12 Places in the Philadelphia Suburbs to Dine this Father’s Day
Treat dad to an unforgettable meal at one of these local restaurants.
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This Downingtown mainstay, which was recently renovated, is offering two specials for Father’s Day—grilled filet mignon and Maryland crab cake with remoulade sauce or herb crusted swordfish with mango and sweet peppers salsa. The standard menu, with its selection of pizzas, salads and pastas, will also be available. Bonus: Father’s get a complimentary cocktail and both indoor and al fresco dining is available.
78 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 873-5544.
Read our review of Anthony’s Cucina Fresca here.
Discover Brick and Brew’s newest location in Malvern and experience a dad-approved menu that includes fried pickles, deviled eggs, wild boar sliders and a bevy of sharable wood-fired pizzas. Hard-to-find whiskies and bourbons, plus classic craft cocktails and 14 taps give him plenty to sip, too.
400 E. King St., Malvern, (484) 320-8688. Also located in Havertown and Media.
Take a look inside Brick and Brew's new Malvern location here.
For Father’s Day, this upscale hotspot is serving a full dinner menu of seafood-centric classics that include the oyster bar, bisques, chowders, lobster, crab and a distinct selection of bass, salmon, sole, halibut and snapper. The acclaimed wine list and unique craft cocktails are sure to wow, too.
670 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, (610) 337-7823.
Read our review of Eddie V’s here.
Executive chef (Frankie Ramirez promises to elevate the brunch experience this Father’s Day. Look for a buffet that touts both carving and shrimp cocktail stations, fresh fruit, buttermilk pancakes, Brioche French toast, red crab frittata, Swiss and ham quiche, smoked salmon platters, coconut açai bowls and other scrumptious choices, which pair perfectly with bottomless mimosas.
915 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (484) 381-0268.
Read our review of Enoteca Tredici here.
This hip Newtown Square spot is hosting an exclusive Father's Day buffet menu from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Seasonal fruit, yogurt and granola are on offer to start, while omelettes, plus carving and raw bar stations offer a diverse selection. Delectable main dishes include the likes of baby back ribs, roasted salmon and organic rotisserie chicken. Stylish and casual, dine indoors or opt for al fresco dining on the chic and spacious covered patio.
3739 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (484) 428-3093.
Read more about Firepoint Grill here.
From June 14-16, Fleming’s executive chef, Hugo Martinz, will be serving a special three-course menu in celebration of Father’s Day. Look for a 35-ounce prime tomahawk and colossal North Atlantic lobster. Or hold out until Father’s Day for a signature three-course brunch with bisques, bennies and a butcher's bloody Mary.
555 E. Lancaster Ave., Radnor, (610) 688-9463.
Rotating blackboard specials are part of what make this Havertown restaurant unique. The humble corner neighborhood eatery is on-point for Father’s Day with a menu of breakfast tacos, avocado toast, blueberry ricotta pancakes and a veggie scramble. Plus, father’s can imbibe on a complimentary cup of fresh-roasted La Colombe coffee.
1 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, (610) 446-1234.
Glen Mills’ newest restaurant, La Fava, is offering dinner and a show from 4-7 p.m. on Father’s Day. Crooner Rich DeSimone will perform the sounds of Frank Sinatra while diners indulge in a three-course Mediterranean fusion meal that includes selections of meatballs, chicken Parmesan and decadent desserts. Hard to find wines and incredibly adept craft cocktails make this the perfect night out for the man-of-the-hour.
1102 Baltimore Pike, Suite 101, Glen Mills, (484) 840-8603.
Owner Khadijah Bush promises a special Father’s Day buffet brunch (with a free cup of java for dad) at this off-the-beaten-path BYOB. Indulge in the authentic soul-food inspired menu by executive chef Aziza Young, which features her signature shrimp and grits, fried chicken, Belgian waffles and fried catfish.
1531 W. Wynnewood Road, Ardmore, (484) 413-2779.
Read our review of Lavi BYOB here.
Options abound at the elegant Radnor Hotel, which offers its award-winning champagne Sunday brunch buffet, complete with seafood, carving stations and omelettes. Or, opt for a more leisurely outdoor lunch or dinner at the Glenmorgan Bar & Grill, which has a petite filet mignon, grilled meatloaf and a killer burger that are sure to please his palette.
591 E. Lancaster Ave., Saint Davids, (610) 341-3188.
For local beer-loving dads who enjoy hanging out on a country farm, head to Levante's recently-opened pop-up beer garden at Highland Orchards. The Road Rancher food truck, which has exceptional burgers and hot dogs, is scheduled to be on-site for Father’s Day, along with a great lineup of Levante beers, including Death By Cloudy Triple New England IPA, Honeycomb Tide and King of Donuts Pastry Stout.
1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester, (610) 269-3494.
Stroll the streets of Manayunk and discover chef Moon Krapugthong’s intimate Yanako (now located next to her famous Chabba Thai). Dads can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner of spicy tuna rice crisps, chu chee soft shell crab, green curry grilled salmon and steak teriyaki. The regular menu of sushi, sashimi, tempura and other Japanese-inspired dishes like yakitori (chicken skewers), yakisoba (buckwheat noodles) and teriyaki (chicken, tofu and salmon) will also be available. Bonus: Fathers receive a complimentary glass of sake.
4345 Main St., Manayunk, (267) 297-8151.