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Father’s Day Dining in Southern California

From a casual feast of barbecue paired with beer to a more decadent dine of rare whisky and Spanish octopus, these Southern California restaurants and resorts are pulling out all the stops for Pops this Father’s Day.

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Dana Point

Delight in a seaside celebration for Dad at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. On both Saturday and Sunday, resort guests can enjoy a holiday breakfast buffet at AVEO Table + Bar from 7 a.m. to noon or a Father’s Day menu at Monarch Bay Beach Club with dishes like slow-cooked ribs and a Cajun shrimp boil.

Pendry San Diego

San Diego

This Father’s Day, take Dad out for a day he’ll love at Nason’s Beer Hall at Pendry San Diego from 2 to 10 p.m. Dig into a summery barbecue menu from Chef Brandon Sloan, hand-crafted cocktails, local beer and live entertainment. Menu highlights for the Father’s Day Artisanal BBQ Party include half or full rack of baby back ribs, smoked brisket, smoked jidori chicken, and a selection of sauces and sides.

Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

Take in a game or two of cornhole in the Olive Grove at Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano before dining at the resort’s signature Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge for Father’s Day brunch. Executive Chef Aaron Obregon has curated a delectable brunch experience, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Menu highlights include beef carpaccio, Spanish octopus and more.

Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

San Marcos

Spend the day with Dad on the St. Mark Golf Course and stop by The Grill, Lakehouse’s main dining outpost. For $16, order the Father’s Day special: wagyu beef and white bean chili cheese dog, served with fries. The Grill also offers a selection of local draft beers and specialty drinks. Plus, through June 18, stop by the Pro Shop at Lakehouse and spend $150 or more to receive a free round of golf to gift Dad for Father’s Day. (This offer is not redeemable on Father’s Day.)

Lumi by Akira Back

San Diego

Featuring Japanese- and Peruvian-inspired Nikkei cuisine on an energetic rooftop bar in The Gaslamp, Lumi will offer a Father’s Day Robata Cookout serving eight types of skewers paired with bold, house-made Nikkei sauces. Guests can choose from beef sirloin, corazon, pork belly, chicken thigh, chicken gizzard, shrimp, bacon-wrapped asparagus and eggplant skewers, followed by a dessert pairing: a taste of Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Blend whisky with and Lumi’s signature Akira Back Cigar, a lucuma mousse, chocolate brownie and cocoa nib specialty. 

Marriott Irvine Spectrum


Celebrate Father’s Day at Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen at Marriott Irvine Spectrum. Indulge in $5 draft beers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as a special menu of barbecue classics, including the Dad Burger (smoked cheddar, shoulder bacon, onion rings and chipotle barbecue sauce); pulled pork sandwiches; rib plates (half-rack pork ribs, coleslaw, beans and corn bread); and fried chicken sandwiches.

A Crystal Cove

A Crystal Cove

Newport Beach

Celebrate Dad with a world-class dining experience at the newly opened A Crystal Cove. The elegant beachside hideaway is open for lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch with creative cocktails and an elevated menu of greatest hits from A Restaurant and CdM Restaurant. Father’s Day faves include CdM Fancy Pizza with mozzarella, ricotta, mushroom, potato, shaved truffle, roasted garlic and arugula and the Akushi skirt steak with fingerling potatoes, charred broccolini, sweet garlic and ranchero.

Billy’s at the Beach

Newport Beach

Get Dad into the aloha spirit with an waterfront experience at Billy’s at the Beach highlighting island-inspired lunch and dinner specials, like fire-grilled California lamb chops, courtesy of Executive Chef Robert Luna. For families planning a Father’s Day harbor cruise, make a stop at Billy’s to Dock and Dine and refuel with aloha spirits and tropical vibes. 

Descanso Restaurant

Costa Mesa

Enjoy a special three-course Father’s Day pairing menu at Descanso from Executive Chef Fonzy De Zuniga from 3 to 9 p.m. Standout options include Australian wagyu skirt steak and arroz con leche topped with cinnamon powder, paired with a Spanish Port Wine. Brunch is also available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the spacious outdoor patio with live music or inside the vibrant restaurant.

Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens

Corona del Mar

This Father’s Day, choose from entrees include grilled pasture-raised Autonomy Farms flat iron steak alongside award-winning cocktails like the Swig for Selflessness, a featured cocktail that changes weekly and benefits a local charity with 50 percent of sales donated. Farmhouse’s cocktails and menu are also available for takeout. 

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