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Father's Day

Where to Take Dad to Eat During Father’s Day Weekend 2021

Take dad to get some burnt ends or snag a "Dad Bod" burger.
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A table of brunch foods like avocado toast, hot chicken, msoked grits, doughtnuts, and baked eggs.
The Rustic

Father’s Day can be tough for many, but if you’re celebrating fathers—or father figures—this weekend, special brunches and dinners abound. Of course, you can always opt for whatever is dad’s usual standby regardless of this list. If you do need a little inspirational nudge, read on.

For those who have yet to get dad the perfect gift. Lucky for you, we have a guide for that—or let him grace his very own D magazine cover (he always jokes he’s a model, now is his chance)!

Dads Who Brunch

From 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. on Sunday, treat him to a three-course prix fixe brunch accompanied by $3 mimosas and bellinis. $32 per person

Joe Leo
Chow down on tres leches pancakes, tacos, fajitas, and other fine Tex-Mex morning favorites. You can linger for happy hour, which starts at 3 p.m. and boasts $5 frozen house margs and beer. 

The Rustic
Get brunch with a side of live music from 1o a.m. to 3 p.m. for less than $17 per person. Dig into a family-style meal consisting of hot chicken, smoked grits, doughnuts, and plenty more. For the adults, get Aperol spritz by the carafe or pitchers of bloody Marys and sangria.

The Dad Bod burger made with 44 Farms beef from Rodeo Goat.
The Dad Bod burger made with 44 Farms beef from Rodeo Goat.

Dinner With Dad

Split a 24-ounce T-bone strip steak, AKA bistecca alla fiorentina, which comes with a side of steak fries, green beans, and lemon pound cake to sweeten things up. $99 for a three-course dinner for two

Norma’s Cafe
The iconic diner celebrates 65 years on June 23, so ahead of the milestone the cafe will celebrate dads on June 20 with a beer dinner at Oak Cliff Brewing Co. 

Flying Fish
Dads love crawdads, it’s science (don’t fact-check me). So nab four pounds of spiced-and-boiled crawfish for $20, which includes potatoes and corn (add andouille sausage for two bucks). On Sunday, dad can get a free, icy cold draft beer or a slice of homemade key lime pie with a dine-in purchase.

Miriam Cocina Latina
What’s for dinner? It’s in the name: dad can order the Los Padres pork chop, a 12-ouncer in guajillo sauce and served with sweet plantains ($20), though the ribeye dinner with poblano-mashed potatoes will certainly satisfy ($32).

Rodeo Goat
The Dad Bod burger is back for Father’s Day. The burger is a behemoth of 44 Farms beef topped with fried mac and cheese, bacon, fresno mayo, and pickles, all drizzled in queso just in case there wasn’t already enough dairy in this thing. Get it for $12.

Fireside Pies
Sometimes dad just wants a crispy pizza—simple, low-fuss, tasty. For those who go to Fireside, save your receipt and take it for Cowtown Winery for a buy one, get one free deal that lasts through the end of June.

A box of six desserts.
Sweets on sweets on sweets for dad, courtesy Uchi.

For Dad’s With a Sweet Tooth

Snag a Father’s Day Sweet Box by Uchi executive pastry chef Ariana Quant, who’s crafted a sweet lineup for pops:
Japanese whisky caramel, yuzu coconut petite cake, Rainier cherry tart, espresso and milk chocolate choux, peanut butter and miso smoked candy bar, plus a bottle of Provenance blood orange and tangerine beer by the lauded Jester King Brewery.

Kate Weiser Chocolates
The cacao whisperer has made three special “dad-inspired” bonbon flavors for Father’s Day: jalapeño-lemonade, Old Fashioned, and stout. You can build your own box with those limited bonbons and add in some Kate Weiser faves, like the Snickers-esque Snick Snack flavor.

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