While we should show our appreciation every chance we get, there’s only one day a year dedicated to celebrating the impact dads have had on our lives.
Spending time with dad is by far the best way to celebrate, and what better way than to go out for a memorable meal at the restaurant. Whether you’re looking for something upscale or a little more casual, here are some of the best restaurants to take dad to on his special day.
Best water views
Restaurant and bar by the river HAVEN | Edgewater
Located on the beautiful Hudson River, HAVEN is a new American restaurant offering a special Father’s Day prefix menu that includes 3 courses for $85 per person. Menu highlights include tuna tartare, filet mignon and seafood risotto.
Battello | City of Jersey
Located on the Hudson River, Battello offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, alfresco seating, and a seafood-focused Italian menu. Battello is known for its exceptional food and ambiance, taking dad here is sure to make a memorable dining experience.
Klein fish market | Belmar
A beloved restaurant featuring a large outdoor terrace with stunning waterfront views, Klein’s has something for everyone on its menu. They offer everything from seafood classics to wings, burgers, and even tacos.
Bay Head Charlie | bay head
This stunning upscale waterfront restaurant offers a wide selection of brunch options every Sunday with tons of cocktails to choose from. Whether Dad likes seafood or burgers, you can’t go wrong at Charlie’s.
Water Street Bar & Grille | Tom’s River
This charming waterfront spot offers optimal alfresco dining under blue umbrellas on its terrace. Enjoy sunsets, seafood, steaks and drinks at this vibrant spot perfect for Father’s Day.
Steve and Cookies by the Bay | margate
A fun dinner spot located on the water, this restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, warm and friendly service and live jazz music, making Steve and Cookie the perfect spot for a special occasion like the fathers Day.
The Deauville inn | Strathmere
A cozy sports bar located on the beach, you can watch the game, enjoy a good brunch or admire one of the most beautiful sunsets in Deauville this Father’s Day.
Peter Sheilds Inn and Restaurant | Cape May
Savor a decadent, upscale Father’s Day meal at Peter Sheilds, a restaurant featuring 5 dining rooms, an outdoor patio overlooking the water, and a 3-course menu with a BYO option.
Best burger joints
Rony’s Rockin’ Grill | Bergenfield
Dads will love Rony’s, a throwback to 1970s rock and roll. This inexpensive burger joint offers unique burgers made with a mix of beef brisket, chuck steak and porterhouse wedges. Unmatched in flavor and uniqueness, take dad to Rony’s if he’s a burger or rock music fan.
Left Bank Burger | City of Jersey
Often considered to serve some of the best burgers in the country, Left Bank Burger offers diners an extensive menu of toppings ranging from smoked gouda to avocado and onion rings. Left Bank also has a full-service bar, televisions, and an open-air restaurant.
Burger bound | newark
A brightly colored burger joint featuring amazing craft cocktails, Burger Bound calls the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark home and offers 14 different burger options plus pastas and salads. Enjoy the warm summer weather with Dad outside on their patio.
MJ’s Restaurant Bar and Grill | Monmouth County
With 5 locations spread across central New Jersey, MJ’s is popular for a reason. Known for its extensive menu filled with American bar food classics, MJ’s is offering all dads a free dessert or hard seltzer on Father’s Day this year, along with delicious specialty foods.
Alchemist and lawyer | Princeton
A rustic spot in Palmer Sq, Alchemist offers a simple menu with bar food classics like nachos, calamari, fish and chips and burgers that all dads will love.
The Capital Grid | cherry hill
Treat Dad to a memorable meal at one of the nation’s top steakhouses, Capital Grille is present in over 25 states and is known for its exceptional high-end dining experience. Dad will love the steak and seafood selection and the chic ambiance.
The Plank Pizza Co Beer Lounge | Saddlebrook
A fun gastro pub, enjoy Father’s Day outside on the umbrella-covered patio at Plank Pizza. This kid-friendly spot offers an innovative twist on bar favorites and over 40 microbrews on tap.
Buckhill Brewery and Restaurant | Blairstown
A beautiful restaurant with an antler chandelier, full-service bar, patio and fire pit. Enjoy an unforgettable day at the Buckhill Brewery. Buckhill offers not-so-common drafts, small plates, sandwiches and burgers, desserts, and a kids’ menu.
Triumph Brewery | Red Bank
A brasserie that’s been around since the 1990s, Triumph offers a delicious southern seafood-style menu that Dad will love with shrimp and grits, bouillabaisse, fried chicken sandwiches and skillet cornbread for dinner. dessert. Triumph always has at least 10 of their beers on tap, ranging from ales to stouts and IPAs.
Artisan Restaurant and Brasserie | Tom’s River
A casual restaurant with a mission to bring the most unique and exciting appetizers and drinks to life, Artisan’s offers Mediterranean and Italian dishes, as well as an in-house brewery that offers craft beers and seasonal specialties.
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant | Maple Shade + Voorhees
Offering a Father’s Day menu throughout the weekend, Iron Hill will be offering culinary specialties such as Louisiana BBQ shrimp and rib eye to show the love for dads. Iron Hill also has an on-site brewery and sports bar for watching the game.