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Best Baltimore Kid-Friendly Restaurants


Not all restaurants have to offer entertainment — television, clowns or video games, for example — to keep the youngsters happy. A warm waitstaff, a kitchen open to the flexible whims of a child's palate and a room of diners tolerable of tantrums all add up to a winning formula for feeding your children outside of the home. Take a look at these kid-friendly restaurants in Baltimore that can please both big and little diners.

 


Apropoe’s Contemporary
13/20
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Classic American fare with a farm-to-table twist pleases at the Marriott Waterfront’s reinvented restaurant. More...

Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria Italian
12/20
8130 Corporate Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21236
Menu
Pleasant environs and serviceable pastas make this chain an any day choice. More...

Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria Italian
12/20
9081 Snowden River Pkwy.
Columbia, MD 21044
Menu
A stylish setting makes this a friendly venue for parents as well as kids. More...

Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria Italian
12/20
1818 York Rd.
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
Menu
A stylish, family-friendly setting for easy-going Italian dining. More...

Bill Bateman's Bistro American
11/20
102 Chartley Dr.
Reisterstown, MD 21136

TV sports, live music, and trivia games serve as the backdrop for Bateman's terrific wings. More...

Brightons Breakfast
13/20
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
550 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Menu
The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court’s prettiest room is now dedicated to bountiful breakfasts and gracious afternoon teas. More...

Cafe Hon American
12/20
1002 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Menu
TV chef Gordon Ramsay gave this “Avenue” landmark a famous makeover, but comfort food and pink flamingos still reign. More...

The Cheesecake Factory Eclectic
12/20
Pratt Street Pavilion, Harborplace
201 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Menu
Fresh ingredients, huge portions and your choice of more than 35 different cheesecakes place this chain a cut above the rest. More...

Chili's Grill & Bar Southwestern
10/20
9615 Deereco Rd.
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
Menu
Chili's offers something for everyone, Tex-Mex style. More...

Chili's Grill & Bar Southwestern
10/20
The Avenue at White Marsh
8119 Honeygo Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21236
Menu
This Texas-based chain takes a something-for-everyone approach to Tex-Mex. More...

Double T Diner Diner
11/20
10055 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Menu
Massive portions served with a friendly smile set the tone at this classic diner. More...

Double T Diner Diner
11/20
1 Mountain Rd.
Pasadena, MD 21122
Menu
Gleaming chrome, glowing neon and a crowd-pleasing menu are on tap 24-hours a day at the Double T. More...

Double T Diner Diner
11/20
10741 Pulaski Hwy.
White Marsh, MD 21162
Menu
The northeast corridor's paean to shiny chrome and round-the-clock dining. More...

Friendly Farm American
11/20
17434 Foreston Rd.
Upperco, MD 21155
Menu
Generous portions, family-style service, decent fried chicken and a view of rolling pastures attract busloads of diners to this brightly lit dining room. More...

Golden West Cafe Eclectic
12/20
1105 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Menu
This funky Hampden café's quirkiness and eclectic menu are a formula for fun, morning or night. More...

Holy Frijoles! Tex-Mex
12/20
908 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Menu
This is some of the freshest and most inexpensive Tex-Mex fare around. More...

James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant Irish
12/20
616 S. President St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Menu
Irish potato soup and shepherd's pie plus chicken, seafood and steak are on offer at this pub and restaurant. More...

Joe Squared Pizza & Bar Pizza
13/20
133 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Only the pizza is square at this quirky hangout for hipsters and families. More...

La Palapa Grill & Cantina Mexican
12/20
8307 Main St.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Menu
This charming Mexican eatery features notable versions of the usual suspects, as well as more sophisticated fare. More...

Langermann's Southern
13/20
American Can Company
2400 Boston St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Menu
A cavernous, remodeled factory building is the unlikely setting for Neal Langermann’s likeable Southern-inspired cuisine. More...

Lost City Diner Diner
12/20
1730 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Familiar diner chow and soda-fountain specialties --- as well as more offbeat eclectic fare --- are served in a hip setting that evokes vintage science fiction. More...

Manor Tavern American
13/20
15819 Old York Rd.
Monkton, MD 21111
Menu
This country cousin set in the rolling farmlands of northern Baltimore has something for just about everyone, from ultra casual to fine dining. More...

Miss Shirley's Cafe Southern
13/20
Dining Room at Miss Shirley 513 W. Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Menu
Miss Shirley's blend of down-home soul and uptown savvy makes this charmer of a café a winning choice for breakfast or lunch. More...

Panera Bread Bakery
Quick Bite
The Mall in Columbia
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy.
Columbia, MD 21044
Menu
Bakery items galore --- including more than a dozen types of crusty bread baked daily --- make this café a perennial winner. More...

Panera Bread Bakery
Quick Bite
Towson Marketplace
1238 Putty Hill Ave.
Towson, MD 21286
Menu
More than a dozen breads baked fresh daily are just one of the draws of this café chain out of St. Louis, Missouri. More...

Papermoon Diner Diner
12/20
227 W. 29th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Menu
A hip take on American comfort food plus colorful décor equals lines out the door at this Hopkins-area gathering place. More...

Pierpoint Regional American
14/20
1822 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Chef Nancy Longo's Fells Point bistro has moved from pacesetter to stalwart in its years on the scene. More...

Red Brick Station Brewpub
12/20
The Avenue at White Marsh
8149 Honeygo Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21236
Menu
This family-friendly brewpub on The Avenue in White Marsh is short on atmosphere but long on simple good food and fun. More...

River Watch Restaurant & Marina Seafood
11/20
207 Nanticoke Rd.
Essex, MD 21221
Menu
This nautically themed waterfront eatery has it all: fat burgers and fancier fare for a night on the town. More...

Romano's Macaroni Grill Italian
12/20
6181 Columbia Crossing Circ.
Columbia, MD 21045
Menu
Harried parents and kids alike will find something to enjoy at this better-than-average Italian chain. More...

Romano's Macaroni Grill Italian
12/20
9701 Beaver Dam Rd.
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
Menu
Harried parents and kids alike will find something to enjoy at this better-than-average Italian chain. More...

Rusty Scupper Seafood
12/20
402 Key Hwy.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Menu
A water view and a seafood-heavy menu with international flourishes are the draws at this Inner Harbor mainstay. More...

Sam's Bagels & More Bagels
Quick Bite
915 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Expect a generous selection of bagels at this Federal Hill spot. More...

Suburban House Deli
11/20
Pomona Square
1700 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208
Menu
This Westside deli serves it up right --- from pastrami and corned beef sandwiches to breakfast all day. More...

The Tomato Palace Italian
12/20
10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
Menu
Simple, tasty Italian fare is served up stylishly in view of Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi. More...

Towson Diner Diner
12/20
718 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21204
Menu
This retro diner serves as Towson's de facto town hall, the place to meet-and-greet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More...

Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina, Baltimore, MD Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Devised by famed San Francisco restaurateur Michael Mina, Wit & Wisdom provides a contemporary take on classic comfort food. More...

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