The Top 20 Family Restaurants
The family meal is not only a venerable tradition but can be a lot of fun - when you know where to go. Few would argue that bringing kids to a nine course gourmet dinner is unkind not only to the children, but their parents and other diners. Gogobot's users love to bring their families to these twenty restaurants around the world.
A sort of Italian fairyland created in part by Mario Batali, Eataly has numerous restaurants, market stalls, and even a beer garden. Great for pleasing the whole family, as long as they like Italian.
Oh my goodness! Amazing! Like a traditional Mediterranean market done up in a BIG New York City way! A huge space with just about anything you could want, so massive they have several restaurants ... read more
inside the shop to chooses from! I was in the city and looking for somewhere to go for dinner. I checked my Gogobot iPhone app and saw the reviews for Eataly and had to check it out! Thanks so much Gogobot users for such an amazing experience!
Price tags well under ten bucks and a variety of hot sandwiches from turkey and cranberry to roast beef and horseradish are just a few reasons Gogobot users choose the Earl of Sandwich for the whole family.
Earl of Sandwich is one of the most delicious hot sandwich shops (even if it is a chain) available on the strip. Everything is freshly made-to-order and they have a variety of sandwich types. Located ... read more
inside Miracle Mile Shops (inside Planet Hollywood), Earl of Sandwich is situated right by the entrance on the east side of the Miracle Mile Shops. Their signature sandwiches include The Original 1762 and the Full Montagu. It is one of the few food places that is not a fast-food chain, that is open 24 hours a day. A great casual spot for any time, whether it's lunch, dinner, or late-night!
With basic hot dogs and fries for kiddies and more adventurous options for adult palates (rattlesnake sausage and a Belgian beer, anyone?) the Wurstkuche Restaurant is a great option for groups.
Great place for sausages, fries, and beer. You really can't go wrong on the dogs. You have the choice to top them with onions, peppers, and sauerkraut. Definitely try the fries. They come with your ... read more
choice of 2 dipping sauces. Chipotle aioli and blue cheesewalnut and bacon are my favorite sauces. The line to order can get long and so can the waiting time for a table, but the food makes it worth trying.
Baby back and beef ribs, chicken and sandwiches keep San Diego citizens of every stripe lining up at Phil's for their fix. Casual, chaotic, and fast, Phil's has become a real institution in its thirteen years of business.
Oh Phil's, you will always remain a road block in my journey to become a vegetarian. The line does not lie, and there is always, yes I repeat always a line here. News of the BBQ sauce makes it up to ... read more
LA foodies who swear no one compares, and whether you slather it on chicken breasts or baby back ribs, you will be in BBQ heaven.
Creole food and fun touches like a beignet flight that includes a crawfish version of the NOLA sweet. A great place to tuck into some fried chicken and biscuits, washed down with a watermelon iced tea.
Brenda's is my go-to spot for a delicious rampage on my arteries. It's good old-fashioned soul food with a welcome twist that will leave wonderful impressions on your tastebuds. The wait is long for ... read more
weekend brunch, but the food is definitely worth it. I've had Brenda's countless times and every dish is as good as it sounds. My personal favorite is the fried catfish eggs benedict, which is heavier than anything you've ever had, but packs so much buttery fried goodness that you completely forget that you're essentially swallowing sticks of butter and shots of oil into your bloodstream. The crawfish beignets are also not to be missed. Granted the beignets are not as light and crispy as beignets should be, but the cheesy crawfish interior is worth every decadent bite. Wash it all down with their unbelievably refreshing watermelon sweet tea and you have yourself a delicious brunch that will guarantee painful laziness for the rest of your Sunday, plopped on your couch with intermittent proclamations of "Why the hell did I eat that shit for brunch?!?" Enjoy!
A very reasonably priced Keiki (Children's) Menu and a plentiful selection of coconut shrimp, crab and boursin dip, beef gyoza and other Asian influenced delicacies all overlooking Waikiki beach. Tiki's is sure to please a variety of tastes.
