13 Places to Eat for Father’s Day in Vancouver

BBQ, brunch, beer, steak, golf—and more!

Can’t decide on a last-minute Father’s Day meal? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether you plan on gifting him a grill-ready BBQ box or want a curated dinner menu, we’ve selected thirteen options from across Vancouver that you’ll want to savour til next year. So, treat Dad with the love language of food this weekend with any of these feature-filled specials.

1. Dockside Restaurant

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Though we’re still in the early days of warm weather, what better way to embrace the start of patio season than a Father’s Day dinner? On June 16th, head down to Dockside on Granville Island for a Father’s Day special, including a full rack of ribs and a pint of draft beer (Dad’s choice) for $39.  

When: Sunday, June 16th

Where: 1253 Johnston Street

Cost: $39

Web: instagram.com


2. Italian Kitchen 

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Have you ever had a fifty-layer lasagna before? Well, you and your dad can try one this Sunday at Italian Kitchen. The restaurant is serving up brunch and dinner for Father’s Day (and yes, the lasagna is available during brunch from 11 a.m – 2:30 p.m). For dinner, they’ve put together a feature platter, which also includes the lasagna, pan-seared halibut and a 14 oz bone-in veal chop parmigiana. And if fifty pasta-filled layers isn’t enough, add on shaved black truffle ($14), half-pound Atlantic Lobster ($25), jumbo prawns ($12), and jumbo scallops ($9), as well as table-side affogato ($17) to finish the meal. Talk about a festa!  

When: Sunday, June 16

Where: 860 Burrard Street

Cost: $120

Web: glowbalgroup.com


3. Minami

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Yaletown’s contemporary Japanese restaurant, Minami, is rolling out an ocean feast this Father’s Day. Their limited-time Kaisen Platter ($95) is perfect for seafood-loving dads. With fresh oysters, lobster tail, crab claws, jumbo shrimp, poke spoons, and a variety of sashimi (tuna belly, salmon, yellowtail, skipjack tuna), there’s a little bit of everything to satisfy that Sunday seafood craving. As a booking ahead bonus, note on the reservation that your party is celebrating Father’s Day to receive a special greeting card. 

When: June 15–16

Where: 1118 Mainland Street

Cost: $95

Web: minamirestaurant.com


4. Beaucoup Bakery  

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Three words: Truffle. Kobe. Croissant. Put them together and you have one of Beaucoup Bakery’s June specials released just in time for Father’s Day. Also included is the petit déjeuner tart with herb cheese, bacon, and a soft egg in the middle. For a sweet dessert option, indulge in the new Thai tea banana cake you can buy by the slice or as a whole cake. In our expert opinion, a whole cake is always the right bet. 

When: June 8–30

Where: 2150 Fir Street

Cost: $8.95+ 

Web: beaucoupbakery.com


5. CRAFT Beer Market

Credit: CRAFT Beer Market English Bay Vancouver

For those veggie-lovin’ dads out there looking for options other than steak, there are plenty on the brunch buffet menu at CRAFT Beer Market. Overlook English Bay while sipping on bottomless beverages (ahem, coffee). From a live omelet station to charcuterie to vanilla waffles, Dad’s sure to love a good ole’ brunch for his special day.

When: June 16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Where: English Bay location; 1795 Beach Avenue

Cost: $35.95 for adults, $15.95 for kids 12 & under

Web: opentable.com


6. Honey Salt at Parq Vancouver

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Honey Salt at Parq Vancouver has a feature surf ‘n’ turf on offer for Father’s Day weekend: a 10-ounce Prime Holstein New York steak and Nova Scotia lobster tail churrasco-style with chimichurri, garlic confit, and roasted potatoes ($59). For whisky-loving dads, Honey Salt has a whisky flight of three well-aged spirits made just for him (3oz for $45). And if you fancy, pop over to the casino for a little post-meal gaming with Dad (19+ of course). 

