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11 Places to Have a Fun and Festive Father’s Day 2017

Whether it’s brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, we’ve got something for every dad.


Beer, burgers and tater tots under a banyan tree? Sounds like the perfect Father’s Day. Check out our picks for dad.
Photo: Courtesy of The Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa



Celebrate Dia Del Padre out in Kailua with modern Latin cuisine, including the chef’s Father’s Day special: A 10-ounce cut of 30-day dry-aged, Dobel tequila-infused prime rib. There will also be deals on Dobel tequila, as well as $2 off all beer, Micheladas and Sierra Nevada Otra Mimosas.

5 to 10 p.m., $52 per person, (808) 261-1000, cactusbistro.com


d.k Steak House

Have dinner with Dad at d.k and enjoy Father’s Day-only specials, such as 45-day dry-aged natural bone-in rib-eye ($65), kiawe-smoked natural boneless rib-eye ($58) and a skillet brownie sundae ($10.95). There will also be a crispy whole snapper “dinner for two,” available at market price.

5:30 to 10 p.m., 931-6280, dksteakhouse.com


Flour & Barley

Photo: Courtesy of Flour & Barley


Do something different with Dad at Flour & Barley, which offers creative, brick-oven-style pizzas and other Italian-inspired dishes, Island-style cocktails and an impressive selection of craft beers. The restaurant’s Father’s Day special includes a 12-ounce char-broiled rib-eye, served with rosemary potatoes and a demi-reduction.   

$28 per person, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 892-2993, flourandbarley.com


Hale Koa

Treat Dad to a bountiful brunch feast in the Banyan Tree Showroom. The whole family will enjoy the made-to-order omelet and pancake stations; carving station with slow-roasted wagyu baron of beef, house-smoked pork loin with rosemary and merlot wine jus; carved turkey Kielbasa sausage; a sushi station; seafood bar; and a variety of pastries.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $46.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 5 to 11, 955-9676, halekoa.com


M.A.C. 24/7

Let Pop put down the tongs and close the grill and take him to M.A.C. 24/7’s annual Father’s Day barbecue brunch buffet. With more than 20 starters, entrées, side dishes and desserts, Dad will have plenty to choose from, including spicy honey-barbecue baby-back ribs, roasted leg of lamb, herb-and-salt-crusted prime rib of beef and more. A Kona Brewing beer flight will also be available for purchase.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., $49 for adults, $23 for children ages 5 to 12, 921-5564, mac247waikiki.com


The Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa

Raise a glass to Dad (and any 21-and-older kiddos) at the Moana Surfrider’s annual beer fest. The casual evening under the banyan tree offers buffet-style pūpū—including duck and foie gras gau gee with mango gastrique, grilled shrimp with quinoa “fried rice” and signature sliders—plus 20 craft beer selections.

4 to 7 p.m., $50 presale online, $60 day-of online or at the door, 922-3111, tickets.honoluluboxoffice.com


The Pineapple Room

Chef Alan Wong’s Father’s Day “We Plate, You Plate” brunch buffet offers a plethora of Dad-friendly dishes, including hand-carved prime rib, Makaweli Ranch hamburger steak and onions, Pineapple Room fried rice, teriyaki mahimahi, saimin salad, menchi katsu sliders and five dessert options.

 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $55 for adults, $27.50 for children ages 6 to 12, 945-6573, alanwongs.com


Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Seafood specials abound at Sansei! Treat Pop to fresh-shucked oysters ($24), surf-and-turf roll ($19), papa roll ($19), chef’s sashimi platter ($55), lump crab cakes ($13.95), oven-roasted fresh catch with seafood bouillabaisse ($20.95), local Hawaiian seared ‘ahi salad ($14.95) and strawberry panna cotta ($8.95). A kamaʻāina early-bird rate (50 percent off food and sushi from 5:30 to 6 p.m.) will also be available for regular menu items; seating for early birds is first come, first served.

7 to 10 p.m., 931-6286, sanseihawaii.com/waikiki


Star of Honolulu

Take your father out for a fun tropical night full of ocean views and a roast beef dinner buffet. The evening begins with a pier-side welcome hula, followed by a Polynesian show and relaxing Hawaiian music during dinner, which includes a free beverage just for Dad.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $95 for adults, $57 for children ages 3 to 11, 983-STAR (7827), starofhonolulu.com


Waimea Valley

Enjoy the sounds of Paula Fuga, Jerry Santos and Pandanus Club, plus dishes from KeNui Kitchen, at Waimea Valley’s Father’s Day concert and barbecue buffet. The menu includes everything from guava-glazed baby-back ribs and buttermilk-fried chicken, to Mississippi mud pie and bourbon bread pudding. The concert is free and open to the public; buffet tickets include preferred show seating and admission into the valley.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  $49.95 for adults, $21.95 for children ages 4 to 12, waimeavalley.net


Can’t seem to fit your Father’s Day celebration in on the actual day? Here’s one more place to take Dad the following weekend:


Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room

It’s Salt’s bar crawl at Our Kakaʻako! Enjoy special beers from Waikīkī Brewing Co., as well as live entertainment by Jai Rogers from 5 to 7 p.m., and a special guest DJ from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The crew from Waikīkī Brewing Co. will also be doing giveaways and have games set up in the courtyard.

5 to 10 p.m., free admission, 369-0688, saltkakaako.com


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