Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/31/24

All things Father’s Day below. Sunday, June 16th!

Photo: Ken Goodman

Sun., June 16, noon – City Winery’s Father’s Day Jazz Brunch featuring Antoine Gibson City Winery Atlanta invites guests to celebrate dad with brunch and a show during this Father’s Day event featuring a performance by Antoine Gibson (tickets here). A saxophonist and recording artist, Gibson has performed on some of the world’s largest stages including Carnegie Hall, Baltimore Jazz Festival and Super Bowl LI. Antoine has also made appearances in a host of TV shows and movies, including Tyler Perry’s “A Jazzman’s Blues” and “Coming 2 America” alongside Afrobeat artist Davido. He was featured on Young Jeezy’s Recession 2 album before releasing his debut album “Tales From The Eastside” in 2022. He is currently working on his third studio album with the first single “I20-East” set to go to radio in August of 2024

Sun., June 16, 11:30am-2:30pm – Father’s Day Brunch at The Americano Chef Scott Conant’s The Americano hosts a Sunday brunch program featuring live music, with house-made favorites including Steak & Eggs, Wagyu Beef Cheek Hash, Pasta al Pomodoro, a tableside Bloody Mary Cart and much more. Brunch reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 404.946.9070.

Sun., June 16 – Pizza Sundays Kick Off with The Tap on Ponce & Pizza Jeans

The Tap on Ponce and Pizza Jeans are teaming up for a special this Father’s Day! The Tap On Ponce is offering 15% off 750ml bottles of Richvale “I Heart Pizza” Red Blend with proof of purchase of a whole pizza from Pizza Jeans. Pizza Jeans will be doing the opposite deal at their place – 15% off a whole pizza with purchase of a bottle of Richvale  “I Heart Pizza” Red Blend from The Tap. This will be an ongoing deal that they will feature every Sunday, beginning on Father’s Day.

Sun., June 16, 11am-3pm – Father’s Day Brunch at Serena Pastificio

Celebrate Dad at Serena Pastificio, the coastal, Northern Italian restaurant in Midtown’s bustling Colony Square, with a decadent brunch menu. Reservations are available HERE, and menu highlights are below.

  • POLLO E WAFFLE – double breaded fried chicken breast, lemon ricotta waffle, powdered sugar, pomegranate maple syrup & micro greens
  • RAVIOLI ALLA CARBONARA “TUORLO D’UOVO” – egg yolk and Maldon salt filling, guanciale & carbonara
  • BENEDETTE AL PROSCIUTTO – poached eggs, crispy prosciutto, grilled tomato, lemon-basil hollandaise, English muffin & roasted fingerling potato


Buckhead Village

3035 Peachtree Road

Sun., June 16,  6pm & 8pm – Omakase for Dad at O by BrushBrush Sushi will be offering a Father’s Day Special omakase of 20 courses for $225 per person. Reservations are available HERE for seatings at 6pm and 8pm.

Sun., June 16, 11:30am-10pm – Father’s Day at Le Colonial at Buckhead Village

Le Colonial invites guests to celebrate Father’s Day with specials including PEI Mussels with coconut and lemongrass, Grilled Angus Filet with ginger cilantro dipping sauce and a Chocolate Cigar dessert. Plus, guests will enjoy an exclusive Father’s Day cocktail, the Smoked Old Fashioned, crafted just for the occasion. Reservations are available here.


Now through Sun., June 16 – Happy Father’s Day from Shake Shack

Now through Sunday, June 16, guests will receive a $5 voucher for every $25 they spend on a gift card either by purchasing gift cards online or in Shacks across the country.

Father’s Day Meal Staples from LBN Pantry at Le Bon Nosh

This Father’s Day, let Le Bon Nosh do (some of) the cooking! LBN Pantry offers take-home salad dressings, sauces like Pesto, Chimichurri – perfect to go with grilled meat on Father’s Day – and Ragu Bolognese, soups, desserts, and wine, making for an easy Father’s Day lunch or dinner at home.. Orders can be placed online HERE for pickup, or guests can stop in to grab items from the refrigerated display case whenever. 

