Father’s Day celebrates the dads who work hard, love and support us, and teach us lessons about life. On
, treat Dad to a meal that celebrates him, for all his quirky, dorky, and amazing traits. These 12 San Diego restaurants offer different options, catering to all the different dads out there-find the ultimate fit and give dad the day he deserves!
12pm and 2pm
, French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty will be cooking up some delicious barbecue. Set to the tunes of live country music, this Father’s Day hoedown is a perfect place for dads and kids to enjoy a day in the country together. An ice cream cart will be serving up sweet treats, and pony, carriage, and trail rides can be pre-booked for a memorable day on The Ranch. Prices range from $44.95 for those 12 and above, $25.00 for those ages 11 and under and $5.00 for kids age 4 and under. Make your reservation for this special meal by calling 760.871.6494 or emailing The Ranch firstname.lastname@example.org
For the dad who loves the beach and brunch:
Located in the heart of Pacific Beach,The Duck Dive
is the perfect stop after a morning surf or swim with your dad. For Father’s Day, Duck Dive is offering a special breakfast to celebrate father’s everywhere. For $30, you and your dad can enjoy a full brunch buffet. Make the meal complete by adding on bottomless mimosas for an extra $10.
Backyard Kitchen & Tap
has an indoor/outdoor bar and big open windows to let your dad enjoy the breeze off the Pacific with his Crab and Lobster Benedict or Steak & Eggs. This casual PB eatery is located on Garnet, steps from the water, for another great pre- or post- ocean option.
Head out to the lazy surf town of Encinitas and grab breakfast at Union Kitchen & Tap
. Biscuits and Gravy, Cornbread Waffles, and Brioche French Toast are just a few of the tasty menu options available. Relax in the San Diego sun and dine on a delicious brunch at one of these beachy restaurants for a wonderful Father’s Day by the shore.
For the French dad:
Transport Dad back to the streets of Paris with the iconic French pastries and breads baked at Le Parfait Paris
. For $27, this delicious bakery is offering a special Father’s Day brunch. Choose from an entrée of Eggs Benedict, Croque Madame, or Toast d’Azur, pair it with a beverage (juice, mimosa or coffee) and round out the meal with a chocolate éclair made just for Dad for his special day.
For the Italian dad
: Fresh pasta, wood oven pizzas, and entrees made with high quality, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients make Double Standard Kitchenetta
the Italian (or Italian food loving!) dad’s dream. This whimsical, downtown restaurant is the perfect place to split a Lasagna Pizza with your dad after a day of sightseeing in the Gaslamp. Pair the Spicy Pappardelle Bolognese pasta and an Italian wine or craft beer for a quality Italian Father’s Day meal.
For the steak lover:
Coronado’s Shima Japanese Steakhouse
offers Teppanyaki table cooked meals for an exciting Father’s Day dinner. Enjoy a Rib Eye or Filet Mignon cooked in front of you for a truly memorable meal. To really treat your steak-loving dad, order the Akaushi - 100% wagyu steak grilled in garlic butter and mushrooms for a gourmet experience. The restaurant’s stunning décor and family friendly environment make it a great choice for an enjoyable Father’s Day in Coronado.
For the dad who can’t get enough seafood:
After a day at the beach, treat dad to a lunch or dinner at Fish Shop. With three locations in Encinitas,Pacific Beach, and Hermosa Beach
, Fish Shop is the perfect stop for the freshest catch. Enjoy building your own fish tacos, salad, sandwiches, or plate. Try the award winning TKO Taco, or grub on local favorites like Shrimp ‘n Chips and the Lobster Lumpia.
Perhaps your dad prefers his fish wrapped in seaweed and paired with a flight of premium sake? If this is the case, head out to North Park’s Saiko Sake & Sushi Bar
. This hip sushi restaurant features New Style Rolls, Sashimi, and Nigiri. With fresh fish chosen daily by Executive Chef Anthony Pascale, Saiko will give your dad a sushi experience like none other. Flights of sake are offered, along with food pairing suggestions to enjoy the full flavors of the meal.
For the dad who loves wings and beer:
Treat dad to an ice cold beer and a plate full of wings at Solana Beach’sPillbox Tavern.
With 13 different types of house made sauces to choose from, Dad will have more than enough options to satisfy his craving for wings. Try some extra hot Habanero BBQ and Fire Island wings for a fiery Father’s Day dinner. Keep it mild with Chef Shelly’s BBQ wings or classic Old Bay dry rubbed wings. Pillbox’s beer selection is made up of rotating local craft beers, giving dad plenty of choices to wash his wings down with.
For the dad who loves his beer and bourbon:
Head downtown for a boozy brunch at barleymash
! This Sunday
brunch offers a decadent menu that incorporates beer, bourbon, and other spirits into every dish. From 10am-2pm
, Dad can pair his Brown Ale Biscuits and Gravy or B’Fast Burger with a drink from the Mimosa or Bloody Mary bar to kick start his special day. If your dad is a fan of bacon and a beverage, the When Pigs Fly Bacon Flight combines the best of both worlds—a selection of alcohol infused bacons are cured and cooked in house, creating a flavorful sampling for your brunching pleasure.
For the dad that’s all about BBQ:
Hillcrest’s award winning Brazen BBQ
is the ultimate stop for a dad who loves a heaping plate of finger lickin’ good barbecue. Straight from the pit boss, try a rack of Baby Back Ribs or Slow Smoked Chicken. For a dad with a hearty appetite, order the Big Ass Burger, topped with burnt brisket ends, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, house-made mushroom sauce and a fried egg.