Impress Dad with a Takeout Kit for Father’s Day

Sometimes the perfect gift for dad is to feed his stomach. If the father in your life is a fan of the grill – or cookies – restaurants in the Chicago area have you covered. A kit with all the required meats or sweets and fixings for dad to pop on the grill can be yours for carryout or delivery.


Allgauer’s on the Riverfront


Where: 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook


Cost: $120, feeds four


Order: 847-664-7999 by 5 p.m. June 19 for pickup June 20-21


The Father’s Day Grill package includes fresh salad, au gratin potatoes, asparagus for grilling, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake and a choice of 14-ounce dry aged pork chop or 10-ounce beef ribeye steak prepared for grilling.


The Clubhouse Oak Brook


Where: 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook


Cost: $99-$219


Order: Call 630-472-0600 before June 20 for carryout.


Choose from three grill kits to enjoy on Father’s Day, and all kits come with Clubhouse seasoning and grilling instructions. The Casual Cookout includes four 8-ounce wagyu beef patties with buns and fixings for burgers, five lemon pepper pork sausages with buns and fixings, two 14-ounce bone-in pork chops and two 6-ounce filet mignon. The Backyard Special includes all of the offerings from Casual Cookout plus two 14-ounce NY strips. The Grill Master offers two 14-ounce bone-in pork chops, two 12-ounce filet mignon, two 14-ounce NY strip steaks, and two 20-ounce bone-in ribeyes dry aged for 45 days.


Goddess and Grocer


Where: 1649 N. Damen Ave., Chicago; 1127 N. State St., Chicago; 901 N. Larrabee St., Chicago


Cost: $20-$35


Order: Online at (requires 48 hours notice)


Pick up a cookie or cupcake decorating kit to celebrate Dad. Choose a 9-inch, pre-made “#1 Dad” cookie or personalize with the message of your choice with a kit that includes cookies or cupcakes, frosting and sprinkles.


Bodega Biscay


Where: 1450 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago


Cost: $29.95-$85


Order: Online for pickup or delivery at


Pick up a BBQ Kit, Breakfast in Bed Kit or a favorite cocktail from the West Town restaurant transformed into a corner grocery store. The BBQ Kit includes marinate chicken, hanger steak, beef burger patties, veggie skewers, mashed potatoes & jalapeno poppers, bag of charcoal and a stick lighter. The Breakfast in Bed Kit comes with eggs, house-smoked pork, hash browns and freshly squeezed OJ.




Where: 817 W. Lake St., Chicago


Cost: $95


Order: Online at


The Father’s Day Meal for Two includes two precooked, 8-ounce filets, wedge salads, twice-baked potatoes with fixings, grilled asparagus and blueberry cheesecake for dessert. Butcher Kits with raw steaks and asparagus for the grill, creamed potatoes to reheat with dinner and a finishing salt blend are also available.


El Che Meat & Provisions


Where: 845 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago


Cost: $140-$220, feeds as many as eight


Order: Preorder on Tock for pickup by June 20


Four grill kits with prepared meats and sides can feed from 4-8 guests. The Ultimate Steak Box includes one each 32-ounce dry-aged bone-in ribeye, 16-ounce dry-aged NY strip, 14-ounce dry-aged ribeye, 16-ounce flanken cut beef short rib, 10-ounce hangar steak and 8-ounce filet, as well as cooking instructions and a pint of chimichurri. The Papi Chulo includes 48-ounce Creekstone dry-aged tomahawk ribeye, smoked salt and chimichurri sauce plus an apron for dad. The Backyard Hero includes a pork shoulder, house spice rum and barbecue sauce, eight servings of slaw, pickles and buns, chimichurri potato salad and instructions with a video. The Mini Manion (also known as Daddy’s Little Helper) includes maximo ribs from Manion’s Time Out Chicago menu, kale salad and feijoada style black beans.


Topaz & Citrine


Where: 780 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge (Topaz) & 100 S Oak Park Ave., Oak Park (Citrine)


Cost: $69.95 for two, $129.95 for four


Order: Call 630-654-1616 (Topaz) or 708-948-7328 (Citrine) by June 18, 5 p.m.


The meal special feeds two or four and includes meat, sides and dessert. The Father’s Day Meal Special provides BBQ ribs, sauce, roasted corn, mashed potatoes, Caesar salad and apple crostata.




Where: 702 W. Fullerton Market St., Chicago


Cost: $130-$260


Order: 312-850-5005 with 24 hours notice


The Big Papi kit for dads includes Latin cuisine and can serve four or six. Kits include an appetizer of guacamole and chips or ropa vieja, prime ribeye gaucho, churraso tenderloin with chimichurri or a NY strip, mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, Mexican street corn and salted caramel corn for dessert.


Geja’s Cafe


Where: 340 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago


Cost: $60-$155, serves four


Order: 773-281-9101 or by 8 p.m. June 16 for pickup June 18-21.


Grill packages for dads include Surf & Turf, Cowboy Up and a Kabob Package, all of which include Geja’s dipping sauces and grilling seasoning as well as a 2-pound pan of fingerling potatoes, four corn on the cob and four veggie kabobs. Surf & Turf includes a 22-ounce cowboy ribeye steak and a 24-ounce lobster tail; Cowboy Up comes with two 22-ounce prime cowboy ribeye steaks; and for kabob lovers, the Kabob Package includes eight kabobs with choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or veggie.


Prairie Grass Cafe


Where: 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook


Cost: $38-$59


Order: 847-205-4433 by 7 p.m. June 18


Choose a dinner package that includes salad, a veggie dish, choice of entree and dessert. Entrees include slow barbeque braised beef, breaded crispy halibut, herb roasted half chicken or wild rice-mushroom veggie burger. All kits can be finished at home.


The Capital Grille


Where: 633 North St. Clair Street, Chicago; 5340 North River Road, Rosemont; 2000 East Golf Road, Schaumburg


Cost: $135 feeds two, $245 feeds four


Order: Preorder by June 19 or while supplies last


Enjoy a three-course family-style meal that includes a whole roasted rack of ribeye, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, cheesecake and a jar of housemade steak sauce. A selection of uncooked steaks are also available to be grilled at home.


Eddie V’s


Where: 521 North Rush Street, Chicago


Cost: $125 feeds two, $195 feeds four to six


Order: Preorder by June 19


Treat Dad to a four-course family-style meal with choice of rye whiskey glazed salmon or oven-roasted tenderloin with morel mustard crust. Meals are served with truffle macaroni and cheese, grilled asparagus, potatoes au gratin and a bananas foster butter cake. Uncooked signature steaks are available to be hand-carved and ready for guests to prepare at home.


Seasons 52


Where: 1770 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg


Cost: $75 feeds two, $130 family-style


Order: Preorder by June 19


Families can enjoy a three-course meal with choice of rack of dry rubbed pork loin or whole side of sriracha-glazed cedar-plank roasted salmon. Dinners come with salad, corn on the cob, choice of an additional side and mini indulgences.


Bahama Breeze


Where: 406 East Golf Road, Schaumburg


Cost: $59.99-$69.99 feeds four


Order: Preorder through June 20


Choose a main dish from Jamaican jerk chicken, jerk chicken pasta, baby back ribs or seafood paella. Choose two appetizers from cheese sticks, coconut shrimp or Jamaican jerk wings and one side of broccoli, mashed potatoes, yellow rice or red beans and rice.


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