Sun., June 16, 9-3pm – Father’s Day Brunch at Le Bon Nosh

Le Bon Nosh invites guests to celebrate Father’s Day with its weekend brunch. Highlights from the brunch menu include: 

  • Savory Power Bowl with bone broth, oats, sautéed greens, bacon, avocado, soft-boiled egg, radish & fermented peppers
  • Huevos Rancheros with corn tortilla, black beans, house-made chorizo, over easy egg, crema, avocado & cilantro
  • French Omelette with boursin, fines herbs & salad

Sun., June 16, 5:30-9pm – Father’s Day Dinner Le Bon Nosh

For those looking to celebrate Father’s Day over dinner, guests at Le Bon Nosh can enjoy a menu including the LBN Burger, which features grass fed beef, American cheese, lettuce, housemade relish, chipotle aioli & house fries, and is only available at dinnertime on Sunday evenings. Other highlights from the dinner menu include: 

  • Duck Confit with Puy lentils, lemongrass & carrot purée, kumquat & mixed greens 
  • Heritage Green Circle Chicken Paillard with caper beurre noisette, green asparagus & aioli
  • Braised Short Rib with grilled gem lettuce, chèvre ranch & harissa

Sonny’s BBQ has the perfect deal for your Father’s Day gatherings! They are offering the following:

  • St. Louis ribs, two side pints and four pieces of bread for $29.99. Pulled pork can be added on for $10. (takeout only).
  • Pork and RIb Combo for $12.99. (dine in only).

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is giving dads a sweet deal they can treat themselves too! They are offering the following: 

  • Customers will receive a Father’s Day “card” with any purchase, which entitles their dad to a free Flavorite on his next visit to Jeremiah’s.

TWO’s Breaking out the Bourbon, Beer & Beef for Father’s Day 

Bourbon, beer, and beef, oh my! On Sunday, June 16th, TWO urban licks is serving a dad-inspired trio to ensure this Father’s Day dinner is the tastiest yet. For $65, dads can pick their favorite bourbon and beer from TWO’s curated drink selection to complement a mouthwatering 16 oz wood-fired, prime steak. In addition to Executive Chef Chad Clevenger’s hearty Father’s Day special, guests can relish signature and seasonal offerings, including the fan-favorite salmon chips, flavorful rotisserie chicken, and braised pork sugo. Stellar cocktails like the Herradura Reposado Old Fashioned or the Up in Smoke cocktail, featuring smoked Georgia peaches and pecan-infused bourbon and bitters, are also available. A celebrated Atlanta dining staple for almost two decades, the acclaimed restaurant boasts a 26-foot wine-on-tap barrel wall, an expansive, dog-friendly patio overlooking the BeltLine, a spacious dining room, and bustling bar area. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information or to make reservations, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. Stay connected on Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks

Sweet Auburn Barbecue is Fired Up for Father’s Day

Give Dad something he really wants this Father’s Day: high-quality barbecue and a side of making memories with friends and family. This Father’s Day, June 16th, Sweet Auburn Barbecue is gifting all fathers a bottle of Sweet Auburn’s Wu-Tang Chili Sauce to complement their at-home grilling. This award-winning sauce from the Hsu family helps Dad take his grill master skills to the next level—perfect for chicken wings, shrimp, a dipping sauce for fries or dim sum and more. It doesn’t end there, open all day for lunch and dinner, both locations will feature a brisket fried rice special alongside their extensive menu that seamlessly merges southern barbecue traditions with Asian cuisine. Looking for a must-try cocktail to toast to Dad? Don’t miss local fave, Don’t Burn the House Down, crafted with love and featuring brown sugar simple, black walnut bitters, creole bitters, smoke and orange. Sweet Auburn Barbecue is located in Poncey-Highland at 656 N. Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 and in McDonough at 1828 Jonesboro Rd., McDonough, GA 30253. For more information, visit www.sweetauburnbbq.com. Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook at @sweetauburnbbq. 

Dantanna’s Delivers Steak, Sports and Spirits this Father’s Day

If Dad needs a day off from grilling out this Father’s Day, take him to Dantanna’s for bottomless brunch or a sizzling steak dinner. An Atlanta dining institution founded by restaurateur David Clapp and named after his children Dan and Anna, the go-to destination for sports, steak, and cigar enthusiasts is making sure this Father’s Day is the best one yet. Starting the all-day affair strong with brunch at noon and ending with dinner, served until 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 16th, Dantanna’s will have the U.S. Open, Atlanta Braves matchup and much more on its flatscreen TVs located throughout the dining room, bar and on the dog-friendly patio. Hungry dads can indulge in hearty brunch favorites like biscuits and gravy, chorizo skillet, and shrimp and grits, or choose from their all-day menu featuring braised beef short rib, lamb chops, cowboy-cut ribeye, and more. Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.dantannas.com or call 404-760-8873. Stay connected on Facebook at Facebook.com/dantannas and on Twitter and Instagram @dantannas.

