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Where to Dine and Order Takeout for Father’s Day in Delaware

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If you’re planning to celebrate Dad with a hearty meal this year, there are plenty of options in Delaware from brunch to barbecue.

With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, June 19, families are looking to celebrate with good food on their plates, whether that’s inside their favorite restaurant or in their homes with takeout.

No matter how your holiday looks this year, here’s a list of restaurants to visit this Father’s Day offering specials, delicious food, beverages and a place to celebrate.

Columbus Inn

Columbus Inn will be offering a Father’s Day ‘Linner’ featuring cocktails like the Cherry Bourbon Fizz and a Mixed Berry Margarita. The menu is served family-style and features entrees like a sliced filet mignon and a barbecue platter.

2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington • 571-1492


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Bardea Food & Drink

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.

620 N. Market St., Wilmington • 426-2069

Limestone BBQ & Bourbon

Voted Best BBQ in upstate Delaware 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, sausage, turkey breast and more. If you’re feeding the whole family on Father’s Day, call ahead to order the “Philthy Feast” for carryout, on special for just $65 on Father’s Day (feeds 4-6 adults).

2062 Limestone Road, Wilmington • 274-2085

Iron Hill Brewery

Iron Hill is offering Father’s Day specials  all weekend this year, including grilled watermelon salad, Louisiana barbecue shrimp, char-grilled ribeye and more. You can also purchase Dad a e-gift card, with a $10 bonus added for every $50 spent on e-gift cards this weekend.

Various locations

BBC Tavern & Grill

Whether dad is into brunch or dinner, BBC has you covered. Choose from specials like chicken and waffles for brunch or New York strip steak and a crab cake for dinner. Visit bbctavernandgrill.com for more information.

4019 Kennett Pike Greenville • 655-3785

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, fried seafood entrees and more.

720 Justison St., Wilmington • 652-3474

Bonefish Grill

Searching for a quality Father’s Day celebration? Look no further. Seasonal specials include pineapple-glazed shrimp and a bourbon glazed filet and shrimp. If you’re looking to enjoy the company of family and good food at home, check out the family bundles available for takeout.

4737 Concord Pike, Ste. 455, Wilmington • 478-18354

The Clubhouse at Baywood

Alongside the idyllic setting of a widespread golf course—a father’s dream landscape—this all-American eatery specializes in an array of various national meals, including seafood and short ribs. With a range of different menus for kids and adults alike, this restaurant and bar offers something unique for everyone to enjoy. Reservations and orders can be made online.

32267 Clubhood Way, Millsboro • 947-9225


Who doesn’t love an excuse for brunch? Eggspectation provides patrons an array of unique takes on familiar breakfast recipes. Some favorites include the fried chicken and waffles, Cajun shrimp & grits, multiple takes on the eggs benedict and breakfast flatbread. The eatery also serves up some of the best brunch cocktails in the area, including Irish and Dutch coffees, mimosas and several takes on the classic Bloody Mary.

507 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark • 842-2515

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grill

The Greene Turtle is more than just a hotspot to watch the game; it doubles as a family-friendly restaurant and bar where there’s a little something for everyone—and with an upcoming event like Father’s Day, that’s a place all ages can get behind.

Multiple locations


Heirloom offers seasonal menus including fresh farm-to-table dishes, craft beers and wines. Reservations are always recommended at this charming farm-to-table spot in Lewes. They can be made here.

212 Savannah Road, Lewes • 313-4065

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 St., Milton • 684-8889 | 213 Anglers Road, Lewes • 645-6888

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, Wilmington • 888-4200

Stone Balloon Ale House

Built on the site of a historic music venue, Stone Balloon Ale House offers guests American fare paired with an extensive beer, wine and cocktails list. Treat dad to one of Stone Balloon’s many specials.

115 E. Main St., Newark • 266-8111

Striper Bites

If dad is seafood aficionado, this Lewes spot will surely satisfy foodie cravings. Matching its seaside location, Striper Bites grants a variety of seafood starters, sandwiches and entrees—and even fully-cooked sushi.

107 Savannah Road, Lewes • 645-4667

Tonic Seafood & Steak

Seafood and steak is a winning combination in our hearts—and on dad’s tastebuds. With extensive lunch and dinner menus along with delicious cocktails, beers and wines, Tonic Seafood & Steak is a worthy stop on Father’s Day. Reservations can be made online.

111 W. 11th St., Wilmington • 777-2040

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, he’s sure to feel celebrated.

1206 Washington St., Wilmington • 658-2537

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