23 Last-Minute 2017 Father's Day Lunch Ideas, Because Dad Deserves It

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 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

Pass The Sushi

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

Roasted Garlic, Chicken, & Spinach White Pizza

Damn Delicious

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 !

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

How Sweet Eats

For a unique lunch, grill up a flank steak with this recipe by 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

Half Baked Harvest

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

Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

Closet Cooking

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

Celery Salad with Dates, Almonds, And Parmesan

Cookie + Kate

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

Cheesy Zucchini Roasted Corn Tacos With Mango Salsa Verde

Half Baked Harvest

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

Chickpea Salad Wraps With Avocado Dill Sauce

Love & Lemons

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

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake

Closet Cooking

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

Quinoa Broccoli Slaw

Cookie + Kate

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

Garlic Sesame Noodles

Damn Delicious

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

Sweet Potato Noodles With Garlic & Kale

Love & Lemons

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

Lemon & Oregano Grilled Chicken

Half Baked Harvest

Is mom pretty persistent about Dad keeping away from red meat? This grilled chicken recipe by 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

Closet Cooking

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 for the festivities.

Strawberry Thyme Prosecco

Damn Delicious

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

Orange Peel Black Tea Sangria

Love & Lemons

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

Cheese Board

Half Baked Harvest

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

Maple Candied Bacon

Closet Cooking

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

Huevos Rancheros

Cookie + Kate

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

Sausage Meatball Subs

Baked by Rachel

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 .

Chicken Avocado Burritos

Closet Cooking

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

One-Pot Nacho Beef Skillet

Damn Delicious

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

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Half Baked Harvest

My father is a huge peanut butter cup fan, so this recipe by 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.