These Delaware Restaurants Are Perfect for Father’s Day

If you're planning to celebrate dad with a hearty meal this year, there are plenty of options in Delaware.

With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, June 16, families are looking to celebrate with good food on their plates. These restaurants across the First State offer everything from indulgent seafood and steak entrees to barbecue to hearty brunches. Whatever your dad’s taste, there’s a restaurant near you in Delaware that is sure to satisfy. Here are some eateries serving up delicious food on Father’s Day, from longtime local favorites to brand-new hotspots the whole family is sure to love.

Father’s Day Brunch

Columbus Inn

Columbus Inn will offer a Father’s Day “linner” featuring cocktails like a cherry bourbon fizz and mixed berry margarita. The menu is served family-style and features entrees like a sliced filet mignon and barbecue platter.

2216 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington | 571-1492

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BBC Tavern & Grill

Whether dad is into brunch or dinner, BBC has him covered. The $21 Bloody & Burger special is perfect for a Father’s Day brunch. With a great atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and a mouthwatering brunch menu, BBC Tavern is perfect!

4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville | 655-3785

Park Cafe

You can’t go wrong with brunch at Park Cafe. Treat the father in your life to brunch classics like the meat lovers skillet or a smoked salmon and avocado Benedict.

2510 West 5th Street, Wilmington | 543-2233

Barbecue

Limestone BBQ & Bourbon

Voted Best Barbecue in upstate Delaware in our Best of Delaware Awards every year since opening, Limestone BBQ & Bourbon is a great stop for Father’s Day. The menu features brisket smoked overnight for 14 hours, fall-off-the-bone ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, barbecue tacos, burgers and more. If you’re feeding the whole family on Father’s Day, call ahead to order the “Philthy Feast” for carryout, with pre-orders highly encouraged on Father’s Day (feeds 4-6 adults). Round out the Father’s Day experience with an impressive bourbon bar.

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2062 Limestone Road, Wilmington | 274-2085

Bethany Blues BBQ

Another repeat Best of Delaware winner, Bethany Blues is the perfect place to celebrate Father’s Day with your barbecue-loving dad. Enjoy barbecue alongside seafood and steak and, of course, a great beer selection and plenty of cocktails to pair with your entrée. Reserve online to guarantee your table at the Lewes or Bethany Beach location.

18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes | 644-2500
6 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bethany Beach | 537-1500

Uncle John’s BBQ

This Claymont BBQ joint is known for great smoked meat and specialty items like barbecue grilled cheese. The atmosphere in the indoor/outdoor seating areas is the perfect complement to good barbecue.

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2509 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont | 333-6760

Smok’d BBQ

Since opening the Newark storefront, this barbecue spot has earned rave reviews from patrons. Folks love the signature brisket cheesesteak, mac and cheese, corn bread and large portion sizes. With family meal deals, this is a great spot to bring the whole family for Father’s Day.

2610a Capitol Trail, Newark | 744-0444

322 BBQ

322 BBQ has been making waves since opening a second location in Delaware. The New Jersey-based barbecue company offers barbecue, burgers, donuts and more all in one place. The Sunday brunch is a must-try, and what better time than on Father’s Day?

1845 Marsh Road, Wilmington | 308-3162

 

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Steak, Seafood & More

Bardea

Forget the traditional barbecue and beer celebration. This Father’s Day, treat dad to Bardea’s renowned Italian and Mediterranean-based dishes. Look for specials like the Feed the Table option that features dishes like roasted chicken, fish of the day, and bone-in ribeye, all at market price.

Or, for an upscale experience like no other, treat dad to a family-style steak dinner at Bardea Steak.

620 North Market Street, Wilmington | 426-2069
809 North Market Street, Wilmington | 550-9600

 

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The Quoin Restaurant

For the fathers who appreciate the finer things in life, The Quoin is a great Father’s Day dinner spot. The Quoin Restaurant serves a spin on Southern French and Northern Italian cuisine with its own unique flair. Reserve a table online for Father’s Day, then head downstairs to the Simmer Down cocktail lounge for the perfect nightcap.

519 N. Market Street, Wilmington | 446-5600

Tonic Seafood & Steak

Seafood and steak is a winning combination in our hearts—and on dad’s taste buds. With extensive lunch and dinner menus along with delicious cocktails, beers and wines, Tonic Seafood & Steak is a worthy stop on Father’s Day. This year, the Wilmington eatery will feature Tomahawk steaks and a “Thor-sized hammer steak” for Father’s Day. Reservations can be made online.

