Kid friendly eateries that parents will love too


You and your brood are hungry, and you’re all tired of the typical family friendly fare. Fear not, because we rounded up some of the coolest restaurants in town where both parents and kids can have a great meal. Now hurry and get there before hunger turns your kids into poor restaurant patrons (ie: cranky brats).

Lively and artsy, Julian’s is a hit for the entire family. With the ever-changing art displays, unique and delicious food, TV playing in the bathroom and a mechanical horse out front, kids will jump at the mere mention of going. Though there’s not a specific kids menu, the waitstaff can accommodate little palates by serving on-demand requests of grilled cheese and chocolate milk.

Red Stripe, the relaxed French-influenced bistro in Wayland Square, serves up some serious comfort food for both parent and child alike. Their Little Folks menu can satisfy the picky (Mac and Cheese) to the more adventurous (Steak Frites Jr.). From the bustling atmosphere to the paper tablecloths that will keep your kids busy doodling, Red Stripe is a great neighborhood spot that you’ll want to keep on your must-visit list.

Angelo’s has not only been feeding generations of families since 1924, but feeding them really well. With a relaxed setting churning out old-fashioned Southern Italian comfort food, this Federal Hill institution knows how to make kids members of the clean plate club (even grown-ups can’t help but order their own Meatballs and French Fries appetizer). Bonus: The automated train traveling around the perimeter of the ceiling keeps little ones entertained through mom and dad’s second glass of wine.

With toppings like pastrami, goat cheese, and pear and ginger chutney, Luxe Burger Bar is far from an ordinary burger joint. The waitstaff is very understanding of your kids’ lack of patience, and the swift service makes everyone’s meal a happy one. The Little Luxe menu offers a bunch of fun meals, including teenie weenie (mini) hot dogs and popcorn shrimp, that your kids are sure to love.

Who doesn’t love frozen yogurt? Froyo World, with a location on Thayer and on Route 6 in Seekonk, offers up eight to ten rotating daily flavors of yogurt, 45 toppings and seven sauces, all of which you create yourself. Your kids will have a blast building their own sweet treats and you’ll feel good knowing that it’s a healthier version of dessert.

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