When: June 15–16

Where: 39 Smithe Street

Cost: $45$59

Web: parqvancouver.com

7. Aburi Market

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If you’re thinking of keeping things closer to home this weekend but still want to cook up quality steak for Dad, Aburi Market has special Wagyu beef platters. There are two Father’s Day options available for order and pick-up this weekend: An A5 Wagyu Steak Platter ($150), which includes three different cuts of steak; and an A5 Wagyu Yakiniku Package ($150), featuring four different A5 Iwate Wagyu yakiniku cuts.

When: June 15–16

Where: Order via UberEats delivery, in-store, or pick-up at 1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Cost: $150

Web: aburimarket.com 

8. Fable Kitchen

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Experience the fabled meals at Fable Kitchen this Sunday with Chef Matthew Villamoran’s Father’s Day Tasting Menu. Its four courses showcase both meat (sous vide and pan-seared pork belly with a sherry honey gastric) and seafood (grilled rare albacore tuna with spiced white bean puree, gem tomato, compressed cucumber, smoked garlic ailoi and gooseberry jam) plus a very seasonal rhubarb tart. 

When: Sunday, June 16

Where: 1944 W 4th Avenue

Cost: $60 per person 

Web: fablekitchen.ca


9. Duffey’s Sports Grill

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If you’re a little closer to Surrey, check out the Father’s Day brunch and dinner features at Duffey’s Sports Grill. Maybe after a long day hitting on one of only three golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer (no membership required, but book ahead), Dad might like their Father’s Day barbecue platter including smoked beef brisket, pork ribs, and more for $32.

When: June 15–16

Where: 6857 168 Street, Surrey

Cost: $25–$40

Website: northviewgolf.com


10. P2B Bistro and Bar

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It’s a fact: lunch and dinner taste better when complimentary beer or wine is involved. Enjoy a pint or a glass with P2B’s Father’s Day feature menu items including an Angus beef or vegetarian burger, a grilled ribeye steak, and a New York striploin. 

When: June 16, 11:30am onwards

Where: 1133 W Hastings Street

Cost: $25-$49 *includes complimentary beer or house wine 

Website: p2bbistro.com


11. Black and Blue/The Roof

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Black and Blue brings us another DIY option this year with an at-home barbecue kit that serves four and includes all the meat and seafood of your carnivore Dad’s dreams. For $195, you get two 14 oz striploins with red wine jus, peppercorn sauce and mustard, two jerk marinated chicken skewers with chimichurri, four garlic marinated jumbo prawns, four bacon-wrapped jumbo scallops, four butcher chicken sausages, potato salad, and coleslaw. Now say that all in one breath. 

As optional add-ins, you can get 750-mL bottles of 689 Cellars Submission Cabernet Sauvignon for $45 and 8oz cuts of Japanese A5 Wagyu for $98.

When: Order now for pickup on June 15 or 16 

Where: 1032 Alberni Street

Cost: $194 

Website: sevenrooms.com


12. The Teahouse 

Credit: Teahouse in Stanley Park

Incorporate breathtaking views into Father’s Day this year at The Teahouse. Surrounded by the trees of Stanley Park, enjoy their brunch and dinner features, including crab cake eggs benedict ($29), blueberry pavlova ($12.50), and steak and lobster ($69). 

When: June 16 

Where: 7501 Stanley Park Drive

Cost: $12.50-$69

Website: vancouverdine.com


13. Dahlia


Downtown gem Dahlia serves up a $75 choose-you-own adventure menu this Father’s Day. For the first course you can decide between forever favourite burrata and beets or a rich and creamy lobster bisque. Follow it up with your choice between Haida Gwaii halibut with gnudi and pesto or beef tenderloin served with cauliflower, chimichurri and potato pavé. Dessert is a chocolate semifreddo with crumble, rasberries and crème Anglaise.

When: June 16 12 p.m – 8 p.m

Where: 833 W Pender

Cost: $75 per person

Website: dahlia-restaurant.ca