Celebrate Dad in Grand Lake Style This Father's Day
Dads are worth celebrating every day, but on the third Sunday in June, dad gets his own special day. This Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, gives you a chance to show your dad just how much he is loved and appreciated.
Spend the day with him on the links or on the water. Treat him to lunch at one of the area’s many restaurants. However you choose to celebrate and honor your father, the Grand Lake area offers a variety of activities the whole family can enjoy while celebrating dear old dad.
Here are some think-outside-the-box gift ideas, family-fun activities and Grand Lake restaurants to help show dad how much you care as you celebrate this special day for fathers:
A haven for boaters and lake lovers alike, Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina has plenty to offer fathers. Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? The Bikini Boutique carries a wide array of men’s wear, including t-shirts, shorts and swim trunks, as well as caps, shoes, including Hey Dude, so you are sure to find something for dad. The ship’s store also has plenty of gift ideas to make dad’s day on the lake even better, including coolers, Koozies, insulated tumblers and more.
Spending the day on the lake with dad? Take a break and drop by the Shiver Shack to treat him and the entire family to a sweet treat. Located in the Harbors View Marina Ship Store, the old-fashioned soda fountain offers hand-dipped ice cream cones, shakes and malts, as well as sundaes, floats and ICEE frozen beverages. For those looking for a healthy alternative, the Shiver Shack is Grand Lake’s source for ah-Sigh-e açai bowls.
It’s a sure bet that he would also enjoy a meal at the Blind Swine on Duck Creek, located at Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina. Open from noon to 2 a.m. on Sunday, the popular restaurant’s kitchen is open until midnight so any time is a great time to treat dad this Father’s Day.
Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina • 451107 East 320 Road, Afton • (918) 782-0445
No matter how you choose to celebrate dad this Father’s Day, everyone is sure to work up an appetite. Go tropical and dine with the whole crew at The Parrot Steakhouse & Grill in Grove.
Perched above Honey Creek Landing Marina, The Parrot is a tropical oasis on Grand Lake where dad can sit back, relax and take it easy while enjoying a first-rate meal.
The family-style restaurant’s extensive menu has something for everyone. Dads always love The Parrot’s fried chicken. Available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Sunday special is fried chicken that is lightly seasoned and fried to crispy, golden perfection. The special includes a juicy chicken breast and leg, served with mashed potatoes and green beans.
The tasty chicken dinner is very popular and is only available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
With eight courtesy slips available, you can visit The Parrot by Grand or by land.
The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill • 2530 South Main, Grove • (918) 786-7722
If dad is a weekend warrior whose chosen battlefield is his yard, you’ll find exactly what he wants at Lakewood Ace Hardware. The full-service retail hardware store in Langley has a wide selection of Stihl outdoor power tools, including blowers, trimmers, chainsaws and polesaws.
The friendly, experienced staff at Lakewood Ace Hardware are available to help guide you toward the perfect purchase to meet dad’s outdoor power tool needs.
You’ll also find products from Craftsman, Black & Decker, Poulan, Husqvarna, Ariens and Gravely, name brands you know and can count on.
For the gardening father, Lakewood Ace Hardware can meet all of his home gardening needs, including a wide variety of flowers, plants and herbs in their onsite greenhouse. Or choose from ceramic birdbaths and beautiful flower plots.
Lakewood Ace Hardware • 1659 North Third St., Langley • (918) 782-4459
If dad has been hinting that he wants a Mexican vacation for his special day but your wallet won’t cover a trip south of the border, take him to El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant in Vinita.
Fresh ingredients and authentic Mexican meals at moderate prices help set El Cabrito apart. Specialties of the house include the Fajitas Texans, taco salads, Enchiladas Jalisco and the Burrito Grande.
For Father’s Day, El Cabrito will be offering $1 off margaritas all day.
Tasty, authentic dishes served in a family-friendly atmosphere … isn’t it time you discovered El Cabrito’s wonderful Mexican cuisine for yourself and for dad?
