Father’s Day 2019: Where To Take Dad For Brunch In Tampa Bay

Dads get a $20 gift certificate at Bulla Gastrobar on Father’s Day. (Bulla Gastrobar)

TAMPA BAY, FL — Sure, you could stay home and let Dad try out those new grilling tools the kids bought him for Father’s Day. But, we’re betting he’d prefer to be treated to a filling brunch he doesn’t have to grill.

Here are some places to take Dad for brunch on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16.

Hew Parlor & Chophouse

HEW Parlor & Chophouse at the Fenway Hotel, 453 Edgewater Drive in Dunedin, is hosting a Father’s Day brunch and dinner that includes a free beer for Dad.

The brunch special from 9 a.m. to 3 p.mn. is prime N.Y. strip with two eggs, potato pave and mushroom and squash fricassee.

The dinner special from 5 to 10 p.m. is Beef Tomahawk for two with a red wine demi glaze, truffle butter and fried shallots.

Complimentary valet parking is provided. Reservations for HEW Parlor & Chophouse are suggested. Call (727) 683-5990 or use OpenTable.

Bulla Gastrobar

Bring your dad to Bulla Gastrobar, 930 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, on Father’s Day weekend, where he’ll be treated like the king he is. The Spanish tapas restaurant will offer a mouthwatering special bone-in ribeye entrée June 14- 16.

Additionally, during brunch and dinner on Father’s Day, Bulla will be gifting dads a $20 gift card to use during their next visit. Kids can get involved with a brainteaser crossword puzzle – solve the quiz and receive complimentary churros for the table.

Brunch begins at 11 a.m. and dinner continues until 10 p.m. Click here for reservations.

Safety Harbor Resort

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive in Safety Harbor, is hosting a Father’s Day brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $49.95 ($15.95 for children 2 to 10).

The brunch will include live music and a welcome mimosa or beer.

Call (727) 724-7724, Ext. 7100 for reservations.


Ulele on the Tampa Riverwalk, 1810 N. Highland Ave., is accepting reservations for Father’s Day lunch and dinner beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Special features especially for Dad include:

Charred octopus appetizer on boiled peanut hummus, accompanied by blistered tomatoes and pickled shallots, finished with spiced peanuts and a basil vinaigrette.Chicken breast with smoked alligator sausage stuffing, wrapped with bacon and baked; served with white cheddar popcorn mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables, finished with pickled shallots, blistered tomatoes and andouille cream sauce.A 10-ounce barbacoa-grilled hanger steak, served with smashed fingerling potatoes, garlic spinach, sautéed mushrooms and topped with herb compound butter made with Rusty Red wine.

Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted pending availability. Call Ulele at (813) 999-4952 or visit Ulele.com.

Birdies, Brews & BBQ

Locale Market will host Birdies, Brews & BBQ in the courtyard of at the Mall at Sundial, 153 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, on Sunday, June 16 from 4 to 8 p.m.

The Father’s Day event will include local breweries, live music, barbecue specials, lawn games for kids and the U.S. Open live on big-screen TVs.

Ford’s Garage

Ford’s Garage in St. Pete, Countryside, Wesley Chapel, Westchase and Brandon will treat all dads to a half-price entree on Father’s Day Sunday.

Dad can enjoy craft beer and entrees including the BBQ Brisket Burger, Mama Ford’s Homemade Meatloaf and Chili Garlic Salmon.


Treat Dad to lunch or dinner Sunday at the Columbia in Tampa’s historic Ybor City or on Sand Key in Clearwater. The restaurants will open at 11 a.m. on Father’s Day.

Special menu items include:

Platano con Pollo tapas — crispy, fried tostones topped with Picadillo de Pollo, lime crema and smoked paprika aioli.

Prime Rib "Don Cesar," named after the founders’ father and grandfather, Cesar Gonzmart, this was his favorite Father’s Day meal. It includes a well-seasoned, slow-roasted prime rib finished on the chargrill to seal in the juices and flavors, served with a twice-baked potato and fresh vegetables.

Grouper en Pastel — a fresh fillet of Florida grouper wrapped in a puff pastry with fresh asparagus and citrus sauce, served with Good Rice.

And for dessert, Blueberry Rum Cheesecake — creamy cheesecake with graham cracker crust topped with a blueberry rum sauce made with fresh Florida blueberries.

Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted pending availability. Click here for reservations.

Rusty Pelican

The Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, will host a Father’s Day buffet brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday with prime rib, whole-roasted pig, a barbecue station with brisket, pork ribs, chicken, bratwurst and a raw bar.

There will be a photo booth for pictures with Dad and Dad gets his first beer free.

Click here for reservations.

Thee Tree House

Thee Tree House, 1809 W. Platt Street, Tampa, will be serving up a special dish for fathers featuring Roasted Tomahawk Ribeye with roasted garlic potato wedges and bacon fat Bearnaise Sauce served with a single-barrel neat Scotch for $35.

Click here for reservations.

Other Father’s Day Meal Deals
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: Dads eat free on Father’s Day with a purchase of equal or greater value up to $10.Bonefish Grill: Get a Bangin’ Dinner for two. Choose two small grilled fish or seasonal specials, two salads and Bang Bang Shrimp. Dine-in only, through June 17.Burger 21: Dads get a free burger (up to $9.99 value) on June 16 with any kids meal purchase. One offer per person and per check. In stores only.Capital Grille: Father’s Day specials at Capital Grille at International Plaza include bone-in filet with lobster, which will be served Father’s Day weekend only.Casa Ole: June 14 to 16, celebrate Father’s Day with $1 house margaritas at 10020 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. Limit two per person with the purchase of an adult entree.El Pollo Loco: Enjoy a special deal from June 14 to 16: Get a 12-piece fire-grilled Familia Dinner for $20 when you show this coupon. See details.Firehouse Subs: On June 16, get a free medium sub with purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips and a drink. Present this coupon to get the deal.Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: During Father’s Day weekend, get a 35-ounce Prime Tomahawk prix fixe three-course meal for $95. See details.Joe’s Crab Shack: Enjoy a four-course Father’s Day menu for $35.99. Includes an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. See the menu.Macaroni Grill: The chain will be throwing a Buona Festa del Papa June 14 to 16. Enjoy a two-course dinner for $25 per person. See details.The Melting Pot: Each location will be serving up its own Father’s Day specials, which may include prix fixe menus and all-you-can-eat fondue. Click here for details on the Tampa location.Texas Steakhouse & Saloon: Take Dad in for a meal on Father’s Day, and he’ll receive a free entree voucher for a future visit.PDQ: Dad gets a free meal on Sunday with the purchase of any bowl, meal or salad at all PDQ locations.

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