He’s not going to tell you what he really wants, but if we know dads, the answer is bourbon and to be left alone! But we aren't going to do that are we, no we want to celebrate dad and all he does for us day in and day out. Truth is, even though they might gripe a little if they are anything like mine, once you get them to where you want them to go they always have a great time! If your dad appreciates good food and a good time with his family we have the perfect list of 25 top restaurants in Tampa serving up something special for Father's Day 2017.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood 

Located in the Westshore District across from International Plaza and Bay Street Eddie V's is open for dinner Father's Day from 4 pm to 10 pm. Every dad will love Eddie V's menu selections and cocktail list. Below is Eddie V's beloved Smoked Old Fashioned,

4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa FL Phone 813-877-7290

Father's Day BBQ at 3 Daughters Brewing

In South St. Pete celebrate with Dad enjoying craft beer, games, music and much more. Though not a restaurant when they do break out the BBQ it is righteous! This is a FREE neighborhood BBQ and you're invited! A great choice if you have little ones with loads of energy.

222 22nd St South, Saint Petersburg FL, Phone 727-495-6002

Besito Mexican Restaurant

In South Tampa in the Westshore District Besito means little kiss, honor dad hacienda style this year with fresh ingredients, and authentic Mexican cuisine. Besito delivers on all cylinders! Open for Lunch and Dinner Father's Day, check the Besito menus.

250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa FL Phone 813-287-4800

Beach Bar & Restaurant

Does your father love the beach, a casual, contemporary, laid back atmosphere serving great food? Beach then is the place to treat Dad on the 18th! Let Executive Chef Joe Garcia delight you and your dad this Father's Day. Found on Courtney Campbell Causeway this is a great restaurant and easily accessible from both sides of Tampa Bay. 

7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL Phone (813) 281-0566


Datz makes food that is delicious, approachable, and fun. Expect quality ingredients, great service and creative food with a twist. Datz is something different. Think modern American comfort food. This year at Datz they will be giving away a bottle of their Datz-A-Mary Bloody Mary mix to Dads dining Father's Day from 8:30 am to 8 pm when you can order breakfast, lunch or dinner items from Datz extensive menu. One of several Bloodies you can order Datz-A-Mary's are consistently that good!

2616 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa FL Phone 813-831-7000

Oxford Exchange

Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or even an afternoon tea with delicious omelets, sandwiches, fresh fruits, salads and much more just outside Downtown Tampa across from the University of Tampa and the Henry B Plant Museum.  At 1 pm celebrate Father’s Day with a special presentation and discussion by acclaimed biographer Mary Dearborn about Ernest Hemingway. Mary, author of “Ernest Hemingway,” the first full biography of his life and work in more than fifteen years will discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning man we know as 'Papa', his desires and demons. Hemingway-inspired cocktails will be available for purchase.Dine in the restaurant or conservatory shown below before or after the chat to conclude the perfect day.

420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa FL Phone 813-253-0222

Father's Day Brunch | Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

On the water in historic old Safety Harbor treat Dad to a fabulous Father's Day Brunch with live music and a free Mimosa for $39.95 Adults, $14.95 Children 10 and under.

105 N. Bayshore Dr., Safety Harbor FL, 34695. Phone 727-726-1161

Fathers Day Brunch | LBC Palm Harbor

During Father's Day Brunch at LBC Tap - Tavern - Kitchen in Palm Harbor dad's can choose a FREE beer from over 99 different beers with a spectacular brunch including all his favorites including a raw bar spilling over with crab legs and freshly shucked oysters. Call 727-301-3527 to make your reservations today. See LBC's extended menu.

35631 US Highway 19 N (Alderman & Us 19), Palm Harbor FL, 34684. Phone (727) 201-3527

Sacred Pepper

At Sacred Pepper, everything that happens around the table is considered sacred making this the perfect place to celebrate with fine cuisine that won't beat up your wallet! Open for dinner Father's Day in Tampa, allow Candy DiBartolo and her team craft the perfect dinner for your dad. Open 4:00 - 10 pm, reservations are recommended.

Celebrate Father's Day at Boca!

Give Dad the gift of delicious farm-to-table fare this Father's Day with two tasty specials created with dad in mind, a 16oz bone-in ribeye and Surf n Turf. Hit up Boca at either the Boca South Tampa location or Boca Kitchen Bar and Market Brandon restaurant. 

901 W. Platt St., Tampa FL, 33606. Phone (813) 254-7070

Father's Day Brunch and Dinner Cruise

Give Dad a break from the grilling this weekend and take him out on the water to celebrate! Enjoy Father’s Day in Tampa on the bay relaxing during a brunch or dinner cruise on the Yacht StarShip. Early Cruise boards at 10:30 am departing at 11:00 am and returns at  1:00 pm. The late boarding is at 2:00 and returns at 4:30. Adults are $49.95, children $29.95.A cash bar will be available during both cruises. The dress is resort casual, no flip flops, tank tops or anything ripped or torn.

603 Channelside Dr, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-223-7999

O Cocina and Flights

Always a treat no matter the celebration, surprise dad this year with upscale Mexican fare in the place South Tampa goes to unwind. Check out the O'Cocina menu including brunch.

4110 Henderson Blvd, Tampa FL Phone (813) 289-0649

Seasons 52

-Not just on dad's day but all this month head to Season's 52 for their $45 per person 4-course dinner and upgrade the experience with paired wines at $7 a glass. Each course you are given several choices like Blackened Steak and Blue Cheese Flatbread, Seasonal Spinach Salad, Fresh Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon and mini indulgence desserts. Try the Markham Chardonnay or King Estate Pinot Gris if you like whites, or Kim Crawford Pinot Noir or Catena Vista Flores Malbec if you prefer reds.