111 W. 11th Street, Wilmington | 777-2040

Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

Treat dad to fresh seafood at Big Fish Grill’s open outdoor dining space, complete with a relaxing view of the Christina River. Big Fish Grill has an abundant menu featuring mussels, multiple pasta dishes and fried seafood entrees.

720 Justison Street, Wilmington | 652-3474

Banks Seafood Kitchen

For a seafood and raw bar experience on the Riverfront, Banks is another great option! Enjoy Surf & Turf, a variety of fish, lobster and shellfish, a raw bar and more.

101 South Market Street, Wilmington | 777-1500

Krazy Kat’s Restaurant

A trip to Krazy Kat’s is bound to make a memorable Father’s Day treat. The intimate space housed in a renovated blacksmith’s shop hosts fun animal-print furniture and eclectic animal-centric art. Menu selections change with the season, but expect your meal to be fresh and locally sourced.

528 Montchanin Road, Montchanin | 888-4200

Lewes Oyster House

If dad is a lover of upscale seafood, this hot new oyster house is sure to leave him satisfied. Enjoy options like clams and linguini, pan-roasted scallops, seafood towers, steamed clams and so much more. Plus, try new riffs on classic bourbon cocktails like the Smokeshow, featuring Cask Strength Sagamore Rye, Angostura syrup and maple bitters. Reserve a spot online to guarantee your table on Father’s Day.

108 2nd Street, Lewes | 644-7258

One Coastal

This concept by James Beard finalist Matt Kern is sure to impress any dad on Father’s Day. The menu is full of innovative dishes made with locally sourced ingredients from farmers and fishers around Delaware. Enjoy elevated dishes like corn-fried Chesapeake blue catfish, Seven Hills cast iron bavette steak, Chesapeake Bay crispy skin rockfish and much more. Tables for Father’s Day are filling fast, so reserve now!

101 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island | 537-4790

1776 Steakhouse

For an upscale steak dinner on Father’s Day, 1776 in Rehoboth Beach is the perfect place. Along with the highest quality cuts of beef, 1776 Steakhouse offers plenty of delicious seafood entrees, chops, chicken, pasta and even vegetarian selections. Make reservations online for Father’s Day.

18585 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach | 645-9355

Laid-Back Bites

Crooked Hammock Brewery

Looking for something fun to do for Father’s Day? Crooked Hammock has you covered. This family-centric brewery is the perfect place for families to bond with plenty of fun to entertain folks of all ages. On Father’s Day, kids can create DIY gifts for dad like colored koozies and customizable crowns. The “Father’s Only” Duos Giant Yard Pong Contest is a great way for dad to reminisce on those glory days with a bracket-style tournament. Plus, enjoy “Dad Flights” of four beers, live music and backyard barbecue-style food.

316 Auto Park Drive, Middletown | 601-7837
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes | 644-7837

Washington Street Ale House

If dad is into good food and cold beer, Washington Street Ale House is the place to be. With over 24 brews on tap and delicious American fare, this eatery knows how to treat dads right.

1206 Washington Street, Wilmington | 658-2537

Iron Hill Brewery

On the Wilmington Riverfront, treat dad to cold beers and good food. For Father’s Day, enjoy specials like prime rib, tuna tartar, beer-battered softshell crab and more. Plus, sip on Iron Hill’s Father’s Day beer release, Dad’s Got Jokes Juicy Lager.

620 Justison Street, Wilmington | 472-2739

Irish Eyes Restaurant & Pub

Gift dad a taste of the Irish, right here in the First State. Irish Eyes Restaurant & Pub features menu favorites like classic Irish fare, seafood, sandwiches and more.

105 Union Street, Milton | 684-8889
213 Anglers Road, Lewes | 645-6888

Rail Haus

Dover’s hip indoor/outdoor beer garden is a great place to treat dad to a good meal and a cold beer. From bratwurst and burgers to schnitzel sandwiches and Bavarian pretzels, Rail House has everything you need to indulge in good food and try local and German beers.

92 N. West Street, Dover | 450-3525

 

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Striper Bites

If dad is a seafood aficionado, this Lewes spot will surely satisfy his foodie cravings. In line with its seaside location, Striper Bites dishes up a variety of seafood starters, sandwiches and entrees—and even fully-cooked sushi. Try the cheesy and indulgent crab dip!

107 Savannah Road, Lewes | 645-4667

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