Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 21; and whether you prefer to dine in at home or dine out with the family, these Houston rest have you and Dad covered. Treat the special fathers in your life to prix fixe feasts, at-home grilling sessions, tasty burgers, mouthwatering desserts and more.
2840 Cafe at Dukessa, 2840 Chimney Rock, 713-299-7821
On Father’s Day, the cafe will offer both curbside and dine-in, with dine-in seatings available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guests can choose to dine inside or sit in the huge patio-dining area; or grab the curbside menu for takeout and delivery. In addition, guests can also get a Father’s Day family pack that feeds four to five, featuring a salad, an appetizer, a main entree, two sides, a dessert and a complimentary dish of beer battered onion rings, with features from beef empanadas and sweet chili brussels sprouts to blackened honey glazed bone-in pork chops and bananas foster bread pudding. Order online or call 713-299-7821.
a’Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer, 713-722-6899
In addition to being open for dine-in, a’Bouzy is offering a Father’s Day gift for preorder. Get the Diplomático Rum Survival Kit, which includes four 50ml bottles of Diplomático Rum, bitters-soaked sugar cubes, a cigar and cutter, matches, handmade chocolates, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, two Veuve Clicquot Champagne flutes and two Veuve Clicquot handkerchiefs for $120. Supplies are limited. Call to preorder.
The Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, 713-526-9700
This honky-tonk and restaurant will be open on Father’s Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving everything from tacos and barbecue to seafood and housemade desserts (a kids menu is also available). You can also place an order from Goode Co. Grocers and order items to go, including the Grilling the Goode Way Grill Kit, signature cocktail kits and beer packs.
Arnaldo Richards' Picos, 3601 Kirby, 832-831-9940
This year’s Father’s Day brunch boasts both hot and cold stations, made to order dishes and a 30-foot long dessert bar, with menu highlights including seafood paella a la Valencia, pork rib Carnitas, fresh seasonal fruits, ceviches and a custom salsa bar. Brunch will be held Sunday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd, 713-521-2239
The Houston landmark will be open on Father’s Day serving a special a la carte Southern Comfort Brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, or items can be ordered for pick-up or delivery (to select zip codes). Dine on dishes such as pimento cheese biscuits, chilled pickled shrimp, fried green tomatoes, double-cut pork chop with sweet corn and peaches, skirt steak and eggs, shrimp and stone-ground cheese grits, and blueberry peach cobbler.
Broken Barrel, 1950 Hughes Landing
With dine-in, curbside and delivery via Favor, chef-owner Hilda Ysusi’s Father’s Day menu specials include pulled pork breakfast tostadas, paella, steak and eggs, warm chocolate chip cookies and more. In restaurant dining runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; with curbside pickup from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Call 281-719-8542 (menu items also available via Favor).
Caracol, 2200 Post Oak #160, 713-622-9996
Caracol will be offering a special Father’s Day Coastal Brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with favorites and seasonal items including wood-roasted Gulf oysters with chipotle butter, red snapper ceviche, seafood tamal, softshell crab on brioche, wood-grilled head-on shrimp, grilled skirt steak and eggs, and churros stuffed with dulce de leche.
Corner Bakery Cafe
This Father’s Day, Corner Bakery Cafe is offering a BOGO special. Guests can treat their dads to one adult entrée for full price and receive another for free. The offer is available for takeout and dine-in (where available).
CRU Food & Wine Bar, 2800 Kirby, 713-528-9463; 9595 Six Pines, 281-465-9463
The whole family can enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu for $26 per person, or choose items a la carte (including $3 mimosas, bellinis, and ciprianis). Dine on dishes such as goat cheese beignets and avocado basil toast, smoked salmon boards, omelette di mare and steak and eggs, and crème brulee and chocolate lava cake.
Daddy’s Burgers at The Dunlavy, 3422 Allen, 713-360-6477
Daddy’s Burgers at The Dunlavy pop-up will be hosting its opening party on Father’s Day with Father's Day Picnic from 9 a.m. to sunset. Seating will be first come, first serve, with in-restaurant, patio and seating by Buffalo Bayou Parks’ Lost Lake.
