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Dining for Dad: Father’s Day Restaurant Roundup

Pooja Salhotra
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  • Three Brothers treats

    Three Brothers Bakery is offering a range of specially-decorated treats for Dad. (Photo courtesy of Three Brothers Bakery)

  • Backstreet Cafe

    Backstreet Café’s Father’s Day menu includes shrimp and grits, pictured here. (Photo: Paula Murphy)

  • Caracol

    Caracol’s Father’s Day brunch is a coastal theme, with offerings like these wood-fired oysters. (Photo: Deb Smail) 

  • Common Bond

    Bourbon Bacon buns from Common Bond Bakery. (Photo courtesy of Common Bond)

  • Max's Wine Dive

    Steak au poivre with bourbon sweet potato and glazed rainbow carrots from MAX’s Wine Dive. (Photo: Becca Wright) 

  • Prego

    Pasta carbonara from Prego in Rice Village. (Photo: Paula Murphy)

  • Three Brothers treats
  • Backstreet Cafe
  • Caracol
  • Common Bond
  • Max's Wine Dive
  • Prego

With so much happening in the world and in our communities right now, let’s not forget to take the time to celebrate the fathers in our lives! Father’s Day is right around the corner, on Sunday, June 21, and sometimes, the best gift can be a delicious meal with the people who love him most. 

Here, we’ve rounded up a list of local restaurants offering Father’s Day specials. We’ve included details on both dine-in and take-out options. Either way, we recommend following the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing and protecting yourself and others from Covid-19. 

Backstreet Café  
1103 S. Shepherd Dr., 77019
Backstreet Café has a special Father’s Day Southern Comfort Menu with items like a Grilled Texas Peach Salad, Shrimp and Stone-Ground Cheese Grits and Bourbon Bread Pudding. For reservations, call 713-521-2239 or reserve online here. This menu is also available for to-go orders. No advance ordering required. 

Caracol

Caracol’s Father’s Day brunch is a coastal theme, with offerings like these wood-fired oysters. (Photo: Deb Smail) 

Caracol 
2200 Post Oak Blvd., 77056
One of Chef Hugo’s signature restaurants, Caracol is offering a special “Dia de los Padres” coastal brunch menu featuring an assortment of seafood items like ceviche and oysters, plus classics like carne asada and enchiladas verdes. See the full menu here and make a reservation by calling 713-622-9996 (limited seating) This menu is also available for to-go orders. No advance ordering required for take-out. 

Chef Smirnov 
5400 Bellaire Blvd., 77401
Chef Smirnov has a classic Father’s Day brunch and dinner catering menu – available for pick-up or delivery – that includes favorites like Mac N Cheese and Chicken Tenders for dinner and breakfast tacos and a smoked salmon display for brunch. Call 713-838-2433 for more information and to place your order. 

Eighteen36
2221 W Alabama St., 77098
Eighteen36 is celebrating Father's Day all weekend with $20 steaks and $5 Old Fashions and Manhattans on Steak Night this Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to close and all day Sunday. To receive this promotion on take-out this weekend, call Eighteen36 directly at 832-831-7050. 

Goode Co. Barbeque  
5109 Kirby Dr., 77098 
Houston’s home for barbecue will be open on Father’s Day for dine-in and to-go orders. Enjoy succulent brisket, ribs, chicken, Czech sausage and more.  

Hugo’s
1602 Westheimer St.
For Father’s Day, Hugo’s has a special menu paying tribute to the milpa, a traditional agricultural 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.  You will find many of these items on this Father’s Day menu. Reservations highly recommended. Please call 713-524-7744 for reservations or click here to reserve online. This menu is also available for to-go orders. No advance ordering required for take-out. 

Jonathan’s the Rub Memorial Green
12505 Memorial Dr., 77024  
Jonathan’s The Rub at Memorial Green will be open for in-house dining on Father’s Day.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will offer their brunch menu as well as a menu of daily specials (including all-day breakfast). Full bar and wine list. Reservations recommended. 
 
Kenny & Ziggy’s 
2327 Post Oak Blvd., 77056 
For Father’s Day, Kenny & Ziggy’s has four special family-sized packages available for pick-up – these must be ordered by Thursday, June 18. The family-size brunch options, which each feed 4-6 people, range in price from $95-$169. Options include a smoked fish brunch, a New York brunch, a delicatessen brunch and “The Grill of Your Dreams.” The Post Oak location is also open for dine-in service. 

Mastro’s Steakhouse 
1650 W. Loop S., 77027
Mastro’s Steakhouse is offering three different grill kits with everything you need to grill at home. Or, let Mastro’s handle the grilling for you. Choose from the “Clever,” ($120 Raw / $150 Cooked) “Brave,” ($160 Raw / $190 Cooked) and “Superman” kits ($180 Raw / $210 Cooked). All kits include Caesar salad, different selections of filets, a selection of sides and Mastro’s Butter Cake. Call ahead and preorder by Sat. June 19. Prefer to dine in with Dad? Call 713-993-2500 to make a reservation. 

