The Most Wonderful & Marvelous Father’s Day Dining Guide for 2019

Great food, delicious beer, and fun for the whole family.

Dads are great, but it’s best to stay clear of a hungry one.

Don’t let your father’s hunger transform him into an irritable beast with a case of the munchies. Consider taking a glance at the dining options below. Whether it’s a multi-course meal, brunch, or an ice cold beer, there are a few opportunities this year.

Keep in mind, we’ll be adding to the list as we near Father’s Day, so check the list occasionally if you haven’t found the perfect meal for your parent.

Bottega Michelangelo

420 W. Magee Rd.
Assorted Bottega Michelangelo Brunch Items (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Brunch at Bottega Michelangelo (Credit: Jackie Tran)

For Father’s Day this year, the popular Italian restaurant is whipping up a brunch from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and then a dinner from 2:30 – 8 p.m.

The menu will feature the regular brunch and dinner items, along with new specials — like Steak and Eggs during Brunch and a new “Father’s Day Beer Menu.”

For more information, visit bottegamichelangelo.com.

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

1801 N. Stone Ave.

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ is treating dads with dishes of Ugly Steak and Eggs.

If your father is interested in sports, the USA Women’s Soccer team takes on Chile at 10 a.m. Also, there’s going to be golf on the multiple televisions spread across the restaurant and giveaways.

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

Casa Marana 

8225 N. Courtney Page Way
Wine and beer at Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Wine and beer at Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This one’s for the doughnut-loving dads. All fathers can snag a free doughnut with the purchase of any pint.

Besides the sweets, the American Asian food truck will be parked outside at 6 p.m. to help your dad fill his stomach.

For more information and updates, visit Casa Marana’s Facebook page

Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N. Camino Martin

Here’s one for the crafty dads out there, and there is going to be a couple options, too.

First, The Jersey Grill will be serving up four different sliders that’ll be paired with Catalina Brewing’s beer.

Father’s Day Slider Menu
  • Buffalo Chicken
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Hawaiian Ham and Cheese
  • Cheeseburger

Secondly, there is going to be two optional crafts to work on with the younger family members.

Crafty Options
  • Try the wood project and work together using a hammer, nails, and glue to build a wooden ruler folder holder before decorating it.
  • Build a balsa wood airplane, toss it, and measure how far it soared.

For more information, check out Catalina Brewing’s Facebook event page.

Commoner & Co.

6960 E. Sunrise Dr.
Short Rib at Commoner & Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Short Rib at Commoner & Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Commoner & Co. is serving up a brunch and a dinner for all of the fathers out there.

Brunch Menu
  • Brisket – tangy slaw, toast, carolina sauce, and hot pickles
  • Dad’s Favorite Seafood Boil – mussels, clams, shrimp, potatoes, corn, and old bay broth
  • Texas Toast Burger – coleslaw, bacon, american cheese, secret sauce, and fries
  • The “Dad” Nachos – carnitas, burnt ends, chorizo cheese sauce, pickled peppers, guacamole, and fried shallots
  • Chorizo Mac – five cheese bechamel, chorizo, crispy shallots, and chile bread crumbs
  • Chopped Farmers Salad – mixed greens, local produce, and shallot vinaigrette
  • Commoner Breakfast – two eggs any style, smashed potatoes, toast, and strawberry jam (with an option to add bacon)
  • Bagel Sammie – fried eggs, pork sausage, maple cream cheese, and pickled onions
  • French Toast – creme fraiche, macerated berries, and maple
Brunch Menu Sides
  • BIG Cinnamon Rolls
  • Pastries
  • Cornbread
  • Hot Links and Mustard
Dinner Menu
  • Brisket – tangy slaw, toast, carolina sauce, and hot pickles
  • Dad’s Favorite Seafood Boil – mussels, clams, shrimp, potatoes, corn, and old bay broth
  • Texas Toast Burger – coleslaw, bacon, american cheese, secret sauce, and fries
  • The “Dad” Nachos – carnitas, burnt ends, chorizo cheese sauce, pickled peppers, guacamole, and fried shallots
  • Chorizo Mac – five cheese bechamel, chorizo, crispy shallots, and chile bread crumbs
  • Shrimp Scampi – fettuccini, roasted tomatoes, beurre blanc, crispy garlic, and basil
  • New York – smashed potatoes, mushooms, tomatillo salsa, and horseradish roasted tomatoes
  • Salmon – mushroom risotto, kale chips, parmesan, and lemon gremolata
  • Roasted Chicken – baked new potatoes,  braised mushrooms and veggies, and lemon caper beurre blanc
Appetizers and Salads
  • Goat Cheese Tart – bruleed, strawberry jam, and greens
  • Pork Empanadas – guajillo peach gastrique, and tomatillo salsa
  • Chopped Farmers Salad – mixed greens, local produce, and shallot vinaigrette
  • Spanish Caesar Salad– romaine, grilled radicchio, parmesan, anchovy gremolata, and chile crouton

