5 Ways to Make Dad’s Day This Father’s Day in Orlando
Spend quality time with Dad on June 16, with festive brunches, theme-park adventures, fishing trips and golf outings the whole family will enjoy.
A Feast Fit For A King
Make Father’s Day unforgettable with a feast fit for a king! Enjoy a hearty three-course meal and flamenco entertainment at Tapa Toro. Dad will indulge on Caldo Verde, surf and turf, and a chocolate volcano. Plus, he'll get a complimentary 20oz beer. Then, take the family for a spin on the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye for vistas of the city. $28/per person! Make your reservation now!
Show Dad just how much he means with authentic Greek food, drinks & entertainment this Father’s Day! Dad eats free with family-style dinner for four or more at the lively Taverna Opa in Pointe Orlando. Plus, there are lots of other attractions on site to keep the family engaged, from bowling to bounce houses to movies. Reservations recommended.
Texas de Brazil
On Sunday, June 16 at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, select non-alcoholic beverages and choice of dessert will be included. The enticing rodizio-style dining experience is perfect for families and groups with a menu that features an expansive salad area with over 50 hot and cold selections, and a parade of meats freshly grilled the authentic gaucho way–over hot wood charcoal—and served tableside by skilled gauchos. All restaurants open at 11 a.m. for the holiday and will serve the full dinner menu and price all day. Reserve now!
Give your Super dad what he wants for Father's Day! Take him to the Ace for an awesome all-you-can-eat buffet brunch and car and bike show! The first 20 reservations get a free Ace Cafe pint glass! Attendees can also enter to win cool prizes that are sure to make Dad happy! Ace Cafe’s buffet brunch is just $21.95, and you can add on bottomless mimosas for only $12! Reservations recommended by calling 407-996-6686.
Bring your dad to Bulla Gastrobar on Father's Day weekend, where he'll be treated like the king he is! The Spanish tapas restaurant will be offering a mouthwatering special bone-in Ribeye entrée from June 14 – June 16. Additionally, during brunch and dinner on Father's Day, Bulla will be gifting dads a $20 gift card to use during their next visit. Kids can get involved with a brainteaser crossword puzzle – solve the quiz and receive complimentary churros for the table!
Canvas Restaurant & Market
Treat Dad to lunch or dinner with a view at Canvas Restaurant & Market! In addition to their regular menu, Canvas will honor the man of the hour with 2 special menu items, available from Friday to Sunday. First up is a Florida Coast Chicken Fried Shrimp with Cayenne Honey, Herb Salad and Watermelon Radish ($15), and secondly Canvas is serving up a Sterling Silver Filet Mignon (8 oz) with Heirloom Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Toy Box Tomatoes, Buttered Blue Crab and Roasted Jalapeño Béarnaise ($38). Make a reservation today!
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
Celebrate Dad with a five-star experience at Chroma. In addition to their regular menu, Chroma is celebrating Dad all weekend long by offering 2 specials: a Burger with Local Beef, Potato Bread, Cheddar, Smoked Fresno Chile Jam, Baby Iceberg, Bacon Aioli, House Fries plus a choice of Draft Beer ($16) and a Wagyu Strip with Miso Glazed Wild Mushrooms and Daikon plus a choice of Draft Beer.
The Fresh Market
The Fresh Market is elevating the grill and taking dining in with Dad to the next level with specialty Father’s Day offerings including a ready-to-cook Father’s Day meal that can now be ordered in-store or online through June 12th. The complete meal is $49.99- $59.99 (over a 25% savings compared to purchasing individually), depending on entrée selection. Or, if you really want to fill Dad’s plate, you can pick up one of The Fresh Market’s axe-shaped Tomahawk Ribeye steaks that weigh in at about three pounds. Additionally, The Fresh Market’s head meat buyer, Peter Mayes, offers tips for picking the perfect steak and why trusting your butcher is key in their latest Meet the Curators episode.
Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen
Dad wants beignets, so take him to Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen on Sunday, June 16 and he'll get a FREE beer.
