Father’s Day 2021: Where to take dad to celebrate

Ultra-tender Wagyu steaks will be served on Father's Day brunch at STK Steakhouse in San Diego.
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Here are some local Father’s Day dining events planned in the coming days:

STK Steakhouse, Downtown: The restaurant’s signature brunch on Sunday will celebrate National Steakhouse Month, with premium cuts of Wagyu steak from Australia, Japan and America. 600 F St., San Diego, (619) 354-5988,

International Smoke Del Mar will be serving a Father's Day Butcher Box to go on June 19 and 20.
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International Smoke Del Mar: For families who prefer to cook at home next weekend, International Smoke is offering a $175 take-home Father’s Day Butcher Box on Saturday and Sunday. The menu includes a 20-ounce Delmonico beef rib eye, 8-ounce center cut filet mignon, chilled shrimp cocktail, lobster double-stuffed baked potato, vegetable kebabs, heirloom tomato salad, jalapeno creamed corn, banana pudding and seasoning packets. Advanced reservations required. One Paseo, 3387 Del Mar Heights Drive, Building One, San Diego, (619) 331-4528,

Grater Grilled Cheese, Otay Ranch and Mission Valley: This San Diego-based fast-casual chain is offering a buy one, get one free deal on Father’s Day for any of their sandwiches. For locations and menu, visit

Smokey & the Brisket is offering a sandwich and beer special on Father's Day.
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Smokey & the Brisket, La Mesa: This family-friendly barbecue outlet is offering a $15 “Just for Dads” deal on Father’s Day. It includes choice of brisket, pulled pork, chicken, sausage or burger sandwich plus any side dish and any beer. Vouchers for this same meal deal can also be purchased for use later in 2021. 5645 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa, (619) 439-6544,

City Tacos, multiple locations: This San Diego-based taqueria chain will offer all dads a buy-one-get-one-free taco deal on Sunday. For locations, visit

Serea Coastal Cuisine at the Hotel Del Coronado will be serving a Father's Day brunch on June 20.
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Serea Coastal Cuisine, Coronado: The Hotel del Coronado’s seaside fine-dining restaurant will offer a Father’s Day brunch service from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. p.m. on Sunday. Options include oysters, pan-roasted Ora king salmon, steak and eggs and a California breakfast burrito. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 435-6611,

Landini’s Pizzeria, Little Italy and Point Loma: On Father’s Day, this local pizza chain will offer half-priced pies from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For locations and menu, visit

Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine s offering a Father's Day brunch.
Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine at the Pendry Hotel is offering a Father’s Day brunch service on June 20.
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Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, Gaslamp Quarter: This Pendry Hotel restaurant will host a Father’s Day brunch service from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A la carte menu items include strawberry ricotta pancakes, duck confit hash, Maine lobster and chorizo scramble and a 30-ounce Snake River Wagyu eye of rib eye. A $25 all-you-can-drink “man-mosa” option is available. The Pendry, 435 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Visit

Scuderia Italia, Pacific Beach: On Father’s Day, pizzaiolo Johncarlo Ferraiuolo will prepare Pizza Papá, topped with sausage, oven-roasted peppers, caramelized onions, tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil, priced at $18.50. 1525 Garnet Ave., San Diego. (858) 352-6912,

Bleu Boheme is offering a boeuf bourguignon special on June 18 and 19.
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Bleu Bohème, Kensington: Heading into Father’s Day weekend, Ken Irvine’s classic French restaurant will be offering its signature boeuf bourguignon dinner paired with choice of Kensington Brewing Company IPA or Pale Ale beer for $35. The special is being offered Friday and Saturday only. 4090 Adams Ave, San Diego, (619) 255-4167,

Ristorante Illando, Little Italy: On Father’s Day, this Little Italy restaurant will offer two of its signature dishes with a paired glass of wine: grilled lamb chops served with Stemmari cabernet sauvignon for $35, and tortelloni filled with short ribs sautéed in butter and sage paired with Nebbiolo Perinace for $27. 1825 India St., San Diego, (619) 693-5204,

Islands Restaurants are offering a $15 burger and beer deal on Father's Day.
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Islands Restaurants, multiple locations: On Sunday, all Islands locations will offer a $15 special for Father’s Day: any burger and any 16-ounce draft beer on tap. Islands is also now offering a new family meal take-home menu: Nine Moa Kai sliders with white albacore tuna salad and fixings, and a side of chips and salsa, for $18.99; and a Northshore taco meal, including spicy chicken, 10 flour tortillas and all the fixings, with chips and salsa, for $29.99. For locations, visit

Cafe 222 will serve a "Pop-Belly" breakfast on Father's Day.
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Cafe 222, Downtown: On Father’s Day, this breakfast café will be serving a “Pop-Belly” breakfast, which includes chicken fried steak with peppery pork gravy, two eggs, griddled potatoes and toast, for $14.75. 222 Island Ave, San Diego, (619) 236-9902,