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The chicken and biscuits on the brunch menu at Acova. Photo by Jon Phillips

Where to Dine In or Pick Up A Meal for Father’s Day

Whether your dad is hankering for a pig roast extravaganza or a takeout fried chicken supper, these local independent spots have the perfect edible gifts in store.

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On Sunday, your dad will certainly appreciate the heartwarming card you picked out for him, but why not go the extra mile by treating him to some tasty food and drink, too? Check out the list below for delicious ways to show every father figure in your life that you love them.

Acova
3651 Navajo St.
The Deal: All fathers get a free bloody Mary and a sidecar draft beer with any brunch entrée on June 21 (dine in only).
On the Menu: Entrée options include seasonal avocado toast; Italian benedict with prosciutto, basil, and balsamic; fried chicken in honey cayenne sauce; and banana bourbon French toast
Cost: Prices vary
How to Reserve Your Table: Online

American Elm
4132 W. 38th Ave.
The Deal: Takeout steak dinner for two; dine-in options also available
On the Menu: Two New York strip steaks, twice-baked potatoes, grilled broccolini, and chef Brent Turnipseede’s homemade steak sauce
Cost: Starting at $99.95; Station 26 Juicy Banger IPA and old fashioned cocktail add-ons available
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online

Barolo Grill
3030 E. 6th Ave.
The Deal: Father’s Day meal packs for takeout; dine-in options also available
On the Menu: Two 20-ounce bone-in ribeyes, caprese salad, sautéed broccoli, herb-vinegar potato salad, rosemary focaccia, and chocolate cannoli
Cost: $60 per person (minimum order of two); Laws whiskey and wine add-ons available
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online or call 303-393-1040

The Bindery
1817 Central St.
The Deal: Deep-dish peanut butter and chocolate cheesecakes; baguettes; and a Father’s Day picnic for pick up; Saturday and Sunday brunch for dine in
On the Menu: The picnic includes grilled New York steak with ramp chimichurri, bacon potato salad, watermelon and feta, olive salad, and ratatouille. Brunch items include carrot, ginger, and pineapple waffles, duck confit hash, and honey and mint brûléed pink grapefruit.
Cost: Pies are $40; the picnic is $60 for two servings and $150 for six servings; brunch menu prices vary
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online

Boulder Book Store Virtual Chocolate Tasting
Virtual
The Deal: Boulder food writer and radio host John Lehndorff will host a virtual chocolate tasting of eight handcrafted, single-origin chocolate bars on June 21 at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
On the Menu: Soma Old School dark chocolate, Goodnow Farms Special Reserve dark chocolate, Crow & Moss Brazilian Santos coffee chocolate, and more
Cost: $10; the price includes one Arete Fiji dark chocolate bar
How to Order: Purchase your chocolate bars and register for the event here

Cafe Aion
1235 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder
The Deal: A home paella kit for two to three people; dine-in options also available
On the Menu: House-made chorizo; braised chicken, shrimp, and roasted peppers; a bag of Bomba rice; Cafe Aion’s signature saffron paella base; and a 10-inch steel paella pan for this and future creations
Cost: $50; wine and infused gin and tonic add-ons available
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online

Cattivella
10195 E. 29th Dr.
The Deal: A family feast for four for pick up; dine-in options also available
On the Menu: A 32-ounce rotisserie-roasted prime ribeye; one whole steamed lobster; quarter pound of king crab legs; Tuscan rosemary potatoes; seasonal salad with house dressing; tiramisu; and two kid pastas with pomodoro sauce, meatballs, and cheese
Cost: $150; add-on Manhattan, old fashioned, and/or whiskey smash cocktail kits start at $25
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Call 303-645-3779

CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
142 Larimer St.
The Deal: A three-course prix-fixe brunch for dine in or takeout
On the Menu: Options include goat cheese beignets, avocado basil toast, and Belgian waffle with strawberry compote for a starter; smoked salmon board, steak and eggs, or crab cake Benedict for an entrée; and chocolate lava cake, tiramisu, or crème brûlée for dessert.
Cost: $26 per person; $3 mimosas, bellinis, and ciprianis
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Call 303-893-9463 

Comida
 2501 Dallas St., inside Stanley Marketplace
The Deal: Heat-and-eat family dinners for two or four people
On the Menu: Choose from Stella’s Pork Carnitas; Camarones a la Diabla; Chimayo Chile Roasted Chicken; slow-cooked, Negra Modelo-marinated sirloin; or a fresh seasonal vegetarian option. All dinners come with tortillas, two choices of beans, rice, and a family-size green salad.
Cost: $35 for two or $68 for four
How to Order: Call 303-484-1632 or email orders@eatcomida.com

Euclid Hall Pop-Up at Ultreia
1701 Wynkoop, at Union Station
The Deal: Grilling kits for takeout and grilled fare for dine in
On the Menu: Grilling kit options include Euclid Hall’s beloved hand-cranked kielbasa with Bordeaux mustard and brat burgers on pretzel buns. The dine-in menu features smoked beef short rib kielbasa, the brat burger, pad Thai pig ears, fried cheese curds, duck poutine, and more.
Cost: Menu prices vary
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online

Flagstaff House Restaurant
1138 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder
The Deal: A three- or multi-course menu from chef/partner Chris Royster for dine in
On the Menu: Options include rabbit summer sausage, chilled pea soup, or prime steak tartare for the first course; Spanish octopus puttanesca, green pea gnocchi, or Maine day lobster tempura for the second course; and Miyazaki A5 Wagyu ribeye, Ōra King Salmon and sea scallop, or warm mushroom crepes for the third course.
Cost: $88 for the three-course menu or $120 for the multi-course option
How to Reserve Your Table: Online

