33+ Restaurants for Father’s Day: 2018 Edition

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Father’s Day in Sunday June 17!  Connecticut restaurants are celebrating with special prix fixe menus, brunches, BBQs, and more.  Or, start the celebrations early with beer festivals on Saturday!  Here are 33+ ways to make Dad feel special this year.

  1. Bar Rosso, Stamford: Bar Rosso will have a special prix fixe menu in honor of Fathers Day. Plus, Dads get a complementary beer!
  2. Griswold Inn, Essex: The Griswold Inn's Sunday Hunt Breakfast is legendary- it dates back to the war of 1812! Treat Dad for $24.95/adult, $12/kid age 7-12, and free for under 6.
  3. Wadsworth Antheneum Museum of Art, Hartford: The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will host a Fathers Day brunch. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent.
  4. Cask Republic, South Norwalk: Cask Republic SoNo will serve Father's Day brunch starting at 11:30am.
  5. Washington Prime, South Norwalk: Washington Prime in SoNo presents a Father's Day buffet-style brunch. There are 4 seatings: 11:00AM, 12:30PM, 2:00PM, and 3:30PM. It costs $49.95 per adults and $24.95 per child.
  6. Basso Cafe, Norwalk: Sunday, from 5-10 PM join Basso for a delightful A La Carte Dinner  featuring our Summer specials & enjoy 30% OFF selected bourbons, wines and sparkling.
  7. SolToro, Mohegan Sun: In honor of Dads, SolToro, located in the Mohegan Sun, is serving up a Mixed Grilled Platter with NY Strip with cheddar and chipotle mashed potatoes. They'll also have Blackened Mahi Mahi with mango salsa and Grilled Chicken with rancheros beans and a mole sauce.
  8. Kona Grill, Stamford: In honor of Dads (and grads!) Kona Grill is offering a bonus $10 gift card for every $50 gift card purchased through June 17.
  9. East Coast Brew Festival, Fairfield: GoodWorks Entertainment presents their second annual craft beer festival. The East Coast Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 2-5pm at The Warehouse in Fairfield.
  10. Fairfield Farmers Market, Fairfield: The 3rd season of the Fairfield Farmers Market returns just in time for Father's Day! It kicks off on Sunday June 17 and continues on Sunday through September 30 from 10am-2pm.
  11. Blue Plate Kitchen, West Hartford: Blue Plate Kitchen in Hartford has created a special menu with foods that Dads like! Options include a giant breakfast, loaded potato skins, steak, and more.
  12. Angelico’s Lakehouse, East Hampton: Angelico's Lakehouse will serve a Father's Day Texas BBQ from 12-4pm. They'll have a Texas BBQ inspired menu with dishes like BBQ pork, brisket, and mac and cheese. They'll also have their regular menu available.
  13. Tavern at Keney Park, Windsor: The Tavern at Keney Park in Windsor will have a Fathers Day Smokin BBQ with dishes like Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese, Keilbasa, and more.
  14. Priam Vineyards, Colchester: Priam Vineyard's invites you to a "Vine to Table" Barbecue Lunch with Gourmet Galley Catering and Priam Vineyard's wine.
  15. Club Getaway, Kent: Club Getaway in Kent invites you to a special Fathers Day! Starting at 1pm, do activities like the climbing wall, swimming, and free-falling. End the day with a BBQ!
  16. Essex Steam Train, Essex: The Essex Steam Train is excited to announce special trips for Fathers Day! Enjoy a day of outdoor fun as the vintage steam train and riverboat takes you through the Connecticut River Valley. Train departures are at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30 pm with riverboat connections available after the first three train departures.
  17. Barcelona, Fairfield: On Father's Day, learn the secrets of paella with Chef Tony and Barcelona Fairfield. The demo will be followed by a quick wine pairings lesson and a tapas lunch.
  18. Stony Creek, Branford: Feeling athletic? Dad can start his day with the Branford Road Race followed by an after race party at Stony Creek Brewery. There will be pizza from Marco's Pizzeria, beer, and live music.
