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Treat Dad to a local Father’s Day meal at one of these 38 spots

Here are some suggestions for places to take Dad for a bite or a drink on Father’s Day.
If your father loves meat, take him to Eddie V's for an 11-ounce Wagyu steak for Father's Day.
If your father loves meat, take him to Eddie V's for an 11-ounce Wagyu steak for Father's Day. [ Courtesy of Darden. ]
Published Jun. 13|Updated Jun. 14

Don’t want to give Dad another tie? Take him out for a nice meal or a drink instead. Here are 38 restaurants and bars offering specials. Father’s Day is Sunday.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Eddie V’s will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Father’s Day, with live music in the lounge from 4 to 8 p.m. The special for the day is an 11-ounce Wagyu strip steak (dine-in only). $98. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-7290.

Seasons 52 serves up a Green Box meal with a whole side of salmon.
Seasons 52 serves up a Green Box meal with a whole side of salmon. [ Courtesy of Darden. ]

Seasons 52: Seasons 52 is offering the Green Box, a three-course dinner to-go that serves four to six. Boxes include choice of a whole side of cedar-planked salmon or grilled beef tenderloin, which comes with salad, choice of two sides and mini desserts ($165-$195). The regular menu will also be available for guests who choose to dine in. 204 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 813-286-1152.

The Capital Grill: Capital Grill wants to help you offer Dad an at-home luxury cookout with The Capital Butcher, a selection of prime, uncooked steaks. Choose from a selection of cuts including New York strip, ribeye or a combination of the two ($140-$160). Accompaniments include lobster mac and cheese ($50) or mashed potatoes ($20). The regular menu is also available for dine-in. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-830-9433.

Bulla Gastrobar: Bulla wants you to celebrate Dad with “Boo-Ya.” The restaurant opens at 10 a.m. for a brunch three-course prix fixe menu. Also, Dad gets a $20 gift card to use on his next visit and a box of chocolate clusters (dinner only). 930 S Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-773-8626.

Wine Exchange at Hyde Park Village: Dad can sip on $8 Angel’s Envy Old Fashioneds during dinner and enjoy a free dessert. 1609 W Snow Ave., Tampa. 813-254-9463.

Timpano Hyde Park: Timpano opens Father’s Day for brunch at 10 a.m., with dinner at 4 p.m. The regular menu of steak selections is available. 1610 W Swann Ave., Tampa. 813-254-5870.

Rivers Edge Restaurant: Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel’s restaurant is offering a bourbon-infused menu. Specials include a spicy candied bourbon bacon cheeseburger and fries ($18), spicy bourbon barbecue wings ($15), maple bourbon-glazed salmon with mashed potatoes ($28) and bourbon shrimp over rice ($28). Specials are available for lunch and dinner. 200 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-226-4400.

Willa’s: The brunch and dinner special is a roasted prime rib with asparagus and horseradish cream for $35. Dad can also get a Mother’s Medicine Jack Daniel’s drink with pineapple, lemon and mint for $15. 1700 W Fig St., Tampa. 813-519-4552.

American Social: American Social made its own expression of Maker’s Mark. Guests can purchase an entire bottle of the expression for $75.99 from June 6-19. Over Father’s Day weekend, guests can sip a Private Select Old Fashioned for $14, or buy Dad a cocktail in a collectible wax-dipped Maker’s Mark glass for $20. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. 813-605-3333.

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Duffy’s Sports Grill: Dad gets a free pint of Bud Light or Miller Lite to sip as he enjoys a center-cut top sirloin ($17.99) or New York strip steak ($21.99) during regular business hours Saturday and Sunday. 1580 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-875-7340.

Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar: Dad gets a complimentary Bloody Mary, mimosa, rose or house margarita with the purchase of an entree from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday only. Kids 10 and younger eat free. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-800-8226.

