Vancouver Food Options for Father’s Day 2023

Photo: The Sandbar

It’s time to start thinking about where to celebrate Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18, 2023). Vancouver restaurants have plenty of tasty options, ranging from seafood boils to barbecue spreads, to show your appreciation for the dad(s) in your life.

Below is a selection of establishments offering Father’s Day specials or food options that would be ideal for marking the occasion.


Photo: Glowbal

Glowbal is bringing back their popular buffet brunch ($85 per adult, $30 for children 2-12) for Father’s Day. You can look forward to an array of delicious hot, cold, and sweet selections. Start with the chilled seafood buffet, which includes snow crab, a jumbo prawn cocktail tower, and a smoked salmon platter, before moving on to cold items, such as a charcuterie and cheese platter, yogurt parfaits, and fresh fruit. You’ll find breakfast favourites such as braised beef short rib eggs benedicts, double smoked bacon, and waffles, as well as hot items like barbecued pork ribs, Glowbal’s signature spaghetti and meatballs, and crunchy chicken wings. Head to two chef attended stations for omelets and prime beef striploin with chimichurri and gravy. And make sure to save room for their dessert bar with temptations like tiramisu cups and black forest cake. The restaurant is also featuring a 54oz tomahawk steak with prawns, truffle fries, and bourbon cream sauce ($199) for Father’s Day dinner.


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The Fairmont Vancouver Airport’s restaurant, Globe@YVR, is featuring two Father’s Day meal options. The first is a Bourbon and BBQ Lunch ($65 per adult with 2 person minimum, $30 for kids), which comes with a BBQ tower for two, paired with smoked and barrel-aged bourbon cocktails. The other option is a three-course Surf and Turf dinner ($119 per person), which begins with crab cakes, before moving on to a 6 oz Silver Sterling beef tenderloin with a half lobster tail and finally a sinful chocolate cake. There will be child-friendly menu items, and kids five and under dine free if they’re with an adult who orders a main.

ARC Restaurant

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ARC at The Fairmont Waterfront has become well known for their all-inclusive brunches ($65). Come with a hearty appetite since there will be no shortage of food. You can start with a more virtuous green smoothie before digging into classic and inventive breakfast dishes such as smoked salmon benedicts, short rib fried rice, smashed avocado toast, and jerk fried chicken waffles with pineapple jalapeño salsa. From 2:30pm onwards, they’re serving Father’s Day BBQ baby back ribs ($52 per person).

Dockside Restaurant

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Dockside Restaurant is putting out the full spread for Father’s Day with a Bottomless Brunch ($69 per person; $34.50 per child). Start with items such as avocado toast before having classic breakfast dishes like stuffed French toast and a classic eggs Benny. Handhelds on offer include a breakfast sandwich and croque monsieur. In the evening, the restaurant will have a Father’s Day steak dinner special ($65 per person), which begins with wagyu beef carpaccio or house-cured smoked salmon rillettes; and then features an 8oz filet mignon with potato rösti, asparagus, and truffle compound butter before finishing with tiramisu.

The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

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The Sandbar on beautiful Granville Island features a Sunday Night Seafood Boil (Sundays from 4pm), which would be lovely as a Father’s Day treat. Each portion for two people ($99) comes with two lobster tails, jumbo prawns, a pound of mussels and clams, Old Bay broth, andouille sausage, potatoes, and local corn on the cob. Expect a seafood bounty!

Seasons in the Park

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A prime rib dinner and Father’s Day are a great match. Every Sunday, Seasons in the Park offers their prime rib special ($39), which comes with prime rib, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonable vegetables, and horseradish. Sister restaurant Cardero’s will also have slow roasted prime rib with Yorkshire pudding ($42).

Black + Blue

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Black + Blue loves their Prime Rib Sundays, which entails a three-course meal ($59). The dinner begins with Caesar salad, with the main event being 12 oz of Northern Gold slow-roasted prime rib served with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. Butter cake completes your evening.


Photo: Riley’s

Riley’s has come up with three decadent Father’s Day features: duxelles salmon Wellington with Osciètre caviar béarnaise and asparagus ($55); a big cut roast prime rib with twice baked potato, sour cream, and bacon ($58); and a 35oz grilled porterhouse with truffle mash, garlic prawns, and red wine jus ($245).

Parq Vancouver

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BC Kitchen at Parq Vancouver is featuring a prime rib special ($25.95) for dinner June 16 to 18. It comes with crispy potatoes, mixed veggies, jus, and Yorkshire pudding. And you get a drink with it. Molson Canadian beer will be $6 at Centre Bar on Father’s Day.

Milltown Bar & Grill

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For a more casual prime rib option, Milltown Bar & Grill features Sunday Night Prime Rib (you can also do take out). The reasonably priced meal ($25) gets you and your dad(s) 8oz of prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, and vegetables, with an option to add horseradish and an extra pudding.

