Father’s Day is right around the corner — June 19, to be exact. So be sure to give Dad a day off from the grill and treat him to a feast for a king.
If your culinary skills leave something to be desired, dozens of restaurants in Lehigh Valley are ready to help you with buffets, menus and other specialties for Father’s Day. Here are some suggestions (reservations recommended or required at most full-service restaurants):
Boser Geist Brewing Co., 1250, boul. Simon K100, Easton: Father’s Day ‘Keggs & Eggs’ Brunch, 11am-2pm June 19, with live music by The Wonton Soups. 484-293-8005.
Clever Girl Winery, 15 Broadway, Bangor: Father’s Day Special: $1 off everything, including wine, sangria, beer and flatbreads. In addition, guests can enjoy live music by Steve Brosky, from 1 to 4 p.m. 484-484-8907.
copper grille, 1731 Airport Road, Allentown; and 5737 Route 378, Upper Saucon Township: Father’s Day menu, with appetizers of beef brisket quesadillas and fra diablo calamari; crab-stuffed haddock and Texas-style beef brisket dishes; and banana cream pie for dessert. Prices vary. Regular menu also available. copperheadgrille.com.
Curious wares at the Bake Oven Inn, 7705 Bake Oven Road, Germansville: Father’s Day Feast four-course dinner, $68 pp (plus tax, tip and drinks), with entree options of crab-stuffed flounder, strip loin grilled New York, land and sea (red wine braised boneless prime rib, lobster mashed potatoes, asparagus and herbed beef jus) and mixed grill (add $10; 4 ounce filet mignon with Béarnaise, Mangalista Pork Ribs with Bourbon Peach BBQ, Elk Chop with Red Wine Cranberry Sauce, Blueberry Venison Sausage, Mashed Potatoes, Balsamic Roasted Onion and Grilled Corn Succotash). Two places available from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations: 610-760-8580. Guests can also choose Father’s Day catering options. Highlights include a “Dad Board” ($75, serves 6-8), featuring Hippey’s donut bologna, assorted beef sticks, truffled honey mustard, imported pepperoni and hard salami, sweet and spicy pickles, assorted cheese cubes and crackers, beer and bacon cheese dip, soft pretzel nuggets, mixed roasted nuts and assorted brownies) and “Mac & Cheese Toppings Bar” ($75 for half casserole; $140 for full casserole), with 3-cheese macaroni and cheese with BBQ pulled pork toppings, crumbled bacon, crushed garlic and parmesan pretzels, fried chicken tenders and salsa of tomatoes, corn and black beans. Catering orders are accepted until 5 p.m. June 15 for pickup from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 18. Orders, which must include your phone number and desired pickup time, should be emailed to [email protected]
Father’s Day Bites + Yard Day, Downtown Bethlehem: Hosted by the Downtown Bethlehem Association, this inaugural event will celebrate dads and all father figures in our community. From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, ticket holders will head to participating restaurants to sample their best summer bites and drinks you’ll typically find at a backyard barbecue. Various games will be held in stores and restaurants for guests to win prizes. The following restaurants and merchants will participate: McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar, Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom, Domaci, Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, Donegal Square, Joe’s Tavern, Musselman Jewelers, The Gem Shop, Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn and Franklin Hill Vineyards. Tickets, $30, can be purchased online at getdowntownbethlehem.com/fathers-day-bites/.
Iron Mule Restaurant and Bar, 831 S. Delaware Drive, Williams Township: Father’s Day brunch buffet, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with omelet station, French toast, waffles, bacon, sausage, sliced ham, lemon pepper salmon, ribs pork, fried chicken, garlic pepper chicken, jambalaya, roasted potatoes, sautéed zucchini and squash, sea bass, muffins, danishes and cookies. 484-544-4728.
that of Madeleine, 1250 Turnstone Drive, Fogelsville: Father’s Day features, available from 3-7 p.m., include entrees such as jumbo shrimp cocktail, short rib flatbread, and charcuterie board; and entrees such as grilled lobster tail, crab cakes, Australian rack of lamb, Chilean sea bass, French chicken, slow-roasted prime rib (queen or king) and filet mignon (6 or 10 ounces). Prices vary. 484-277-2250.
the crucible, 1 E. Broad St., Suite 100, Bethlehem: “Forever Fondue,” three-course Father’s Day dinner, $49 per person, includes herb-crusted chicken breast, shrimp, marinated steak in teriyaki, a salad and a chocolate fondue. Customers can also prepare a four-course meal ($59 per person) with your favorite cheese fondue. 484-241-4939.