Dine with Dad at ENZO Steakhouse & Bar 

Savor every moment with Dad this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th, by making ENZO Steakhouse & Bar a part of the weekend. Whether it’s indulging in signature brunch favorites or enjoying dishes from their extensive dinner menu, the modern Italian steakhouse will make sure this Father’s Day is one of the best. Spoil him with signature and seasonal offerings boasting bold flavors, including hand-made pasta dishes, choice cuts of steaks, chops, fresh seafood and more. Not only can you share a memorable meal, but give him a gift that keeps on giving: an ENZO gift card that he can use towards meals and events such as ENZO’s Bourbon and Cigars on Thursday, June 27th, 2024. ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl. 

Give Dad an Un-Fore-gettable Father’s Day at Boone’s 

Create lasting memories this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th, at Boone’s while enjoying delicious bites, frosty, local beers and a stunning view of Bobby Jones Golf Course. Treat Dad to a few rounds on the award-winning, public golf course, or skip the green and relax at the neighborhood dining spot while enjoying new American cuisine from classic brunch and lunch favorites to seasonal and signature dinner offerings. Families and friends can toast to dads with a specialty beer – Tucker Brewing Co. Boone’s Light Lager or Firemaker Brewing Company’s Calamity Jane Golden Ale, or with any of Boone’s seasonal cocktails or award-winning wine offerings. Boone’s is open to the public and is located at Bobby Jones Golf Course at 2205 Northside Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information, please call 770.835.4267 or visitboonesatl.com. Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook @boonesatl.

Treat Dad to a Father’s Day Feast at Tio Lucho’s 

It’s no surprise Tio Lucho’s, named after Chef and Owner Arnaldo Castillo’s late father, will be serving an unforgettable Father’s Day special for all the dads out there. In addition to his full menu of authentic Peruvian-inspired fare, the James Beard Award-nominated chef (and brand new dad) will have a mouthwatering bone-in Big Daddy Ribeye on the menu, a 16 oz bone-in cowgirl ribeye, with fingerling potatoes, huancaina, salsa parrillera and garden salad. To wash it down, select any of their Tio’s signatures or Peruvian classic libations for a perfect pairing. Guests are encouraged to end the meal on a sweet note with treats from their new dessert menu created in collaboration with celebrated pastry chef Claudia Martinez of Miller Union. Find Tio Lucho’s in Poncey-Highland at 675 North Highland Avenue NE, Suite 6000, Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information, visit www.tioluchos.com or call (404)-343-0278. Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook at @tioluchos. 

Give Dad a Day of Relaxation at Utopia Foot & Shoulder Massage

If Father’s Day calls for the gift of rejuvenation, Utopia Foot & Shoulder Massage is ready with an ideal and affordable intown escape for all dads. Located in Grant Park, Utopia has become known for its calming environment, unparalleled service and ability to melt away stress. With a special package available from Friday, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th, Utopia is treating dads to a Father’s Day Package that features a 60-minute massage, 10-minute scalp massage, and foot detox for just $75. For fathers who prefer to book a specialty relaxation experience, gift certificates are also available along with a variety of wellness products to continue the tranquility at home. Utopia Foot & Shoulder Massage is locatedat 465 Boulevard SE Suite 106A, Atlanta, Georgia 30316. For more information or to book online, visitutopiaatlanta.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utopiaatl and Instagram at @utopia_footshouldermassage. 

Father’s Day Festivities at the Hall Built by The Home Depot
College Football Hall of Fame offering giveaways to first 100 fathers to arrive

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame – Sunday, June 16 10 am – 5 pm
It might be the offseason right now, but college football is always in-season at the College Football Hall of Fame, and thanks to its partnership with The Home Depot, the Hall is ensuring fathers everywhere can still get their fix this Father’s
Day, offering free admission into the home of the nation’s most popular sport. Whether splitting the uprights on the Playing Field, testing his anchor abilities at the ESPN College GameDay Desk, or showcasing his knowledge by sharing
insights about his favorite Hall of Famer, the Hall provides plenty of ways for dad to express his college football fandom and prove he’s still got it. Additionally, the Hall of Fame will be operating a cash-bar throughout the day, allowing dad to sip
his favorite game day beverage while exploring all that this iconic attraction has to offer.

