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Patch Picks: Five Ways to Celebrate Father's Day

With options in Reading, Melrose and Boston.

Dad is great, gives us the chocolate cake ...

Even if your father didn't give you chocolate cake for breakfast, maybe you still want to do something nice for him this Sunday. After all, it is Father's Day.

So for this week's Patch Picks column, we asked: What are some great ways to celebrate Father's Day in Reading or nearby? We Patch editors put our heads together and came up with this list:

  • Linda Follett, manager at Turner's Seafood Market and Grill, reminded us that the restaurant is accepting reservations for Father's Day—and if your Dad's feeling a little crabby, that's just perfect, because June is CrabFest month at Turner's. "What better way to spend the afternoon than enjoying Crabfest with your Dad," Follett said.
  • If you to go a little upscale for your steak-and-potatoes kinda Dad, the Mandarin Oriental's Asana is offering a four course steak dinner with Father's Day celebrations in mind starting at $58, a bit more for bourbon pairings.
  • : The Spirit of Boston is currently offering special cruises for Father's Day with an open soda and juice bar, ice cream sundae bar, goodie bags and a balloon artist for the kids. They’ll even be giving away tickets to Brockton Rox baseball games in honor of the day.
  • Maybe a little cliche, but let's be honest—he works all day, he's helping with the kids or around the house on weekends. Maybe the guy just needs a couple of hours with himself and a small white ball he can take some frustrations out on? Take Dad up to , buy him a round and tell him you'll see him in the afternoon for the barbecue.
  • A family cookout: Sometimes, guys just want to cook meat over open flame and drink a good beer. If you'd like to find your father a high-end brew, stop by the .

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