While I normally don't like going out for Mother's Day, it's much less hectic on Father's Day. So, we'll sometimes take my dad out for a steak or comfort food. I think he does appreciate a good meal, but he's not adventurous, doesn't like seafood and it can't be too eclectic or fancy.
I'm looking for something with good steak, comfort food or maybe italian in the Hampton area or possibly up in Portsmouth (usually my preference). They're regulars at Ron Jillian's, so I like to show them places they wouldn't try on their own.
Last year I took both of my parents to Mission Oak Grill in Newburyport, which turned out to be great (specializing in steaks). We all had a great meal and walked around town before/after.
Any other suggestions?