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11 Kid-Friendly Dining Options Around Boston

Where to eat with the kiddos around town

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From offering high-chair seating and designated kids’ menus to being particularly aware of food allergies, there are lots of family-friendly restaurants in the area. Many of the restaurants on this map offer dedicated kids menus stocked with dumplings, noodles, mini cheeseburgers, and veggies served in creative, colorful ways. Pull up a booster seat and dig in at one of these 11 kid-friendly restaurants around Boston.

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The Independent

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This Union Square restaurant has a spacious interior that’s comfortable to navigate for families. A kids-only menu includes grilled cheese, pasta with butter and parmesan, and fish and chips. For adults, there’s a good selection of cocktails, wine, and beer.

Granary Tavern

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In seasonal months, dine outside with kids at Granary Tavern near the Greenway, steps from the New England Aquarium. Little ones can eat burgers, chicken fingers, and salads for $9 each, including a drink and a Hoodsie Cup for dessert.

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Granary Tavern’s French toast.
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Stockyard

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This longtime Allston steakhouse has high chairs and booster seats and its designated kids’ menu features items like grilled cheese, pasta, a chicken quesadilla, and a scoop of ice cream for dessert. Plus, there’s free parking on-site.

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Welcome to Stockyard.
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The Paramount

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Aside from the breakfast menu, which is inherently kid-friendly, the kids dinner menu at the Paramount includes chicken tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce and grilled cheese on sourdough. Each kids meal includes a side — including fruit salad or broccoli — and a drink. The restaurant is on the smaller side, but there are high chairs and booster seats available for kids.

Two toddlers looking at a white plate with a pile of cut fruit.
Kids inspect a breakfast dish at the Paramount.
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City Tap House

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This Fort Point brewpub has a dedicated menu for kiddos that includes cheeseburger sliders, chicken tenders, and cavatelli pasta with either butter and parmesan or marinara and parmesan.

Plates of cheeseburger sliders, fries, and pasta on an outdoor table.
The kids menu at City Tap.
City Tap House

Picco serves one simple but tasty menu for adults and kids, consisting of assorted pizzas, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, calzones, and appetizers. What better way to satisfy kids than plates full of carbs? End with Picco’s acclaimed ice cream, of course.

Closeup shot of a charred, thick pepperoni pizza, where the pepperoni is curled up into little cups.
Pepperoni pizza at Picco.
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Myers+Chang

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Meyers + Chang is a South End hot spot known for its dim sum brunch and designated date night dinners, but it’s also a great place for family-friendly dining. The kids menu includes steamed edamame, bao stuffed with crispy tofu, dumplings, plain udon noodles, and more.

In the heart of Coolidge Corner, Otto offers a large space that’s good for families dining with kids. The menu keeps it simple with a variety of salads and pizzas, which range from basic cheese to an elaborate one topped with blue cheese, arugula, and roasted pear. There are even gluten-free and vegan options.

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Otto’s mashed potato, bacon, and scallion pizza.
Otto/Official Site

Evergreen Eatery

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This restaurant, from the same folks behind JP Seafood, offers all-day breakfast, with basic options like pancakes and eggs, as well as cinnamon brioche French toast, corned beef hash, and breakfast burritos. Evergreen offers both sit-down and takeout service.

The Tot Cafe by Little Cocoa Bean Co.

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There’s no kids-menu offshoot at Little Cocoa Bean Co.; the whole menu is designed with kids in mind. The Tot Cafe sells colorful, fun foods like rainbow waffles, turkey and veggie meatballs, and seasonal mini cupcakes with flavors like ube and chocolate zucchini. Parents can also check out the cafe’s ongoing events schedule, which includes workshops on sleep tips, nutrition and food prep, and breastfeeding support.

Dot Cafe

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Bond over breakfast at the Dot Cafe, a casual Vietnamese American daytime spot located on bustling Dorchester Avenue. Buttered bagels, brioche French toast, and pancakes are all on offer here, and nothing on the menu exceeds $10 apiece. Heading over later in the day? Split a veggie banh mi or a tasty udon noodle soup.

