Going anywhere with kids is a straight up endeavor, but finding an accommodating restaurant that everyone likes? Nearly impossible. Why aren’t chicken fingers and French fries available on every single restaurant menu? Why are there never adequate changing stations in the bathrooms? It all seems like a ploy to make sure you never leave your house and sink further into Baby Shark-induced insanity. But have no fear: with the help of this handy dandy list, family meals can involve less public crying (from both your children and you). We present to you: the most kid-friendly chain restaurants in the country.
OpenTable curated a list of the top 50 most kid-friendly restaurants in America based off of diner reviews collected from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. In fact, more than 12,000,000 reviews of more than 30,000 restaurants across the country were used to compile this collection, so it’s certainly reliable.
The original list features restaurants with multiple locations as well as those specific to certain U.S. cities, but we’ve pulled out the big chains that are the most easily accessible. Take a gander at the most kid-friendly restaurants in America, and prepare for a relaxing and fun-filled family outing. (Okay, let’s be real, there will probably still be some crying…but you get the point).
Friendly staff, comfort food, and plenty of fried chicken and French fries to go around? Say no more.
This Italian restaurant chain boasts a laid-back atmosphere and accommodating staff, so you really can’t go wrong.
The only thing kids love more than food is playing with their food. At Benihana, they get the best of both worlds from skilled Hibachi chefs.
The Sugar Factory
Not that your kids would need any convincing to go anywhere called “The Sugar Factory”, but this chain is great for both parties and family meals, with a fun menu to boot.
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
Once again, food + entertainment = enjoyable family meal experience.
You can’t go wrong with an animal-themed restaurant (an array of kid-friendly menu options doesn’t hurt, either).
Click here for OpenTable’s full list of kid-friendly restaurants in the U.S.