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Make Father's Day Reservations at One of These Local Restaurants

Take care of Dad by treating him to an epic meal.

By Lauren Jackson June 9, 2023

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 18, so show Dad some love by filling his belly with some delicious fare. Be it a buffet, steak and potatoes, or maybe even some lobster, these spots have your back. But be sure to make your reservations soon, since these restaurants are sure to fill up fast:

Downtown Sarasota

Brick's Smoked Meats

1528 State St., Sarasota, (941) 993-1435,

Dads and barbecue are a match made in heaven. Treat him to his favorite smoked meat—including a special slow-smoked beef rib also known as a "Dino Rib." Whatever he chooses to chow down on comes with a complimentary draught beer or margarita.


1255 N. Palm Ave., inside the Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota, (941) 413-7425,

To celebrate Father's Day this year, chef Ken at Tzeva is adding two specials to the menu, including a roasted rack of lamb and a pan-seared filet.

Mattison's City Grille

1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 330-0440,

Enjoy the patio life at Mattison's City Grille, where the Father's Day menu will include steaks, burgers, pork and plenty of seafood.

Bevardi's Salute

23 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 365-1020,

Bevardi's Salute will offer its full a la carte menu on Father's Day with the addition of three specials: a 48 oz. dry-aged porterhouse (to share—or not), seafood linguine and grilled Dover sole.

Lakewood Ranch


10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, (941) 893-4321,

Find out just how big Dad's appetite is by bringing him to Grove's Father's Day brunch buffet. Complete with carving stations, sushi and loads of breakfast favorites, he's sure to leave with a fully belly and heart.

Good Liquid Brewing Company

1570 Lakefront Drive, Sarasota, (941) 238-6466,

Take in brunch fare and craft beer at Good Liquid Brewing Company at Waterside Place. The "Not Your Average McMuffin" is sure to gear Dad up for an after meal nap.

Kona Grill

150 University Town Center, Sarasota, (941) 256-8005,

Kona Grill is offering its signature "Kona-Mosa" brunch for Father's Day. Or stop by for dinner for the "Big Daddy Surf and Turf" with a 20 oz. prime rib paired with grilled prawns.

Longboat Key

Euphemia Haye

5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, (941) 383-3633,

Bring Dad to Euphemia Haye for a taste of the good life and $5 off the pepper steak. Don't forget the perfect wine pairing while you're at it.


Pier 22

1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton, (941) 748-8087,

Pier 22 is also offering an immense Father's Day brunch buffet with loads of delectable bites ranging from mac and cheese to biscuits and gravy and beyond.

Mattison's Riverwalk Grille

101 Riverfront Blvd., #120, Bradenton, (941) 896-9660,

Two words: pork ribeye. You don't have to be a dad to enjoy this fabulous meal, but it sure doesn't hurt.

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