Dandelion Cafe, 5405 Bellaire, 832-988-9210
Chef and dad JC Ricks is featuring a personal favorite creation, Brunch Barbacoa and Eggs. The slow-braised, savory off-menu feature will be available all weekend. The full menu is also available along with a variety of family packs, plus mimosa kits, which are $5 off with any family-pack offered. Dandelion Cafe is open for dine-in service and offering curbside pickup plus doorstep delivery within five miles for a $6 fee. Order for pickup or delivery online or call 832-988-9210.
Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood, 16315 Cypress Rosehill, 281-304-1825
Dario’s is celebrating Father’s Day with a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu that features delicious dad-approved favorites like Roasted Texas Ranch Quail, Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon and homemade Key Lime Pie. There’s also a Steak & Eggs Benedict for $7.95 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The feature menu will be available on Father’s Day only.
Doris Metropolitan, 2815 South Shepherd, 713-485-0466
The steakhouse will be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Father’s Day, and guests can choose from a variety of high-quality cuts of meat from its Butcher Shop.
Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine, 1985 Welch, 713-807-8883
Eugene's is offering full menus and is currently taking reservations for Father's Day brunch, lunch and dinner. For reservations, call 713-807-8883 or online through OpenTable.
Fajitas A Go Go, 5404 Kirby, , 713-661-0501
Recently featured in author Matt Moore’s book “Serial Griller: Grillmaster Secrets for Flame-Cooked Perfection”, Fajitas A Go Go will offer a Father’s Day Grill Pack with all of the ingredients to make its signature fajitas at home. Each order ($100) comes with a copy of the 311-page hardcover book, which features 125 recipes from grill masters across America, along with two pounds of angus sirloin flap steak, one pound of shrimp and one pound of Fajitas A Go Go’s signature boar sausage, all ready to throw on the grill; Go Go Seasoning; chips and queso; guacamole; rice; beans; pico de gallo; cheese; sour cream; flour tortillas; and one liter of Fajitas A Go Go’s Margarita Agave Mix. The Father’s Day Grill Pack is available for delivery or pickup on Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21.
Feges BBQ, Greenway: 3 Greenway Plaza; Spring Branch: 8141 Long Point; Pop-Up at Roost: 1972 Fairview
Pre-orders are open for a Father’s Day Wings Special—smoked wings served with your choice of Alabama white sauce, gochujang bbq or sweet bbq sauce—available for starting Friday at Greenway, on Saturday in Spring Branch and on Sunday at the pop-up at Roost. The wings will come cold with reheating instructions.
FM Kitchen & Bar, 1112 Shepherd
Father’s Day specials include 25-percent off whiskey pours and domestic "Dad Beer" six-pack coolers; and 15-percent off all curbside pickup orders using promo code "DAD.” The eatery will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for dine-in service, outdoor patio dining, curbside takeout and third-party delivery through UberEats, Favor, DoorDash and GrubHub
Frank's Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer, 713-572-8600
Frank's will feature two very popular "dad" dishes, in addition to the current menu offerings, for dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. Dads and diners can enjoy the Roasted Prime Rib with Loaded Baked Potato and Grilled Asparagus for $42 or the Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Spinach and House Steak Sauce for $65.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Fuzzy’s will offer Taco Family Meals and Fajita Family Meals, both available in two sizes: regular (serves four to six) and large (serves six to eight). Order online or call your local shop.
Georgia James, 1100 Westheimer
Get Father’s Day Short Rib Meal (to go or in-house), featuring a smoked 44 Farms short rib, caramelized onion and gruyere potato gratin and lemon/garlic roasted broccoli. The to-go option ($160, serves four) is served cold with reheating instructions. Orders can be placed online. The dine-in option is available Sunday, June 21 only at a cost of $65 for an individual portion.
Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina, 9005 Katy Freeway, 713-766-3434; 8865 Six Pines, 281-826-5150
Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina will offer everything from nachos to tacos, enchiladas to fajitas, campechana to grilled seafood, and Damn Goode Margaritas. Two locations will be open on Father’s Day – Memorial and Woodlands – from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Takeout is also available.
Goode Co. Seafood, 10201 Katy Freeway, 713-464-7933; 2621 Westpark (currently to-go only), 713-523-7154
This Father’s Day, treat Dad to gumbo, poboys, grilled and fried seafood, and Goode Company’s signature desserts. The Memorial location will be open for dine-in and to-go, and the Westpark location is currently to go only. Hours for both are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Goode Co. Taqueria, 4902 Kirby, 713-520-9153
Enjoy burgers and hot dogs, taco dinners, mesquite-grilled dinners (catfish, fajitas, chicken), salads, and more. On Father’s Day, the eatery will be open for breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., and for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Breakfast items include pancakes, breakfast tacos, steak & eggs, pork chops & eggs, omelets, waffles and much more; and a kids menu is also available.
