Nov 142016
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Traveling in NYC with your family can be an experience of a lifetime…until it’s time to feed everyone. You can end up spending a small fortune on food that you kids won’t even pretend to enjoy, yet alone eat. Instead of arriving and feeling totally overwhelmed, check out some of these family friendly restaurants in NYC. They’re sure to help you enjoy not just the sights and sounds of the city but also the tastes!

25 W. 56th Street
Beacon is awesome because the open fire grill can be viewed from the restaurant, their food is awesome for adults but they also serve kiddie fare (and in a hurry). Little ones can color to their hearts desire while ordering from their own special menu and heads up, kids under 9 eat for FREE. This is all well and good but the best part is that you don’t have to suffer and eat French fries and pizza too. You can have a completely adult meal that you will LOVE while your kids also get to eat something fun, in an awesome location that is interesting and appealing.

Arties Deli
2290 Broadway, Near 83rd Street
Arties Deli is new on the food scene in NYC but it’s great for the family nonetheless. Pickles and bread come out fast and early to keep everyone sated until the meals arrive and they have tons of kid friendly food like fries, burgers, chicken fingers, and hot dogs! Everyone will have fun and be able to relax in this family friendly atmosphere while also getting a meal they will enjoy!

Jackson Diner
37-47 74th St. Near Roosevelt Ave
Don’t be fooled by the name, Jackson Diner is actually an Indian restaurant. Although they have a cash only policy you can’t beat the lunch buffet that’s only $6.95. It gets busy but sometimes with a family and kids busy is better. This isn’t a stuffy restaurant where kids are unwelcome and the buffet is sure to please even your picky eaters. It’s a great opportunity to sample some Indian fare without a huge price commitment!

Master Grill International
34-09 College Point Blvd. Near 34th Ave
Master Grill International is an awesome family friendly choice for dinner. They have live entertainment almost every night and they have TONS of different options as far as cuisine is concerned. Everyone will be able to find something they love and the live entertainment will keep everyone engaged and happy. What could be better than dinner and a show! They have a great salad bar which is sure to be a hit with the whole family, making your own salad is fun!

Denino’s Pizzeria
524 Port Richmond Ave.
You can’t go wrong with a pizzeria. Denino’s has been serving up awesome pizza and Italian fare in NYC since 1937. They have great pizza at a reasonable price and during the week you can get seating fairly quickly (which is awesome when you have screaming and hungry children giving you the look of death)! Check out their various pies that have fun and creative names, you’re sure to find something that the whole family will love. Being in NYC is a great excuse to eat pizza; it’s practically what the city was built on!

There are tons of great restaurant options in NYC. Because the city is such a tourist hotspot you just have to pay attention to your surroundings if you want to find a great family friendly restaurant on a budget. Eating pizza in the center of Times Square is probably going to cost you more than a taxi ride a couple blocks down will! You can save yourself some time and headache by planning ahead when it comes to meals. Your kids are going to get hungry and so are you so plan accordingly and avoid the really busy tourist spots when trying to find a good meal in the city!

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  77 Responses to “Best Family Friendly Restaurants in NYC”

  1. I have heard from my cousin that the Beacon is really good. I hope to visit one day to find out for myself. I definitely prefer the local places vs tourist traps.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these great spots! I can’t believe I’ve been to NYC so many times, and I’ve never tried any of them.

  3. These sound like great restaurants. I really appreciate this resource, because one of my favorite parts of travelling is hitting all the great food spots. Thanks!

  4. Boom! I love NYC. It’s always so hectic and flowing. It feels like being in just about every NYC-based movie I’ve ever seen. They also have amazing food. Thanks for sharing these spots.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing! My best friend is moving to New York and we need a list like this when I go to visit with my kids!

  6. Oh WOW this is a great list! If I get out there I will be taking my kiddo so this is perfect for me!

  7. Thanks for the tips! I would love to take my daughter to NYC and have a place to eat that she can enjoy as well!

  8. My husband & I used to go to the Beacon all the time when we were first married. It’s such a great place and perfect to go to before seeing a show on Broadway or at Radio City!

  9. Thanks for sharing! We haven’t been to NYC yet but will definitely check out some of these restaurants!

  10. Fantastic list, I’ve bookmarked it! It’s so good to have recommendatios!

  11. This is perfect timing. I am thinking of going in on Saturday and would need some place to eat with the kids.

  12. This is so helpful! I never know where to take the kids when we’re traveling. Definitely bookmarking for our next trip to NYC!

  13. OMg I loved eating my way through NYC. I want to go back just for the food alone. So good.

  14. Great ideas. You can’t go wrong with NY Pizza. So good! I miss it.

  15. I would go for the pizza in NYC. These places sound like must visit places

  16. Kids can make it hard to eat out. These sound like great places for the whole family in NYC.

  17. These all sound like great restaurants. I will keep them in mind the next time I am in NYC.

  18. That Pizza place sounds wonderful! Eating New York pizza is a must!

  19. Great list! I’ll have to check some of these out next time we’re in NYC!

  20. This is such an awesome list! I’m going to one of these restaurant when I have my vacation in NYC.

  21. This is such an awesome list! I’m going to one of these restaurant when I have my vacation in NYC.

  22. There are so many restaurants throughout NYC that knowing where to start can be overwhelming. This list seems to be filled with fantastic suggestions!

  23. I’m a big fan of the Jackson Diner. There is one in Queens I use to go with friends. The food was always great.

  24. What a wonderful restaurant, I’ll bring my family in NYC next year. It would be fun if we are going in one of these restaurant.

  25. Those are my favorite restaurants there! I’m a big fan of Master Grill International, everything is so delicious in that place.

