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Best Boston Kid-Friendly Restaurants


For restaurants' pint-size patrons, chicken fingers dipped in marinara can't taste any better than when there's butcher paper lining the table and a glass of crayons to color with. When the dough and toppings are put directly in your child's hands, pizza becomes an interactive sport. Okay, not all restaurants have to offer entertainment in this form or the extreme---television, clowns and video games---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 our kid-friendly restaurants in Boston that can please both big and little diners.


 


Anna's Taqueria Tex-Mex
Quick Bite
1412 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Menu
This no-frills Tex-Mex spot offers some of the biggest and cheapest burritos in the city. More...

The Barking Crab Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at The Barking Crab, Boston, MA 88 Sleeper St.
Boston, MA 02210
Menu
You can’t beat the skyscraper-lined harbor view and fresh seafood at this touristy spot. More...

Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant American
12/20
743 Washington St.
Newtonville, MA 02460
Menu
While best known for its ice cream, this family-owned restaurant also serves up American classics. More...

Carlo's Cucina Italiana Italian
12/20
131 Brighton Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
Menu
Reasonably priced Italian favorites at this Allston cucina. More...

Chau Chow City Chinese
13/20
83 Essex St.
Boston, MA 02111
Menu
This three-story Chinese emporium serves dim sum devotees by day, seafoodies by night and club-hoppers during the wee hours. More...

Clam Box of Ipswich Seafood
Quick Bite
246 High St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
Menu
Clam Box, serving up fried seafood and sandwiches to devoted diners since 1938, is still going strong. More...

Dorado Tacos & Cemitas Mexican
Quick Bite
402 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Menu
A taste of Ensenada in Brookline, with fruity frescas and real-deal fish tacos in a cheerful little taqueria. More...

Fire + Ice Eclectic
11/20
205 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
Menu
Pick your protein, vegetables and sauces and the chefs will cook it all up at an “improvisational grill.” More...

Fogo de Chao Steakhouse
13/20
The Westin Copley Place
200 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
Menu
Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse chain, lets you eat to your carnivore heart’s delight. More...

Full Moon Contemporary
12/20
344 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Menu
Wine glasses and Moroccan chicken abut sippy cups and a play area at this soccer mom's dream of a bistro in quiet Huron Village. More...

Jasper White's Summer Shack Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Jasper White 149 Alewife Brook Pwky.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Menu
Consistently good seafood in a casual atmosphere. More...

JP Licks Ice Cream
Quick Bite
4A College Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Menu
Ice cream lovers flock to this cow-themed parlor for seasonal flavors of cones, smoothies, frappes and sundaes. More...

99 Restaurants American
11/20
59 Newport Ave.
Quincy, MA 02171
Menu
The 99, as it is informally known, is a casual, locally based chain with reasonably priced pub grub. More...

Papa Razzi Italian
11/20
2 Wall St.
Burlington, MA 01803
Menu
This local Italian chain turns out reliable wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas and grilled chops. More...

Papa Razzi Italian
11/20
768 Elm St.
Concord, MA 01742
Menu
This local Italian chain turns out reliable wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas and grilled chops. More...

Papa Razzi Italian
11/20
16 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Menu
This local Italian chain turns out reliable wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas and grilled chops. More...

Regina Pizzeria Pizza
14/20
Dining Room at Regina Pizzeria, Boston, MA 11 1/2 Thacher St.
Boston, MA 02113
Menu
Avoid the mall franchises --- you'll find some of Boston's best pizza only at the original Regina Pizzeria. More...

Toscanini's Ice Cream
Quick Bite
899 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Menu
Who doesn’t scream for ice cream? If you don’t already, you will at Toscanini’s. More...

The Upper Crust Pizzeria Pizza
Quick Bite
286 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Menu
Pizza lovers flock to The Upper Crust Pizzeria for enormous slices of thin-crust pies with an array of topping options. More...

Woodman's Seafood
Quick Bite
121 Main St.
Essex, MA 01929

Woodman's lays claim to inventing the fried clam. More...

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