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Going Out to Eat with Kids: Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Fairfield County

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Going out to eat as a family can be a lot of fun and a way to spend quality time together, but it can also be stressful. A recent trip out to dinner ended early with me running through a crowd of people carrying a screaming toddler while my husband waited for the check with my two daughters. This was not how I was hoping to spend the evening.

Many factors can play into how smoothly your dining experience will unfold. Choosing the right kid-friendly restaurant can help boost the chances of a positive dining experience. Some of the factors that come into play when choosing the most kid-friendly restaurants are: 1) quick service and patient wait staff; 2) the right scene and crowd consisting of families and just the right noise level; 3) provided activities such as coloring books, activity sheets and crayons.

I remember our first successful and relatively stress-free dining experience at Bar Taco after we moved to Greenwich from New York City. Our daughter was fifteen months and at the time was very difficult to take out to restaurants. This particular time, we sat through an entire meal enjoying ourselves. My husband and I like to reflect on how we were able to laugh as our daughter repeatedly dipped the end of a fork into the chocolate dipping sauce for our churros at the end of the meal. Since then, we are always on the lookout for places that will remain a reliable go-to restaurant for dining out with kids.

Here is a list of some great kid-friendly restaurants in Fairfield County:

1. Bar Taco (Stamford, Westport)  
2. Coalhouse Pizza (Stamford)  
3. Bodega (Darien, Fairfield) 
4. Brick and Wood (Fairfield) 
5. Athens-Mediterranean and Pizzeria (Stamford)
6. Sushi Soba (Greenwich)
7. Abis-Japanese (Greenwich) 
8. Locali (New Canaan) 
9. Rosie (New Canaan)
10. Plan B Burger (Stamford) 
11. Glory Days (Greenwich) 
12. Post Road Diner (Norwalk)
13. Mumbai Times (Greenwich, Westport) 
14. Navaratna (Stamford) – Indian-for kids try the dosa crepes and lassis.
15. Mecha Noodle Bar (Fairfield, Norwalk) 
16. Harlan Social (Stamford) 
17. Louie’s Italian Restaurant and Bar (Greenwich, Darien) 
18. Colony Grill (Stamford and Fairfield) 
19. Dinosaur BBQ (Stamford) 
20. Little Barn (Westport) 
21. Remos Pizza (Stamford) 
22. Sono Seaport Seafood (Norwalk)
23. Chip’s Family Restaurant (Fairfield) 
24. Granola Bar (Greenwich, Westport, Stamford, Fairfield) 
25. The Ginger Man (Greenwich) 
26. Little Pub (Fairfield, Greenwich, Ridgefield, Wilton) 
27. Cos Cobber (Greenwich) 
28. Monroe Diner (Monroe) 
29. 99 Restaurant & Pub (Danbury)
30. Porto Bello (Brookfield)

Also check our our Kids Eat Free {or mostly free} post…make sure to contact each location for updated discounts!

 Where are your favorite kid-friendly restaurants? 

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