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15 Ways to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day in Costa Mesa

Posted on June 1, 2024 | 12:10pm | Travel Costa Mesa

15 Ways to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day in Costa Mesa

Spending Dad’s Day in Costa Mesa this year? We’ve rounded up 15 of the best things to do and restaurants to try for Father’s Day.

Where to Take Dad on Father’s Day in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Country Club

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Got a golfer dad? The Costa Mesa Country Club includes two municipal courses, Mesa Linda and Los Lagos. Both offer just the right amount of difficulty—Los Lagos with gentle, rolling fairways and generous greens and Mesa Linda with doglegs and smaller sloping greens.

Slashers Axe Throwing & Ales

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Photo by Slashers Axe Throwing & Ales

It’s all in the name. Slashers Axe Throwing & Ales serves themed drinks and quality beer while letting you live out post-apocalyptic thrills. Their horror movie themed atmosphere and special effects elevate the experience from (safely conducted) axe throwing into something eerie, exhilarating, and memorable.

Period Correct

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Photo by Period Correct

Upgrade Dad’s wardrobe with attire and accessories inspired by classic motorsports culture with timeless designs from Period Correct. Give him a look that elicits the best of nostalgia and modern style.

Quiet Golf

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Photo by Quiet Golf

Suit Dad up with clothing and golf accessories from Quiet Golf, known for an aesthetic that blends classic styles with a minimalist, sophisticated design. Stop by their Costa Mesa shop before a visit to the Costa Mesa Country Club so Dad can look his best for the next round of golf.

Jack Henry Studios

Wellness and self-care are for everyone, Dad included. Treat him to a hair, skincare, or wellness session at Jack Henry Studios. The studio stands out for their use of pure, organic, and sustainably harvested ingredients in all their haircare and skincare services.

South Coast Plaza

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Photo by Gucci

An international shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to hundreds of shops, including boutique designers from around the world. Make sure to check out their recently expanded two story Gucci boutique. The interior design has been revamped, and the extra space means you’ll be able to find a broader selection of the brand’s collections!

Where to Feed Dad on Father’s Day in Costa Mesa

Silver Trumpet

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Photo by Silver Trumpet

Treat your dad to a memorable dining experience at Silver Trumpet. This year they will be offering surf and turf with ribs and beer all day. Simply sit back, relax, and let them handle everything.

Holé Smokes BBQ

Take Dad out for bold, authentic Texas-style barbecue at Holé Smokes. Choose from a menu of traditional barbecue favorites like brisket, ribs, and tri-tip. All meats are smoked long, low, and slow with logs imported from Texas and Oklahoma.

The Country Club

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Photo by The Country Club

Make a dinner reservation at The Country Club on 17th Street. The restaurant brings an elevated approach to classic American dishes and craft cocktails. Enjoy an old fashioned and try the 16 oz dry aged bone-in ribeye or the Scottish salmon before diving into their sweet potato beignets for dessert.

Mastro’s Steakhouse

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Photo by Mastro’s Steakhouse

Perhaps the most classic Father’s Day restaurant in Costa Mesa. Mastro’s is the ultimate steakhouse offering some of the finest hand-cut prime steaks and fresh seafood. The restaurant also regularly hosts live music to match its distinctively sophisticated ambiance.

Water Grill

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Photo by Water Grill

If you’ve got a seafood lover on your hands, try Water Grill across South Coast Plaza. The restaurant exudes nautical charm with its locally sourced wood and rustic iron finishes. The restaurant’s menu changes daily based on the fresh seafood available that day, but their iced shellfish platters are not to be missed!

OC 626 Night Market

It may not technically be a Father’s Day restaurant, but the OC 626 Night Market shouldn’t be missed if he’s a foodie. The market brings hundreds of vendors together for a foodie fest with all sorts of unique eats. Admission is $5 per person, and rest assured you’ll find plenty of dining options! Stop by June 7th – 9th.

Crawl Costa Mesa’s Local Breweries

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Photo by Salty Bear

Looking for a place to enjoy a round of beers? Check out our Costa Mesa Beer Trail spanning five local breweries, each with their own hand-crafted brews, unique interiors, patio seating, entertainment, and food.

Make It a Weekend Getaway

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Photo by The Westin South Coast Plaza

Turn Father’s Day into Father’s Weekend by booking a stay at one of Costa Mesa’s top hotels. Known for their comfort, class, and amenities, these hotels are perfect for extending your stay and spending more quality time with Dad.