1. Cask Burger
Cask 'n Flagon (address and info)
Approximate calorie count: 1,468
Just because the dining world you live in is littered with ramen burgers and patties sandwiched between slabs of mac & cheese, your dad is probably clinging tight to his non-artisanal, super-delicious simple burger. So ease him in slowly with this pulled pork-topped half-pounder that also has the basics, like lettuce and caramelized onions. Just don't tell him that the pickle is fried and on the top, rather than bread-and-butter style on the patty. He'll thank you after.
The place also serves up killer BBQ right near Fenway...
Liz Childers wishes she could buy her dad a beer and some nachos for Father's Day, but will have to make do with an IOU until she sees him next. Follow her at @lizchilders1.