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11 Father's Day Menu ideas

These Father's Day menus are sure to impress dad on his special day. From stick-to-your-ribs traditional favorites and spicy options to elegant classic French cuisine and health-conscious menus, there is sure to be a menu perfect for that special man in your life.

Steakhouse Dinner

Few things convey the feeling of a special occasion better than a steakhouse dinner. A perfectly grilled porterhouse with compound butter, twice baked potato and luscious creamed spinach keep things simple but elegant for dad.

Old-Fashioned Supper Club

Up in the Midwest, the classic steakhouse experience is had at a Supper Club, and Wisconsin is home to the most emblematic supper club fare. Start with a creamy beer cheese soup before feasting on a prime rib. Finish with a slice of cherry pie sure to remind you of Door County.

Classic French

If dad is an old-school gourmand, he’ll be sure to appreciate this meal featuring classic French fare. Treat dad to a Kir Royale apéritif followed by a traditional coq au vin. Finish with a velvety crème brûlée.

Country Cookout

Simple and homey often make the most satisfying combination, as with this country-style dinner. Boozy BBQ ribs anchor a meal costarring moist, fluffy corn muffins and super flavorful baked beans.

Hearty Italian Supper

There’s something about Italian-American home cooking that just stimulates one’s appetite. With a hearty menu like this, the whole family will have something to be excited over. Creamy fried rice balls, an ooey-gooey lasagna and crisp Italian-style donuts make for a meal that even the pickiest dad will swoon over.

Fit Dad Dinner

If dad’s body is his temple, indulging him with food can be a tricky proposition. We have you covered, though, with this low-carb and keto-friendly menu. A rich, intensely flavorful meatloaf is the star attraction, although dad may be shoveling extra helpings of cauliflower mac n’ cheese. The spicy chocolate fat bombs are a great way for dad to maintain his fitness regimen.

Better Than Takeout

If dad’s a huge fan of Chinese-American takeout, try making this menu for him instead, featuring some classics. Start with a potent Mai Tai cocktail while nibbling on some crispy crab rangoon. Then bring on the showstopper: a sweet and spicy General Tso’s Chicken.

Tasty Tex-Mex

The rich and zesty flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine can be irresistible to many, and we’re sure some dads gravitate towards any mention of a tortilla. This menu features Texas-style queso and rich, porky carnitas. Finish with crunchy/chewy churros and add some dipping sauces to the table for the full experience.

Shrimp Boil

We all know a dad who loves to indulge in seafood. Give him a treat this Father’s Day with a boldly spiced shrimp boil accompanied by our copycat recipe for Red Lobster’s famous Cheddar Bay biscuits. Wash it down with refreshing lemon shandies.

Paella Party

A paella — a Spanish dish of seafood cooked in rice — is one of the world’s most iconic celebratory dishes and a sure hit when there are seafood lovers in the house. This traditional recipe is fantastic with a cold glass of sangria and a refreshing bowl of gazpacho, a cold Spanish tomato soup.

Plant-Based Feast

Not all dads are the meat and potatoes kind, and we love that! Treat dad to an unforgettable plant-based feast this Father’s Day that will also charm even the most ardent carnivores. Start with an almond “cheese” that tastes just like feta before indulging in a decadent “chicken” pot pie. The grand finale is a tropical pie that is as easy to make as it is addictively delicious.

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