5 No-Fail Menus for Father's Day

Don't know what to serve dad? We've got you covered with meals to suit every father's taste.

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For the "classic" dad
The "classic" dad loves a good 'ole meat and potatoes dinner and this menu hits all the right notes, with a little twist. Be sure to serve this meal with a big, bold red wine.

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  • Grilled Grass-fed Rib-eyes with Herb Lemon Butter
  • Creamy Cumin-and-Garlic Potato Gratin
  • Garlic and Thyme Green Beans
  • Flourless Chocolate Soufflés

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For the health-nut dad
Steak, potatoes, and chocolate won't cut it for this dad. After he's climbed a mountain or biked 50 miles, serve him this nutritious, satisfying dinner that includes a light and refreshing flavored water, heart-healthy grilled fish and whole grains, and an antioxidant-rich dessert.

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  • Herb-infused Spa Water
  • Grilled Lemon-Dill Salmon with Cucumber Salad
  • Nutted Brown Rice Pilaf
  • Blueberries in Black Pepper-Syrah Syrup

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For the early-riser dad
If your dad's a morning person, surprise him with this hearty breakfast to start his day off on the right foot. We've included all the classic components, but with some special twists to make this breakfast something extraordinary.

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  • Cardamom Coffee
  • Devil's Mess
  • Francie's Fruit Salad
  • Coffee and Brown Sugar Bacon

Menu for the vegetarian dadMenu for the vegetarian dad
For the vegetarian dad
Meat's not his style, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want something filling. A pasta dish loaded with veggies fits the bill. We rounded out the meal with classic Italian accompaniments and flavors. For dessert, don't skip the ice cream sandwiches--they've got peanut butter, so there's a little protein, right?

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  • Basil Gimlet
  • Vegetable Ribbon Pasta Shells
  • Three-Cheese Garlic Bread
  • Greens and Herbs Salad with Classic Vinaigrette
  • Peanut-Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Menu for the adventurous dadMenu for the adventurous dad
For the adventurous dad
Ho-hum chicken and grilled steak won't impress the adventurous eater. He wants to be surprised. For him, we've got a twist on sangria, oysters with a spicy glaze, a salad with actual flowers in it, Armenian kebabs, and an unusual--yet delicious--ice cream.

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  • White Peach Sangria
  • Grilled Oysters with Chipotle Glaze
  • Eat-your-garden Salad
  • So Amazing Armenian Lula Kebabs
  • Bulgur Pilaf with Spinach
  • Coconut Avocado Ice Cream

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