2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Give Dad a break from the grill by letting Chef Chris Pandel and his team make a feast of the senses for the family this year. This popular Bucktown restaurant features dishes made with seasonal ingredients from local family-run farms, and for past Father’s Day dinners, The Bristol has offered an a la carte menu, including some grilled specials. Whether Dad has a hankering for a hand-cut wagyu or roasted half chicken, the menu will have something that will make his meal complete — along with a hand-crafted cocktail or craft beer, of course.
1227 W. 18th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
You can’t go wrong with meat and beer this Father’s day, and at this Pilsen neighborhood gastropub from the folks behind Longman & Eagle, you’ll get a meal to remember. For starters, last year they offered a ginormous steak—clocking in at 24 oz—and paired it with a Weihenstephaner Lager. Dad’s got a special deal on this exceptional pub grub. Other dishes that might appeal to dad include a sausage sandwich, duck confit, shellfish tier, and a variety of other gourmet pub dishes.
2075 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
For good ol’ fashioned American grub, head to this Lincoln Park restaurant. And come Sundays, including Father’s Day, when it not only offers brunch, but also one of the best fried chicken dinners in town. What makes the fried chicken meal even better come the holiday is that it’s served family style, so everyone can get messy together as they chow down on perfectly crispy and crunchy fried chicken that also comes with mashed potatoes and gravy, as well as biscuits. If it’s not fried chicken your dad has a hankering for, Gemini’s also does right by a number of classic dishes with French and Mediterranean influences.
21 E. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60611
For a seafood extravaganza, look no further than Shaw’s Crab House, either at the Chicago or Schaumburg location. Past Father’s Day events have featured a buffet with a plethora of options, from traditional brunch and dinner items to Shaw specialties, like crab legs. The buffet also includes some tasty desserts. Even sweeter? Dads get to go home with a gift certificate for a future visit.
616 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Nothing says Father’s Day like a delicious cooked-to-order steak. Get that, and oh so much more, at this Near North Side steakhouse. With dinner service, the usual wonderful fare will be on the menu as well as some holiday specials. Pops can choose from dry-aged steak to spicy shrimp. And just in case he doesn’t totally fill up on steak, during past Father’s Day dinners, dads have been sent home with a lunch bag of food for the next day.
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