El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant • 137 West Euclid Ave., Vinita • (918) 256-8492
For a think-outside-the-box gift idea, consider gifting dad with an oil change for his beloved vehicle. Lloyd’s Quicklube in Vinita is a one-stop total car care center, offering everything from quick oil changes to automotive repair services.
An oil change is one of the most important steps one can take to keep a vehicle running the way it is designed. It’s also one of the quickest, cheapest and easiest services a vehicle will need. Dad’s vehicle is going to need an oil change, so let Lloyd’s Quicklube take care of it for him.
No appointments are needed and the full-service oil changes and lube services are quick, taking about 15 minutes once a vehicle enters the bay to be serviced.
If dad doesn’t have time to bring his vehicle to Lloyd’s Quicklube, he can call and ask about the pick-up and delivery service. Available for a small fee, a technician will pick up his vehicle, bring it back to the shop to be serviced and then return it to dad.
Lloyd’s Quicklube uses Mobil 1™ motor oil, the official motor oil of NASCAR.
Lloyd’s Quicklube • 459 N. Wilson, Vinita • (918) 256-4661 or (918) 244-5315
For the history-loving dad, Clanton’s Cafe is a true slice of Americana. The oldest family-owned restaurant on historic Route 66 in the state of Oklahoma, Clanton’s Cafe has been a family tradition in Vinita since 1927.
Hungry travelers from across the world have made Clanton’s Cafe a required experience when driving the Mother Road. But there is much more to the restaurant than location. They make really good food.
So not only will dad appreciate the historic setting, he’ll also love any of the home-style meals served at Clanton’s Cafe. The menu offers chicken fried steak, chicken and dressing, home-style pot roast, hearty hamburgers and much more. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. with many delicious options to choose from.
Clanton’s Cafe is closed on the weekends, so extend Father’s Day and bring dad by to enjoy the delicious homemade dishes served up with charming small-town hospitality.
Clanton’s Cafe • 349 East Illinois Ave., Vinita • (918) 256-9053
Even tough dads like to be pampered. Consider giving dad a facial or skin care service so his natural beauty can shine through. Musuma Healthcare and Medical Spa can be his secret weapon against stress aging and sun damage.
No matter what kind of skin condition he needs treated, the experienced professional at Musuma can achieve results.
Grand Lake’s premier go-to spa, Musuma blends medical expertise, innovative technology and classic spa-style pampering. They offer an extensive selection of services, including HydraFacials for men. This treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates the skin and will leave dad looking and feeling great inside and out.
Call and ask about in-office specials. You might find yourself purchasing one service for dad, as well as one for yourself.
Musuma Healthcare and Medical Spa, PLLC • 2084 South Main St., Suite A-8, SouthPoint Centre, Grove • (918) 964-7071 • (417) 459-2211
Known for serving the best steaks on South Grand Lake, the Lighthouse restaurant is an unforgettable dining experience where exquisite food and excellent service meet in a friendly, relaxed and casual atmosphere.
The cuisine ranges from casual to sophisticated and is complimented by a thoughtfully chosen and value-driven wine and spirit list. Dad can choose from steaks, seafood, poultry and pasta, as well as a wide array of appetizers.
This Sunday, the talented chef at the Lighthouse will be preparing a Father’s Day Special fit for a king. The special includes two jumbo shrimp and a KC strip steak served with choice of side and soup or salad, as well as tons of fun at the Lighthouse for $33.
Whichever side he chooses, Dad can’t go wrong. The selection of sides includes baked potato, sweet potato, french fries, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, corn on the cob. Also available are upgraded sides, such as broccoli, asparagus, Oliver’s Famous Mac & Cheese and grilled mushrooms and onions.
Come celebrate fathers with an unforgettable dining experience at the Lighthouse.
Lighthouse restaurant • Main Street and Highway 85, Ketchum • (918) 782-3316
There’s one gift that every dad would love to receive on Father’s Day. No, not a tie. Time. Specifically, more time spent with their children.
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often find ourselves passing by family members without being able to find the time to really connect.
Sometimes dads, like the rest of use, need a place where we can leave the stresses of everyday life behind and reconnect with who we truly value the most.
