Here’s where to take your Dad for Father’s Day in Tampa Bay (all dates are for Sunday unless otherwise stated):
Treat Dad to a feast with a variety of BBQ options in one of their party packs, which feed up to 10 people. Each pack comes with meats and sides. Shop their Father’s Day Gift Guide for items like sauces, rubs, cookbooks, and more. $48-135. Various locations, 844-474-8377. 4rsmokehouse.com.
The restaurant has everything Dad needs from slabs of St. Louis style ribs and sliced brisket to Sandi’s Bacon Blue Cheese Cole Slaw and cornbread madeleines. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1101 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 727-443-7227. drbbqs.com.
Start his day off with treats like Crème Brûlee cheesecake, s’mores, or French Toast Maple Butter. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 2602 S Macdill Ave., Tampa, 813-902-1979. bestdoughnuts.com.
Reminisce with Dad over the restaurant’s off-menu exclusive Bone-In Filet (ask for it by name) and a Smoked Old Fashioned made with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, aromatic chocolate bitters, and sweet cherry. A full dinner menu is available. Reservations recommended. 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-877-7290. eddiev.com.
Start Father’s Day weekend a little early with Epicurean Hotel’s Whiskey Culture: World Tour tasting. Instructor/author Greg Sinadinos of “Whiskey Culture” takes guests through three courses featuring foods from Ireland, America, and Japan. Tickets are $100. Thursday 6/18 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-999-8702. epicureanhotel.com.
Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar has their Father’s Day Dinner for 2 on deck with a menu with dishes including a 36-oz. Ribeye Tomahawk Steak served with a Four Cheese Mac, Loaded Twice Baked Potato, Mixed Roasted Mushrooms, Bourbon Steak Sauce, Red Wine Demi Caramel, and a complimentary draft beer per person. Regular dinner menu is available also. Complimentary valet parking until 7 p.m., $5 after 7 p.m. Reservations recommended. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. $95.
Send Dad to the hotel’s Spa Evangeline for a 50-minute Bern’s Bourbon “On the Rocks” foot treatment June 19-20. Purchase a $100 spa gift card by June 20 and receive $25 bonus bucks. $70. Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 pm., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Come prepared for a Father’s Day BBQ Takeover! A special BBQ platter meal will be available in lieu of regular menus. Guests can chow down on a combo plate of smoked pulled pork, beef brisket, and chicken legs along with slaw, baked beans, mac & cheese, and corn muffins. Vegan options are available per request. Dad also gets a free domestic beer. Enjoy live music and games during the takeover too. Reservations recommended. $15-25. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin. fenwayhotel.com.
Make some plans at the resort’s Packard’s Steakhouse for their prix-fixe menu including New England Clam Chowder, Beer Mussels, Steak Tartare, a choice of 16 oz. Bison NY Strip or 22 oz. ribeye plus sides like a lobster twice baked potato and a chocolate coffee stout cake for dessert. Over at Market Salamander Grille, Dad can indulge in dishes like Beer Can Chicken with corn-on-the-cob and potato salad or a two pound cheeseburger with bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, fried onion rings, and eggs. 36750 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, 888-794-8627. innisbrookgolfresort.com.
An elevated Father’s Day brunch with dishes like Lobster Eggs Benedict, Bistro Steak & Eggs, and Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon, and more. The regular dinner menu with specials is offered too. Reservations recommended. Brunch is 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m., dinner is noon-6 p.m. 2675 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater, 727-273-7850. thekarolhotel.com.
Treat Dad to either their three-course brunch or a la carte dinner. Menu items include crushed avocado tartine, chicken and waffles, and more. Reservations recommended. Brunch is 10:00 a.m.-3: 30 p.m., dinner is 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 2425 N Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, 813-281-1943. therustypelicantampa.com.
Make Dad’s life a little easier and have fun dining in or take one of their new Green Boxes home. The boxes come with a choice of Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon or Wood Grilled Beef Tenderloin, salad, two sides, and complimentary mini indulgences. Boxes feed a party of 4-6. $125-165. 204 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa, 813-286-1152. seasons52.com.
Knock a couple back at the distillery with their drinks named “Fatherly Advice, Gone Fishin’, Golf-Dad Mule, and Not Your Father’s Old Fashioned. While you’re there, try their fun summer cocktails Sunset Mule, Endless Summer, and Sunshine Fizz. 800 31st St. S., St. Petersburg, 727-914-0931. stpetersburgdistillery.com.
Delight the grill with one of their Capital Butcher Grille Boxes. Each box includes four steaks of your choice along with a bottle of their Signature Steak Sauce, or customize your order with steaks and burgers, sides, and a bottle of wine. A full dinner menu is available for dine-in. Reservations recommended. $8-160 for boxes. 2223 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa, 813-830-9433. thecapitalgrille.com.
Dads can receive the gift of a six-month spa membership to Spa Oceana. Membership includes his choice of a monthly 60-minute massage or Gentleman’s Facial. If Dad just needs one day of pampering, treat him to a 60-minute warm stone massage paired with a Bourbon Buff mani & pedi. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-363-5029. doncesar.com.
Join the virtual tasting event to taste three “Dad-friendly” wines perfect for before, during, or after Father’s Day in Tampa Bay festivities. Guests get the choice of having the kit sent to them to do the tasting together. June 18, Virtual, 7 p.m. vintagewinecellars.net.
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