Father's Day Picnic Ideas for Grilling on the Go

Father’s Day is that one day of the year that we give our dads an extra dose of love. Sure, taking your dad to his favorite restaurant is a great treat for Father’s Day, but nothing beats a home-cooked meal in the great outdoors.

Planning the perfect Father’s Day outdoors wouldn’t be complete without Napoleon's portable Phantom TravelQ® PRO 285 propane gas grill. Made with a sleek matte black structure and spacious stainless steel burners, you can cook everything from whole chickens to juicy burgers with ease. This luxury grill’s nimble, foldable, all-terrain-capability will up your on-the-go lifestyle – perfect for a Father’s Day family picnic.


Three Fun Father's Day Burgers

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These rich and beefy recipes give you the opportunity to create a burger that matches your dad’s personality. Is he a cheesy person simply brimming with hilarious dad jokes? Is he a handy dad who loves building stuff in the garage? Or is he a father who’s unique and daring?

Whatever your dad’s signature personality may be, you can embody it in one (or all three) of these fun burgers. Check out the Father’s Day Burger Recipes!


Steak Salad With Lime Wasabi Dressing


This recipe is ideal for the adventurous dad who likes to keep it healthy at the same time. After a day of tossing the Frisbee around, impress dad with a perfectly cooked steak on your portable grill and pair it with a healthy salad tossed in a homemade lime wasabi dressing.

Wasabi is a spicy condiment that will fire up your palate, but did you know that it’s a natural antiparasitic that keeps cholesterol levels in check, boosts the circulatory system, detoxifies the body, and keeps you looking young? Eating wasabi moderately is a beneficial addition to your diet, if you can take the heat, that is!

If you and your dad are up for the challenge, get the full recipe here!


Smoked Tomahawk Steaks

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These tomahawk steaks are perfect after a day of hiking, playing a sport, or going for a run with your dad. They’re big enough to feed a village, or if your dad is an enthusiastic eater, then he’ll love these massive BBQ treats.

A tomahawk steak is defined by its delicious decadence and smooth buttery texture. This recipe will teach you just how to reverse-sear this chunk of meat in order to intensify its woody smoke aroma. If you can already imagine its rich flavor, then you’ll be glad to know that the recipe awaits you over here.


Turkey Burgers


We suggest that you bring an extra-large picnic blanket because once your father gets a bite of these turkey burgers, he’s going to be asking you to make a dozen more! Turkey is a great alternative protein that’s low on fat and full of nutrients that’ll keep energy levels high and dad in good spirits!

These deliciously spiced turkey patties are sandwiched between toasty buns, juicy tomatoes, crisp onions, and fresh lettuce – Get the full recipe here!


Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Lime Crema


Brace yourselves, because the star of our Father’s Day picnic ideas is here: our famous grilled tilapia tacos with lime crema!

This exotic recipe is a bright and fragrant cuisine with Mexican origins. Tilapia isn’t traditionally incorporated into tacos, but that’s what makes this dish so much fun! It’s a quirky twist on your typical beef tacos that will change your perspective on Mexican food forever. The firm and buttery texture of tilapia works in perfect harmony with the subtle acidity of the slaw and the punch of tangy crema. Put them together, and you have a masterpiece that will make your dad feel like a king at his Father’s Day picnic.

Click here for the recipe!


Croque Monsieur

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A classic Father’s Day picnic idea, but elevated. The Croque Monsieur sandwich is the ideal grill snack for picnics because it’s light, delicious, and gourmet. With a plethora of herbs, gooey cheese (inside and out!), this superior ham and cheese sandwich will steal the spotlight at your Father’s Day picnic.

Click here for the recipe!


The Best Roasted Potatoes


We kid you not, these are actually the best-roasted potatoes you’ll ever have! These yummy potato bites will give you the best of both worlds thanks to their crispy fluffiness. They may be a side dish, but their rich flavor and classic aroma will be a true showstopper to round out your Father’s Day picnic ideas.

Your steak will only be complete with a hearty serving of these roasted potatoes!


The outdoorsy dad will surely enjoy a picnic with his family on Father’s Day. With the Phantom TravelQ® PRO in tow and all the finest ingredients, you can unleash your inner grill king or queen on one of the most important days of the year!

Here’s to celebrating the best dads in the world! Browse our online catalog to find the best portable grills for your Father’s Day picnic.