Father’s Day 2024

What better way to celebrate the dads in our lives than by treating them to a delicious local meal or gifting them some homegrown goodies?

We’ve scoured the community to find the top spots to take your dad for a special Father’s Day outing, as well as the best local producers offering unique food gifts that are sure to make him smile. 

For the "Sweet Tooth" Dad

Don’t let them fool you – dads have a seriously sweet side! If your pops is a total cake connoisseur, swing by Janet’s Cakes and Catering for a drool-worthy selection of fun and festive Father’s Day treats. From rich chocolate to classic vanilla, these handcrafted confections are sure to make any dad or grandpa’s taste buds do a happy dance.

Address: 504 Guido Circle, Bloomington, IL

Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm Tues – Fri; 7:30 am – 12:30 pm Sat (CLOSED on Father’s Day)

For the Traditional Taster

Is your dad the kind of guy who loves a good old-fashioned home-cooked meal? Then you’ll definitely want to treat him to lunch at Jack’s Cafe in Le Roy. Their Father’s Day specials are the stuff of legends – prime rib, smoked turkey, and baked chicken and ham. Check out the full list of specials HERE.

Address: 210 Sunset Dr. Le Roy, IL

Father’s Day Hours: 7 am – 3 pm

For the "Early Riser" Dad

Is your pops the type who’s up before the rooster crows? Sounds like he’s going to need a seriously sensational breakfast to start his day off right. Fort Jesse Cafe has got you covered with their amazing menu of traditional breakfast faves and out-of-this-world specialty items. This is one meal he won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Reservations are encouraged. You can make a reservation through their website or calling 309-451-5656.

Address: 1531 Fort Jesse Road, Normal, IL

Father’s Day Hours: 7 am to 2 pm

For the "Meat Lover" Maverick

Does your dad live for the sizzle of a perfectly grilled steak? Then you’ll definitely want to take him to Alexander’s Steakhouse on Father’s Day. Whether he likes to be the tong-clicking grill master or he’d rather someone else handle the heavy lifting, the folks at Alexander’s will make sure he gets a phenomenal steak dinner. And get this – every dad dining there on Father’s Day will also get a free gift! Call 309-454-7300 to reserve your table.

Address: 1503 E College Ave, Normal, IL

Father’s Day Hours: 11 am to 8 pm

For the "Beer Lover" Brewski Boss

Forget the tacky tie – this year, give your beer-loving dad the gift of an unforgettable Destihl Brewery experience! They’re offering a behind-the-scenes tour of their production brewery, complete with a guided tasting of their craft brews. Whether your dad is a seasoned beer connoisseur or just getting his feet wet in the craft scene, this sudsy adventure is sure to leave a lasting impression. And the best part? Each attendee gets to take home a complimentary Destihl logo pint glass coolie. View the full details HERE.

Address: 1200 Greenbriar Dr., Normal, IL

Saturday, June 15th 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
Sunday, June 16th 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm

Looking for more inspiration? Make sure to check out the Eat Local Restaurant Directory for a full list of great local spots that dad is sure to love!

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