Father’s Day Dining

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 17 … have you made reservations yet? Here are Columbia Foodie News’ top picks for brunches and dinners that Dad will love!


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929 Kitchen & Bar

929 Gervais St. | 803-764-3825 | Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-3pm

bulgogiThe brunch menu at 929 includes many of the favorites from their dinner menu, like Kimchi Nachos with Chopped Beef Bulgogi, Korean Tacos with Truffle Fries, Beef Bulgogi Philly Cheese Steak, and Bibimbap with Spicy Pork or Beef. They tend to change it up a bit each week, so check Facebook for that day’s offerings. Brunch cocktails feature classics with a twist: Soju Bloody Marys and the Yuju Mimosas, and there’s a fine selection of unique craft beers on tap! 929 does not accept reservations on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays at this time, so get there early! More here.

Crepes et Croissants

1465 Sumter Street | 803-462-4779 | Sunday Brunch: 10AM-2PM (kitchen closes at 1:45PM)

Want to take Dad out for something different? How about some fantastic coffee and a delicious Bacon Croissant or Savory Crepe? You can’t go wrong with the Italy Crepe, stuffed with Mozzarella, Marinated Chicken and Tomato, or the Texas Crepe, with Cumin Seasoned Beef, Cheddar, BBQ Sauce and Sour Cream on the side! Everything is made fresh to order by Laurent, C&C’s owner and Master Crêpe Maker. More here.

East Bay Deli

1426 Main Street & 108 Sunset Court | Open Sunday: 7am – 9pm

Treat Dad to something Deli-cious! East Bay Deli is guaranteed to have something he’ll love, be it a Chili Dog, Giant Spuds (the Piggy Potato is topped with Southern-style BBQ!), Burgers, and of course, awesome deli sandwiches! Is he a Hot NY Style Pastrami guy? Maybe he’d prefer a Gyro made with lamb? Or, does he like ALL the meats, in which case he should order the Authentic Italian, with piles of Capicola Ham, Salami and Pepperoni! East Bay has a great breakfast menu as well, with Omelets, Fried Chicken Biscuits and Egg Sandwiches that’ll get Father’s Day off to a wonderful start! More here.

Little Pigs Barbecue

4927 Alpine Rd | 803-788-8238 | Open Sunday: 11am – 3pm

Make it the best Father’s Day ever – take him to Little Pigs for the best buffet in town! Little Pigs is where you go when you want REAL Carolina barbecue, along with additional favorites like ribs, brisket, pork chops, chicken, wings, fish, rice, hash, collards, beans, tomato pie, macaroni and cheese, and many more. Little Pigs’ BBQ buffet features all three popular styles of barbecue, so you don’t have to pick just one: Tomato-based, Mustard-based, and Vinegar-Pepper. He won’t be disappointed! More here.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Two Locations: 2879 Sunset Blvd & 457 Killian Rd | Open Sunday: 10:30am – 10pm

Freddy’s Triple Steakburger

Dads love burgers, and Freddy’s has some of the best around! Every Freddy’s steakburger starts with premium, lean, 100% pure ground beef, pressed thin to create deliciously crispy edges. Freddy’s also has delicious all beef hot dogs, and sides that pair perfectly, like Freddy’s Shoestring Fries and Onion Rings. Guaranteed to make Dad into a FredHead! More here.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Hilton Hotel, 924-A Senate Street | 803-212-6666 | Open Sunday: 3 – 10PM

stThis Father’s Day, treat Dad to a truly celebratory meal at Ruth’s! Show him just how much you care, with a special dining experience that only Ruth’s Chris can provide. They specialize in the finest custom-aged Midwestern beef, broil it at 1800 degrees to lock in the corn-fed flavor, then serve it sizzling in butter. The menu’s Signature Steaks & Chops include NY Strip, T-Bone, Lamb Chops, Ribeyes, Filets, Pork Chops and Porterhouses, with Specialty Cuts available. Then there are Ruth’s Entree Complements, Seafood & Specialty Entrees, Potatoes and Signature Sides … all of his favorites, and more. Make your reservation today! More here.

