Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants: Our Diners Have Spoken

top-kid-friendly-restaurantsWondering where to dine out with your children this summer? Wonder no more. The winners of our 2009 Diners’ Choice Awards for Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants are in! Derived from more than 2.5 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 9,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, this list makes it easier than ever for parents and children alike to enjoy going out to eat.

Gracing this year’s list are restaurants ranging from Manhattan’s Blue Smoke and Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor to America in Washington, D.C. and Chenery Park in San Francisco, proving that dining out with children doesn’t mean downscale fare. This list of winners confirms that some of the nation’s best restaurants are embracing diners of all ages, making foodies out of even four- and five-year-olds.

See the full list of winners here, and use it to help you make the most of your time together as a family this summer and beyond.


  1. Linda says

    So happy to see so many resturants becomming child friendly. I have two grandchildren, and I am happy to have choices other than McDonalds and Burger King. Also, when you are looking for a quiet night out, you know where not to go.

  2. Lesley says

    How refreshing to see that Open Table embraces the notion that kids are diners too! We’ve been taking our son out to eat since he was tiny and he’s become an informed, enthusiastic and polite dining companion. Thanks for providing that information!

    Now…what about pet-friendly restaurants?

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