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20 Father’s Day Lunch Ideas To Make His Day

One bite of these Father’s Day lunch ideas, and you’ll quickly become the favorite child.

In fact, they’re so scrumptious, you might even become the whole family’s superstar.

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These meals are perfect for dads, whether you’re having a big BBQ or just celebrating with close family.

Actually, from skewers and seafood to noodles and tacos, these Father’s Day lunch ideas will be a hit with everyone at the table! 

Dads work so hard all year to keep up with kids and grandkids, so why now show him you care with a big plate of his favorite foods?

So, let’s grab a cold one and get cooking!

Easy Father’s Day Recipes

1. Fish Tacos with Best Fish Taco Sauce 

My dad loves fish tacos, and he’s always impressed by this recipe. 

Filled with fresh and delicious ingredients, the fish is perfectly seasoned and flawlessly cooked. 

Plus, the sauce is incredible. It’s a garlic lime crema that is so good, you’ll want it on every taco from now on. 

2. Travis Scott Burger 

This burger started as a collaboration with Mcdonald’s and is a variation of the classic Quarter Pounder. 

It’s a beef patty on a sesame seed bun toasted with butter and garlic salt.

The condiments include bacon, onions, salt and pepper, ketchup and mustard, pickles, lettuce, and good old American cheese.

It’s a mouthful, but I know your dad will appreciate it.  

3. Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers 

These Tex-Mex bacon cheeseburgers are another fantastic option for a Dad’s Day lunch. 

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This burger has crumbled bacon right in the patty, so you know it’s good!

It also has a little spice from the adobo seasoning, and ooey-gooey queso is slathered on top.

That combination makes this burger unforgettable. 

If your dad has a hard time choosing between BBQ and Mexican food, this is the burger to make!

4. Peanut Butter Burger 

This peanut butter burger is a little unconventional but has tons of flavor.

You’ll love this quirky burger recipe if you like chicken or beef satay with peanut sauce.

Peanut butter offers a sweet, salty, and creamy flavor that combats the intense savory goodness of the beef.

And when all the flavors combine in one big bite, it’s pure deliciousness. 

If your dad has a soft spot for nostalgic foods like PB&J, he’ll love this burger. 

5. White Pizza with Spinach and Bacon 

Did your dad use to take you to the local pizza joint on Friday nights? If so, he’ll be thrilled to have homemade pizza this Father’s Day

This white pizza is delicious and much more fun than your average Margherita.

Bacon and spinach make a great duo, and they’re mingled with four types of cheese.

Trust me, your dad will want one of these all to himself!

6. Spicy Kimchi Ahi Poke 

This spicy, flavorful, delicious poke bowl is a terrific lunch for any dad. Plus, it takes hardly any time to prepare, so it’s perfect for a day full of activities. 

Kimchi is a type of fermented cabbage with just the right amount of spice.

It’s available in most larger grocery stores these days, so don’t worry about making it from scratch.

The kimchi flavors and the sauce in this recipe are out of this world. 

So, if your dad is a sushi lover, this poke bowl will be better than any gift!

7. Surf and Turf 

This steakhouse-style meal is one that a lot of dads dream of. And to be honest, I dream about it too!

The succulent lobster is perfect served alongside garlicky, buttery steak. It’s such an indulgence!

And the real surprise is that this can all be made in the Air Fryer. 

8. Greek Chicken Souvlaki (Skewers) with Tzatziki 

Greek food usually has something for every appetite. It’s wildly flavorful and offers everything from fresh salads to veggie-packed pitas.

And if your dad loves to get outside and grill, this dish is sure to hit the spot. 

These chicken Souvlaki (chicken skewers) are marinated in delicious spices, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.

They’re super moist and are fantastic right off the heat and stuffed into warm pita bread. Add some red onions, tomatoes, and a drizzle of tahini. Yum!

9. Grilled Marinated Flank Steak 

Flank steak is a beautiful cut of meat. It’s flavorful, juicy, and oh-so-tender. 

The trick is to use a tasty marinade. In this case, you’ll combine garlic with soy sauce, honey, and pepper. 

I think this is best grilled, so it gets those charred pieces around the edges. But it’ll be just as yummy out of the oven.

