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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Local 149 restaurant
4.9 (371)
$30 and under
South Boston
About the restaurant
Local 149 is a South Boston restaurant that serves modern American cuisine and offers an incredible selection of 25 craft beers and creative cocktails. Executive chef James Dry creations are sure to please. Our brunch has been voted one of Boston's best 4 years in a row!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 9, 2024
The food was excellent and the service is top-notch. The manager made a point to come over to our group to welcome us and ask how everything was. I will definitely be back.
A photo of Otto- Brookline restaurant
4.8 (106)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
OTTO's first full-service location in MA, conveniently located in the heart of Coolidge Corner - across the street from the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and a block from the Brookline Booksmith. Enjoy full-service dining or have a slice at the bar, featuring 14 taps of your favorite regional craft beer. Reservations accepted.
Top review
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
We had the mashed potato, bacon, and chive pizza. Really, really good! Cute little pizza place in a fun neighborhood.
A photo of Oliveira's Steakhouse - Somerville restaurant
4.6 (242)
$30 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
About the restaurant
Feast on a wide selection of skewered meats including pork sirloin, chicken, sirloin steak, sausages and more. Help yourself to the salad bar and hot and cold side dishes including salads, rice, beans and much more. At Oliveira's Steak House the beef is seasoned with sea salt and slow roasted / grilled over an open flame to capture its individual flavor. Traditional spices are used to season our pork and chicken.
Top review
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Tasty food, overall prices are great value compared to experience. I hope they don't hike their prices like all other restaurants and make it unaffordable and out of budget for it's customers.
A photo of True North Kitchen + Bar restaurant
4.5 (264)
$30 and under
About the restaurant

True North is a modern American Tavern that brings urban vibes to the suburbs. Executive Chef Scott Thompson, is back for his second tour of duty. He brings a global outlook to food incorporates flavors from all over the world. Look for new menus items this winter as he settles back in. Menu items rotate frequently but you can count on a seasonal soup, pasta, seafood, and meat selection always being available. Customers highly recommend the Chicken Parmesan with Cacio e Pepe linguini,Mongolian Chicken Tenders, Big burgers, Fresh Seafood And Hand Cut Steak . The restaurant offers a full bar with a variety of craft beers on tap and the bottle and a wide selection of wines by the glass.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
very good apps and main course. nice atmosphere. very good service. excellent prices.
A photo of Polcari's - Saugus restaurant
4.4 (300)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Authentic Family Style Cuisine. Our famous Regina Pizza is available at all of our Polcari's locations. In addition we serve very authentic Italian cuisine. Most of the menu items are old family recipes straight from Boston's North End.
Top review
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Service was great. Emily was on top of our needs.
A photo of Nine Tastes restaurant
4.4 (50)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Thailand is a tine exotic country in Southeast Asia. A mixture of hot spices, fresh herb, and pure heart combine to make the scintillating tastes of Thai cuisine. Each dish in our Thai restaurant is prepared uniquely for your preference, it can be intense spiciness or just a hint of hot taste. The various ingredients used will leave glorious different tastes in your mouth and a newfound partiality for the people.

Come experience the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia. Savor the delicious and tantalizing flavors of Thai cuisine in a fun and inviting atmosphere. From the traditional to the contemporary, our dishes will invigorate the senses and delight the soul.

Take a journey to Thailand through the food of “Nine Tastes”.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
I have visited previously and was excellent then as it is now. I will return.
A photo of The Farm Bar and Grille - Essex restaurant
4.4 (244)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Located on Western Avenue (Route 22) in Essex, The Farm Bar & Grille serves traditional American comfort food, barbecue dishes, extensive spirits and a large selection of wines and beers. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and has an outdoor dining area for those who prefer a more lively casual dining experience.
Top review
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Good food at a reasonable price. Nice wait staff, good drinks.
A photo of Horseshoe Grille restaurant
4.3 (311)
$30 and under
North Reading
About the restaurant
Horseshoe Grill in North Reading has been family-owned since the 1920s when it was originally a supper club for members only. That changed in 1957 and, since then, patrons have come from all over to sample the famous ribs that have made Horseshoe Grill an institution. The relaxing atmosphere inside makes it the perfect place to get to work on a rack of ribs, lobster Rangoon, Thai chili calamari or nachos. There is lighter fare at Horseshoe Grill too like the Asian chicken lettuce wraps, cheese quesadilla, ahi tuna and summer fruit salad. There are gluten-free options on the menu too.
Top review
Dined on May 12, 2024
It was Mother’s Day and our server was attentive and the food was very good !
A photo of Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Norwood restaurant
4.3 (217)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Welcome to Jake n JOES Sports Grille in Norwood, located on Route One on the “Auto Mile"!

Voted NBC10’s Boston's Best Sports Bar! We proudly serve a classic American Pub menu featuring Wings, Burgers, Seafood, Mac n Cheese, Appetizers and Featured Specials at reasonable prices with great service.

Jake n JOES is known for Hand-Crafted Cocktails, Craft Beer and Classic Cocktails to accompany our Weekday Menu Promotions…perfect for an after work gathering.

A large bar, lots of tables and large outdoor patio help to create a fun atmosphere with a great crowd. Guaranteeing a view from any seat to watch the game with our state-of- the- art HDTV’s and sound system. Never miss your favorite team as NFL Sunday Ticket and most of the major sporting events are always available. Jake n JOES, Always a Good Call!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Great experience with the day Bartender Will. He was super friendly and very attentive. The food is very good quality at a reasonable price. I will be back often.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Woburn restaurant
3.9 (79)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster's has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we've got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we're stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
We went to Dave & Busters for a night of dinner and gaming. The food is what you'd expect from a typical bar menu (chicken fingers, burgers, wings, fries) along with some healthier options (salmon, salads). The food was nicely presented and hot, although a bit on the salty side (but nothing out of the norm for salty-fried bar-menu items). The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The dining area is a bit dark (punctuated with lights from the HUGE wall-size TVs playing live sports), but we expected this. Overall, a fun night!
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