10 Places to Dine with Dad for Father's Day - West Coast Food

By Sonu Purhar

Move over, Mothers – it’s Dad’s time to shine! Father’s Day is coming up Sunday, June 16, and what better way to tip your hat to the man who taught you how to start a campfire, change a tire, hit a baseball, cook a meal, or shave your beard? What about the man who boasts about you at the office, even though you’re a grown-up, too? Or the man who danced with you at your wedding, even though he hates (like, really hates) dancing? Whatever your relationship with your dad, seize the day – Father’s Day, that is – to show him that he’s appreciated, too; and when the cheque comes, take pride in pulling out your wallet and saying, “Don’t worry, Dad – I’ve got this.”

For the dad who secretly adores mimosas: The Taphouse Coquitlam

405 North Road #2, Coquitlam

Weekend brunch here will satisfy all taste buds with savoury options like fried chicken bumping heads with sinfully sweet French toast. Dads who like a bit of spice will adore the fiery breakfast tacos, adorned with just enough Mexican red chili sauce to make your tongue sing. But the real draw is the group mimosa, perfect for toasting Pops: just $22 for a pitcher of sparkling orange goodness, you can while away breakfast reliving his (and your) childhood. (Also, pro tip: if you share a photo of your meal on social and tag the restaurant, they’ll take 50 percent off your next bill!)


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For the history buff dad: Paddlewheel Riverboat Brunch or BBQ

810 Quayside Drive #150, New Westminster

Give Dad an educational experience with a morning or evening meal aboard a historic riverboat! Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours is offering Dad’s Day brunch (11:30am to 2pm) and BBQ (5pm to 7:30pm) aboard its authentic replica of the paddlewheelers that crossed the Fraser River between the 1850s and 1920s. The experience is priced at $59.95 per adult, and $29.95 per child (children five years old and under are admitted free). Keep an eye on the site for menu details.

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For the dad who likes (short) road trips: Olive & Anchor

6418 Bay Street, Vancouver’s North Shore

Pick up dad (or let him drive) and take the 30-minute scenic spin to Horseshoe Bay, where you’ll find Olive & Anchor idyllically situated along the harbour. Treat dad to a micro-brewed beer and a heaping helping of yummy breakfast: try the grilled cheese with tomato and gin soup, topped with fried egg, smoked bacon and spinach; or the panko-crusted crab cake benny with avocado and creamy hollandaise. Note: the restaurant is closed Sundays, so head out on Saturday instead and revel in sidestepping the bustling Dad’s Day crowd.


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For the dad who’s king of his castle: Seasons in the Park

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

Situated in postcard-pretty Queen Elizabeth Park, Seasons in the Park boasts stunning views of lush forest, colourful gardens and downtown Vancouver’s glittering skyline that can be enjoyed from the window-wrapped dining room or cozy patio. Dad can tuck into a hearty dinner of slow-roasted prime rib and Yorkshire pudding with soup or salad, topped off with decadent chocolate cake or sunburnt lemon pie – all for just $42.50 per person. Don’t forget to snap selfies so Dad has a souvenir of his favourite Father’s Day yet.

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For the dad who prefers to be pampered: S+L

Various locations

Dad will feel like a king on his big day, thanks to S+L’s stellar Father’s Day promotion: a complimentary brunch special: eggs, bacon or sausage, toast and home fries paired with a refreshing bevvie. S+L’s South Surrey location will also host a special BBQ brunch – watch the website for menu details.


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For the dad who golfs: Mr. A’s Patio Restaurant

21025 48 Avenue, Langley City

Newlands Golf & Country Club is paradise for links fans with two sprawling courses, both featuring majestic views of Golden Ears Mountains–and the onsite 250-seat restaurant offers prime seats overlooking the green. Sunday’s brunch buffet is truly magnificent: you and Dad can gorge on waffles, pancakes, bennies, bacon, sausages, ham… By the time you roll out the door, you’ll be looking forward to a couple hours working it off on the course.

For the dad with a sweet tooth: Fry’s Corner Beestro

7480 176 Street, Surrey

Is your dad the bees’ knees? Part of the Honeybee Centre, Fry’s greenhouse dining room offers a cozy space to indulge in honey-infused treats. Bee-reakfast offers savoury sandwiches, but the real draw is baked goods like honeycomb scones served with Devonshire cream; spiced honey caramel cake with vanilla ice cream; and honey cheesecake adorned by seasonal fruit. Afterward, stroll the grounds to learn everything you ever wanted to know about honeybees (and be prepared for a barrage of bee-themed dad jokes – bee-lieve us!).

For the dad who enjoys all-day outings: Buck & Ear Bar & Grill

12111 Third Avenue, Richmond

This casual pub features two patios perfect for soaking in the summer sun while noshing on classics like bacon and eggs, huevos rancheros and waffles. Afterward, you’re perfectly placed in historic Steveston to take dad on a jaunt to the cannery and fishing docks; you can even bring a baseball and a couple of mitts, and throw a few in Garry Point Park for old time’s sake. Trust us: after so much bonding time with you, Dad will be proclaiming 2019 the best Father’s Day ever.

For the Dad who appreciates eclectic cuisine: Verandah Café by the Beach

15782 Marine Drive, White Rock

Dishing up Indian-inspired dishes, this cute café showcases sweeping views of Semiahmoo Bay. Soak in the sun while indulging in flavourful mango lentil curry or beer-and-biryani, then wander along the White Rock Pier to cap off Dad’s perfect day.

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For the dad who golfs, part II: Rogues Bar & Grill

3251 Plateau Blvd, Coquitlam

Why do so many dads like golf so much? We have a feeling it has something to do with the tasty food cooked up at golf courses, and Rogues is no exception. The restaurant’s flavour-packed brunch includes a signature skillet with chorizo sausage, bacon, veggies and eggs layered under a gooey canopy of melted cheese – need we go on? Top off your meal with a Caesar, then hit the links so Dad can show off his handicap.


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