Father’s Day is around the corner, but there is plenty of time to pick up a fun gift, make a reservation or take advantage of deals at area businesses to celebrate that special Dad in your life. For a comprehensive list of area restaurants offering Father’s Day Brunch, visit Opentable.com here and book your reservation. If a round of golf is more his speed, be sure to check out area golf course conditions at Orlando Golf Conditions.com before heading out.
Make it a Father’s Day weekend and get a jump on the celebration- Saturday, June 14th there is a Father’s Day Scotch, Whisky & Bourbon Tasting at Vines Wines & Spirits located at 7585 W.Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819. The tasting is $10 per ticket and Dad will be sampling Macallan, Highland Park, Nikka, Glenfiddich, Stagg Jr, Buffalo Trace and many more quality spirits. I’ve compiled an extensive list of Dad-worthy gift suggestions, Father’s Day sales, promotions and freebies over the past few weeks to treat Dad like a king, at any price-point.
Father’s Day Gifts
4 Rivers Smokehouse Brisket Candle: A unique, soy-based candle by Chef John Rivers. Each candle is handcrafted in small batches with great attention to detail to create the perfect blend of smoked brisket and aged hickory. 4 Rivers Smokehouse’s 18-Hour Smoked Angus Brisket is also available for mail-order. Candle burns approx.17 hours. Available online for $16.95
Amazon.com: $20 off $100 purchase with code DAD20CLT.
Amazon.com: Kindle, tablets and other electronic special deals and sales
Carmel Cafe: With every $50 Gift Card purchase, receive a $10 Bonus Card.
Cavallari Gourmet: Steak and grilling specials, including Certified Piedmontese Beef Sliders 2 oz. Buy a 12-pack for only $1 each slider. Shaved, paper-thin NY Strip for Philly Cheese Steak- $12.99 pound. Extended Summer Hours Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 7:00pm.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress: Rates Start at $149 per night. Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day weekend getaway Grand Cypress provides the perfect setting to treat dad to a weekend of poolside relaxation or 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf. Resort golf packages and Florida resident rates are available now through Dec. 31, 2014.
Longhorn Steakhouse With every $50 Gift Card purchase, receive a $10 bonus card for use on your next visit.
Matthew Michael’s Experience: Offering a Father’s Day Package: Includes, Aveda grooming kit, cut and syle, hand & scalp massage, eyebrow grooming. Retail value of $80, now available for $60 through 6/15/2014
Olive Garden: Receive a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased. Promotion is available through June 29. Bonus cards can be redeemed June 30 through August 10, 2014.
Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park has items from Jane’s Short and Sweet dipped shortbread to the famous chocolate covered bacon and special Father’s Day chocolate items. Wine and craft beer is onsite and available to dip in chocolate for a unique gift, call 407-644-3200 to place your order or stop by their shop.
The COOP in Winter Park: Limited-time Only Dessert from Sweetie Pies: Bourbon Pecan Pie- a pecan pie with a southern classic kick of bourbon in a rich flaky crust. $7.50
Tim’s Wine Market: Explorers Club Father’s Day Gift Pack $58 (3 reds, 1 white wine) a $75 value. New World Red Club Father’s Day Gift Pack $78 (4 red wines) a $98 value. Shipping is available for an additional fee, prices do not include sales tax.
The Spice and Tea Exchange in Winter Park: Has all the grilling essentials for your pit-master Dad and has great recipes available online.
Visa gift card: Save $10 on a $50 gift card at Publix WITH a $50 grocery purchase, coupon is available at the service desk. Offer expires June 16, 2014.
Father’s Day Meal Deals
Bleu 42 in Oviedo is serving a House Smoked Prime Rib dinner, served with twice baked potatoes and a side salad for $17.00.
Hamilton’s Kitchen at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park - Father’s Day Surf & Turf Special: Grilled Steak, Butter Poached Lobster Tail, Asparagus, Mash Potato, Sauce Hollandaise $35.00.
IKEA: Father’s Day Brunch Buffet 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM, $12.99 adults / $4.99 children (12 and under) Purchase tickets in advance, Buffet is all-you-can-eat, with a select menu. Menu details here.