The Casitas at Grand Lake is the perfect year-round place to retreat, to slow down, take a breath and experience the peace and relaxation that comes from being closer to nature.
Nestled in a scenic wooded setting just minutes from Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, The Casitas at Grand Lake is a community of charming rental cabins that invite guests to relax and recharge in peace and quiet.
Whether you book a stay for just you and dad or bring the entire family for a reunion, The Casitas at Grand Lake offers you a chance to get away from it all and simply enjoy hanging out and being with the ones you love the most.
The Casitas at Grand Lake • 451346 East 320 Road, Afton • (918) 782-6111
Located south of Grove and the Honey Creek bridge at the Cherokee Queen Motel, Honey Creek BBQ is Grand Lake’s newest barbecue spot and most definitely a local favorite as well.
If dad likes barbecue … wait, what am I saying? All dads love barbecue. So it’s a sure bet that he’ll love Honey Creek BBQ. Offering a signature barbecue menu that features beef, chicken, pork butts and ribs, the flavors at Honey Creek BBQ are sure to knock dad’s socks off.
There’s also creamy, delicious banana pudding for dessert. Don’t you wish you were already there?
Honey Creek BBQ • 61991 East 315 Road, south of Grove • (918) 791-0662
Show dad that you love him all the way down to his toes by treating him to a pedicure. Diana Clark at Illusions Day Spa is offering a $30 men’s pedicure Father’s Day special.
For more details on the special or to purchase a pedicure for your dad, contact Diana directly at (208) 818-4582.
A premier day spa and beauty salon, Illusions Day Spa specializes in hair, nails, skin care and massage for both men and women. From haircuts and hair color to facials, spray tans and body scrubs, a wide variety of beauty and spa services are available at Illusions Day Spa.
Call the friendly, professional staff at Illusions Day Spa to book an appointment for dad or give him a gift certificate so he can choose the perfect service to meet his needs and on his own time schedule.
Illusions Day Spa • 27 West 3rd St., Grove • (918) 787-5545 • (918) 323-2248
Give dad a taste of the good life at River Bend Casino & Hotel this Father’s Day.
One of the area’s finest casinos, River Bend Casino & Hotel is celebrating fathers with a Dad’s Day Out promotion*. From 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20, all males can enjoy $10 Free Play!
With more than 750 slot machines and table game favorites, dad is guaranteed to have a good time.
The celebration of dad doesn’t end with the gaming. You’ll want to treat him to a special dinner at Twin Bridges Restaurant, one of the most delicious places to eat in Oklahoma.
From 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20, Twin Bridges Restaurant will be serving a Father’s Day Special**. The $24.99 dinner features a 14-ounce chargrilled T-bone steak, bourbon bbq steak sauce, double-smoked bacon mac & cheese and grilled jumbo asparagus.
Reservations are required, so call (918) 678-6456 to make a reservation for you and dad.
*Management reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time without notice. Must be male and a Club Wyandotte member to participate. One Free Play offer per guest.
**Management reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time without notice. Reservations are required. No substitutions.
Other rules and restrictions apply. See Club Wyandotte for official rules.
River Bend Casino & Hotel • 100 Jackpot Place, Wyandotte • (918) 678-4946
Note-Able Outdoor Living is a one-stop shop for comfortable and durable outdoor furniture that offers beautiful, traditional design and long-term comfort with very low maintenance.
Stop in and see Ken and Myra Noteboom to see their wonderful selection of Amish-made Berlin Gardens Poly-Tuf outdoor furniture, Hatteras swings, Lovinflame fire pits and fire tables that offer an elegant breeze-resistant, odorless, clean-burning flame and much more.
From porch rockers, picnic tables and benches to dining tables, chairs, bars and buffet tables, you’ll find the perfect gift to make dad feel like the king of his deck or porch.
Dads who love outdoor cooking are sure to love the environmentally friendly Big Green Egg ceramic kamado-style charcoal grill. Available at Note-Able Outdoor Living, the Big Green Egg is the most versatile cooking device ever. Dad will be asking is it a grill, an oven or a smoker? Hint: the answer is yes.
