Celebrate Fathers in Houston on Father’s Day

If you’re at a loss deciding where to go for Father’s Day, here are some fantastic ideas for your consideration. Whether Dad loves dining, cruising, sports or laughing, here’s an eclectic mix of fun Father’s Day activities.

Where to Eat for Father’s Day: Cullen’s Upscale American Grille

One of my favorite restaurants to dine is Cullen’s Upscale American Grille. My best friend found it and we went shortly after it opened on my birthday a couple of years ago, and we go back every chance we get. Well, last year, for the first time, Cullen’s offered an all-you-can eat gourmet buffet for Father’s Day (they also offer it for Easter and Mother’s Day). This buffet has to be seen to be believed: fresh king crab, shrimp, lox and bagels, and omelet station, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, prime rib, veggies, salads, breads, and dozens of small serving gourmet desserts.

A little pricey at about $40 per person, it’s a change to enjoy upscale elegant dining for a lower than average price. There are also bottomless mimosas and bloody maries. The décor is understated but simple in its beauty and elegance.

We plan to take my stepfather there again this Father’s Day if he’s in town. Be sure to make reservations, and they are usually so busy they’ll ask for a credit card to reserve your table, but it won’t be charged unless you have to cancel and they can’t reseat the table.

Sporting Event for Father’s Day:
10th Annual Father’s Day Father/Child Charity Golf Tournament

If your father enjoys playing golf, signing him up (with Mom’s help, perhaps?) for a golf invitational might be just the trick. There’s also a charity dinner after the tournament. If Dad likes golf and food, this will combine both and do something good for charity too. If Dad just wants to watch the tournament up close, there is a reduced fee for attending only the dinner and not participating in the tournament. More information can be found about pre-registration, times and more at the Houston Parks Board website. Scroll down to the invitational.

Brunch on a Boat: Starfleet Cruise and Brunch for Father’s Day

Take the short drive to the Clear Lake Star Cruises and take a cruise around Clear Lake and Galveston Bay while sipping complementary beer, champagne, mimosas or bloody maries. This is upscale food while taking a tour-hour tour on the boat. Dad will enjoy the scenery and the food and conversation. You can request seating on the top deck in the open air or in the dining room area that is interior and air conditioned, but with big tinted windows to look out on the lake.

Dad might enjoy fishing off the pier after the cruise ends and the boat docks. For more information, visit Star Cruise’s website. Reservations are recommended, because the boats are popular for special occasions and will fill up fast.

Comedy Sportz, Interactive Comedy Bar: For Father’s with Humor

If dead old dad is into laughing it up, the Comedy Sportz Improv Club is exactly where to take dad for an evening of laughter, snacks and drinks, or dining. But be sure your father is outgoing and energetic for this experience, since the audience is essentially the show. Audience members participate and it’s a fully interactive experience. This is not the place for the shy or the timid father, but for a dad who loves to show off and laugh, this is the perfect experience for his special day.

Find out more about their specials on the Comedy Sportz website, but not that Father’s Day is not listed yet. They have done something special the past few years on Father’s Day, so I’m sure they will be doing it again. Right now, Mother’s Day is up, so I’m sure Father’s Day will come right after.

No matter your father’s personality, one of these suggestions just might hit the spot with Dad. Visit the websites of each of these ideas to determine how to register or make reservations and ensure space is still available. As for me, I think we might just be combining more than one of these ideas together for a special Father’s Day celebration. Enjoy the day with your dad or as a dad, or even a mom who has always had to be both mom and dad.