Forget the tie and Old Spice. What Dad really wants is a steak. Or lobster. Or a nice buffet where he can feast on his special day. Here are a few places guaranteed to make Dad feel like a king.
In 2013, Father's Day is Sunday, June 16.
Check back often because I update this list as information is made available -- and sometimes that is right up until Dad's big day.
For fathers who love golf, food, cocktails and cigars, this delicious day is just what they need. Asador is offering a day full of manly activities starting with a mixology lesson and cigars from Cigar Art in Oak Cliff. Asador’s bartender, Tyler Lott, will show dads and their loved ones how to prepare the perfect old fashioned. After sipping cocktails, dads and guests will ride in a golf cart to Hank Haney Driving Range where they can practice their golf swing with a bucket of balls. Hitting golf balls is sure to work up an appetite so dad will be carted back to Asador for a hearty lunch by Chef Brad Phillips. The cost is $50 per person, which includes a cocktail lesson, cigar, golf cart ride, lunch and a bucket of balls at Hank Haney Driving Range. Reservations are limited and may be made by calling 214-267-4815.
When: Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Asador in the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas, 75207. 214-267-4815
Hank Haney Golf at Dallas Market Center, 2300 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207. 214-520-7275
Cost: $50 per person
2. The Loft Restaurant & LoungeThe Loft Restaurant & Lounge at NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas has tailored their menu and specials to meet the needs of Fathers everywhere. Dad will love the all-you-can eat barbeque, $3 domestic beers and $3 select import beer. Barbeque options include smoked sausage, pork ribs, brisket, chicken, hotdogs and hamburgers. Sides include fingerling potato salad, Boracho beans, Cole slaw and cornbread or biscuits. Prices are $18 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-11 and free for children under 4. Make reservations at 972-373-8900. Father’s Day Smokehouse Extravaganza at The Loft Restaurant & Lounge at NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas, 1001 West Royal Lane, Irving, TX 75039. Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 972-373-8900.
MAX’s Wine Dive thinks Father’s Day is so important thaty they will celebrate Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16. Fathers will love Chef Patrick’s Chicken Fried Steak special served alongside mashed potatoes topped with white gravy for $17 during dinner hours.
Dads can wash this mouthwatering, Texas-sized dish down with several choices of $3 Texas beers, also offered Friday through Sunday, including Deep Ellum ‘Rye Pils’, Lakewood Lager, Lone Star, Rahr & Sons, Shiner Bock and more. A la carte brunch will also be available on Friday through Sunday. To see the full brunch and beer menu, visit www.maxswinedive.com. Make your reservations for you and your pop today by calling 214-559-3483.
When: Friday, June 14, 2013 with Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Dinner 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday, June 15 with Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Dinner 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday, June 16 with Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Dinner 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: Chicken Fried Steak Dinner Special - $17
Texas Beers - $3
4. Cook Hall
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Here's a tasty idea. Take Dad to Cook Hall in the W Dallas-Victory Hotel this Father’s Day and treat him to a delicious gastropub meal. Father’s Day Blackboard Specials include BBQ pork belly pizza with arugula and aged cheddar ($11), grilled rib eye steak with Cook Hall dry rub and cilantro avocado sauce ($28), creamed corn with cherry tomato vinaigrette ($4) and sweet peas with shallots and smoked butter ($5). Additional Father’s Day features include glazed baby back ribs (half rack $15, full rack $28), Cook Hall Burger with sweet and spicy sauce ($13), deviled eggs with Gulf blue crab ($6), and stout beer ice cream sundae ($6) for dessert.
When: Father's Day, June 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Cook Hall, W Dallas-Victory, 2440 Victory Lane, Dallas, Texas 75219
Reservations: 214-397-4111. Complimentary valet parking is available at the hotel front entrance.
5. Bone Daddy's
Spoil Dad at Bone Daddy’s where he can indulge in the Daddy’s Day Special with six Porky’s Spare Ribs and a half Rack-O-Babybacks with beans and fries for $22.79. Porky’s Spare Ribs are seared on the grill and rubbed with spices and sauced with Bone Daddy’s signature barbecue sauce and smoked twice. Bone Daddy’s Rack-O-Babybacks are slathered in sweet honeysuckle sauce. Don’t make Dad choose between racks, get him both at Bone Daddy’s during Father’s Day Weekend! The Daddy’s Day special is available June 14-16, 2013 at all Bone Daddy’s locations.
When: Father’s Day Weekend, June 14-16, 2013; Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight.
Cost: Daddy’s Day Special – $22.79
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This Father's Day give Dad a break from the grill with Chef Graham Dodds' delicious farm-to-table cuisine. The special a la carte menu features a variety of Dad-friendly breakfast and lunch fare made with made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients -- from the bavette steak with goose egg and marble potatoes, to cornflake-crusted french toast with maple syrup, to the scrumptious BBQ chicken sandwich with slaw and horsey pickles. And be sure to try Chef's signature Scotch Egg or Triple Cooked Fries. Also enjoy $5 specials on Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. Children's menu also available.
The Father's Day Brunch will be offered on Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Central 214 is located at 5680 N. Central Expwy at Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206. Reservations are available at Central214.com or by calling 214-443-9339.
Dallas by Chocolate announces its "Father's Day Chocolate" Taste Tour on Sunday, June 17 from 1 pm to 4:15 p.m. Travel to the Dallas area’s sweetest food finds: chocolatiers, bakeries and even a few surprises! The perfect gift for Dad (or the perfect indulgence for you!) Tickets are $25 (plus tax) per person, which includes transportation via private bus, wine or water (children are also welcome) and all the samples you can eat. For more information call 972-442-6963 or visit the website.
Some are buffets and others are special brunch menus. They're all delicious.