Father's Day dining in Chicago

Check out our guide to brunches, whiskey, barbecue and other ways to treat your dad on Sunday, June 21

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 and barbecue, plus some spots will give Dad a treat to take home, so you'll earn lots of extra Dad-points.

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Beatrix is offering brunch from 8am-3pm with specials like a braised pot roast and egg sandwich and steak chimichurri and eggs.

River North


The French bistro will be serving brunch from 10am-2:30pm and dinner from 5-9pm. For brunch, get a two-course brunch meal for $27, which includes any appetizer and entrée, and for dinner, the three-course menu is $44.

Rush & Division

Bohemian House

4 out of 5 stars

Treat dad to a complimentary order of Bohemian House's thick cut applewood smoked bacon with black pepper and maple on Father's Day. Bohemian House will be open for brunch.

River North

Bub City

Bub City will have brunch dishes like fried chicken and waffles and brisket benedict. For dads who like country music, Rebel Junction will perform.

River North

Commonwealth Tavern

Commonwealth will be serving brunch from 10am-2pm both Saturday and Sunday. They are featuring a build-your-own bloody mary ($6) and a mimosa bar ($3). They also have a new brunch menu from chef Donny Farrell including a Pupusa ($12) with breakfast sausage, chihuahua cheese, red sauce, curdito and a farm egg.

North Center

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s Tapas for Papas brunch includes a variety of brunch tapas and a build your own Bloody Mary bar. There's also a special brunch menu for kids.

Lincoln Park

The Dawson

The Dawson celebrates Father's Day with specials, including a $12 Pop’s Old Fashioned, and a barbecue plate, with a half rack of ribs, steak bites,  corn on the cob, smoked brisket, slaw and fries for $28. Brunch hours are 10:30am-4pm. There willl be live music on the patio from 4-7pm, plus $8 Mai Tais and $25 peel and eat shrimp with sides.

River West/West Town

Devon Seafood Grill

Take Dad to brunch from 10am-3pm, and for $38 for adults and $18 for kids, you'll get to run through the buffet, which has an omelet station, chilled seafood, carved meats and more.

Rush & Division

Fig & Olive

Three-course prix fixe menus will be offered for both brunch and dinner at Fig & Olive. Brunch ($40) is served from 11am-3:45pm with choices like rosemary lamb and truffle mushroom croquettes. Dinner ($52) will be served from 4-11pm. Some of the dinner options include beef tartare and 12 ounce sirloin with chocolate pot de creme for dessert. Wine pairings ($29) can also be added to the dinner menu.

Gold Coast


For this Father's Day, Filini has taken the pork chop to the test by coming up with an extra-special version for dad. The 10 ounce pork chop will be stuffed with a gorgonzola dolce and served with apples, kale and brussels sprouts ($34). They will also be serving their brunch buffet.

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Winston R

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