Quaker Steak & Lube

2154 South Beltline Blvd. | 803-908-4905 | Open Sunday: 10am – 10pm

Take Dad out for lunch or dinner AND some fun! At Quaker Steak & Lube, he’ll get to choose from a huge selection of foods on the motor-themed restaurant’s menu – awesome starters, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, ribs, pizza, and the very best in USDA choice-aged steaks! They also offer some of the finest wings around, with over 25 different wing sauces. Quaker Steak’s full bar has a distinctive drink list that includes innovative, fun thirst quenchers, and the best part is when you’re done with your meal, you can head next door to Beltline Lanes for bowling and games! More here.

Rioz Brazilian Steak House

410 Columbiana Drive | 803-708-3151 | Open Sunday: 4pm – 10pm(400)RiozFathersDay2018 MB-COLA

Take your Dad’s tastebuds on a trip to Brazil this Father’s Day at this authentic Brazilian steakhouse! Take a seat in this beautiful dining establishment and enjoy, as Gauchos bring an unending (until you leave!) assortment of over 15 different mouth-watering meats to your table, including their signature steak “Picanha”, a lightly seasoned cut with a layer of fat, served thinly sliced. He’ll also want to help himself to the BEST salad bar in town, that includes hot and cold seasonal favorites, seafood and even sushi. Rioz also features a full-service bar with a wide selection of wines and beers to complement your meal. More here.

Home Team Tavern

5122 Bush River Rd | 803-569-6918 | Open Sunday: 1pm-2am

Home Team Tavern serves great, all-American food like burgers, tacos, chicken wings and chicken fingers, but also has delicious subs, po-boys and quesadillas to choose from. Dad will love the fun atmosphere at Home Team, with its music, pool tables, giant TVs, outside Tiki Bar and a full Beach Volleyball Court! There’s also a variety of popular tap beers and bracing cocktails at their full-service bar. More here.

Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais Street | 803-661-7741 | Open Sunday: Kitchen: 12noon – 10pm / Raw Bar: 12noon – 12am

pearlzDinner at Pearlz’ is perfect for a special occasion like Father’s Day, with its menu full of fresh, top quality seafood done raw, fried, blackened, pan seared or grilled! No matter what he’s in the mood for – crab, oysters, shrimp, tuna, cod, calamari, clams, mahi, mussels or lobster – Pearlz has it and takes care to serve it up just the way you like it! In addition to the various entrees, Pearlz also offers a select Fresh Catch that changes daily. More here.

Liberty Taproom

828 Gervais St | 803-461-4677 | Sunday Brunch: 10am – 2pm | Sunday Kitchen: 10am- 10pm

Dad, and the whole family will love getting brunch or dinner at Liberty Taproom in the Vista! Liberty is an upscale casual dining restaurant serving traditional American cuisine with a twist in a fun, modern atmosphere! Sit inside or outside, and choose from 72 beers on tap, including Liberty’s own microbrews. Sunday brunch includes a little bit of everything, from Shrimp and Grits to Salmon Benedict to Chicken and Waffles and so much more! More here.

Liberty on the Lake

1602 Marina Rd, Suite D | 803-667-9715 | Open Sunday: 11am – 10pm

There’s no better way to celebrate lunch or dinner on Father’s Day than with a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting, looking out on the sparkling waters of Lake Murray! Liberty’s menu is chock full of delicious dishes and shareables that Dad will absolutely love! He’ll want to try Liberty’s Chicken Wings, Bonfire Shrimp, Duck or Steak Tacos, Burgers, like Liberty’s Mushroom & Gruyere with Truffle Aioli, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, or their Signature, C.A.B. Steaks that come with your choice of Signature Sauce: Cabernet Demi-Glace, Bleu Cheese Fondue, Garlic Butter, and Horseradish Cream. Unbeatable food, cool drinks with a view – Liberty is the perfect way to make Dad feel special! More here.

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