Phillips Point Hotel, 943 Point Phillips Road, Moore Township: Father’s Day specialties include short rib pierogies, classic Caesar salad, bacon-wrapped chicken skewers, grilled tenderloin, hickory-smoked beef ribs, Crab-Stuffed Plaice, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, and The Beast Burger (8-ounce cook-to-order burger topped with cheddar cheese, roasted tomatoes, tender brisket, breaded smoked onion rings and smoked jalapeno aioli on a toasted brioche bun). Prices vary. Father’s Day Catering includes a buildable package with a choice of entrees (Hickory-Smoked Beef Brisket, Hickory-Smoked Pulled Pork, Hickory-Smoked Pulled Chicken, Full Rack of Ribs, or Hickory-Smoked Chicken Wings ), starch (homemade macaroni and cheese with mashed potatoes and gravy or loaded baked potatoes) and vegetables (green beans with bacon dressing or barbecue-rubbed roasted corn). Prices vary. Orders must be placed by 8 p.m. June 15 for pickup between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. June 17. Orders will be cold, with reheating instructions. 610-837-1544.
Richmond Farm and Brewery, 1290 Five Points Richmond Road, Washington Township, Northampton County: Father’s Day weekend specials include a 12-ounce Jamaican pork chop with braised greens and yellow rice), “Dad Bod” burger ( marinated jalapeno, root beer barbecue, applewood-smoked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun, with hand-cut fries) and “beeramisu” (MVP-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese and cinnamon ). 610-360-8303.
Slum on the 19th, 613 N. 19th St., Allentown: Father’s Day specialties include raw oysters, homemade meatloaf, baked clams with BBQ ribs, chicken carbonara, Chesapeake ribeye, cake Italian limoncello and Stella Artois with a free drink for dad. Prices vary. 610-841-0150.
Pub and grill at the edge of the slopes, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Lower Towamensing Township: Father’s Day specials include $12 buckets of local beer and $35 BBQ combo plates, with your choice of two meats (St. Louis ribs topped with Sweet Slopeside BBQ Sauce, Sloppy Joe and BBQ Chicken Sandwich – two chicken breasts topped with tangy Caroline-style BBQ sauce) and two sides (macaroni salad, coleslaw, baked beans, cornbread and fries). The Stray Seeds will perform from 2-5 p.m. and guests will also have the chance to win a beer cooler. skibluemt.com/dining-lodging/dining/slopeside.
Springtown Inn, 3258 Route 212, Springfield Township: Father’s Day menu, available 4-8:30 p.m. June 19, with Drunken Clams, Triple Tasting (Smoked Trout, Gravlax, Shrimp, Capers, Cream of Horseradish, and Crostini) , chicken Parmigiana, half rack of Kansas City ribs, filet mignon with pepper, stuffed flounder and surf and turf (beef ribs au jus and Dungeness crab legs with butter, mashed potatoes and vegetables). Prices vary. 610-346-7262.
wooden match, 61 W. Lehigh St., Bethlehem: Father’s Day Special: Buy $50 gift cards and receive a free premium cigar and a free $10 gift card. 610-865-1777.
Other spots to consider for Father’s Day: 3rd and Ferry Fish Market at Easton, A Ca Mia in Lehigh Township, Assante Ristorante Italiano in Northampton, The Bayou in Bethlehem and Easton, The Steel Club Beam Yard in Lower Saucon Township, Beck’s Land and Sea in Bushkill Township, Berlinsville Hotel in Lehigh Township, Downtown Billy’s Dinner in Bethlehem and Easton, blue grill in the canton of Bethlehem, Limit family restaurant in Bethlehem, Braveheart Highland Pub in Hellertown, Buckeye Tavern in the Township of Lower Macungie, The clubhouse gate in Bethlehem, The flying egg in Bethlehem, Game Time Sports Bar & Grill at Fountain Hill, Slice of Jack in Allentown, Karlton Cafe in Quakertown, Marblehead Chowder in Palmer Township, McCall Collective Brewing Co. in Allentown, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar in Bethlehem, To melt in the canton of Upper Saucon, Notch modern kitchen and bar in the Township of Lower Macungie, Ocean at Easton, Palace Restaurant & Bar in the canton of Bethlehem, Pearly Baker Brewery at Easton, Holders’ pub at Easton, Premier Steakhouse in Hanover Township, Northampton County, Ringer’s Perch in Allentown, river grid at Easton, Rios Brazilian Steakhouse in Nazare, Sports bar and grills in Wind Gap, The Shelby in the Township of Lower Macungie, The Sweet Spot Bar & Grill in Allentown, Tap room/1741 on the terrace at the Bethlehem Hotel, Three Oak Steakhouse at Easton, Superior fit in the canton of Upper Saucon, union and chaffinch in Allentown, The View at Morgan Hill in Williams Township, The west end in the township of Richland, West side grill in Upper Macungie Township and The Youell oyster house in Allentown.