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Father’s Day Chicago 2021: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Gift Ideas

Here’s a Father’s Day Chicago 2021 guide covering special menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, takeout, gift ideas and more. Father’s Day 2021 is happening on June 20.

Father's Day Chicago 2021: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day Chicago 2021 restaurant/catering offerings

The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour is hosting an early Father’s day Cocktail 101 class on June 6 from 2 pm – 4pm. Priced at $125 per person.

You will make 3 cocktails together at Dove’s Luncheonette (across the street from The Violet Hour), 1545 N Damen Ave., Chicago, IL.

Dos Urban Cantina

Dos Urban Cantina is offering a Fathers Day BBQ Kit for 4 to go for pickup on June 19 from 5 pm – 8:30 pm. Priced at $129.

Everything comes prepared just finish on the grill and enjoy at home. The kit includes 2 racks of chipotle glazed ribs, ancho rubbed chicken with condiments to make into tacos, Mexican street style corn on the cob, Mexican rice & black beans with choice of either chocolate cake or coconut tres leches for dessert.

il Porcellino

il Porcellino is offering a Father’s Day Grill Package priced at $69.95 and serves 2. Available for pickup or delivery.

The package includes Watermelon Salad (red fresnos, cerignola olives, ricotta salata, fresh mint), Mixed Italian Sausage (spicy, garlic, fennel and pesto) served with Peperonata and a Freshly Baked Baguette, Scampi Skewers (local seasonal vegetables, garlic, fresh herbs), Nonna’s Potato Salad (basil, celery, parmesan) and Marsala Zabaglione (local seasonal fruit, candied pecans) for dessert.

It is available for pickup between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on June 20. Orders must be placed by 12:00 PM on Saturday, June 19.


Aba is taking reservations for Father’s Day. They are also offering the following Father’s Day grilling kits:

Chicken Kebab Grilling Kit: 6 ready-to-grill Chicken Kebabs, Jumbo Asparagus, Classic Hummus & House Bread, Basmati Rice, Village Salad, Creme Brulee Pie, a bottle of harissa, za’atar seasoning and zhoug & grill tips from Chef CJ

Salmon Kebab Grilling Kit: 6 ready-to-grill Salmon Kebabs, Jumbo Asparagus, Classic Hummus & House Bread, Basmati Rice, Village Salad, Creme Brulee Pie, a bottle of harissa, za’atar seasoning and zhoug & grill tips from Chef CJ.

Order one day prior by 3PM for pick-up or delivery on June 19 or June 20 from 11AM-4PM.

RPM Italian

RPM Italian is taking reservations for Father’s Day. They are also offering a Father’s Day Gift Box for pickup on June 17 – 20 from 12 pm – 5 pm.

The kit is $95 and serves 4 people:

  • Old Fashioned Kit
  • Steak Book
  • Steak Salt
  • RPM Chocolate Chip Cookies

Travelle at The Langham

Travelle at The Langham is taking reservations for Father’s Day. They are also offering various grill kits:

  • Travelle Burger Deconstructed ($85)
  • 16 oz PRIME Bone In Ribeye ($50)
  • 10 oz PRIME New York Strip ($39)
  • 9 oz Filet Mignon ($40)
  • Baja Striped Bass Whole Fish ($50)

Ordering closes on June 17 at 5 pm, for pick up June 20 11:30 am – 3 pm.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! has a ‘Tapas for Papas’ Father’s Day Brunch To-Go for pickup or delivery.

The package is $45 (serves two people) or $90 (serves four people), and is available for pickup at their Lincoln Park location or delivery on June 20 from 9 am – 4 pm.

Brunch To-Go Package Includes:

  • Brioche French Toast served with seasonal berries and whipped cream
  • Egg and Chorizo Empanada with Sherry Aioli
  • Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Dates
  • Brunch Paella with Spanish Sausages & Scrambled-Egg Crust
  • Chocolate Truffle Tart


  • Ba-Ba Bloody Mary (serves 1)
  • “Ba Bamosa Kits” w/ Spanish Sparkling Cava (serves 4-5)
  • Classic Red and White Sangria Kits (serves 4-5)

Father’s Day brunch package orders must be placed by June 19 at 5 pm.

