Everyone knows the quickest way to the heart of a man is through his stomach. Everyone also knows that major cities like Atlanta are a nightmare during holidays. Your best bet is to travel outside Atlanta, for about 10 miles, into the city of Dunwoody. We have food, and we especially have fun

The Food

We don't know any men who walk away from the Dunwoody restaurant scene disappointed. That is probably because we cater to the five major food groups for men - steak, burgers, barbecue, beer, and dessert. Let dad choose from any of the recommendations below and he'll walk away full of food and happiness. 


A classic man deserves classy meals. Treat dad to linen tablecloths, a juicy, flavorful steak, and a drink that's perfect for proposing a toast at any of the following steakhouses: McKendrick's Steak House, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Del Friscos Double Eagle, Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse 

Steak dinner at McKendrick's


Finding a man as great as dad is a rare thing indeed. Let him know his job is well done. Okay, we know these puns are pretty bad. But you'll happy to know that these burgers are pretty good: NFA Burger, Village Burger, Farm Burger, and Shake Shack. And all of these places are family-friendly so the kids can tag along too!

Zinburger and Beer


What man doesn't like to get his hands dirty? If dad is hankering for some good old-fashioned barbecue, we recommend the following: Porter BBQ & Brewery

Porter BBQ


Kick back and relax with a cold one while you talk about those fun, childhood memories. Dad raised you right after all, so why not cheers to that? Here are some places where he's guaranteed to find some good brews: Bar{n}, Brass Tap, Moondog Growlers, Porter BBQ & Brewery, Dunwoody Tavern

PorterQ Beer


It's his day, let him have his cake and eat it too. There's plenty to go around at Cafe Intermezzo. No, seriously. They have so many decadent desserts here, it will be hard to pick one piece. Or, venture to Paris Baguette to grab an assortment and let him pick macarons, pastries, eclairs, and more.

Cafe Intermezzo Cakes

The Gifts

Every Dad is different so we wanted to help with some gift ideas to please even the pickiest Pop. For the Chef Dad (go ahead and kiss the cook) gourmet food items can be found at E. 48th Street Market. For the Stylish Dad, grab him some trendy threads at H. Stockton or the shopping mecca Perimeter Mall. Does Dad love pop culture (and Dad Jokes)? Head over to the Boxed Lunch at Perimeter Mall to grab memorabilia from all of his favorite shows and movies. For the Wine Loving Dad, venture over to Vino Venue for an impressive selection of wines to buy and sample. And finally, for the Hard-To-Buy-For Dad, we recommend a gift card at any of the above restaurants so he can relive his fun food-filled day over and over.

Stocking Stuffers at Box Lunch

The Fun

Give Dad a break from the yard work and housework and treat him to something fun! Dunwoody's green space and parks offer the perfect setting for a game of catch or to take a little stroll together as a family. And when all else fails, there's always sports! We've already done most of the work for you. Dear ol' dad would have a great time at an Atlanta United game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium or an Atlanta Braves game at Truist Park because honestly who wouldn't? And if you can't make it to a game, there's always the nearby College Football Hall of Fame which is a hit for any sports fan during any time of the year.

Go above and beyond your usual Father's Day festivities by taking dad to Dunwoody. It's the perfect destination for the perfect guy.