10. Grilled Shrimp Boil in Foil Packets (Oven Method Included) 

If you’ve never experienced a shrimp boil before, you’re really missing out. It’s such a fun and vibrant dish, and it’s the best way to get the family together.

These foil packets are filled with shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes, and tons of flavor. 

Make this recipe in the oven or on the grill, and you’ll have plenty of full bellies.

11. Marinated Greek Beef Souvlaki Skewers (Beef Kabobs) 

Beef souvlaki skewers are similar to the chicken recipe above. The meat is just as juicy and irresistible, but it’s much richer.

Marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, and a few spices, this is some of the best grilled beef you’ll ever eat.

And remember: the longer it marinates, the more time all those flavors have to penetrate the meat.

Do this ahead of time for the best taste and texture!

12. Grilled Garlic Cajun Shrimp Skewers 

Is your dad more of a seafood lover? Then you have to try these grilled shrimp skewers.

They’re super quick to make, and they are really tasty to boot. 

All you’ll need is garlic, lemon juice, butter, spices, and salt. That will enhance the shrimp’s flavor without drowning it out.

And as it cooks on the grill, the shrimp gets slightly charred and crispy. Delish!

13. Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers 

So he’s not into shrimp or beef, and Greek chicken isn’t his jam. Then I guess you’ll have to try these Hawaiian teriyaki chicken skewers instead!

Stacked with pineapple, bell peppers, onions, and teriyaki marinated chicken, these are bright, fresh, and beyond delish.

The grill adds a yummy, smokey flavor, and the sauce caramelizes over the heat. 

If you want dad to feel like he’s sunning in Hawaii, this is the lunch recipe to make.

14. Garlic Miso Chicken Wings 

There’s something about good ol’ chicken wings that’s just so loveable. They’re finger-food-friendly and always a hit.

Better yet, these wings are baked in the oven, making clean-up a breeze.

For the marinade, you only need garlic, miso paste, soy sauce, and mirin. That simple blend will give you a powerhouse of umami flavor. 

These are perfect if you’re having a Father’s Day party or barbeque with all his friends. 

15. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

These wings are another fantastic eat-with-your-hands meal. 

But instead of a marinade, these babies get nice and crispy in the oven. Then they’re covered in a delicious sauce that’s sweet, savory, and delightfully sticky. 

You might need to make an extra batch for dad because these will disappear fast!

16. Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce 

For Thai food lovers, try this chicken satay recipe with a yummy peanut sauce. 

This is a very common Thai dish, and after you try it, you’ll be hooked too.

The creamy peanut sauce gives the chicken a slightly sweet flavor while still remaining savory. 

And it’s easy to modify if you like things more or less spicy. Either way, your dad will go gaga for this chicken dish.

17. Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken 

These bacon-wrapped, guacamole-stuffed chicken breasts require a little extra work.

But your dad’s worth it, right? 

Guacamole is delicious on its own. But when you stuff it into juicy chicken, it takes on a new layer of yummy flavors.

Oh, and then you’ll wrap it all in bacon! So yeah, it’s pretty much to die for.

Dad will be stuffed – like the chicken – and impressed by the end of this meal. 

18. Roasted Corn & Zucchini Tacos 

This vegetarian dish is perfect for any herbivore or dad who just enjoys his veggies. 

Corn and zucchini make a delicious combination to stuff inside a warm tortilla shell.

Season them well, and you’re off to a great start. 

From there, add in some favorite toppings like cheese, avocado, and cilantro. Dad will crave these tacos so much, they might become a weekly meal.  

19. Garlic Sesame Noodles 

This garlic sesame noodle dish is quick, easy, and divine. And it’s gluten-free to boot!

The ingredients are simple, and you likely have most in your pantry right now.

Once combined, the flavors transform into an incredible sauce that’s ready in just 15 minutes.

20. Best Huevos Rancheros 

Huevos rancheros are great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. So no matter when your dad prefers to eat, this dish will be his new favorite. 

The ranchero sauce is one of the most important parts, so be sure to make that first.

Then cook the huevos – eggs – however, your dad likes them. We like them runny with plenty of Sriracha on top!

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One bite of these Father’s Day lunch ideas, and you’ll quickly become the favorite child. In fact, you might even become the whole family’s superstar.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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