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D.C. Father’s Day Guide 2019

Hallmark holidays are simply better enjoyed in the warm weather. Father’s day just happens to fall in the midst of a D.C.’s optimal summer weather before the excruciating heat and humidity kick in. The greater options for dining al fresco, refreshing cocktails, and local produce is in high supply and we just can’t get enough of it. There are many brunch spots suitable for a memorable brunch with your old man, but here are our favorites this year:


Rake’s Progress

If you’re mother’s day high tea became a little more hipster and a little more masculine, it would look something like Rake’s Progress at the line hotel. We presented five flutes for impressive pastries, impeccably crafted cocktails, and jaw-dropping entrees.

1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Tail Up Goat

Tail Up Goat

Picking a spot for your food-savvy father can be difficult. Tail Up Goat is our immediate suggestion for a special Father’s Day Sunday brunch that is culinarily exceptional and hospitable time after time.

1827 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

All Purpose

The light-hearted, family friendly, and downright delicious All Purpose Pizza is everything you could want out of a father’s day brunch. A variety of Pizza combinations are complimented by beautiful waterfront views for a truly serene dining experience.

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003


Occidental grill is the type of D.C. establishment that has semi-creepy portraits of past presidents on every square inch of its walls. Their elevated French-American food and seafood situation, though, is a sure thing dad will love.

1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004



There is a quintessential Southern-American steakhouse meets polo club vibe at Steven Starr’s St.Anslem. The restaurant has brunch with legendary biscuits and an unforgettable (hopefully) alcoholic punch bowl, in case your dad wants to party.

1250 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Hank’s Oyster Bar

Your favorite dad deserves one of D.C.’s favorite establishments. Hank’s Oyster bar can satisfy your classic brunch cravings and has one of the best raw bars in town. Check out their new Wharf location, too — review coming soon!

1624 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Mission Navy Yard Brunch

Mission Navy Yard

Even if brunch before a game at the ballpark isn’t in your father’s day game plan, Mission Navy Yard brunch is still worth checking out. The Mexican style brunch has a unique menu that’s executed properly. This brunch is best enjoyed with an unconventional array of bottomless margaritas.

1221 Van St SE, Washington, DC 20003


Lucky Buns

The burgers and fried chicken sandwiches at Lucky Buns are a good excuse for the indulgence of your Father’s Day brunch endeavors. Brunch is similar to the epic dinner offerings at Lucky Buns, but everything is better with a runny egg.

2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Ivy City Smokehouse Brunch

Ivy City Smoke House

The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse is a great destination brunch on the outskirts of D.C. Quality smoked fish and meat is taken seriously here. Whether you opt for a bagel and lox platter or a decadent smoked brisket, you can enjoy a lax, casual brunch where you can just hang out for a while.

1356 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Meatball Shop Brunch

Meatball Shop

We love the trendy, but low-key bar atmosphere of Meatball shop. Their menu is nostalgically familiar– with authentic renditions of our childhood meatball favorites. The brunch menu is small but has some especially delicious specials. 

1720 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009



Officina is a classy place to sip prosecco and slurp down pasta this father’s day. The market on the main floor is ideal for browsing before or after your meal and they have an incredible rooftop with views of the energetic Fisherman’s Wharf.  This brunch is an automatic two for one. 

1120 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Bluejacket Brunch


Dads and beer are a near perfect pair. Bluejacket’s brunch is consistently good in flavor and lively in the atmosphere. In the heart of the happening Navy Yard, Bluejacket is in a great location to make a day out of your brunch activities.

300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Dannah Strauss

Dannah is our toughest critic. With a food and drink background, this Bitch brings her sophisticated opinion to the D.C. dining scene. Dannah is our D.C. editor and has all the restaurant intel. She's always game to try something new, but when it comes to brunch, she's looking for the classics done in an exceptional manner. French toast over pancakes, and bloodys over mimosas, always.

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