Looking for last-minute Father’s Day dining options? Consider the special events and menu items at The Whitney, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Roostertail, and more. For additional information, check out the websites below or call ahead.
The Whitney is hosting a three-course Father’s Day brunch on June 18. The first course is a choice of Traditional New England Clam Chowder, Seasonal Salad, or Strawberries and Double Cream. The second course includes entrée options like The Whitney’s Signature Beef Wellington, Eggs Sir Whitney, Chilean Sea Bass, Gulf Coast Shrimp Scramble, Seasonal French Toast Bake, Herb-Roasted Half Chicken, and Cauliflower “Carnival”. The meal ends with a choice of desserts presented by your server at the conclusion of the second course. Mimosas, fresh orange juice, coffee, and tea will be available, as will a children’s menu for kids 10 and under. Brunch is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Reservations are available online. The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700; thewhitney.com.
Gandy Dancer and River Crab
Both the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor and Blue Water Inn’s River Crab restaurant in St. Clair — which are both part of the same hospitality group — will be serving a Father’s Day meal of Tenderloin Duet, twin 4oz filet medallions topped Oscar style and shrimp scampi style, served with whipped potatoes, in addition to their usual a la carte dinner menus. Reservations are recommended. Gandy Dancer, 401 Depot St., Ann Arbor; 734-769-0592; gandydancerrestaurant.com; and Blue Water Inn River Crab, 1337 River Road, St. Clair; 810-329-2261; rivercrabbluewaterinn.com.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse is offering a collection of brunch specials to celebrate Father’s Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chef Bob Bennet has prepared a list of specials featuring Westside BBQ Hash, Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, and a Full Westside Breakfast. Along with these specials, the restaurant will also feature its Thyme to Mow the Lawncocktail, made with Old Forester Bourbon, St. Germain, house made mint syrup, fresh basil, and thyme. Make a reservation and treat Dad to breakfast … and, according to the restaurant, let Dad “mow the lawn” in a more enjoyable way! Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-663-3663; zingermansroadhouse.com.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Celebrate Father’s Day with an 11oz Snake River Farms Wagyu Strip at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. Pair with a class of Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon and take home a limited-edition bottle topper to remember the day. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, 2100 W. Big Beaver Road., Troy; 248-649-7319; eddiev.com.
Roostertail’s Father’s Day Luncheon
Bring Dad to the Father’s Day Luncheon at the Roostertail’s Palm River Room June 18 from 2-6 p.m. Take in a beautiful view of the Detroit River and enjoy a buffet, dessert, cash bar, non-alcoholic drinks, comedy by Horace HB Sanders, live entertainment from The F3 Music Groupe Ft. Frank Simmons III, and prizes just for dads! This event includes free parking. Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased online. $150. Roostertail Detroit, 100 Marquette Drive, Detroit; 313-822-1234; eventbrite.com.
Joe Vicari Restaurant Group Father’s Day Specials
All of the restaurants in Joe Vicari restaurant group are celebrating Father’s Day this year. Visit Birmingham Pub, Bronze Door in Grosse Pointe Farms, The Statler in Detroit, both Joe Muer Seafood locations and all Andiamo restaurants (minus the one at Metro Airport) are feeding dad for free, up to $30. Contact your chosen restaurant for menu specifics; vicarirestaurants.com.
Marrow’s Father’s Day Cookout
Marrow Butcher Shop & Restaurant will host a Father’s Day cookout on its patio on June 18 from 1-4 p.m. Gift dad a ticket to the event and enjoy quality time together. All tickets include dinner, two drinks of your choice, service, and gratuity. Additionally, the bar will be open for a la carte purchases. Tickets are $40. Marrow Butcher Shop & Restaurant, 8044 Kercheval Ave., Detroit; 313-513-0361; marrowdetroit.com.
Metropolitan Bar and Kitchen
Celebrate dad all morning long with Father’s Day Brunch at Metropolitan Bar and Kitchen. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Metropolitan Bar and Kitchen is known to feature classic breakfasts like Pork Hash, French Toast, and Breakfast Burgers alongside breakfast cocktails. Don’t wait to call and make a reservation. Metropolitan Bar and Kitchen, 8047 Agnes Street, Detroit; 313-469-0976; eventbrite.com.
Harbor House is offering a selection of “Pick Two For $22” dining combos this Father’s Day. Known for its table-served all-you-can-eat selection, Harbor House will keep you and Dad full from 1-10 p.m. Paired with a signature cocktail like an Ocean Wave or a Jumbo Margarita, you won’t want to miss out on this great deal and great meal with dad. Harbor House, 34250 Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Township; 586-791-6070; eventbrite.com.
This post has been updated for 2023.