  26. Sounds like a fun list. I have never been to NYC, but I really hope to someday. I think it would be a great trip with our daughter.

  27. I am saving these for the next time I am in NYC-they sound amazing!

  28. I have always wanted to go to NYC, especially during the holidays. Hoping to go soon and try some of these!

  29. I have always wanted to go to NYC, especially during the holidays. Hoping to go soon and try some of these!

  30. I often visit NYC and I must admit, there are many restaurants on your list that I have not visited. Definitely need to mark them down on a list!

  31. There are so many lovely restaurants here in NYC that my twin daughters and I love going to! These are all awesome restaurants, I totally agree.

  32. Master Grill International sounds like a place my entire family would enjoy! I would love to go to NYC soon!

  33. We just moved to NJ and my boyfriend commutes to NYC for work, so this is great! We have 2 kids and it’s really hard to tell what places would be appropriate for us as a family since it’s a new area for us.

  34. Thank you so much for these! We hope to get to NYC at some point with the kids.

  35. I love when I get to go to NYC. I will have to try a few of these places when I go next. I would start with Denino’s Pizzeria.

  36. This is a great list of restaurants. I am hoping to go there again in the new year. I will have to try a few of these out.

  37. I love to try new places to eat when I travel. I am always looking for family friendly restaurants. Thanks for the list.

  38. I can’t wait to visit New York City. It is always nice to know where family friendly restaurants are located to save time when traveling!

  39. There are such great eateries n NYC! I love all the pizza joints and dives they have too.

  40. All of these restaurants sound great. If I’m ever in the area I’ll make sure to stop by them. I’ve always wanted to go to NYC.

  41. My nephew lives in New York City. He says there are many good restaurants so many you can eat at a different one every night!

  42. When our last visited at NYC, we went to Jackson Diner, we loved their fantastic food and also the service.

  43. I would love to try the Indian restaurant the Jackson Diner. We have a travel next year on NYC.

  44. These are an awesome list of the restaurant at NYC! We will go there for a one week vacation before the end of the year. I would like to visit one of this restaurant.

  45. Thank you for sharing! I haven’t tried any of these places before. I can’t wait for our next trip to NYC.

  46. I will have to keep this in mind the next time I am in NYC. I love the city, but finding a good restaurant there can be tough sometimes. Thanks for helping me narrow the list a bit.

  47. Sounds like a great restaurant and their food was really satisfying.

  48. Yummy! That bun looks so great!! I wish I lived close enough to drive up and have some!

  49. i have always wanted to go to NYC. That is totally on my bucket list. and now that I know about these restaurants I really need to visit. They sound yummy

  50. These are great suggestions. I can’t wait to go back to NYC! We’ll visit all these restaurants if possible.

  51. It can be so hard for o find family oriented restaurants in NYC. This isn’t is a keeper.

  52. This is a great list. We prefer family friendly restaurants when traveling, so much more casual and usually less expensive.

  53. What a great list. We will definitely be checking these out!

  54. Great list. I’ll keep these locations in my next time we’re in NYC. I’m always looking for places to eat.

  55. Wonderful list! I would love to visit NYC at some point so I think its great to hear about really great places to eat. Especially for families since mine is so big!

  56. I love New York but haven’t been there in a while. I’ll have to check out these restaurants next time I’m there. I enjoy trying new places.

  57. All of these different places sound awesome. If I ever get the chance to visit again, I am definitely checking some out.

  58. What a good selection of family friendly restaurants. I think we would enjoy Arties Deli and Beacon for sure.

  59. I’m intrigued by the creative names at the Pizzeria! And this post makes me wish I still lived on the east coast…I miss NYC!

  60. This is fantastic, I live 40 minutes from the city and I am always looking for new places to try. I actually haven’t been to any of these places.

  61. Love this! We always try to visit the city when we travel up north to visit my parents. And having a 2 year old makes finding a family friendly restaurant uber important.

  62. We’re taking our 3 sons to NYC for the first time over Christmas Break – I love these choices (I need a Family Friendly!) awesome – I’m so excited

  63. These are great to know! I’ll be in NYC in a month or two and I’ll have to give one (or two) of these a try.

  64. love the list! will be sharing this to my frend who is in NYC now so she can check it out!

  65. You really can’t go wrong with a pizzeria, with or without kids. I’m happy to see your recommendation for this one. I’ve never been!

  66. Wow! I’ve never heard of any of these! Will definitely have to check them out! Thanks for sharing, xo.

  67. This is a great list of suggestions! We haven’t taken the kiddies to NYC yet but it is definitely on our bucket list of trips!

  68. Omg so many yummy restaurants!!!! Next time I’m in the city I will have to give them a try

  69. Great recommendation, Have added This family friendly restaurant to my list of places to visit when we come to NYC 🙂

  70. What a great list! I have been to New York twice, but I havent been able to take the family yet so this will definitely be great to keep in mind. Thanks!

  71. Denino’s pizzeria sounds awesome! would love to visit there. great foodie list.

  72. Whenever we travel we look for family friendly restaurants. Now I know where to go when we are in NYC. I’d love to try each of these places.

  73. These are some great options. The color sheets are always a must for my kids. If they don’t have something to do, they’re over it – quick. LOL

  74. I have only been to NY once and that was for 2 days on business. I need to go back for pleasure one of these days and this will help a great deal

  75. Wow, great list of restos around NYC! Will check out more info about them and some reviews online. Amazing!

  76. This is such a great post! I’m always looking for places to eat when I visit family in NY. Will check these Ourt!

  77. Burger and chips are very nice to eat and yummy. My kids always enjoy eating both..