It was my first night out in Honolulu and I went to Tikis Grill and Bar, which was just the perfect spot to watch a beautifull sunset, as the place is on second floor and the sun slowly sets between ... read more
the palm trees across tikis and fades away in the ocean. Tikis has some great drinks and food, tried the ahi poke (probably misspelled), my first hawaiian dish, raw fish, which was really yummy, and had a wonderful evening at this place. Travelers should definetly check Tiki's out around sunset time :-)
Twisted Farm Food makes a great option for the whole family, with griddled meatloaf, pancakes, a variety of hashes and a menu category called Indiana Favorites that includes sage fried chicken. Hash House is ready to fuel your body for a day out with the kids.
Always packed because this place offers awesome food. It's always more than what you can handle but so worth it. Most of their stuff it held together with fresh rosemary and a steak knife.
Cash only, BYOB, this Texan Bar-b-Que joint is about one thing only: meat. Featured in media from the New York Times to the Food Network, the Salt Lick holds an important place in many, many families' hearts. A great place to take teen boys.
The best brisket of my life! The Driftwood location is the best. I come from a long line of Texans and I've never had brisket better than the Salt Lick.
Did you ever wish you could go to twelve restaurants in one night instead of just one? Next time you're in Hanoi, try Quan An Ngon, where each tiny 'kitchen' around the courtyard serves different small plates from Vietnam's various regions. No wonder our users have fallen head over heels for this experience.
Best. Restaurant. Ever. With a lovely courtyard setting, this perpetually busy place (popular with both tourists and locals) serves gourmet takes on Vietnamese street food from a dozen small ... read more
'kitchens' arranged around the space. Shockingly good-value for the excellent quality of both food and atmosphere, I have literally never had a dish here I didn't like. It's small-plate style, and meant for sharing, so order whatever looks good (I happen to be a huge fan of their pounded shrimp-paste on sugarcane), order a Tiger beer or two, and roll up your sleeves!
Critics have showered accolade after accolade on Pok Pok, Portlands Thai food destination. It's the love of the diners, however, that wins it a place on this list.
Wow! What an experience! Such unique food! Apparently there is often a two hour wait for this place at dinner time (they do not accept reservations except for big parties). I went for a lunch on a ... read more
weekday and we still had to wait about a half an hour! But it was worth the wait... the food was so unique and delicious! Everything is served family style to share. The most memorable dish was the spicy boar collar served with shredded ice and mustard greens. The combination of the hot and spicy meat with the greens and ice was so incredibly unique in your mouth. Also, the buffalo wings were possibly the best I've ever had! Check this place out!
Chicago's original tapas restaurant serves myriad small plates perfect for pleasing many appetites and sharing with a big group. The sangria (both white and red) doesn't hurt in greasing the conversational wheels, either.
If you want to go out to eat with a large group of girlfriends, be moderately loud, drink copious amounts of sangria and eat delicious tapas, go here. I've never gone with fewer than four people as ... read more
it's always the more the merrier with tapas. I recommend the patatas bravas. Yum.
Gulf shrimp, burgers, wraps, milkshakes and other well-crafted family fare is the signature at the Hangout, where the tag line reads, 'Be nice or go home!' What better way to teach the kids manners than with the backup of the waitstaff?
We go there every year for breakfast. They bring the kids on a treasure hunt and the food is good. Buffet of breakfast brought to you table, it fed our 9 and we had leftovers. We love it!!!
The U.S. branch of a Taiwan dumpling house, Din Tai Fung is known for soup dumplings and a variety of other tasty bites beloved by parents and children.
So I finally went and ate at the 2 story side today. All I can say is that I truly love the pork dumplings and the pork&shrimp dumplings... The garlic green beans are awesome. I dont know if you have ... read more
been here but this is my favorite dumpling house around. The other side was as tasty as the first. I got the above usual dishes and this time also ordered the garlic spinach as well. I was a bit disappointed by the spinach as it wasnt very garlicky, and was in fact a bit watery. Parking was perfect as I easily got a spot right in front. Service was simply fantastic. They brought what we requested in a timely manner without any questions and at a rate that we could have it on the table while we ate and were hanging out. They brought us water at the start in a carafe and plastic lidded cups for the kids with fun super twisty straws! We also had a bit of tea that they refilled as needed. I really like this place a lot. But I havent had a lot of stuff from their menu. But what I normally get is always very tasty!