  19. The Flying Monkey Grill Bar, Hartford: The Flying Monkey Grill & Bar in Hartford hosts Father's Day brunch from 10am-2pm. Lynn & Vinny Knapp will provide live music from 11:30am-2:30pm.
  20. Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk, Danbury, Newington: In honor of Fathers's Day, Stew Leonards in bringing in plenty of tomahawk steaks from Kansas and live lobsters from Gulf of Maine. You can also order their prepared side dishes to go with the meal.
  21. Lyman Orchards, Middlefield: Lyman Orchard's annual Father's Day BBQ Picnic returns! Join them under the Apple Barrel tent for cider glazed chicken, BBQ beef brisket, applewood-smoked pulled pork, burgers, hotdogs and more.
  22. Long Ridge Tavern, Stamford: The Long Ridge Tavern's Father's Day Brunch Buffet will take place on Sunday June 17 from 11am-2:30pm.
  23. Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford: On June 17 from11am-3pm, enjoy Coalhouse Pizza's Weekend Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas & Beer-Mosas! There's also a CT Craft Beer Pitcher Special.
  24. Brews by the Lake, Middlebury: Get Fathers Day festivities started a day early with the second annual "Brews by the Lake" at Quassy Amusement Park. It takes place on Saturday June 16 from 1-5pm.
  25. The Hops Company, Derby: For Dads who are animal lovers, Pints & Paws comes to The Hops Company in Derby on Sunday June 17! It runs from 12-4pm.
  26. Infinity Bistro, Norfolk: Infinity Bistro Norfolk will have a Fathers Day BBQ complete with a tap Take-Over by Big Elm Brewing and spirits from Berkshire Mountain Distillers. $25 per person
  27. On the Rocks, East Haddam: On the Rocks restaurant in East Haddam invites you a Father's Day meal with dishes like Lobster Corn Chowder, Pulled Pork Carnitas, Lamb Burgers, and Ice Cream Sundae Bar, and more.
  28. Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, Old Saybrook: On Sunday June 17, Fresh Salt's brunch will be transformed with a Father's Day theme. Join them for traditional favorites and additions like a Savory Watermelon Salad, a Taco Station, Maple Bourbon St. Louis Pork Ribs, and Blackened Salmon with Roasted Corn Sauce.
  29. Max Restaurant Group, Simsbury: Max Restaurant Group hosts its 5th Annual Father's Day Lobster Fest! Join them at Rosedale Farms and Vineyards for a traditional New England Lobster Bake featuring Chef Steve Michalewicz of Max Catering and Events.
  30. Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Mohegan Sun: Michael Jordan’s Steak House is giving the first 23 dads to order the Delmonico steak a specialty engraved Michael Jordan steak knife. They will also be serving up a 28 oz. Tomahawk Steak with pickled shitake mushrooms for $75. 
  31. The Norwich Inn, Norwich: Norwich Spa's annual Father’s Day BBQ takes places on Sunday June 17 with seatings from 11:30am–3pm. There will be live music and a full buffet BBQ on the terrace.
  32. Fleming’s Steakhouse, Westford: At Flemings Steakhouse, celebrate Dad all weekend with a 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk and a premium bourbon tasting experience.
  33. Match, Norwalk: Match in Norwalk will be open at 5:00pm with plenty of amazing specials and half priced bottles of wine.
  34. Match Burger Lobster, Westport: Match Burger Lobster will be open all day on Father's Day, with a brunch menu available from 11am-3pm.
  35. Reverie Kitchen, Branford: Enjoy made from scratch brunch and dinner in a comfortable, contemporary setting this father's day. Their best sellers are: eggs Benedict, eggs Brigadier (eggs Benedict over our homemade hash), eggs Santa Cruz (poached eggs over our signature ratatouille of fresh veggies), the Monterrey Omelet (superfood greens, avocado, roasted red peppes and goat cheese, the Popeye omelet, and mini Belgian waffles. Chef Paul also make croissants, danish and Cinnabuns that are just amazing, as well as artisan chocolates, gelato and magical desserts.