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Celebrate Father's Day with a culinary adventure in South Florida

Treat Dad to a special brunch, dinner, or beachside bonanza this June 19th and spend Father's Day in class

South Florida boasts sunshine, stunning scenery, and a vibrant culinary scene, making it the perfect place to celebrate Father's Day. This year, why not ditch the grill and treat Dad to a memorable dining experience? From succulent seafood to mouthwatering steaks and from elegant brunches to laid-back beachside bites, there's something delicious for every dad in the Sunshine State.

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Key West kicks off the fun with live reggae and smash burgers

Dads in Key West can enjoy a lively Father's Day afternoon at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort. Located just steps from the action on Duval Street and Mallory Square, The Marker is hosting an exciting event from 1-4 p.m. featuring a mouthwatering Smashburger paired with a refreshing Lemon & Elderflower or Lime & Mint SKYY Vodka & Soda, all for just $20.

To add to the festive atmosphere, vibrant reggae music will be performed by local band Channel 3. This free and open-to-the-public event is a great way for dads to relax and enjoy some quality time with family and friends.

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Miami Beach serves up surf & turf and oceanfront delights

For dads who love a classic steak and seafood combo, the signature Italian restaurant within Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection, Donna Mare, is offering a tempting Father's Day dinner menu.

Indulge Dad in a Homemade Short Rib Ravioli ($35) with creamy Gorgonzola and grape reduction or a showstopping Surf & Turf ($69) featuring an 8-ounce filet, Florida lobster tail, grilled asparagus, and french fries. Seafood lovers won't be disappointed with the Chilean Sea Bass ($45), a flavorful dish with shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops, white wine, and a light tomato sauce.

All these special dishes pair perfectly with a Father's Old-Fashioned ($18), made with Woodinville bourbon, angostura bitters, organic agave, dark cherry, and orange peel. Located directly on the Miami Beach Boardwalk, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club offers stunning oceanfront views, making it the perfect spot for a memorable Father's Day meal.

Bungalow Beach Bar offers laid-back beachside fare for dad

If Dad prefers a casual yet delicious dining experience, Bungalow Beach Bar, also located at the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, offers a tempting Father's Day menu.

Seafood enthusiasts can dive into a Summer Lobster Wrap ($28), Blackened Mahi Mahi ($26) served with fresh vegetables and rice, or Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti ($29) with cherry tomatoes and a white wine sauce.

For dads who appreciate a bit of land with their sea, the Surf and Turf ($49) includes a 12-ounce New York steak and two grilled shrimp skewers.

Miami offers upscale brunch and Michelin-starred expertise

For a sophisticated Father's Day brunch experience, head to ADRIFT Mare, a Mediterranean oasis nestled within the elegant confines of Hotel AKA Brickell. Crafted under the guidance of Michelin-starred “Gypsy Chef” David Myers, ADRIFT Mare offers captivating views of Biscayne Bay alongside a special Father's Day set brunch menu.

For $58 per person, dads and their families can enjoy a five-course meal featuring dishes like Braised Short Rib Benedict, Grilled Octopus, MARE Burger, or PeriPeri Chicken. Drinks are served a la carte, but dads can truly indulge with ADRIFT Mare's bottomless drink package for $25 per person, featuring the popular Bloody Mary Cart.

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Wynwood Wows with an Exclusive Omakase Experience

For dads who appreciate exquisite Japanese cuisine, Uchi Miami in the heart of Wynwood offers a one-of-a-kind Father's Day experience. Dads and their guests can embark on a culinary adventure with the exclusive Dine-In Omakase Package ($420 for two people). This special menu features an array of fresh dishes expertly prepared by skilled omakase chefs.

Start with Oysters and Kamaboko Gunkan nigiri or smoked yellowtail before moving on to Akami Crudo and Ribeye, to name a few. Finish off this unforgettable meal with Japanese Cheesecake with spiced rum ice cream.

Fort Lauderdale's waterfront gem offers brunch and booze

The Latin-fusion and Pan-Asiandining destination, Casa Sensei, along the Las Olas waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, invites dads and their families for a delightful Father's Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Casa Sensei puts a contemporary twist on traditional comfort food with dishes like Wagyu Steak and Eggs ($36) and Togarashi Fried Chicken and Waffles ($22). For dads who prefer a dinnertime celebration, Casa Sensei offers an assortment of Latin bites, small plates, dim sum, noodles, and sushi.

Don't miss out on reserving a romantic dinner cruise with Riverfront Gondola Tours for an extra special Father's Day experience. And to truly toast Dad, Casa Sensei is offering a limited-time Whiskey Flight ($35) featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey, Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, and Makers Mark.

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