Kid Friendly Restaurants Near Me
The only series on the ten-best list to have different menu choices for younger and older children, Claim Jumper’s options are extensive — 15 entrees and 10 sides. As you’ll find some normal fare, the build-your-own pizza, frozen grapes, bean-and-cheese burrito, and barbecued chicken breast are more enjoyable choices. And there is even a wholesome dessert for children: frozen chocolate-banana snacks. Children 2 and under receive a free plate with turkey, cheese, applesauce, and mandarin orange pieces since the series thinks that even the smaller kids’ meal is too large for toddlers. 45 restaurants in eight countries. Call-ahead seats and reservations accepted at all locations.
There is no denying that the children’s menu in this chain is much out: While your children are waiting for their star-shaped chicken nuggets, anti-gravity grapes, astronaut applesauce, or some of the additional space-themed fare to get there, they get to sip their juice or milk from a rocket-shaped cup. On the critical side, the series puts complete nutrition and allergy information for many of its dishes, including its healthful Fit Fare products, online. Trans fat is from most dishes — and the series should be entirely free of the unhealthy fat at this fall. Call-ahead chairs accepted in some locations.
The food at this chain is intended to be served family-style — where everybody eats a bit of this and a little of that — so there is not a separate menu for children. But there are tons of kids’ favorites, for example, ginger chicken with broccoli, chow mein, and crab wontons. For those who have a picky eater, chefs will throw noodles in butter and serve steamed veggies on the side with dip. Children get particular easier-to-use chopsticks and a toy to play with while they are waiting in the table. If you would like nutrition or allergy info, it is all very clear on the corporation’s Web site. Call-ahead seats and reservations accepted at all locations.
The Old Spaghetti Factory
An antique-filled restaurant is definitely not the first place you would think to take the children, but The Old Spaghetti Factory has a cool family vibe. If you are lucky, your family members will snag a seat within the trolley car each place has. Otherwise, you will find fun “mattress stalls” — chairs constructed from old headboards. The eclectic decor is a contrast to the basic kids’ menu: There are six pasta options, each served in a trolley-themed bowl. They have a tossed salad or applesauce, a beverage, and ice cream or a juice bar for only $5. Additionally, the series gives away plenty of kids’ meals in connection with its Benefits for Reading certificates, distributed through libraries and schools. Call-ahead chairs at all locations.
With a wacky mascot which makes special appearances, a children’s birthday party, and balloons galore, Red Robin has long been a fun place to spend the family. Now, thanks to some new kids’ menu which began rolling out in February and should be chainwide this month, it can be a healthy one too. Grilled chicken with Parmesan noodles, veggie burgers, and five side options, such as cantaloupe wedges, carrots with dip, and citrus pieces, are new to the menu. For households with food allergies, Red Robin provides a detailed yet easy-to-understand fixing manual. Additionally, it sponsors a recipe competition annually for 6- to 12-year-olds. Last year’s winning recipes are offered in a cookbook sold online; all profits go to charity.
Chili’s Grill & Bar
The kids’ menu keeps growing: The series recently added three more sides — corn, mandarin oranges, and pineapple — into the seven choices it already had. Its next nationwide fund-raiser occurs on September 29; all proceeds from dining on this day are donated to St. Jude’s. Call-ahead seating available in most locations and reservations in the slightest.
Uno Chicago Grill
Forget all you think you know about this pizza shop. When you haven’t been there in a couple of years, you are in for a nice surprise: It currently offers milder, flatbread pizzas and a kids’ menu which includes grilled poultry, whole penne, and health-minded sides such as broccoli, apples, and mandarin oranges. Children can even wear an apron and make their very own pie with flatbread dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings, which can be brought to your table. The pizza is then stained and returned with the rest of the family’s order. To increase the fun, some places provide personality nights and lots of give an apple to children on their way out. Call-ahead seating available at some places.
This series’s got just the thing to settle down famished, antsy children — a free starter plate full of Cheerios, oranges, and crackers. Kids’ menu choices include a turkey dinner, soup and salad, and spaghetti; all include a choice of sides like fresh veggies, fruit, mashed potatoes, and applesauce. Mimi’s also has among the widest array of drinks of any restaurant in the poll; for example, entire, reduced-fat, and fat-free milk are available in both plain and chocolate. And it is a safe bet that the powers that be at this place are parents: Bibs and hand packs are given to all families with young children, and there are changing tables in all restrooms. Call-ahead seating available at all areas and bookings accepted in some.
Buffets are a godsend as soon as your children won’t sit still for long. This chain, called Souplantation in Southern California and Sweet Tomatoes at the rest of the country, is especially wonderful as it is cheap (less than $10 for adults and $5 for children 3 and over), fast, and focused on healthy food. It has a pasta station, eight soups, a 55-foot salad bar with loads of vegetables and fruits, a bakery section with focaccia pizza and low-carb sandwiches, and a soft-serve “fro yo” machine. However, it’s also a terrific place for picky eaters to try new foods — such as banana squash — since they can take only a bit from the buffet. Call-ahead seating available at some places. At most places, wood-grilled fish is much more popular than any of the 10 other children’ entrees, including the whimsical fish-shaped cheese ravioli.
Legal Sea Foods
The Harvard link prompted the chain to get rid of trans fat five decades back, test all tuna and swordfish for mercury, cook non-seafood items on a different grill to accommodate children with shellfish allergies, and, recently, cut back on sodium. Chefs do not salt the children’ chips and developed a low-sodium raspberry vinaigrette for salads. 32 restaurants in nine countries.