Olive Garden: Treat dad to a 2 for $25 deal at Olive Garden! Start with freshly baked breadsticks and choice of unlimited homemade soup or garden-fresh salad.Choose two entrees from five options: Shrimp Mezzaluna, Chicken Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, Ravioli di Portobello, Spaghetti with Italian Sausage. Share a dessert: choose two mini Dolcini, Black Tie Mousse Cake, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu
Pollo Tropical: Buy-one-get-one free quarter chicken meal with two sides by texting DAD to 52198 for a code to show at the register on Sunday.
Taverna Opa: Dad gets a complimentary meal with the purchase of any family-style dinner. Celebrate together as you watch live belly dancers and savor true Greek and Mediterranean dishes, such as the Chilean Sea bass for seafood lovers, grilled with garlic, dill, and lemon-orange zest and served with wild greens and rice. Or perhaps the Lamb chops marinated with fresh herbs and garlic, and served with lemon potatoes and yiayia vegetables.
The Palm Restaurant: Enjoy a 22 oz Tbone for Father’s Day for the special price of $49.00 and is also offering their Lobster Surf & Turf for two for $99.00
Yuki Hana Japanese Fusion: Special Father’s Day Menu served along with regular dinner menu for Father’s Day weekend. These special items are available for a limited time. Tasting (appetizer): 1) Waygu Tartar with Uni $22.00) 2) Oxtail Taco with Guchujiang, served with homemade pickled vegetables ($12.00) 3) Geoduck Carppaccio with fresh wasabi sauce and yuzu salsa ($20.00) Special Entrees: 1) Lobster stuffed Angust NY strip, spinach cream sauce, cream corn ($30.00) 2) Aquarium sushi and sashimi ($30.00). Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake, with candied bacon and salted caramel ice cream ($8.00).
Father’s Day Freebies
Bistro on Park: Join their email list for Dad to received a Free Bloody Mary or Mimosa, one offer per entree purchase.
Carmel Cafe Dine on Father’s Day and Dad gets a $10 Carmel Cafe Bonus Card to use on their next visit.
Chianti’s Pizza & Pasta, in Sanford: Enjoy a Free bottle of Chianti with every two entrees purchased.
Cocina 214 in Winter Park is offering Dad a free draft beer OR dessert of his choice, with meal purchase. Open 11AM-9PM and serving brunch.
Fleming’s Steakhouse: Fleming’s Father’s Day Brunch is $39.95, All Dad’s will be given a $25 Fleming’s Dining Card for a future visit. Details here.
First Watch Daytime Cafe: Free bottle of maple syrup for Dads at the Father’s day brunch.
Kasa Restaurant downtown is hosting their $35 Brunch 11-4, and giving Free Whiskey for Dad with a reservation. http://www.kasarestaurant.com/specials.html
Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park is offering a FREE CHOCOLATE BAR (Milk or Dark) to the first 50 Dad’s who visit their Park Avenue location and check in via Facebook, Foursquare or Yelp OR post a pic of Dad in the shop and post Instagram.
Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly is offering a free Kid’s Cupcake Deco Kit with every 1 dozen minis ordered in advance. Kid’s Cupcake Deco Kit includes includes two mini cupcakes, Father’s Day themed decorations & a butter cream. FREE Kit with each advance purchase of a dozen mini cupcakes at regular price for pickup/delivery from June 10-15, 2014.
Texas de Brazil: Make a reservation for Sunday and bring this coupon for Dads who dine, which entitles Dad to receive a free meal on a return visit.
Tijuana Flats (All area locations) One Free beer AND One Taco for Dad on Father’s Day, Sunday June 15th, 2014.
Father’s Day Contest
If you are handy with a smartphone, Lucky Buddha Beer wants to see a throwback or current photo of your Dad in their #LuckyBadassDad contest by tagging with the hashtag #LuckyBadassDad to @Luckybuddhabeer on Twitter/Instagram or by posting to the Lucky Buddha facebook entry form here starting Thursday, June 12th through Sunday, June 15, 2014. Winner will be announced Wednesday, June 18th, 2014. Photos will be judged by their creativity and originality, the winner receives a prize including tickets to a local sporting event, with an approx retail value of $500.