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Find Top-Notch Father’s Day Takeout Options at These 10 Houston Restaurants

From cocktail kits to cooking classes, treat Dad to some of the city’s best eats at home

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Rainbow Lodge is offering hand-cut ready-to-grill takehome packs of wild game and other meats.
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Father’s Day might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that Dad doesn’t deserve something special. For folks who are planning to host their Father’s Day celebrations at home, many of Houston’s best restaurants are offering a slew of excellent takeout options.

From bourbon and rum cocktail kits to virtual cooking classes and spicy Viet-Cajun crawfish, scope out this guide to some of Houston’s best Father’s Day takeout options.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rainbow Lodge

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2011 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-8666
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Rainbow Lodge is well-known for its extensive menu of game meats, and now, several of those hand-cut proteins are available as take-home packs ready to be grilled. This includes partially deboned whole Texas quail, elk chops, bison tenderloin and rack of lamb, with prices ranging from $10 to $40. Rainbow Lodge also offers its house-made Bloody Mary mix, iconic gumbo and salads to go. Call 713-861-8666 to order.

2. MAX's Wine Dive

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4720 Washington Ave ste b
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8737
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A new venture from Max’s Wine Dive owner Jerry Lasco called Fly By Taco Co launches the week of Father’s Day. Fly By Taco is a ghost kitchen concept using Lasco’s existing restaurants as a space for Chef Beto Gutierrez to serve his modern riffs on classic breakfast tacos. Use the Toast take-out app to place an order, and don’t forget to add one of Max’s mimosa kits.

3. Sticky's Chicken

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2311 Edwards St Suite 190
Houston, TX 77007

Recently reopened, Sticky’s will sling a variety of takeout wing trays for Father’s Day. Options include a 50-piece tray for $55, 75 pieces for $65 and 100 pieces for $85. Diners can choose from Sticky’s four sauce flavors — smoked shallot glaze, Asian Tingz dry rub, Sticky’s sweet and spicy, and Sticky’s original. Call the restaurant at (713) 703-5230 or email getstickys@gmail.com to order.

4. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

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1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 668-5808
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A variety of French-inspired dishes for Dad are on offer at Etoile, including braised beef short ribs “Bourguignon” ($58) and a 24-ounce rib eye ($64). Each to-go dish serves two and includes all sides. Etoile is also offering take-home cocktail kits. Orders for Father’s Day are limited and should be made before June 21.

5. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

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1201 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 658-8100
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If Dad can’t get to a distillery on Father’s Day, he can at least tour one from home — virtually, that is. Downtown steakhouse McCormick & Schmick’s is offering a take-home bourbon and grill kit that includes a three-course menu for two, along with a bourbon cocktail kit featuring two old fashioned glasses, black cherries, and servings of Basil Hayden’s, Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbans. The pack also includes an exclusive virtual tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail via Zoom. Cost for the full kit is $189, or $95 for the grill pack alone. Orders must be made by June 15 and can be picked up on Saturday, June 20.

6. a'Bouzy

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2300 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 722-6899
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For a post-dinner treat, a’Bouzy is offering a boozy package called the Diplomático Rum Survival Kit on Father’s Day. Not only does it include four 50ml bottles of the Venezuelan rum and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, there’s also a selection of handmade chocolates, a cigar, plus a cigar cutter and a set of Veuve champagne glasses. The entire set goes for $120 and can be preordered by calling the restaurant at 713-722-6899.

7. Pondicheri

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2800 Kirby Dr b132
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2022
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For something a little different than the traditional Dad’s day cookout, treat dad to a Pondicheri cooking class that’s focused on creative condiments. Chef Anita Jaisinghani will lead the class via virtual conferencing platform Zoom, and will cover how to make five dishes using ingredients that are likely already in the pantry, or diners can swing by the restaurant to pick up all the essentials beforehand for $50. Menu options include a Desi ranch dip, ‘hot and sweet’ chicken curry, shrimp peanut stir fry, and a masala grilled cheese.

8. The Pit Room

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1201 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
(281) 888-1929
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Take advantage of Montrose barbecue spot The Pit Room’s massive family feasts and skip cooking on Father’s Day. The options here can feed anywhere from 5 to 50 (socially distanced) people, and include your choice of smoky proteins and sides like elote, charro beans, and mac and cheese, along with sauce, pickles, and all the essential barbecue fixins. Prices start at $70, and meat enthusiasts can order here.

9. LA Crawfish

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3957 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77027
(832) 767-1533
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Viet-Cajun seafood joint LA Crawfish is serving mudbugs by the pound for pick-up at several of is locations. Prices start at about $9 a pound, or diners can order boiled shrimp, snow crab, po’ boy baskets, pho and even beignets for breakfast. Order online for pickup or through DoorDash for delivery.

