To help you celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, June 21, here are five great restaurants in Seattle—and one on Vashon Island—offering takeout specials for pre-order, whether you want a box of local meat and sides to grill in the backyard yourself or a fully prepared Hawaiian feast. You know, in case the weather doesn't cooperate.
Chef Dre Neeley's Vashon Island restaurant is worth the ferry ride, particularly this weekend as he preps a Low Country seafood boil with Matt Lewis, owner of Seattle food truck Where Ya At Matt. Pick your favorite protein—head-on shrimp or crawfish—to go with fixings like andouille sausage and potatoes, then add extras like Dungeness crab and peach cobbler. You can also order stout from Vashon neighbor Camp Colvos Brewing, which is donating a portion of beer sales to Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County. Price varies; pre-order by noon on Friday, June 19, for pickup Saturday or Sunday
Father's Day fare from Maria Hines's organic Wallingford restaurant means pork rib chops with blueberry mostarda, roasted new potatoes, corn on the cob, and bourbon caramel ice cream, a hearty meal intended to make four people very happy. $160; pre-order for pickup
Bolstered by mango and sago or strawberry-lilikoi shave ice from pop-up pro Mike's Shave Ice, this under-sung restaurant is serving Hawaiian for the holiday. Family meals include mac salad, pineapple salsa, rice, and mains like crispy mochiko chicken or kalua pork, and the tropical cocktails come in pineapples or coconuts. Price varies; pre-order by 9pm on Friday, June 19, for pickup
In addition to the standard selection of top-notch brisket, pulled pork, oven-ready breakfast tacos, and other Central Texas-style smoked specialties, Father's Day means a special appearance of cartoonishly large beef ribs, normally only available from Jack's SoDo flagship on Tuesdays. Lean into the theme with a smoked old fashioned, one of several to-go cocktails available. Price varies; pre-order for pickup
The grill box from this Capitol Hill classic is packed with Northwest goods for a backyard barbecue: elk and huckleberry sausage, steak, potato salad, and plenty more. Extend the celebration with add-ons like flowers, smoked farro bread, manhattans, and cookies—and cross your fingers for sunshine. Price varies; pre-order and pick up by Saturday, June 20
A three-course special from the Serious Pie spinoff in Ballard features a smoked salmon and goat cheese appetizer, Dahlia Bakery pecan pie dessert, and grilled bread salad with steak or chicken—a favorite of owner Tom Douglas's daughter. Price varies; pre-order by 3pm Friday, June 19, for pickup