14 Last-Minute Father’s Day Ideas in San Diego

By Darlene Horn  |  June 10, 2014

If you’re still pondering what to do for dad this Sunday, there's a wealth of things to eat and drink in San Diego on his special day. We've compiled a guide to the best brunch ideas, lunch and dinner suggestions and even beer outings.


Beaumont’s Eatery is celebrating dad with a boozy brunch and acoustic live music. The menu includes a delicious sounding “Steak n’ Eggs Sandwich” with fried eggs, shaved rib-eye, cambazola cheese and chiles with lettuce and red onion and a “Surf ‘n' Turf Omelet” with lump crab, prosciutto, Brie and tomatoes. It's going to be tough to choose! Make reservations online

Downtown’s Acme Southern Kitchen is serving dad's brunch favorites like chicken-fried steak and eggs, meatloaf hash and the restaurant’s signature macaroni 'n' cheese with layers upon layers of bacon and eggs. In addition, every dad gets a complimentary sticky bun with his meal. Save a spot by calling 619-515-2225.

Treat dad to brunch and beer at Westgate Hotel’s Le Fontainebleau Room. Beers from Stone Brewing Company will be paired with the brunch, which features seafood and several food stations. The price is $52 for adults and $26 for children under 12. Visit the hotel website for more information. 

At La Jolla’s Brockton Villa, a special brunch menu by executive chef Mareyja Sisbarro includes duck hash and eggs, a lobster and crab omelet or mint chocolate chip pancakes. Breakfast is served until 3 PM. Make reservations by calling 858-454-7393.

Herringbone La Jolla offers a two-course prix fix menu for dads plus bottomless “man-mosas.” The $30 or $40 menu includes a choice of raspberry brioche doughnuts, corn chowder, chilaquiles, lobster rolls, short-rib hash, albacore burgers and more. Reserve a table online

Searsucker Downtown has a beer-braised bratwurst Benedict special with black-pepper biscuits, sautéed peppers and a mustard hollandaise. Finish it off with “The Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness” cocktail made with house-infused blackberry-peach bourbon, muddled peach, Drambuie and pressed lemon, and you’ll be dad’s favorite. Reserve a spot by calling the restaurant at 619-233-7327.

Celebrate his special day with brunch at Sheraton Carlsbad’s Resort & Spa. Choose from a variety of cheeses, fruits, seared salmon, crab cake Benedict, smoked pork loin and mushroom risotto. Adults will be served complimentary house wine, sangria or craft beer from Saint Archer Brewery. $40 adults, $20 children four-12. Call 760-827-2500 or visit for reservations.


It’s a meatpolooza at Sea & Smoke, Urban Solace and Solace and the Moonlight Lounge. All three restaurants will be serving a prime-rib special with a classic béarnaise sauce and horseradish mashed potatoes all day long. The meal is topped of with housemade chocolate-covered bacon for dad. For more information, visit

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon is serving up “The Man Munch Lunch” in Encinitas. The menu includes Western-inspired savory pies and sweet mini-pies like “Mancakes,” a corn pancake with jalapeño and Mexican cheese, or “Grand Daddy’s Chicken Pie” with chicken, peas, carrots and zucchini in a herbed butter pastry. Vegetarian options are also available. Check out for more information.

Pacific Beach’s The Patio on Lamont is serving up milk-braised pork cheeks with caramelized onion-sweet potato mash, charred green beans and a candied bacon vinaigrette for dad. A donation of $1 will be made to Prostate Cancer Foundation for every table dining in the restaurant. More information online

No grilling necessary at Lil’ Piggy’s BBQ. Their $20 Father’s Day special includes a choice of two meats, two sides, bread and a 12-oz. craft beer. Call 619-522-0217 for more information.


Treat dad to a growler of craft beer by La Jolla Brewing Company and sign him up for LJBC’s Beer Club. The $25 membership includes happy-hour pricing on house brews, half-priced growler refills and flights, discounted beer-pairing dinners and priority access to new beer releases.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is offering $3 Lazy Dog house suds all day, including their collaboration brew with Golden Road Brewing. Complimentary special-edition pint glasses are included.

North Park’s Waypoint Public is celebrating dads with free beer from over 30 craft brews on tap. And to keep the kiddies busy, there also a playpen available.