Yes, dad might be perfectly happy spending the day on the couch and catching the last day of the U.S. Open on TV while grilling steaks in the backyard, but there are many other fun Father’s Day activities that will get the whole family out of the house. Here’s a list of some suggestions for Tampa families and their fathers that guarantee a successful holiday weekend.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
South Tampa: 623 S. MacDill Ave.
Carrollwood: 14330 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
If dad’s a barbecue fan, 4 Rivers has plenty of family deals. For $54.99, the Happy Herd feeds four and comes with your choice of four meats, two classic sides and four pieces of cornbread or slider buns. The Savory Sampler, priced at $60, serves four to six, or the $109 party packages serves 10 to 12 and comes with brisket, pulled pork, Texas sausage, baked beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw, slider buns and sauce. For a tasty gift, get him the Pitmaster Kit with signature sauces and rubs. Plus, receive a $5 bonus gift card for every $25 gift card purchased now through June 30.
American Social Brunch
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. | (813) 605-3333
Leave the cooking to the pros and enjoy bottomless mimosas, bloody Marys or rosé with your chicken and waffles, Maine lobster Benedict and strawberry French toast right on the Harbour Island waterfront. American Social made its own expression of Maker’s Mark just in time for Father’s Day. From June 6 to 19, guests are able to purchase AmSo’s limited-edition Maker’s Mark barrel of whiskey for $75.99. Over Father’s Day weekend, guests will also get the chance to try the exclusive AmSo whiskey with $14 Private Select Old Fashioneds served smoked or regular or treat pops to a cocktail served in a wax-dipped Maker’s glass, and keep the glass for $20.
Big and Little Chef: Father’s Day Edition
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park: 7835 Gunn Highway
Dads and their young chefs from 5 to 12 years old are welcome to participate in this cooking school from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., June 19. The menu features Southern-Style Broccoli Salad, Big Daddy Double Bacon Cheeseburgers, Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs with Tiger Sauce and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie Cream Soda Shakes. One $80 ticket covers dad and his little chef.
Catfish Catch and Release Father’s Day Fishing Tournament
Carrollwood Village Park: 4680 W. Village Drive
Children 16 and under and their dads can participate in the second annual Catfish Catch and Release Father’s Day Fishing Tournament from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., June 18. There is limited capacity for this event and all participants must be registered. The day will feature free activities including a DJ, a food truck and classes from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Tampa Bay Junior Bass Club.
Davidoff of Geneva
4142 W. Boy Scout Blvd. | (813) 513-7560
If your dad is a cigar aficionado, be sure to schedule a Father’s Day stop here for unique cigars and rare spirits. Owner Jeff Borysiewicz recommends the Davidoff Tampa FSG — an ultra premium cigar made exclusively for this location with blended Dominican and Florida Sun Grown tobacco — and the Florida Sun Grown by Drew Estate, which is handmade in Nicaragua using select filler tobacco from Florida Sun Grown Tobacco Farm in Clermont. Free shipping for purchases over $100.
4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd. | (813) 877-7290
For lunch or dinner, treat dad to a tender, buttery 11-ounce Snake River Farms Wagyu Strip, created exclusively for Father’s Day. Pair it with a glass of Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon and take home a limited edition bottle topper to commemorate your meal together.
Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar
1207 S. Howard Ave. | (813) 999-8726
Élevage at the Epicurean Hotel is offering specials for brunch and dinner, including a complimentary short rib dinner entrée for grandpa. A burger special is also being added in The Lobby Bar for the day: get a shot or beer and a burger for $22 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will have a special edition: ribeye eggs for $45. Dinner specials, served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. include the 72-hour wagyu short rub ($32), ribeye and lobster ($70) and bone-in ribeye ($80). Reservations are recommended.
Father’s Day Auto Show & Wounded Warrior Project Charity Event
MacDinton’s Irish Pub, 405 S. Howard Ave. | (813) 251-8999
Starting at 11 a.m. June 19, swing by MacDinton’s with dad and check out the car show, featuring a DJ, raffles, Red Bull Girls, Red Bull samples, $15 bottomless “Dadmosas from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $10 MacDaddy Burgers and Bud Light specials. Catch the Wounded Warrior Project guest speaker at 3:30 p.m. For the late-nighters, festivities go through 3 a.m. June 20.
Miller’s Ale House
2108 E. Fowler Ave. | (813) 210-8280
This Father’s Day, Miller’s is offering its $15.99 Prime Rib Special all day. Enjoy a thick, juicy 12-ounce slow-roasted cut of prime rib with your choice of a side.
Richard’s Father’s Day Walk & Jog
Ulele, 1810 N. Highland Ave.
Support prostate cancer awareness and research with this ninth annual fun run and walk on Sun., June 19, hosted by the Columbia Restaurant Group owner Richard Gonzmart and the Gonzmart Family Foundation. Pick the 5K or 1-mile and jog or walk down the Tampa Riverwalk, with all proceeds supporting prostate cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center. This is a non-timed event. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the event begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $30 online registration in advance, $35 day of the event and includes a Dri-Fit event shirt. The event is free for children under 12. Afterward, enjoy free grab ‘n’ go breakfast.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
1700 N. Westshore Blvd. | (813) 282-1118
Voted one of Tampa’s best steakhouses for 2022, Ruth’s Chris is a winning choice to treat dad to a special meal. A Father’s Day brunch menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sun., June 19 with treats like the Steak Oscar Benedict and Bacon Bloody Mary. The full dinner menu will also be available all day, so he can order his favorite steak served sizzling on a 500-degree plate.
The Seminole Hard Rock’s signature restaurants will offer one-day specials for Father’s Day. The Rez will open early for Sunday brunch and will be serving up dishes like the Australian Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye and the Whiskey Aged Porterhouse.
603 Channelside Drive | (813) 223-7999
Take dad on an upscale boat cruise he’ll never forget, with delicious food and the best views in Tampa Bay. The entire family can enjoy a decadent buffet aboard a two-hour cruise, and dad can enjoy two premium complimentary drinks on the house. This option is sure to make him feel appreciated. Cruise times include 10:30 a.m. for early brunch, 2:30 p.m. for late brunch and 6 p.m. for dinner. DJ entertainment is provided.