Grill Up a Dad-Worthy Steak for Father’s Day!

Most dads love big, juicy, flavorful steaks so why not plan a special ‘Cookout for a King’ on Father’s Day? Here are some ideas and recipes that will make Dad’s day downright delicious. If you’re not completely comfortable manning the grill Dad will probably be happy to do the grilling himself. You just need to make sure everything else is prepared and ready to go so Dad can relax on his big day.

Steaks That Make the Cut for the Grill

Have you ever tasted a steak so incredible that in that moment nothing else mattered? Chances are it was simply the right cut of steak, seasoned only with salt and pepper. Here are some steaks that are meant for the grill, and dad.

Filet Mignon

If your dad loves tender filet mignon, your dad has impeccable taste. The filet does not need to be marinated but sauces complement this cut nicely. Try not to grill beyond medium-rare. If you’re looking for a steak that’s super simple to grill, this Grilled Filet Mignon recipe from Southern Living is the recipe for you—there are only three ingredients: filets, black pepper, and salt, and it cooks in approximately 12 minutes! A delicious dad dinner? Done!

New York Strip

Also known as the strip steak, the NY strip is flavorful on its own, thanks to its marbling. Grill, then top with a pat of compound butter for a complementary finish. Try Bobby Flay’s Perfectly Grilled Steak recipe.


This 2-in-1 steak is for dads who can put it away or for multiple people to share. On one side of the porterhouse’s distinct T-shaped bone is a well-marbled New York strip, on the other side is a terrifically tender filet mignon. One thing to remember when cooking a porterhouse is that you need to season it like you mean it. Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue Bible article 10 Steps to Grilling the Perfect Porterhouse, T-Bone or Any Really Thick Steak will give you the confidence you need to grill a meal to remember.


The rib-eye steak offers the kind of tender texture and beefy flavor that dads seek for complete supper satisfaction. It’s perfect when seasoned with salt and pepper, but if your Dad prefers his steaks with kicked-up flavor, you’ll want to make Rib-Eye Steak with Chili Powder-Cayenne Rub.

Mix and match these steaks throughout summer—for backyard barbecues, Independence Day, and Labor Day!