Have you made your Father's Day plans yet? If not, we've got your back with our guide to all the restaurants in Seattle observing the holiday with special meals and events. Whether your dad or dad figure is into craft beer, whiskey, barbecue, burgers, pizza, or steak, there's something here he's sure to love. For more events, check out our full Father's Day calendar.
Note: We advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible, as some of these locations may already be fully booked. Call ahead to make sure.
13th Annual Washington Brewers Festival
Maximizers who thrive when presented with a dizzying array of choices should enjoy this festival from the Washington Beer Commission, which will offer 500 beers from more than 100 Washington brewers. Besides beer, there’s also a specialty root-beer garden for designated drivers and the 21-and-younger crowd to enjoy, plus 17 food vendors, including excellent handmade tamales from Frelard Tamales, local-beer-battered, London-style fish and chips from Nosh Food Truck, New Orleans soul food from Where Ya at Matt, and mouth-watering smoked meats from Wood Shop BBQ, not to mention a kids' playground and music and entertainment all weekend in Marymoor Park.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
Feast your eyes on Seattle's waterfront and mountain ranges on a cruise while you taste local beers, including Diamond Knot Brewing Company’s Azacca IPA, Binnacle Summer Belgian, Blonde Ale, and Northwest IPA.
At this event hosted by Westland Distillery and Ebbets Field Flannels, craft your own commemorative vintage-style pennant to take home, with three different style options, and sip a flight of Westland Whiskey while you work.
Just for Father's Day weekend, Perihelion will roast a limited quantity of herb and salt-crusted Mt. Saint Helens prime rib with grilled asparagus, potatoes, horseradish, and sour cream to dig into alongside their craft brews.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
addo: George's BBQ
Savor mouthwatering smoked meats prepared by "seventeen-year-old sensation" Chef George, who started out making brisket and selling it to friends on his backyard smoker and then built a smoker to start his own stand at the Puyallup Farmers Market, where his creations sell out every weekend.
addo: Steak Night
Eric Rivera's addo pop-up will serve a five-course meal showcasing a variety of steaks with different techniques, along with some side dishes. Optional beverages will also be available for purchase.
Maria Hines's Fremont trattoria will serve a brunch with a couple special items, including a 10-oz, 45-day dry-aged Painted Hills ribeye steak with agrodolce onions, two eggs, and roasted potatoes ($35) and a "Mamma Anna's Pavlova" with Tonnemaker Family Orchard rhubarb, strawberries, and blueberry dust.
Cruise to Blake Island and load up your plate at a BBQ buffet with Tillicum Village's fish, pulled pork sandwiches, and a selection of "dad-approved sides." Then traipse along the beach with representatives from Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists, explore the island's trails, and play some lawn games.
New brunch spot Brother Joe's buffet will feature crab benedict, hollandaise sauce, poached and fried eggs, biscuits and gravy, quiche lorraine, apple salad, Hempler's bacon, fluffy cakes with fresh fruit, and a build-your-own-hash station with homestyle potatoes and a choice of green chile verde, smoked brisket, or sauteed veggies.
Get $1 off Mollusk Brewing's Pub Juice Pale Ale and the "Dad's Brunch Burger" with Double R Ranch beef, smoked pork shoulder or bacon, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and shaved red onion, all served on a Macrina brioche bun. There's also braised beef short ribs from Painted Hills.
Choose from Wagyu beef, dry-aged bone-in ribeye, tenderloin and lobster, or a Wagyu burger, with appetizers like crispy pork belly with charred strawberry or hamachi crudo with rhubarb and mint, and desserts like bourbon chocolate cake or blackberry creme brulee.
The Growler Guys
The Growler Guys will craft a "Dad Bod" pizza pie for the occasion, topped with pepperoni, ham, red onion, and candied maple bacon, and offer a golf challenge, plus beer specials and 10% off all merch.
Mustachioed dads will get their meals free at the wacky local burger joint chain. But clean-shaven dads need not worry: if you don't have a mustache, Lunchbox Lab will provide one for you to wear during your meal.
The elegant Bainbridge restaurant will offer a special à la carte menu created by chef Joe Benish.
Bar del Corso chef Melissa Miranda's Filipino brunch pop-up Musang is named after her dad's nickname (which means "wildcat" in Tagalog), so it's only fitting that she's celebrating the namesake himself with a Father's Day brunch featuring her signature "fresh and seasonal take on Filipino favorites."
The Tacoma staple will prepare a boozy, decadent, five-course brunch with premium bourbon pairings and dishes like lobster croque monsieur, orange-roasted duck, shrimp etouffee, and plum cake with bourbon ice cream.
Bend and stretch amid brew tanks in a 75-minute session with Bala Yoga, then indulge in a tasting with three craft brews and a pint of the beer of your choice from Rooftop Brewing.
Scout will serve a "feast of locally sourced Pacific Northwest fare."
The brewery will offer their special Schooner Burger with a seasoned beef patty, aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion with garlic aioli on a toasted Macrina Bakery bun, plus crispy fries and a pint of beer for a total of $15.
Alongside their regular brunch menu, James Beard Award-winning executive chef and Tilth owner Maria Hines and chef Joel Panlilio will have a special Oregon lamb hash with rainbow carrots, green garlic chimichurri, and a slow-cooked egg available for $20.
Cruise Lake Union and Lake Washington while feasting on a brunch with a fruit platter, salads, baked goods, a prime rib carving station and made-to-order omelette station, and a hot station with French toast, seasonal grilled vegetables, chimichurri herb-roasted red potatoes, and applewood-smoked bacon.
For extra points, treat your dad to a dinner prepared by world-famous pizzaiolo extraordinaire Enzo Cacialli, who owns the pizzeria O’ Presidente on Via Tribunali street in Naples and has served his pies to the likes of Bill Clinton and Pope Francis. Via Tribunali will have a special menu cooked by Enzo himself, plus a steady flow of local and Italian wines.