Celebrate Fathers Day in Grand Lake Style
“His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father.”
— Will Rogers Jr., American politician (1911–93)
Dads are worth celebrating every day, but every year on the third Sunday in June, dad gets his own special day. And, while he may insist he doesn’t need anything, this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, gives you a chance to show just how much you love and appreciate dear old dad.
Treat him to lunch at one of the area’s many restaurants. Spend the day on the links or on the water. However you choose to celebrate and honor your father, the Grand Lake area has plenty of activities, restaurants and businesses that can help you make dad’s day unforgettable.
Show dad how much you care with one of these think-outside-the-box gift ideas and family-fun activities:
Get dad’s boat detailed. Fibertek Marine Fiberglass & Aluminum Repair is offering 10 percent off boat detailing for Father’s Day. The special is good throughout the summer. Grand Lake’s No 1 fiberglass repair and detail facility, Fibertek Marine offers a full range of marine fiberglass and gelcoat restoration/repair services and aluminum refinishing. So, whether dad’s boat needs to be detailed or have a minor scrape, ding, crack or more serious structural issue repaired, turn to the professionals at Fibertek Marine to get his boat back on the water.
Fibertek Marine Fiberglass & Aluminum Repair • 28801 South 640 Road, Grove • (918) 320-9869
Treat dad with the gift of relaxation. During the month of June, Illusions Day Spa is offering a massage special. Buy five massages upfront at the premier beauty and day spa in Grove and get a sixth massage free. Gift all six massages to dad or share with him and treat yourself to a massage or two or three, as well. For more details or to purchase the massages, call and ask for Cassie.
Illusions Day Spa • 414 East 3rd St, Grove • (918) 787-5545
Whether dad likes to play golf or prefers to watch it on TV, Patricia Island Country Club has got you covered this Father’s Day. Stop by the pro shop and pick up a Cutter and Buck shirt featuring the official U.S. Open Pebble Beach logo for dad so he can wear it while watching coverage of this week’s U.S. Open.
Platinum members of Patricia Island Country Club are also invited to hit the links Saturday for U.S. Open Day. This will be a fun event with the golf course a bit tougher than usual. Each player will receive their handicap and, after play, you will select a tour player and combine your low net score with their Sunday final round score. Contact the pro shop to enter. Entry fee is $40.
Score a hole-in-one with dad this Sunday by treating him to lunch at Mulligans, the country club’s restaurant. Offering delicious food, great views of the golf course and plenty of televisions for U.S. Open viewing, Mulligan’s is more than a restaurant, it’s an experience.
Patricia Island Country Club • 4980 Clubhouse Road, Grove • (918) 786-3338
The Old Farmer’s Almanac says that, according to lore, fishing is best during the time between a new moon and a full moon because fish are naturally more active. Happily for dads, all of Father’s Day weekend this year falls within this phase, which the Almanac considers to be part of this year’s “Best Days for Fishing”. So grab a pole and head to Grand Lake for some quality time fishing with dad.
Not sure where to take dad for the best fishing spots on Grand Lake? Give dad a gift certificate from Reel Time Adventures, LLC, and treat him to a professional guided fishing trip. Lake tour adventures are also available. You’ll make memories with dad to last a lifetime. Just relax, unwind and have a great experience catching quality fish.
Reel Time Adventures, LLC • Grove • (918) 456-2908
This Father’s Day, let dad lose himself in the excitement and friendly atmosphere at Grand Lake Casino. With more than 500 slot machines to choose from, he is sure to have a grand time immersed in the bells, whistles and thrills that come with the highest payouts and promotional wins.
When dad is ready for a break, treat him to dinner at Venue 655 Restaurant, which offers an array of delectable appetizers and award-winning entrees that are sure to satisfy his hunger. Don’t forget to eat dessert. Venue 655 Restaurant has a selection of delicious desserts on its menu.
Grand Lake Casino • 24701 South 655 Road, Grove • (918) 786-8528
For sleuth dads and those who love puzzles, a visit to the Grand Escape Room would be the perfect Father’s Day outing. Round up the whole family and team together to solve a mystery or escape from a room filled with clues.
The Grand Escape Room offers three different themed adventures with three levels of difficulty and three different times to complete the challenges. Ask dad if he feels lucky, then bring him down to the Grand Escape Room. An adventure awaits.
Grand Escape Room • 311 South Grand St., Grove • (918) 791-3344
Give dad a bird’s eye view of Grand Lake this year with a parasailing adventure from Sail Grand. Soaring 500 feet above the water will give dad a unique experience that he’ll long remember.
Sail Grand also offers a wide variety of water-sports activities, including rentals of waverunners, jet boats, pontoons, tritoons and yacht charters.
Sail Grand • 57151 E. Highway 125, Monkey Island • (918) 257-6000
Even tough dads like to be pampered. Just in time for Father’s Day, Musuma Medical Spa, PLLC is offering $25 off HydraFacials for men. This treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates the skin and will leave dad looking and feeling great inside and out.
Musuma Medical Spa, PLLC • 2084 South Main St., Suite A-8, SouthPoint Centre, Grove • (918) 964-7071
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, treat dad to lunch or dinner at one of Shangri-La Resort’s multiple 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.
Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort & Marina • 31000 S. Highway 125, Monkey Island • (918) 257-4204
Give dad a taste of the good life at River Bend Casino & Hotel this Father’s Day. Starting at noon, the first 500 dads to visit Club Wyandotte will receive a free scratcher card as part of the casino’s $8,500 Dad’s Day Out* event.
Dad can score his share of more than $8,500 in prizes on Father’s Day. Prizes include free play, bonus points or a $10 dining credit. Hurry in because supplies are sure to go fast.
