Chicago Family Friendly Restaurants

Sweet home Chicago will welcome you and your hungry kids with a variety of tasty food options. Even your picky eaters will be impressed! From Neapolitan-style pizza to chorizo and cheese quesadillas, you’ll have plenty of choices to keep the whole family fed. Here are five family-friendly Chicago restaurants, pulled from our community-sourced Chicago Destination Guide for families traveling with babies and toddlers.



Located right off of the Michigan Mile, Eataly is the perfect place for a quick and delicious lunch. Eataly is actually a giant Italian deli; Italian food lovers, rejoice! Stroll through the store and enjoy the array of pasta, sauces, cheeses, and much more. The store has various restaurants and counters, including a pasta and pizza restaurant and a gelato bar. It provides high chairs, adapted menus for children, and is absolutely delicious. If you plan to eat at one of their restaurants, be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, as they’re usually packed! [43 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611] $$ 


Bang Bang Pie

Calling all hipsters, Bang Bang Pie is located in the trendy Logan Square and is a great spot to go for breakfast or lunch. Most of its seating is outdoors, perfect for warmer weather in spring or summer. Their limited menu has various types of biscuit sandwiches for breakfast and pot pies for lunch. Be sure to order yourself a slice of pie; they pride themselves on their buttery pie crust. [2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647] $


Tiztal Cafe

Tiztal Cafe, a super kid-friendly hidden gem, is perfect for those looking for delicious Mexican cuisine. This family-owned Chicago restaurant is welcoming to children with a kids menu, high chairs, delicious shake samples to try, and fruit bowls. Enjoy the charming back patio in warm weather and be sure to call ahead if you’re coming on a weekend. [4631 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640] $$


Rangoli Classic Indian Cuisine

Rangoli Classic Indian Cuisine is a small, quiet Indian restaurant with food that’s simply amazing. They have a good vegetarian selection along with their meat dishes, all with varying levels of spice. Bring your own alcohol too! It’s easiest to get a table without a reservation if you go in the early evening. Best of all, they bend over backwards for children. The waiters are extremely helpful and understanding. This adult-centric restaurant is a true gem with its surprising twist of child friendliness! [2421 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60657] $$



A delicious brunch location and carry-out bakery in the fun northern neighborhood of Andersonville, m.henry has a lively atmosphere and is usually packed to the brim on weekends. It’s worth the wait, or better yet make a reservation, as their food will impress. There are lots of healthy, fresh options for parents and children. Even mimosas are very affordable, as it’s BYO (Bring Your Own alcohol), and their high chairs will make feeding baby easier. Be aware that their bathrooms are small and do not have changing tables.  [5707 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660] $$

For curious parents who are planning a family trip to Chicago, our Chicago Destination Guide and Itineraries have recently been updated, containing helpful info for navigating this big, beautiful city with the whole family.

Have you visited any of these family friendly Chicago restaurants before? Let us know in the comments. Happy Traveling!


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