80+ Father’s Day Free Meals, Freebies & Discounts (2020)
Sunday, June 21, 2020, is Father’s Day. So, grab your dad (if you’re lucky enough to still have him around!) and head to any of these restaurants that are offering free meals on Father’s Day, freebies and discounts.
I admit it. I’m a Daddy’s girl!
Yeah, I’m a full-fledged Daddy’s Girl. But, not in a frilly way. My dad taught me to fix stuff and not be afraid to get dirty. He’s smart, talented (did I mention the man can SING!?) He was singing publicly since he was a kid. Actually, he even had several offers from record companies and promoters to be rich and famous. He was always in a band, either Country music or “Country Rock” as we used to call it. Instead of pursuing fame, in his words, he “got married instead.” After all, it’s family first.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there, and anyone who is deserving of the title.
To Sum it Up
Father’s Day isn’t just about free meals. Sure, they’re great! But, if nothing else, then I hope you take this away with you: cherish your dad. Spend as much time together as possible, and make Father’s day a tribute to the wonderful men in your life. After all, you didn’t get this awesome without a little help! 😉
Father’s Day Free Meals & Deals 2020
Unless otherwise noted, all freebies are on Father’s Day. Don’t forget to check out all the restaurants that give you free food for signing up!
Where Can Dads Eat Free on Father’s Day?
Great question! And, we’re still working on finding the best Father’s Day Freebies & Deals for you. But, it’s still early. So, come back and we’ll have this list all nice and updated for you.
- Andiamo Restaurants – This Detroit eatery requires reservations. Dads eat free! Get a free entrée with the purchase of another entrée of equal or greater value.
- Arby’s sent their Arby’s Club Extra email list subscribers a ‘coupon’ good for a free sandwich for dads! If you join their list, you’ll also get View when you sign up, and again on your birthday!
- Arooga’s – If you’re in the Northeastern part of the United States, then you need to check out Arooga’s (they make their own vodka!) And, in 2019 Dads could eat free with the purchase of equal or greater value.
- Baskin Robins – stop in for a discounted treat for dad and yourself!
- Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Dad’s eat free with purchase of equal or greater value up to $10.
- Benihana – Happy Dad’s Day! Get $10 in promotional cards when you spend $50 in gift cards. Or, get $60 in promotional cards when you spend $250 in gift cards. Offer valid 5/19/20 – 6/21/20. Promotional cards valid 6/22/20 – 7/26/20.
- BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse -Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus card! Bonus Card valid 6/22/20 – 7/12/20.
- Black Angus – Join the Prime Club (it’s free!) and get a free dessert on your first visit. And, if your birthday happens to be within a week of Father’s Day, you could get a free Steak Dinner!
- Bonefish Grill – Has a bunch of Father’s Day specials!
- Boston Market – Get a $5 bonus gift card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards
- Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille – No Father’s Day is complete without our biggest sizzler! Get the 11oz Sizzler for $16.99 when you dine-in on Father’s Day
- Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba – We know the way to Dad’s heart: A bloody good brunch! Preorder a timeless tapas package for #FathersDay, it’s the gift that keeps on giving: https://bit.ly/2zqamF5
- Caribou Coffee – Check with your local Caribou for Fathers Day specials.
- Carvel – Grab a free limited-edition Fudgie the Whale Hats with the purchase of a Fudgie the Whale Cake.
- Central Park NJ – Last year, Dads could eat free with additional adult brunch purchase. Haven’t heard what’s up for 2020 yet.
- Chick-fil-A – Check with your local Chick-fil-A to see what Fathers Day special they have.
- Chilis –Celebrate & stay connected with the ones you love from afar by sending them one of our Mother’s Day, Father’s Day & Graduation e-gift cards! Buy $50 worth, and you’ll receive a $10 e-bonus card.
- Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers –Calling all Dads! Join us on Father’s Day to celebrate the only way we know how with Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, where Dads eat free! That’s right, dine-in and enjoy your Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers menu item of choice – free! *Offer valid for dine-in only.
- Denny’s – Check with your local Dennys for any Fathers Day specials they may have.
