Here are our suggestions for Father’s Day restaurants for brunch or dinner in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area. Ideas include dine-in, takeout, and creative ideas for at-home meals and picnics. If you are panicked about the perfect gift for your dad, check our other Father’s Day ideas for gifts and things to do.
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Restaurants: dine-in, takeout, or delivery
In the Seattle-Tacoma metro area, OpenTable lists 100 restaurants offering affordable takeout options, plus a list of restaurants with unique delivery and takeout offers, such as special promotions, meal kits, discounted wines, and more.
But wait, there’s more! We have another long list of ways to find restaurants offering takeout and delivery.
OpenTable also has information to Create a Restaurant-Like Experience at Home.
Restaurants open for dine-in service
(Listed alphabetically by city. Seattle restaurants are listed roughly north to south.)
Below is our hand-selected list of restaurants around the Puget Sound region featuring reasonably priced steaks (most well under $50), smoked meats, burgers, and seafood. Reservations are strongly suggested. Many locations have takeout and delivery, too (including cocktails and growlers)—but order well in advance because many will sell out or limit service on busy holidays.
Jack’s BBQ (Algona/near Auburn, Seattle/SODO) features Texas-style BBQ smoked low and slow over hardwoods and served on butcher paper.
520 Bar & Grill in Bellevue offers a menu of burgers, seafood, and steaks.
Angelo’s Restaurant in Burien features classic Italian pizza and pasta, plus grilled steaks and more.
Anthony’s Restaurants in multiple locations throughout the Pacific Northwest include dinner houses, casual eateries, and quick-service seafood bars well-known for great seafood items.
Salt & Iron in Edmonds features steaks (iron), oysters (salt), and more. Brunch has the most modest prices.
Emory’s on Silver Lake in Everett offers a menu including steak, burgers, and pizza. Definitely make a reservation for this popular spot.
Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse (Federal Way, Renton) has it all, reasonable prices, burgers, seafood, a variety of steaks, hickory-smoked meats, and more. Dad gets a $10 gift certificate when he comes in to eat.
Asadero (Kent, Seattle/Ballard) has Sinaloan style mesquite-grilled meats using Spanish-made Mibrasa charcoal ovens which combine grilling and oven cooking. It means they are cooked to perfection. Every time. Steaks, tacos, and tortas. No reservations, so expect to wait.
Cask & Trotter in Seattle’s Westlake area offers slow-cooked BBQ meats in sandwiches and sliders, as well as sirloin burgers.
Uncle Dave’s Café in Port Orchard offers a classic diner menu of very reasonably priced steak, burgers, and more, plus homemade biscuits.
River Rock Grill & Ale House in Renton at Maplewood Golf Course offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
Sharps Roadhouse in near Sea-Tac airport features Applewood-roasted meats, prime rib, burgers, sandwiches, sourdough pasta, and house-crafted spirits.
D’ La Santa Mexican Cuisine & Grill on Seattle’s North Capitol Hill has traditional tastes and grandmother’s recipes, including steaks, tacos, and tortas (sandwiches). Try their platters and combos.
Osteria la Spiga on Seattle’s Capitol Hill features seasonal selections in a northern Italian menu.
Circa in West Seattle is a neighborhood restaurant with an eclectic menu including Korean-style short ribs, grilled skirt steak, burgers, pork Cubanos and much more.
Indochine Asian Dining Lounge in Tacoma is one of the city’s favorite restaurants with a melding of flavors from Thailand, China, India, Japan, and Vietnam. Their lunch menu is offered daily until 3:30PM.
Twisted Cuban Café & Bar in Woodinville serves a menu of authentic Cuban food.
The Hardware Store on Vashon Island, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features brunch until 2PM, lunch until 5PM, and dinner from 5PM.
Reservations for most of the above-recommended restaurants can be reserved through OpenTable or by clicking the link to their website. Find more Restaurants open for Father’s Day in Seattle / Eastern Washington | OpenTable.
Grocery delivery, meal kits and CSAs
You can get Meal Kit delivery service in the Puget Sound region and Local CSA delivery from farms and other food producers around the Puget Sound region. Keep in mind many of these require advanced planning and/or a long-term commitment. But they’re an alternate way to get food delivered to your door and to try something new from a local producer.
Finally, there are also plenty of Grocery delivery services in the Puget Sound region if you prefer to prepare a meal yourself.
Picnics and At-Home Meal Ideas
Grab a meal to-go from one of these businesses or make a meal at home and try out some of these fun ideas to celebrate dad:
- Bring your portable grill to Dad’s favorite beach and have a cookout
- Pack up a meal and have a hike and a picnic
- Transform your yard into a restaurant, the kids can cook and serve Dad just like at a fine-dining restaurant or even a casual diner
- Set up Dad’s favorite game, sport, or activity in the yard and have a family game night
- Have a campout in the living room: get out the Christmas lights, tent, and sleeping bags and sleep under the Christmas light “stars”, or set up a tent in the yard
- Make a dessert bar with fondue, a banana split station, or his favorite desserts
- Go Hawaiian and set up a Tikki bar with all his favorite drinks
- If he likes to cook then gather up all the ingredients for something new and have a family cooking night
We hope you have a great Father’s Day whatever you choose to do!