19 Delicious Ideas for a Father's Day Brunch He Won't Forget

Make Pop Proud With a Home-Cooked Meal

Steak and Eggs With Chimichurri

The Spruce/Leah Maroney

Celebrate the best dad ever with a festive Father's Day brunch that he won't forget. These dad-approved breakfast recipes are easy enough for anyone to make, from classics such as pancakes and waffles to all sorts of eggs and even the ultimate breakfast burger. You'll also find brunch cocktails and sweet indulgences for dessert—there's truly something here to satisfy every dad.

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    Avocado Bacon Breakfast Burger

    Avocado Bacon Breakfast Burger

    Grilled Cheese Social

    Build an ultimate breakfast burger that dad can eat with his hands. He'll love the sausage-infused beef patty loaded onto a toasted everything bagel, and topped with tangy tomato jam, ripe avocado, bacon, cheese, and a sunny-side up egg. Just don't forget the napkins!

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    Chorizo Shakshuka

    Chorizo Shakshuka

    Leah Maroney

    Treat dad to a deliciously different spin on shakshuka, a spicy tomato and egg fry-up that originated in the Middle East. This version uses Mexican-style ingredients including chorizo, cilantro, and fresh cotija cheese, for a delicious cultural mash-up. Start it on your stovetop and finish it in the oven.

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    Banana Pancakes

    Banana Pancakes

    The Spruce/Kristina Vanni

    Give dad a fun surprise on Father's Day morning. These scrumptious, hefty pancakes have a treasure tucked inside. Instead of incorporating mashed bananas in the batter, you hide a fresh banana slice inside each pancake, where dad's fork can find it. Top with maple syrup and plate with bacon.

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    Cheesy Chorizo Breakfast Nachos

    Cheesy Chorizo Breakfast Nachos

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Breakfast nachos are the Father's Day gift dad didn't even know he needed. They've got everything he loves in a nacho platter, plus spicy sausage crumbles, and fried or scrambled eggs. Feel free to get creative with the toppings, adding salsa verde, refried beans, or pickled jalapenos to suit dad's tastes.

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    Microwave Bacon

    Microwave Bacon

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    Everything tastes better with a side of bacon—just ask dad! Save time (and splatter) by cooking your bacon in the microwave, using this must-know method. Your bacon will be perfectly cooked and ready in minutes, with that crispy texture that makes it such an enjoyable add-on for pancakes, waffles, and eggs.

  • 06 of 19

    Steak and Eggs With Chimichurri

    Steak and Eggs With Chimichurri

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Steak and eggs are a hearty, protein-packed way to kick off dad's big day. He's sure to love this mouthwatering morning meal of a seared beef (you could also warm up leftover steak) and sunny-side up eggs. The steak is topped with a bright and delicious chimichurri sauce you can easily make by hand or whip up in the food processor.

  • 07 of 19

    Mahi-Mahi Burgers

    Mahi-Mahi Burgers With Spicy Mayo, Roasted Poblano, And Avocado

    The Spruce/Pete Scherer

    Crispy, flavorful fish burgers topped with spiced mayonnaise are an epic brunch dish. Health-conscious dads will appreciate this super-flavorful burger that's made with tender mahi-mahi fillets instead of ground beef. A beer-based cocktail would make a great bev pairing.

  • 08 of 19

    Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

    Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

    The Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer

    Cinnamon roll pancakes bring together two favorite breakfast foods, and they are delicious. To make them, you'll spread whipped vanilla cream cheese between two cakes made of brown sugar, oat milk, rolled oats, and whole wheat flour. Drizzle cinnamon-maple syrup butter over top and enjoy an indulgent brunch.

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    Savory Oatmeal

    Savory Oatmeal

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Turn everyday oats into the ultimate, dad-pleasing breakfast bowl. Satisfying and heart—with bacon, eggs, cheddar, greens, creamy oats, and optional hot sauce—this warming dish makes a nice, savory change from the typically sweet breakfast. It's quick and easy to make, too.

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    Philly Cheesesteak Omelet

    Philly Cheesesteak Omelet

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    Who says pop can't have a Philly cheesesteak for breakfast? Cook up a fully-loaded omelet that tastes like the famed sandwich packed with steak, onions, and American or cheddar cheese. It comes together quickly in the pan and makes a complete, savory morning meal, with toast on the side.

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    Sweet Potato Doughnuts With Maple Glaze and Candied Bacon

    Sweet Potato Doughnuts With Maple Glaze and Candied Bacon

    Diana Rattray

    Dad will swoon over these outrageously delicious, oven-baked sweet potato doughnuts with an irresistible maple glaze. There's no denying their ultra-moist and tender texture, and nicely-spiced flavor, but it's the candied bacon topping that makes them celebration worthy.

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    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Grilled Cheese Social

    Chicken and waffles meets the grilled cheese sandwich in this insanely delicious mash-up of two dad-approved foods. With crispy fried chicken, gooey melted cheese, and a sweet and spicy hot-honey blend, sandwiched between two buttery, grilled waffles, this Father's Day brunch idea is guaranteed to go down in history.

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    Horseradish Devilled Eggs

    Horseradish Deviled Eggs

    John Mitzewich

    Kick off Father's Day brunch with a tray of devilled egg appetizers with a difference. Adding horseradish (as hot as dad can stand) to the creamy, yolky filling gives these eggs a spicy twist. Make the filling with yolks the day before, if you like, piping it into whites just before serving time.

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    Sweet Potato Hash

    Sweet potato hash recipe

    The Spruce / Ulyana Verbytska

    Sweet potato hash is a hearty one-dish breakfast or brunch or a side dish for a morning feast. The mixture of sweet potatoes, bell pepper, onion, smoked sausage, and perfectly cooked eggs will get dad's day started right.

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    Michelada Cocktail

    Michelada Cocktail

    The Spruce

    Treat dad to a spicy beer cocktail that goes a step beyond the standard six-pack. You need only a few simple ingredients to mix up this popular beer drink that packs a real kick. It's a great way to let dad enjoy his favorite Mexican beer with breakfast!

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    Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich

    Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich

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    French toast is nice, but a griddled French toast sandwich enclosing ham and turkey slices, and gooey Swiss cheese, is even nicer. It's easy to make this classic brunch sandwich for dad's special day. Plate it with a side of bacon, or sliced dill pickles, to serve.

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    Chorizo and Avocado Breakfast Tacos

    Chorizo and Avocado Breakfast Tacos

    Leah Maroney

    Dads who dig Mexican cuisine will cheer for these delightful breakfast tacos. To make them, simply load up warmed flour tortillas with spicy browned sausage, soft scrambled eggs, crispy tater tots, and nacho cheese. Top with avocado, onions, and salsa for a kick.

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    Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Streusel Topping

    Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Streusel Topping

    Diana Rattray

    Indulge dad's sweet tooth with a nicely-spiced coffee cake he won't be able to resist. The moist snacking cake is topped with a generous amount of crumbly cinnamon and brown sugar streusel topping. Serve it warm or at room temperature for a special treat at brunch.

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    Bloody Mary Cocktail

    Bloody Mary Cocktail

    The Spruce

    The Bloody Mary is a dad-favorite brunch tipple. Make it easily with this essential recipe that includes vodka, tomato juice, lemon, and spices. Garnish with a celery stick, or a dill pickle spear, to suit your pop's taste.