The Flying Pig

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For truly comforting food for Dad(s), look no further than The Flying Pig. For Father’s Day, they will offer a selection of cuts (e.g., 16oz AAA ribeye for $65, 14oz pork chop for $34, and grilled half chicken for $28), all with a brandy peppercorn sauce. You get to choose two sides, such as wild mushroom risotto and creamed spinach, with the protein.

Belgard Kitchen

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Dads who are craft beer or wine enthusiasts will adore a meal at The Belgard Kitchen, situated in the Settlement Building, which also houses Vancouver Urban Winery, Van Urban Cider, and Van Urban Beer Co. They have a lovely “Best of Belgard” three-course menu ($55), which begins with an amuse and then a choice between beets done three ways with goat cheese and candied walnuts, bison tartare, and mushroom and bacon toast. The next course is osso bucco, yam gnocchi, pan seared steelhead with beer and barley risotto, or scallop risotto. And finally, dessert options are salted caramel cheesecake, black cardamom chocolate cake, or sorbet. Wine pairings are available for each course.

Italian Kitchen

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In addition to a special Father’s Day brunch menu, Italian Kitchen will serve delicious table side options: a 2 pound Atlantic lobster cacio e pepe ($109); a 20oz cowboy ribeye with torchio pomodoro pasta ($115); and tiramisu ($24).

Five Sails

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With gorgeous views, enjoy a three-course menu for two ($135 per person, minimum 2 people) on Father’s Day at Five Sails. The meal starts with a choice between rocket and parmesan or tomato burrata salad. Then, you can sup on chateaubriand for two with grilled asparagus, beer battered onion rings, pomme purée, and truffle jus. Dessert will be Basque cheesecake with whiskey caramel.

H2 Kitchen + Bar

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Located in The Westin Bayshore in Coal Harbour, H2 Kitchen + Bar has a Sunday Supper Series that Dad is sure to enjoy. They’re serving slow-smoked certified Angus beef ribs with buttermilk mashed red-skinned potatoes with market vegetables. It’s available à la carte ($42 per person) or served family-style ($165) with 4-bone beef racks, Caesar salad, mash, and veggies.

Reflections Terrace

Photo: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Located on the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s fourth floor, Reflections Terrace is a gorgeous and relaxing setting for marking Father’s Day. This year, they’re hosting a brunch with a barbecue-inspired menu. Pair your meal with one of their well-crafted cocktails, like the Smoky Sunday with Los Siete Misterios mezcal, fresh pineapple juice, Fresno pineapple syrup, fresh lime juice, egg white, and fire water.

Fable Diner, Fable Diner & Bar, and Fable Kitchen

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Both Fable Diner and Fable Diner & Bar will have a special Prohibition Brunch on Father’s Day ($29 per person). This great deal comes with a warm drink (tea/coffee); a brunch bevy (e.g., mimosa, Caesar, Bees Knees, juice, cocktail); a savoury baked good with butter; a main of your choice (a selection of eggs Bennies, All Day Breakfast, avocado super food toast, smoked salmon bagel, buttermilk waffles, or chef’s feature); and a baked treat to close your brunch. Meanwhile, Fable Kitchen in Kits will host their own Father’s Day brunch ($29 per person), which features a savoury baked good; a bevy; a main of your choice (veggie or pork belly eggs Benny; Fable Breakfast); and a dessert.

Rosie’s BBQ at Nat Bailey Stadium and Batch Vancouver

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Catch the Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium with Dad and relish some local BBQ before or after the game. You’ll find Rosie’s BBQ (with Hank the Smoker) at Nat Bailey Stadium Saturday, June 17 from 11am to 5pm. They’ll also be at Batch Vancouver at the Plaza of Nations on Sunday, June 18 from noon to 8pm for pick-up or dining on the patio. In addition to their regular menu, they’ll be serving platters for family-style sharing. The Texas Trinity Platter ($28 per person) comes with a rack of ribs, ¾ lb of 4AM brisket, three sausage links, as well as sides such as coleslaw, cornbread, and smoked mac ‘n’ cheese. Meanwhile, the Whole Brisket Meal (8-10 people, $250 for pre-order only), features a 5-7 lb whole 4AM brisket, 2 loaves of cornbread, and sides (smoked mac ‘n’ cheese, coleslaw, BBQ roastedpotatoes, and Kool-Aid pickles). There will also be a Dad Burger ($19), which is smoked and seared and topped with Texas Burger sauce, pickles, onions, and 4AM brisket. Preordering is recommended.

Food Stock 2023

Photo: Foodstock 2023

If your Dad wants a livelier Father’s Day experience, consider attending Foodstock 2023 ($30 tickets), a fundraiser on June 18, 2023, for The Greater Vancouver Food Bank at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. Beverage companies in attendance include Luppolo Brewing, Pacific Breeze Winery, and Twin Sails Brewing, with food options such as Ay! Mamacita, Burgerholic, and The Candy Curio. There will be games such as Giant Jenga and performances by artists such as Dani Camacho and Said the Whale.

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