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse is offering a one hour “Father’s Day Gangster Tour” with cocktails & bites, followed by a four-course dinner at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North. This takes place June 20 at 5 pm.

Each party within the group will have their own table for dinner in the dining room.

Father's Day Chicago 2021: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Gift Ideas

Price for tour + dinner is $95 per person ($55 for kids 10 and under), and does not include tax or gratuity for dinner.

Terrace 16

Terrace 16 will be offering Brunch , Dinner and cocktail specials in addition to their regular menus on Father’s Day. Reservations are required.

Water Grill

Water Grill is taking reservations for Father’s Day.

Dos Urban Cantina

Dos Urban Cantina is offering a Father’s Day BBQ Kit for 4 featuring 2 racks of chipotle glazed ribs, ancho rubbed chicken with condiments to make into tacos, Mexican street style corn on the cob, Mexican rice & black beans with choice of either chocolate cake or coconut tres leches for dessert ($129). Available for pickup on June 18 from 5 PM – 8:30 PM.

Publican Quality Meats

Publican Quality Meats is offering the following for Father’s Day:

  • Limited Edition 50 Day Dry Aged Carlisle Farm Ribeye, Porcini Steak Rub, Foie Gras Butter (serves 2) ($95)
  • Smoked, Marinated Ribeye Thick Cut (about 22oz) Ribeye, smoked over oak to rare, then marinated with our PQM steak seasoning (serves 1-2) ($50)
  • 4 6oz Carlisle Beef Burger Patties, 4 Martin’s Sesame Buns, Cheddar Cheese and Cornichon Aioli (serves 4) ($50)

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge  

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge in Rosemont is celebrating Father’s Day a few days early by hosting a Bourbon + Cigars event on Wednesday, June 16 from 7pm to 10pm.

Guests are invited to celebrate that special man in their lives with a bourbon tasting of Legent Bourbon featuring a presentation from a local Jim Beam distillery representative, followed by along a hand-rolled cigars discussion by a cigar master from Schaumburg Cigar Lounge, all while also enjoying live music by Dina Bach.  

Oaken Bistro + Bar  

Oaken Bistro + Bar, 200 N Field Dr. at Conway Press Park, is the North Shore’s hottest new restaurant.

From 5:00 -7:00 pm on Father’s Day, Oaken Bistro + Bar will be offering a special prix fixe five-course BBQ meal for $79 per person.

The meal includes diner’s choice of two Union Horse bourbons or Dovetail Grodziskie Oak-smoked wheat beer and cigars from Neumann’s Cigars & More in Libertyville.

Chef-crafted dishes on the menu include Maple Bacon Potato Salad, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits and Hickory Smoked Brisket & Green Circle Chicken. To make a reservation or to view the entire menu, please visit their website.  

Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook  

Water’s Edge & Lakeside Patio at Hyatt Lodge invites guests to celebrate Father’s Day this year with a pig roast and live music!

Located at 2815 Jorie Blvd. in Oak Brook, families will be able to enjoy live music while dining alfresco.

Guests can choose the pig roast package or opt-out and enjoy the restaurant’s full regular menu. A full bar as well as Kristoff Cigars will also be available.

The Pig Roast package is $52 per person ages 15+, $24 per child ages 4-14, and free for children 3 and under.

The package will include Whole Roasted Pig in La Caja China as an entree.  Sofrito Rice, Baked Potato Salad, Borracha Beans, Sweet Chili Roasted Vegetables, Cole Slaw, and Watermelon as sides.

Mango Poblano Chutney, Sweet Baby Rays and Honey Chipotle BBQ, and Chimchurri as sauces, as well as one complimentary draft beer for guests 21+. 


Celebrate Father’s Day with a little bit of spice at Carnivale, one of the city’s most vibrant destinations!