10. Fajitas A Go Go

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5404 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 661-0501
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Fajitas A Go Go will serve take-home fajita kits that are perfect for the meat-obsessed dad. Each kit includes Angus sirloin flap steak, one pound of shrimp and one pound of boar sausage, along with all the essential fixins: chips and queso, rice and beans, flour tortillas, pico, guac and sour cream. Priced at $100, the pack is available for delivery or pickup on Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21.

1. Rainbow Lodge

2011 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

Rainbow Lodge is well-known for its extensive menu of game meats, and now, several of those hand-cut proteins are available as take-home packs ready to be grilled. This includes partially deboned whole Texas quail, elk chops, bison tenderloin and rack of lamb, with prices ranging from $10 to $40. Rainbow Lodge also offers its house-made Bloody Mary mix, iconic gumbo and salads to go. Call 713-861-8666 to order.

2011 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008

2. MAX's Wine Dive

4720 Washington Ave ste b, Houston, TX 77007

A new venture from Max’s Wine Dive owner Jerry Lasco called Fly By Taco Co launches the week of Father’s Day. Fly By Taco is a ghost kitchen concept using Lasco’s existing restaurants as a space for Chef Beto Gutierrez to serve his modern riffs on classic breakfast tacos. Use the Toast take-out app to place an order, and don’t forget to add one of Max’s mimosa kits.

4720 Washington Ave ste b
Houston, TX 77007

3. Sticky's Chicken

2311 Edwards St Suite 190, Houston, TX 77007

Recently reopened, Sticky’s will sling a variety of takeout wing trays for Father’s Day. Options include a 50-piece tray for $55, 75 pieces for $65 and 100 pieces for $85. Diners can choose from Sticky’s four sauce flavors — smoked shallot glaze, Asian Tingz dry rub, Sticky’s sweet and spicy, and Sticky’s original. Call the restaurant at (713) 703-5230 or email getstickys@gmail.com to order.

2311 Edwards St Suite 190
Houston, TX 77007

4. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

A variety of French-inspired dishes for Dad are on offer at Etoile, including braised beef short ribs “Bourguignon” ($58) and a 24-ounce rib eye ($64). Each to-go dish serves two and includes all sides. Etoile is also offering take-home cocktail kits. Orders for Father’s Day are limited and should be made before June 21.

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

5. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

1201 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002

If Dad can’t get to a distillery on Father’s Day, he can at least tour one from home — virtually, that is. Downtown steakhouse McCormick & Schmick’s is offering a take-home bourbon and grill kit that includes a three-course menu for two, along with a bourbon cocktail kit featuring two old fashioned glasses, black cherries, and servings of Basil Hayden’s, Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbans. The pack also includes an exclusive virtual tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail via Zoom. Cost for the full kit is $189, or $95 for the grill pack alone. Orders must be made by June 15 and can be picked up on Saturday, June 20.

1201 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77002

6. a'Bouzy

2300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

For a post-dinner treat, a’Bouzy is offering a boozy package called the Diplomático Rum Survival Kit on Father’s Day. Not only does it include four 50ml bottles of the Venezuelan rum and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, there’s also a selection of handmade chocolates, a cigar, plus a cigar cutter and a set of Veuve champagne glasses. The entire set goes for $120 and can be preordered by calling the restaurant at 713-722-6899.

2300 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

7. Pondicheri

2800 Kirby Dr b132, Houston, TX 77098

For something a little different than the traditional Dad’s day cookout, treat dad to a Pondicheri cooking class that’s focused on creative condiments. Chef Anita Jaisinghani will lead the class via virtual conferencing platform Zoom, and will cover how to make five dishes using ingredients that are likely already in the pantry, or diners can swing by the restaurant to pick up all the essentials beforehand for $50. Menu options include a Desi ranch dip, ‘hot and sweet’ chicken curry, shrimp peanut stir fry, and a masala grilled cheese.

2800 Kirby Dr b132
Houston, TX 77098

8. The Pit Room

1201 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006

Take advantage of Montrose barbecue spot The Pit Room’s massive family feasts and skip cooking on Father’s Day. The options here can feed anywhere from 5 to 50 (socially distanced) people, and include your choice of smoky proteins and sides like elote, charro beans, and mac and cheese, along with sauce, pickles, and all the essential barbecue fixins. Prices start at $70, and meat enthusiasts can order here.

1201 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

9. LA Crawfish

3957 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027

Viet-Cajun seafood joint LA Crawfish is serving mudbugs by the pound for pick-up at several of is locations. Prices start at about $9 a pound, or diners can order boiled shrimp, snow crab, po’ boy baskets, pho and even beignets for breakfast. Order online for pickup or through DoorDash for delivery.

3957 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77027

10. Fajitas A Go Go

5404 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77005

Fajitas A Go Go will serve take-home fajita kits that are perfect for the meat-obsessed dad. Each kit includes Angus sirloin flap steak, one pound of shrimp and one pound of boar sausage, along with all the essential fixins: chips and queso, rice and beans, flour tortillas, pico, guac and sour cream. Priced at $100, the pack is available for delivery or pickup on Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21.

5404 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77005

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