Father's Day Planner

Forget the necktie. Our editors recommend top spots to treat Dad this year.

Updated: May 30, 2008


Texas West Bar-B-Que

1600 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

Dad is sure to savor the spicy slow-cooked ribs, brisket and chicken at this laid-back eatery.

The Old Spaghetti Factory

1910 "j" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Quirky antique decor and generous portions make this friendly Italian chain fun for the whole family on Father's Day.

Tres Hermanas

2416 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Your padre will say "Ole!" to the traditional Mexican dishes at this midtown eatery.

Rio City Cafe

1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814

River views and upscale California cuisine at this Old Town restaurant are the perfect combination for your classy Dad.

Buca Di Beppo

1249 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825

The heaping plates of pasta at this kitschy Italian eatery will have Dad showing you plenty of amore.

Rudy's Hideaway

12303 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Make Dad feel like a king by treating him to a whole Maine lobster dinner at this cozy seafood restaurant.

Fat City Bar & Cafe

1001 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Take Dad sightseeing in Old Sacramento and top off the trip with a hearty steak from this Gold Rush-themed eatery.

Brew It Up-Brewery & Grill

801 14th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Father will prove he really does know best by brewing his own beer at this upscale do-it-yourself microbrewery.

Firehouse Restaurant

1112 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Splurge on the special Father's Day champagne brunch offered at this sophisticated restaurant.

Pyramid Alehouse

1029 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814

House-brewed drafts and hearty pub fare will please Pops this Father's Day.