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Father’s Day Dining

Whether you’re celebrating in San Diego, Los Angeles or somewhere in between, treat Dad to a day of deliciousness this Father’s Day (June 20). And throw in a side of baseball, golf or cornhole, too.

Nason’s Beer Hall

Spend Father’s Day watching the San Diego Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park, just a short walk away from Pendry San Diego. Before the game, raise a pint to Pops at Nason’s Beer Hall, the ideal pre-game hub with 23 big-screen TV’s and 24 beers on tap. Snack on animal-style tots, Nason’s chicken wings, pulled pork waffle fries and more. 

Executive Chef Aaron Obregon has curated a delectable Father’s Day brunch experience at Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano’s signature Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge, available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The prix-fixe menu is priced at $70 per person and features savory dishes of saffron-broth clams and mussels, Spanish octopus, wood-fired short rib tosta flatbread, butterscotch bread pudding and more. Post-brunch, challenge Dad to a game of cornhole.


Dekkadance–located on the 69th floor of the tallest building west of Chicago (!), InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown–dishes up a Father’s Day Bourbon Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dig into Buffalo Trace bourbon pickled prime flatiron steak, Jack Daniels half slab baby back ribs and The Big Daddy barbecue bourbon burger.

After a round of golf at San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn (the illustrious 18-hole course has hosted PGA and LPGA events), enjoy fresh and modern cuisine from Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant’s seasonal Mediterranean-inspired menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, created with a Southern California twist.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Front Yard at The Garland in North Hollywood, treat Dad to the likes of homemade Pop Tarts, short rib hash and a stacked beer, wine and cocktail list (with names like Say Aloe To My Little Friend, with aloe simply syrup) this Father’s Day.

marriott irvine hive honey
Hive & Honey

Sip and savor at the newly opened Marriott Irvine Spectrum in Irvine with its multitude of dining options. At its rooftop bar, Hive & Honey, families can spend Saturday among 360-degree views and indulge in various drink specials for every type of dad, including Cincoro tequila flights and Belching Beaver beer with a take-home glass. Or stop at full-service Heirloom all weekend long for a Stone Brewery beer special with a souvenir glass, topped with limited-time bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

Bourbon, barbecue and blues are on the holiday agenda at Lido House in Newport Beach. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, dig into specialty cuisine with a Lido twist featuring a mix of vibrant flavors from classic American barbecue to Korean barbecue menu items, including mouthwatering Japanese A5 Wagyu.

Las Brisas cliffside restaurant, with views of the Laguna Beach coastline, will offer a three-course Father’s Day brunch for $75 per person from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a la carte menu for dinner beginning at 3 p.m. Seating is available on the expansive ocean-view patios or dining room, which also offers views of the coastline. There will also be a kid’s menu available for those 12 and under.


Lionfish in Downtown San Diego hosts a Father’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. Created by Executive Chef and James Beard Smart Catch Leader JoJo Ruz, the menu features both sustainable seafood and prime meats. To make it even more enticing, dads can sip a bottomless ManMosa for $25 and dig into a chicken fried steak with biscuits and gravy. 

El Torito Grill, the upscale Mexican-inspired spinoff from El Torito, offers its all-you-can-eat brunch for Father’s Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy made-to-order specialties from stations throughout the restaurant, including fajitas, dessert, omelets, salads and more. Diners can enjoy $5 Bloody Marys and opt for bottomless mimosas for an additional $6. 

Treat Dad to a coastal Mexican-inspired meal at one of SOL Mexican Cocina‘s two Southern California locations. Dish and drink highlights include grilled wagyu skirt steak and a variety of specialty house-made margaritas.


On Sunday, June 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Serẽa at Hotel Del Coronado will offer guests unique dishes with ingredients sourced from local San Diego farms and fisheries, coupled with views from its expansive outdoor patio. Dads can enjoy a variety of standout dishes including a daily selection of oysters, pan-roasted Ora king salmon and breakfast favorites like steak and eggs and a California breakfast burrito.

The laidback Baja-inspired restaurant, Solita Tacos, invites guests to celebrate Father’s Day with hearty dishes including the charro smoked ribs, a pound of oak-smoked pork ribs with a chipotle rub, Solita BBQ sauce, grilled toreado and two sides.

For Father’s Day, Urban Plates is featuring a variety of its dad-approved steak dishes, all priced at $15.50 or less. Menu standouts include the grilled grass-fed steak plates with two sides and bread, grilled grass-fed steak sandwich, grilled steak salad and much more.

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