Several Champaign-Urbana restaurants are offering unique grilling and dining options for the fathers in your life
Area restaurants are planning for a busy weekend ahead with Father’s Day coming up on June 21. While many restaurants are still offering carryout services, some are planning to be open with outdoor seating available. Please check back often as we will continue to add to this list over the next few days as restaurants and caterers finalize their menus.
Baldarotta Porketta & Sicilian Sausage, Lincoln Square Food Court, Urbana: Featuring a Pasta Feast (angel hair pasta and an assortment of made from scratch meatballs smothered in marinara ,olive oil and sea salt focaccia, caesar salad, and optional add-ons of bread baskets or cannoli. Preorder your dinner by noon on June 19 here and arrange for curbside pickup between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21.
Baxter’s American Grille, 100 Trade Centre Dr., Champaign: Choose between the prime rib dinner pack, filet grill pack, or ribeye grill pack. Meals come with potatoes, green beans, salad, gooey butter cake, and dinner rolls. Pre-orders are accepted through Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Pick up Sunday, June 21, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dish Passionate Cuisine, 45 E. University Ave., Champaign: Offering meal packages for four including filet, veggie, or chicken kebabs, brisket, or burgers and your choice of four sides. Desserts are also available for an additional charge. Curbside pickup or free delivery available in Champaign, Urbana or Savoy. Father’s Day specials are available from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on June 19-21.
Hamilton Walkers, 201 N. Neil St., Champaign: Featuring steak and seafood and new menu items as their comfort plate section of the menu is expanding. They have also begun the HW Butcher Shop where raw proteins can be purchased at a discounted menu price. The full menu, including the HW Butcher Shop, can easily be ordered here. Open 4-8 p.m.
Lodgic, 1807 S. Neil St., Champaign: Enjoy a great dinner from Everyday Kitchen on the outdoor patio Friday, Saturday, or Sunday where new dishes from the upcoming summer menu will be featured. These new previews include steak frites (New York strip with Chile butter), red wine-veal reduction, and house-cut fries, low-country shrimp and grits (stone ground white corn grits), onion, and poblano chiles, and buttermilk pecan pie. Dine with Lodgic and be entered to win a $50 Lodgic gift card. One winner will be chosen at random Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Is Dad an early riser? All Clever Moose 20oz coffee beverages are $1 off Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Michaels’ Catering, 720 S. Neil St., Champaign: Offering a Father’s Day menu delivered to your home, ready to heat when you want. Their menu includes jalapenos stuffed with sausage and herbed cream cheese, cheddar bacon cornbread with honey butter, cowboy caviar with tortilla chips, seared jerk chicken thighs, hash brown casserole, and classic yellow cake with chocolate icing. Order here.
Olive Garden, 30 E. Anthony Dr., Champaign: Families can enjoy Italian classics, featuring giant chicken parmigiana — measuring in at 11.5” — served with fettuccine alfredo. Available starting June 20 for a limited time while supplies last. Guests looking to plan ahead can enjoy Olive Garden’s family-style take & bake bundles, with options of giant cheese stuffed shells or classic lasagna. Bundles include a jumbo house salad with a bottle of signature Italian dressing, one dozen ready-to-bake breadsticks and choice of homemade alfredo or marinara dipping sauce. Call (217) 351-6339 to place your order.
Piato Cafe, 804 E. Main St., Urbana: Offering your choice of bourbon BBQ boneless pork chops, Bloody Mary burger, lemon parmesan chicken breast, veggie and tofu kabobs, starch, vegetable, and dessert. All meals come with Blue Moon Farm greens, ranch dressing, broccoli cheese soup and a cheddar potato roll. Gluten free or vegan bread can be substituted upon request. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, and must be picked up between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, June 20. Delivery is available for $5. To place an order, call (217) 344-9015 or email.
Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign: Details are forthcoming, but they are planning to be open and will be taking reservations for outdoor seating. They will also be offering some special items for sale in their online store.
Smallcakes Champaign, 2005 S. Neil St., Champaign: Offering special order maple bacon cupcakes as a part of their Father’s Day specials. Pre-orders accepted until June 20, and will be available in store on June 20-21.
Tasty Tart, 405 S. Neil St, Suite C, Champaign: Grab a Father’s Day box with five tarts, including the limited flavor, Oreo Tart. The Father’s Day box is only available for pre-order until 2 p.m. on June 20 and can be picked up in-store or curbside on June 21. Dads also get free coffee on June 21 with no purchase needed. Place your order here.
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