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Best Boston 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 Boston that can please both big and little diners.


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

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

Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant American
743 Washington St.
Newtonville, MA 02460

While best known for its ice cream, this family-owned restaurant also serves up American classics. More...

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

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

The Cheesecake Factory American
The Shops at Prudential Center
115 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02199
Enormous portions and a book of a menu with something for everyone at this successful chain. More...

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

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

Full Moon Contemporary
344 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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
Dining Room at Jasper White 149 Alewife Brook Pwky.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Original outpost of Jasper White's consistently good seafood shack set in a casual atmosphere near Alewife station. More...

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

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

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

Regina Pizzeria Pizza
Dining Room at Regina Pizzeria, Boston, MA 11 1/2 Thacher St.
Boston, MA 02113
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
Who doesn’t scream for ice cream? If you don’t already, you will at Toscanini’s. 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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