Dining With Dad

Where to Eat With Dad on Father's Day

Sharing a meal is always a great way to celebrate.

By Emma Moneuse June 16, 2021

Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 20, and there is no better way to celebrate than sharing a delicious meal at a favorite restaurant. Here are a few options perfect for Dad.

Hamlet's Eatery

821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota, (941) 445-1938, hamletseatery.com

Hamlet's Eatery is located in the courtyard of The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime. It's a perfect outdoor spot to enjoy a rockin' brunch. Musicians Clint Justesen and JSanti will be performing as a duo for the first time on Sunday. Enjoy Hamlet's Eatery's range of traditional and vegan breakfast foods and dance to some rock, country and blues. Nothing screams dad like a build-your-own-omelet and some classic rock.


1001 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, (941) 330-9881, sarasotaartmuseum.org/bistro

The restaurant at the Sarasota Art Museum will be serving Father's Day brunch on both Saturday and Sunday, with a special menu that includes bacon waffles with brown butter maple syrup, a steak au poivre sandwich and a "Warm Turtle Brownie" with pecans and caramel. Art for your mind, and for your taste buds.


All three Mattison's locations, (941) 330-0440, mattisons.com

All three Mattison's locations will be serving special brunch and dinner menus this Sunday. And not only can you bring Dad to enjoy some chef-inspired creations, you can also enter to win some awesome prizes from local businesses. Mattison's has partnered with Son of a Fish Fishing Charters, Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Course and Marina Jack to give away deals to some great activities.

Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie

1917 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 487-7300; 8445 Lorraine Road, Sarasota, (941) 357-1570; libbysneighborhoodbrasserie.com

Celebrate Father's Day with a feast at Libby's, which will be serving a 16-ounce ribeye with a roasted shallot and cabernet butter and house-made jalapeño macaroni and cheese. Oh, and a free draft beer. What's not to like?

Metro Diner

6056 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 404-8815, metrodiner.com/sarasota

Get Dad a special "Piled High Breakfast Burger" topped with melted cheddar cheese, hash browns, lettuce, tomato, bacon, an egg and hollandaise, all for $11.99.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar

Multiple Locations, oysterbar.net

Of course, this local chain is best known for its seafood selection, but all of its locations are offering a prime rib special on Sunday that is paired with a complimentary beverage for dad.

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