Available for dine-in at select locations or carry out nationwide from Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, Grimaldi’s $40 Father’s Day meal deal includes 18” traditional cheese pizza, a large house or Caesar Salad, and one bottle of Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon.
Hugo’s, 1602 Westheimer, 713/524-7744
Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hugo’s will be serving a special a la carte menu that celebrates the milpa, a traditional agriculture system created by Mayan farmers where crops that are nutritionally and environmentally complementary are planted together in small plots, such as chiles, corn, beans and squash. Enjoy dishes such as goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms, molotes, taquitos de pollo, brisket enchiladas, shrimp tostada and corn custard flan.
Hungry’s, 14715 Memorial, 281-493-1520, 2356 Rice, 713-535-5255
During Father’s Day weekend, dads can enjoy a complimentary Micheladas all day on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21. Hungry’s will also have weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jonathan’s the Rub the Original BYOB, 9061 Gaylord, 713-465-8200
From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., chef Jonathan Levine will be fixing up some of his favorite dad-centric foods, from a meat-lovers bruschetta appetizer to the Texas super-sized CFS. There will also be special prices on the restaurant’s beers.
Jonathan’s The Rub Memorial Green, 12505 Memorial, 713-808-9291
The Memorial Green location will be offering a brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., plus all-day breakfast with choices such as Oscar Benedict with filet and jumbo lump crab and the S.O.S, sliced rib-eye with two fried eggs, bacon crumbles and white gravy on brioche toast. Jonathan’s is offering its full brunch menu as usual but keep serving from it until 2 p.m. Dinner will include specials like the Surf ‘n’ Turf with an eight-ounce filet and seafood-stuffed lobster tail.
Kata Robata, 3600 Kirby
Kata Robata’s premium sashimi handroll kit includes uni, king crab and otoro (pro tip: you can order sides of sushi rice if you prefer nigiri). The offer feeds four people for $150. Place your order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for pickup on Sunday, June 21 between noon and 7 p.m. In addition, Kata is offering three exclusive sake pairings, heavily discounted.
Kenny & Ziggy’s, 2327 Post Oak, 713-871-8883
Houston’s famed Jewish deli on Post Oak has reopened its dining rooms in time for Father’s Day, but for those who want to celebrate dad at home, the restaurant is offering four family-size brunch options (feeds four to six people) ranging in price from $95-$169. Choose from the Smoked Fish Brunch with Nova Scotia salmon and whitefish with lots of extras including bagels and beverages; a New York Brunch with more salmon, whitefish and also sable or sturgeon plus all the extras; the Delicatessen Lunch with a host of meats including franks in a blanket, pastrami, salami, turkey and corned beef; and the Father’s Day The Grill of Your Dreams package, a take-home meal that includes two uncooked, full Romanian steaks, natural-casing hot dogs, salad, buns, sides, dessert and beer as well as condiments. Note: All orders must be made on or before Thursday, June 18.
Local Group Brewing, 1504 Chapman, 713-429-1884
The brewery will be hosting a Father’s Day Feast in its taproom and tented patio from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (with takeout available as well).Choose from grilled Texas 44 Farms hanger steak with chimichurri sauce ($29) or an IPA-brined and smoked half chicken with a grain-mustard beer-nectar glaze ($24), both with salt-roasted petite carrots, twice-baked potato loaded with house bacon, garlic sour cream and chives, house-made bread and any Local Group beer of your choice. Curbside pickup orders can be placed online.
MAD Houston, 4444 Westheimer
MAD has put together a Father's Day Menu TO GO, for families to enjoy the taste of Spain in their home while celebrating Dad, available from noon to 7 p.m. for pickup or delivery (pre-order by Friday, June 19 at 5 p.m.). Highlights include caviar and bubbly, a cook-at-home Wagyu ribeye, seafood arroz and crema Catalan ice cream.
Mastro’s Steakhouse, 1650 West Loop South, 713-993-2500
Guests can choose from three Father’s Day kits with everything you need to master the grill at home, or let the team at Mastro’s handle the grilling for you. Any of the at-home or cooked kits ($120-$210)—featuring things like bone-in filets and strips, Wagyu tomahawk chops, asparagus, mashed potatoes and butter cake—can be enhanced with truffle butter or bone marrow for an extra $15.
Max’s Wine Dive Montrose, 214 Fairview
Max’s Father’s Day special featues steak au poivre, a black pepper-crusted ten-ounce ribeye with green peppercorn cream sauce, whipped bourbon sweet potatoes and rosemary honey glazed rainbow carrots for $29.
Max’s Wine Dive Washington, 4720 Washington
Father’s Day specials include bison bone-in ribeye with mashed potatoes, broccolini and a blue cheese sauce for $32, with the option to add lobster for $35, chocolate mousse topped with a cherry for $10 and a bottle of Drumheller Cabernet for $25.
McCormick & Schmick's
The seafood and steakhouse is offering a Bourbon and Grill Kit this Father’s Day. Each kit includes the Grill Out menu for two – including two salads, two entrees and two desserts – plus the Bourbon Cocktail Kit featuring all the mixers, two old fashioned glasses and black cherries along with Basil Hayden's, Maker's Mark and Knob Creek. In addition, Dad can tune into an exclusive virtual tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail via Zoom. The Grill Kit is available on Sunday, June 21 for $95 on its own and for $189 with the Bourbon Cocktail Kit. Orders must be placed by June 15 to ensure availability.
Molina’s Cantina, 3801 Bellaire, 713-432-1626; 7901 Westheimer, 713-782-0861
Celebrate your favorite fathers at Molina’s with $6.50 Molina's Margaritas on Saturday and Sunday (special price for dine-in only) or treat him to a Tex-Mex fiesta at home, with taco, fajita and enchilada family packs plus pork tamales by the dozen.
Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton, 713- 842-7188
Swing by Monkey’s Tail on Sunday night for a special edition of Steak Night for Father’s Day, featuring a ribeye steak, baked potato and corn for $17 beginning at 5 p.m. Choose between two new sauces ($3 each): blue cheese sauce with caramelized onions or peppercorn mushroom sauce.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 1001 McKinney, 713-659-3700; 5000 Westheimer, 713-629-1946
The steakhouse is offering a three-course meal, with choices from shrimp cocktail and double-cut pork chop to filet mignon and double chocolate mouse. The offer is available to-go or for dine in at open locations.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 5061 Westheimer, 832-487-8862
Enjoy a surf and turf special, featuring a ten-ounce center-cut filet paired with a fresh seafood selection of whole steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp scampi or crab cakes for $75. The offer is available to-go or for dine in at open locations.
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation and The Original Ninfa’s Uptown, 2704 Navigation, 713-228-1175; 1700 Post Oak, 346-335-2404
Both locations will host an all-day Father’s Day pig roast on Sunday, June 21. Indulge in two pork tacos with rice and beans ($15) and enjoy specialty “dad drinks” all weekend long (Friday-Sunday).
Orleans Seafood Kitchen, 20940 Katy, 281-646-0700
The seafood kitchen will offer 20 percent off to all families on Father's Day (a weekly Sunday special) for in-house diners and all to-go/curbside delivery. Spoil Dad with everything from frozen hurricanes and crawfish to shrimp po'boys and campechena. Open Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Delivery options are available via SpeedyFood, DoorDash and ChowNow.
Ouzo Bay and Loch Bar, 4444 Westheimer, 832-430-6610 (Ouzo Bar), 832-430-6601 (Loch Bar)
Sample Loch Bar’s flight of Benriach Scotch for $35 dollars when a signature entrée is purchased all weekend long or walk next door and feast on Ouzo Bay’s Mediterranean Surf and Turf, a seven-ounce cold water lobster tail paired with braised lamb for $65. Both offerings are available Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21 while supplies last.
Pluckers Wing Bar
All dads can enjoy a complimentary entree, side, and non-alcoholic beverage (up to a $15 value) from Pluckers’ extensive menu when they show their Pluckers Club or Pluckers Club Lite membership on the Pluckers mobile app upon arrival this Father’s Day. Additionally, Pluckers is offering its full menu for takeout and delivery orders, and dads will get a free Holy Macaroni with a $30 minimum purchase. Online orders can be made at order.pluckers.com.
