Thursday, June 2, 2016

Give Dad the Gift of Good Eating on Father’s Day

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Emily Connolly or Morgan Dyches
Melissa Libby & Associates

Local Restaurants Serve Up Dad-Friendly Specials and Events on Sunday, June 19

ATLANTA (June 2, 2016) – This Father’s Day, many of the Atlanta area's best restaurants are offering dad-friendly food and drink specials and bountiful brunch buffets. So on Sunday, June 19, leave the cooking and clean up to the professionals and give the man in your life the gift that matters most: time with those he loves. Be sure to call ahead for reservations!

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland serves Sunday brunch with manly offerings such as deep-fried bacon, the fried chicken pancake sandwich and sirloin steak and eggs. Or treat your pop to dinner specials with craft beer pairings. 404-876-7249,

Whether your dad is an international traveler or simply enjoys Spanish cuisine, Gypsy Kitchen boasts a menu flavored with accents from Galicia to Catalonia and all points in between. You may opt to give him the full GK Experience, which serves six-eight with a five-course family-style dinner. Dad can also enjoy the restaurant’s Basque in the Sun Sunday specials on the open-air patio, with half off selected bottles of wine, $5 glasses of rosé, $4 tinto de verano, paella, a flamenco guitarist and more. 404-939-9840,

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is serving up a Father’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. alongside such Sunday specials as half-price wings (from 4 to 10 p.m.) and $17 bottomless mimosas. Children under 12 eat for free with the purchase of an adult entrée. Enjoy live music from 1 to 4 p.m. 404-968-2288,

If your dad loves barbecue (and what dad doesn’t?), he’ll really love the Father’s Day special at Smokebelly BBQ - smoked prime rib served with asparagus amandine and creamed potatoes with asiago cheese. The $3 draft specials and Smokebelly’s usual selection of gourmet, chef-crafted staples and sides seal the deal. 404-848-9100,

If your pop is the bourbon type, Buckhead gastropub The Southern Gentleman is offering chef specials with hand-picked bourbon pairings in addition to its regular Sunday brunch menu of simple-yet-sophisticated favorites like ricotta and corn meal pancakes, Dixie bacon carbonara and New Orleans shrimp and grits. There will also be a whiskey education and tasting area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you and dad can sample and learn about your new favorite liquors. 404-939-9845,


Thank dad for everything he’s done by treating him to a meat extravaganza. Cotton Calf Kitchen in Braselton is hosting a “Father’s Day Endless BBQ” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with mouthwatering meats, savory sides, delectable dipping sauces and delicious desserts. Reservations are highly recommended. Cost is $42 per adult, $15 for children 12 and under. 706-684-0410,

In beautiful Crabapple, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails promises a special prix fixe Father’s Day brunch your family won’t soon forget. Enjoy such offerings as duck and andouille sausage gumbo, Southern-fried chicken breast, blackened Atlantic salmon, basil-marinated filet mignon and chocolate peanut butter trifle, all for $32 per person ($16 for kids 12 and under). For dinner, enjoy Cajun-smoked prime rib and a Big City Swine cocktail (with bacon-infused bourbon) for $28. Or you can choose from the regular dinner menu. 770-817-0161,

Multiple Locations

Couldn’t take dad to the beach? The Big Ketch, Atlanta’s local beach house, is the next best thing. Both locations will be open beginning at 11 a.m., reeling in hungry fathers with fresh seafood specials and a regular menu of such favorites as Southern-fried catfish, sea scallops and Creole shrimp and grits (prices vary between brunch and dinner). Both restaurants will also feature live music from 5 to 9 p.m. 404-474-9508 (Buckhead), 770-993-5749 (Roswell),

Ray’s Restaurants has pleasing dads down to a science. At Ray’s on the River (770-955-1187), enjoy magnificent views of the Chattahoochee along with a stellar brunch buffet ($42.95 for adults, $21.95 for kids ages 5 to 10) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meanwhile, Ray’s at Killer Creek in Alpharetta (770-649-0064) presents its signature brunch buffet ($32.95 for adults, $16.95 for kids 5 to 10) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For those inside the perimeter, Ray’s in the City (404-524-9224) serves its own brunch buffet ($32.95 for adults, $16.95 for kids 5 to 10) in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Each restaurant offers its own dinner menu from 5 to 9 p.m.


1 comment:

  1. I photographed a fundraising conference here recently. What a wonderful place for photos. I almost always hate being anywhere at 6am, but this breakfast event proved an exception. The manger and his staff from LA event venues were extremely professional.