Orange County Father's Day Spots
The day to celebrate and thank your dads has finally come, and what better way to celebrate than some quality time around the table. There’s a little something for every dad at these Orange County spots — from Cuban-inspired paella to an authentic Napoletana pizza, we’ve got you covered.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a meat lover's heaven. This upscale eatery serves up USDA Prime Beef broiled to perfection on a sizzling 500° plate, as well as other delicious meat and seafood options. Some menu highlights that your dad will love are the 16-ounce New York Strip, Lamb Chops, and Petit Filet & Shrimp. Ruth’s Chris also serves up mouth-water starters like Crispy Lobster Tail and Sizzling Blue Crab Cakes. Make sure to make a reservation — this refined steakhouse fills up quickly.
2901 E. Miraloma Ave., Anaheim | (714) 630-8574
For the barbecue-loving dad, try Blake’s Place. This casual Anaheim favorite features an expansive list of all BBQ bites imaginable. You can’t go wrong with the pit-smoked Meat & Rib Plate, the Pulled Pork Pile, and Tasha’s BBQ pulled pork, chopped beef brisket, and pulled chicken trio sampler. Blake’s Place also serves up small portion Baby Back Ribs for the kiddos from their children’s menu!
Beer and waffles — a beloved combo and a father favorite. Located in the bustling Anaheim Packing House, The Iron Press is the perfect spot to indulge this Father’s Day on a mind-blowing sweet or savory waffle sandwiches and an ice cold beer — they have over 30 on tap. All the guys in your family will love the Bird in Hand, made with buttermilk fried chicken, house-made gravy, and mashed potatoes and a cold one this Father’s Day.
After sweet, salty, sour, and bitter, Umami is the fifth taste — rich and savory — and boy does Umami Burger live up to that. The men in your family will love this casual, delicious eatery. Everything on the Umami Burger menu is incredible, but this Father’s Day settle your food cravings with the Manly Burger — made with beer-cheddar cheese, bacon lardons, and smoked-salt onion strings — or the Short Rib Sliders with cucumber and Thai chili pepper. Pro tip: start with the Caramelized Brussel Sprouts. To make things even better, they also have local craft beer on tap.
Habana serves up a delicious range of Cuban-inspired fare, from seafood ceviche starters to a loaded hamburger, this Costa Mesa spot is sure to wow on Father’s Day. Dine inside or al fresco and enjoy their signature Paella A La Habana or pork croquetas. With a fresh mojito in hand and a delicious meal on his plate, dad is sure to be happy.
101 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton | (714) 626-0727
Does your dad love pizza? Do you wish your family vacation was to Italy this summer, but you’re only getting as far as your backyard? Fuoco Pizzeria is the answer to your prayers. This Downtown Fullerton serves up the best, authentic Pizza Napoletana in the OC. You’ll think you were eating pizza straight from Naples with the salame piccante-layered Diavola Pizza or the Vesuvio, topped with smoked bufala mozzarella, smoked prosciutto, and basil.