For more information, visit commonertucson.com.

Contigo Latin Kitchen

3770 E. Sunrise Dr.

Contigo is throwing their annual “Beast Feast” dinner for Father’s Day.  On top of the meaty cuisine, they’re releasing a few selection from the restaurant’s  whiskey “collection.”

Father’s Day Whiskey Releases
  • Pappy Van Winkle 10 Year
  • Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year
  • Blanton’s Whiskey

For more information, visit eatatcontigo.com.

Culinary Dropout

2543 E. Grant Rd.

If you can peel your dad away from his backyard grill, take him over to Culinary Dropout for a “BBQ Plate and Beer” special.

It’s a massive feast featuring BBQ ribs, smoked BBQ chicken thigh, cornbread, house made baked beans, and corn on the cob. There’s more, too. It’s all paired with a paper bag tallboy for $20.

Afterwards, don’t forget to challenge him with a friendly game of cornhole, ping pong, or shuffleboard.

For more information, visit culinarydropout.com

Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress St.
Cast Iron Baked Eggs (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

Cast Iron Baked Eggs (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

If you’re traveling downtown, stop by Cup Cafe inside Hotel Congress for a special Father’s Day menu — which is in addition to their regular menu.

There will be a brunch and dinner menu, so you’ve got a couple options or you can spend the better part of the day there and eat twice. $4 pints will also be flowing from the bar when you order one of the specials.

Brunch (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • The BBQ Brunch – Andouille sausage, scrambled eggs, sauteed onions and peppers, quarter rack of ribs, smoked brisket, parmesan horseradish onion rings, and a cheddar biscuit ($17)
Dinner (4 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
  • Meat and Potatoes – Roasted prime rib, grilled broccolini, smoked maple Dijon au jus, loaded twice baked potato, and parmesan horseradish onion rings ($34)

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com

Dove Mountain Brewing Company

12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.

From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Dove Mountain Brewing is bringing out a smoker and serving a half rack of smoked ribs. There’s also going to be plenty of local craft beer — which goes without saying.

For more information, check out dovemountainbrew.com.

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.
Eggs Provençal at Ghini's French Caffe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Eggs Provençal at Ghini’s French Caffe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Your dad is bound to be thirsty this Father’s Day, right?

Ghini’s is having $5 bloody mary’s, bloody maria’s, and mimosas all weekend to accompany their brunch menu.

For more information, visit ghiniscafe.com

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.

This year, the resort’s brunch includes premium craft brew tastings and award-winning food.

Seats are $60 for adults, $30 for kids between the ages of 7-14 years old, and anyone under 6 years old can eat for free.

The menu includes items, such as Spiced Rubbed Citrus Chicken Drumettes and Wings, Corn Bread, Borracho Beans, Pigs in the Blanket , and more.

For more information, visit haciendadelsol.com

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.
Cornmeal Crusted Soft Shell Crab at the Parish (Photo courtesy of the Parish)

Cornmeal Crusted Soft Shell Crab at the Parish (Photo courtesy of the Parish)

The Parish is offering a couple options for fathers in Tucson. They’re hosting brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 – 10 p.m., which both include dishes from the regular menu and a few special items.

