Barbecue at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Skip the restaurant and treat dad to a Texas-style barbecue brunch at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. For $35 per person, enjoy a menu of breakfast classics such as French toast with grits, cinnamon sticky buns and eggs Benedict. Plus more meaty items including slow-cooked brisket and pork ribs, chicken wings and catfish. Brunch will be served between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Children 5 to 12 pay half price. Call 305-256-8399 to reserve.
While not exclusively a Father's Day promotion, Bourbon Steak's summer family style dinner is a perfect way to impress dad. The three-course menu changes every few days and includes an appetizer, an entree with two sides and dessert. On a recent visit, the meal started with soft-shell crab served over a spicy grilled corn and tomato salad; kurobata pork chop with mustard butter; and blueberry shortcake and gelato to end. The menu is offered seven days a week and costs $49 per person. For reservations, call 786-279-6600.
All-You-Can-Drink Beer at The National Hotel
Make the National Hotel's regular brunch menu special by ordering the all-he-can-drink beer bar for dad. An extra $10 gets him (only Dads can enjoy the beer bar) all the beer he desires; we have a feeling he'll like that more than the food itself. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $39 per adult and $19.50 per child. Call 305-532-2311 to reserve.
Poolside Lunch at the Fontainebleau
If you really want to splurge, treat your father to a day by the Fontainebleau Hotel's beautiful pool. For $500, you get a poolside cabana equipped with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and wireless Internet, plus a bucket of beer and lunch for four. Think of it as a staycation for you and the family. Call 1-800-548-8886 for more information.
Brunch at Burger & Beer Joint
Let's face it: many fathers would be perfectly content with a big, juicy burger and a beer rather than a full buffet of brunch items. If that's your dad, take him to Burger & Beer Joint for a laid-back meal. Aside from great burgers, Burger & Beer serves a hearty brunch featuring dishes such as "After Midnight" Belgian beer waffles and eggs with bacon, home fries and Texas toast. Add a pitcher of bloody mary for $15. For reservations, call 305-672-3287 (South Beach); 305-523-2244 (Brickell).