Dining out with kids can be a delicate balance of choosing between a decent meal and a place where the whole family feels comfortable. Luckily, there are plenty of places across the country where you can have both and OpenTable’s list of the 50 Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America is a good place to start.

The 2019 list of the best places for families to eat includes restaurants in 16 states and is compiled based on user reviews collected from Jul. 1, 2018 to Jun. 30, 2019.

Washington, D.C., Florida and New York are tied for first for most mentions on the list at seven each, followed by Hawaii with six and California and South Carolina with four each.

“When you’re dining out with kids, you want to find a restaurant that has something for everyone––a menu that appeals to younger diners, great cocktail options for the adults and, of course, the ambiance to match,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. “Whether you’re a family of foodies celebrating something special or you’re avoiding doing dishes on a weeknight, these restaurants have a fun family-friendly vibe and fare that’ll hit the spot.”

Here are the 50 Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America for 2019 according to OpenTable diners, in alphabetical order:

Aquarium Restaurant – Multiple Locations         

Becco – New York, New York 

Benihana – Multiple Locations

Bill’s Bar and Burger – New York, New York 

The Boathouse – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Buddy V’s at The Venetian – Las Vegas, Nevada 

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar – Grandview – Columbus, Ohio

Carmine’s – Multiple Locations

Cattle Company Steakhouse – Pearl City – Pearl City, Hawaii     

Columbia Restaurant – Multiple Locations

The Dead Fish – Crockett, California 

Farmers & Distillers, Washington, D.C. 

Farmers Fishers Bakers, Washington, D.C. 

Fire + Ice Boston – Boston, Massachusetts

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar – Charleston, South Carolina

Founding Farmers – Multiple Locations

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Frankenmuth, Michigan

Hard Rock Cafe – Multiple Locations

Hell’s Kitchen – Caesars Palace Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Henry’s Louisiana Grill – Acworth, Georgia

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar – Orlando – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Keoki’s Paradise – Koloa, Hawaii

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse – Multiple Locations

L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge – Lincolnwood, Illinois   

Little Goat – Chicago, Illinois

Loveless Cafe – Nashville, Tennessee    

Maggiano’s – Multiple Locations

Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii

Max Brenner – Multiple Locations

The Mill House – Waikapu, Hawaii

Monkeypod Kitchen – Multiple Locations

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner – Buena Park, California

NINJA NEW YORK – New York, New York 

Old Lady Gang – Atlanta, Georgia

Old Oyster Factory – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The Pirates’ House – Savannah, Georgia 

Raglan Road Irish Pub – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Rainforest Cafe – Multiple Locations

Sea Captain’s House – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant – Hilton Head, South Carolina 

The Smith- Lincoln Square – New York, New York 

Sugar Factory – Multiple Locations

Tavern on the Green – New York, New York

Tony’s Di Napoli – Midtown – New York, New York 

True Food Kitchen – Palo Alto – Palo Alto, California

Ulele – Tampa, Florida

Uncle Julio’s – Multiple Locations

Virgil’s Real BBQ – New York City – New York, New York

Wolfgang’s Steak House – Waikiki Beach – Honolulu, Hawaii

Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth – Frankenmuth, Michigan     

You can check out the full list and details on each restaurant here.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

All photos: Courtesy of Open Table



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