Many think Father's Day is all about the grill, but there may be other plates better equipped to bring a smile to your dad's face this June 16th. We looked to our own fathers for inspiration and insight into dishes that make Father's Day perfect.

Their favorite foods are most commonly fueled by family, quality time and memories, as nostalgia keeps them coming back for another bite.

Check out the slideshow above for Father's Day food ideas based on our dads' favorite plates.

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