MAX’s Wine Dive 
4720 Washington Ave., 77007; 214 Fairview St., 77006
At the Fairview location, MAX’s Wine Dive is offering a special Steak au poivre with bourbon sweet potato and glazed rainbow carrots or a Black pepper-crusted 10 oz ribeye with green peppercorn cream sauce, whipped bourbon sweet potatoes and rosemary honey glazed rainbow carrots for $29. At the Washington location, they are featuring a mouth-watering Bison Bone-in Ribeye with mashed potatoes, broccolini, and a blue cheese sauce for $32, and for $35 more you can add a lobster to the meal. Make reservations online or order for take-out on Sunday. 

Morton’s The Steakhouse 
Locations in Downtown and the Galleria 
Morton’s is offering a 3-course meal, available to-go or for dine-in. The meal will start with a choice of salad or Shrimp Cocktail, followed by an entrée paired with a signature side item and a handmade dessert like Double Chocolate Mousse, Key Lime Pie or New York Cheesecake to top it off. 

NY Bagel Shop 
9720 Hillcroft Ave., 77096
Nothing like a good bagel with shmear, am I right? The New York Bagel Shop has your entire family covered with a selection of three different brunch packages and five different dinner packages available to-go. View all of the options and place your online order here

Picos 
3601 Kirby Dr., 77098
If your dad loves Mexican food, check out Picos, which is offering a dine-in Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Brunch highlights include seafood paella, an omelet station, a hot station with enchiladas and tamales, a cold station with ceviches and salads, and of course, an array of desserts. Reserve a table by calling 832-831-9940. Also available for curbside pick-up and delivery. Order online here.  

Prego 
2520 Amherst 
This Rice Village favorite will be open for Father’s Day for dine-in and to-go from 4-9 p.m. In addition to the regular menu there will be daily specials, especially grilled items for Dad! They are open 4-9 p.m. Full bar and award-winning wine list.  Reservations highly recommended. 

Armadillo Palace

Pictured here is Armadillo Palace’s signature Yardbird: Mesquite-grilled chicken breast, Swiss, bacon, mayo, lettuce, and avocado on a buttered and toasted homemade bun. 

The Armadillo Palace
5101 Kirby Dr. 
Armadillo Palace will be open on Father’s Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving everything from tacos to barbecue, seafood to salads, and of course, housemade desserts. A full bar and kids menu is also available. Reservations recommended. 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.  

The Oceanaire Seafood Room 
5061 Westheimer Rd., 77056
The Oceanaire Seafood Room is offering a surf and turf special. For $75, families can enjoy  a 10 oz. center-cut filet paired with a fresh seafood selection of whole steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp scampi or crab cakes. Available to-go or for dine in at open locations. 

The Tasting Room at CityCentre  
818 Town and Country Blvd, 77024
The Tasting Room has a special “Deals for Dads” to treat the father in your life this Sunday. The Tasting Room will be offering a selection of 3 choices all at $15 each. Dad can choose between a Burger and Beer or Pizza and a Chocolate Torte (no alcohol). They are also offering a Charcuterie Board with a Happy Hour wine. Make reservations by calling 281-822-1500. This special is available for dine-in only. 

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen 
6401 Woodway, 77057; 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, 77007
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen’s two locations will be open for both in-house dining and curbside takeout for Father’s Day. The full menu with specials will be available as well as a special three-course Father’s Day menu for just $29.95. Reservations are encouraged but walk-in guests are seated as space is available.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar 
947 Gessner, 77024
Sunday Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 
State Fare Kitchen & Bar is serving a special Sunday Brunch that includes a southern fried lobster tail and fried chicken over waffles, served with spicy honey maple syrup, for $24. Reservations recommended but not required. 
 
Desserts/Special Treats

Common Bond Bistro & Bakery  
Multiple Locations 
Common Bond is offering special Father’s Day items including a D-A-D Cake (available for pre-order only, until Thursday, 6/18), Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon buns and Mustache Entremets (available in-store or for pre-order). Place orders online here.    

Dessert Gallery

Dessert Gallery has an array of Father’s Day treats. (Photo courtesy of Dessert Gallery)

Dessert Gallery 
3600 Kirby Drive
Offering hand-decorated butter cookies, petit fours, chocolate-covered Oreos and chocolate-dipped pretzels, Dessert Gallery has your dad’s sweet tooth covered. Check out the Father’s Day selections here, and order in advance for curbside pick-up.  

Three Brother’s Bakery  
Multiple Locations 
This full-service bakery has plenty of ready-made and custom order sweet treats for Dad. Order online or walk in to one of their three stores for a selection of cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more. Call ahead to custom order if you want something extra special, like a cake in the shape of your dad’s favorite car. 

Three Brothers treats

Three Brothers Bakery is offering a range of specially-decorated treats for Dad. (Photo courtesy of Three Brothers Bakery)

Backstreet Cafe

Backstreet Café’s Father’s Day menu includes shrimp and grits, pictured here. (Photo: Paula Murphy)

Caracol

Caracol’s Father’s Day brunch is a coastal theme, with offerings like these wood-fired oysters. (Photo: Deb Smail) 

Common Bond

Bourbon Bacon buns from Common Bond Bakery. (Photo courtesy of Common Bond)

Max's Wine Dive

Steak au poivre with bourbon sweet potato and glazed rainbow carrots from MAX’s Wine Dive. (Photo: Becca Wright) 

Prego

Pasta carbonara from Prego in Rice Village. (Photo: Paula Murphy)

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