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San Diego Father's Day Dining

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What does dad want for Father’s Day? Well, he probably wouldn’t mind a good meal. Hearty brunches and meaty dinners can be found city-wide this year, so now it’s up to you to decide which meal your pop will enjoy most. From downtown, to the beach and beyond, here’s a few of San Diego’s Father’s Day specials.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

On Father’s Day, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will serve $3 Lazy Dog 16oz House drafts all day with a complimentary special edition pint glass. Through June 15th, you can be entered to win a Golden Road Brewing tour, baseball tickets to dad’s favorite local team and a $100 gift card for Lazy Dog! The steps to entering are simple, first order ribs, then snap a shot and post it to Instagram. Tag @Lazydogrestaurants and include the hashtag #RibBib to be entered to win. These specials will happen at all Lazy Dog locations, including the Mission Valley location in San Diego.

ACME Southern Kitchen

Owner Terryl Gavre will welcome dads to ACME Southern Kitchen with a special Father’s Day brunch menu from 9am – 3pm exclusively on Sunday, June 15.

The holiday menu will feature ACME’s full Southern brunch selections along with additional “manly” favorites such as Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, Meatloaf Hash and Eggs and ACME’s signature Macaroni and Cheese topped with layers of bacon and eggs. All fathers will receive a complimentary pecan sticky bun with their meal.

ACME serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm featuring sweet and savory items such as Southern hot links and eggs; a Corn, Bacon and Jalapeño Waffle; and "Bread Pudding French Toast,” among others. Many of the popular regular menu selections, along with specialty Southern champagne cocktails, are also available. For more information, visit www.acmekitchensd.com

Sessions Public

Sessions Public in Point Loma is launching their Bloody Mary Bar this Father’s Day. They’ll be using Ballast Point’s Bloody Mary Mix and Fugu Vodka. Dads can make Bloody Marys to their liking with a variety of house made pickled vegetables and seasonings. The Bloody Mary Bar will be complimentary for dads on Father’s Day with the purchase of an entree and $15 for anyone else who joins dad in the celebration. The Bloody Mary bar compliments the restaurant’s signature brunch items that include Biscuits and Gravy and the Vegetarian Frittata. Brunch is served from 10-3.

Waters Fine Catering

At Waters Fine Catering, enjoy a home cooked “Southern Style Meal” without having to bother with the preparation and clean-up. Their special Father’s Day menu is available for pick-up at either their Morena Boulevard or Solana Beach location. Menu highlights include all Natural Babyback Pork Ribs, Sunday Style Fried Chicken, “Nicoise” Potato Salad and a Texas Sheet Cake. Orders must be placed by 12pm on Thursday, June 12th, and picked up after 12pm on Saturday, June 14th or Sunday, June 15th. For more info, or to place your order, visit www.waterscatering.com

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon

On June 15th, Betty's Pie Whole Saloon, a pie wrangling western saloon in Encinitas, is serving up a hearty Man Munch menu. Served from 11am – 4pm, the menu will feature a selection of western inspired savory pies, followed by sweet mini-pies and other manly treats. Favorites include Mancakes, a corn pancake with jalapeño and Mexican cheese; Grand Daddy’s Chicken Pie, tender chicken breast, peas, carrots and zucchini baked in a herbed butter pastry; Chili Fry Pie, a chicken chipotle chili pie served with thick potato fries and a cheddar biscuit; and a Whiskey Pecan Pie.

The menu will also features a section "For Them Grass Eater Folks" which includes vegetarian pie options, and a "For the Lil’ Cowboys and Cowgirls" kids menu. For more information and full menu detail, visit www.bettyspiewhole.com.

Sea & Smoke, Urban Solace, Solace and the Moonlight Lounge

Chef Matt Gordon is giving dad's two tasty reasons to celebrate this Father's Day. On June 15, each of Chef Gordon's three restaurants: Sea & Smoke in Del Mar, Urban Solace in North Park and Solace and the Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas will be offering an all day long Prime Rib special, prepared with a classic Bernaise sauce and served with horseradish mashed potatoes. Dad's will also receive a special treat of house-made chocolate covered bacon, made with Hill Farms natural bacon from Pendleton, Oregon that is crisped and then dipped in Guittard chocolate from San Francisco. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information, visit www.seaandsmoke.com.

Brockton Villa

This Father’s Day, Executive Chef Mareyja Sisbarro of Brockton Villa will serve a hardy list of brunch specials. Specials include Duck Hash 'n' Eggs, a Lobster & Crab Omelette and an indulgent Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes. If dad is not a morning person, he can enjoy breakfast-inspired Father's Day specials later in the day, such as the Burger and a Beer lunch special, including a half-pound Angus beef burger, applewood smoked bacon, hash browns, eggs over easy, with cheddar and hollandaise sauce. Breakfast will be served until 3pm and lunch will begin at noon. Call (858) 454-7393 for more information.

Herringbone

Located in La Jolla, Herringbone will be offering a two-course prix fixe menu for $30 or $40 which includes bottomless man-mosas. Dads will have the choice of everything from raspberry brioche donuts to corn chowder, chilaquiles and eggs, lobster roll, short rib hash, albacore burger and more. A special Father’s Day Kid’s menu will also be available for $12 which includes items like a grilled cheese, “The #1” which features bacon, eggs, toast and potatoes, a brioche french toast or fruit and granola.

Beaumont's Eatery

Executive Chef George Morris will offer two specials in honor of dad's special day, including a Steak n' Eggs Sandwich with fried egg, shaved rib-eye, cambazola cheese, smoked Fresno chiles, butter lettuce and red onion, and a Surf n' Turf Omelet with lump crab, prosciutto, brie and melted tomatoes. These specials will be served in addition to the restaurant's new brunch menu, which includes items such as Sous Chef Tommy Fraioli's "Tommy's Toast" with blueberry brioche bread pudding, banana, hazelnuts, lemon curd and whipped cream or a San Diego classic Carne Asada Burrito. Also new to brunch are a slew of new cocktails by Bar Manager Gavin McManes, including a Monk Juice, EZSunday and seasonal Weekend Punch, as well as several mocktail options for the kids.

West Steak and Seafood

West Steak and Seafood and their sister restaurant Bistro West, both located in Carlsbad, are known for using their own chef-run farm to supply produce for the restaurants, along with the highest-qulaity meat and seafood. Both restaurants are showing their appreciation for dads this Father's Day.

At Bistro West on Sunday, June 15th dad's can enjoy brunch including a special Filet Mignon Eggs Benedict, in addition to their full brunch menu. From June 13-15th the meat-loving dads can devour a 16oz. Certified Angus Beef Rib Eye Chop, Lobster Mash, West Farm Baby Vegetables and Bearnaise Sauce during dinner. At West Steak and Seafood, dad's can indulge in a 28oz. Certified Angus Beef Tomahawk Ribeye Chop with two sides for Father's Day dinner. To make a reservation, visit www.weststeakandseafood.com

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