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9 Dining Specials for Father’s Day Weekend

Tell Dad to step away from the grill. You’re taking him out for steaks, drinks and a bourbon-bacon brunch.

BY June 9, 2022
Braised short rib
(Photo Courtesy Chops City Grill)

BALEEN, Naples

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort’s beachfront restaurant overlooking the Gulf serves a Father’s Day bacon-and-bourbon-themed brunch menu. Enjoy buttermilk pancakes with maple-bourbon whipped cream and cocoa nibs, bourbon-cured pork belly eggs Benedict with hot-sauce hollandaise, and a fried egg BLT with maple and black pepper bacon. Check the website for dinner specials to be announced.


Chops City Grill, Naples and Bonita Springs

Go the whole nine yards with a $145 four-course splurge with optional wine and dessert cocktail pairings ($125 supplement). Running June 15–19 at both Chops locations, the menu features some of the restaurant’s all-time favorites, like Alaskan king crab and Parmesan-stuffed hot oysters, braised short ribs and Key lime pie with yuzu and blueberry. Parent company Culinary Concepts offers 50% off steaks on Father’s Day at Pazzo! Cucina Italiana, Yabba Island Grill and The Saloon for members of its free Wine, Dine and Whiskey Club.  


Dorona, Naples

Celebrate Dad early with a meat coma-inducing Carnivoro Platter special at the Aielli Group’s modern Italian steakhouse on June 17–18. Starting at $59 for one person, the platter includes five 2-to-3-ounce cuts of grilled dry-aged beef, Wagyu beef, venison, lamb and elk, served with burrata and whipped potatoes.


The Hampton Social, Naples

In June, the lively Mercato locale runs a series of Rosé All Day promotions to accompany its coastal-inspired food, making it a relaxed destination for Father’s Day, when you can treat him to $1 glasses of rosé with his dinner.


Hogfish Harry’s, Naples

Located along the pool oasis at Park Shore Resort, Hogfish Harry’s rolls out three special dishes for Father’s Day. Come at lunch to order the grouper cheek po’boy with Tabasco remoulade. After 4 p.m., Chef Everett Fromm adds hoisin-and-pineapple-caramel-lacquered riblets with Honeycrisp apple slaw and a filet of beef and Maine lobster surf-and-turf entree to the seafood-forward menu.


Jungle Bird Authentic Tiki, Cape Coral

Surprise Dad with a tropical shirt and a trip to the verdant courtyard at this retro flashback. On Father’s Day, Jungle Bird treats him to a complimentary tiki cocktail with the purchase of a brunch item or dinner entree.


The Local, Naples

Not only does the concept revolve around locally sourced seafood and produce at The Local, but it’s the bar also features a rotating selection of Florida craft beers. On Father’s Day, the restaurant treats Dad to a beer of choice from the blackboard with the purchase of any brunch or dinner entree.  


Oxbow, Fort Myers

Straddling the historic Fort Myers pier jutting into the Caloosahatchee River at the Luminary Hotel & Co.’s complex downtown, Oxbow has one of the city’s best waterfront views. To sweeten the deal, its Father’s Day special includes an Old Fashioned cocktail, a 20-ounce porterhouse steak with a choice of two sides, and tiramisù for $65 per person.


Rumrunners, Cape Coral

Boat up (or drive) to this hotspot nestled among the mangroves at Cape Harbour, serving a $46 Sunday Prime Rib Special on June 19 from 4:30 p.m. to close. Stop by earlier in the day for live music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., which pairs perfectly with cocktails featuring the restaurant’s namesake spirit.

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