If you are looking for a fun brunch, lunch or dinner out with Dad for Father’s Day, be sure to pick a place that he will love. Whether Dad is a beer lover, whiskey drinker, burger aficionado or Tex-Mex connoisseur, we’ve got you covered. Here are some great places to relax and enjoy a dinner out with Dad and the rest of the family.
2 Robinson Plaza
Park Manor Drive
Robinson Township, PA 15205
Tex-Mex is tasty, and Mad Mex’s California style of Tex-Mex is even tastier. The fun and funky atmosphere makes it a great place to enjoy dinner with Dad. Mad Mex has an extensive draft list and an entire menu of specialty margaritas for Dad’s refreshment. Plus the menu has an abundance of burritos, wraps, wings and salads that will offer whatever Dad is in the mood for. If Robinson is out of the way, Mad Mex has several locations around the city to enjoy.
5981 Baptist Road
Bethel Park, PA 15236
Located in Bethel Park, Spoonwood is one of the newer craft breweries to grace the Pittsburgh culinary scene. The hand crafted small batch brew list changes frequently and features such specialties as sour ales, IPA and Belgian style brews. Start celebrating early by taking Dad to Sunday brunch. The brunch menu features tempting dishes such as shrimp and grits and Sticky Sunrise Pizza topped with bacon, sausage, eggs and maple syrup. Be sure to call for reservations.
Insurrection Ale Works
1635 E. Railroad St.
Heidelberg, PA 15106
Located in Heidelburg, Insurrection is an intimate brew pub with excellent small batch beers. Taste classic styles such as porter, stout and IPA crafted with a special twist. Taste test all of the beer while enjoying a selection of cheeses and meats from the cheese and charcuterie menu. Then fill up on sandwiches and wings that are just as well crafted as the beer.
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Industry Public House
140 Andrew Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
If Dad is a fan of whiskey, he is sure to find his favorite, plus some new options to try on the menu at Industry Public House. This favorite happy hour spot is famous for its smoke stack cocktail. Dad can choose his favorite bourbon, which is then blended with maple syrup and a dash of bitters and infused with his choice of smoke such as pecan, apple wood or cherry. The result is a sweet and smoky drink that is sure to be a new favorite. Enjoy it with belly-filling favorites such as pot roast or Arsenal baby back ribs made with Arsenal cider sauce.
932 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
What could be better than a thick, juicy burger with awesome toppings? That same burger served with a gourmet adult milk shake. Burgatory features a build-your-own-burger menu so Dad can enjoy his burger exactly the way he wants it. There are even chicken and veggie burger options if Dad prefers. The milkshakes are a blend of childhood treat and adult sophistication such as grand-dad’s secret with caramel and Old Grand-dad bourbon.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.