Where to Celebrate Father’s Day in San Diego

Treat Dad to the Croque du Papa at Bleu Bohème this Father’s Day.

Celebrate Dad in style with decadent dinners, tasty libations, stunning views and more.

Edited by Brooke Knetzger

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant
June 16. Dig in and drink up this Father’s Day with a featured steak and wine pairing at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant. The modern-American restaurant will prepare an 8-ounce New York steak and seasonal vegetables for the occasion, paired with a glass of Chappellet Mountain Cuvee. 4:30-9:30 p.m. $35. 2202 4th Ave., Bankers Hill, 619.231.0222. bankershillsd.com

Bleu Bohème
June 16. This Father’s Day Bleu Bohème will offer ‘papas’, a French twist on the classic surf and turf entrée, paired with a select ‘pichet’ of wine in honor of Father’s Day. The popular French restaurant will prepare Croque du Papa, a lobster croque monsieur with Parisienne ham, black summer truffles and Béarnaise sauce, served with pommes frites; paired with a ‘pichet’ of Domaine Fichet Terroir de Burgy. 5-9 p.m. $49. 4090 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.255.4167. blueboheme.com

Bull and Bourbon
June 16. What better way to celebrate dad than a well-played round of golf followed by a steak dinner at Bull and Bourbon? The anchoring chophouse of Sycuan Casino Resort is offering a complimentary entrée (with purchase of one entrée) for all fathers. 5469 Casino Way, Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon, 619.659.3374. 5-10 p.m. bullandbourbon.com

Casa de Bandini
June 16. Start dad’s day at Casa de Bandini in The Forum Carlsbad with a beautiful brunch buffet featuring a variety of Mexican and traditional favorites. Guests can take their pick from buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, cheese enchiladas, Huevos con Chorizo, Fiesta Potatoes, an omelette station and more! End on a sweet note with fruit, flan and pan dulce. Add on champagne for $4.95 or a mimosa for $6.95. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $28.95 adults; $14.95 children under 10. 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 760.634.3443. casadebandini.com 

Death By Tequila
June 16. Celebrate Father’s Day Baja-Style with a featured surf and turf entrée: steak and squid ink and tempura-fried fish, served with house-made red mole tartar sauce. The restaurant’s full dinner, wine, beer and signature craft cocktail menus will also be available, along with its extensive selection of tequila and mezcal. 4-8 p.m. $36. 569 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 760.782.2240. deathbytequila.com

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
June 16. Treat Dad to one of the best views of the San Diego Bay with a reservation at this two-story steakhouse overlooking the water. Guests can enjoy a 16-oz or 20-oz slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime rib available alongside the full dinner menu all day to satisfy Father’s Day carnivorous cravings. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $45 or $55. 901 Bayfront Court Suite 105, downtown, 619.272.5060. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/sandiego

Estancia La Jolla
June 16. Locals and hotel guests alike can treat dad to an elevated pool day this Father’s Day, where the resort will offer a classic $16burger and brew pairing, or a delectable dinner at the property’s coastal-inspired restaurant, Mustangs & Burros. Dads joining for dinner can delight in a 20%-discounted, mouthwatering Tomahawk steak and whisky flight pairing, featuring Estancia’s select single Barrel Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Woodford Reserve Double-Oaked Bourbon. 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, 855.430.7503. meritagecollection.com

Fireside by The Patio
June 16. Fireside by The Patio is bringing back its buffet-style brunch for one day only to celebrate Father’s Day. Dads can look forward to a Fireside-inspired carving station of chipotle Tri Tip, 14-hour smoked brisket and pulled pork with The Patio’s favorite sauces—Carolina BBQ and pickled green onion Chimmi Churri. The full buffet brunch includes one beer, mimosa or Bloody Mary. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $39. 2855 Perry Rd, Bldg. 8, Point Loma, 619.432.2100. firesidesd.com

