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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.