eat out for father's day

Dad’s deserve the best, especially on Father’s Day!

Whether he’s a died-hard steak aficionado, a brunch enthusiast, or enjoys a globally-inspired feast, Calgary’s restaurants have something to tantalize his taste buds.

Photo Credits: Heritage Park and The Calgary Zoo

Tantalizing tastebuds and satisfying bellies is the perfect way to celebrate pops for Father’s Day. Check out these events and celebrate the dad in your life.

The Dorian Hotel
Enjoy a pre-Father’s Day celebration at The Dorian Hotel with the “Get Smoked Again at The Dorian” experience. This event features house-smoked meats, smoked cocktails, and a premium cigar on the third floor patio. Tickets include a welcome drink and an all -you-can-eat smoked menu. The event takes place on June 13th from 4pm to 10pm. Tickets are $134.46.

Selia Bar
Celebrate Dad in style this Father’s Day at Selia Bar! Enjoy their delicious gluten-free menu, featuring both classic favourites and special Father’s Day offerings like juicy burgers and Surf & Turf. Don’t forget to raise a glass (gluten-free options available, of course!) to the one and only Dad.

Teatro Restaurant
Bring Dad to Teatro this Father’s Day for a special treat! Celebrate with a meticulously crafted 3-course menu. Start with grilled prawns in a smoky Johnnie Walker vinaigrette. The main event features a tender beef tenderloin with luxurious sides. Finish with a decadent chocolate pate paired with apricot thyme ice cream and salted toffee. Elevate the experience with an optional Scotch pairing ($50.00). Reservations recommended.

Spirits With Smoke
Spirits With Smoke is hosting two cocktail classes for Father’s Day. Learn how to stir, shake and smoke classic cocktails while enjoying curated charcuterie boards from Say Cheese Fromagerie.  There are two offerings, June 12th & 26th at 6pm, and both take place in Ramsay. Tickets are $102.04.

The Artist Lounge
Dads & laughs! The Artist Lounge is throwing a casual BYOD (bring your own dad) Father’s Day bash with grilled bites, refreshing patio drinks (cocktails, sangria, & non-alcoholic options!), house-made sodas and lawn games. Make it memorable by celebrating Dad surrounded by art!

Smugglers is offering an all-you-can-eat prime rib dinner. The buffet features a AAA Prime Rib as well as a AAA Brisket carving station. It also includes Yorkshire pudding, a salad station, salmon, chicken and potatoes. Tickets are $74 per person.

Wilder Institute / The Calgary Zoo
There’s no better way to spend a Sunday than with a Safari Brunch at the Wilder Institute/The Calgary Zoo. Hang out with the animals and enjoy some great food at the zoo. There are three seatings on June 16th – 9am, 11:30am and 2pm. Their buffet includes buffet favourites like egg benedict, shrimp cocktail, sushi and antipasto. There is also an omelette station and a carving station featuring house-smoked, slow cooked Alberta roast beef. Tickets are $69.95 for adults, $43.95 for children (3-15), $67.95 for seniors (60+). Children under 3 are free.

Aggudo Coffee
Coffee lovers will not want to miss out on Coffee Fest hosted by Aggudo Coffee. Celebrate and indulge in exclusive drinks which include Orange Shaken Espresso, Raspberry Rose Nitro Cold Brew and Blueberry Lavender Iced Latte. The event is free and takes place from 10am to 4pm on Father’s Day. Drink purchases can be made onsite.

Jane Bond BBQ
This Father’s Day, celebrate Dad with a stress-free feast from Jane Bond BBQ. Choose from pre-ordered Backyard BBQ Feasts for pickup or delivery, perfect for an effortless backyard bash. Opt for Father’s Day Platters, also available for takeout or delivery, featuring an assortment of Jane’s most popular BBQ favourites. Or, for a relaxed family gathering, skip the prep and dishes entirely and reserve your seat for the Father’s Day Buffet.

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar
Unleash your inner hero and celebrate Dad in style! Thomsons Kitchen & Bar in the Hyatt Regency (downtown) is hosting a Father’s Day brunch buffet fit for a champion. On June 16th, from 10am to 3pm, treat Dad to a culinary adventure he won’t forget. Prepare to be amazed by a spread worthy of his legendary status – we’re talking mountains of fluffy pancakes, sizzling omelets, a succulent carving station, and enough dessert options to satisfy even the heartiest appetite.

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse
Meat lovers will be in heaven with  limitless table-side carvings of 8 cuts of meat at Pampa’s Father’s Day brunch. A hot and cold buffet will feature French toast, eggs, brisket crepes and vegetables. End on a sweet note with caramelized grilled pineapple. Cost for the brunch is $49.95 per person.

Gasoline Alley (Heritage Park)
Vintage vehicles and a tasty brunch are what you will find at Heritage Park. Brunch is served in the Gasoline Alley Museum Mezzanine and includes a maple brown sugar ham carving station, pancakes, waffles, bennies and sausages. They also have a seafood platter and a baked triple cream brie wheel with port wine berry compote.  Tickets are $43.95 for adults, $26.95 for children 3 to 15 and free for kids two and under.

The Guild
Treat Dad to a sizzling celebration at The Guild on Father’s Day. The chef-inspired menu features locally sourced beef, game, and fowl cooked to perfection over wood and coal. Pair the feast with a carefully selected wine from their cellar and raise a glass to Dad. Spanning two floors and boasting Calgary’s largest patio, The Guild offers the perfect ambiance for a memorable family gathering.