Father's Day Planner

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

Updated: May 30, 2008


Kojak's House Of Ribs

2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611

Dad will dig into a saucy rack of ribs at this down-to-earth South Tampa joint.

Shula's Steak House

4860 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

With a 48-ounce porterhouse, make meat the main event.

El Cap Restaurant

3500 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704

Go for a juicy burger and sports on the tube for a casual good time.

Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

7 Rockaway St, Clearwater, FL 33767

Dive with Dad into fresh grouper sandwiches at this casual seaside getaway.

Bern's Steak House

2120 W Marjory Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Impress a discerning dad at one of the country's best steakhouses, where attention to detail reigns.


Guillot Apothecary & Day Spa

3115 W Bay To Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

Sophisticated full-service spa offers tailored packages for men and a shop with high-end shaving items.

Safety Harbor Resort And Spa

105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

On Tampa Bay, this award-winning spa offers Pop a dip into natural mineral springs beneath the resort.

Beach Club & Fitness Center at the Don CeSar

3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Pamper the man in your life with a surfside massage at the historic pink palace.

Posh Your Personal Salon

3120 W Bay To Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

Treat him to an energizing body treatment at this luxurious full-service spa to keep up with the kids.

Saddlebrook Resort And Spa Wesley Chapel Hotels

5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Tee up, then wind down at this worldly resort's answer to relaxation.


The Lobby

217 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Let him indulge in stiff drinks and stogies at this historic hideaway.

Central Cigars-The Havana Room

273 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Dad can lounge in a leather chair or shoot pool while smoking a fine cigar and sipping fine wines.

Edward's Pipe & Tobacco Shop

3235 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Local favorite boasts exclusive cigar selections, knowledgeable staff and smoking room.

King Corona Cigar

1523 E 7TH Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

He's king for a day with hand-rolled cigars and adult coffee drinks enjoyed in a comfy chair.

Events and Golf

Saddlebrook Resort And Spa Wesley Chapel Hotels

5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Two 18-hole golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer give Dad a chance to prove himself a champ.

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club

36750 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684

This high-end locale attracts fathers and sports fanatics with 90 holes of championship golf and 11 tennis courts.

Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Fathers get in free with the family at this wet wonderland with dazzling dolphin explorer tours.

Lowry Park Zoo

7530 N Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33604

Bring the family and Dad gets in the zoo for free on Father's Day.