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Brunches, buffets, cruises, picnics and more—find the perfect place to dine with Dad this Father’s Day in Orange County.

Edited by Laura Okey

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. Dad’s will recieve a complimentary bloody mary or draft beer. Additionally, Back Bay Bistro will celebrate all weekend long with a free appetizer and $4 draft beer specials with the purchase of an entree. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $60/pp (includes bottomless champagne and mimosas). 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144.

Beer Brunch Cruise
Hornblower Cruises & Events invites you to enjoy a Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise around beautiful Newport Beach. The two-hour yacht cruise offers unlimited beer, mimosas and champagne and a hearty brunch buffet along with live entertainment, scenic coastal views and a souvenir pint glass for Dad. Boarding is half hour before cruise. Cruises 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m. $73.95. Hornblower South, Mariner’s Mile, 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy, #101, Newport Beach, 949.646.0155.

Burger for Dad (BFD)
Show Dad what a “big freaking deal” (BFD) he is by taking him to The Counter for a custom built “burger for Dad.” Even better news—tell your server, “My Dad is a BFD,” and he will receive a free standard 1/3-pound burger. One free burger per dad accompanied by paying guest. Dine-in only. See website for all locations. 1104 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, 949.642.0700.

Brunch & Brews
Delight Dad this Father’s Day with a relaxing brunch and brews. Feast on a delicious three-course brunch menu featuring items like applewood prime rib, lobster tail, and filet Mignon eggs Benedict. Keep Dad hydrated with endless draft beer options or bubbles for an additional $10. $36.95/pp, $13.95/pp children. 32441 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, 949.493.7107.

Grilling with Dad
Share your love for cooking this Father’s Day in the kitchen as you and your pop perfect your cooking skills side-by-side. Learn how to grill (and enjoy) an assortment of foodie items, which is sure to be the gift that keeps on giving just in time for summer. This unique and hands-on learning experience is the perfect way to bond. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $38/pp. SOCO, Surfas, 3309 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.453.2665.

Father’s Day Champagne Brunch Buffet
Join Vue Restaurant at the beautiful Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa for a Father’s Day champagne brunch. Savor delectable items like Prime Rib or a Ole Bay chilled shrimp cocktail next to breathtaking panoramic views. 11a.m.-2 p.m. $75/pp, $30/pp children 5-12. Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.487.7516.

Father’s Day Dinner Cruise
Come aboard the Dana Pride for a special Father’s Day Dinner Cruise. Enjoy two hours cruising the coastline with views of a beautiful sunset. Listen to live Classic Rock & Roll with Mike O’Bryan and indulge in a delicious BBQ buffet. Dessert and non-alcoholic drinks are included. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $59/pp, $29/pp children. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794 x7.

Tangata Father’s Day Buffet
Take Dad out for a special buffet featuring a choice of prime rib carving station, herb crusted salmon, roasted mélange of vegetables, linguine with Calabrian chile, a wide selection of salads and more. Root beer floats and the cookie sandwich station make for a festive dessert selection! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $42/pp, $18/pp children 10 and under. Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, 714.550.0906.

The Ritz Prime Seafood bloody mary bar

A Fine Father’s Day Feast
Begin your Father’s Day celebration with a bloody mary bar featuring more options than Dad can count. Choose between vodka, gin or tequila and adorn your drink with kurobuta bacon, pickled carrots, cheddar cheese, pepporoncinis and more—add on a jumbo prawn or half-pound of crab leg for an extra treat. For the main course, choose between options like dry aged prime New York strip with umami butter, lobster Benedict with brioche and short rib hash and eggs. Dine alongside beautiful harbor views. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Ritz Prime Seafood, 2801 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.720.1800.

Father’s Day Brunch at Huntington Beach Old World
Germany awaits you and Dad at Old World Huntington Beach. Treat your “Vater” to a meal he’ll be “prosting” about all year—BBQ Ribs, bratwurst, a full waffle bar and unlimited champagne are just a few of your choices. Don’t miss the dachshund wiener dog races after brunch kicking off at 3 p.m. See website for reservation times. Adults $33.95, Children $13.95. 7561 Centre Ave., Suite 49, Huntington Beach, 714.895.8020.

Bayside Two-Course Brunch
Let the champagne and the draught beer flow this Father’s Day at Bayside Restaurant. Dad can enjoy a two-course brunch menu featuring ahi tuna poke and griddle crab cake (among other options) for the first course, and choose between Bayside’s Benedict, rack of lamb, potato gnocchi hash and more for the second course. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $47/pp. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.

The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
Treat Dad to the finest farm-to-table fare as executive chef Michael Rossie serves up an exquisite surf and turf dinner. Feast on a 30-ounce New York Delmonico steak and an eight-ounce Maine lobster tail served with twice baked potatoes and asparagus. 4-10 p.m. $175/pp. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200.

Agora Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse

Agora Churrascaria
If Dad enjoys meat and potatoes, the perfect Father’s Day destination is Agora Churrascaria—a Brazilian steakhouse. Dad can partake on the dinner menu all day long or choose a prix-fixe menu for $52. All dads will receive a $15 gift certificate good for his next visit to the restaurant. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1830 Main St., Irvine, 949.222.9910.

Father’s Day BBQ at Aquarium of the Pacific
Enjoy a BBQ picnic at the Aquarium of the Pacific with Dad this Father’s Day. Menu highlights include Sriracha peach bone-in chicken, roasted pork tenderloin with a cherry balsamic reduction and a seasonal berry cobbler. The celebration includes all day admission to the aquarium and special crafts for kids. Adults $54, children $25. 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, 949.487.7516.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Treat your dad to one of three 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, dad’s will receive a $25 dining card to use on a future visit. Call for reservations. 2041 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.750.5466.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Bring Dad and your dog for all-day Father’s Day specials at Lazy Dog. Dads will receive a complimentary special edition pint glass and all 16oz house draft beers are $3 all day. Opens at 9 a.m. on Father’s Day. 240 S. State College Blvd., Brea, 714.529.9300; 16310 Beach Blvd., Westminster, 714.500.1140; 13290 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.731.9700; 1623 W. Katella Ave., Orange, 714.769.7020.

Prime Rib Father’s Day Dinner
Celebrate Dad and indulge in a three-course prime rib dinner at 21 Oceanfront Restaurant. Recognized for their breathtaking views and wide variety of fresh fish, seafood and prime meats, Dad will not be disappointed. 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $49/pp. 2100 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100.

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