Written by Edward Smith
Is deciding where to take dad stressing you out already? We’ve done the legwork to find out which restaurants are planning to do something special for fathers on June 16.
Father’s Day may be a week away, but you may want to consider setting your plans out now. Some of the deals and specials have already started. From free barbecues and sandwiches to baseball games, this list of restaurants may be just what you need to get dad back for all he’s done for you.
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
The hotel, restaurant and resort in Coalinga wants to honor dads with a free raffle for three gifts. Guests have the chance of winning either a CharBroil brand barbecue and Harris Ranch beef, a one-night stay at Harris Ranch Inn or dinner for two. Tickets are available now through June 16 for pickup at The Country Store or Express BBQ in Coalinga. Winners will be announced June 17. No purchase is necessary.
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
The new-to-the-Fresno-market delis at Herndon and Palm avenues and Campus Pointe near Fresno State are offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal for their sandwiches. Customers can bring in the voucher June 13-16 to get their free hoagie. The voucher can be accessed here.
Father’s Day BBQ Block Party
Joining forces once again are Tioga Sequoia Brewing Co. and Fresno Street Eats for a free event featuring some of Fresno’s top barbecue to celebrate dad. People of all ages are welcome for food, music and games beginning at 11 a.m. Mega Texas Barbeque, BBQ Queen, The Smokin Burrito Food Truck and Catering and Yosemite Concessions will serve up different renditions of grilled meats and treats. BBQ Queen is also fresh off of a win with The Fresno Grizzlies tri-tip throwdown last month. For dessert, there will be Sno Cafe and Let’s Roll Fresno. Beginning at 1 p.m., Los Hooligans, Deja Blues and The Jacktones will play throughout the event.
The steakhouse on Blackstone Avenue near the River Park area will raffle off a combination charcoal barbecue and smoker. Every dad who eats there June 16 will receive a ticket for the drawing. The winner will be announced the following day. In addition, Logan’s will have a dinner special of a 14 oz. New York steak topped with shrimp scampi and two sides for $30.99.
For those who might want to catch a game and get some barbecue, the Fresno Grizzlies will be having an all-you-can eat burger bar “with all the fixings.” This is the same weekend the Triple-A baseball team will be donning their Lowriders gear to celebrate Hispanic heritage. They’ll have pulled pork, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, cookies and drinks from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Season ticket holders can buy tickets for $16 and $32 for everyone else. Those attending the barbecue will also get a limited edition Grizzlies cap. The game will be against the Omaha Storm Chasers. Gates open at 3 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Hungry dads who want something more than leftovers to take home can stop by BJ’s Brewhouse at Fashion Fair Mall for a complimentary Father’s Day beer glass to fill with BJ’s wide assortment of brews or another beverage. A manager there said there are plenty of glasses available so no dads will be left out.
Black Bear Diner
Guests to either the Fresno or Visalia locations of the American-style eatery can enter dad for a gift basket of Father’s Day themed mugs, beer glasses, bottle openers, a T-shirt and more sourced from their gift shop and beyond. Tickets are given to every father who eats there that day. The winner will be announced the following day.
Texas de Brazil
Texas de Brazil will be offering one free non-alcoholic drink and a free dessert per person in honor of the holiday. The $47.99 dinner includes meat service and access to the salad bar. It will open at 11 a.m. that day instead of noon.
The Australian-themed restaurant will have a Father’s Day special of Wagyu ribeye steak and two sides along with a choice of draft beer or house wine for $49.99. Outback normally doesn’t serve Wagyu, according to a manager at the Fresno location, but they will be carrying it special for the holiday. They will open at 11 a.m. that day instead of noon.
Yosemite Falls Cafe
The Fresno restaurant timed a baby back ribs promotion to coincide with the holiday. Meat-lovers can get baby-back ribs for $12.99, tri-tip and a half rack of ribs for $16.99, and for $18.99, hungry dads (or anyone else) can get a half-rack of ribs, tri-tip and a half-chicken. Yosemite Falls will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. A special Father’s Day Brunch starts at 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
In Selma, those hungry for meat can go to the steakhouse at 11 a.m. instead of the normal 4 p.m. opening time. Cattleman’s will have a dinner special of New York steak and lobster for $42.99 with all-you-can-eat beans, bread and salad.
Pismo’s Coastal Grill
The chef will have a special Father’s Day menu for brunch and something special for dinner.
Elbow Room Bar & Grill
The restaurant and bar in Fig Garden Village will have a Father’s Day brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Dinner will begin at four with a special menu.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
The steakhouse will have a Father’s Day brunch beginning at 9 a.m. with brunch starting at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will have brunch staples from French toast, eggs Benedict to quiche paired with prime steak. A regular dinner menu will follow brunch.
The Hanford steak and seafood restaurant will have a special Father’s Day menu catered to dads. It will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sequoia Brewing Co.
This eatery will host a special Father’s Day brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its locations in Fresno’s Tower District, Champlain and Perrin avenues in Fresno and in downtown Visalia.
The eclectic eatery and bakery will be opening up at 9 a.m. instead of 10 a.m., including a Sunday brunch.