Best Kid-friendly Restaurants in Washington, DC

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It’s important to choose the right kind of restaurant when dining out with kids. If you are looking for a reasonably priced meal at a Washington, DC area restaurant that has good food and caters to kids, check out these restaurants.

The Food Court at Union Station 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC. Find more than 30 casual dining options all in one place, convenient to Washington, DC attractions.

While you are there, do some shopping or take in a movie.

Capitol City Brewing Company Three locations: 1100 New York Ave, NW, 2 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC and 2700 S. Quincy St., Arlington, Virginia. Yes, this brew pub offers a great selection of casual food in a fun atmosphere that is appropriate for all ages.

Diners are kid-pleasing restaurants with great selections of inexpensive fare from pancakes to ice cream sundaes. Check out these diners in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia. Play some music on the juke box and enjoy the casual atmosphere.

425 7th Street NW, Washington DC. (202) 737-7770. The family style Italian restaurant has locations in Washington, DC, New York City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Nassau Bahamas. This restaurant is great for large parties featuring extra large portions designed for sharing.

Aria Pizzaria
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.

(202) 312-1250. Conveniently located at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the restaurant offers pizza, salads and sandwiches at reasonable prices. Outdoor dining is available during the warmer months of the year.

Johnny Rockets
With several locations in Washington, Maryland and Virginia, this retro diner chain offers plenty of kid-friendly food in a fun and nostalgic atmosphere.

Make your own gourmet burger at the home of the “World’s Greatest Hamburger” at this national chain restaurant with locations in Washington, DC, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Alexandria, Annandale, Fairfax, Herndon, Vienna and Woodbridge. Menu also includes chicken, soups and salads.

Cheeburger Cheeburger
14921 Shady Grove Rd., Rockville, Maryland (301) 309-9555
18163 Village Center Dr. Olney, Maryland (301) 774-7015.
Family friendly diner-style restaurant with a huge selection of burgers, sandwiches and great milkshakes. Kids love the old fashioned soda fountain and neon lights.

Hard Times Café
Chili restaurant with locations in Bethesda, Rockville, Laurel, Springfield, Herndon and Potomac Mills Mall. Chicken tenders, hamburgers and salads are also on the menu.​

Red Robin
Gourmet hamburger restaurant with locations in Gaithersburg, Germantown, Columbia, Waldorf, Fairfax, Dulles, Chantilly and Woodbridge. Kid-friendly menu, decor and balloons.

See also, Best Burgers in Washington DC and Best Pizza in Washington DC