Looking for a good family restaurant in Boston — something both grownups and kids can enjoy? Read on for Family Travel Forum reader favorites.
It’s a college town so you know there are cheap eats, and it’s nicknamed BeanTown so you know that food is on everyone’s mind. Welcome to some of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants in Boston, Massachusetts.
1728 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fresh, healthy and delicious Mexican food. Menu ranges from burritos to quesadillas, enchiladas and tacos, including mini tacos for those with smaller stomachs. Known to have perhaps the best guacamole in town. Check their site for other locations
71 Mt. Auburn Street – Harvard Square
Boston, MA 02138
Delicious sandwich wraps, salads, snacks, and fruit smoothies, plus create-your-own fresh burritos, with choices for carnivors, vegetarians and vegans. Check their site for other locations around town.
250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
Located in the Langham Hotel, Café Fleuri offers a familiar kid’s menu during Sunday brunch. Adding to the family atmosphere is the friendly and kid-savvy staff. and a fabulous Saturday Chocolate Bar.
340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109
This Boston landmark serves huge portions of well-prepared, basic American food: prime rib, seafood, roast turkey, steaks, and all the Boston baked beans you can eat! Seating is family-style around large tables covered in red check tablecloths. Reservations are not accepted and diners queue up in a reasonably fast-moving line. If you have trouble finding it, just ask any native Bostonian and they will know how to direct you.
Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage
1246 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
This Harvard Square favorite is a known for their hamburgers, French fries and fried onion rings at an unbeatable price.
Peach Farm Restaurant
4 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111
Located in Boston’s Chinatown, this super popular restaurant specializes in seafood and offers some unique preparations, but also serves favorites such as eggrolls, scallion pancakes, moo shu dishes, fried rice, lo mein and other noodle dishes.
11 ½ Thatcher Street at North Margin Street
Boston, MA 02113
The original location of what is now a chain all over the area, this legendary eatery is known for the best pizza in town. It’s worth the trip to the North End to get a taste of the “real thing” at its home.
Quincy Market Building
Boston, MA 02126
Stop in for black angus burgers, grand slam specials and ice cream. Special kids menus and birthday parties available.
Rubin’s Kosher Deli and Restaurant
500 Harvard Square
Brookline, MA 02446
Boston’s answer to a New York deli. Bring a big appetite and enjoy matzoh ball soup, blintzes and hearty sandwiches.
Nearly 20 locations in and around Boston and Cambridge
We must mention this chain, which started in Boston many years ago and grew — largely on the fame of its Boston Clam Chowder — to dozens of places in seven eastern states and a frozen fish delivery service. Not the best quality or the best value, it’s still a very reliable and popular local institution where even non-fish-eaters can find something to order.
For general information contact the Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau 888/SEE-BOSTON or 617/536-4100.
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