Who, large or small or in between, doesn't love pizza? Head to the Flatbread Company for Maui's best brick oven pizza, topped with fresh, organic ingredients and baked to crispy perfection.
Flatbread is one of the most popular spots in Paia. Very family friendly and a cozy vibe with the large brick oven in the center. The menu is very simple. Flatbreads and salad. They use organic ... read more
ingredients and many sourced from local farms. I also love their organic and biodynamic wine selection. There is often a wait here so try to arrive before 7pm to get in faster.
Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam is certainly a rare and unexpected treat in an unprepossessing strip mall. Slightly unexpected for a family adventure in Vegas, but a visit for lunch would be a great getaway from the Strip at a reasonable price.
I came to Lotus of Siam based on its Gogobot reviews. I don't know if it's the best in Vegas, but if it's not, the other restaurant would have to be spectacular. The restaurant doesn't look like much ... read more
from its modest strip mall storefront, but it's quite nice inside. The neighborhood is a bit sketchy, so I hope my car is still out there.
The crispy, gooey combo of cheese, bread and sauce is a dependable winner for families. Added bonus when it takes the form of Chicago style deep dish pizza - in the Bay Area.
Just across the Bay Bridge in Oakland's hip Rockridge neighborhood, Zachary's serves up classic, deep-dish and seriously dense Chicago-style pizza - a strong contender for the Bay Area's best pizza ... read more
experience. They've won more awards than Meryl Streep, and a single slice -- stuffed with cheese, toppings, and a heavy tomato sauce -- practically qualifies as a meal in itself.
What used to be a hole-in-the-wall, opened by chef Colin Nishida in 1993 after twenty years in the restaurant business, is now an internationally known casual restaurant that's a great place to watch the game, and noted in guidebooks to boot.
Side Street Inn is a staple Hawaiian establishment. Locals and tourists have frequented this award winning restaurant since its beginning. It's a great place for groups and is family friendly. ... read more
Portions are huge, so definitely made for sharing. Some of their specialty dishes are fried pork chops, famous fried rice, kalbi, chicken katsu, just to name a few. There's always a lively crowd at night.
That inch-high crust is hard to resist, and Blue Line, a new incarnation of long-time San Francisco favorite Little Star, is making a particularly attractive version. Gogobot users are following the pizza chef, families in tow.
I am quite convinced this is as good as it goes when it comes to Chicago-style deep dish pizza in Bay Area. Their crust was exactly the way I like. Fairly light on butter so the crust has a firmer ... read more
flakery texture. Nice amount of cornmeal which gives it a lovely crunchiness. The crust tasted so good I actually tempted to eat all the leftover crust on others' plate. Ingredients were very fresh. Perhaps even a little too fresh since the vegetable ingredients seemed ridiciously juicy. Love their chunky tomato sauce. Blue Line, Classic and Mediterranean Chicken Deep Dish - All tasted wonderful. I like Blue Line most but it is really just a matter of preference. Most meat lovers prefer the Classic. Their thin crust pizzas were...well.... don't bother. The pies weren't bad but they are not in the same league as the deep dish. You could easily find better thin crust at other places. Trust me, just save room for their deep dish. The spicy chicken wings were also very good. Perfect bar food to go with your beer. They don't take reservations but the wait doesn't look too bad for weekday early dinner. You can order online for pick up too. They even have half baked pizza available. Guess that I am taking to the next potluck party?
With menu items like red velvet pancakes, the Griddle Cafe pulls no punches when it comes to revving up the whole family on a giant sugar rush. Delicious, however, and worth every moment.
The Griddle offers delicious breakfast foods! Pancakes and french toast - so decadent. Their portions are huge so bring a friend! Also, prepare to wait because there's always a long line.
Kids love lemonade, and adults love the creative varieties (think lavender and cucumber) of it at this Venice Beach restaurant. Healthy fare like salads and quinoa round out the concept of a high-end grade school cafeteria.
Love this place for the healthy food, cafeteria style! Parking may be difficult on weekends, so you may have to circle around the neighborhoods. There can be long lines during meal rush hours as well. ... read more
Love the truffle mac and cheese and red quinoa. Love the watermelon and blueberry lemonades too.