Where to Eat for Father’s Day in Tampa Bay and Orlando

Plans don’t have to involve him grilling all day. Father’s Day in Tampa Bay and Orlando is chock full of restaurants and other experiences:

Boulon Brasserie Celebrate Dad with the “laid back luxury” with a special dessert for the day: Black-Out Donut with Bourbon and Cherries. Reservations recommended. 1001 Water St., Tampa, (813) 768-9988.

Bulla Gastrobar A special 3-course prix-fixe brunch including bottomless mimosas and sangrias. Dad receives a complimentary box of chocolate clusters during dinner and $20 gift card for his next visit. Various locations.

Casa Santo Stefano Make sure you record Dad losing his mind over the day’s offerings: Soppressato E Pepperoni Arrostiti, Costata Di Vitello Ossobucco, and Sfingi E Gelato. $10-42. Reservations recommended. 1607 N 22nd Ave., Tampa, (813) 248-1925.

Columbia Restaurant The ICONIC restaurant wants Dad to enjoy his day with Chorizo and Manchego Bunuelos, Chuleta De Cerdo, and Churro Rosquillas. Reservations recommended. Various locations.

Corona Cigar Co. Celebrate Father’s Day a bit early and take advantage of event-only deals and gifts with purchase. June 15 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 4142 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, (813) 513-7560.

Epicurean Hotel A fun lineup of Father’s Day events from brunch to tastings at Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar and the Epicurean Theatre. June 14-18. Free to $175. Reservations recommended. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa, (813) 999-8726.

Flor Fina The special men in your life are going to love the 3-course family style Father’s Day BBQ with delectable dishes and live music. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Adults $65, children 6-12 $25, children 5-under free. 1412 E 7th Ave., Tampa, (813) 568-1200.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Select from four surf and turf entrees on their 3-course Father’s Day menu between 6/16-6/19. Entrees all include salad and dessert. Their signature Old Fashioned cocktail plus full dinner and children’s menus also featured. $16-85. Reservations recommended. Various locations.

Forbici Modern Italian After Dad eats several slices of pizza, let him finish his meal with a slice of the special dessert of the day: Limoncello Tiramisu. Reservations recommended. 1602 W Snow Ave., Tampa, (813) 251-8001.

Grande Lakes Orlando Enjoy cigar rolling, bourbon cocktails and more at the resort. $50-105. 4040 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, (800) 433-5402.

Hard Rock Cafe Orlando Make his day with a grilled New York Strip steak topped with mushrooms marinated in a smoked bacon and bourbon sauce and served with Yukon Gold potatoes and fresh vegetables. Wash it down with a Smoked Old Fashioned made with wood-smoked High West Whiskey, house-made brown sugar simple syrup, cherry bitters and a cherry! $15-$37.99. Available 6/16-6/18. Reservations recommended. 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando, (407) 351-7625.

Island Fin Poké Co. All locations are offering guests who ask for the Father’s Day promo $5 off on orders $25 or more. Only valid in-store. Various locations.

Kona Grill Stop by for their signature brunch or their grill-centric dinner with The Big Daddy Surf & Turf. Reservations recommended. 4134 W Boy Scout Blvd. #B1, Tampa, (813) 877-5938.

Midtown Tampa Create memories over delish dishes at any of the area’s restaurants. 3659 Midtown Dr., Tampa, (813) 738-4120.

Omni Orlando Resort Delicious lunch specials and enjoy a $4 draft beer of their exclusive Piper’s Pilsner or Piper’s American Amber Ale at Piper’s Grille at ChampionsGate. 6/17-6/18 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 1500 Masters Blvd., Orlando, (407) 390-6664.

Pirate Water Taxi Get Dad out on the river and enjoy the sights. Dad cruises free, adults $34, children $24.

Safety Harbor Spa and Resort Enjoy a welcome beverage with live music, seafood boat, carving stations, and more. Children 10-under $31.75, adults $79. Reservations recommended. 105 N Bayshore Dr., Safety Harbor, (888) 237-8772.

Seasons 52 Celebrate Dad with a Wood-Grilled Filet Mignon, his choice of seafood sides, and wash it down with an Old Fashioned. Reservations recommended. Various locations.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Treat Dad to hella specials at the property’s restaurants including Council Oak, Cipresso, and The Rez Grill. Also, give him the gift of a pre-meal spa treatment at Rock Spa & Salon. Reservations recommended. $32.99-85. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa, 1(866) 388-4263.

STK A feast of extraordinary flavors with dishes like Caviar Bone Marrow Steak Tartare, Wagyu Sampler & Egg or pre-order the Australian Steak & Egg: a 50oz Australian Carrara Tomahawk topped with Truffled Ostrich Scrambled Egg and served with duck fat fries, umami parmesan and ciabatta bread. Reservations recommended. 1580 E Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, (407) 917-7440.

Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson Drop by 6/17 between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for a free cigar and bourbon tasting plus graze the Father’s Day charcuterie board. 9841 E Adamo Dr., Tampa, (813) 797-6181. @tampabayharleydavidson on Facebook.

The Capital Grille For the guy who has it all, treat him to a 30-Day Dry Aged NY Strip topped with truffle demi and pair with Caymus Cabernet or Truffle Lobster Mac. Reservations recommended. Various locations.

The Don CeSar An extraordinary brunch for a king at Society Table/Rowe Pavilion features live entertainment, Bourbon & Scotch samples, complimentary 16 oz. draft beer, and more. Reservations recommended. $84.95 for adults, $50 for children 5-12, children 5-under eat free. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, (844) 338-1501.

Timpano Hyde Park A dining experience with re-imagined Italian classics or chef curated specials like a Tomahawk steak or Veal Milanese. Menu available 6/17-6/19. Reservations recommended. 1610 W Swann Ave., Tampa, (813) 254-5870.

Ulele Riverfront vibes with Crab Ravigote, Slow-Braised Short Rib, and Chocolate Creme Brûlée. Wash it down with the Van Winkle flight featuring 3 VW drinks available while supplies last. $10-100. Reservations recommended. 1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, (813) 999-4952.

Union New American Sip on something special: the Hearth Roasted Walnut and Maple Old Fashioned made with in-house roasted walnut-infused Buffalo Trace, rich maple syrup, and chocolate bitters. $18. Reservations recommended. 1111 N Westshore Blvd., Annex B, Tampa, (813) 768-9989.

Visit Orlando Wow him with experiences from dining to attractions and other adventures. Various locations.

Yacht StarShip Give Dad a break from the grill with a lavish dinner buffet during the cruise. 6/18 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Adults $79.95- $129.95, children (ages 2-12): $54.95-$104.95, infants (1 and under) free (include them on the reservation). 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, (813) 223-7999.

Where are you celebrating Father’s Day in Tampa Bay and Orlando this year?

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