Find Out Which Boston Restaurant Best Suits Your Dad This Father’s Day

June 15, 2017 |
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Father’s Day kind of sneaks up on you and it’s almost here. *hint, hint* it’s THIS Sunday. If you’re looking for things to do, it’s going to be okay! We’ll let you take all the credit for picking the best restaurant in Boston to match your dad’s personality. This is kind of like a BuzzFeed quiz, but we’ve done the work for you. You still have the whole week to decide, so take a look and choose one of the options we’ve given for awesome sips and eats to make this Father’s Day a special one.

If your Dad is a……

Sports Fanatic, take him to The Baseball Tavern or Stats Bar & Grille

the baseball tavern rooftop

Photo Credit: The Baseball Tavern

The Baseball Tavern is located right in the Fenway neighborhood, which is already a sports hub in the city. The Sox may be out of town this Father’s Day but this sports bar has multiple floors including arcade games in the basement and a roof top deck that’ll make you feel like you’re at a game.

Address: 1270 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-867-6526

bar and tvs at stats

Photo Credit: Stats Bar & Grille

Stats Bar & Grille is located in the heart of South Boston, aka “Southie,” and offers variations on classic bar fare and boasts 22 flat screen TVs—no doubt dad will be thrilled here. Kick back with dad and grab a bite in this sporty environment.

Address: 77 Dorchester St, Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 617-268-2646


Cool Cat, take him to Les Sablons or A4cade

les sablons dining room and bar

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If your dad is a smooth and classy dude that loves a little history and a touch of Europe, then Les Sablons is the place for him. This new spot is housed within the iconic Conductor’s Building in Harvard Square and claims to be somewhere between London and Paris. It’s modern and elegant in an unpretentious way and a great place to celebrate Father’s Day with your hip dad.

Address: 2 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-268-6800

A4cade arcade games and bar

Photo Credit: A4cade

If your dad is the kind of cool cat who wants to kick back and have some casual fun then this new hot spot in Central Square is the perfect place for him. The love child of Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Area Four, A4cade offers unique two-handed sandwiches to get messy with and classic arcade games. This place is a great time but one thing to note is that this space is 21+ at all times.

Address: 292 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-714-3960


Mellow and Unfussy Guy, take him to Mamaleh’s or Sweet Cheeks Q

mamaleh's deli counter

Photo Credit: Mamaleh’s

If you have the kind of dad who is pretty easygoing and just happy to spend some family no matter what you’re doing or where you’re eating then take him to Mamaleh’s. This comforting and laid back modern Jewish diner is a great place to grab a milkshake and a sandwich and enjoy the company you’re with, sans tablecloths.

Address: One Kendall Square, 15 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-958-3354

sweet cheeks q interior

Photo Credit: Sweet Cheeks Q

Sweet Cheeks is such a dad place, it’s messy barbecue in a fun, relaxed environment full of wood, whiskey, beer, and excellent service. The beer garden is also a great option to kick back outside. Scorpion balls are always encouraged.

Address: 1381 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-266-1300


Dad Joke Dad, take him to State Park or The Friendly Toast

state park interior

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If you have that whacky dad that won’t stop telling dad jokes then take him to a left of center place to match his personality where he’ll fit right in. State Park is playful and campy, serving American fare with the volume turned up and creative beverages. We’re sure after a drink or two the jokes will be flying.

Address: One Kendall Square, Building 300, Lower Level, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-848-4355

friendly toast interior

Photo Credit: Yelp

The Friendly Toast is a favorite of ours and one of it’s Boston locations is a neighbor of State Park so if you can’t decide where to go or your dad tells one joke that’s just tooooo corny, you have an escape. This spot is like a giant cartoon with diner vibes and serves huge, tasty dishes that will fill your belly.

Address: 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-621-1200

Address: 35 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-456-7849


Whiskey Aficionado, take him to Citizen Public House or Rowes Wharf Bar


citizen bar

Photo Credit: Citizen Public House

If your dad wants whiskey, then give him whiskey! Citizen offers over 200 whiskeys with between five and eight hand-selected barrels at any given time. As an added bonus, they have a stamp card for club members to keep track of all the whiskeys they’ve had, and when you’ve had them all you’ll receive a free bottle from their collection of Citizen Hand Selected Single Barrel Whiskies. What are you waiting for?!

Address: 1310 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-450-9000

rowes wharf bar

Photo Credit: Yelp

Housing the city’s largest selection of fine scotches, this elegant bar located inside the Boston Harbor Hotel is dimly lit and full of mahogany, creating the perfect whiskey drinking atmosphere and an ideal spot for a whiskey snob. If this is your dad then grab a table and check out this site to learn some whiskey lingo so dad doesn’t show you up.

Address: 70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-439-7000


Have a Happy Father’s Day!


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