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Best Restaurants For Father's Day Dinner Weekend In Chicago

Whatever your plans are for Father's Day, a fabulous dinner is in order. These five restaurants offer all sorts of fabulous meals that are sure to please the dad in your life, whether he has a hankering for a steak, or simply wants a good mug of beer. Be sure to call ahead and make reservations for this Father's Day dinner because, like brunch on Mother's Day, these restaurants are sure to fill up.
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The Bristol
2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-5555

Give Dad a break from the grill by letting Chef Chris Pandel and his team make a feast of the senses for the family this year. This popular Bucktown restaurant features dishes made with seasonal ingredients from local family-run farms, and for past Father's Day dinners, The Bristol has offered an a la carte menu, including some grilled specials. Whether Dad has a hankering for a hand-cut wagyu or roasted half chicken, the menu will have something that will make his meal complete -- along with a hand-crafted cocktail or craft beer, of course.

Dusek's Board & Beer
1227 W. 18th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851

You can't go wrong with meat and beer this Father's day, and at this Pilsen neighborhood gastropub from the folks behind Longman & Eagle, you'll get a meal to remember. For starters, last year they offered a ginormous steak—clocking in at 24 oz—and paired it with a Weihenstephaner Lager. Dad's got a special deal on this exceptional pub grub. Other dishes that might appeal to dad include a sausage sandwich, duck confit, shellfish tier, and a variety of other gourmet pub dishes.

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Gemini Bistro
2075 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-2522

For good ol' fashioned American grub, head to this Lincoln Park restaurant. And come Sundays, including Father's Day, when it not only offers brunch, but also one of the best fried chicken dinners in town. What makes the fried chicken meal even better come the holiday is that it's served family style, so everyone can get messy together as they chow down on perfectly crispy and crunchy fried chicken that also comes with mashed potatoes and gravy, as well as biscuits. If it's not fried chicken your dad has a hankering for, Gemini's also does right by a number of classic dishes with French and Mediterranean influences.

Related: Best Activities to Celebrate Father's Day in Chicago

Shaw's Crab House
21 E. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-2722

For a seafood extravaganza, look no further than Shaw's Crab House, either at the Chicago or Schaumburg location. Past Father's Day events have featured a buffet with a plethora of options, from traditional brunch and dinner items to Shaw specialties, like crab legs. The buffet also includes some tasty desserts. Even sweeter? Dads get to go home with a gift certificate for a future visit.

David Burke's Primehouse
616 N. Rush St.

Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 660-6000

Nothing says Father's Day like a delicious cooked-to-order steak. Get that, and oh so much more, at this Near North Side steakhouse. With dinner service, the usual wonderful fare will be on the menu as well as some holiday specials. Pops can choose from dry-aged steak to spicy shrimp. And just in case he doesn't totally fill up on steak, during past Father's Day dinners, dads have been sent home with a lunch bag of food for the next day.

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Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not blogging about food, she's working part-time at a culinary vacation company, The International Kitchen, based in the Windy City, as well as repping Younique cosmetics and skincare products. Some of her writing can be found at
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