The first 100 fathers through the doors will receive a $25 gift card to The Home Depot, perfect for the DIY projects waiting to be tackled around the house, and membership packages will be available for purchase as well, which include
unlimited admission to the Hall, a commemorative yearbook, and a VIP experience at the annual Football Fest event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help dad express his unwavering support for his favorite team and join us at the College Football Hall of Fame for a Father’s Day celebration sure to score big! To learn more, visit cfbhall.com and reserve tickets
in advance.


  • At Chido & Padres, the twin lobster fajitas ($42) add a luxurious twist to classic fajitas on Father’s Day. Another highlight is the wagyu churrasco featuring seared Wagyu beef smothered in chimichurri, served with cilantro rice and charro beans ($36). Dads with a sweet tooth can indulge in the dulce de leche torte ($6). Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
  • Gypsy Kitchen spices up Father’s Day with a variety of specials. Berbere lamb skewers are served with sumac onions and herbed labneh ($16) and are a perfect pairing to the roasted baby heirloom carrots with spiced pistachio dukkah and French curry tahini ($16). The Buckhead eatery raises the bar on its seafood paella with the option of adding lobster for an extra $25. Make reservations via OpenTable.
  • The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill invites guests to dive into a delectable spread where seafood and steak take center stage. Begin the meal with honey garlic Argentinian shrimp ($15) or the beer-battered lobster tail served with honey mustard sauce ($20). For the main course, the steak frites features a 10-ounce prime strip steak grilled and served with garlic butter and fries ($35). Seafood lovers will appreciate the shrimp pasta Alfredo with fettuccine tossed in a creamy, made-from-scratch Alfredo sauce and sautéed shrimp ($25). The meal ends on a sweet note with the brownie sundae, a fudge brownie topped with vanilla gelato and chocolate ganache ($12). Make reservations online.
  • The Southern Gentleman celebrates dad with a prix-fixe brunch menu from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for $62 per person, followed by their classic dinner menu with a few special features from 5-9 p.m. Brunch highlights include the PiggyBack Bacon old fashioned ($18), a unique twist on a classic cocktail with bacon fat washed Whistle Pig PiggyBack rye and candied bacon. Other delightful choices include crab fritters with caper remoulade and mixed arugula salad; Southern fried chicken and skillet cake with maple syrup and choice of smoked bacon or chicken apple sausage; and prime filet steak and eggs with Yukon potato and red pepper hash, fried eggs and chimichurri. For dessert, the dark chocolate layer cake with whipped cream and cherries jubilee is an indulgent end to the meal. Make reservations via OpenTable.


  • This Father’s Day, Verdure Kitchen & Cocktails is celebrating dads with a special whiskey cocktail flight featuring the Smoky Old Fashioned, Baobab Bourbon Smash and Tamarind Manhattan, available all day for $28. Guests can pair these exquisite drinks with delectable brunch and dinner options. For brunch, Verdure steak and eggs tops artisanal country bread with roasted New York strip steak, caramelized onion, and a sunny-side-up egg, served with a medley of potatoes and signature green pili pili sauce. Dinner highlights include the braai South African ribeye, a traditional braai-grilled cowboy steak with oyster mushrooms, heirloom potatoes and alligator pepper sauce. Zanzibar roasted lamb rib chops are nestled atop Yukon potatoes, tomatoes and green asparagus with a rich Zanzibar sauce, and the creamy lobster mac and cheese skillet features gemelli pasta in a Gouda cheese sauce, crowned with a succulent lobster tail. Make reservations online and treat dad to a feast fit for a king at Verdure.


  • Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails honors dads with a special menu on Sunday, June 16. Priced at $65 for adults and $32.50 for kids (excluding tax and gratuity), highlights include candied pork belly skewers, slow-roasted and candied in smoked chili with pickled red onions. The piquillo pepper crab bisque featuring blue crab and chives with annatto oil is another standout. The Milton Room Benedict is a delightful brunch option with hand-sliced honey-baked ham and fried tomato over a buttermilk biscuit, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, served with brunch potatoes. For seafood lovers, the blackened salmon with pimento cheese grits, garlic spinach and lemon beurre blanc is a must-try. View the full menu and make reservations online.
  •  Ocean & Acre offers a special menu designed to impress. Guests can begin their culinary journey with the seafood latter featuring six oysters, a half pound of mussels escabeche, a quarter pound peel and eat shrimp and a king crab leg ($46). For the main course, the pan-seared snapper is a standout, served over cilantro rice and topped with mango salsa ($36). Meat lovers will relish the 14-ounce prime ribeye, grilled and topped with Acre butter and accompanied by mashed potatoes and broccolini ($45). The peanut butter cheesecake topped with mascarpone whipped cream ($10) is a perfect finale. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.


