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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Restaurants, American


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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.

Restaurants, French


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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.

Restaurants, Czech

Bohemian House

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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.

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Restaurants, Barbecue

Bub City

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

Bars, Gastropubs

Commonwealth Tavern

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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.

Restaurants, Spanish

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!

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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.

Restaurants, American

The Dawson

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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.

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Restaurants, Seafood

Devon Seafood Grill

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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.

Fig & Olive is a Mediterranean restaurant in the Gold Coast.
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Restaurants, Mediterranean

Fig & Olive

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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.

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Restaurants, Italian


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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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