Dining out for Father’s Day? Here are 12 possibilities…

If you're celebrating dad by heading out, here's where to start

Since the beginning of mankind, whether it be modern times or through the eyes of a neanderthal, fathers from all over the world have enjoyed one common thing: food.

With Father’s Day just around the corner it’s still not too late to plan that perfect day of consumption on Sunday, June 17.

This year, there are plenty of options in Tucson, including delicious steak, flights of craft beer, and even brunch for the dads that prefer to wake up at the crack of dawn.

1912 Brewing Company

2045 N. Forbes Blvd., Suite 105
(Credit: coughing7colors.com)

(Credit: coughing7colors.com)

This one’s for the dad with a bit of a competitive side.

From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., 1912 Brewing Company is offering $1 off pints, $1 off 32 ounce growlers, Micheladas, and their Second Annual Domino Tournament.

Prizes will be given to winners and the games begin at 4 p.m.

For more information, visit 1912 Brewing’s Facebook Event Page.

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

1801 N. Stone Ave.

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ is treating your dad with a 16 ounce Porterhouse Steak with a loaded baked potato and choice of greens for $45!

From 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., all dads can enjoy the meal and be entered to win prizes, including a Brother John’s Private Label Bourbon and gift cards.

If your father would rather eat at home, you can call in the order at (520) 867-6787 or by visiting brotherjohnsbbq.com.

For more information, visit Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ’s Facebook Event Page.

Charro Steak

188 E. Broadway Blvd.
NY Strip at Charro Steak (Photo courtesy of Charro Steak)

NY Strip at Charro Steak (Photo courtesy of Charro Steak)

Charro Steak is keeping your dad away from the grill and seated at the dinner table with half off for him with the purchase of any regular priced entree from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (520) 485-1922.

For more information, visit Charro Steak’s Facebook Event Page.

Contigo Latin Kitchen

3770 E. Sunrise Dr.
Queso y Charcuteria at Contigo Latin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Queso y Charcuteria at Contigo Latin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Contigo is throwing a “Beast Feast” in honor of Fathers from 6 – 8 p.m.

The culinary experience features whole sides of beef and lamb roasted “gaucho style,” Cuban roast pig, wild game, seafood, charcuterie platters, and tapas. There will also be a “kid-friendly” buffet.

Seats are $55 per person, $16 for children 12 years old and under.

For more information and to make reservations, call (520) 299-1540 or visit eatatcontigo.com.

Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress St.

Cup Cafe is offering two Father’s Day specials, one for brunch and one for dinner.

Brunch Menu
  • Congress Cristo – House-made bacon, gruyere cheese, raspberry habanero mustard, sourdough french toast, and chile-lime papas ($13)
  • BBQ Brunch – Andouille sausage, scrambled eggs, sautéed onions and peppers, quarter rack of ribs, smoked brisket, parmesan horseradish onion rings, and cheddar biscuits ($16)
Dinner Menu
  • Roasted Prime Rib – Grilled broccolini, smoked maple dijon au jus, loaded twice baked potato, and parmesan horseradish onion rings ($32)
  • Also, $4 draft pints with purchase of this meal

Brunch is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is offered from 5 p.m.-close.

For more information and to make your reservations, call (520) 798-1618 or visit hotelcongress.com.

Dillinger Brewing Company

3895 N. Oracle Rd.
Dillinger Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Brother John's June 14 (MENU)

(Credit: Dillinger Brewing Company on Facebook)

If your dad likes beer, he can try all of them at Dillinger Brewing Company on Father’s Day. For $15 each, your father can get a flight of 10 five ounce pours from noon – 7 p.m.

For more information, visit Dillinger Brewing’s Facebook Event Page.

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.
Assorted Sunday brunch spread at The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Assorted Sunday brunch spread at The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Much like Mother’s Day, Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is hosting a brunch for fathers and the entire family from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Seats are $60 for adults, $30 for children 6 – 14 years old, and children 6 years old and under eat for free.

Reservations are required as well, and can be made by calling (520) 529-3500.


  • Eggs Benedict
  • Bacon and Sausage
  • Home Fried Red Potatoes
  • Omelet and Waffle Bar
  • Waffle With Berries and Maple Syrup
  • Cheese Blitz with Berry Coulis
Carving Station
  • Mango Tea Rubbed Pork Belly
  • Prime Rib with Horseradish Sour Cream and Au Jus
  • Spring Mixed Green Berry Salad
  • Asian Chicken Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Cole Slaw
Seafood Station
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Snow Crab Claws
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Charcuterie Platters with Grilled Vegetables, Artisan Breads, and Crackers
Entrees and Sides
  • Spiced Rubbed Citrus Chicken Drumette
  • Baby Back Pork Ribs
  • Mash Potatoes
  • Roast Corn on the Cob
  • Garlic Herb Butter Cavatappi
  • Chocolate Guinness Brownies with Irish Cream Frosting
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Vegan Chocolate Pudding
  • Maple Bacon White Chocolate Cookies
  • Salted Caramel Cheesecake
  • Beeramisu
  • Cinnamon Sugar Churro Cupcakes
  • Blueberry Cream Cheese Tarts
  • Grilled Peach Crumble
  • Pineapple Rum Polenta Cake

For more information, visit haciendadelsol.com.

Iron John’s Brewing Company

245 S. Plumer Ave. Suite #27

Iron John’s Brewing Company is honoring fathers a day early on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Dads can enjoy happy hour prices all day long, along with 2o percent off mixed cases of beer.

For more information, visit Iron John’s Facebook Event Page.

Maynards Market & Kitchen

400 N. Toole Ave.
(Credit: Maynards Market & Kitchen)

(Credit: Maynards Market & Kitchen)

Maynards Market & Kitchen is offering brunch this Father’s Day from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Their full brunch menu will be available with a special addition, and all dads can enjoy beer and wine for $5 a glass.

Special Feature:

  • Petite filet – with corn salsa, fried egg, chorizo, mashed baby potatoes, whipped cheddar, and cilantro ($26)

For more informatin and to make your reservations, call (520) 545-0577 or visit maynardstucson.com.

Sir Veza’s Kitchen & Kantina

220 W. Wetmore Rd.

Sir Veza’s is opening early on Father’s Day and offering specials from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

For dads, the restaurant will be showing The World Cup on the multiple screens, and half off all tacos with the purchase of a regular priced entree.

For more information, visit sirvezas.com.

Trident Grill

Multiple Locations

All three Trident Grill locations are honoring fathers this year with burger and beer combo. For $10, dads can pick any burger and any pint of beer they desire.

For more information and to find the nearest location, visit tridentgrill.com.


11165 N. La Canada Dr., Oro Valley, AZ
Berkeley Vegan with Gluten Free Crust at zpizza in Oro Valley

Berkeley Vegan with Gluten Free Crust at Zpizza in Oro Valley (Photo courtesy of Zpizza)

Pizza, wings, beer, and sports.

From 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., take your dad out to eat for free at Zpizza. The deal is for dining in only and has a max value of $11.50.

For more information, visit Zpizza’s Facebook Event Page.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.