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Best Washington DC 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 Washington D.C. that can please both big and little diners.


 


View the Top 10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Washington DC



Al Dente Italian
14/20
3201 New Mexico Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Menu
Roberto Donna’s Italian cooking including his standout tiramisu “hemisphere.” More...

American City Diner of Washington Diner
12/20
5532 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20015
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As the name suggests, this place serves all-American grub. More...

Austin Grill Tex-Mex
12/20
750 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Regardless of which Austin Grill you select, you’ll find the food uncompromisingly funky. More...

Bobby's Burger Palace Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Bobby 2121 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Bobby's burgers hit a royal note for DC's burger lovers. More...

Booeymonger Sandwiches
Quick Bite
3265 Prospect St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Specialty sandwiches are the focus, but consider, too, the salads, soups and quiches. More...

Burger Tap & Shake Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Burger Tap & Shake, Washington, DC 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Burgers and shakes at a sib of Jeff Tunks' District Commons. More...

Cactus Cantina Tex-Mex
13/20
3300 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Always crowded Tex-Mex eatery known for its oversize portions. More...

Cafe Deluxe American
13/20
3228 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
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The first of a local group of family-friendly restaurants with consistently solid American fare. More...

Carmine's Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Carmine 425 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Big, family-fun dining with Italian flavors. More...

The Cheesecake Factory American
12/20
Chevy Chase Pavilion
5345 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20015
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Everyone's favorite for big meals and good cheesecakes, but expect long lines. More...

Chipotle Mexican Grill Southwestern
Quick Bite
1837 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

High-profile burrito eatery stresses pure ingredients, great flavors. More...

Clyde's of Georgetown American
14/20
Georgetown Park
3236 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Menu
One of DC’s best destinations for burgers, chili, brews, pub food and family fare. More...

Comet Ping Pong American
13/20
Dining Room at Comet Ping Pong, Washington, DC 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Pizza lovers will find a funky, casual atmosphere and far-out pies. More...

DC-3 Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
423 8th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Hot dog! And, frankly, good food served amid a nostalgia-dedicated setting. More...

Farmers Fishers Bakers American
13/20
Dining Room at Farmers Fishers Bakers, Washington, DC Washington Harbour
3000 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Sushi, an in-house bakery and more in an all-American setting. More...

Maggiano's Little Italy Italian
13/20
5333 Wisconsin Ave.
Washington, DC 20015
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A family favorite for big-time, big-serving Italian meals. More...

Matchbox Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Matchbox, Washington, DC 713 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Match up your pizza passions with toppings galore. More...

Mitsitam Cafe Native American
Quick Bite
National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth St. & Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20560
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Surprisingly good museum food will bring visitors back for American Indian cooking. More...

Moby Dick House of Kabob Persian
Quick Bite
1070 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Kebabs wrapped in fresh-baked breads; pair one with a salad to make a meal. More...

Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken
Quick Bite
819 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Grilled chicken with a secret sauce paired with interesting sides in a comfortable atmosphere. More...

Old Ebbitt Grill American
14/20
675 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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American fare in a restaurant that captures the city's be-there spirit in an exuberant, old-world setting. More...

Pizzeria Paradiso Italian
13/20
2003 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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This cheerful and always-crowded pizza parlor serves first-rate pies. More...

Pizzeria Paradiso Pizza
13/20
3282 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Like its sister restaurant in Dupont Circle, this pizza place enchants. More...

RIS American
15/20
Dining Room at RIS, Washington, DC 2275 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Ris Lacoste is back with her American cuisine in the West End. More...

Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company Barbecue
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company, Washington, DC 2418 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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You’ll find a crowd gnawing on crunchy ribs and awesome casual grub at the original Rocklands. More...

Rosa Mexicano Mexican
13/20
Terrell Place
575 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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A colorful fiesta of a setting for enjoying Mexican cuisine. More...

Shake Shack Burgers
Quick Bite
1216 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Awesome shakes, good burgers and large crowds. More...

Ted's Bulletin American
14/20
Dining Room at Ted 505 8th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Americana food such as buttermilk country fried steak and burgers in the Capitol Hill area. More...

2 Amys Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at 2 Amys, Washington, DC 3715 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
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The pizza-makers at 2 Amys deliver delicious pies, served by a friendly staff. More...

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