Best of Philly

Best Restaurant for Kids

2017 Best Kid-Friendly Dining

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A kids’ menu that runs all day, a happy hour that runs every day, a location that’s steps away from the Schuylkill River Trail, and fancy pastas and wood-fired pizzas from Jose Garces, the city’s OG celeb chef? Who says it’s impossible for parents to find balance these days?

2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-333-3331 | Website

2016 Best Whetstone Tavern

Whetstone Tavern

700 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Chef Jeremy Nolen clearly put as much thought into what went on his kids’ menu as he did his grown-up one. The result: a list […] Read more »

2015 Best Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market

Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market

1442 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ Website

Chefs Josh Lawler and Todd Fuller have unlocked the mystery of getting kids to eat well: Make their meals fun, and at least as delicious […] Read more »

2013 Best Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods

680 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA Website

Perfect for your little fancy-pants, because the kitchen does wood-grilled kids’ portions of the catch of the day and offers a one-pound kid’s lobster for […] Read more »

2013 Best Vecchia

Vecchia

249 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA Website

Serious Neapolitan pies (try the Covaccino) in a tiny, casual dining room where no one hates you for bringing a stroller through the door. At […] Read more »

2013 Best Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

See website for locations Website

A respectable kid’s menu for junior (including a gluten-free version) and a growler of Full Nelson for Dad, no glass necessary. Read more »

2012 Best Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

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No matter where you live, there’s probably one in shouting distance. And we’ve never seen a restaurant that consistently handles children-even unruly, picky ones-better than […] Read more »

2011 Best Marathon Grill

Marathon Grill

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The young staff at the various Marathon outposts are surprisingly tolerant of your shrieking spawn, and the kids’ menu here (which includes a rugrat version […] Read more »

2010 Best Avenida

Avenida

7402 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Avenida doesn’t just say it’s kid-friendly. The kids’ menu is nugget-free (flat-iron steak! Pollo frito pan-roasted chicken!), and the staff talks to, sings to and […] Read more »

2009 Best Trolley Car Diner

Trolley Car Diner

7619 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Running a family-friendly dining spot is harder than it looks: Cater too much to the kids, and parents want to blow their brains out; cater […] Read more »