- Duffy’s Sports Grill – UPDATE: The wait is almost over! We know distancing can be difficult and we miss you too! Thank you for your patience and support as we are busy behind the scenes working on getting Duffy’s doors open safely and to keep them open to serve our communities for many years to come. Check out the latest Duffy’s update at the link below and stay tuned as we are excited to share our reopening plan for July VERY soon!
- Einstein Bros. Bagels is encouraging moms to “plan Dad’s getaway,” asking them to order ahead Father’s Day breakfast on the app for pick-up so Dad gets to go for a drive. Not only does Dad get to cruise with his windows down and his playlist at his fingertips, he also gets a free “Roadie” Hash Brown to enjoy on the scenic route home.
- Firehouse Subs – In the past they’e always offered free medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips, and drink. However, you’ll have to ask them yourself. Because, I can’t find anything from them this year.
- Flemings Steakhouse – Celebrate Dad in a big way this Father’s Day — with our Prime Bone-In Ribeye & Lobster three-course. Available June 19-22, $100 per Guest. Open at 12PM on Sunday, June 21. If Dad prefers to celebrate at home, we can still prepare 3 courses. Order from our 3-course Family Menu for four or six instead. Available only for curbside pickup or delivery.
- Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse –Good taste is the ultimate gift this Father’s Day. Receive a Complimentary Dining Postcard valid for a Full Churrasco experience with your next visit, when you dine with us or order any Fogo Experience package through Fogo To-Go this Father’s Day Weekend (Friday-Sunday)*
- Francesca’s – Pre-order a grill package, or enjoy patio dining or pickup!
- Glory Days Grill –TGIF! How about #Ribs for dinner? Check out our BBQ Ribs special for Father’s Day weekend – a full portion of Ribs and Shrimp or a full portion of Ribs and Wings for $22.59 each! So much great food at a great price! Treat dad (or yourself)! Order and pay online or dine with us!(NOVA, MD, NC, WV)
- Graeter’s Ice Cream – Check with your local Graeters for Father’s Day special!
- Hooters –Hey Dads… it’s your turn now.Come dine with us this #FathersDay and get $5 dad bucks with any $25 gift card purchase! Now you know what to say when your kids ask you what you want this year.*Offer only valid for in-store gift card purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers.
- Hurricane Grill & Wings – Check with your local restaurant for a possible buy one entree and get a free entree for dad.
- IHOP – Last year they had a special Buy a $25 gift card in-store and get a $5 coupon for your next visit.
- IKEA – Check with your local IKEA for Fathers Day Specials.
- Long John Silvers – Nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like the gift of seafood! Gift cards available for purchase in-restaurant and at the drive-thru. Check out ljsilvers.com/store-locator/ to find a location near you!
- Macaroni Grill (Romano’s) – Treat dad this Father’s Day! All digital gift cards are 25% off. Order online: bit.ly/macgiftcards(Discount valid for online orders through 6/21/2020 with promo code DAD20. Maximum $250 purchase.)
- McAlister’s Deli Tea – Free nacho basket for dad!
- Mrs. Fields – Use Father’s Day promo code JUNE20 to get up to 20% discounts on any item. Tons of Father’s Day treats available!
- Neighborhood Grill – Check with your location for Father’s day deals and freebies!
- Olive Garden – Take & bake family style cheese-stuffed shells special. Open at 10:30 a.m. on 6/21.
- Outback Steakhouse –Celebrate Dad Aussie style with a $50 gift card for him and get $10 for you!
- PDQ – Father’s Day means a free meal for dad. Free combo meal with a purchase.
- Pearl –Bring Dad into PEARL to celebrate Father’s Day Weekend and dinner is on us! Buy one entree for yourself and get Dad’s free!
- P.F. Changs – Customizable $20 per-person, dad-approved feasts. Flames licking, smoke billowing, food flying — there’s nothing like the drama of wok cooking. Add some fire and flavor to your Father’s Day celebration this year. Make your reservation https://bit.ly/3fKythx
- Pilot Flying J –free cup of Pilot Coffee Find it in the free MyPilot app.
