Where to Dine with Dad

With Father’s Day approaching on June 19, check out local restaurants perfect for you and Dad, or the whole family. 





Bellamy’s | Escondido, CA

Enjoy Father’s Day at Bellamy’s, a hidden gem in Escondido that incorporates locally sourced ingredients into a fine dining experience. Treat dad to an elevated dinner with a specials including deviled eggs with pork belly; short rib and Mexican prawns with pomme puree; rack of veal with pomme puree, and green peppercorn sauce; filet and Maine Lobster with wild mushroom and fingerling potatoes, and more. What better way to celebrate than with delectable modern cuisine and fine wines?


Paradise Point Resort and Spa, | Mission Bay, San Diego

Enjoy Father’s Day with a family staycation at Paradise Point, tucked away on Mission Bay. This island resort and spa features California bungalow-style guestrooms amidst tropical gardens, meandering lagoons and a one-mile beach that encircles the island. Special for Father’s Day weekend, the property will offer the Links and Drinks on Dad’s Day package complete with all the manly necessities to create a memorable day, honoring dad. Enjoy a welcome flight of beer at Barefoot Bar & Grill, and an inclusive pass to the property’s Putting Links at Banana Beach with overnight accommodations. Rates starting at $319 + tax. Valid on stays: June 1 – 30, upon availability. 





Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego

Treat Dad to an All American Carnival theme for Father’s Day with fun Croquet Lawn happenings featuring all of Dad’s favorite things! From 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on June 19, Rancho Valencia is hosting a special Father’s Day Pancake & BBQ Brunch with standout items including an Egg Station, BBQ Pit with Slow Roasted Red Wine Marinated Tri Tip and BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs, Sushi Bar, Ice Cream Sundae Bar and much more. Family-friendly activities include carnival games, Jump House, Caricature artist, craft a leather coaster for dad as well as local beer and lemonade slushies for refreshments. $115 for adults and $50 for kids (ages 11 and under). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 858-759-6246. 



Kettner Exchange | Downtown, San Diego

For the classically cool dad, make Sunday an “Old Fashioned Father’s Day” at Kettner Exchange in the Little Italy neighborhood of downtown San Diego. Acclaimed Beverage Director Steven Tuttle and Ryan Walsh have crafted an Old Fashioned flight with a modern twist featuring rum, bourbon and scotch. Dad’s will only pay $6 (when they show a photo of their child) and $15 for everyone else. Opt to enjoy the all day brunch and dinner on the rooftop and indulge in house favorites such as the Niman Ranch pork chop featuring crushed potato, scallion, carrots, brussels and peruvian sauce or the decadent drunken noodles with rock shrimp, scallions, bok choy, shiitake. 




The Commons | Downtown, San Diego

Keep it simple this Father’s Day and treat dad to a meal you know he’ll love.will be serving up bar-style bites including its signature chicken wings, available in flavors like lemon pepper, volcanic honey mustard and drunken garlic and the pretzel puffs, freshly baked and perfectly salted, served with a house-made jalapeno cheese sauce. No Father’s Day outing would be complete with out a cocktail or beer, so dads can choose from an impressive beer list, 80% of which are local and pair perfectly with a plate of wings; or cocktails like a classic bloody mary.


FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge  | Pacific Beach, San Diego 

For the ultimate beach-side dad, celebrate Father’s Day at FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge and enjoy $3 Coronas and half off FIREHOUSE burgers until 3 p.m. Even better, the first 30 Dads to arrive will be entered to win a Deluxe Golf Package good for two. The package includes a round of golf, a complementary dinner for two and a one-hour massage. Beach bum it all day long and snack on local favorites such as the FIREHOUSE corn dogs with house made corn meal and honey mustard or the surf & turf nachos featuring sautéed shrimp, Kalua pig, Jack and fontina cheeses, cilantro guacamole, pico de gallo, lime cream and roasted jalapeño. 


THE LOT  | La Jolla and Liberty Station

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, THE LOT invites locals to celebrate with a brunch buffet and decadent dessert station at both of their luxury cinema, restaurant, bar and cafe locations. THE LOT’s Father’s Day brunch will include a cold and hot buffet, including traditional breakfast specialties, and house-made pastries and desserts from in-house Pastry Chef Alejandra Pitashny. While kids see a movie, adults can enjoy a variety of craft cocktails, mimosas, and extensive wine list, and more, in addition to THE LOT’s locally sourced and roasted coffees. Reservations can be made for the 10am or 12:30pm seatings. Adults $50, children $19.

 Fiore | Harrah’s Resort Southern CaliforniaTreat Dad to an unforgettable steak dinner at Fiore this Father’s Day with a 40 oz. bone in prime tomahawk ribeye steak. This delicious cut of meat is glazed with bourbon molasses and includes caramelized-aged cheddar onion whipped potatoes, roasted brussels and pearl onion mélange. Fiore is an award-winning restaurant with renowned melt-in-your-mouth steaks, fresh seafood, and also known for their extensive wine list, having earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for nine consecutive years. Price for Father’s Day dinner: $85.00     

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