Guide | Where to Spend Father’s Day in San Diego

Where to Spend Father’s Day in San Diego

Marina Kitchen serves up manly truffle burgers this Father's Day.
Marina Kitchen serves up manly truffle burgers this Father’s Day.

San Diego has plenty of special treats for dad this Father’s Day. From brunch to drink specials to a free T-shirt, we’ve highlighted SD’s top offerings to help you celebrate dad on June 16.

Barleymash is opening up early this Father’s Day for a special brunch featuring a Wild Turkey bourbon-battered chicken fried steak served with potato hash and sausage gravy. There will also be live reggae music from Rian Basilio and the Roosters from noon-3 p.m. 600 5th Ave, San Diego. 619.255.7373.

Brazen BBQ
Join Brazen BBQ this Father’s Day for a special smokehouse barbeque buffet including hearty selections such as smoked prime rib and pulled pork Benedicts, and bottomless mimosas. Happy hour will also last all day, with specialty cocktails and craft beers. $26.99/pp, $12.99/child 12 and under. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 441 Washington St., San Diego. 619.816.1990.

Café Sevilla
Treat dad to a champagne brunch with live entertainment. Brunch will include breakfast, tapas and meat carving stations. $34.95/pp with a $10 endless champagne or sangria upgrade. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 353 Fifth Ave, San Diego. 619.233.5979. 

Casa Guadalajara
All fathers who dine at Casa Guadalajara will receive a complimentary flan and a $5 coupon for a return visit. 4105 Taylor St, San Diego. 619.295.5111.

The late jazz musician’s wife (and restaurant owner) is treating all dads to a complimentary dessert or glass of beer with the purchase of a breakfast, lunch or dinner entrée. Live Music with Elliott Lawrence begins at 11:30 a.m. 802 Fifth Ave., San Diego. 619.233.4355.

Davanti Enoteca
Davanti Enoteca’s Del Mar & Little Italy locations are offering special Father’s Day menus, created by the two locations’ Chef de Cuisines, Chris Vera-Tudela and Darrell Campbell. Dinner selections include succulent steaks, chops, ribs and salmon accompanied with seasonal sides at the Del Mar Location, while Little Italy adds a 16oz. bone in rib-eye to the menu just for dad. 1655 India Street, Little Italy, 619.237.9606, 12955 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858.519.5060,

Father’s Day Festival
June 15. Celebrate Dad a day early with live music, interactive activities, and special performances at the Father’s Day Festival. With face painting, gunny sack races, T-ball and a color guard ceremony, the Father’s Day Festival is an interactive celebration of the relationship between fathers and their children. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Noble Park, 8810 Judicial Dr., San Diego. 866.991.3747.

Bring dad to the Gaslamp Quarter for aged meats, seafood and pasta dishes with influences form the culinary traditions of Europe, America and the Pacific Rim and receive 20% off the entire check. 658 Fifth Ave., San Diego. 619.232.0225.

Hornblower Cruise
It is not the usual brunch aboard Hornblower Cruises for Father’s Day—it’s the “Beer Brunch,” especially for dads. This two-hour cruise experience packs a manly punch with a macho brunch buffet menu featuring dishes the while family will love. See more than 50 battle ships, aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines during the cruise, and enjoy free-flowing beer and souvenir pint glass to take home. Cruises at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $70/pp. 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8715.

Marina Kitchen
Send your father to Flight School! Marina Kitchen is offering a three-course dinner from Executive Chef Aron Schwartz with flights of craft beer, wine or small batch bourbon. With items like ribs, smoked roasted Brandt Beef, truffle burgers and a Maker’s Mark Milkshake with bacon for dessert, this is a Father’s Day dinner built for dads. 5-10 p.m. $38/pp. $16/flight. Military personnel will receive a 10% discount and special take away gift.  333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego. 619.234.1500.

Osteria Panevino
All dads who dine at Osteria Panevino on Father’s Day will receive a $25 gift card good towards a future visit. 722 Fifth Ave., San Diego. 619.595.7959. 

RA Sushi 
Gaslamp’s Ra Sushi is celebrating dads everywhere with extended happy hours—all day to be exact. Treat dad to discounted prices on sushi, tapas, appetizers and drinks including the sushi staple Rainbow Roll, spicy sesame chicken wings and grilled short Ribs. 474 Broadway, San Diego. 619.321.0021.

Raise a glass to dad this Father’s Day at Roppongi, where the restaurant is offering $1 Sapporos for dad along with a chance to win a “Dad’s Day Out” golf package, including weekend golf for two at Maderas Golf Club, dinner for two at Roppongi and a round trip ride compliments of Uber. 875 Prospect St., La Jolla. 858.551.5252.

True North Tavern
Take dad for a beer at True North this Father’s Day where he’ll be treated to a True North Tavern t-shirt and a beer of his choice with the purchase of another 20-ounce beer at the table. 3815 30th St., San Diego. 619.291.3815.

The Westgate Hotel
As a special treat to father’s everywhere, the Westgate Hotel has expanded its award-winning Sunday brunch to feature a stone brewery beer tasting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $52/pp.  1055 Second Ave. 619.557.3655.




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