Last Minute Father's Day Lunch Ideas

by Kiersten Hickman

When it comes to family celebrations like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, my family is all about eating dinner at 3 p.m. for some reason. Which, let’s get real — that's lunch time. So since it’s my Dad’s prime time to eat dinner during a holiday, having a few last minute Father’s Day lunch ideas would seem appropriate — especially for a busy gal like me.

Now the wonderful thing about lunch is the fact that it can also be a brunch. In New York City, prime brunch time usually ranges from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, which, of course, means that a lunch for Father’s Day can easily turn into the at-home brunch that you’ve always wanted to put together. You can serve all of your favorite breakfast and lunch recipes, create a beautiful Instagram-worthy spread on the table, and invite all of your family to sit down and enjoy Father’s Day.

Are you planning a last-minute Father's Day lunch? If this is your reality, don’t stress! These recipes are super delicious and can get you out of a tight pinch when planning lunch last minute. Plus, every single recipe is so great to look at (and eat), he'll seriously think that you've been planning for weeks.

Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburger

Are your Dad’s two favorite food groups Tex-Mex and McDonald’s? Than put together one of these burgers by Pass The Sushi to give him the taste-bud journey of his dreams!

Roasted Garlic, Chicken, & Spinach White Pizza

Sure ordering pizza out is great, but there’s seriously nothing that can measure up to a delicious homemade pizza right out of the oven - like this one by Damn Delicious!

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

For a unique lunch, grill up a flank steak with this recipe by How Sweet Eats and serve it with a toppings bar. Than your Dad can choose what sauces, cheeses, or even other meats to go with his juicy steak.

Caprese Burrata Garlic Bread

A great appetizer by Half Baked Harvest to have on the table when everyone sits down before the meal is served.

Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

Because anything wrapped in bacon is pretty much perfect for Dad on Father’s Day. Give Dad what he wants with this recipe by Closet Cooking.

Celery Salad with Dates, Almonds, And Parmesan

A crunch and sweet salad by Cookie + Kate to serve on the side with Dad’s favorite cheeseburger!

Cheesy Zucchini Roasted Corn Tacos With Mango Salsa Verde

For the vegetarian father, these delicious tacos by Half Baked Harvest will certainly be a hit this Father’s Day!

Chickpea Salad Wraps With Avocado Dill Sauce

Another great vegetarian recipe for the Dad who’s all about veggies by Love & Lemons.

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake

End the Father’s Day lunch with a manly dessert, like this Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake by Closet Cooking!

Quinoa Broccoli Slaw

Are you a Quinoa-obsessed family? Than you better be serving this delicious looking broccoli slaw by Cookie + Kate at your Father’s Day lunch.

Garlic Sesame Noodles

Dreaming of Thai food, but Dad really is gunning for a homemade lunch on Father’s Day? These garlic sesame noodles by Damn Delicious should do!

Sweet Potato Noodles With Garlic & Kale

Are you obsessed with your new spiralizer? This sweet potato noodle recipe by Love & Lemons is super easy, and gives you a chance to show off your spiralizer skills!

Lemon & Oregano Grilled Chicken

Is mom pretty persistent about Dad keeping away from red meat? This grilled chicken recipe by Half Baked Harvest will be so good, we can only hope that he’ll forget about steak! For now...

Poached Egg On Toast With Chipotle Mayo, Bacon, & Avocado

Thinking of having a brunch style lunch for Father’s Day? Than you are going to want to put together some of these fancy toasts by Closet Cooking for the festivities.

Strawberry Thyme Prosecco

A quick five-minute cocktail by Damn Delicious to sip on before lunch begins.

Orange Peel Black Tea Sangria

For a different type of cocktail, serve this black tea sangria for another fruity beverage option by Love & Lemons.

Cheese Board

Along with those cocktails, serve this delicious cheese board by Half Baked Harvest!

Maple Candied Bacon

For a delicious snack before lunch, try this crazy maple candied bacon by Closet Cooking.

Huevos Rancheros

Another great brunch recipe by Cookie + Kate to try if you’re doing a Father’s Day brunch!

Sausage Meatball Subs

For the Dad who can’t get enough meatball subs in his lifetime, fulfill all of his marinara and meatball dreams with this easy sub recipe by Baked by Rachel.

Chicken Avocado Burritos

Is Dad a huge Chipotle fan? Than he’s going to love these homemade burritos by Closet Cooking!

One-Pot Nacho Beef Skillet

Dad always getting nachos on his nice shirts? Than why not put it all in a skillet like this one by Damn Delicious to serve with a spoon and forks!

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

My father is a huge peanut butter cup fan, so this recipe by Half Baked Harvest will for sure be made for him this year! A great way to end the perfect Father's Day that you totally planned last-minute.