These Restaurants Are Open on Father's Day for a Dad-Approved Feast
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Ree Drummond's husband Ladd is not only the father of her four kids, her Marlboro Man, and her silly partner in crime—he's her best friend. (Sorry to be cheesy, but it's true!) For so many families like the Drummonds, dads are the glue that holds the whole crew together, terrible dad jokes and all. Isn't that why we have a whole holiday to pay homage to fathers?
Maybe you plan to kick off Father's Day with breakfast in bed, followed by a few fun activities like Father's Day games and movies. Then, of course, you'll surprise him with a sweet gift or two (that can mean DIY gifts, too!). And while men like Ladd are seemingly hard to shop for, there's another way to his heart that doesn't involve material things: food! "He honestly would rather have a plate of delicious food than any material possession in the world," Ree says. "It makes it kinda easy!"
Take a page from Ree's book this year and treat dad to a tasty Father's Day dinner in addition to your gifts! Even if you don't have time to cook up a big spread, tons of restaurants open on Father's Day offer sweet take-out and dine-in options. Ahead, we've compiled a complete guide to restaurants open on the holiday, so you can relax after a busy day. (One quick reminder: Some of the chains listed are independently owned, so you'll still want to call ahead to confirm the hours in your area.)
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
If pop is a fish fanatic, treat him to a tasty southern-style seafood meal at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen! Create a cajun feast and order their crawfish étouffée, gumbo, and pasta mardi gras.
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
We hope dad likes margaritas because the world's largest Mexican casual dining brand will be open on Father's Day! Dine-in or take out all of his Tex-Mex faves, or you can get a family combo meal for the table. Fajitas or enchiladas anyone?
It's fair to say many, many dads like steak. A lot. Take dad to get his favorite cut at Outback Steakhouse this year, or get him a sweet Father's Day-themed gift card! Outback offers plenty of daily specials like center-cut sirloins under $20 and signature cocktails for $7.
P.F. Changs is a beloved restaurant for all your favorite American Asian cuisine. The good news is they offer customizable family meals for delivery, pickup, or takeout! Just note that their menus vary slightly by location!
Del Frisco's Grille
You can find this classic American-style steak house in many major cities across the country, and they will be open! In previous years, Del Frisco's offered special Father's Day brunch and dinner menus with shareable plates, so call ahead to see if this is the case with your local spot this year.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
There are so many steakhouses to choose from this year! Ruth's will be open for both Father's Day and Mother's day. They have announced a fabulous pre-fixe mother's day menu, which features a starter, entrée, a personal side & dessert. So, call to see if this deal will also be available on dad's big day!
Father's Day is a great time to treat your family to a Caribbean-style feast at Bahama Breeze, where you can sit down or order in. Last year, they had a Caribbean Father's Day Bundle starting at $44.99 to serve four people but have yet to announce if they will have it again this year.
Bob Evans offers farm-fresh meals, so you can take dad for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! They've recently started offering three family dining options: Farmhouse feast, family meals, and family-sized breakfast.
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Is Dad constantly craving Italian? Then he's in luck! Carrabba's is open to grab a traditional Italian meal. Plus, they offer plenty of spring dinner specials and family bundles
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
This tasty, Texas-based restaurant, known as Cheddar's, has some of the best family bundles. Choose from select entrees like grilled salmon and chicken tenders, plus you'll get two family-style sides and plenty of honey butter croissants!
Joe's Crab Shack
Joe's is great for a whole host of seafood reasons. Most exciting this year is they're offering a pre-fixe Father's Day three-course menu all weekend long (perfect if you're also honoring a step-dad on Saturday)!
Everyone's favorite family-style Italian restaurant will, of course, be open! And if dad's a fan of leftovers for lunch, Olive Garden offers a pretty sweet deal: When you get any entree there, you can take home a freshly prepared, chilled classic for just $6.
Applebee's also offered a sweet deal last year where if you purchased a $50 gift card, the restaurant will throw in a $10 bonus card for him. They're open again this year, though you'll have to call to see if this deal still applies for 2022.
Take dad to Benihana for the holiday and watch the chefs prepare your meal right in front of you! The sushi and Japanese steakhouse also offers a special Mother's Day gift card that comes with a free bonus promotional card for either $10 or $60, which conveniently expires right after Father's Day
BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse
If dad's a fan of trying various brews and the familiar pub fare, bring him to BJ's. They offer a similar bonus card to Benihana's, which also just so happens to expire the day after Father's Day.
The Cheesecake Factory
Cheesecake Factory offers the best brunch menu, perfect for any dad (or child) craving fried chicken and waffles!
Bar Louie offers a lot more than just drinks! Treat dad to hand-battered fried pickles, a roasted veggie flatbread, loaded sandwiches, or a craft burger. Don't forget to order a six-pack to match!
It truly takes a village to celebrate Father's Day! At the Village Inn, you can get a homestyle breakfast, lunch, or dinner together, just don't forget to order one of their classic pies for dessert! They're open for dine-in or take-out.
What is Dave famous for? BBQ, of course! And what dad doesn't love a good ol' smokey piece of meat? Order Famous Dave's All American BBQ Feast if you're dining with the whole fam, or the Feast for Two if you're having a special one-on-one date!
Great American Restaurants
Great American Restaurants are open on Father's Day, giving you plenty to choose from. Head over to one of their many different spots, including Arties, Coastal Flats, Jackson’s, Silverado, and more!
Both dine-in and delivery options will be available for Father's Day 2022 at Longhorn Steakhouse. If you can't make it there on the day of, you can always gift him their special Father's Day gift card!
Maggiano's Little Italy
Salmon with crispy Calabrian shrimp, beef tenderloin, mom's lasagna. What more could he want? Maggiano's will be serving up a taste of Italy on Father's Day.
Pick up a delicious Panera sandwich for everyone in the family, then head out for a special Father's Day picnic! They also offer a wide variety of family feast options if you want to simplify your order.
True Food Kitchen
Here's good news for the health-conscious dad— you can celebrate while still making healthy food choices. At True Food Kitchen, you can reliably find delicious meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Reserve a table online or order to-go!
The Capital Grille
The upscale steakhouse is offering special Mother's Day brunch features and will most likely do the same for Father's Day. Call ahead or go online to make a reservation or order take-out!