Dads, granddads and father figures help guide us through life and ask for so little in return. That’s why we dedicate a whole day to celebrating all they do for us, which falls the third Sunday each June in the U.S., this year on June 20. If you're looking for a way to properly recognize someone who offers paternal guidance in your life, check out our recommendations below!

Meals | Gifts | Activities

Two dads dining at the Guild House with their daughter

Father's Day Meals in Columbus

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

All Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will be open for Father’s Day, with many offering special menus just for dad. Check out the menus and make reservations here.

Ruth's Chris

Ruth's Chris is opening early on Father's Day to make sure there's plenty of time to dine together. Three specialty cuts will be available in addition to the Ruth's Chris classics. Explore the menu and secure your spot here.

J. Gilbert's

J. Gilbert's has plenty of options to celebrate this Father's Day. A special 3-course menu is available June 19 and 20 for dine-in and carryout. Or, pick up a grilling kit to prepare at home! Make your selection here.

Father's Day Gift Recommendations in Columbus

Sock Subscription ($10/month)

There's nothing like a new pair of socks! Keep dad fashionable all year long with this stylish subscription from Keep It Simple Socks.


Wolf's Ridge Can Cooler ($20)

No matter what dad is drinking this summer, he can support a local business and keep his can cold all day long.

Waygu Beef Sampler ($99.99)

Show dad he is the best by giving him the gift of Ohio's best beef from North Country Charcuterie so he can show off his skills on the grill this summer.

The Master's Blend Experience ($150)

Give dad a night of a night of whiskey tasting, education and creation with High Bank Co.'s Master Distiller. He'll head home with his own custom blend!

Father's Day Fun in Columbus

Grandview Heights Story Walk

Take a stroll around Wyman Woods and learn about dad through questions, games and activities along the Father's Day Story Walk!

Free Fishing

No fishing license is required on June 19 or 20 on all waters within the state, courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Father's Day Bourbon & Chocolate

Visit Winans to taste four bourbons, including two rare finds, paired with delicious chocolates to enhance the flavor. $30 for the tasting, which runs all weekend!

Father's Day at the Zoo

Fathers and grandfathers get in free to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium when accompanied by a [grand]child, regardless of age.

KidX: Father's Day

Polaris Fashion Place is free offering crafts, snacks and dad jokes from 11-12:30 in its lifestyle center.

Father's Day at the DogTap

BrewDog's DogTap will have dad/daughter hair braiding, a can castle contest, a magician and much more!

Family Day with the Clippers

Get discounted tickets to see the Columbus Clippers take on the Toledo Mud Hens.