The Independent

This Union Square restaurant has a spacious interior that’s comfortable to navigate for families. A kids-only menu includes grilled cheese, pasta with butter and parmesan, and fish and chips. For adults, there’s a good selection of cocktails, wine, and beer.

Granary Tavern

In seasonal months, dine outside with kids at Granary Tavern near the Greenway, steps from the New England Aquarium. Little ones can eat burgers, chicken fingers, and salads for $9 each, including a drink and a Hoodsie Cup for dessert.

A white rectangular plate filled with triangles of French toast topped with whipped cream and blueberries.
Granary Tavern’s French toast.
Granary Tavern/Official Site

Stockyard

This longtime Allston steakhouse has high chairs and booster seats and its designated kids’ menu features items like grilled cheese, pasta, a chicken quesadilla, and a scoop of ice cream for dessert. Plus, there’s free parking on-site.

A photo of the exterior of the restaurant with a horned cattle hanging over a large sign spelling “Stockyard”.
Welcome to Stockyard.
Terrence B. Doyle/Eater Boston

The Paramount

Aside from the breakfast menu, which is inherently kid-friendly, the kids dinner menu at the Paramount includes chicken tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce and grilled cheese on sourdough. Each kids meal includes a side — including fruit salad or broccoli — and a drink. The restaurant is on the smaller side, but there are high chairs and booster seats available for kids.

Two toddlers looking at a white plate with a pile of cut fruit.
Kids inspect a breakfast dish at the Paramount.
The Paramount/Official Site

City Tap House

This Fort Point brewpub has a dedicated menu for kiddos that includes cheeseburger sliders, chicken tenders, and cavatelli pasta with either butter and parmesan or marinara and parmesan.

Plates of cheeseburger sliders, fries, and pasta on an outdoor table.
The kids menu at City Tap.
City Tap House

Picco

Picco serves one simple but tasty menu for adults and kids, consisting of assorted pizzas, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, calzones, and appetizers. What better way to satisfy kids than plates full of carbs? End with Picco’s acclaimed ice cream, of course.

Closeup shot of a charred, thick pepperoni pizza, where the pepperoni is curled up into little cups.
Pepperoni pizza at Picco.
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater Boston

Myers+Chang

Meyers + Chang is a South End hot spot known for its dim sum brunch and designated date night dinners, but it’s also a great place for family-friendly dining. The kids menu includes steamed edamame, bao stuffed with crispy tofu, dumplings, plain udon noodles, and more.

Otto

In the heart of Coolidge Corner, Otto offers a large space that’s good for families dining with kids. The menu keeps it simple with a variety of salads and pizzas, which range from basic cheese to an elaborate one topped with blue cheese, arugula, and roasted pear. There are even gluten-free and vegan options.

A close-up photo of a pizza cut into slices with one of the slices missing.
Otto’s mashed potato, bacon, and scallion pizza.
Otto/Official Site

Evergreen Eatery

This restaurant, from the same folks behind JP Seafood, offers all-day breakfast, with basic options like pancakes and eggs, as well as cinnamon brioche French toast, corned beef hash, and breakfast burritos. Evergreen offers both sit-down and takeout service.

The Tot Cafe by Little Cocoa Bean Co.

There’s no kids-menu offshoot at Little Cocoa Bean Co.; the whole menu is designed with kids in mind. The Tot Cafe sells colorful, fun foods like rainbow waffles, turkey and veggie meatballs, and seasonal mini cupcakes with flavors like ube and chocolate zucchini. Parents can also check out the cafe’s ongoing events schedule, which includes workshops on sleep tips, nutrition and food prep, and breastfeeding support.

Dot Cafe

Bond over breakfast at the Dot Cafe, a casual Vietnamese American daytime spot located on bustling Dorchester Avenue. Buttered bagels, brioche French toast, and pancakes are all on offer here, and nothing on the menu exceeds $10 apiece. Heading over later in the day? Split a veggie banh mi or a tasty udon noodle soup.

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