Father’s Day is just days away, and like all celebrations for Dad, it’s okay if they’re a little last minute. So, scan these events that are going on throughout Tampa Bay to make sure it seems like you’ve had this planned all along. From drink and brunch specials to some serious buffets, they are sure to satisfy any local dad-bod. Although most things marketed to dads are cliche, you can’t turn down steak, right?
All Father’s Day specials are on June 16 unless otherwise stated.
Caddy’s Indian Shores Grouper tacos and margaritas are featured as the special combo. Dad also gets a free koozie. Live music starts at 3:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, 727-595-3172. caddys.com.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill Dad can enjoy any regular priced entrée and take home their choice of made-from-scratch entrées like Chicken Bryan or Lasagna with a soup or salad. $10. Various locations. carrabbas.com.
Genghiz Khan Meditteranean Grill It’ll be a day he’ll never forget featuring a buffet, bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and a belly dance show. He can also take a picture with the belly dancer. $5-$25. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 3114 Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, 813-805-6400. gengizkhan.com.
Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli Healthy goodies take over the food truck at Mastry’s Brewing Co. with an exclusive taco menu. 1-4 p.m. 7701 Blind Pass Rd., St. Pete Beach, 727-202-8045. mastrysbrewingco.com.
Hamburger Mary’s Have a fun brunch with the divas of Hamburger Mary’s and laugh, relax, and enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet. Drag show starts at 1 p.m. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. $12.95. 28910 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, 727-400-6996. hamburgermarys.com.
HEW Parlor & Chophouse Brunch and dinner specials are featured and Dad gets a free beer with purchase of a dinner entrée. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for brunch, dinner runs from 5-10 p.m. 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin, 727-683-5990. fenwayhotel.com.
Independent Bar and Café A bash complete with beer, BBQ, and music. Don’t forget to sign-up for the “Dad-bod” contest to win a special prize. 3-8 p.m. 5016 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-341-4883. independentbartampa.com.
Oak & Stone Until June 15, any father receives a FREEdom card when they purchase any food item. Bring the card back on Father’s Day to get a free 40-ounce beer with the purchase of any food item. Various locations. oakandstone.com.
Ocean Prime Dad can take a break from the grill to enjoy offerings like braised short rib surf & turf or steak and eggs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $9-$23. 2205 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa, 813-490-5288. ocean-prime.com.
Modernesian Kava Social Ride around on bikes to a few restaurants in the area. Each restaurant is offering goodies. Live music is planned at the end of the trip. 6-9:30 p.m. 4312 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 808-561-2496. facebook.com/modernesiankava.
Rocco’s Tacos Ready to dive into serious drink specials? Dads can enjoy the half-off draft and bottled beer with the purchase of any entrée. 11 a.m.-midnight. 2223 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa, 813-800-8226. roccostacos.com/tampa.
Rusty Pelican A feast he won’t forget with all sorts of his favorite eats. Advance deposit required to secure a reservation; cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance. Adults $75, children $35, children under five eat free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2425 N Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, 813-281-1943. therustypelicantampa.com.
Smokey Bones An indulgent 5-course Southern Brunch with bourbon cocktails, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys. Every father receives a Bonus Bucks gift card. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5-20. Various locations. smokeybones.com.
Sundial St. Pete Celebrate the old man with a few of his favorite things for a day of live music, food specials, and games for the whole family. 4-8 p.m. 153 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-800-3201. sundialstpete.com.
Tampa Bay History Center Raise a glass while exploring the exhibit “History by the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay”. Coppertail Brewing offers free samples of their Freedive IPA in the afternoon. Admission is $0-$15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 801 Old Water St., Tampa, 813-228-0097. tampabayhistorycenter.org.
Ulele Complete lunch and dinner menus are available plus specials like charred octopus and chicken breast with smoked alligator sausage stuffing. Accepting reservations now. $15-$29. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, 813-999-4952. ulele.com.
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