Our favorite kid-friendly restaurants — and how to save 10 percent!
By Aimee Heckel
Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you are relegated to spending the rest of your restaurant experiences in a sticky booth at Chuck E. Cheese’s.
We believe sharing healthy, delicious food with your family can be an important bonding experience — and we also believe that parents should be able to enjoy a night out with their family, too. Even the little ones with loud voices.
Here are our favorite kid-friendly restaurants. What are yours?
It’s delicious fast food that doesn’t feel like fast food. They have food flavorful enough for Mom and Dad, and a solid kids’ menu. Although Chipotle isn’t much cheaper than a sit-down dinner at many restaurants, it’s much faster. And when you’re a parent, time is often worth much more than money.
Order this: Don’t get sucked into the calorie and fat bomb that is the trademark burrito. Instead, order a chicken salad with black beans, veggies and vinaigrette and/or salsa.
2. Red Robin.
It’s loud, colorful, entertaining and kids are welcomed. In fact, the Red Robin website even has a special kids page with online games. Plus, Red Robin often has “kids eat free” deals.
Order this: Yes, this chain is famous for its burgers, but if you’re trying to stay healthy, opt for the salmon or veggie burger instead — and be careful of those condiments.
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3. Sweet Potatoes/Soulplantation.
It’s rare to find a buffet-style restaurant that is actually fresh, but the food here is made from scratch daily. Buffets mean no hard decisions about where to go, because there’s something for everyone. Plus, the variety of food to choose from may very well lead your kid to try something new. Sweet Potatoes even has something to offer Mother Earth; it’s a green restaurant.
Look for special family nights, with balloon artists and entertainment.
Order this: Since it’s a buffet, go for the salad. The fresher, the better. Light on the dressing. You know the drill.
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