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Where to Take Dad for Brunch, Drinks, and Steaks in Dallas on Father’s Day

Put down the tie: a meal might be the thing dad wants instead. Here’s where to make your reservations across North Texas.
Bacon and whiskey at Meddlesome Moth.

There’s nothing better than a sweet deal and a good meal, right, dads? Celebrate Dad on June 18—or even the entire weekend—with special brunches, dinners, and drinks at restaurants across North Texas. From upscale steakhouses to cozy brunch spots, we found options to suit every dad and father figure in your life.

III Forks

Dad can get a boneless ribeye for $29 at the steakhouse, and it’ll come with whipped potatoes, sugar snap peas, creamed corn, tomatoes, and spring onions. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling the restaurant at 972-267-1776. 1303 Legacy Dr., Frisco.

Billy Can Can

A three-course family-style meal includes three appetizers, a meat platter with prime ribeye steak, dueling sausages, quail, and barbecue short rib, a selection of sides, and dessert. A bourbon tasting or wine pairing can also be added. $75 per person, $25 for kids 12 and under. Reservations recommended. 2386 Victory Park Ln.

Bread Winners Café & Bakery

Two specials will be available for brunch at the café: steak and eggs made with akaushi prime ribeye, two eggs, potatoes, and a handmade biscuit ($22), and a cold brew old fashion made with Knob Creek bourbon whiskey ($12). Dads who order one or both specials can enter a giveaway for a Smithey cast iron skillet, Knob Creek smoking chips, and more. Multiple locations.

Bulla Gastrobar

Father’s Day brunch kicks off at 10 a.m. with a three-course prix-fixe menu that runs for $30 per person. Add a mimosa tower starting at $48. Dads joining for brunch will also get a $20 gift card and a special box of chocolates while supplies last. Reservations recommended. 6007 Legacy Dr., Ste. 180., Plano.

Cantina Laredo

Dads can get a free carne asada entrée with the purchase of another entrée at Cantina Laredo locations in Addison and Frisco. The entrée comes with fire-charred skirt steak, chimichurri sauce, onions, avocado, black beans, and cilantro lime rice. 4546 Belt Line Rd., Addison.; 1125 Legacy Dr., Frisco.


A special brunch menu includes a three-course à la carte brunch with a choice of smoked salmon deviled eggs toast, steak and eggs, goat cheese beignets, and more. Dinner includes dishes like chile-rubbed jumbo scallops, filet mignon, and more. A premium wine pairing can be added for $25. Dinner is two courses and $45. Multiple locations.

El Chico

For Dads who want to stay in, El Chico will offer a to-go family meal that will include a fajita kit with a choice of chicken, steak, or a combo of the two, with veggies, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, and tortillas. If dine in or takeaway, you can get a free brownie skillet sundae with a purchase of two entrees from the regular menu. Available only at the Rockwall location. 503 Interstate 30, Rockwall.


A jazz brunch includes lemon ricotta pancakes, croque madame Ellie, seared salmon, and more to the tunes of live jazz. Reservations recommended. 1717 Leonard St.

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Fearing’s Restaurant

A fancy bourbon and barbecue brunch comes in the form of a three-course prix fixe menu with Dad’s choice of options like bacon-wrapped quail on cornbread pudding; a plate of brisket, ribs, and wagyu sausage; or a summer cherry crisp for dessert. On the patio, dads can enjoy live entertainment, cigar rolling, and a bottle-dipping station provided by Maker’s Mark. $130 per person. Reservations strongly recommended. 2121 McKinney Ave.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Dads who are craft beer enthusiasts can gather at the “Rad Dad Backyard Bash” by Lake Ray Hubbard, where they can get three beer tokens and pick between a burger or bratwurst. There’s a best dad costume competition at 4 p.m., so pull up your tube socks and Nike Monarchs and head over. $30 per person. For more information visit here or call 972-226-0725. 4821 Bass Pro Dr., Garland.


The Father’s Day menu includes a choice of a three or four-course dinner with dad’s choice of appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Options include escargot, pan-fried catfish, Australian sea bass, and more. Starting at $115 for a three-course meal. Call 972-503-7080 for reservations. 5100 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 402.

Meddlesome Moth

Brunch and dinner specials include a bacon and whiskey flight with four whiskies paired with four different kinds of seasoned bacon for $50; a “Badass Bacon Waffle” with brie fondue, strawberry jam, blackberries, and bacon for $17; a pork chop served with fried eggs, sticky buns, salad, and berries for $26; and a 16 oz. ribeye with shrimp, mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and lemon béarnaise for $75 (after 5 p.m.). Reservations recommended. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave.

Ocean Prime

The Uptown steakhouse will have a special brunch menu that will include lobster avocado toast, French toast, steak and eggs, and more. If Dad wants dinner, there’s a special steak available all weekend: a 14 oz. aged ribeye with a Woodford Reserve marinade served with black garlic butter. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner service starts at 3 p.m. Reservations recommended. 2101 Cedar Springs Rd.

Restaurant Beatrice

The sustainability-focused restaurant will serve a Father’s Day dinner menu that will include a Louisiana charcuterie (house andouille sausage, crawfish boudin, red bean dip, house cheese with pepper jelly and poached pear, pickled vegetables, house mustard, and biscuit crackers), a variety of soups and salads, and entrees that include fried chicken and ribeye. Reservations recommended.  1111 N. Beckley Ave.


If Dad wants a cocktail over the weekend, Truluck’s has an old fashioned with a twist, appropriately called the “Dad Fashioned,” made with bourbon, mandarin lime, cardamom, and bitters for $15. Reservations recommended. 2401 McKinney Ave.; 1420 Plaza Plaza, Southlake.

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort and Spa

The Frisco resort will host a two-hour event with barbecue, cigar rolling, whiskey tastings, and more. Dads can get in on a selection of meats, learn how to roll a cigar, grab a beer flight, and try whiskeys from Woodford, Maker’s Mark, Balcones True Blue, and Bulleit. He can also get a few swings in at the digital golf suite. $60 each. Reservations can be made here. 1549 Legacy Dr., Frisco.


The Father’s Day menu includes a $62 mixed grill plate with spicy fennel andouille sausage, smoked burnt ends, chicken, and ribs. There’s also a chocolate skillet brownie for $18 for dads who want a sweet treat. Reservations recommended. 2121 N. Pearl St., Ste.170.


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Nataly Keomoungkhoun joined D Magazine as the online dining editor in 2022. She previously worked at the Dallas Morning News,…