Options to help celebrate dad this weekend

Published: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 8:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 8:06 p.m.

If you're hunting for something special to do with or for Dad this weekend, you've got some options.

Several of the places listed here will let your father in free or give him a free meal.

Here are some ways to celebrate that are worth consideration:

Father's Day Special at Kanapaha: Fathers can visit Kanapaha's 62 acres, including the state's largest public bamboo display and the largest herb garden in the Southeast, for free, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. Cost: $3.50-$7, fathers get in free. (372-4981)

Decorate a Father's Day cookie at Publix: Today from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. kids can create their very own decorated cookie for dad. It'll cost $5.99 for the cookie and all decorations.

A free sub: Dads can get a free sub on Sunday at Quiznos sub shops. You'll need a coupon, which you can print out by going online to http://qclub.quiznos.com/

Free dessert: At McAlister's delis, dad can get a free dessert on Sunday.

Free pint glass: At BJ's restaurants, dad can get a free limited edition pint glass today and Sunday. Does not include a beverage.

Dad eats free: At Beef ‘O' Brady's restaurants, dads eat free on Sunday with a purchase of an entree of equal or greater value. Up to a $10 value.

A free ghost walk: In Ocala, dads can participate in the Ocala Ghost Walk for free tonight at 8 on the downtown square. Call 690-7933 to reserve a spot, no extra charge for private tours.

Tupelo Grill: The restaurant hosts its annual Father's Day brunch, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Tupelo BBQ Bar Grill, 4401 NW 25th Place. Cost: Varies. (372-7070)

Tijuana Flats: TF is offering fathers a free meal with the purchase of any entree, all day Sunday, Tijuana Flats, 1720 W. University Ave. (692-3093)

Sweetwater Branch Inn: for Father's Day, enjoy Roasted Tarragon Tenderloin, Chef Colin's Corned Beef Hash, Poached Salmon and more on Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations required. Sweetwater Branch Inn is at 625 E. University Ave. (373-6760)

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