Top Picks for a Foodie Father’s Day

Sunday is Father’s Day and this year your dad wants to get out of the house and get a taste of Austin food culture – now that he’s following you on Instagram. Turn those backyard grills off and let some of Austin’s best chefs and bartenders take care of your old man with our picks for where to spend Father’s Day in Austin:

Blackbird and Henry

Chef Schmidt has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years, and at Blackbird and Henry he’s showing Austinites that he still has a few tricks up his sleeve. The food at this Guadalupe Street restaurant is inspired by Chef Schmidt’s British upbringing and travels through Europe and North America. This Father’s Day, treat dad to a pig roast for just $22.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

Act now and reserve your table for Perry’s Father’s Day Dinner Special. Enjoy any salad along with Perry’s Famous Pork Chop and Dessert Trio for just $24.95. The Father’s Day Special is served from 4-9 p.m. Perry’s convenient downtown location means you can see the sights while you’re walking off one of the best pork chops you’ve ever had!

Weather Up

Been wanting to try out Weather Up’s new Sunday Brunch menu? Father’s Day is your opportunity to taste delectable dishes like Bacon and Sauerkraut Crepes or Sweet Potato Waffles with Duck Confit. The East Cesar Chavez restaurant and bar features drinks using a Clinebell Ice Machine, a sign of a true craft cocktail bar.


Jester King Brewery

If Mother’s Day means drinking mimosas, then Father’s Day means beer. On Sunday afternoon, Jester King Brewery will release several new beers to their collection. Open from noon to 6 p.m., spend your Father’s Day tasting beer, playing bean bag toss, and eating brick-oven pizza from Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza in the scenic Hill Country. We recommend arriving early.

Salt & Time

What more could dad want on his day than craft meats and craft beer? Get your tickets now for Salt & Time’s Austin Beer Works Dinner. The Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and includes a 5-course meal paired with local brews.


For solid Texas barbecue without the Franklin wait, try out Freedmen’s Bar this Father’s Day. For lunch, they’re bringing back their Brisket Burger for only $10. If you want dinner instead, check out their Smoked Tenderloin Special for $21. If the weather is nice, bring along the dog and sit out in the beer garden or on the patio.

Photography by Chris Perez


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