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Best Northern New Jersey 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 North Jersey that can please both big and little diners.


 


Bella La Pizzeria Pizza
Quick Bite
337 Hwy. 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Menu
Thin, fresh and spicy pizza along with a complete Italian-American menu in East Brunswick. More...

Big Ed’s BBQ Barbecue
11/20
Dining Room at Big Ed’s BBQ, Matawan, NJ 305 Rt. 34
Matawan, NJ 07747
Menu
Extra big napkins and extra big appetites are required to dine at this barbecue roadhouse in suburban New Jersey. More...

Bobby’s Burger Palace Burgers
Quick Bite
MarketFair
3535 Rte. 1, Ste. 177
Princeton, NJ 08540

Remember to say “crunchify!” at this burger joint from Bobby Flay. More...

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
12/20
The Mall at Short Hills
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Menu
While pizza with cross-cultural toppings is the main draw, the other dishes also merit attention at this Short Hills location. More...

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
12/20
Garden State Plaza
1 Garden State Plaza, #1160
Paramus, NJ 07652
Menu
While pizza with cross-cultural toppings is the main draw, the other dishes also merit attention at this Paramus location. More...

Cubby’s BBQ Restaurant Barbecue
Quick Bite
249 S. River St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Menu
Big barbecue eaters will like this little place. More...

E.B. Chinese Chinese
11/20
Civic Center Mall
324 Rues Ln.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Menu
Everything here is nice with rice --- or noodles or pancakes. More...

Frank's Trattoria Italian
Quick Bite
Sayrebrook Towne Center
2909 Washington Rd.
Parlin, NJ 08859
Menu
Neighborhood pizzeria offers so much more. More...

Fresco Steak & Seafood Grill Seafood
11/20
Heritage Shopping Plaza
210 Ryders Ln.
Milltown, NJ 08850
Menu
Surf ‘n’ turf where you’d least expect it. More...

Maggiano's Little Italy Italian
11/20
Shops at Riverside
70 Riverside Sq.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Menu
You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy the family-style fare. More...

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