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Treat Dad to Brunch, Dinner & Free Custard on Father’s Day

THE TYSONS SHAKE SHACK is giving Dads a free cup or cone of custard this Sunday for Father’s Day. (Photo: Shake Shack)
THE TYSONS SHAKE SHACK is giving Dads a free cup or cone of custard this Sunday for Father’s Day. (Photo: Shake Shack)

Mom got the special treatment last month, so this time it’s Dad’s turn.

For Father’s Day this weekend, several Falls Church-area restaurants are serving up specials including brunches, dinners and even a couple freebies.


Dogfish Head Alehouse

6220 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church | | 703-534-3342

Dogfish Ale House in Seven Corners serves up a trio of specials for Dads this Sunday for brunch. Starting at 11:30 a.m. and running until 3 p.m., dishes include Cajun sausage shrimp and grits for $14, a breakfast burger with fried egg, bacon, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion for $11.50 and a chorizo omelet ranchero done up with pico de gallo and green peppers and topped with bacon and pepper jack for $13.

Also on Sunday, a special tapping of Dogfish’s 120 Minute IPA goes down at noon.


Ireland’s Four Provinces

105 West Broad St., Falls Church | | 703-534-8999

Dads can eat all day long at the Four P’s this Sunday as the Falls Church Irish pub is offering both brunch and dinner Father’s Day specials.
From 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., a brunch buffet includes BBQ spare ribs, carved roast beef and ham, Irish oak smoked salmon, breakfast sausages, shepherds pie, corned beef hash, waffles, Irish French toast, chicken tenders, Irish bread pudding, pastries, salads, soup, desserts as well as a pleothora of egg options including eggs benedict, scrambled eggs and made-to-order omelets.

At 4:30 p.m., a three-course Father’s Day dinner begins starting with a choice of salad or shrimp cocktail ceviche, a main course of ribeye, surf and turf (NY strip and grilled shrimp) or Mahi Mahi and then ending with molten chocolate lava cake and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

The Four P’s Father’s Day brunch is $19.99 for adults, $9.99 for kids and dinner is $34.99.


Mad Fox Brewing Company

444 W. Broad St., Falls Church | | 703-942-6840

After its successful Mother’s Day special, Mad Fox is going the buffet route once again, this time for the Dads.

The brew pub’s Father’s Day buffet on Sunday will feature a mix of hot and cold options. On the cold front, there will be donuts from Arlington’s Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe, fruit parfaits, seasonal hummus, salads and fried Brussels sprouts with maple bacon vinaigrette while the hot selections include scrambled eggs, housemade sausage patties, roasted spiral ham with an IPA maple glaze, eggs benedict (both carnitas and smoked salmon), potatoes, smoked gouda grits, housemade biscuits and sausage gravy, breakfast pizzas and carving stations with prime rib and APA-brined roast turkey.

If the all-you-can-eat route isn’t your thing, there will be several a la carte options also available including a burger, huevos rancheros, banh mi, ribeye, chicken caesar salad, smoked salmon pizza and pickled salmon on toast.

Mad Fox’s Father’s Day brunch is $32 per person ($14 for ages 12 and under) and runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
BONUS: Purchase a $50 gift card between now and Father’s Day and get a free Mad Fox growler (unfortunately, it’s empty).


Native Foods Cafe

1216 West Broad St., Falls Church | | 571-253-7337

The vegan cafe in Falls Church’s Broaddale Shopping Center is hooking up two days’ worth of deals for Father’s Day this weekend with a buy-one-get-one offer.

This Saturday and Sunday, Dads get a free entree with the purchase of an entree of equal or greater value.


Shake Shack

7924U Tysons Corner Center, Tysons | | 571-620-0383

Because the only thing better than dessert is free dessert, Shake Shack is giving Dads a free custard cup or cone this Sunday for Father’s Day.
The one-day promotion is avaialable at all Shake Shacks (except Nats Stadium), so a trip up Route 7 to Tysons is definitely worth it. Custard flavors choices include vanilla, chocolate and the flavor the week, mud pie.



Yayla Bistro

2201 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington | | 703-533-5600

Another two-day celebration of Dad, Yayla Bistro serves a special Father’s Day prix-fixe menu all day this Saturday and Sunday.

A first-course mezze platter includes dolma, ezme (tomatoes, cucumber, onions, peppers, parsley and olive oil), htipiti (roasted red peppers with feta, olive oil and thyme) and hummus, all served with Yala’s homemade bread, before a second-course entree gives the option of chicken shish, filet of salmon, lamb chops or mucver. For dessert, it’s a choice of carmel-topped, walnut-stuffed apricots served over mascarpone, baklava or a Turkish rice pudding called sutlac.

Yaya Bistro’s three-course menu is available for $29.99.