204 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL Phone 813-286-1152

Waterside Grill

Enjoy American favorites from one of Downtown Tampa's favorite waterfront grills! Dine in a relaxed setting, perfect for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner this Father's Day where dad can enjoy fresh seafood, prime steaks, expertly crafted cocktails and decadent desserts on Tampa's Riverwalk.

700 S Florida Ave., Tampa FL Phone (813) 221-4900

Champions Sports Bar & Grille

Inside Tampa's premier hotel Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in downtown Tampa, this HUGE Tampa sports bar offers local craft beers and the best pub food I've had anywhere. Their bread is scratch-made, in-house, their Cuban is arguably the best I've ever had. If you've not yet tried Champions, consider taking dad this Father's Day. It is a treat! (Open for lunch and dinner Father's Day)

700 S Florida Ave., Tampa FL Phone 813-221-4900

The Vinoy Renaissance - St. Petersburg

Escape to The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club and choose from five acclaimed restaurants Father's Day. Regale dad in the history of this enchanted old building, restored to perfection. Sip cocktails on the veranda then head into Marchand's for brunch.

501 5th Ave NE, Saint Petersburg FL Phone (727) 894-1000

Brews & BBQ Father's Day Celebration

Celebrate Father's Day with two things Dad's love: brews and barbecue, all poolside and with live entertainment.

400 Treasure Island Cswy, Treasure Island FL, 33706. Phone (727) 367-4511

Cassis American Brasserie Beach Party

Across from the Marina in Downtown St. Pete at Cassis, you find affordable continental comfort cuisine in the tradition of a European brasserie. Celebrate Father's Day were they will be bringing the beach to Cassis. Yes, you read that right, Cassis is bringing in 2 tons of sand to create a beach oasis. Look for $5 hand-crafted cocktails and bodacious beer specials, wear your sunblock and flip-flops. Reservations are highly recommended.

170 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg FL Phone 727-827-2927

Father's Day Breakfast/Brunch | Wheel Cafe

Make your reservations for Chef Jason's special Father's Day breakfast/ brunch in cozy Downtown Dunedin. Looking for a family-friendly casual atmosphere serving all of dad's favorite comfort foods. Look no further than The Wheel Cafe where you can walk the streets, visit shops or head down to the marina after you eat.

1140 Main Street, Dunedin FL, 34698. Phone (727) 474-2351


DAD EATS FREE this Father's Day at GameTime in historic Ybor City. Play with your kids this Father’s Day then head to the in-house restaurant where Dad will receive one entrée or appetizer FREE with the purchase of one entrée or appetizer of equal or lesser value. The food at GameTime is spectacular and the games fun! Enjoy the day then hop on the TECO Line Streetcar System to take a tour of Tampa while ridin' the rails!

1600 E. 8th Ave, Tampa FL Phone 813-241-9675

Father's Day Brunch 400 Beach

Your dad is a masterpiece, so why not treat him to Father's Day Brunch at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House along Downtown St. Petersburg's waterfront then pop across the street to the Museum of Fine Arts to view the masterpieces found on the walls of this brilliant waterfront museum.

400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg FL, 33701. Phone 727-896-2400

Stonewood Grill and Tavern

Serving dinner only this Father's Day, Stonewood is an upscale establishment serving American Style cuisine including steaks, seafood, and pasta with a comprehensive wine list. Cooked over an oak burning grill to enhance flavor opt for the Prime Rib & Shrimp Father's Day Feast for $32 Enjoy slow-roasted prime rib paired with tender white shrimp, herb basted over an oak grill. Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and Chef's vegetable medley you can choose from two locations, North Tampa or  Stonewood Grill & Tavern Brandon.

17050 Palm Pointe Dr, Tampa FL Phone 813-978-0388

Father's Day Brunch at the Hangar

Join them for Father's Day, June 18 for a great feast at a great price at the Albert Whitted Airport. Known for spectacular food, folks are known to fly-in just to eat!

540 1st St. SE, St. Petersburg FL, 33701. Phone 727-823-7767

Stillwaters Tavern

Living up to the word - Tavern, find 20 beers select wines and cocktails on tap inside this modern American tavern, where, "classic American dishes blend harmoniously with old world flavors." This eatery, not only a treat for the tummy is a treat for your other senses too. Below: Patron Citronage, Corazón Reposado, grilled pineapple, sage, lemon and lime, agave, house bitters, chipotle salt rim. Check out their menu.

224 Beach Dr. NE, Saint Petersburg FL Phone (727) 350-1019

Sunset Grill at Little Harbor

Serving the best Sunsets in Tampa Bay from the Southshore area Sunset Grill overlooks a private secluded beach where a table at the Sunset Grill offers a view across to South Tampa. Known not only for the view their menu is straight outta Margaritaville! 

602 Bahia Del Sol Dr., Ruskin FL Phone (813) 607-2900
No matter where you choose to take dad this Father's Day, you can't go wrong with any of the restaurants on this list of 25 Top restaurants in Tampa Bay. The important thing it to spend time with your parent, or parents. Looking for something fun to do before or after your meal, we've packed both of these articles with a massive number of things to do:
Is it just you and your husband this year? If so, you will find a great place to celebrate in 20 Best Date-Night Tampa Restaurants You Need to Try. And be sure to take a peek at our Tampa Event Guide and Tampa Things to Do Page too! Make this Father's Day in Tampa special, one he will never forget!