Unlike Mother's Day, which is often about giving Mom a break from cooking, Father's Day celebrations are simply about giving dads a good meal.
Here are some deals and events that will let you treat the father figures in your life.
Does Dad have a classic car he won't stop talking about? Head out to The Crest Bar and Grill for its Hot Rod & BBQ event. Guests who bring their hot rod, classic car or truck to the mini car show can enjoy 10 percent off their restaurant bill. The chef will also be outside grilling and a raffle will be held for a variety of prizes.
The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20 at The Crest Bar and Grill, 5025 Wible Road.
Those looking to treat fathers to a unique meal should make reservations now for Maui Pho's dim sum brunch. The menu is still being finalized but should include enough dumplings, buns and pan-fried delights to sate even the biggest appetites.
Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 20 at Maui Pho, 4011 Ming Ave.
Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged by calling 834-3235. For those who can't snag a seat, the restaurant will be offering takeout orders as well.
Keep an eye on facebook.com/MauiPho for the full menu as the date approaches.
If bourbon and burgers are Dad's favorite combo, head to Eureka! (10520 Stockdale Highway) for its prix fixe Father's Day offer. For $40, enjoy a starter (choice of crispy glazed Brussels sprouts, truffle cheese fries or mac n’ cheese balls) and a burger (Fresno fig or cowboy) or spicy chicken sandwich. The deal also includes a whiskey sampler described as a "culinary adventure to the birthplace of bourbon" with Four Roses Single Barrel, Eagle Rare, Rittenhouse Rye and Sazerac Rye. The special meal is available June 18 to 20.
The chain is also offering a Pride Party cocktail ($13) — made with vodka, pineapple, lemon juice and finished with a little sparkling wine — for the month of June in celebration of Pride. For each seasonal cocktail sold, the chain will donate $1 to The Trevor Project.
Those who are social media-savvy can try snagging a prize from EL Pollo Loco, which is giving away a custom Imperial Grill along with gift cards.
El Pollo Loco is doing it big this Father’s Day and celebrating dads with a custom Imperial Grill giveaway, daily gift card giveaways, and special family meal deals.
Throughout the week leading up to Father’s Day, customers can enter to win $20 limited-edition gift cards, given away daily, by following El Pollo Loco on Instagram (@elpolloloco) and tag a dad (who has an IG account) in the comments. At the end of the week, one lucky commenter will win a grand prize that includes a custom grill from Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment, the same company behind the grills used to cook El Pollo Loco’s famous fire-grilled chicken for the past 41 years.
Those picking up gift cards from June 14 to 20 will receive a free eight-piece family meal for every $50 e-gift card purchased. (Buy them at ElPolloLoco.com/Gift-Cards.) During Father’s Day weekend, Loco Rewards members can purchase a 12-piece family meal for just $20 (regularly $28.99-$32.99).
For more information visit ElPolloLoco.com.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has a way to feed the whole family at home with its Barbecue at Home offerings.
"So many Dickey’s fans love dining at our restaurants, we are excited to offer them the option to enjoy their favorites made fresh at home, too," Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, said in a news release. "As a family-owned and operated business, we appreciate celebrating special family moments around a smoke pit and creating lifelong memories, sharing stories at the dinner table. We hope Barbecue at Home boxes will soon become a Father’s Day tradition."
The chef-curated gift boxes include a variety of options with different meats to prepare and ready-to-go sides including the backyard barbecue box ($119.99), which comes with filet mignon, jumbo chicken breast, chicken thighs, pork tenderloin, pork chops, French onion sausage, creamed spinach, three cheese mac and cheese and four free rubs.
Other specialty boxes available are the tailgate box, spring barbecue box, pork box and Polish sausage variety box ($79.99), which features original pork sausage, black pepper brisket sausage, and French onion soup sausage, all curated by chef Phil Butler.
For guaranteed delivery by Father’s Day, order by Tuesday at barbecueathome.com. Free shipping on all orders $149.99 and up.
Other Father's Day deals include:
Baker's Outpost (3310 Truxtun Ave. Suite 160): The shop is offering a couple of options for dads who enjoy good food. The Father's Day Brunch Box ($85) includes a fresh loaf of sourdough, Montreal smoked meat, smoked blue cheese, German potato salad, deviled eggs, zucchini pickles, house-made grainy mustard and fruit compote. The "I Really Love My Dad" Gift Box ($150) comes with jalapeño cheddar sourdough, house-made grainy mustard, beef jerky from Redhouse Beef, Dick Taylor Chocolates whiskey chocolate bar, whiskey sea salt from Vancouver Island Sea Salt, a bag of Spearhead Coffee Roasters coffee and a hand-crafted utility knife from Opinel. Baker's Outpost will also sell the French knives separately. Get your box orders in by June 18 by emailing email@example.com or visit the shop to out together your own selection.
Bako Box: Kami Paulsen's locally curated gift box business has something for the dads out there. The box ($60) comes with That Beard Stuff beard oil and balm, a Von Wieting Co. travel candle and soap in a patchouli and peppermint scent and a T-shirt from All American Barber Shop. Order through direct message to BakoBox's Facebook (facebook.com/thebakobox) or Instagram (@bakobox) for a June 19 delivery.
Black Angus Steakhouse (3601 Rosedale Highway): Just as it did for Mother’s Day, the steakhouse is offering a special Father's Day menu with limited-time specials such as the prime rib and lobster tail including a half-pound of slow roasted prime rib paired with a choice of one ($38.99) or two ($44.99) cold-water Atlantic lobster tails.
