Want to shout Dad, Pop or Gramps to a great meal this Sunday? Local restaurants are putting on the ritz (i.e. lots of beer, beef and spuds) to keep local dads happy. Here are a few ideas:

? US dude food dominates Seasalt’s Festival of Dad buffet lunch. You’ll find the likes of Austin-style brisket, smoked pork and beans, Montreal-rubbed sirloin steak and buttermilk fried chicken wings. Seasalt Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Terrigal (Adults $49; Children 5-12 $29; under 5 free). Phone: (02) 4384 9111

? Sounds On West is hosting a Father’s Day banquet – think smoked meats Six Strings beer. Adults $60, children 4-14 yrs $25. Call 02 4339 9023 to buy your ticket and reserve a table.

? Enjoy Sunset Sips at The BOX on the Water. Feast on prawns, oysters, antipasto and enjoy “Happy Hour” from 4-5pm: house wine, sparkling or tap beer is just $5 a glass, and the cocktail of the week just $12. Call 02 4339 3369.

? ZIVA at Club Toukley RSL are treating dads (and their special peeps) to a 3-course menu and beverage for $35pp (Members) $43pp (Non Members). Children are $12pp for a 2-course meal, drink and activity bag! Call 4396 4855.

? Image courtesy of Chantelle Costello Photography – one of the incredible local photographers you can find on the Playing in Puddles’ directory. Click here to see her details (and book her for a beautiful family shoot).