Best Father’s Day Restaurants In Minnesota

June 8, 2016 7:00 AM

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Give your dad a call and make a date for Sunday, June 19, 2016. Pick a restaurant where the family can treat dad to dinner. Here are five worthy options in Minnesota, from steakhouses to brewhouses, with a variety of price ranges and atmospheres.


Mancini’s Char House & Lounge
531 W. 7th St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-7345

Dad will love the good old fashioned attention he will get at Mancini’s. As you enter, the gracious welcome and the retro decor will remind you of an era when classy was king. Start with the best martini in Minnesota. Do you or dad want a mouthwatering steak at an affordable price? Order Mancini’s signature center-cut aged New York strip for only $33. Finish off the meal with a delectable dessert or after-dinner drink. Nobody can top Mancini’s ambience for a special time with dad.

600 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 767-2960

Take your dad to watch the Twins play the Yankees at Target Field, then grab some grub at Huberts Sports Bar. “Huberts is a good place to come for sports fans for the camaraderie,” says Laura Scheid, service manager, “ especially on game day when fans for the opposing team are there too.” Huberts is open by ten in the morning on game day and serves breakfast until noon. “Make a reservation for around ten thirty, and you will have plenty of time to get to the Twins game,” adds Laura. Dad can reminisce about past players and events as the memorabilia like jerseys, autographed pictures, front page of newspapers and World Series posters adorn the walls.

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685 Excelsior Blvd.
Excelsior, MN 55331
(952) 470-1800

Bring the captain and crew by land or by sea to Maynards where you can enjoy a spacious open informal family-friendly atmosphere filled with laughter and good cheer. The menu is ample and should suit even the most particular appetite. Pick from chops, fillets and sandwiches. Maynards wharf offers more casual fare enhanced by one of the best views overlooking Lake Minnetonka.

Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse
12800 Bunker Prairie Road
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 755-1234

Golfer dads may enjoy the ambiance of the chophouse or seating on the patio with one of the best views in the area of the beautifully manicured golf course, Bunker Hills. Whether you eat in the dining room, bar or on the patio, you can order from the tavern menu or the chophouse menu, which is served after 4:00 p.m. Happy hour is from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The tavern menu is chock full of pleasing tavern-style food. The chophouse serves wood fired prime steaks, pork chops, rotisserie chicken and skewers. Other choices include pastas, fishes and side dishes. Desserts range from crème brûlée to molten lava cake and mini dessert shooters.

Moe’s Restaurant
2400 Highway 10
Mounds View, MN 55112
(763) 786-1800

Take dad out for brunch after church on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Order Moe’s signature Bloody Mary with UV Vodka, or have a featured beer of the month from O’Dell Craft Beers or Summit Brewery. The service is attentive, and the brunch is awesome. Try an omelet or the cheesy hash browns, but do not overlook the eggs benedict as Moe’s hollandaise sauce is to die for.

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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at