Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your appreciation for the father figure in your life than with some unforgettable gifts and experiences? St. Louis is brimming with fantastic dining options and activities that are perfect for celebrating Dad’s special day. Whether your dad is a foodie, an adventurer, or simply enjoys relaxing with good company, this guide has something for every type of dad. Here’s a roundup of the best spots to make this Father’s Day truly memorable.

1. Casa Don Alfonso

Casa Don Alfonso’s Smoked Old Fashioned
Casa Don Alfonso’s Smoked Old Fashioned

Location: 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO

For an elevated dining experience, head over to Casa Don Alfonso at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. This Southern Italian eatery is offering a luxurious Father’s Day Brunch Buffet for $95 per person. Enjoy traditional brunch fare like pancakes, waffles, and an omelet station, alongside a carving station with prime ribeye and a live dessert station. Don’t miss their signature Smoked Old Fashioned, crafted with Rittenhouse Rye, allspice, cinnamon, and angostura. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reservations can be made here.

2. Eckert’s Farm

Location: 951 S. Green Mount Rd., Belleville, IL 62220

Make it a weekend celebration at Eckert’s Farm with two fun-filled events. On Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy Dudes Day Out featuring axe throwing, whiskey and bourbon samples, and a cider donut eating contest. Vendors will offer coffee, wooden sculptures, salsas, apparel, sauces, and more. The event is free and seating is first-come, first-serve.

On Sunday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., join Eckert’s for BBQ & Brews. Savor BBQ pork steak, BBQ chicken salad, and BBQ pulled pork nachos while enjoying live music by Falling Fences from 1 to 4 p.m. Yard games like Giant Jenga and board games will be available for added fun.

3. Expat BBQ

Expat BBQ Brisket
Expat BBQ Brisket

Location: Urban Chestnut’s Biergarten, 3229 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

Expat BBQ is hosting a special Brisket Pop-Up tasting event on Father’s Day, June 16. Starting at 11 a.m., Chef Sam Nawrocki will be serving Brisket Sandwiches featuring chipotle in adobo, avocado salsa verde, and cilantro. This event is set at the Urban Chestnut Biergarten, so come early as supplies last.

4. Hello Juice

Multiple Locations

For health-conscious dads, Hello Juice offers The Dad’s Day Deal, available on Sunday, June 16. This special combo includes a 12-ounce Boss Smoothie (dragonfruit, mango, cold-pressed orange juice, coconut milk, hemp hearts) and the Hello Eats Fajita Bowl (sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and sirloin drizzled with hot honey) for just $15. This deal is available for in-store pickup at both the Grove and Kirkwood locations.

5. Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton

Location: 7730 Bonhomme Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105

Le Meridien invites families to celebrate at Café la Vie on Father’s Day, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For $75, enjoy a dinner special that includes a 12-ounce Sirloin, a Half Rack of Baby Back Ribs, two 4-ounce Chipotle Chicken Sausages, a Baked Russet Potato, Mac n’ Cheese, and Broccolini. Spend $150 at Café la Vie and receive four free pool passes for a day of summer fun at the hotel’s rooftop pool. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.


6. Pastaria Deli & Wine

Location: 7734-2 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

For wine-loving dads, Pastaria Deli & Wine offers a Natural Wine Basket starting Saturday, June 1. The basket includes a book about natural wine, two bottles of wine, and a wine key, perfect for dads looking to explore a new hobby.

7. Side Project Brewing

Side Project Beer and Pizza Champ
Side Project Beer and Pizza Champ

Multiple Locations

Side Project Brewing is treating dads to complimentary beers on Father’s Day at all three of its Maplewood locations: The Cellar, The Brewery, and The Patio. Each location offers one free beverage per dad, allowing for up to three free beers. Enjoy new malty beers and participate in the “Dad Swag” raffle featuring Yeti products, Side Project beer, and merchandise. Pair your drinks with a pint and slice at the Side Project Patio, a charcuterie board at the Side Project Cellar, or the exciting new food menu at the Side Project Brewery.

No matter what your dad enjoys, St. Louis has plenty of options to make this Father’s Day special. From sumptuous brunches and BBQs to adventurous outings and health-focused meals, there’s something for every dad to enjoy. Make your reservations and plans early to ensure a fantastic celebration. Happy Father’s Day!