Outback Steakhouse will offer up prime rib in 8-ounce and 12-ounce portions for Father's Day.
Outback Steakhouse will offer up prime rib in 8-ounce and 12-ounce portions for Father's Day. [ Bloomin' Brands ]

Outback Steakhouse: Outback is celebrating Father’s Day with “Auss-some” meals and drinks including the 22-ounce Melbourne porterhouse, 8- or 12-ounce prime rib, a Smoked Cinnamon Pecan Old Fashioned and a Bloomin’ Blonde Ale. Specials are available June 16-19. Prices vary by location. For a location near you, go to outback.com.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Treat your father to new recipes at Carrabba’s, including the Tuscan grilled ribeye with spicy Sicilian butter, bay scallop scampi, spaghetti primavera with shrimp, prosciutto-wrapped tenderloin, limoncello bread pudding and watermelon basil lemonade. For a location near you, go to carrabbas.com.

Metro Diner: Treat Dad to a new burger or scramble bowl. Burgers include the Holy Davoli ($14.99), topped with pickle slaw in between two grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with tomato and bacon; the Hawaiian Burger ($12.99), topped with grilled pineapple, ham and Swiss cheese; and the Italian “Bada Boom” Burger ($12.99), topped with marinara, onions, green peppers, tomato and provolone cheese. Breakfast bowls include the Sicilian Scramble Bowl ($11.99), the Avocado Bacon Scramble Bowl ($11.99), the Southwest Scramble Bowl ($11.99) and the Steak and Scramble Bowl ($12.79). For a location near you, go to metrodiner.com.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Celebrate Dad in a big way with a 20-ounce prime bone-in ribeye and lobster three-course meal ($105). Or, pair a filet mignon with crab-stuffed shrimp scampi or lobster tail scampi (starting at $85). Children’s three-course meals start at $16. The regular menu is also available. Offer valid June 16-20. 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-874-9463.

Bar Louie: Bar Louie invites guests to celebrate Father’s Day with a variety of boozy staples including $2 mimosas until 3 p.m. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-519-1900.

Fazoli’s: Enter the code FATHER in the promo section of the Fazoli’s app to get a free order of five boneless wings with any purchase of $10 or more. Offer valid June 15-19. 4011 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. 813-644-4789.

Elevage is the Epicurean Hotel's signature restaurant in Tampa. [Courtesy of Epicurean Hotel]
Elevage is the Epicurean Hotel's signature restaurant in Tampa. [Courtesy of Epicurean Hotel] [ Courtesy of Epicurean Hotel ]

Elevage SOHO Kitchen and Bar: The Epicurean Hotel’s restaurant offers brunch and dinner special. Brunch features ribeye and eggs ($45) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner features options including free short ribs for grandfathers (with an additional purchase; ribs are $45 for non-grandfathers), ribeye and lobster ($70) and bone-in ribeye ($80) from 5 to 10 p.m. Dad can also get a shot or a beer and a burger in the Lobby Bar ($22) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-999-8726.

Capital Tacos: Any child that goes into Capital Tacos with Dad and says “Happy Father’s Day” at the register gets double dessert in their kids meal. Also, Dad gets free pinball. 119 W Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon. 813-315-8752.

HEW Parlor and Chophouse: In addition to the regular menu, the Fenway Hotel’s restaurant is offering a 16-ounce smoked prime rib platter with horseradish, au jus, baked potato, broccolini and Yorkshire pudding ($60). 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. 727-683-5990.

The dining area at the Columbia Restaurant located on 7th Avenue in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa.
The dining area at the Columbia Restaurant located on 7th Avenue in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa. [ Times (2020) ]

Columbia Restaurant: Columbia has added a special appetizer, entree and dessert to the menu for Father’s Day. Start out with Tostones Con Picadillo ($12). That’s twice-fried green plantains topped with picadillo. The entree is a filet mignon with bourbon sauce ($48). For dessert, try a flame-caramelized Crema Catalana ($10). 2117 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, 813-248-4961; or 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, 727-596-8400.

Ulele: Dad can sip a Smoked Old Fashioned ($14) made from 110-proof Maker’s Mark bourbon as he enjoys a 14-ounce stuffed pork chop ($30) and a bourbon bacon eclair ($10). 1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-999-4952.

Casa Santo Stefano: Dig into a 16-ounce tomahawk pork chop with mixed salad and potatoes ($30). Finish it off with a classic panna cotta topped with seasonal berries ($9). 1607 N 22nd St., Tampa. 813-248-1925.