- Pluckers Wing Bar – Free meal for Dad
- Potbelly Sandwich Shop – Introducing NEW Family Deals: 4 sandwiches, 4 chips, 4 cookies for just $19.99. Plus more delicious, shareable family-sized options at a great value. Lunch and Dinner’s ready and nope, no pots + pans to clean afterwards (aka more time for you + wine).
- Primanti Bros – This Year – Give Dad What He Wants. Free Food. Dads are hardworking guys – just like the founders of Primanti Bros. So this year – we’re giving all Dads the Founders Treatment – FREE SANDWICHES! This year, on Sunday, June 16 Dad get a FREE Classic Primanti Bros. Almost Famous Sandwich. All Dad’s got to do is spend at least $3.99 (the price of a kids meal) to be eligible for a free meal. Dine-In Only. Not valid on third-party delivery apps. Excludes Stadium, Florida and Airport locations
- Red Lobster – Bring your original CODfather to dinner at Red Lobster.
- Ricetta’s Brick Over Ristorante – Dad has a PIZZA our heart. Open from 12 pm to 8 pm on Father’s Day for outside dining, take home or delivery.Order take home or delivery or reserve outdoor seating on Father’s Day and receive a coupon for one Entree or Pizza for Dad to use when we resume indoor dine in service.
PLUS! Choose an individual dessert including our Lava Cake, Tiramisu, Chocolate Cake or Cheesecake for only $4 to complete your Father’s Day meal! *Up to a $20 value
- Rio Sabinas – Dads get a free meal on Father’s Day.
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Nothing says ‘Thank You’ better than a sizzling steak and a well-deserved cocktail. Treat Dad to our Prime Ribeye Surf & Turf, or one of his other Ruth’s favorites. Dine-in, Takeout and Delivery options available in select locations. Select locations open at 11am on Sunday, June 21. You’ll also get a $50 bonus card for every $250 spent.
- Shoney’s – Special holiday food bar.
- Smokey Bones – Check with your location for Father’s day specials.
- Spaghetti Warehouse – Open, and ready to serve you for dad’s day!
- Suzy’s Swirl – Grab a Swirl for Dad on Father’s Day.
- Tap House Grill – Free meal for dad with purchase of adult and kids meal. Check with your local Tap House for participation.
- Tavena Opa – BRATE DAD! Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st! Open 12pm-10pm for On-Site Dining & Curbside Pickup. Evening Belly Dancing Entertainment Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted as capacity guidelines allow!
- TCBY – A free treat for dad on Fathers Day.
- Texas Steakhouse & Saloon – Dads get a free meal on Father’s day via a coupon for a free entree on their next visit when they dine-in on Father’s Day.
- Texaz Grill – Bring Dad in for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Supper Special is “The Big Daddy” a 16oz hand-cut, choice, aged NY Strip steak smothered in sautéed onions for $33. Plus, all Dad’s receive a complimentary strawberry shortcake with their meal (proof of fatherhood required). Dinner includes Salad or Cole Slaw, Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Gravy or TEXAZ Fries, Buttermilk biscuits, wheat rolls, and Butter.
- TGI Fridays – Raise the Steaks! Let us help make Father’s Day really special. Our NEW 12oz New York Strip Steak will make Dad feel like a VIP. Available for a limited time only.Offer valid 6/18/20 – 6/21/20
- The Melting Pot – Check with your local restaurant for specials for Father’s Day.
- The Pasta House – Bring Dad to our house this weekend! We have something for everyone!
- Tony Roma’s – Check with your local restaurant for Father’s Day specials.
- Wahoo’s Tacos – Check with your local for any specials for Fathers Day. Buy any taco plate and get a coupon for your next one half off! Coupon can be redeemed until July 7th. Available at participating locations!
- Wienerschnitzel – All dads will get a free Old-Fashioned Sundae all day.
- Zea Rotisserie & Bar – Zea Thai Rib Kit $45 – includes 2 full rack of ribs to grill from the comfort of your backyard, pint of Thai sauce, sesame seeds and Asian Herbs.
