Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 20 but there’s still time to plan a delicious meal to honor dad. Chicago restaurants around the city are celebrating the holiday with food and drink specials. Some will be offering prix fixe menus and brunch buffets while others are putting together packages to enjoy at home. So instead of another pair of socks, spoil dad with a memorable feast that’ll bring a smile to his face.
State and local officials have lifted a variety of COVID-19 restrictions, including allowing restaurant management to waive mask requirements for fully vaccinated customers. Additionally, fully vaccinated guests don’t count against capacity limits. As of April 29, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 50 percent maximum capacity per room, or 100 people — whichever is fewer. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is available here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Find a local vaccination site here.
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.