Note-Able Outdoor Living • 4600 U.S. Highway 59 North, Grove • (918) 801-2726
Show dad how much he’s treasured by treating him to an elegant dining experience at The Artichoke Restaurant & Bar.
One of South Grand Lake’s premier dining establishments, The Artichoke serves new American cuisine, using only the freshest and finest ingredients.
The mouthwatering menu features a combination of fresh seafood as well as steaks, chicken, pasta dishes and a selection of handcrafted salads, including Caesar and Syrian. There is also a full bar with a fairly extensive wine list, featuring primarily American wines.
For the Father’s Day Weekend, The Artichoke has got a “pretty darn good special” — a 2-pound Porterhouse steak for Two. Although, it doesn’t necessarily have to be for two.
Quantities are limited so get your reservation made. You might also want to call so they can have a steak set back for you.
The Artichoke is closed on Sundays, so you’ll want to make a reservation for dinner with dad on Friday or Saturday evening. Call (918) 782-9855 for reservations.
The Artichoke Restaurant & Bar • 35896 S. Highway 82, north of Langley • (918) 782-9855
Escape the ordinary this Father’s Day with a state-of-the-art recreational experience at the all-new Anchor at Shangri-La Resort.
The resort activity park that opened June 4 offers one-of-a-kind gaming with virtual reality games and golf simulators featuring TrackMan Performance Studios’ breathtaking game experience so Dad can play world-famous courses. There’s also shooting simulators, escape rooms, arcade games and much more.
Open and accessible to the public, as well as Shangri-La members and resort guests, the Anchor has so much to offer Dad’s day will be filled with fun and games.
For Father’s Day, the Anchor at Shangri-La will be offering free simulator golf for dads. The simulator golf experience will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 11,000-square-foot activity park also includes outdoor basketball courts, a mini-Fenway Park replica WIFFLE ball field, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, pickleball courts, sand volleyball courts and cornhole.
The Anchor has an indoor sports bar with multiple TV screens, pool tables, ping pong tables and darts. An outdoor lounge area has two fire pits to enjoy with family and friends, as well as beautiful views of the fishing pond where children can fish off the dock.
With so much to do at the resort activity park, it ensures the whole family will have a great time.
Speaking of family, the Anchor is a great place where dad can hang out with his kids. However, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
What dad wouldn’t love to play the par-36 championship golf course at Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort & Marina on Monkey Island? One of the top 5 courses in Oklahoma, Shangri-La offers a relaxed, traditional golf experience that will remind dad what a golf outing is supposed to be. Can’t golf this weekend? Get dad a gift card for a future round.
After a round of golf or playing games at the Anchor, treat dad to lunch or dinner at either the sports bar at the Anchor or one of Shangri-La Resort’s other dining options. The Summit Restaurant offers members and resort guests Grand Lake’s finest dining experience. Doc’s Bar and Grill offers fine food and a casual ambience, while Eddy’s Lakeside Bar invites you to relax and chill next to the water.
Every Sunday, Doc’s Bar and Grill hosts a brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are always several delicious options to choose from with the featured dishes changing every Sunday.
Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort & Marina • 31000 S. Highway 125, Monkey Island • (918) 257-4204
Stuff’ns Cafe in Ketchum gives you three chances to treat dad on Father’s Day — breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Start dad’s special day off right with a delicious, homestyle breakfast. Served from 7 to 11 a.m., the breakfast menu includes biscuits and gravy, French toast, omelets, pancakes, breakfast combos and bacon, bacon and more bacon.
If dad wants to sleep in, bring him by Stuff’ns Cafe for lunch or dinner. He can choose from a yummy selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads, basket dinners or a chicken fried steak, which is served with green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, side salad and a biscuit.
Stuff’ns Cafe also serves hand-dipped ice cream, malts, shakes, old-fashioned root beer floats and delicious homemade cakes, cobblers or brownies so dad can finish his meal with a tasty treat.
Stuff’ns Cafe • 205 Ketchum Ave., Ketchum • (918) 782-9508