Father's Day dining in Chicago

Check out our guide to burgers, beer, barbecue and other ways to treat your dad on Sunday, June 15

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If you're not already taking Dad to the 6 Corners BBQ Fest for Father's Day, odds are you need a few ideas for how to celebrate. Restaurants are stepping in to help with specials on brunch, whiskey, barbecue and more Father's Day dining. As a bonus, some spots will give Dad a treat to take home, so you'll look extra good if you choose one of those restaurants.


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Azzurra EnoTavola

  • Price band: 2/4

Wicker Park Italian spot Azzurra is serving up three specials: a Berkshire pork chop, grilled lamb chop and sliced NY steak.

  1. 1467 N Milwaukee Ave
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Bistronomic

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Taste new head chef Jérôme Bacle's special three-course French menu, which includes steak tartare, beef ribeye and lemon curd. The a la carte menu will also be available.

  1. 840 N Wabash Ave
  2. June 15, 5–9pm. $40.
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The Boundary

  • Price band: 2/4

Take Dad for special barbecue ribs with jalapeno corn bread ($12.99) or grilled pork chops with an orange maple glaze ($15.99).

  1. 1932 W Division St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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The Bristol

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Chris Pandel is offering a special grill menu for the occasion.

  1. 2152 N Damen Ave, (between Shakespeare and Webster Aves)
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Ceres’ Table

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The recently relocated Italian restaurant will give dad a free craft beer on Father’s Day. Options include Goose Island Matilda, Ale Asylum Bedlam! and Greenbush Anger Black IPA, and they’re ideal for pairing with the wood-fired pizzas.

  1. 3124 N Broadway St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Chicago q

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

If Dad’s a bourbon fan, take him to Chicago q for $5 pours of Angel’s Envy q Bourbon, which the restaurant helped blend to match its barbecue offerings.

  1. 1160 N Dearborn St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Coppervine

  • Price band: 2/4

Coppervine celebrates Father's Day with a four-course Brooklyn Brewery beer dinner on June 15 and 17. Sample brewmaster Garrett Oliver’s new beer, Ridgy Didge, along with three other beers. Food includes a bacon panzanella salad, porchetta and a bourbon ice cream float.

  1. 1962 N Halsted St
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Devon Seafood Grill

  • Price band: 3/4

Devon’s special brunch includes classics like biscuits and gravy, an omelet station, a chilled seafood table and a premier station, with prime rib, crab legs and lobster mac and cheese. 

  1. 39 E Chicago Ave, (between Wabash Ave and Rush St)
  2. June 15. 10am–3pm. Adults, $45. Kids 5–12, $16.
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Division Ale House

  • Price band: 1/4

Division Ale House and Dogfish Head are throwing an all-you-can-eat crawfish party for $22. The crawfish are boiled with seasonings, Andouille sausage, red potatoes and corn on the cob, and are available starting at noon. Beers, which run $6-$8, include Dogfish's 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, Festina Peche and Namaste. 

  1. 1942 W Division St, (between Damen and Winchester Aves)
  2. June 15. $22.
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Dusek's Board and Beer

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Whether you take dad out for brunch or dinner, he can order a giant steak (a $46 24 oz. bone-in rib-eye) and a 32 oz. Weihenstephaner Lager, which is $6 for dads.

  1. 1227 W 18th St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Frontier

  • Price band: 2/4

Frontier is hosting a Father’s Day barbecue, with smoked chicken, pork, beef ribs, mac and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, cornbread and other dishes. Plus, get $4 Tecates and $3 High Lifes on draft.

  1. 1072 N Milwaukee Ave
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Gemini Bistro

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Dads will get a free beer with the purchase of a family fried chicken dinner.

  1. 2075 N Lincoln Ave
  2. Sun Jun 15
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GT Fish & Oyster

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Take dad out to brunch or dinner at GT and he’ll take home a free bottle of GT Hot Sauce.

  1. 531 N Wells St, (at Grand Ave)
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Kanela

  • Price band: 1/4

If dad likes brunch, take him to Kanela for $14 steak and eggs, with a Kanela radler.

  1. 1552 N Wells St, (between Schiller St and North Ave)
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Kinmont Restaurant

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The restaurant is teaming up with Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters for a special brunch. It starts with a tutorial from a fly fisherman, then you’ll move inside for brunch.

  1. 419 W Superior St
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Lottie’s

  • Price band: 1/4

For beer fans, Lottie's Pub is hosting a free beer tasting, with brews from Deschutes, Greenbush, Ale Asylum and Ballast Point, plus Woodford whiskies. 

  1. 1925 W Cortland St, (between Wolcott and Winchester Aves)
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Mercat a la Planxa

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The special four-course menu features a whole roasted suckling pig, tapas and a beer pairing.