Casa Santo Stefano located in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa.
Casa Santo Stefano located in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa. [ Times (2020) ]

Flor Fina: In addition to the regular menu, Flora Fina is offering a three-course “Big Sexy Steak Dinner” for two ($148). It includes salad, a 16-ounce Kansas City strip, sides, a bottle of wine, a locally hand-rolled cigar and choice of dessert or three fingers of single malt. 1412 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-568-1200.

Hoots: If Dad wants wings, take him to Hoots and get 10 boneless wings for free when you buy 10 boneless wings. 204 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-220-4607; and 12817 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 813-374-0899.

Melting Pot: Let Dad dip his heart out in an endless fondue with all-you-can-eat salad, entree and chocolate fondue. Available Father’s Day and every Monday through Wednesday through July 20. $52. 13164 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-962-6936.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: June 17 through 19, indulge Dad with specialty cuts including Ruth’s 11-ounce filet and 16-ounce ribeye. Prices vary by location. For a location near you, go to ruthschris.com.

Kona Grill: Kona Grill starts out Father’s Day with a brunch featuring dishes like steak and eggs and spicy lobster avocado toast. Dinner items include prime rib and a “choose your own” surf and turf adventure. Price varies by dish. 4134 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-5938.

4 Rivers Smokehouse: Give your pitmaster the days off with party packages. The Happy Herd ($54.99) feeds four people and comes with your choice of four meats, two sides and four pieces of corn bread or slider buns. The Savory Sampler package feeds up to six ($60) or 12 ($109) and comes with brisket, pulled pork, sausage, beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, slider buns and sauce. 623 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, 1-844-474-8377.

Caddy’s: Caddy’s Gulfport celebrates with the Caddy’s Daddy’s Special. Order a Father’s Day Burger (a bacon barbecue burger, $16.95) and get a free Bud Light NEXT. Also, there’s live music all day. 3128 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. 727-592-2842.

Rusty Pelican: Celebrate Father’s Day with a four-course brunch or a la carte dinner. Brunch includes a shared platter, choice of mixed green or Caesar salad, choice of entree and dessert ($82, $35 children). Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. 2425 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. 813-281-1943.

Cipresso: Enjoy a tomahawk veal chop ($65) for Father’s Day. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, 5223 Orient Road. 813-627-8130.

Timpano Hyde Park: Timpano opens at 10 a.m. for brunch and 4 p.m. for dinner to offer a 20-ounce bone-in New York Strip steak “Pizzaiola” ($74) and other steak options that pair well with homemade pasta dishes. 1610 W Swann Ave., Tampa. 813-254-5870.

OddFellows Ice Cream Company: Dad gets a free waffle cone with the purchase of a single, double or triple scoop on Father’s Day. 718 S Village Circle, Tampa. 813-443-3597.

Baja fish, mahi mahi and sesame ribeye tacos at Bartaco, a laid-back Mexican restaurant at 1601 West Snow Ave. in Hyde Park Village.
Baja fish, mahi mahi and sesame ribeye tacos at Bartaco, a laid-back Mexican restaurant at 1601 West Snow Ave. in Hyde Park Village. [ Times (2015) ]

Bartaco: Bartaco is offering taco packs served with your choice of protein, toppings and tortillas so you can build your own tacos at home. 1601 W Snow Ave., Tampa. 813-258-8226.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: The entire family can feast on a four-course meal featuring a selection of menu items including chicken Parmesan and Rigatoni “D.” Dad can sip on Maggiano’s signature barrel-aged cocktail which features Old Forester Bourbon, Disaronno Amaretto and cointreau. 203 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 813-288-9000.

Bonefish Grill: Bonefish wants you to treat Dad to a bourbon-glazed 7-ounce filet paired with five jumbo shrimp. Other seasonal specials include shrimp Rangoon dip, pineapple glazed shrimp, Baja scallop scampi and shrimp and shrimp Rangoon-topped salmon. All specials available June 14-19. For a location near you, go to bonefishgrill.com.

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa: Celebrate Dad with brunch featuring a carving station, omelet station, seafood boat, breakfast selections, hot dinner entree items, salads, soups and dessert. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. only. $74, $31.75 child. 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. 727-724-7706.

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