Carnivale is open for both indoor dining in their many spacious dining rooms as well as outdoor experiences on their expansive new patio.

Located in the West Loop, Carnivale offers its guests festive fare and one-of-a-kind art inspired by a fusion of cultures including those from Mexico, South America and Central America.

The restaurant is open on Father’s Day from 2-9 pm for dinner and reservations can be made online on their website.  

AIRE Rooftop  

Grab Dad and head to AIRE, located at 100 W. Monroe St., on the 24th floor of Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago.

Enjoy 360-views, with small plates and appetizers meant for sharing and a robust beverage program sure to delight.

AIRE features fire pits, cabanas, couches, and an outdoor bar with an unmatched urban feel. AIRE is open on Father’s Day from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fulton Market Kitchen  

Chicago’s top destination for immersive dining and astonishing art, Fulton Market Kitchen, 311 N. Sangamon, is the most stylish place to celebrate Dad this year.

Enjoy the uniquely stunning venue infused with artistic eye candy while enjoying a delicious new menu courtesy of Executive Chef Jonathan Harootunian.

FMK is open for Sunday brunch in the vibrant Fulton Market District for both indoor and outdoor service.

Kennedy Rooftop  

Celebrate Father’s Day brunch with a cocktail, or two, and a view! Known for the most spectacular, unobstructed views of Chicago’s complete skyline, Kennedy Rooftop, 1551 W. North Ave. is one of Chicago’s hottest rooftop decks.

Kennedy offers a delicious menu developed by Executive Chef Kus Folkers and a unique variety of signature cocktails – each presidentially named as an homage to their namesake.

The menu highlights shareable plates which are perfect for sharing with your family on Father’s Day.

Kennedy is the perfect place for the special men in your life that are ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy their Father’s Day. The venue is first come first served.


Enjoy Father’s Day at Chicago landmark, Navy Pier’s, iconic new restaurant!

Dine with Dad and look out from the sunlit dining room to breathtaking Lake Michigan, or step out onto the 150-seat patio and into the open air to experience the awe that is Lírica, Chicago’s chic new dining destination at 900 E. Grand Ave., which just opened as the first and only Latin-inspired venue on Navy Pier.

Drawing inspiration from more than a dozen South American countries and encouraging guests to embrace “Comiendo con Ritmo” or “eating with rhythm”, Lírica’s menu boasts only the best in fresh-cut fish from Salmon Asado to roasted meats including Costilla de Ternera and of course, plenty of delicious starters or “primeros,” such as Pulpo a la Plancha. Lírica is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 


Offshore, the world’s largest rooftop deck and one of Chicago’s most exciting hotspots located at Navy Pier, is the perfect destination to celebrate Dads of every kind.

On Sunday, June 20, families are invited to test out their new seafood-forward menu that includes Red Grouper & Scallop ceviche, a Crab Meat Salad, Organic Salmon Poke Bowls, and more, paired with views for days.

Boasting over 56,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, this year-round rooftop destination again offers locals a truly unique opportunity to enjoy everything the city has to offer.  

Replay Lincoln Park 

Chicago’s favorite pop-up bar, Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield, is bringing back some good ole’ childhood nostalgia with their latest pop up, Nick Arcade, opening this Friday, June 11 just in time for the city’s Phase 5 reopening.

Running through Sunday, July 11, the bar will transform all 9,000 square feet of their space, including their outdoor patio, into iconic spots inspired by 90’s Nickelodeon favorites including Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDog, Doug, Rocko’s Modern Life and much more.

The pop up will offer an exclusive selection of Nick-inspired cocktails as well as a themed food menu for guests to enjoy as they travel down memory lane.

Jet’s Pizza 

Gift your Dad a slice of heaven with Jet’s Pizza this Father’s Day. From their iconic, buttery Detroit-style deep dish, to traditional New York style, Jet’s Pizza serves pizza that will please everyone in your family.


KINTON RAMEN is the perfect place for Dads looking to have a relaxed Father’s Day. Named in the Chicago Tribune’s Top 12 List of Best Ramen Bowls, KINTON RAMEN uses only the freshest of ingredients.

