The “Hoboken Girl” is back with a new post/guest column on the best places to take dad for Father’s Day in Hoboken which is Sunday June 17th this year…..
Father’s Day is fast approaching – and sometimes, it’s more important to spend QT with dad than anything else. I always say that the way to a man’s heart is his stomach, and dad is no different! So, I’ve compiled a list of places to take dad to eat in Hoboken, depending on his cravings. Do men even get cravings? Anyway, I digress.
1. Dad loves Brunch: Court Street (61 6th Street)
Court Street is a wonderful brunch spot. My favorite brunch drink is the Pointsetta – a mimosa with a twist (cranberry + champagne). Classy yet casual is the brunch vibe here.
…or 10th & Willow (935 Willow Avenue)
10th and Willow is another great brunch spot with a classy yet casual feeling. The Cream Cheese & Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast and the Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes are some of my favorites. There are also a lot of yummy egg options.
2. Dad loves a Burger & Fries: Helmer’s Restaurant (1036 Washington Street)
The burgers at Helmer’s are delicious, so my friends say. Being a quasi-vegetarian, I haven’t tried them. But I have had numerous Hoboken sources tell me that Helmer’s is the best if you’re looking for a juicy burger.
3. Dad is a Lush: The Turtle Club (936 Park Avenue)
Besides delicious food, the Turtle Club has an extensive wine, beer, and bourbon selection. Many of the wines are family-owned and organic vineyards. Can’t beat that!
4. Dad loves Sushi: Robongi (520 Washington Street)
I don’t know many dads that love sushi – but hey, I could be wrong. That being said, if dad has a sushi craving, Robongi is definitely the way to go. It’s Zagat-rated, fun, and always appearing on my Instagram account. I order it weekly, if not more. The sweet potato rolls are the bomb.
5. Dad loves Mexican: Charritos (1024 Washington Street)
There are two Charritos locations, but I prefer the uptown one. They make guacamole for you to order, right there, in front of you. It’s pretty amazing, and sure to wow dad. They also serve margarita mix, in which you can BYO Tequila.
6. Dad loves Seafood: Elysian Cafe (1001 Washington Street)
I am a scallops fan, and I love Elysian’s scallops. I also have taste tested the mussels, and they are delicious. Elysian has a very casual yet upscale feel which will make Dad feel right at home. They also have a great brunch!
…or Anthony David’s (953 Bloomfield Street)
Anthony David’s scallops are also out of this world. Most things you taste here will be just delectable. It’s also BYOB, an added bonus, if dad is a lush. In which case, see #3.
7. Dad loves Italian: Augustinos (1104 Washington Street)
I recently tried Augustino’s for the first time, and I realized the hype was totally worth it. Delicious chicken parm, delicious appetizers, delicious wine, and great service. Dad will love this place if he is an Italian food lover! They don’t take reservations on the weekends, which is a bummer – so hopefully you can get a spot. Go early – and expect a wait.
8. Dad loves Brick Oven Pizza: Grimaldi’s (411 Washington Street)
If Dad is a specialty pizza lover, he’ll love Grimaldi’s. Casual ambiance, delicious wines, and amazing pizzas. I recommend the eggplant + ricotta pizza (not on the menu) – just ask for it.
With this guide, you’re bound to eat some fantastic dishes and have some fun time with pops. Regardless of what you do with your dad — make sure to enjoy the day!