Chicago is home to many kid-friendly restaurants where your whole family can enjoy a great meal and have fun. From fine dining to free food, these are 5 of our local favorites.
This casual restaurant in the trendy Southport Corridor has everything a busy parent needs. Cruise through the extra wide doors with your double stroller and hand it over to the stroller valet. At Crosby’s, the bathrooms have step stools and changing stations in both bathrooms. The highlight for your kids may be the ice cream topped skillet cookie served for dessert.
You don’t have to call a babysitter just because you’re dining at a Michelin star restaurant. Parachute advises families with small children to visit between 5 and 6 pm to enjoy their Korean American cuisine and nutritious kids menu. There’s even a park with a newly updated playground across the street.
Stella Barra Pizzeria:
This artisanal pizzeria will delight you and your kids. For the mature palate, there’s the classic margherita pizza and other dishes sourced from the best local ingredients, as well as a list of Italian and California wines carefully selected by Wine Director Ryan Arnold. For those under 10, there’s free eating from 10 am to 2 pm at the brunch buffet. On weekdays from 4 to 6 pm, Stella Barra chefs will help your kids make their own pizzas at the pizza bar.
With a location across the street from Lincoln Park Zoo and a stroller valet, R.J. Gruntsexcels at convenience. Kids will love the colorful cafeteria trays and sippy cups, as well as the animal crackers that come with their meals.
Dutch and Doc’s:
What could be better than upscale ballpark fare and a club for kids? The Dutch and Doc’s Clean Plate Club for kids 12 and under includes special events, birthday treats, and more. There’s also a monthly coloring contest