Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, and whether dad wants a big ol’ steak or brunch, several restaurants are ready to serve.
Father’s Day is not as big a deal in the restaurant world as Mother’s Day (we’ll leave that for you to debate why), so not a lot of restaurants do something really different. But a few do and some just have food they think dad will like.
Reservations are always a good idea if the restaurant takes them.
Texas Roadhouse, at 3190 W. Shaw Ave. in Fresno, is thinking of the dads who want a big steak. Known for hand cutting its steaks in-house, dad can pick exactly what he wants, says store marketer Julie Avalos.
“If you want a 30-ounce sirloin, we can cut you a 30-ounce sirloin,” she says. “That’s our day for our fathers to come in and get one those big steaks.”
Diners who come to Texas Roadhouse on Father’s Day will get a food voucher worth $30 for a future visit.
And Sunday is also the last day of a raffle for a grill.
The Tower District location of Bobby Salazar’s at 725 W. Olive Ave. has a Champagne brunch on Father’s Day – and every Sunday – from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch includes bottomless mimosas for $18.99. Also on the menu are pancakes, omelets, eggs and other typical breakfast food, along with menudo, posole and “lots of bacon,” says owner Bobby Salazar.
Yosemite Ranch restaurant, at 1520 E. Champlain Drive, will open early on Father’s Day at 11 a.m., instead of the usual 4 p.m.
The restaurant will have its regular menu, which includes a four-course steak dinner for two. If dad is on the healthy side, the restaurant has a GB3 power salad with microgreens, sunflower seeds, avocado, Fuji apples, blue cheese crumbles and Champagne vinaigrette dressing.
The Elbow Room in Fig Garden started hosting brunches last fall.
The brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the menu is relatively affordable. Sunday is their busiest brunch day (so if dad hates crowds, take him Saturday).
The menu includes the popular huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict and bananas Foster waffles with made with vanilla custard waffles and topped with syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum and a dollop of cream cheese.