Free Entrance/Admission For Dads
No self-respecting Father’s day freebies list would be complete without things dad can do for free! Because, nothing says Happy Father’s Day like free things to do!
- Akron Zoo OH – cancelled
- Canobie Lake Park NH – Opening day is July 16
- Chattahoochee Nature Center GA – Dads and Grandpas get in free.
- Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens OH – Free Admission for dads on Father’s day.
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo OH – Free admission for dad on Father’s Day. Limited space, so call ahead.
- Gadsby Tavern Museum VA – Closed.
- Harley-Davidson Museum Milwaukee WI – Cancelled.
- Harry P. Leu Gardens Orlando, FL – Leu Gardens Celebrates Dads! Enjoy this special day with your dad in the beautiful 50-acre gardens. FREE Admission for Dads, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Stroll the winding pathways and discover all the amazing gardens including the butterfly garden, rose garden and tropical stream garden. Garden Admission: $10 adult and $5 child (4 – 17 years of age) and Free for Dads
- Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Fremont, OH- Free admission for Dad; special activities are planned.
- Heritage Museums & Gardens MA – Free admission to Heritage for fathers.
- iPlay America Freehold, NJ – Closed.
- Jungle Island, Miami Florida – Do a virtual meetup with the animals on Zoom!
- Lane Motor Museum Nashville, TN –Dads get in FREE!
- McKinley Presidential Library OH – All dads admitted FREE! This weekend (June 20-21), guests can explore the exhibit “Norman Rockwell in the 1940s” and enjoy Electric and Planetarium shows.
Where: 800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708
- Medieval Times – Dad is Free, June 3 – 16! Dad is free with the purchase of one full-priced adult. Use Code: DAD19 | Valid for shows June 3 – 16, 2019
- Miami Seaquarium FL – Re-opening June 18 with limited occupancy
- Milwaukee County Zoo WI –We apologize we’re not able to host Father’s Day activities, nor offer free admission for Fathers this year, but we do wish all Dads a Happy Father’s Day!
- Monmouth Park NJ – Live horse racing to resume July 3.
- Morey’s Piers and Water Parks NJ – PigDog Beach Bar is now open for the season! And what’s better than outdoor dining – beach dining with plenty of space, food, and drinks to go around!
- Mulberry Lane Farm Sherwood, WI – Don’t give Dad another tie! Bring him to Mulberry Lane Farm because Dads are FREE on Father’s Day. (Sunday only.) Is Dad brave enough to milk a cow? Can he catch a chicken? Dare him to kiss a pig! It’ll be the most memorable Father’s Day ever. One dad free per paid admission.
- Naples Zoo FL – Now Open By Timed Ticket Only
-Full Outdoor Experience – Including Outdoor Entry & Exit
-Limited Capacity & Temporary Discounted Pricing
-New Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, with the last entry at 2:00 pm.
- Niabi Zoo Coal Valley, IL – Free admission for dad. Nothing beats spending quality time with dad! On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, all dads will receive free admission to Niabi with paid child admission. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4 p.m.)
- North Georgia Zoo – Dads always get in free with a paid kid’s admission, on Father’s Day! Check out the special “zoo dad” tours in link.
- Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, Piney Point, MD –The Piney Point Lighthouse Museum is temporarily CLOSED until further notice.The pier and outside grounds, paths and picnic areas are OPEN to visitors from dawn until dusk. The kayak launch is CLOSED to the public. PLEASE: Observe social distancing best-practices while there.
- Six Flags – Parks are temporarily closed for COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Splash Lagoon Erie, PA – SPLASH LAGOON OPENING FRIDAY, JUNE 26!Our team at Splash Lagoon has been busy preparing for your visit, spending over 3,600 labor hours deeply cleaning, sanitizing, and improving Splash Lagoon.
- St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point, MD – We’re excited that Water Taxi that cruises to St. Clement’s Island State Park from the pier at St. Clement’s Island Museum have resumed daily operation! Come this weekend for a 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. cruise to the island daily. http://ow.ly/EiOM50AcpHa
- Summit Metro Parks OH – Summit Metro Parks is wishing a happy Father’s Day this weekend to all the father figures out there! Check out our latest blog post to learn about dads in nature and make a fun craft to celebrate yours. At the guidance of public health authorities, all in-person programs and events are temporarily suspended through at least September 7, 2020. Please stay tuned for information on virtual/alternative program and event options!
