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Father’s Day Dining and Drinking Specials

Father’s Day Dining and Drinking Specials

Flying Dog seafood boil at Hank’s Oyster Bar (Dupont)

1624 Q St., NW

Dig into crawfish, clams, shrimp, mussels and more, along with all the salty accoutrements you’d expect at this summertime seafood boil in celebration of Father’s Day. Wash it down with two Flying Dog beers, and a toast to all the times dad’s come through for you.

When: Sunday, June 19th, 3 to 5; $35 per person.

Barbecue collaboration at Brookland’s Finest

3126 12th St., NE

The popular Sloppy Mama’s food truck teams up with brick-and-mortar Brookland’s Finest for an all-day barbecue menu starting Thursday, June 16. The lineup includes pulled pork sandwiches, crispy smoked soft-shell crabs, and St. Louis-style ribs, among other tasty treats (a la carte; $14 to $29).

When: Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19; regular restaurant hours.

Brunch buffet at Bar Civita

2609 24th St., NW

Treat pops to a hearty brunch buffet at chef Liam LaCivita’s Woodley Park eatery, with options like honey-buttered French toast or savory slow-roasted prime rib. Add bottomless bellinis to show how much you truly care.

When: Sunday, June 19, 10:30 am to 3pm; $20 per adult, $8 per child, $18 for bottomless bellinis.

Beer brunch at Volt

228 N. Market St., Frederick, Maryland

Chef Bryan Voltaggio launches a beer brunch series over Father’s Day weekend in his restaurant’s atmospheric courtyard, which will continue each month during the summer, and feature beers from different cities. To start, a four-course menu will be paired with tastes from Baltimore breweries.

When: June 18 and 19;  $45 per person; $15 for two beer tastings per course; eight-beer flights for $20.

Special Father’s Day brunch at Central 

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Dare dad to “still be hungry” after a three-course brunch with options including filet mignon steak ‘n’ eggs, duck leg confit, and fried chicken sandwiches. Bottomless cocktails come in the form of bloodies, mimosas, and bellinis. The regular brunch menu won’t be available, but dinner returns as normal at 5 pm. 

When: Sunday, June 19, 10am to 2:30pm; $45 per person, bottomless cocktails $15.

Italian steakhouse menu at Dino’s Grotto

1914 Ninth St., NW

Carnivorous dads can dig into the Italian steakhouse menu, where venison legs, boar chops, and sliced Florentine-style steak can be ordered all weekend long. Round out the meal with various sauces and sides such as duck fat-roasted potato wedges.

When: June 17 to June 19, 5 to 10 pm

Family plates at Bar Pilar

1833 14th St., NW; 202 265-1751

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Executive chef Jesse Miller introduces family-style plates meant to serve up to four diners, just in time for Father’s Day. Of course, if dad’s a voracious eater, you could order him a slab of slow-roasted pork shoulder with parker house buns, coleslaw, and hot sauce all to himself.

When: Regular dinner hours; $32 for the pork shoulder, $43 for beef brisket.

Country music and barbecue at Hill Country DC

410 Seventh St., NW

Hill Country barbecue market may already be much-loved by dads for its Texan-style beef shoulder clod and jalapeño cheese sausage offerings, but they also have a reputation for hosting big-name musicians in casual, intimate shows you’d rarely catch elsewhere. Case in point: this Father’s Day musician Jason Eady, whose fifth album Daylight/Dark was ranked #25 by the American Music Association, will be playing at Hill Country’s DC location for a $10 door cover.

When: Sunday June 19, 8pm; $10

Seafood brunch with bourbon at Fyve restaurant

1250 South Hayes St., Arlington, Virginia

For this “Gone Fishin’” brunch at the Pentagon City location of the Ritz-Carlton, a fresh catch landing on dad’s plate is guaranteed. Sip on bourbon specials while the kids are occupied making gifts at a hosted Father’s Day workshop. On the way out, dads will receive a grill spice rub from chef Sriram Hariharan, so they can relieve the flavors for cookouts to come.

When: Sunday, June 19, 11:30am-2:30pm; $55 for adults, $28 for children $12 and under

Fine wine and fine jazz at Elk Run Winery

15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, Maryland

Already in its fifth year, the Father’s Day fine wine and fine jazz celebration will once again showcase notable jazz musicians from the area (including talents such as bassist and guitarist Josh Bayor, a professor of music at American University). Local meat and cheese vendors will be on hand for snacking, and Elk Run will be providing tastings of several of its Gold Medal-award-winning labels. The two-day festival will be held on the rolling acres of Cold Friday vineyard across from Elk Run.

When: Friday June 18th and Saturday June 19, 12-6pm; $22 advance tickets, $25 at the door

Eat in or pre-order takeout at Maketto

1351 H St., NE

This is no ordinary takeout we are suggesting you surprise dad with for Father’s Day: a cumin lamb shoulder with bao buns serves four to six and an “all business ramen kit” comes stacked with roasted pork belly, poached eggs, spinach, potatoes and scallion. Or, to go extra-fancy and make reservations for the indulgent six course eat-in dinner from chefs James Wozniuk and Johnny Spero.

When: Seatings for dinner Sunday, June 18 at 5:30 and 7:30pm; tickets $120 including pairings; takeout prices vary


Assistant Editor

Hayley is an Assistant Editor at Washingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. She currently resides in Bloomingdale. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.