It’s that time of year again. Yes, you know it; Father’s Day! However, there’s no need to scramble for a last-minute gift. What better way to celebrate your dad than with a celebratory dinner? Whether he’s in the mood for Mexican, Asian, or a classic steak, LB Living has got you covered. Here’s where to take your dad out for dinner on his special day around the LBC.
Los Compadres Restaurant
Los Compadres Restaurant is a Long Beach staple that serves hearty Mexican fare that Dad will love. They conveniently have two locations in Long Beach; one on Anaheim Street, the other on Pine Avenue. Their food selection is thorough and has everything from carna asada to chile rellenos. However, seafood is where Los Compadres truly shines. You and Dad can indulge in aguachiles, ceviche, and more. While you’re at it, don’t forget to add a margarita! For more information, visit their website.
Pho & Crawfish House
Pho & Crawfish House is a no-frills establishment that is another excellent laid-back option for Father’s Day. As their name suggests, Pho & Crawfish’s menu primarily consists of pho and seafood boils. Don’t let this combination deter you; their food packs a punch and brings Vietnamese and Cajun flavors to Long Beach. In other words, it’s perfect for the Dad that’s a foodie. Another bonus? Dining here means supporting a small and local business.
Nick’s On 2nd
If you want to splurge on Dad for Father’s Day, take him to Nick’s on 2nd. This is your archetypal upscale American restaurant with a modern flair. The ambiance is intimate, and the food is well worth the price. Besides their renowned steak dishes, you can expect to find salmon, ribs, and fried chicken on the menu. After you’re done with your meal, take Dad on a stroll through Belmont Shore and Rosie’s Dog Beach to take in the beauty of the LBC. For more information, head to Nick’s on 2nd’s website.
Want to keep Father’s Day dinner casual? Share a mouth-watering pizza with Dad at Little Coyote. Like Los Compadres Restaurant, Little Coyote has two locations in Long Beach. Their OG location is on Retro Row, while the other stands on Los Coyotes Diagonal. Little Coyote sells classics like pepperoni and cheese while also offering their popular white pie and a vegan option. Tasty salads and subs are also available. For more information, visit their website.
Get a Father’s Day meal with a view and an ice-cold beer at Ballast Point Long Beach. This brewery opened in 2016 and overlooks Alamitos Bay. While Ballast Point is all about their craft beer (they offer over 60 variations), they have plenty of food options. Menu items include pizza, wings, burgers, ribs, and more. Keep in mind that Ballast Point does not take reservations, and tables are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit their website.