6 La Jolla Restaurants to Celebrate Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17 – this year, treat Dad to a delicious brunch in La Jolla! Whether your dad prefers an ocean view brunch or he’s more of a tacos and beer guy, we’ve rounded up a few different La Jolla restaurants that will make Dad’s day super special. Make a whole outing of it and spend the rest of the afternoon at La Jolla Cove or down at La Jolla Shores for a beach day. Check out must-dos and what to see with our La Jolla Cove guide.

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Caroline’s Seaside Cafe

8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Looking to treat dad to brunch with an ocean view? Caroline’s Seaside Cafe, located at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography campus, is the perfect spot. Brunch is offered from 8am to 2pm.

What to get: Beef short ribs “hash” & eggs served with peppers, onions, potatoes and toast ($12).

Sadly, Caroline’s does not take reservations and you order at the counter before choosing a seat. Tip: Paid parking is available on the adjacent parking lots during weekends only. UCSD students receive 30% off with student ID.

 

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Puesto La Jolla

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

If your dad prefers lunch tacos over brunch fare, then Puesto La Jolla is the top choice! Puesto boasts some of the most authentic and delicious Mexican food in town, and is always a great family choice because of the casual atmosphere. They’re open on Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 9pm. 

What to get: Try the Chicken Al Pastor tacos – it’s one of their specialties. Splurge on a Frozen Horchata For A Cause: $1 from the sale of every horchata will be donated to a local charity, which changes monthly (ask your server which one is up for June).

This is a popular spot so be sure to make reservations days in advance. Parking is also tricky so give yourself plenty of time.

The Marine Room

2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037

Treat Dad to a special brunch buffet that he will always remember! Enjoy an amazing selection of hearty main courses like Brandt Farm Prime Rib of Beef, Berkshire Pork Daube Au Vin, and Oregon Sea Trout. Father’s Day Brunch will be offered on Sunday, June 17th, from 10am to 2pm.  Á la carte dinner specials will be available starting at 5:30 pm.

Cost: $68 per person, $34 for children 6 to 12 years, $5 per year for children 5 and under.

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Pro-tip: If you’ve yet to experience a High Tide Dinner, be sure to put it on your summer bucket list!

Piatti La Jolla

2182 Avenida De La Playa., La Jolla, CA 92037

Nestled in the La Jolla Shores neighborhood, Piatti’s inviting atmosphere and delicious Italian food is a great option for a Father’s Day lunch!

What to get: Linguine with mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, today’s fish, garlic, parsley, chili flakes and crushed tomato sugo OR the Orecchiette with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, and gorgonzola cream. Weekend brunch is served from 10am to 2pm. 

Tip: Both lunch and brunch menus are available during this time.

Herringbone La Jolla

7837 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

If your dad loves fresh seafood and a great atmosphere, treat him to a delicious brunch at Herringbone La Jolla.  This year’s prix-fixe brunch will be on Sunday June 17th, from 10am–2pm. The Oyster Bar is a Herringbone specialty, and includes a choice of six different types of oysters as well as an oyster sampler plate. First choice courses include a Cocoa Cardona Cheese Plate and a Strawberry Salad, while second course options include Chilaquiles, Raspberry French Toast, Steak & Eggs, and more. Afterwards, indulge in a Chocolate Mousse Cake!

Tip: Herringbone La Jolla fills up fast, so make reservations online well in advance.

The Shores Restaurant

8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037

Show Dad how much you love him with an oceanfront brunch buffet. You’ll find a range of yummy options during this special Father’s Day Brunch – everything from Cinnamon Raisin Brioche French Toast to Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef. Enjoy plenty of tasty sides, a complete children’s station, and more. Brunch will be offered on Sunday June 17th from 10am to 2pm, and admission is $64 per adult.

How will you be celebrating Father’s Day? Looking for more food options? Check out our ultimate guide to La Jolla restaurants here.

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