Good conversations and dad jokes are a bonus

Father’s Day is right around the block and the season to celebrate the best man in your life has arrived. No gift yet? Rid yourself of the worry because we think a sure way to give thanks is with a meal or two. These five restaurants won’t break the bank and are the perfect choice for you and your foodie buddy since childhood.

1. Ping Pong Diplomacy

Ping Pong Diplomacy treads a dining experience that spans new levels of taste. Hipster interiors? Check. Delicious mash-ups? Check. Technique and finesse are applied in each plate and is enough to impress dad.

We recommend: Crispy Eggplant with Fragrant Sauce, Dan Dan Rice, Scotch Egg

Visit Ping Pong Diplomacy in SM Aura Premier.

2.Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings

If dad’s been craving for some fowl goodness, Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings is the way to go. The variety of flavors available (from Classic Buffalo to Garlic Parmesan!) is sure to answer whatever dad’s in the mood for.

We recommend: Wings World in Classic Buffalo Mild, Garlic Parmesan or Honey Garlic

Visit Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings in SM Megamall.

3. Kuya J

Here’s a breaker if your dad is reaching for the usual but yummy meals. Kuya J’s glossary of Filipino staples matched with the cozy and clean ambiance makes for an easy and casual lunch date. 

We recommend: Sizzling Sisig with Egg, Kare-Kare, Grilled Scallops

Visit Kuya J at SM Mall of Asia.

4. Mighty Quinn’s

New York City’s favorite slow-cooked barbecue might just be your and dad’s next favorite. While saucy meat clinging to the bone already is a nod to both of you, introduce Mighty Quinn’s with your newly acquired knowledge of the business of barbecue. Try not to chow down the menu.

We recommend: Beef Brisket, Buttermilk Broccoli Salad, Dirty Rice, Elementary English Ale

Visit Mighty Quinn’s in SM Megamall.

5. 8 Cuts Burger Blends

X marks the spot at 8 Cuts Burger Blends. Fresh, mouth-watering, seared beef doused with fresh herbs and spices and slapped between two buns is what to expect. Treat dad to this one of a kind casual dining experience and let the conversation run freely.

We recommend: The Piggy, Skinny Fries, Onion Rings

8 Cuts Burger Blends has branches in SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia.