20 Father's Day restaurant deals: Brunch buffets, free cocktails and more

Father's Day is Sunday, June 19, and with it come brunch, beer, barbecue, bourbon and a heck of a lot more food and drink specials. Find 20 spots below where you can treat dad to a day out — and maybe score him a free bloody mary along the way. (All meals and deals take place June 19 unless otherwise noted.)

Frankie’s Scaloppine Dads will find half-priced Manhattans all day at this Italian restaurant on the fifth floor of the Shops at 900 North. Brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) features antipasti, pasta, sandwiches, salads and scaloppine. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-266-2500, www.frankiespizzachicago.com
Hub 51 From sushi and seafood stations to bloody mary and mimosa bars, the River North restaurant goes all out for its all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $45 for adults and teens, $18 for children 12 and younger. 51 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0051, www.hub51chicago.com
M Burger The fast-food burger joint offers a free shake with any purchase to dads who come in with their kid(s) on Father's Day. www.mburgerchicago.com
Pizzeria Via Stato Dads who come in to enjoy the thin-crust pizzas at this River North restaurant will score free gelato. 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450, www.osteriaviastato.com/pizzeria
Shaw’s Crab House Chicago The main dining room and oyster bar presents a special Sunday brunch buffet. The spread features an omelet and waffle station, and lobster bisque, hand-carved beef tenderloin and more. $75 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and younger. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722, www.shawscrabhouse.com

 
By Joanne Yj Kim

Chicago Tribune

(June 8, 2016)