  • The Woodall presents a variety of mouthwatering specials to wow dad on Father’s Day. Those craving a juicy steak can opt for the 16-ounce prime ribeye that has been aged in beef tallow fat for 40 days ($45). The Dr. Pepper short rib tortellini is accented with brown butter, bouillon and yoke mousse ($20), and for a sweet treat, all at the table will enjoy the scratch-made cinnamon roll ($16). Make reservations online.
  • Your 3rd Spot is the perfect destination for dads who enjoy a playful and engaging dining experience. This Father’s Day, the venue transforms into a family playground, complete with rock-painting stations to craft personal tributes to Dad, a family photo booth, a beer station and tempting beer flight options. Dads can get their game on with more than 85 interactive games including indoor/outdoor options, nostalgic retro games and games that the whole family can play together. Guests also can dive into an enhanced “Taste & Explore” menu designed with families in mind, making it an ideal spot for food, fun and family bonding.


  • Bitzel’s Chocolate offers a unique experience for families on Father’s Day. Dad can explore the chocolate wonderland for a true “Willy Wonka”-style experience to watch as various treats—from molded chocolates to fresh, continuously churning gelato—move through the production process. Then he can choose from Bitzel’s array of gelato flavors, bourbon truffles and more.

Multiple Locations

  • Marlow’s Tavern is the perfect destination for a Father’s Day feast for lunch or dinner. Each location offers a unique take on classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. Guests are encouraged to call or visit marlowstavern.com for details on specials at their local taverns.

Ray’s Restaurants

  • Ray’s Restaurants, renowned for its juicy steaks, fresh seafood, craft cocktails and award winning wine list, is ready to make Father’s Day special with an array of dining options. Ray’s on the River and Ray’s in the City are offering their dinner menus all day on Sunday, June 16. Ray’s on the River will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Ray’s in the City will be open noon-9 p.m. Ray’s at Killer Creek will serve a bountiful brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and its dinner menu from 4-9 p.m. Reservations can be made online.

Fins Up Water Park at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

What better way to beat the summer heat than to spend Father’s Day weekend at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands?

Guests can experience Fins Up Water Park’s new highly anticipated Fins Up Falls waterslide complex, which features Georgia’s first and largest waterslide coaster, Apocalypse.

Apocalypso is one slide incorporated into the four-slide tower, which spans 418 feet and features the most significant drop of its kind in the U.S. The slide sends riders on an adventure through steep hills and valleys at an average water speed of 30 mph before a dramatic final descent onto a massive wave wall.

The water park also debuted three additional slides for the 2024 season, bringing its total number of attractions to 18.

  • Serpentine Storm: Thrilling rotations combined with a downward-spiraling descent.
  • Dreamsicle Dive: High-intensity fun with closed and open tubes for an exhilarating ride.
  • Mango Mania: Perfect for younger thrill-seekers.

In addition to Fins Up Falls, the water park doubled the Aquatic Adventure inflatable obstacle course in Lake Lanier, providing guests with increased capacity and numerous opportunities to jump and splash in the lake.

For those seeking a retreat amidst the excitement guests can enjoy the new resort-style cabana rental program poolside. The spacious cabanas offer cozy seating sling chaises Wi-Fi and tables all available for daily rental. Accommodating up to 10 people cabana guests can enjoy personal service with advance bookings available on the park’s website. Large poolside cabanas are priced at $299 for a full-day rental, while smaller-scale beachside palapas are $199.

Additional upgrades include a new ticketing and Point of Sale (POS) system featuring high-tech wristbands for a seamless park experience and LandShark Bar & Grill’s expanded food and beverage offerings, including breakfast on weekends through Labor Day.

Fins Up Water Park will operate daily until Labor Day. The hours of operation can be found here: www.mvlihoursofoperation.com.

The 2024 Season Pass, priced at $129.99, includes admission for the entire summer season and waives the $20 gate fee into Lanier Islands on every visit. Families purchasing two season passes will enjoy free admission for children ages three to five.

For more information on season passes, visit MargaritavilleatLanierIslands.com.