The Fort
19192 CO-8, Morrison
The Deal: Three-course T-bone steak or buffalo prime rib specials for dine in, with family-style takeout options available
On the Menu: Your choice of T-bone steak or buffalo prime rib served with creamy mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables; a house salad; and a basket of freshly baked dinner rolls and pumpkin walnut muffins
Cost: $49 per person
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Call 303-697-4771

Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse
215 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock
The Deal: Brunch for dine in
On the Menu: Brunch entrée options include short rib eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, and a build your own Colorado beef burger. Drink options include bottomless mimosas and 16 Great Divide beers on tap.
How to Reserve Your Table: First-come, first-serve seating

Hickory & Ash
8001 Arista Place, Broomfield
The Deal: A grill-at-home feast for two or four people for pick up
On the Menu: Two Aspen Ridge ribeyes with house steak rub and creamy horseradish; grilled corn relish; Yukon Gold and sweet potato gratin; spinach salad; and chocolate mousse ice box pie
Cost: $160 for four, $85 for two
How to Order: Call 720-390-4400

Ironton Distillery and Taphouse
3636 Chestnut Pl.
The Deal: Grilling experience cocktail box for four people and a Colorado bourbon gift box; dine-in options also available
On the Menu: The grilling experience box includes pre-made Tipsy Tea (white rose tea and Ironton’s American single-malt whiskey); grilled bruschetta with fresh bread; local Polidori sausages with stone-ground mustard and buns; and a gourmet s’mores kit. The bourbon gift set includes a bottle of Ironton Colorado bourbon whiskey, a stir stick, and a bottle of house made cherry-basil bitters.
Cost: $65 for the grilling experience box; $55 for the gift box
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Downtown, Glendale, Boulder, and Fort Collins locations
The Deal: River Bear American Meats New York strip steak and lobster tail surf-and-turf meal for dine in or takeout
On the Menu: A strip steak, sustainably harvested Maine lobster tail, asparagus, red skin potatoes, and demi glace
Cost: $55 per person for dine in; finish-at-home kit $110 (serves two); add a bottle of Willamette Valley Sineann Jax Pinot Noir for $25
How to Order: Call the location of your choice

Julep
3258 Larimer St.
The Deal: Dine-in brunch or to-go Sunday supper fried chicken dinners
On the Menu: Brunch items include fried bologna buns, bourbon pecan pain perdu, cornbread Benedict, and more. The to-go fried chicken dinner includes 10 pieces of chicken (classic or Nashville hot); six buttermilk biscuits; and your choice of two sides (braised greens, Anson Mills grits, cheesy mac and cheese, and more).
Cost: Menu prices vary; the to-go fried chicken dinner is $48
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online

Seedstock Brewery
3610 W. Colfax Ave.
The Deal: A pig roast with chef Jordan Alley at the brewery
On the Menu: Guests get a Seedstock brew (try the recently tapped Premium Czech Lager and Vienna Lager); a pound of pig; and sides, including coleslaw, mac and cheese, potato salad, cornbread, watermelon, and corn on the cob.
Cost: $25 per person
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: 1:30 and 4 p.m. seating times are available; get your tickets here

Sol Cocina
200 Columbine St., #110
The Deal: Saturday and Sunday brunch or dinner for dine in
On the Menu: Highlights include the Kobe steak and eggs, chilaquiles verde, and the breakfast tortas for brunch; and pork carnitas, a variety of specialty tacos, and short rib barbacoa for dinner.
Cost: Menu prices vary
How to Order: Online or call 303-953-2208

Spuntino
2639 W. 32nd Ave.
The Deal: A grill-at-home feast for two for pick up; dine-in options also available
On the Menu: Two house made Northern Thai pork sausages with green papaya salad; two beef and lamb keema sausages with spicy tomato pickle chutney; four house-baked rolls with cilantro and red onion; masala-spiced cannellini beans; red cabbage slaw with raita dressing; aloo samosa potato salad; two Thai green tea gelato sandwiches; and two pistachio gelato sandwiches
Cost: $68
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online

Urban Village
9234 Park Meadows Dr, Ste. 700, Lone Tree
The Deal: All dads receive a complimentary cocktail with the purchase of any brunch or dinner entrée on June 21
On the Menu: Dishes include Urban cauliflower (crispy cauliflower tossed in tomato-chile sauce), kaffir lime paneer tikka, tandoori prawns, and coconut curry with scallops.
Cost: Entrée prices vary
How to Reserve Your Table: Online

West End Tavern
926 Pearl St., Boulder
The Deal: Father’s Day barbecue special for takeout
On the Menu: Smoked dino ribs, twice-baked potatoes, Brussels sprouts, coffee-ancho barbecue sauce, corn bread, and caramel-pecan brownies
Cost: $70 for two, $120 for four, and $160 for six; add-on crowler cocktails start at $20
How to Order: Call 303-444-3535 

Ya-Ye Organics
3501 Wazee St., Suite #100, inside Zeppelin Station
The Deal: $20 off your entire purchase of smoothies, salads, bowls, nut milks, and cold-pressed juices from the plant-based restaurant for dine in or takeout
On the Menu: Options include the Buddha Bowl with mixed greens, quinoa, roasted sweet potato, beet, purple cabbage, roasted mushrooms, and avocado; Cinnamon Dream smoothie with house-made nut mylk, ceylon cinnamon, mango, banana, chia, and hemp seed; and the raw key lime pie with a cashew, coconut, and date crust.
How to Order/Reserve Your Table: Online

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