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If you're looking for a delicious, show-stopping meal to impress Dad this Father's Day, you can’t go wrong by firing up the grill. Besides, you can basically make the entire spread on the coals, from apps and mains to sides and even dessert. (Ever had grilled strawberry shortcake?) This year, try whipping up a few of these 57 Father’s Day dinner ideas—on the grill or otherwise—that he’s sure to love.

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1. Grilled Jerk Chicken Cutlets with Mango Salsa

The cinnamon and spicy cayenne flavors in the jerk seasoning pair magically with juicy, zesty mango.

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2. Grilled Flank Steak with Lemon-Herb Sauce

And just think of that marinating time as a built-in cocktail hour. (It is summer, after all.)

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3. Grilled Cheese Crostini

It just so happens that our favorite carb and the grill get along nicely.

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4. Salmon Burgers

A new twist on an old classic.

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5. Grilled Sticky Honey-Sriracha Drumsticks with Slaw

These grilled sticky honey-sriracha drumsticks will be a guaranteed hit.

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6. The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Once you put frizzled onions on a sandwich, you’ll never settle for lettuce and tomato again.

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7. Mini Lobster Rolls

Combining our three favorite things in life: lobster, butter and fresh herbs.

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8. Honey-Lime Chicken and Veggies in Foil

So tender and juicy and best of all, no dishes.

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9. Grilled Corn with Spicy Aioli

Eat three. You have our permission.

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10. Cheaters Grilled Whole Chicken and Vegetables

We’re always on the hunt for easy ways to cook a whole bird.

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11. Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Artichoke, Ricotta and Lemon

Use store-bought flatbread for the crispest thin-crust pizza you’ll ever taste—no kneading necessary.

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12. Chicken Kebabs with Garlic Lemon Yogurt

Although the recipe calls for just a few ingredients, chef Eden Grinshpan kicks the flavor up a notch by marinating the chicken in baharat, a Middle Eastern spice blend.

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13. Summer Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad

In-season strawberries and fresh corn are hard to beat.

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14. Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini

They call it “summer squash” for a reason. Put it on the grill, stat.

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15. Grilled Curried Chicken Thighs

How to make your chicken stand out from the crowd? Bring on the spices.

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16. Grilled Parmesan Asparagus

The perfect vehicle for cheese.

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17. Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

Because dinner’s always better on a stick.

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18. Teriyaki Cauliflower Steaks with Gremolata

If there were a side-dish beauty pageant, this one would take the crown.

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19. Grilled Peach, Chicken and Ricotta Pizza

Yep, pizza at a cookout. Don’t knock it 'til you’ve tried it.

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20. Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The contrast between cool lettuce and charred chicken makes it worth lighting up the grill. Use iceberg for the crispiest crunch.

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21. Grilled Pineapple Split Sundae with Cherry Sauce

This grilled pineapple sundae is not only decadent but also downright gorgeous.

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22. Grilled Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Sauce

It’s OK to start with a store-bought angel food cake (really).

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23. Piri Piri Chicken

This spicy roast chicken gets crisp in the oven, but you could try grilling it too.

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24. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

These tacos taste like the ones from Dad’s favorite restaurant (but they’re shockingly simple to make).

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25. Rodney Scott’s Honey-Butter Fish

The sweet honey butter offsets the spicy, charred barbecue rub. Use any type of mild white fish, like trout, catfish or branzino.

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26. Buttermilk-Battered Pan-Fried Fish Fillets

Impress your pops with your fish-frying skills. He doesn’t need to know it was easier than it appears.

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27. Grilled Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These refreshing wraps would also work with ground pork or even tofu.

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28. Cheater’s Sicilian-Style Pizza with Jalapeños and Honey

It’s the spicy-sweet combo of jalapeño peppers and honey for us.

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29. Corn and Tomato Salad with Feta and Lime

What better side to serve with all that grilled meat than a summery mélange of corn, tomatoes and lime juice?

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30. Cast-Iron Pork Chops with Cacao-Spiced Rub

The cacao rub gives it that je ne sais quoi factor. (Psst: It’s also keto-friendly.)

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31. Alison Roman’s Swordfish with Crushed Olives and Oregano

This will please even the pickiest fish-eaters at the table (and of course your dad, too).

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32. Honey Mustard Sheet-Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Fast, easy, minimal cleanup—that’s our dinner trifecta.

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33. Zesty Chargrilled Broccolini

Toss these cuties on the grill as the steak is finishing up; they’ll be ready in no time.

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34. Spicy Pineapple Prosciutto Tarts

It’s not a party without a few appetizers, and these are sure to please. They’re spicy, tropical and—shh—made with store-bought puff pastry.

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35. Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes

If you’re not one for grilling, you can still make a juicy, impressive steak. Time to break out the cast iron.

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36. Pan-Seared Scallops with Citrusy Corn Succotash

Scallops are the ultimate show-stopping dinner. They look and taste totally fancy, but take less than ten minutes to cook.

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37. Sriracha Shrimp Skewers with Collard-Peach Salad

If burgers and hot dogs don’t feel special enough, we know something that does. (Hint: It’s this recipe.)

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38. Slow-Cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos

Let the slow cooker do all the hard work while you hang out on the porch with Dad.

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39. Smoky Barbecued Corn

The smoked paprika topping, plus the coals from the grill, ensure these cobs have the *most* flavor.

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40. Bacon Guacamole

Do we need to explain this one? Just get the tortilla chips ready.

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41. BLT Pasta Salad

This side dish combines all the crunchy, savory, creamy ingredients of the classic sandwich—minus the bread.

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42. Fried Chicken BLT with Jalapeño Honey

Sure, it’s fried and not grilled. But do you really think anyone is going to mind?

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43. Pomegranate-Maple Glazed Lamb Chops

Well, look who’s fancy!

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44. 15-Minute Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Since they take just 15 minutes to whip up, you can serve them as the prelude to a bigger main course.

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45. Spicy Corn Carbonara

Ring in corn season in style—that is, with a heaping plate of pasta.

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46. Shrimp Boil Skewers with Corn, Sausage and Potatoes

Pop everything onto a hot grill, lay some newspaper down on the picnic table and enjoy.

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47. Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Whipped Cream

Since the grates are already hot, go ahead and make dessert right next to your dinner.

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48. Cheater’s Skillet Paella

We scaled down this classic Spanish dish to make it manageable for any skill level—and it’s good.

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49. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

The sweet mango salsa is the perfect foil for these fiery shrimp. It’s the next best thing to a tropical vacation.

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50. Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

These turkey burgers are anything but dry, thanks to the additions of breadcrumbs and a drool-worthy tzatziki sauce.

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51. Instant-Pot Ribs

What dishes can be made in a pressure cooker? The limit does not exist. Here, the ribs become tender in practically no time before being roasted to sticky perfection.

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52. Flank Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

You could just make flank steak…but no one has ever complained about a steak taco.

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53. Grilled Tuscan Steak

Lemon zest, rosemary and oregano give this steak delicious Italian vibes.

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54. Mango-Habanero Glazed Spare Ribs

If the glaze is too spicy for everyone but Dad, use fewer peppers and make sure to remove the seeds.

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55. Grilled Green Beans

And here we thought we didn’t like green beans. It turns out we were just cooking them all wrong.

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56. Grilled Beer-Boiled Brats

We can’t think of a better way to say “I love you, Dad” than with beer.

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57. 50/50 Burger

Alternatively, say it with a burger made from half sirloin and half bacon.

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