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Best Places to Celebrate Dad in Stockton, California

Here are a few things that you can do in Stockton, California for your daddy dearest!

June normally means the start of outdoor concerts and food fairs, but we know this year is a little different. What remains the same, is our ability to celebrate those important men in our lives on Father’s Day! While Mom gets all the attention in May, it’s time to shine a spotlight on Dad. This year, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 21. There’s nothing wrong with going the traditional route of tossing a few hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill at home, but give this list a look over for a few ideas to mark the special occasion in other ways in Stockton.

Tee Time With Dad

Golfing and Father’s Day run hand-in-hand in many ways. If your dad’s idea of relaxation is a round of golf, help him tee off at a local golf course. Never golfed before? This is a great time to start! A match on the green at one of the area’s notable golf courses with some practice swings on the range will make for a perfect Father’s Day outing - and see if Dad’s still got a hang on that golf swing. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at an on-site restaurant to keep Dad fueled.

  • The Reserve At Spanos Park - An 18-hole course within 360 acres of lakes, wetlands and working farmland. Restaurant and bar on site.
  • Elkhorn Golf Club - Golf enthusiasts will have a great time on and off the course. Restaurant on site.
  • Swenson Park Golf Course - An 18-hole course featuring a 9-hole excutive par 3 course, driving range, two putting greens and a practice bunker. Cafe on site.
  • Micke Grove Golf Links - This links-style course features 18 holes situated amidst the grapevines and vineyards in Lodi. Cafe on site.

Spoil Dad with a Meal

One of the most popular things to do on Father’s Day is to go out or pick up some delicious Father’s Day grub. Plan a sensational meal that suits his palate. From bottomless mimosas (and maybe beer) to brunch and dinner menus, find a unique dining destination to celebrate Dad.

Here are a few special deals and events our homegrown local restaurants have planed for dad's special day:

  • Toot Sweets Bakery will be open 7am - 3pm, offering quiche & fruit, pastries, smoothies, mochas, sandwiches, salads, and more for Dad.
  • Bud's Seafood & Grill will continue to serve there Sunday Brunch from 10am - 2pm, and begin serving dinner at 3pm. Their specials will be Jambalaya & Cabernet Short Ribs.
  • Midtown Creperie has three "preorder & pickup" BBQ specials perfect for dad: the Classic BBQ (6 Hamburgers & 6 hot dogs seasoned & uncooked - $25), the Tasty Tri-Tip (1 tri-tip seasoned & uncooked, 6 ears of corn - $45), and the Dibs on Ribs (2 slabs of ribs seasoned & uncooked, 6 ears of corn - $45). Each special comes with baked beans and macaroni salad.
  • Octavio's Restaurant has a Father's Day Special that includes a Pork Birria Taco Kit. It comes with 12 corn tortillas, 1 kilo of meat, salsa, lime, cilantro, & onions for $36. Online ordering begins at 7am on Sunday. Pick-up will be from 10am to 2pm on Sunday. Limited quantities available.
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill is offering their special Father's Day menu from Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21. On the specials for dad this year is a Porterhouse Steak (with rosemary lemon butter, crispy brussels sprout halves, & balsamic glaze - $25), Grilled Pork Chop (with buttermilk mashed potatoes & broccolini - $20), and Grilled Mahi-Mahi (with bruschetta tomatoes, pesto gnocchi, & basil - $20). For wine, they will be offering 5 oz., 8 oz., and whole bottle for Daou Cabernet Sauvignon ($12/$16/$48), Carletto Pinot Grigio, and Chloe Rosé ($8/$11/$34 for both).

Romano's Macaroni Grill is also offering 25% off e-gift cards ( use code: DAD20) and Bounce Back $20 Off Cards on future visits to those who dine-in on Father's Day.

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