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Atlanta: Give Dad his Due Credit with Celebrations around town

Atlanta Restaurants Offer Multiple Ways to Raise a Glass to Dad

Atlanta restaurants believe every dad should have his day. All you have to do is book the reservation for Sunday, June 16.




Bring dad to The Southern Gentleman for an afternoon he’ll never forget. The fourth annual Father’s Day Bourbon Brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. features the restaurant’s regular Sunday brunch menu along with specials from executive chef Joseph Paire. Dad also will enjoy whiskey education, tasting areas and flight specials featuring Beam small-batch bourbons from Knob Creek. The restaurant also is open for dinner, 4-11 p.m. 404-939-9845;


West Midtown


Can’t be with dad on his special day? No worries. 4 Rivers Smokehouse is serving up the best barbecue from around the world on Friday and Saturday. 1-844-4Rivers;




If dad has a hankering for beer, bourbon and smoked prime rib, he’ll enjoy the all-day features at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland. The restaurant is offering a smoked prime rib and eggs plate for brunch and a smoked prime rib steak dinner in the evening. 404-876-7249,


East Cobb


Seed Kitchen & Bar wants to show dad lox of love with a special brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. In addition to lots of lox, the buffet features smoked Gouda mac and cheese, blackened pork loin, a prime rib carving station and Georgia peach panna cotta. Cost is $44.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 12 and under. The restaurant also is open for dinner from 3-10 p.m. 678-214-6888;


Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar wants to help Dad coast through the day with Father’s Day specials such as beer-battered soft shell crab with spicy buttermilk, BBQ-braised short rib with peppercorn hollandaise and hot smoked salmon with fried caper salsa verde. The regular menu will also be available. Brunch is served from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner is served from 3-9:30 p.m. 770-635-7641;


North Fulton


Every dad will have his day at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. with a special three-course prix fixe seed-to-fork meal fit for a king. The cost is $45 for adults and $22.50 for children. The special menu features items such as black and bleu meatballs, Milton’s B.L.T, prime New York strip steak ($15 upcharge) and bourbon peach trifle. 770-817-0161;


You won’t need to go fishing for compliments if you treat dad to the brunch buffet at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Canton Street. They’ll be serving up the ocean’s bounties from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The price is $34.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under. The regular dinner menu will be served alongside chef specialties from 4-9 p.m. 770-993-5749;


Multiple Locations


In addition to serving their regular brunch menus and bottomless mimosas from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., the Brookhaven (404-464-8971), Midtown (404-968-2288) andDunwoody (470-395-7904) locations of HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern will be offering a special “Hobnober” burger for $15.95. This manly meal consists of two five-ounce grass-fed wagyu patties with beer cheese, Parmesan melted onions and house-made hot and sour pickles. Perhaps you can look the other way when dad licks his fingers while eating the restaurant’s regular Sunday night fried chicken special, which includes four pieces of bone-in chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable du jour ($16.95) starting at 4:30 until they run out. A special Woodford bourbon flight (three .75-ounce samples for $23) and $5 drafts will help wash all that goodness down.


Ray’s Restaurants pulls out all the stops for dad on Father’s Day. Ray’s on the River (770-955-1187) in Sandy Springs and Ray’s at Killer Creek (770-649-0064) in Alpharetta set forth scrumptious brunch buffets from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-10. Both also are open for dinner from 5-9 p.m., offering their a la carte dinner menus. Ray’s in the City’s (404-524-9224) a la carte dinner menu is available all day from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Call ahead to each restaurant for preferred seating.


Looking for a gift that hits it out of the ballpark? Taco Mac is partnering with the Atlanta Braves and Terrapin Beer Co. for a special Chops for Pops giveaway. One lucky dad will take to the field as the honorary Braves team captain for a day before enjoying the game from the first row of the Chophouse. He’ll also receive two passes for batting practice before the game along with a Chopsecutioner gift set from Terrapin. Two second prize dads will receive batting practice passes, front row Chophouse tickets and a Terrapin Chopsecutioner gift set. Five third prize dads will take home a Terrapin shirt and hat set. Entering is easy. Simply go online and share something exceptional your dad has done this year. Deadline to enter is Sunday, June 9.


Make Father’s Day even happier with Tin Lizzy’s Cantina’s happy hour menu that’s available all day on June 16. Enjoy $4 fried pickles, fried jalapeños and tator tots and toast dad with $4 select drafts and $5 Cinco Ritas, Cinco mojitos and Bare Bone vodka cocktails.



Ready to serve as usual


While your dad may be an expert at tightening his belt to meet the budget, you might encourage him to loosen it up a notch or two after a fabulous meal at one of the following Atlanta-area dining spots on Father’s Day or any other Sunday:


  • Children who want to “steak” their claim on treating Dad right will make reservations at 5Church Atlanta At brunch, he might enjoy steak a la brasa and a luscious lamb burger, while dinner features a “60 second” prime NY Strip and spiessbraten rib-eye. 404-400-3669;


  • If you’re looking to take Dad out in style, Agency Socialthèque (social.tek) will not disappoint. A cocktail or glass of Johnnie Walker, Glenfiddich or Macallan will undoubtedly be the icing on the cake. Sunday service is from 4-9 p.m. 404-900-7799;


  • An upscale Latin-inspired brunch at Babalu may not leave dad singing like Ricky Ricardo, but it will leave him well sated. 404-900-9595;


  • For the dad that wants to coast through the day, Chido & Padre’s  may have just the answer with its fresh Baja, Mexico coastal cuisine. The restaurant serves brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 404-848-9100;


  • When you owe your dad the world but can’t leave Buckhead, take him to Gypsy Kitchen (404-939-9840) where they’re serving up a sumptuous all-things-Spanish Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 404-939-9840;


  • Letting dad explore his inner athlete is easy at Irby’s Tavern. You can bet they’ll be airing the latest Atlanta sports event du-jour while serving up some of Atlanta’s finest comfort food. 404-254-1333;



  • If you’re really trying to cater to dad’s needs, Loyal Q and Brew is happy to give the grillmaster the day off. Place your order online. 404-359-9947;


  • If you want to rack up a few bonus points, take dad to Ormsby’s where you can shoot a little pool, play a little shuffleboard and throw back a few tasty cold ones. 404-968-2033;


  • Admit it. You’ve told a few smoke and mirrors stories in your day. None will go down as smoothly as the Smoke & Mirrors cocktail served at Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar. The $13 bourbon, amaretto, Laphroaig and Jerry Thomas’ Bitter Truth drink pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s renowned chicken and biscuit. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m. at the Brookhaven location. 770-752-0922;


  • When you want to treat your dad to a cold one at the beach, take him to The Big Ketch Buckhead. They’ll be serving their regular menu with chef specials starting at 11 a.m. 404-474-9508;


  • If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the Texas Breakfast or Fed Burger may prove just the ticket at The Federal, which serves up French cuisine and traditional American steakhouse favorites from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For dinner, served from 5-9 p.m., you might treat him to a 30-day dry-aged Kansas City strip or porterhouse for two. Don’t forget, The Federal has a great selection of bourbon, whiskey and scotch. 404-343-3857;


  • Since variety is the spice of life, you may want to mix it up with the mixed grill for two at Truva Turkish Kitchen in Virginia-Highland, which will be serving its traditional Sunday brunch menu from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Of course, the braised lamb shank or short rib also may fill the bill and his belly. Dinner is available until 10 p.m. 404-228-1007;




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