Prego, 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
This Rice Village spot will be open for Father’s Day for dine-in and to-go from 4 to 9 p.m. In addition to the regular menu there will be daily specials, including dad-friendly grilled items.
Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
The beautiful lodge restaurant will be open for Father’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., serving an extensive menu of favorites, including Smoked Duck Gumbo, Lobster & Avocado Wedge Salad, Field and Stream Duo, Shrimp & Grits, Brioche French Toast, Braised Bison Short Rib Benedict, Grilled North American Elk Chop with enchiladas, Rainbow Trout with lump crab and more.
Rodeo Goat Ice House, 2105 Dallas, 281-853-9480
The cult favorite burger joint will be celebrating Father’s Day by bringing back The Dad Bod Burger. Available Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21 (with Procreation Penny Pints served on Sunday only from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.). The burger features an all-natural 44 Farms beef patty topped with a fried macaroni and cheese patty, bacon, Fresno mayo, arugula and pickles and drizzled with Rodeo Goat’s signature queso ($12). Any Dad can have a Procreation Penny Pint simply by proving they have offspring. Bring the kids, tell us a birthday story or show us a picture and enjoy a penny pint on Rodeo Goat (dine-in only and limit one per Dad). Curbside pick-up and delivery via Uber Eats and Door Dash is also available.
Southside Flying Pizza, 2240 Navigation, 832-799-3006
From June 19 – June 21, Southside Flying Pizza is offering a Father’s Day Special—purchase and XL pizza and receive a five-piece oven-baked chicken wing basket for free. The offer is valid for one person per visit; just make sure to mention the Father’s Day Special when ordering.
State Fare Kitchen & Bar, 947 Gessner, 832-831-0950
Sunday brunch will feature a Surf & Turf special for $24 includes a southern fried lobster tail and fried chicken over waffles, served with spicy honey maple syrup.
Sticky's Chicken, 2311 Edwards, 713-703-5230
Sticky's Chicken will be featuring its wing trays for Father's Day. Tray options include 50 pieces for $55, 75 pieces for $65, and 100 pieces for $85. Choose from among four flavors: Smoke Shallot Glazed, Asian Tingz Dry Rub, Sticky's Sweet & Spicy and Original Sticky's. Call 713-703-5230 or email email@example.com to place orders.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchens, 6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295; 1140 Eldridge, 832-230-3842
Sylvia’s is celebrating Father’s Day with a special, three-course menu ($29.95++) in addition to its regular menu. Start with a famed South Texas soup or tangy picomole, then decide between Sylvia’s delicious grilled cabrito tacos or specially seasoned, grilled quail. Both main courses come with sides. Finally, pick either chocolate tres leches cake or sopapillas for dessert.
THE TASTING ROOM, 818 Town and Country, 281-822-1500
Check out the “Deals for Dads”—three choices at $15 each that include a Burger and Beer, Pizza and Chocolate Torte or Charcuterie Board and Happy Hour Wine.
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Tony's, 3755 Richmond, 713-622-6778
Treat dad to 55-day, dry-aged prime beef, Japanese A5 Wagyu and the freshest fish with Tony's Father's Day Takeout Grill Menu. The special grilling package (including sides) is now available for online pre-order to pick-up on Friday, June 19 or Saturday, June 20. https://ordering.app/tonys
The Union Kitchen, 6011 Washington, 713-242-8151; 3452 Ella, 713-681-0022; 12538 Memorial, 713-360-2000; 23918 US-59, 832-644-9067; 9955 Barker Cypress #104, 832-653-7278
The Union Kitchen will be open for brunch at all locations — Memorial, Washington Avenue, Ella, Cypress and Kingwood — and will also be offering specialty Father's Day items prepared by executive chef James Lundy.
Verandah Progressive Indian Restaurant, 3300 Kirby, 281-501-0258 or 832-886-4291
Verandah is adding to its regular brunch and dinner menus to offer a special Father’s Day Chef’s Tasting Menu. The three-course, prix fixe menu (plus a complimentary welcome cocktail) offers multiple options for every course ($45++ per person, plus wine pairings if desired),
We will be updating this list leading up to Father's Day. Restaurants can send holiday details to firstname.lastname@example.org.