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Yelp’s best family friendly restaurants in the U.S. and Canada 2022



Pastaria (Photo by Yelper Mandle B); Neighborhood JAM (Photo by Yelper Melissa P); Red Fox (Photo by Yelper Stephanie I)

What makes a restaurant family-friendly? Highchairs, child menus, stroller parking? Lidded drinking cups with straws, or coloring placemats? While these elements may be nice, they are not necessary. Yelpers across the U.S. and Canada agree that family-friendly is just as much about feeling at home and feeling like family when eating out. Since our reviews are written almost exclusively by parents instead of children, we like to think of family-friendly as parent-friendly. Many of the following finds reflect just that – a highly rated adult space that is super welcoming to little people, too. 

You’ll still find time-honored kid magnets such as Food for Thought in Williamsburg, VA (known for its tabletop discussion cards and great thinkers decor) and Ropewalk Ocean City in Ocean City, Maryland (known for its playground). We also found a high number of breweries (such as Snake River Brewing in Jackson, WY) and Italian restaurants (such as Luciano’s in Boise, ID) in the mix; pizza and beer for the win! Yelp already makes it easy to identify family-friendly places with its popular attribute ‘good for kids.’ Did you know that you can search for businesses with this listing? Take a deep dive into this welcoming feature with a local search here.

Don’t see your favorite on the list? Maybe it’s time to start your own Collection of ‘Family-friendly restaurants in my hometown,’ as well as ‘Family-friendly restaurant travel bucket list.’ Want to meet other people who love making Collections, writing fan letters to their favorite businesses, and discussing the heart of what makes local businesses tick? Find your (fellow pizza-and-beer-loving) crew! Nominate yourself for the Yelp Elite Squad at yelp.com/elite.

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Family Friendly Restaurants in each state and province according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurant category on Yelp, with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “family friendly,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “family friendly.” This list looked at businesses in the United States and Canada.  All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of July 18, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of July 18, 2022.

Rockin’ Pig Saloon (Photo by Yelper Eagle D); Mama D’s Italian Kitchen (Photo by Yelper Nichola U); Joe’s Farm Grill (Photo by Yelper Joshue O)

United States

Alaska (Anchorage): Moose’s Tooth

Alabama (Gulf Shores): LuLu’s Gulf Shores

Arkansas (Eureka Springs): Rockin’ Pig Saloon

Arizona (Gilbert): Joe’s Farm Grill

California (Newport Beach): Mama D’s Italian Kitchen

Colorado (Denver): Esters Virginia Village

Connecticut (Mystic): Engine Room

DC (Washington):  2 Amys Neapolitan Pizzeria

Delaware (Bethany Beach): Cottage Cafe

Florida (Gulf Breeze): Flounder’s Chowder House

Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe (Photo by Yelper Anirudh P); Big Grove Brewery and Taproom (Photo by Yelper Jenni H); Joey K’s Restaurant & Bar (Photo by Yelper Jason B)

Georgia (Tybee Island): The Crab Shack

Hawaii (Kihei): Maui Brewing Company

Iowa (Iowa City): Big Grove Brewery and Taproom

Idaho (Boise): Luciano’s

Illinois (Chicago): Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe

Indiana (Indianapolis): Baby’s

Kansas (Lenexa): Ronnie’s Restaurant

Kentucky (Florence): Smokin’ This and That BBQ

Louisiana (New Orleans): Joey K’s Restaurant & Bar

Massachusetts (Boston): Antico Forno

Side Street Cafe (Photo by Yelper Hanna T); Ropewalk Ocean City (Photo by Yelper Jodie C); George & The Dragon (Photo by Yelper Betty P)

Maryland (Ocean City): Ropewalk Ocean City

Maine (Bar Harbor): Side Street Cafe

Michigan (Kalamazoo): One Well Brewing

Minnesota (Minneapolis): George & The Dragon

Missouri (Clayton): Pastaria

Mississippi (Biloxi): Sal & Mookie’s

Montana (Bozeman): Montana Ale Works

North Carolina (Mills River): Sierra Nevada Taproom

North Dakota (West Fargo): Maxwells Restaurant & Bar

Nebraska (Omaha): Oscar’s Pizza & Sports Grille

Hometown Bar-B-Que (Photo by Yelper Peter D); Arturo’s (Photo by Yelper Steve S); Neighborhood JAM (Photo by Yelper Tristy M) 

New Hampshire (Jackson): Red Fox Bar & Grille

New Jersey (Maplewood): Arturo’s

New Mexico (Albuquerque): Cocina Azul

Nevada (Las Vegas): Mr. Mamas Breakfast and Lunch

New York (Brooklyn): Hometown Bar-B-Que

Ohio (Dayton): Old Scratch Pizza

Oklahoma (Edmond): Neighborhood JAM – North OKC

Oregon (Portland): Bridge City Taproom

Pennsylvania (Hershey): The Chocolate Avenue Grill

Rhode Island (Newport): Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

Local Goat; Snake River Brewing (Photo by Yelper Amy F); Strap Tank Brewery  (Photo by Yelper K G)

South Carolina (Hilton Head Island): A Lowcountry Backyard

South Dakota (Rapid City): Murphy’s Pub & Grill

Tennessee (Pigeon Forge): Local Goat

Texas (Houston): Little Matt’s

Utah (Springville): Strap Tank Brewery

Virginia (Williamsburg): Food For Thought

Vermont (Stowe): Piecasso

Washington (Spokane): Tomato Street

Wisconsin (Wauwatosa): Cranky Al’s

West Virginia (South Charleston): King Kabab

Wyoming (Jackson): Snake River Brewing

Canada

Calactus Café (Photo by Yelper C G); Cochon Dingue (Photo by Tammy N); Rocky Mountain Flatbread (Photo by Yelper M Y) 

Alberta (Edmonton): Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant

British Columbia (Vancouver): Rocky Mountain Flatbread

New Brunswick (Moncton): Calactus Café Restaurant Végétarien

Ontario (Toronto): Barque Smokehouse

Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown): The Brickhouse Kitchen & Bar

Québec (Québec City): Cochon Dingue

Saskatchewan (Regina): Regina Pho Restaurant