Hotel Del Coronado
June 16. Celebrate Father’s Day on one of America’s most iconic beaches with The Del’s annual Father’s Day Concert and BBQ. Attendees will enjoy delicious BBQ and drinks as they enjoy the festivities, which begin with a skydiving show from Skydiving Innovations, followed by the musical stylings of Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band performing covers of classic hits from The Police, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, 619.435.6811. Tickets

Island Prime
June 16. Enjoy bay views and a delectable three-course meal of seafood and steak this Father’s Day at Island Prime. Choose from entrees such as an herb crusted salmon, buttermilk fried chicken, prime New York strip and a mustard-crusted prime rib. 1-9 p.m. 880 Harbor Island Dr, Harbor Island, 619.298.6802. cohnrestaurants.com/islandprime

Indulge in the signature seafood crepes at The Marine Room.

The Marine Room
June 16. Treat Dad to Father’s Day brunch with an ocean view at The Marine Room. Menu highlights include Compressed Watermelon Blue Crab Salad, Signature Seafood Crepes, Ancho Coffee Roasted Angus Prime Rib and more! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $82. 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, 858.459.7222. marineroom.com

Mille Fleurs
June 16. Put on your Sunday best this Father’s Day and celebrate dad with a special three-course meal at Mille Fleurs. The special Father’s Day menu includes delectable options such as bison tartare, Dungeness crab and Baja seabass ‘au pistou’. 6-9:30 p.m. 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.756.3085. millefleurs.com

Primavera
June 16. Indulge this Father’s Day with two of dad’s favorites – steak and shrimp – at Primavera. The popular family-owned and operated Italian restaurant will prepare a decadent dinner dish, occhio di costola e gamberetti, for the holiday: an 8-ounce rib-eye steak topped with grilled shrimp in balsamic port wine reduction sauce, served with whipped garlic butter potatoes and sautéed Italian vegetables. 5-9 p.m. $49.99. 932 Orange Ave., Coronado,  619.435.0454. primavera1st.com 

Prohibition
June 16. In honor of Father’s Day, Prohibition will take fathers and families back to the 1920s with a featured cocktail offering. The speakeasy’s signature Old Fashioned, made with Wild Turkey Russel’s Reserve 10-Year Bourbon, demerara syrup, R&D aromatic #7 bitters and R&D cherry apple bitters garnished with an orange peel, will be priced at $1 for guests who show a photo of their dad to the bar. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 548 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.501.1919. prohibitionsd.com

The Shores Restaurant
June 16. Thank Dad for all he does with a memorable oceanfront meal the entire family will enjoy at The Shores Restaurant. The Shores Restaurant’s weekly Sunday a la carte brunch will be sized-up for Father’s Day with a buffet featuring menu highlights of Slow Roasted Ribeye Roast, “The Shores” Jambalaya Pasta, St. Louis Style Natural Pork Ribs and more! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $62, special pricing for children. 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, 858.456.0600. theshoresrestaurant.com

The “Bacon Dad Happy” special available at Snooze Del Mar Highlands.

Snooze Del Mar Highlands
June 16. Head to Snooze Del Mar Highlands for two specials created with dad in mind that will be available only on Father’s Day. The first is their Bacon Dad Happy, a buttermilk pancake topped with 100%pure maple syrup, BBQ bacon jam, smoky bourbon butter and ancho candied pecans. They will also be offering their The Dad Abides, a cocktail made with bourbon, local cold brew, heavy cream and Slopeside maple syrup, and garnished with a slice of Tender Belly bacon. 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 3435 Del Mar Heights Rd D3, Del Mar, 858.703.5300. snoozeeatery.com

Theatre Box
May 12. Make Dad the star of the show this Father’s Day. At Sugar Factory American Brasserie inside Theatre Box, bottles of beer will be available for $1 with the purchase of a steak entrée, including: Black Angus filet and lobster surf and turf; New York strip steak frites; and more. Sugar Factory American Brasserie will also offer a Monster Burger and beer combination for $20. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. 701 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.814.2225. theatrebox.com

Bleu Bohème photo courtesy of Wicked Creative. The Marine Room photo courtesy of c3 Public Relations. Snooze Del Mar Highlands photo courtesy of Citrus Public Relations. 

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