The authentic Japanese concept has two Chicago locations at 1426 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park and 163 N. Sangamon St. in the West Loop.

Celebrate Father’s Day at Oaken with a special prix fixe, all-you-can-eat BBQ menu paired with bourbon or smoked beer and cigars from a local purveyor.

Oaken Bistro + Bar

Celebrate Father’s Day at Oaken Bistro in Lake Forest with a special prix fixe, all-you-can-eat BBQ menu paired with bourbon or smoked beer and cigars from a local purveyor. Priced at $79 per person and takes place June 20 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Father’s Day Prix FIXE Menu

  • Choice of 2 Bourbon Cocktails or 2 Smoked or Local Beers
  • Hickory Smoked Brisket & Green Circle Chicken
  • House BBQ Sauce + House Pickles
  • Grilled Spence Farm Seasonal Vegetables
  • Wild Ramp + Sunflower Pesto
  • Maple Bacon Potato Salad
  • Green Garlic Aioli
  • Cheddar + Chive Biscuits
  • Whipped Butter and Sea Salt
  • Eureka Lemon Chess Pie
  • Cherry Basil Chantilly


Show Dad he is the RAREST of them all by treating him to STK Steakhouse this Father’s Day.

Make his reservation for Dad’s Day Brunch, featuring STK Signature Brunch Classics, OR Dad’s Night Out where he can indulge in Wagyu & Whiskey.

Kona Grill

Treat Dad to Kona Grill this Father’s Day with Kona Grill’s Signature Kona-Mosa Brunch featuring all of his favorite brunchtime dishes.

Celebrate Dad with Kona Grill’s grill-centric Dinner, and leave the grilling to them as Dad enjoys a “choose your own” Surf & Turf adventure.

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao has a menu of Brazilian fire-roasted meats and is offering a take home a card for $25 off of two full churrascos for next time.

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar has a $35 Father’s Day special: their steak frites + any draft beer.

The Brasserie – Waldorf Astoria

The Brasserie – Waldorf Astoria is taking reservations for Father’s Day. Enjoy The Brasserie French Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Everlasting Rosé and more. With an elevated French take on classic dishes, The Brasserie at Waldorf Astoria Chicago is the ideal brunch spot in Chicago’s Gold Coast featuring live entertainment.

The Palm Chicago

The Palm is taking reservations for Father’s Day. They are offering a Giant Beef Rib Feature and wine pairing.

Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery is offering the Father’s Day edition of their signature Lawless Brunch, featuring Thick-Cut Bacon, Caramel Rolls, Reggiano Hash Browns and much, much more! 9AM-3PM. Adults $28.99, Children $8.99Chicago Chop House

Chicago Chop House is taking reservations for Father’s Day.

Chicago Prime Steakhouse

Chicago Prime Steakhouse is taking reservations for Father’s Day.

Shore Club

Shore Club is taking reservations for Father’s Day.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood (Oak Brook) is taking reservations for Father’s Day.

Claim Jumper

Claim Jumper is taking reservations for Father’s Day.

Things to Do Father’s Day Chicago 2021

City Cruises  

For the man in your life who loves life on the water, City Cruises Chicago is offering an unforgettable family-filled Father’s Day with a selection of brunch cruises on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan on Sunday, June 20.

Friends and family of every kind are invited on board to enjoy unmatched views of Chicago, while creating unforgettable memories together.  

Sistine Chapel Chicago 

For all the art enthusiast Dads, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition has arrived to Chicagoland’s Oakbrook Center, now running through August 15th.

This unique exhibition, located in the former Sears building at Oakbrook Mall, showcases Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced photographically and artfully displayed in their original size.

Families are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible, seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Tickets are available now, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Raging Waves  

Celebrate Father’s Day this year at Raging Waves — Illinois’ largest waterpark! Sitting on more than 58 acres, this family-friendly destination features the brand new Aussie Mat Dash, 32 water slides, multiple kiddie areas, wave pool, lazy river, 43 private cabanas, and more.