  1. 638 S Michigan Ave
  2. June 15. $45.
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Michael Jordan's Steak House

  • Price band: 3/4

The first 23 dads who order the Prime Delmonico (it’s Jordan’s favorite, apparently), will receive a complimentary engraved steak knife. There’s also a special: filet mignon with chicken fried lobster tail and sweet corn-tomato relish.

  1. Hotel InterContinental, 525 N Michigan Ave, (at Illinois Ave)
  2. Sun Jun 15
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The Monkey's Paw

  • Price band: 1/4

Whiskey educator Martin C. Duffy leads a Scotch tasting class that explores whiskey from the country’s different regions. 

  1. 2524 N Southport Ave
  2. June 15, 3–5pm. $45.
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Old Town Social

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Brunch specials include grilled skirt steak and eggs and Elvis’ buttermilk pancakes, with roasted bananas, housemade bacon, chocolate peanut butter buttercream and maple syrup.

  1. 455 W North Ave, (at Cleveland Ave)
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Ombra

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Andersonville’s Ombra is hosting a DIY Pizza Making class for dads and their kids. Make the pizza with your favorite toppings, watch it cook in the restaurant’s new 4,000-pound wood-burning oven, then eat it for dinner. The pizza class is free with any purchase of $25 at the restaurant. 

  1. 5310 N Clark St, (between Berwyn and Summerdale Aves)
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Parson's Chicken & Fish

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Parson’s teamed up with Bang Bang Pie Shop to offer a special chicken biscuit. The $12 sandwich stuffs fried chicken, American cheese, ham hock gravy and charred jalapeno and pickled green tomato relish into one of Bang Bang’s biscuits.

  1. 2952 W Armitage
  2. June 15, 11am.
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Pavilion at The Langham

Take Dad out to tea at the Langham, where you can drink smoked tea Manhattans served in a teapot while snacking on short rib grilled cheese and a crab louis salad.

  1. 330 N Wabash Ave
  2. June 15, 3pm, 4pm and 5:30pm. $50, kids 13 and under $25.
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Pinstripes Northbrook

Want to go to a barbecue but don’t want to cook? Take Dad to Pinstripes’ all-day backyard barbecue, where you’ll eat skirt steak, burgers, ribs, corn, watermelon and more. Go before 3pm, and you’ll also get brunch.

  1. 1150 Willow Rd, Northbrook
  2. June 15, 9:30am–10pm. $22, before 3pm $30; kids 6-12 $14, before 3pm $15; kids 5 and under free.
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Roka Akor

  • Price band: 2/4

Roka Akor is offering a four-course meal, with dishes like robata-grilled pork belly, scallop maki, prime rib eye and yuzu semi-freddo.

  1. 111 W Illinois St, (between LaSalle Dr and Clark St)
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Rustic House

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Dads will get 2-cent martinis when they order an entrée, plus there’s a special prime rib with horseradish cream sauce for $34.

  1. 1967 N Halsted St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Shaw’s Crab House

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

If Dad loves a raw bar, take him to Shaw’s, where brunch includes crab legs, sushi, oysters, smoked salmon and other seafood dishes, along with an omelette and waffle station, surf and turf station, and more. Dad will take home a $25 Shaw's Crab House gift certificate to use on a future visit.

  1. 21 E Hubbard St
  2. June 15. $59, kids 12 and under free.
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South Water Kitchen

  • Price band: 2/4

Give Dad the whole day off on Sunday and take him to dinner Saturday night. South Water Kitchen’s five-course dinner includes buffalo-style quail and stout-infused bacon jam doughnut holes. Each course is paired with a local craft beer.

  1. Hotel Monaco, 225 N Wabash Ave
  2. June 14, 5–10pm. $68.
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Takito Kitchen

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Takito is offering a special $20 Wagyu steak taco for Father’s Day, which is wrapped up in a beer tortilla with Maytag bleu cheese, avocado, smoked pork belly and lettuce.

  1. 2013 W Division St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Terrace on Clark Bar and Grille

  • Price band: 2/4

Dads get a free beer all weekend with the order of a $10 flatbread.

  1. 77 W Wacker Dr
  2. June 14 & 15.
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Tête Charcuterie

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Tête Charcuterie will take care of your Father's Day gift this year—for $45, send dad four house-made sausages, house-made pickles, a t-shirt and a $10 gift card. Order by June 6 by calling 312-733-1178.

  1. 1114 W Randolph St
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Tokio Pub

Take Dad to brunch for chicken and waffles with ginger maple syrup, hot rock steak and eggs, smoked salmon benedicts and spicy Thai Bloody Marys, plus other dishes. Dads will take home a $25 gift certificate for a future visit, so next time he can take you out for sushi.

  1. 1900 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Tortoise Club

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Specials include Miyazaki Wagyu Steak with truffle potatoes and Surf & Turf, with a center-cut rib-eye and king crab legs. Round that off with a pour of Macallan 18 for $15, normally $30.

  1. 350 N State St, (between the Chicago River and Kinzie St)
  2. June 15, 5–9pm.
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