Father’s Day is right around the corner and local Austin restaurants are gearing up and offering specials for the whole family to enjoy. From free pluckers to darts to whiskeys older than many dads’ children, there are plenty of ways to show fathers some love on their day.
LeRoy and Lewis
For the meat-loving dad (and who isn’t), the new school barbecue truck will have a menu full of traditional BBQ (think brisket and sausage) as well as more alternative cuts like beef cheeks, seasonal sides and homestyle desserts. Bring the whole family for a day complete with yard games and free beer (for guests 21+).
121 Pickle Rd. Austin, TX 78704 | leroyandlewis.com
Once again, W Austin has been holding on to its stash of Pappy Van Winkle for a special occasion – and it’s finally the time. The hotel will release its hold of whiskeys including 10 year, 12 year, and 20 year, only on Father’s Day.
200 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701 | http://www.whotelaustin.com/
In honor of dad’s special day, Juniper is inviting dads, families, and the neighborhood to a Father’s Day Wienie Roast on June 18, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature a whole hog roast along with an all-you-can-eat menu of items like backyard cheeseburgers and Italiano sausage dogs with all the fixins. Sides include tater salad, panzanella salad, and marinated eggplant, and homemade peach hand pies and aji amarillo spiced watermelon for dessert.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for adults, $10 for kids under 12, and are now available online or at Juniper.
2400 E Cesar Chavez St #304 Austin, TX 78702 | https://juniperaustin.com/
Punch Bowl Social
Dads of all ages are invited to come in for Darts for Dads on Sunday, June 18, to try their luck on the bowling lanes or at the dart board. Every dad will get one chance to bowl a strike or three tries to score a bulls-eye. Nail it and win a prize! Come for brunch to build your own Bloody Mary (surely one of the best things you’ve ever built with your own two hands) and pair it with Biscuits and Gravy or the new Toasted Western Sandwich. Plus, enjoy $2 old man cans and $5 old fashioneds all day long.
11310 Domain Dr. Austin, TX 78758 | http://www.punchbowlsocial.com/
Plucker’s Wing Bar
Pluckers Wing Bar is excited to announce that they will be offering free meals for all dads on Father’s Day, taking place Sunday, June 18. All dads can enjoy a complimentary entree, side, and a non-alcoholic beverage from Plucker’s extensive menu when they post a photo of their family at the restaurant to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #Pluckers.
All Plucker’s Locations | www.pluckers.com
On Father’s Day, Searsucker will be offering revamped classic brunch dishes that dads will love, including New York Steak and Eggs, featuring a 10oz steak served with chimichurri, bone marrow butter, two sunny side up eggs, and home fries and a Softshell Crab Benedict served on a housemade English muffin with avocado spread and Meyer lemon hollandaise served with a side salad. Photo Credit: Searsucker Austin, Facebook
415 Colorado St. Austin, TX 78701 | http://searsucker.com/austin/
Salt & Time
For Father’s Day, treat dad to a Sausage Making class at Salt & Time on Sunday, June 18 at 3:30pm. The class covers the basic types of sausage (fresh, smoked & emulsified), casing options and stuffing techniques. Along with making the sausage, guests will be able to taste a bunch of options and will go home with several pounds of sausage they helped make. Photo Credit: Salt & Time, Facebook
1912 E 7th St. Austin, TX 78702 | http://www.saltandtime.com/classes
For Father’s Day this year, Cane Rosso will be offering the Honey Bastard pizza, characterized by slightly burned edges. This spicy-sweet pie includes goat cheese, hot soppressata, bacon marmalade and habanero-infused honey. Not to mention, The Sunset Valley location is connected to a Cow Tipping Creamery for a delicious dessert.
4517 S Lamar Blvd. Sunset Valley, TX 78745 | http://www.canerosso.com/austin/
Second Bar + Kitchen
Treat dad to a feast with a charred bone-in ribeye exclusive to SBK Domain Northside’s Summer Features menu. Made with 16 oz. of grilled ribeye; a smoked mushroom butter combining smoked onions, mushroom confit, thyme, and garlic; plus BBQ salt Yukon gold potatoes, this mouthwatering meal will not disappoint!
3123 Palm Way Austin, TX 78758 | https://www.sbkdomain.com/
Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar
For the dad who loves his meats, check out Oasthouse’s Baby Back Ribs made with one pound of ribs slowly smoked using hickory and Applewood, served with a barbecue beer glaze, white cheddar mash and black beans or a side of fries.
8300 N FM 620 Austin, TX 78726 | https://oasthouseaustin.com/
Toulouse Café and Bar
Try Toulouse Café’s beef bourguignon made with short ribs, lardon, onions, mushrooms and carrots, and served over butter noodles. This savory dish is sure to make dad feel extra special on Father’s Day.
402 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78701 | http://www.toulousecafeandbar.com/