17 Fathers Day Ideas for the Food Dad


Treat Dad to craft beer, barbecue, fancy chocolate, and so much more.

This year, perhaps more than in years past, dads deserve celebrating. With Father’s Day coming up on June 21, it’s time to start thinking about how to best celebrate all the hard work that dads put into being Dad.

Whether you’re planning a socially distant patio picnic or looking for a meal to cook for Dad at home, these 17 Dallas restaurants are serving up everything from DIY Thai eats to smoky, juicy barbecue. Oh, and there’s plenty of beer and wine options to make sure that Dad really has the best possible Father’s Day.

1. Legacy Food Hall

7800 Windrose Ave
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 846-4255

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For the dad who knows his drinks, Legacy Food Hall offers gift packages and cocktail kits for making DIY old fashioneds and Bloody Marys at home. There’s also growlers of beer from the Hall’s in-house brewery, Unlawful Assembly. Pre-order here.

2. Bulla Gastrobar

6007 Legacy Dr Suite 180
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 805-4590

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Too much beef in Dad’s life? How about pork? Bulla Gastrobar at Legacy West will serve a luxe Father’s Day dinner inspired by the cuisines of Spain. Dig into cochinillo, or suckling pig, panadera-style potatoes, pinxtos de pollo, and sweet churros for $230. This meal is intended to serve 6-8 people, and diners can pre-order through Tuesday, June 16 for pick-up on Sunday, June 21.

3. Mi Dia From Scratch

3310 Dallas Pkwy #105
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 403-7474

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Treat Dad to some Texan comfort food: brisket tacos. Mi Dia From Scratch chef Gabriel DeLeon will be wrapping up his Dos Equis braised brisket inside homemade tortillas filled with caramelized onions and roasted poblanos. Tacos for four or six, including rice and beans, are $48 and $72, respectively. Add a margarita kit for six for $42.

All three locations of Mi Dia from Scratch will be serving this Father’s Day special for takeout only, but all locations offer limited regular dining as well.

4. Knife Butcher

W Park Blvd
Plano, TX

Bring the steakhouse home for Father’s Day. Order online and choose from all of the same cuts of meat (read: like 44 Farms filets and 240-day dry aged ribeyes) available at Knife Steakhouse, packed up to take home. Looking for serious brownie points? Pick up a copy of Tesar’s steak-obsessed cookbook to pair alongside.

5. TEN50 BBQ

1050 N Central Expy
Richardson, TX 75080
(855) 783-1050

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Need a perfect last-minute option? Hit up this Richardson barbecue favorite for a father’s day package that includes your choice of two meats, rolls, sauce, and sides. Add a bottle of TX Blended Whiskey for $25 and call it a day. Call 855-783-1050 to order for pickup.

6. Fat Straws Bubble Tea

11810 Preston Rd #150
Dallas, TX 75230
(469) 547-2195

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Introduce dad to the magic of the mochi doughnut with one of Fat Straws’s Father’s Day “smile packs.” Available in regular and “junior” sizes, the packs include mochi doughnuts in flavors like black sesame and passionfruit, plus a gallon (or half-gallon) of the shop’s freshly made boba teas. Preorder online for pickup by Friday, June 19 for pickup.

7. Asian Mint

11617 N. Central Expwy, Suite 135
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 363-6655

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Keep it simple and cook at home with a beer and Thai food Father’s Day kit. Preorder Asian Mint’s kit by Saturday and enjoy Thai beef jerky, papaya salad, green basil fried rice, pad wood sen and a 6-pack of Asian beer for $75.

8. Sweet J’s Bakery

2904 San Medina Ave
Dallas, TX 75228

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The bakery formerly known as Peckish Pies has created a package they’re calling The Great Father’s Day Special. Picture a half pound of English toffee plus a personal chocolate bourbon pecan pie or half dozen brown butter chocolate chip cookies, all of which can show up at Dad’s (or your!) door for just $20. Order online.

9. Chocolate Secrets

3926 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 252-9801

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Send the message that he makes life sweet! Give your chocolate-and-bourbon loving dad a 16-piece box of barrel-aged handcrafted bonbons from Chocolate Secrets on Oak Lawn. Buy the $74 gift online or pick it up to-go.

10. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-5404

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Something decadent that your dad might not expect? How about a massive two-foot-long, three pound meatball sub, a pound of fries and a six-pack of Shiner? For $45, the look on his face alone will be worth every penny.


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