With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, June 21, families are looking to celebrate with some good food on their plates whether that’s inside their favorite restaurant or through takeout.
No matter how your holiday looks this year, Delaware Today compiled a list of this year’s Father’s Day menus from local restaurants to make the day a little more special.
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. Bardea is currently open for in-person dining with limited reservations through OpenTable and curbside pickup.
620 N. Market St., Wilmington • 426-2069
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
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 is currently open for in-house dining with limited hours of operation. Call for reservations.
720 Justison St., Wilmington • 652-3474
Looking for a socially-distant setting for a quality Father’s Day celebration? Look no further. Father’s day specials include a lobster tail three-course dinner and a bourbon glazed salmon family bundle.
4737 Concord Pike, Ste. 455, Wilmington • 478-18354
Known for their wings and bar fare, this establishment’s platters provide a hands-on approach to non-complicated family meals—and just in time for a simple, delicious gathering for Father’s Day. Specials include 30 Wings + Fries and 40 Wings + Fries Family Bundles. Allows in-house dining and takeout.
Caffé Gelato is making the holiday easy with special Father’s Day gift boxes. Choose from options like the Butcher’s Box, Brunch Box, Dogfish Head Box and more. Visit caffegelato.net to order.
90 E. Main St., Newark • 738-5811
Columbus Inn will be offering a Father’s Day ‘Linner’ with Bottle Rocket BBQ, Steak House Deluxe, and to-go drinks for dad. Columbus Inn is currently open at 4 p.m. daily for in-house dining and carryout with online reservations required.
2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington • 571-1492
Alongside the idyllic setting of a widespread golf course—any 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. Menu standouts include classic breakfast and brunch dishes, salads, burgers, and main event courses.
507 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark • 842-2515
The Greene Turtle is more than just a hot spot 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. Now open for dine-in and takeout.
Back just in time for Father’s Day weekend, Heirloom is reopening its doors on June 18 with a brand-new summer menu, including fresh farm-to-table dishes, craft beers and wines.
212 Savannah Road, Lewes • 313-4065
Gift dad a taste of the Irish, right here in the First State. Irish Eyes Restaurant & Pub is now open for dine-in and takeout, and features menu favorites like classic Irish fare, seafood, sandwiches and more.
105 Union St., Milton • 684-8889
Iron Hill is offering Father’s Day specials this year including two pizzas and a growler for $25. Iron Hill Riverfront is currently open for takeout orders from noon-7:30 p.m. with limited menu options for customers.
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.
Krazy Kat’s Restaurant is currently open for in-house dining for limited hours of operation. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.
528 Montchanin Road, Wilmington • 888-4200
From personal plates to large sharing platters, Limestone BBQ and Bourbon provides its customers with an experience for the entire family. Father’s Day specials include a Backyard BBQ Buffet for $55 and the Gift of Brisket Special for $100.
2062 Limestone Road, Wilmington • 274-2085
Fresh margaritas and Mexican fare are the name of the game at Mexican Post. Treat dad to a fiesta of classic options, or peruse the American Favorites available as well.
3100 Naamans Road, Wilmington • 478-3939
Built on the site of a historic music venue, Stone Balloon Ale House offers guests rocking 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
If dad is seafood aficionado, this Lewes spot will surely satisfy foodie cravings. Matching their seaside location, Striper Bites grants a variety of seafood starters, sandwiches and entrees—and even fully-cooked sushi.
107 Savannah Road, Lewes • 645-4667
Seafood and steak is a winning combination in our hearts—and on dad’s tastebuds. Specials include Family Meals with the choice of salad, starch, vegetable and dessert sampler ranging from $130 to $180. Orders must be placed online by June 18 and are available for pickup on June 21.
111 W. 11th St., Wilmington • 777-2040
If dad is in to good food and cold beer, Washington Street Ale House is the place to be. With over 24 brews on tap and an entire Father’s Day menu, he’s bound to feel celebrated.
1206 Washington St., Wilmington • 658-2537