Hit the Green
Disney World's Oak Trail
Sure, it’s hot out there, but if you’re willing to grin and bear it, you’ll be rewarded with the best greens fees of the year. Disney World’s Oak Trail was designed with families in mind, with a 9-hole, all-walking course with junior tees. $35 with discounts for annual pass holders and Florida residents.
In the Lake Nona area? Take Dad to Drive Shack for a fun day of eating, golfing, and gaming. Drive Shack is offering $5 beers all day long!
If you're closer to the I-Drive area, take the whole family to TopGolf for a special Father’s Day Package. Each package includes one golf bay for two hours of unlimited Topgolf play for up to six guests, and VIP check-in upon arrival; Starting at $75!
Theme Park Thrills
Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida – an all-inclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds, and encounter playful otters. If your dad is anything like the typical dad, he will want to relax on Father’s day. So help him unwind in the Wind-away River, even if the world around him never does. This waterway meanders through the park, past beaches, palm-covered walkways and rocky lagoons. Dad can relax as he drifts by a sunny island beach, through a dense tropical forest and an underwater cave. And don’t forget to treat dad to fantastic fare. Included with admission, guests at Discovery Cove can enjoy unlimited access to a fantastic selection of food and drinks all day long. From familiar fare to chef specials, all dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients and incorporate healthy elements, with daily seafood selections, salad options, and vegetarian dishes available. What’s more, ice-cold beverages, including bottled water, soft drinks, and select alcoholic beverages (for guests 21 years of age and older) are also available.
Let Dad take on Universal’s Volcano Bay. At the center of Volcano Bay water park is Krakatau, a 200-foot volcano that’s home to amazing water slides and an aqua coaster that plunges through a waterfall. Other areas of the park feature thrilling waterslides, a whitewater rafting ride plus a rafting adventure with zero-gravity hang time and, for younger children, a toddler play area and beach. One day tickets are $80/adult $75/children. Buy tickets now!
Or try Animal Kingdom’s amazing World of Avatar. Enter Pandora and totally immerse yourself in the details, including cascading waterfalls, bioluminescent rainforests and themed restaurants. Get your free FastPasses for the two major attractions, including the family-friendly Na’vi River Journey and the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage. From $99/day. Get your Disney on!
Finally, Dad can drink-around-the-world at Epcot, just make sure he has a designated driver at the end of the evening! Epcot is definitely Central Florida's best theme park for adults, with great food and drink options, cool stores with unique items, and picturesque settings.
Florida Bass Adventures
Central Florida is home to thousands (yes thousands!) of lakes, plus Florida’s largest river, the St. Johns, where Dad is sure to catch a trophy bass. Florida Bass Adventures is a group of professional guides who ensure the trip is a success. In fact, they’re so confident, they have a “no fish, no pay” guarantee. Cold drinks and fishing equipment are provided. Four-hour trip for two $300, with longer trips available.
Walt Disney World Seven Seas Lagoon
Walt Disney World also leads catch-and-release outings in the Seven Seas Lagoon and even inside the waterways of the World Showcase at Epcot. The whole family can venture out on a 21-foot pontoon boat for a two- or four-hour excursion on the water. Two-hour trips for a party of five start at $270 per boat.
Raise a Glass
Winter Park Distillery
For adult children, there are several unique and memorable places around town to toast Dad. Winter Park Distillery makes its own bourbon, rum and vodka on site. The whole family can accompany Dad on a 45-minute tour while the adults can enjoy the tastings. Next door at Bear & Peacock Brewery, you can enjoy craft beer brewed on site. Tours $11!
Corona Cigar Co.
Corona Cigar Co., with locations in Lake Mary, downtown Orlando and Restaurant Row, offers an amazing selection of cigars and liquors. Pick up a gift for Dad or take him out for an unforgettable evening with an old-fashioned cocktail from a unique drink list featuring pre-embargo rum and pre-Prohibition whiskey. Some sealed vintage items on the Historical Spirits List are as much as $3,000. It’s fun to dream, right?
Treat the terrific men in your life to a BBQ lunch buffet, FREE beer, and an outrageously funny flick at Enzian!