Happy Father's Day

Whether you call him dad, papa or daddy, your father deserves some love this upcoming June 21. Give your Dad the gift of time and treat him to a special Chicago outing this Father's Day. Here are eight ideas for celebrating Father's Day in Chicago with the stellar dad in your life.

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If Dad loves seafood...

Oysters from Shaw's Crabhouse

This Father's Day, June 21, Shaw's Crab House in Chicago is celebrating Dad with a very special Sunday brunch buffet. Plus, all dads will receive a $25 Shaw's Crab House gift certificate for future use at either Shaw's location! Priced at $75 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and younger, the Father's Day brunch will feature a Grand Hot Buffet line with classic breakfast fare, plus Shaw's specialties. The brunch buffet will also include the omelet and waffle station, with 13 available ingredients, and the surf and turf station, including lobster Bisque, King Crab Legs, and Hand-Carved Beef Tenderloin. There will also be a Cold Seafood Bar, heaped with Sushi, Oysters, Shrimp, Smoked Salmon, and Cold Crab. Top it off at Shaw's Sweet Table, with all of Shaw's favorite desserts in bite size portions. Try a taste of Crème Brulee, Raspberry Tartlets, Key Lime Pie, Mini Cupcakes, and assorted Fruits and Candies. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 312-527-2722.

 

If your Dad truly is a Superhero...

Give your Dad the chance to fly like the Superman he is at iFLY, Chicagoland's indoor skydiving experience. Anyone who has ever wanted to feel the singular rush of skydiving, from age three to 103, can make their dream a reality at iFLY. The experience perfectly replicates the adrenaline-charged sensation of a skydiving free-fall while eliminating the daunting leap out of an airplane. Following a brief training session, all fliers are outfitted in a flight suit, helmet and goggles before entering the wind tunnel. Simply lean forward onto a cushion of air (toward their friendly, certified iFLY instructor) and the rushing air allows them to float. First-time flyers are given the opportunity to learn basic belly flying. For more info, or to book your SuperDad's Father's Day flight, visit chicago.iflyworld.com.

 

If Dad loves a juicy steak...

Kinzie Chophouse

Celebrating more than 20 years, Kinzie Chophouse (400 N. Wells St.) is one of Chicago's preeminent restaurants serving up the very best in steak, seafood and homemade pasta. This Sunday, Kinzie Chophouse is offering diners who make an advanced reservation a complimentary wine package. Leave the grilling to them as you sip cabernet sauvignon for a nice, relaxing Father's Day meal. Make reservations on OpenTable today!

 

If Dad is a pirate at heart...

Odyssey

Sail the high seas of Lake Michigan on an Odyssey Chicago brunch or dinner cruise. You'll dine on upscale entrées and desserts, get Dad swinging on the dance floor to the live DJ entertainment, and enjoy magnificent views. The Father's Day Brunch Cruise departs Navy Pier on Sunday the 21st at 12:15pm and includes a cocktail for Dad and one mimosa or glass of champagne for other guests (must be 21 or older) as well as a buffet-style brunch menu. The Father's Day Steak Dinner Cruise at depart Navy Pier at 6 p.m.: All fathers will receive a complimentary 12oz rib eye steak entrée while other guest can choose from the onboard dinner menu. Call 866-305-2469 or book your cruise online.

 

If Dad likes to be pampered...

What better gift to give a dapper dad than a fresh facial? Leah Chavie of Leah Chavie Skincare boutique will be offering the Mens Sport Facial that will tone, tighten and cleanse Dad's beautiful face in 30 minutes for only $49. The facial includes a tingly and cooling mask, which is gently massaged into the skin to remove the toxins. To book, visit leahchavie.com or call 773-327-7051.


If your Dad loves BBQ...

Porkchop

Bring Dad a whole hog ... or lamb ... or alligator (!!!). Porkchop (941 W. Randolph St.) makes it easy to celebrate Dad with a whole animal roast, from a traditional pig to an exotic alligator. Porkchop will provide everything needed, including the animal, for a successful party that will sure to have all your guests talking. Or bring Dad to Porkchop this Father's Day: For $30, Dads will get a half slab of ribs plus "Daddy's Nighttime Milk" whiskey flight. The flight includes Basil Hayden's, Baker's, and Booker's.  For reservations, call 312-733-9333.

Or, surprise Dad with tableside steaks this Father's Day at Weber Grill Restaurant (539 N. State St.), where Dads are welcome to take a break from the backyard grill. The Webers will be firing up with all-day specials fit for a king including sizzling steaks, ribs, fish and more. Social media fanatics are invited to capture the Father's Day love by posting a photo with their dad in front of their backyard grill or famous Weber charcoal kettle for a chance to win a $150 gift card!

 

If your Dad loves bourbon...

Matt Kirouac

Chicago q (1160 North Dearborn), the ultimate BBQ experience in Chicago, is partnering with Woodford Reserve Bourbon and will be offering $5 pours of Woodford Reserve Bourbon and $10 Woodford Reserve Old Fashioneds all day on Father's Day. Dads and the entire fam will fall in love with the quality meats seasoned with house-made rubs and  regional favorites from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee. Perhaps best of all, you'll find the best selection of rare and exclusive bourbons in Chicago here. Plus all dining dads will be entered to win a Woodford Reserve Golf Bag. 

 

If Dad loves a good game of Bocce...

On Father's Day Pinstripes (435 E. Illinois Street) will open their beautiful brunch buffet where families can head outside, roll up their sleeves and fill up on baby back ribs, char-grilled skirt steaks, burgers, chicken, Italian sausage, corn on the cob and watermelon. You'll find all of dad's favorite brunch delights including carved prime rib, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, bagels, create-your-own omelets, waffles, bruschetta bar, flatbreads and more plus mimosas and bloody Mary's. The Pinstripes bowling lanes and indoor/outdoor bocce courts will be open all day for challenging dad to a game or two. Plus, after 5 p.m., families are invited to Family Night where kids 12 and under can eat half off with their choice of entrees and dessert from the kid's menu. The backyard BBQ station and brunch buffet will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family Night runs from 5 p.m. to close. The brunch buffet is priced at $30 per adult and includes the BBQ station; $15 for kids 6-12 years old; kids 5 and under free. Reservations are recommended by calling 312-527-3010.