Brunch or maybe breakfast in bed is the default way to celebrate Mother’s Day, but it can be a lot harder to figure out a way to show your appreciation for Dad. Luckily, these 23 Chicago and suburban spots are making your Father’s Day planning easier by offering menu specials, games, gifts and all-you-can-eat feasts.
All of these events are June 16 unless otherwise noted, and reservations are recommended.
Booth One. Come for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and share mini muffins and scones followed by your choice of appetizer and entree including tomato soup, smoked salmon, French toast and steak and eggs for $40. The Gold Coast restaurant also offers a $55 three-course dinner from 4-9 p.m. featuring tuna tartare, beef Wellington and chocolate coconut cake. No matter when you come, Dad will take home a mustache sugar cookie. (Note: Booth One will close for business on June 29.) 1301 N. State Parkway, 312-649-0535
Bub City. A special Father’s Day meat platter offers dads their choice of barbecue dishes, including brisket, bone-in short rib and lamb ribs, plus two sides for $32.95. You can also enjoy live music and take a trip to the DIY bloody mary bar. The Chicago location offers all dads a take-home gift and if you’re dining in Rosemont, you can visit Joe’s Live next door for a free nine-hole game of mini golf. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 435 N. Clark St., 312-610-4200 and 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, 847-261-0399
Café-Ba-Ba-Reeba! All dads who come for brunch at the Lincoln Park restaurant will leave with a $10 gift card to use on a future visit. 9 a.m-3 p.m., 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-500
Oyster Bah. All dads receive a $25 gift card to use for a future visit when they dine at the Lincoln Park restaurant. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., 1962 N. Halsted St., 773-248-3000