Going out to dinner is a great way to spend time together as a family. But sometimes it's hard to find a place to keep everyone happy. Eating out with kids can be a nightmare, but there are ways to make it fun. The key is finding the right place to keep everyone happy. Online reservation site OpenTable has taken the guess work out of finding the best family restaurants. And they've released their 50 most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America list to help us.
The list includes restaurants from across the country — including 16 states and Washington D.C. Many of the picks are from Florida and New York City, two very family friendly places. But some of the restaurants have locations in multiple states. OpenTable made the list using over 12 million reviews from verified users from 30,000 restaurants in the U.S. And these are current reviews — all of the reviews are from July 1st, 2018 until June 30th, 2019. Then all of the qualified restaurants were scored according to the number of times the tags "kid-friendly" or "child-friendly" were used.
“When you're dining out with kids, you want to find a restaurant that has something for everyone - a menu that appeals to younger diners, great cocktail options for the adults and, of course, the ambiance to match,” says Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable, Caroline Potter via press release. “Whether you’re a family of foodies celebrating something special or you’re avoiding doing dishes on a weeknight, these restaurants have a fun family-friendly vibe and fare that’ll hit the spot.”
As we said, New York and Florida lead the list with seven restaurants each. They are followed by family vacation spot Hawaii with six. California and South Carolina tie for third with four each. Georgia, Washington D.C. and Illinois all have three spots. Additional states on the list include Colorado, Michigan, Texas and Pennsylvania.
Some of the favorites are restaurants like the Hard Rock Cafe, which has locations nationwide. Kid's meals are served on guitar shaped plates! Fire + Ice Boston in Boston, MA is a fun buffet style place with lots of food options. Aquarium Restaurant, which has multiple locations across the country, allows you to enjoy your meal surrounding a 50,000 gallon aquarium. Something for everyone!
The full list of OpenTable's 50 most kid-friendly restaurants can be viewed online. Treat you and your family while keeping your sanity!
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