The featured Father’s Day cocktail is the moonshine lemonade ($9.50), hand-shaken with Ole Smoky White Lightnin’ 100 Proof Moonshine, housemade lemonade, fresh strawberries and mint. Guests dining in on June 20 will receive a Black Angus Bounceback that will take off $15 from their next purchase of $50 or more, available for restaurant dining, takeout and delivery.
For those celebrating at home, Black Angus has a prime rib family meal to-go ($99), which serves four people with 8-ounce prime ribs, horseradish, au jus, home-style mashed potatoes or five-grain rice pilaf, broccoli with garlic butter, eight chocolate chip cookies and molasses bread. It also offers a steak family meal for four ($68) and the popular happy hour to-go pack ($29.99), a perfect family-friendly option with all Black Angus’ classic sidekicks. Call 324-0814 or visit blackangus.com to order or for reservations.
Dorner Family Vineyard (18274 Old Ranch Road in Tehachapi): Open noon to 7 p.m. on Father's Day, the vineyard will have a monthly painting class from 1 to 4 p.m. (choice of "Gone Fishing" or past holiday themes), live music from 1 to 5 p.m., pizza (8-inch personal pies in cheese, pepperoni, sausage or meat lovers) from 1 to 6 p.m. and sangria and gelato from 1 to 7 p.m. There are 26 varieties of wine offered at the vineyard. Reservations must be made for the class ($32, includes glass of wine) at dornerfamilyvineyard.com.
Dunkin': Treat Dad to breakfast and a free half-dozen doughnuts by ordering through Grubhub. On June 19 and 20, customers can receive the free doughnuts with orders of $12 or more made via the food delivery service.
Famous Dave's (7777 Rosedale Highway): Pick up a free $10 bonus card when you pre-order an All-American BBQ Feast ($84.99) for Father's Day. The feast will feed four to six people with a full slab of St. Louis-style spareribs, a whole country-roasted chicken, half-pound of either Texas beef brisket or Georgia chopped pork, coleslaw, fries, Wilbur beans, sweet corn and cornbread muffins. Call 829-2128 or visit famousdaves.com.
Firehouse Subs (3700 California Ave., Suite 300; 5602 Dennis McCarthy Drive #A in Lebec at Tejon Ranch): On Father's Day, purchase a medium or large sub, chips and a drink and get another medium sub for free.
Olive Garden (1701 New Stine Road): Treat Dad to menu favorites to go with family-size pans of fettuccine Alfredo, chicken Parmesan and more (starting at $34.99), or a family bundle with one large pan of classic lasagna, jumbo house salad and breadsticks (starting at $49.99). Make your meal complete by adding a bottle of wine, starting at $15. Order at OliveGarden.com.
Red House BBQ (426 E Tehachapi Blvd. in Tehachapi): The restaurant will be hosting its weekend seafood boil as well as beer specials. Staff will also be out at Triassic Vineyards (24627 Cummings Valley Road, Tehachapi) on Father's Day with a food booth grilling up Santa Maria tri-tip and chicken as well as serving Japanese ceviche with shrimp and lobster.
Red Lobster (8180 Rosedale Highway): Through the end of June, the chain is offering a $10 off bonus coupon with purchase of a $50 gift card. The coupon can be used in the restaurant for to-go or delivery orders of $30 or more during July and August.
For dine-in, Red Lobster is promoting deals like the the ultimate surf and turf feast ($35.99) that includes a 6-ounce filet mignon, butter-poached Maine lobster tail and bacon-wrapped sea scallops, served with a choice of two sides. Feasts can also be ordered to go as well as party platters and family meals like the seaside shrimp trio family feast ($51.99) with Walt's favorite shrimp, garlic shrimp scampi and creamy shrimp linguini Alfredo, served with lemon, cocktail sauce, two family-size sides and eight Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
View all the offerings at redlobster.com.
Rio Bravo Country Club (15200 Casa Club Drive): For the dads who like to golf, Rio Bravo is hosting a Father's Day 18-hole scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and tri-tip lunch at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20. You can also buy a gift certificate for two rounds of golf and receive two more for free. Call 871-4653 for more details.
Sorella Ristorante Italiano: The longtime Italian restaurant is hosting a giveaway on its Instagram page (@sorella_ristoranteitaliano) for a steak dinner for two. To enter, follow Sorella's account, like the giveaway post and tag fellow Sorella lovers in the comments. Share the post to your IG story and tag Sorella for another entry. The offer is for food only, no alcohol, and must be redeemed as a dine-in meal with reservations.
And speaking of gift cards, a number of chain restaurants are offering deals great for dads (or grads). Offers.com shared the latest deals including:
Applebee’s: Until June 27, spend $50 on gift cards and get a $10 bonus card., which is good until Aug. 8.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Until June 20, buy $50 in e-gift cards at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse for dad and get a $10 bonus card valid from June 21 through July 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy $30 in gift cards and receive a $5 eBonus card, valid for use from June 21 through July 31.
California Pizza Kitchen: Through June 30, purchase $50 in eGift Cards from California Pizza Kitchen and get a $10 eBonus Card.
Chili’s: Purchase a $50 gift card online and receive a free $10 e-bonus card for yourself.
IHOP: Purchase $25 or more in digital IHOP gift cards and get a $5 bonus card.
Outback Steakhouse: Now through Sunday, buy a $50 gift card and get a free $10 gift card.
Pieology: Purchase a $25 gift card before June 30 and receive a $5 bonus card that is good through July 31.
Red Robin: Until June 21, buy $25 in either plastic gift cards or e-gift cards and receive a $5 bonus buck.