Family Friendly Restaurants in Connecticut (Hartford County)
Going out to eat with kids can sometimes feel like a daunting event. Everyone dreads being that family with the antsy child who doesn’t want to sit still, is too noisy, or is impatiently waiting for food that seems to take forever to come out. But if you head to one of these family friendly restaurants you can set your worries aside. With fun themes, great food, or their special kids meals one of these restaurants will definitely be a good pick. But if all else fails you can hopefully run into another family there with an equally fidgety toddler that you can exchange sympathetic glances with.
Try going out to a Japanese style hibachi restaurant where they cook the food right in front of you. The chefs usually put on a fun show while cooking such as making an onion “volcano” where fire explodes out, squirting water into your mouth, or pulsating the fried rice so that it looks like a beating heart. Yume in Unionville is a close local option with reasonable prices and delicious food. While your children are enjoying the ambiance you can even sit back to enjoy some Saki!
45 S Main St. Unionville, CT 06085
To escape into a fun tropical setting without having to fly, head over to the Rainforest Café where your child will be delighted with the amazing atmosphere of huge lifelike tropical animals that make noise and a realistic rainstorm with thunder and lightning that goes off every half hour. It truly feels like you are in the rainforest. There is so much to look at and watch that your child will be fully entertained till the food arrives.
500 South Rd. Farmington, CT 06032
Located in Blue Back Square, The Counter is a customizable/old diner burger joint. You can build your own burger by checking off what you want on the menu that lists an extensive amount of ingredients. How fun is that?!
50 Memorial Rd. West Hartford, CT 06107
East Side Restaurant in New Britain serves authentic German food with a fun atmosphere. With servers dressed in German style attire, decorations, a beirgarten and even an accordion player this will definitely be an entertaining family day out.
131 Dwight St. New Britain, CT 06051
In Manchester pizza lovers can delight their taste buds to a special treat at Randy’s Wooster St. Pizza. They have delicious specialty pizzas with creative toppings you can’t find anywhere else like the Skippy’s Dare (a pizza covered in Peanut Butter), or a pizza topped with mashed potatoes. The décor is a hot wheels theme with life size monster truck wheels covering the walls, paraphernalia, a huge car covering the tables and even a game room in the back. If you’re going to get an appetizer try the fried pickles they’re amazing!
1131 Tolland Tpke St T Manchester, CT 06040