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

 For those Dads looking for a little thrill, The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a state-of-the-art adventure park designed to deliver unique year-round activities for adventurers of all ages and abilities.

Featuring a versatile and wide-ranging mix of recreational activities set among a reclaimed natural landscape, the park offers an escape to tranquil and interactive green space where that special man in your life, along with his family, can test their personal boundaries while engaging with a passionate community of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts.  

Where to Stay Chicago 2021

Sable at Navy Pier  

Sable at Navy Pier is the first hotel to break ground and make waves on one of the city’s most iconic and historic landmarks, offering sweeping, unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, truly unlike any other.

With the return of the Navy Pier fireworks, families looking to spoil Dad can enjoy the best views from the comfort of their rooms. To book an upcoming staycation, please visit their website.   

Springhill Suites Chicago Chinatown  

SpringHill Suites Chicago Chinatown, the first hotel of its kind to hit Chicago’s Chinatown, has officially opened its doors at 2357 S. Wentworth Ave.

Families looking to enjoy Father’s Day exploring a new neighborhood now have the opportunity to do so while enjoying access to 148 comfortable suites, a fitness studio, and a complimentary buffet or hot breakfast option. To book a room, please visit their website.

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare 

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, in Rosemont, is welcoming the baseball season by offering an exclusive Take Me Out To The Ballgame Package, which includes a trip to Impact Field, home of the Chicago Dogs Baseball team, located less than five minutes away from the hotel.

The package includes four general admission tickets to a Chicago Dogs game, complimentary overnight parking, a complimentary shuttle ride to and from Impact Field, and a “Play Ball” welcome amenity which includes popcorn, peanuts, and a bucket of ice-cold beers for dad. 

Father’s Day Gifts Chicago 2021

Paper Source  

Paper Source is the go-to destination for cards, gifts, wrapping and more. With a carefully curated selection of gifts to choose from, each Father’s Day gift selected is sure to be a hole in one!

From the “Golf Mug” for the putting-obsessed to the “Dad Jokes” book to up Dad’s joke game, the nation’s premier paperie is fully stocked and ready to celebrate. 

Roosevelt Collection Shops  

Roosevelt Collection Shops in the South Loop offers the perfect gift for every Dad!

From locally owned shops like Divinity Seven to Fleet Feet or sessions at Title Boxing Club, the shopping & lifestyle center offers a wide variety of gifts, apparel and accessories to make for a memorable gift.

Better yet, treat Dad to some quality time with a day well spent at the center’s plaza or spacious rooftop area! 

EZ Breathe  

Give your handy homeowner and DIY Dad the gift of improved indoor air quality with an EZ Breathe Ventilation System.

The EZ Breathe Ventilation System has the ability to help alleviate many common homeowner concerns such as mildew odors, mold growth, pet dander, dust mites, humidity and moisture, pollen, chemical smells, leaving homes feeling fresh and allergen-free.

Self-install kits come with everything necessary to assemble, mount, and install the system.

Hatch Dispensary  

Attention all herb-loving Dads! Celebrate Father’s Day with 20% off all accessories from now through Sunday at Hatch Dispensary in Wheeling.  

Luft Balloons  

Celebrate the rad Dad in your life with a joyful balloon burst!  Luft Balloons, Chicago’s premier balloon store located at 345 W. Armitage, is known for their artistic balloon creations ideal for any occasion, and Father’s Day is no exception.

To place an order, visit Luft Balloons’ website to schedule a pickup or delivery.  Luft Balloons is open from 8:30a.m. to  3:30p.m Monday through Saturday. Delivery is available 7 days a week.  

Father’s Day quotes to make your dad smile

There’s so much to say to them, so here are the best Father’s Day quotes to make your mama smile.

Best Father's Day Quotes to Make Your Dad Smile

About Father’s Day

Have you ever wondered how Father’s Day came to be? You’d be surprised at the origins of Father’s Day. Check out my general Father’s Day 2021 guide.

Credit: Federico Enni

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