Guide to Father’s Day on Long Island

Still in need of Father’s Day plans? Lipulse.com looked all over Long Island to find the top local spots to take Dad this year.

Image: outside at EAT Garden

Image: outside at EAT Garden

1st Annual EAT Father’s Day Pig Roast & BBQ
Pig out with your dad at the first-ever EAT Father’s Day Pig Road & BBQ. His first beer is on the house. EAT is only taking 200 reservations, so book ASAP at 516-766-9547.
Where: EAT Gastropub, 2823 Long Beach Road, Oceanside
Time: 
5-8pm
Price:  
$30/person all you can EAT, $55 per person for open bar and all you can EAT, Dad gets a FREE beer

Dad’s Backyard Favorites
Your dad may have some trouble choosing from George Martin‘s menu Sunday. The restaurant is offering a three-course meal of a salad, entree and dessert. Items include beefsteak tomatoes and red onion salad, grilled free range chicken, baby back ribs, spice rubbed and charred prime flat iron steak, hot fudge sundaes…we’re hungry just thinking about it.
Where: 
George Martin, 65 North Park Ave., Rockville Center
Time: 
Serving from 5pm
Price: 
$30/person

The Greene Turtle
The Franklin Square joint will be offering $5 for dads who are current rewards members.
Where: 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square

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image: istockphoto.com

Father’s Day Farm Fest
There’s something for the whole family this weekend at Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard. Fly a kite and sample local wine, fruits and beverages. Master beekeeper Chris Kelly will be making presentations and leading a free escorted tour of the hive. Dads get in free all weekend, as it should be.
Where: Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard, 715 Sound Ave, Mattituck

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Give Dad a Taste of Havana Central
Make it a guys day out at Havana Central, where there will be a hand-crafted cigar roller. Enjoy a free cigar when you purchase a pint of Hatuey. Don’t be afraid to sample something from the cocktail menu. We won’t take your man card.
Where: 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
Time: 2-6pm

image: a father on board Island Princess with his daughter in 2000 and 2015

image: a father on board Island Princess with his daughter in 2000 and 2015

Island Princess/Bay Princess
Gone fishing! Island Princess will be operating on a normal schedule and open to the public, with the first flukes trip running from 7-11:15am and the second running from 12-4:15pm. A stripers and blues trip will go from 6pm-10pm. It’s a popular way to spend the day with Dad, so Bay Princess will also offer the two flukes trips. Bay Princess requires reservations.
Where: Captree State Park
Time: 7-11:15am, 12-4:15pm, 6-10pm (Island Princess only)
Price: 7-11:15am, 12-4:15pm – $42 for adults, $39 for seniors and $25 for children 14 years and under 6-10pm – $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $25 for children 14 years and under

La Bottega Lobster Roll

image: La Bottega

Lobster Special
Juicy lobster. A hint of spice. Lightly toasted brioche. Your mouth is watering.
Where: La Bottega, 1424 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn
Price: $18/person

image: La Motta's Waterside Grill

image: La Motta’s Waterside Grill

Steel Drummer
Grab a bite to eat at La Motta’s. A steel drummer will provide the live entertainment.
Where: La Motta’s Waterside Restaurant, 10 Matinicock Ave, Port Washington
Time: 3-7pm

image: the lauren kristy

image: the lauren kristy

Father’s Day Luncheon Cruise
Hop on a 65-foot, turn-of-the-century boat for a special day with Dad. A buffet lunch will be served on board. Bring the little ones because this cruise is kid friendly.
Where: Lauren Kristy South Bay Cruises, Bay Shore Marina
Time: 12-3pm
Price: $49.95 for adults, $26.95 for kids under 12

Barbecue
Give Dad a day off from the grill at Rachel’s Waterside Grill, where you can sit inside or on the outdoor deck. The establishment will have a scrumptious barbecue menu.
Where: Rachel’s Waterside Grill, 281 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport

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image:
istockphoto.com


Ray Downey Forever Running Memorial 5K
Break a sweat with your pops at the Ray Downey Forever Running Memorial 5K. There’s even a Father-Child Team Competition, where fathers can select one child to race with, so come up with your most creative pre-race handshake and get ready to leave everyone else in the dust. Afterwards, toast to your epic victory at the Verde Wine Bar tasting table. Proceeds will go to the D.C. Raymond Downey Scholarship Charity Fund, created in honor of Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey, Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Command (SOC), who died while helping people escape the Twin Towers on September 11.
Where: Deer Park, N.Y.
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: $20 for adults and Father Child Team Competition, $15 for students

Brunch
Brunch isn’t just for Mother’s Day. Enjoy beautiful waterfront views and outdoor dining at the new Freeport establishment.
Where: Tony Cuban, 507 Guy Lombardo Ave. Freeport, N.Y.

Surf and Turf
Dinner will be an all-day thing at Union. Come prepared to eat. There’ll be lobster, filet mignon, apps, sides and desserts.
Where: Union Prime Steak & Sushi, 661 Northern Blvd., Great Neck
Time: 1-8pm
Price: $99 for Surf & Turf menu for two

image: your mother's house

image: your mother’s house

Brunch and Dinner
Clink mimosas in honor of Dad at Your Mother’s House. Dad just not a morning person? Sit down together for dinner.
Where: Your Mother’s House, 2349 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City

 

 

 

 

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.