Brunch Special
  • Grilled Hanger Steak and Eggs – with cilantro and jalapeno chimichurri , parish potato hash, and smoked bone marrow toast
Dinner Special
  • Dry Aged Hanger Steak – with whipped smoked bone marrow,  grilled Abita braised mushroom, and chimi tossed fingerlings (fried)
Dessert Special

Pig Pickin’ Pie – brown butter and muscovado pudding, pecan praline cremoux, vanilla bean poached pineapple mouse in bacon pie crust, and brown sugar bourbon sauce

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

Sawmill Run

12976 N. Sabino Canyon Park, Mt. Lemmon, AZ

Another reason to escape the heat and head up Mount Lemmon is to check out the food at the Sawmill Run. This Father’s Day they’ll be serving a special menu in addition to the regular menu from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Father’s Day Menu
  • Chef’s Truffle Burger – Angus patty topped with sherry butter basted red onions, moliterno black truffle cheese, tomato jam , balsamic reduction, arugula all on top of a potato bun. and a choice of a side ($19.50)
  • New York Strip – with grilled parmesan lemon asparagus, truffle fries, and a red wine reduction ($27)
  • Smoked Elk Sausage Sandwich – with beer braised onions and peppers, cream cheese sauce, and on a toasted hoagie roll ($17)
  • Orange Dream – shaved ice mixed with a sweet cream and orange juice ($6.50)
  • Chocolate Covered Smoked Bacon – served over a smoked chocolate chip cookie crumble ($7)

For more information, visit sawmillrun.com.

Tavolino

2890 E. Skyline Dr.

Photo courtesy of Tavolino

Beginning at 11 a.m., Tavolino is offering a feast for Father’s Day. They’ve got a special menu with a variety of chef’s specials, including the “il Padre” USDA Prime Tomahawk Bone-in Ribeye Steak served with colored cauliflower and a Barolo red wine reduction sauce.

Guests who order the “il Padre” and upload it to Instagram with the tag @tavolinoristorante and #ilpadre  have the chance to win a $75 gift card.

Reservations can be made at by calling (520) 531-1913.

Father’s Day Menu
  • Zuppa del Giorno – Fresh daily chef special soup ($8)
  • Capesante Abbracchio di Speck – Pan seared scallops wrapped in speck, served over a red beet puree and drizzled with a blood orange glaze ($18)
  • Pappardelle di Menta D’Agnello  – Homemade mint pappardelle pasta in a slow cooked bolognese-style lamb ragu ($19)
  • Tomahawk Rib Eye alla Griglia aka “il padre” – Grilled Tomahawk bone-in rib eye steak served with colored cauliflower and a Barolo red wine reduction sauce ($75/limited availability)
  • Dentice Rosso Ripieno al Forno – Wild caught red snapper stuffed with shrimp, octopus and seasonal vegetables ($38)
  • Budino di Pane e Pesca  – Homemade bread pudding with fresh peach, served with vanilla gelati, whipped cream and a peach glaze sauce ($9)

For more information, visit tavolinoristorante.com.

Ten55 Brewing & Sausage House

110 E. Congress St.
The downtown brewery is offering a special on all crowlers at buy one, get one for half off. Ten55 Brewery has 14 rotating beers on tap, so let dad have a ball and grab a couple crowlers to enjoy over the weekend.
For more information, visit 1055brewing.com.

Trident Grill

 2033 E. Speedway Blvd. • 2910 N. Swan Rd. • 446 N. Campbell Ave. • 250 S. Craycroft Rd.

On Father’s day, all Trident Grill Locations are offering a special for all dads. They can pick up any burger and any pint of beer for $10.

Right now, there are four locations, including the recently opened Trident Pizza Pub, so take your pops to his favorite or most convenient location.

For more information, visit tridentgrill.com

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.

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