10 Spots to Celebrate Dad this Weekend
Toast to Father's Day at these Arlington, McLean and Falls Church restaurants.
Father's Day at Texas Jack's will include plenty of brisket.
Looking for a spot to celebrate Father's Day this Sunday, June 19? Whether it's a special brunch or just a pint while watching a game, here's where you can make plans to toast to Dad this weekend:
For the Beer Drinker
Grab a beer with Dad at this Arlington brewery, now serving its own brews on tap. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. Sunday with a lunch menu that includes hearty sandwiches like the pulled pork, French dip, Cubano or the "Wild Burger" made with a rotating selection of meat—such as bison—from Sehkraft's own adjoining butcher shop.
925 N. Garfield St., Arlington; 703-841-5889, sehkraftbrewing.com
For the Music Lover
Jazz is on the menu for Father's Day at this Crystal City bar and restaurant. Brunch goes from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with music starting at noon. Dishes on Highline's brunch menu include classics like hash, chicken and waffles, biscuits with gravy and shrimp and grits.
2010 Crystal Drive, Arlington; 703-413-2337, highlinerxr.com
For the Steak and Potatoes Type
Marble & Rye
From 4:30-9 p.m. on Father's Day, stop by whiskey-focused Marble & Rye for the prime rib special, served with baked potato and veggies. Wash it down with a beer—$5 pints for Dads—or a $15 whiskey flight.
2501 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 703-920-0706, marbleandryeva.com
For the Barbecue Guy
Texas Jack's Barbecue
Brunch takes a Southern spin at this Arlington barbecue restaurant. Texas Jack's Sunday brunch menu includes a brisket breakfast sandwich (topped with a fried egg), French toast (with pulled pork on the side) or a sampler platter of smoked meats. Plan on washing it all down with a few Champagne Juleps, made with champagne, bourbon and mint.
2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington; 703-875-0477, txjacks.com
For the Caffeine Fiend
Boccato Gelato & Espresso
Swing by Boccato for a quick latte or cappuccino made with Stumptown Coffee Roasters beans. In search of Father's Day dessert? Snag a scoop (or two, or three) of gelato, with flavors like dark chocolate, pistachio or coconut.
2719 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-869-6522, gelatoarlingtonva.wix.com/boccato
For the Sports Fan
Ireland's Four Courts
Celebrate Father's Day while watching some serious soccer at this Courthouse area Irish pub and sports bar. All Copa America and Euro Cup games will be broadcast live, along with food and drink specials like 60-cent wings and a $15 buffet brunch from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-525-3600, irelandsfourcourts.com
For the Beach Bum
Clare & Don’s Beach Shack
Dads can don their Hawaiian-print shirts with pride at this funky, beach-themed Falls Church spot. Snag a seat on the patio to soak up some sun while you dine on plenty of seafood, including oysters, crab cakes, ceviche, fried shrimp and more.
130 North Washington St., Falls Church; 703-532-9283, clareanddons.com
For the Refined Palate
Don't think you'll make it out of Father's Day dinner with the check? Make the most of it at splurge-worthy 2941 where you (and Dad, of course) can indulge with filet mignon, roast duck breast or grilled rack of lamb. Save room for dessert options such as peanut-butter baked Alaska with caramel ganache, pretzel streusel and banana.
2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church; 703-270-1500, 2941.com
For the Buffet King
America Eats Tavern
Stop by this Tysons spot for an over-the-top feast from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The all-American spread includes six different stations including a seafood bar, ham biscuit station, jambalaya station and dessert station. The chef station features hearty dishes like fried chicken, grilled oysters, Cobb salad and clams casino. Father's Day brunch is $65 per person, $25 for children 10 and under.
1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean; 703-744-3999, americaeatstavern.com
For the Adventurous Eater
Mark’s Duck House
Treat your dad to a Sunday of dim sum at this beloved Seven Corners destination. Build your own spread of favorites like spring rolls, braised chicken feet, potstickers, steamed pork buns and more. Don't leave without getting a plate of the restaurant's signature crisp-skinned roast duck.
6184 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church; 703-532-2125, marksduckhouse.com