day—beef, bourbon and beer. All day on Father’s Day, Chapter One: The Modern Local, will offer a special trio for Dads to indulge on that includes a 16-ounce dry aged ribeye steak, a shot of Pappy Van Winkle 10-year bourbon and a glass of house beer. Call for reservations. $70. Chapter One, 227 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 714.352.2225. chapteronetml.com

 

The Capital Grille
Give Dad the gift of meat with The Capital Grille’s bone-in tomahawk ribeye. Making its return just for Father’s Day, the off-menu entree is only available by request—Dad is sure to feel extra special! The Capital Grille, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140. thecapitalgrille.com

 

Brunch with Dad at Back Bay Bistro
Feast on a grand buffet complete with a seafood station, an omelet station, a carving station and more. The hot-off-the-grill station features items such as salmon, baseball cut top sirloin and chicken served with Back Bay steak sauce, gorgonzola bacon, green peppercorn sauce and assorted mustards. Dads will receive a complimentary bloody mary or draft beer. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $60/pp (includes bottomless champagne and mimosas). 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144. newportdunes.com

 

 

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The BBQ ribs at The Beachcomber

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove
Treat Dad to a Father’s Day beer and brunch, right on the beach! Dad can choose his craft beer to be paired with beignets and ambrosia followed by a choice of 8 delicious entrées such as surf and turf, grilled steak and eggs, Maine lobster enchiladas or giant BBQ beef ribs. Regardless of the entree choice, each meal comes with premier seating just steps from the sandy beach. Enjoy oceanfront dining in the Historic District of the Crystal Cove State Park with breath taking views of the Newport Coastline and Catalina Island. Call for reservations. 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, 949.376.6900. thebeachcombercafe.com

 

Eureka
Give Dad a Father’s Day meal complete with a complimentary engraved whiskey glass with purchase of any whiskey cocktail. At Eureka, Dad will have all the ingredients to a top-notch day: burgers, bourbon, beer, and golf. Dad can indulge on items like a jalapeño egg burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, pickled jalapeños and chipotle sauce, finished with a fried egg to accompany his whiskey sour or Buffalo Trace neat, all while watching the U.S. Open. 4143 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.596.8881; 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.230.3955. eurekarestaurantgroup.com

 

Social Costa Mesa
Make your Father’s Day brunch reservations at Social Costa Mesa, where all Dads will receive a free old fashioned cocktail. The brunch menu offers delectable choices like the breakfast burger with akaushi beef, American cheese, bacon jam and a fried egg; and the fried chicken sandwich with bacon, housemade pickles, American cheese, andouille gravy, a fried egg and a buttermilk biscuit. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations strongly encouraged. Social Costa Mesa, 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.2425. socialcostamesa.com

 

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House will offer 4 surf and turf options this Father’s Day.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Treat your Dad to one of four chef featured surf and turf options at Ruth’s Chris Steak House this year. All dishes include a perfectly sizzled steak served on a 500-degree plate and paired with twin cold-water North American lobster tails. Top the entire decadent meal off with a hand-crafted dessert. Additionally, Dads will receive a $25 dining card to use on a future visit. Call for reservations. Noon. 2041 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.750.5466. ruthschris.com

 

Beer Brunch or Supper Cruise
Hornblower Cruises & Events invites you to enjoy a Father’s Day Beer Brunch or Supper Cruise around beautiful Newport Beach. The 2.5 hour yacht cruise offers unlimited beer, mimosas and champagne and a hearty brunch buffet along with scenic coastal views and a souvenir pint glass for Dad. The Supper Cruise will include a 4-course seated dinner. Boarding is half hour before cruise. Cruises 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m. Brunch $74.95; supper $87.95. Hornblower South, Mariner’s Mile, 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy, #101, Newport Beach, 949.646.0155. hornblower.com

 

Oak Grill
Treat Dad to the ultimate Father’s Day dinner at Oak Grill. Dad can choose between two prix fixe dishes—tomahawk steak with fries, broccolini and bordelaise sauce, or surf and turf with filet of beef, lobster tail, mashed potatoes, haricot verts and bordelaise sauce. Reservations start at 5 p.m. $60-$65. Oak Grill, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920. oakgrillnb.com

 

Agora Churrascaria
If Dad enjoys meat and potatoes, the perfect Father’s Day destination is Agora Churrascaria—a Brazilian steakhouse. Dad can partake in the finest selection of meats including tri tip, leg of lamb, skirt steak, pork tenderloin and more. 5-10 p.m. 1830 Main St., Irvine, 949.222.9910. agorachurrascaria.com

 

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Build your own pizza at PizzaRev this Father’s Day.

PizzaRev
Skip the fancy meals and long waits and take Dad out for a great pizza this Father’s Day. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Father’s Day, PizzaRev La Habra and Santa Ana will offer $5 off pizzas. The best part is that Dad can build it himself with crust options, a variety of sauces such as spicy sweet barbecue or olive oil and 30+ artisanal cheeses and toppings to choose from. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 3605 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, 714.708.2587; 1841 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, 562.691.0190. pizzarev.com

 

Mastro’s
Make your Father’s Day meal unforgettable this year at Mastro’s with sizzling steaks, perfectly chilled bottles of champagne, jaw-dropping seafood towers and decadent sides such as lobster mashed potatoes. Indulge on premier cuts of beef such as the 24-ounce porterhouse, the 32-ounce chef’s cut ribeye chop and the 18-ounce bone-in filet. Don’t forget the beloved signature butter cake for dessert! Reservations highly recommended. Mastro’s Costa Mesa, 633 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.546.7405; Mastro’s Ocean Club, 8112 East Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.376.6990. mastrosrestaurants.com

 

Lighthouse Bayview Cafe
Enjoy Father’s Day on the waterfront at Lighthouse Bayview Cafe. Exclusively available on Sunday, enjoy brunch options like salsa verde chilaquiles, short rib hash, prime rib Benedict, croissant French toast, pastrami burger and more. Marina Park, 1600 West Balboa Blvd., 949.933.1001. lighthousenb.com

 

Coastal-Kitchen

Sauteed clams at Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen
Celebrate Father’s Day at the newest addition to the Lantern District in Dana Point, Coastal Kitchen. Dads will enjoy the relaxed coastal atmosphere paired with a made-from-scratch menu. This Father’s Day, starting at 11:30 a.m., savor lunch and dinner specials such as filet mignon, grilled pork chop and sauteed clams. In addition to fresh dishes, Dads can also enjoy a selection of hand-crafted cocktails such as the spiced old fashioned or the Ward 8, made with Bulleit Bourbon, pom, orange juice and simple syrup. 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.449.2822. www.coastalkitchendanapoint.com

 

Father’s Day BBQ Brunch
Join Vue Restaurant at the beautiful Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa for a Father’s Day BBQ brunch. Savor delectable items like New York strip steak to order, certified angus half-pound burgers and all beef hot dogs and bratwurst. The best part is that it’s all accompanied by a breathtaking panoramic ocean view. 10:30a.m.-2 p.m. $38/pp, $15/pp children 5-12. Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.487.7516. lagunacliffs.com

 

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