You’ll also want to treat dad to a delicious meal in the award-winning Twin Bridges Restaurant. From 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Twin Bridges will be serving a Father’s Day Special featuring a 12-ounce grilled New York strip steak. Served with herb-whipped potatoes and garlic green beans, the special is only $9.99 per person.
Call the restaurant at (918) 678-6456 to make a reservation for you and dad today.
*Must be male and a Club Wyandotte member to participate. One scratcher card per eligible guest. Supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Promotional incentives expire at 11:59 p.m. on June 16, 2019. Management reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time without notice. Other rules and restrictions also apply.
River Bend Casino & Hotel • 100 Jackpot Place, Wyandotte • (918) 678-4946
Put dad in the captain’s seat this Father’s day while having fun on Grand Lake. Duck Creek Water Sport Rentals has a variety of fun water sport rentals for activities dad and the whole family can enjoy, including pontoon rentals, kayaking, paddle boarding, aqua bikes and more.
Grand Lake’s newest pontoon/tritoon and water sport rental company, Duck Creek Water Sport Rentals is located at Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina near the marina’s ship store.
Tucked away in a protected cove at the back of Duck Creek, Harbors View Marina will also be celebrating dads with $1 sammies at The Waterway Cafe. Open from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for breakfast and until 4 p.m. for lunch, The Waterway Cafe will be be serving $1 barbecue beef sammies while supplies last.
Stop in and grab a handful of sammies to enjoy while playing on the water or eat breakfast or lunch al fresco on the dining docks overlooking beautiful Grand Lake. Looking for something yummy and healthy? The lakeside cafe now offers açai bowls made with granola, açai/fruit blend and topped with fresh fruit and a blend of spring/fall local honey.
Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina • 451107 East 320 Road, Afton • (918) 782-0445
Transport dad back to a simpler, hands-on way of life with a visit to Har-Ber Village Museum. The pioneer-era village and history museum in Grove is offering a special $5 reduced admission for fathers from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15.
Fathers will also receive one free “prospector’s” bag of mining rough to try out at the new Har-Ber Village Mining Company.
Let dad set the pace as you stroll through scenic Har-Ber Village Museum. Examine antique collections and reproductions housed in both original and replicated buildings reflecting the late 1800s and early 1900s. Explore hands-on exhibits, view demonstrations and shop for gifts in the Country Store.
Outdoor loving dads will also enjoy visiting the village’s herb garden or walking the nature trail.
Har-Ber Village Museum • 4404 West 20th Road, Grove • (918) 786-6446
No matter however you choose to celebrate dad this Father’s Day, everyone is sure to work up an appetite. Thankfully, Grand Lake has a number of restaurants and dining establishments where you can satisfy everyone’s appetite and treat dad and the whole crew to a delicious meal.
Go tropical this Father’s Day and dine 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 also love The Parrot’s fried chicken. Available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Sunday special is fried chicken. Lightly seasoned and fried to crispy, golden perfection.
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
Ailey Cafe, a classic American, family-owned cafe in Langley, will be serving a surf and turf special for Father’s Day. Available for both lunch and dinner, the $17.95 special will include an 8-ounce ribeye steak, four butterflied fried shrimp, baked potato, salad and a roll.
Ailey Cafe’s regular Sunday dinner of homemade chicken and noodles will also be available. This dinner comes with mashed potatoes, a vegetable and a salad.
Stop in for breakfast or lunch, which begins at 11 a.m. or whenever the mashed potatoes are ready.
Ailey Cafe • 13217 East Highway 28, Langley • (918) 782-9515
A family tradition in Vinita since 1927, Clanton’s Cafe will be closed this Sunday so the staff can celebrate their own fathers. However, the family restaurant on Route 66 invites you to bring dad by for some good ol’ down-home cooking during the Route 66 Festival in Vinita this Friday and Saturday.
Dad will be delighted with any of the home-style meals served at Clanton’s Cafe, including chicken fried steak, chicken and dressing, home-style pot roast and hearty hamburgers.
Clanton’s Cafe • 349 East Illinois Ave., Vinita • (918) 256-9053
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.
Now open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Lighthouse serves both its regular full menu and a special brunch menu. All entrees on the brunch menu are $10 and feature a variety of entrees, including toasted panini, catfish, meatloaf, fried chicken, a speciality omelette, chicken and waffles and more.
The Lighthouse restaurant • Main Street and Highway 85, Ketchum • (918) 782-3316
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 quickly becoming 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
If you’re looking to treat dad to both great food and great views, Morrow’s Bar and Grill is a great place where you’ll find both fabulous food options and grand views from its large patio overlooking Grand Lake.
Whatever dad is hungry for, the mouthwatering menu at Morrow’s Bar and Grill has something that will appeal. To honor all dads out there, Morrow’s Bar and Grill is offering a grilled pork chop special this weekend. The $19.99 special included a grilled pork chop and choice of potatoes, salad or vegetable and bread.
Easily accessible by water in Rapier Hollow on Grand Lake, Morrow’s Bar and Grill has courtesy slips available.
Morrow’s Bar and Grill • 634 Morrow Drive, Eucha • (918) 435-5200
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. 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
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 the Sunday special 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
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.
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
Don’t let the sun go down on dad’s special day without a trip to Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill in Disney, where you’ll find what is arguably the best sunset view on Grand Lake.
With both a full-service bar and the best burgers on the lake, Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill is a great place to treat dad to a delicious cocktail and a hot burger while he watches the sunset.
In addition to the bar area and the grill’s indoor seating, Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill has outdoor seating available on its spacious waterfront patio overlooking Grand Lake.
Mooney’s Sunset Bar and Grill • 330 Lake Front St., Disney • (918) 435-5200