- Sunset Zoo, KS – We are excited to share that we are reopening! We will have several changes to our operations and you can find out all of the information at www.sunsetzoo.com
- Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral FL – Free admission for dad with purchase of regular priced child or teen ticket
- The Children’s Museum of La Crosse, WI – Closed for summer.
- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium OH – Re-open to public on June 16. Last year they offered all dads and grandpas get in free to the Zoo with paid admission for kids or grandkids. Check with them directly (they have a reduced staff that wasn’t able to immediately respond to question).
- The Greater Cleveland Aquarium OH – Closed temporarily.
- The Museum of Flight, Seattle WA – Closed temporarily.
- The National Museum of Transportation, Kirkwood, MO –Remember this Sunday is Father’s Day! Celebrate Dad by coming on over to TNMOT! We will be open from 9 am to 4pm. Doggie Mac’s Food Truck By Chef B and Fire & Ice Cream Truck will be here from 11am-2pm. YUM! Mask are required indoors, on the mini-train and if you are unable to socially distance outside. More information can be found on our website www.tnmot.org
- Washington Park Zoo Michigan City, IN –The Zoo reopened on June 15, and remains on Spring Hours (10 am-4 pm with gates closing at 3 pm). Since daily attendance will be capped at 50% capacity, reservations must be made to enter the Zoo.
- W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Augusta, MI – Dads can enjoy free admission to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary on Father’s Day 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Zoo Atlanta GA – Typically they give free admission for dads with purchase of any regularly-priced child’s or adult’s general admission ticket. However, they haven’t announced anything for 2020.
- Zoo Knoxville – Dad gets in free
More to Father’s Day than Free Meals
Father’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. A great dad might spend all their time with their kids, or they might have to spend more time working than they want. It doesn’t require 24/7 time spent with your child to be a good influence. The point is that they make an impact. In my humble opinion, great dads teach their kids what’s important, what’s good, what’s right and how to prioritize those things to be a good person.
What Fathers Day Means to Me
My Dad is a family man in every sense. In his world, family comes first. I can’t even begin to tell you the extent of his generosity toward strangers. And, animals! They love him almost as much as he loves them. There’s one heartbroken giraffe that we left at a theme park in Florida who could not stop chewing on my dad’s beard. (HA!) Seriously, the man is good at everything. He’s not perfect, but he’s sure a good dad. His are some pretty big shoes to fill.
Father In Love
I had the privilege of calling another great man my “father” (in law). And, he happened to be a lot like my dad. It was uncanny how much they had in common. He, too, was in a Country Western band! He played bass guitar, just like my dad. (All the way down to having the same guitar, same year & model – everything!!) He was my father-in-law and he passed away, unexpectedly. We were able to be with him for a very short week before we lost him. He called me his angel. When I had to say goodbye, I told him now he could be my angel. Why am I writing this with tears all the way down to my toes?
Free Card for Dad on Father’s Day
- Snag a totally Free Fathers Day Card, that’s beautifully handwritten and styled from Punkpost. They’ll even ship it free.
- You can also make a free greeting card for dad at INK, by Sincerely. Of course, they’ll ship it to your dad for free as well.
- If your dad needs encouragement, you can grab free Encouragement Cards from the Recovery Card Project.
- Download this super cute Father’s Day printable coupon book. Not only will Dad get his honey-do list done faster, he’ll spend quality family time with the kids.
Are you clamoring to find a gift? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
- LL Bean – Use promo code DAD20 at checkout to save 20%
- Home Depot – Save up to 40% on power tools
- Massage Envy – Purchase $125 in gift cards for Dad & get a voucher for a 30-minute FREE Total Body Stretch session
- Old Navy – Special Sale items for Dad.
- Omaha Steaks – Mail order has Fathers specials with many items at below half price.
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