Bringing the whole family out to eat can be fun—and means a lot less cooking at home, at least for one day—but it can also be a challenge. Kids’ menus vary from place to place, and kids’ attention spans might run out before your meal is over. And there’s always the chance that you could be fielding glares from other diners.
With that in mind, OpenTable decided to create a list of the best kid-friendly restaurants in the United States. To compile the list, OpenTable looked at how many times a restaurant was tagged as “kid-friendly,” along with its overall ratings and reviews. Note that they’re listed here alphabetically, not in a ranked list—any of these 25 picks are perfect for the whole family!
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Heading to Times Square for a day of tourist fun? Try this Italian spot for a nice meal that will keep kids happy.
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If you’re visiting Walt Disney World, this Disney Springs restaurant has glowing reviews. You can’t beat the fresh seafood and the beautiful view from the waterfront.
Chain restaurants are popular among families for a reason. What’s more fun than watching your chef prepare your food at Benihana?
No, you can’t bring your kids with you to the casinos. But you can bring them to this crowd-pleasing Italian spot!
The Upper West Side location of this popular Italian spot is the perfect place to refuel after a day at the American Museum of Natural History. Kids of all ages will love the meatballs!
You can’t go wrong with a family-friendly steakhouse, and this Hawaii option is one of the best.
Kids and adults alike will love the atmosphere at this Florida restaurant. Palm trees line the dining atrium of this picture-perfect spot.
For great food with an incredible view, look no further than this California spot. Try the oysters, crab, or pretty much anything else on the menu.
Kids will love the tacos and the palm tree decor. Adults will love the frozen cocktails. All in, Duke’s Beach House has something for everyone.
After a day of visiting D.C.’s tourist attractions, bring the family to this Georgetown spot. If you didn’t think you could enjoy waterfront dining in the heart of the city, think again!
Is your family traveling through Charleston this summer? Stop by this sunny, outdoor spot for seafood and dolphin spotting.
This brunch spot has everything from cocktails to cornbread and pancakes. It’s a must-visit during your D.C. trip!
Bavarian Inn has all-you-can-eat chicken dinners and a kids’ menu that includes fun options like a Bavarian pretzel.
If you’re visiting Walt Disney World or Universal Studios, Hard Rock Cafe is a classic, family-friendly restaurant option.
If you’re intent on trying a celebrity chef’s restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen is a great option.
With everything from pancakes to grilled cheese to mile-high club sandwiches, Little Goat is a must-try for comfort food in Chicago.
Seafood lovers of all ages will love this bright Hawaii spot. Save room for specialty desserts like the coconut chiffon cake and Kuau chocolate pie.
Another great Hawaiian spot is Monkeypod Kitchen. Kids will love the pizzas, and adults will love options like the seared ahi steak and the fish sandwich.
If you’re visiting D.C. to teach your kids about history, stop by this tavern, which has Victorian-style decor.
Did you ever think you’d be able to eat dinner in a log cabin? Now there’s a story for kids to bring home to their friends! Be sure to try the house special, Sawdust Pie, made with pecans and crumbled graham crackers.
This waterfront Downtown Disney spot is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the theme park.
You’ll want to try all of the milkshakes at this fun spot. (There are plenty of cocktails for adults, too.)
Tony’s is another classic Times Square option that’s frequented by tourists and locals alike. Save room for the Italian-style cheesecake!
With updated American classics like a short rib burger and crab mac-and-cheese, this spot is sure to satisfy any American food cravings. There are even hush puppies made with alligator, which is sure to entice adventurous kids.
If you’re spending time in Frankenmuth and have already been to the Bavarian Inn, give Zehnder’s a try, too. It’s attached to a water park and golf course, which makes for the perfect day of fun.