After a long week, mom and dad need a break from cooking,
right? Sure, you deserve a break, but what if you want to take the kiddos
along? It sure isn’t fun to be the ones with a screaming child at an upscale
restaurant when adults are trying to enjoy a fancy meal. Here are five
restaurants that welcome children and serve great food:
This fun and funky Buckhead favorite is buzzing at lunch, so
if you want to bring the kids when it is less hectic, come in during the
Thursday evenings when they offer grilled cheese night - something both kids and adults can
agree on. Get a yummy soup and sandwich on Thursday from 5 to 10 pm. Even better, a new Westside location just opened!
Taqueria Del Sol
With locations all around the city, Taqueria del Sol is
some of the best Mexican food in the city. Although they don’t take
reservations (seating is first come, first served only after placing your order
at the counter), the line moves quickly. This is the perfect spot to bring the
family on one of those nights cooking just isn’t going to happen. Fill your
belly with shrimp and corn chowder and delicious chicken, beef or fish tacos.
Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria
Located downtown, Max’s has three-hour
validated parking in the adjacent garage. Max’s has coloring placemats for kids
and sometimes they will give dough to kids to play with while food is being
prepared. What kid wouldn’t love that?
Bonus: The portions of kid’s pizzas are rather large,
possibility enough to feed two children.
Chick a Biddy
Owned by the same owners as Midtown’s Bantam
+ Biddy, Chick-a-Biddy serves up fresh food suitable for adults and kids in
Atlantic Station. As the name suggests, chicken is king here. Expect to find
items like chicken sandwiches and chicken and waffles. Don’t leave without
having the sweet potato fries. Children will enjoy chicken tenders or the
If you are a foodie craving Asian food, you
might not head to this Morningside spot. But if you are parent in search of a
restaurant to bring your kids that is different from the usual, you’ll want to
give Doc Chey’s a try. Their fried rice and lo mein kids menu options are large
and satisfying. Tip: Join their club and get offers for free kids meals.
Malika Bowling is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta and founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog. She has been a contributing writer to USA Today and Urbanspoon and has been featured on the Huffington Post. Malika also has served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals, including Taste of Atlanta. She is the president of the Association of Food Bloggers, and you can follow her on Twitter @ATLEatsNTweets and on Instagram @malika_bowling.