11 Things To Do For Father¬ís Day In Broward County
Brunch, booze and burgers aplenty await you and your old man this Father’s Day. Restaurants, bars and local businesses across the area are gearing up to celebrate on June 17. A peek into this year’s offerings include discounted beer, scotch flights, indulgent brunch and lunch dines, and even the chance to go indoor skydiving.
Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up the 11 best places to spend the holiday.
The Diplomat Beach Resort’s beachside restaurant will hand out complimentary burgers on Father’s Day. All you’ve got to do is dine with your family and purchase at least one entree. After munching on a burger and a milkshake, spend some time at Bristol’s free arcade, located near the front of the restaurant, or on the Diplomat Landing Marina, where there are free games such as cornhole, ping pong and giant Jenga. The free burger special runs from noon to 3 p.m.
3460 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood; 954.602.8760; bristolsburgers.com
American Social Bar & Kitchen Las Olas
Indulge in bottomless house mimosas and bloody marys for $18 per person, while Dad receives a complimentary hand-rolled cigar. While you’re at it, dine on brunch items such as strawberry French toast, steak huevos rancheros and specialty flatbreads. Brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
720 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.764.7005; americansocialbar.com/las-olas
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen
Fun fact: Craig Bernstein, founder of restaurant brand Doc B’s, named the company after his father, Dr. Bernstein. Celebrate Father’s Day with $4 draft beers from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and an order of Dr. Bernstein’s favorite plates—The Bernie turkey sandwich paired with a slice of double-decker chocolate cake.
452 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 754.900.2401; docbsfreshkitchen.com
iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Give Dad the experience of skydiving—without the plane. iFLY Indoor Skydiving Fort Lauderdale is giving away $25 gift cards for every reservation made between June 15 to 17. The gift card is redeemable for after-flight purchases such as return flight vouchers, merchandise and media. The offer requires a minimum purchase of $150 on first-time and return flyer packages. To book your flight, visit iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale or call 954.280.4359.
11690 W. State Road 84, Davie; 954.280.4359; iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale
Facing the Intracoastal Waterway, expect an all-you-can-eat buffet with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. Food includes breakfast meats, create-your-own waffles, pancakes, crepe and omelet stations, sushi, a prime rib carving station and assorted bagels and pastries. Just for Father’s Day, the restaurant will offer grilled-to-order burgers, chicken breast, barbecue ribs and beer-broiled bratwurst. The special runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.566.2855; shooterswaterfront.com
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
This year, cheers to Father’s Day with free tequila and live mariachi bands. The Mexican restaurant encourages families to stop in for brunch and enjoy $13 bottomless mimosas or bloody marys paired with huevos chorizo, breakfast tacos and hot chicken ‘n waffles. Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m.
1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.524.9550; roccostacos.com
With menu items that cater to both sweet and savory lovers, you can’t go wrong with a Father’s Day brunch at Terra Mare. Highlights include a spicy peach sandwich ($12), ropa vieja empanadas ‘n eggs ($19), Korean fried chicken ‘n waffles ($23), lemon poppyseed pancakes ($16) and a lineup of mimosas and bloody marys made in-house with cold pressed juices. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.414.5160; terramarefl.com
Indulge in a Japanese-inspired Father’s Day brunch at oceanfront restaurant ETARU from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Priced at $75 per person, the meal will include a welcome cocktail with bottomless pours of Whispering Angel Rosé, or Louis Roderer NV Champagne for an added $20. Dig into an array of hot and cold starters on the robata counter, a choice of one main course and a dessert platter for the table. Main course options include spicy tobanjan glazed pork ribs, tiger prawn tempura, salmon teriyaki with sansho salt and lemon and black cod with yuzu miso.
111 South Surf Road, Hallandale; 954.271.3222; etarurestaurant.us
With unlimited Veuve Clicquot by the glass, the Hard Rock brunch experience at Kuro ($89) includes a large spread of sweet and savory bites from 10 different food stations. Expect made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, bananas foster and pasta, along with a full raw bar of Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp and oysters, a chef-attended sushi station and a carving station stocked with sea salt-crusted ribeye. There will also be desserts prepared by the resort’s pastry chef, Ross Evans. The brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954.327.7625; seminolehardrockhollywood.com
Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Try out Lona's new bottomless Sunday brunch during Father’s Day. Priced at $35 per person, indulge in a number of stations featuring made-to-order chilaquiles, waffles with assorted toppings and build-your-own tacos filled with chicken carbon and braised short ribs. For an additional $5 per person, upgrade brunch with a guacamole or queso fundido, which is served in a steaming skillet. Brunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.245.3069; lonarestaurant.com
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille
Located at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, treat Dad to a special scotch flight at Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille. The seaside restaurant will offer one-ounce pours of the following scotches served side-by-side: Balvenie 12 Year DoubleWood, Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask and Balvenie Peated Rare Release.
620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.467.2555; wildsealasolas.com