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Family Place near the Academy of Music???

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Kam4231 Dec 25, 2006 03:17 PM

I'm taking my family (young kids) to the Academy of Music. Are there any good family places for either lunch or dinner? Anything in walking distance?

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    Bride of the Juggler Dec 28, 2006 12:06 PM

    For lunch, I'd go to Cosi at 15th and Locust for sandwiches and make-your-own-smores for dessert. Thank you.

    1. bluehensfan Dec 27, 2006 10:57 AM

      Ted's is very kid-friendly, but alas, on my visit there it just was not good at all, and so bad in fact that I emailed them, which is something I have never done any other time (to put it into perspective). The location can't be beat though!

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        asb165 Dec 27, 2006 02:05 AM

        I would second Ted's for kids. Lately all I see are families from the Nutcracker eating there.

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          sylviag Dec 26, 2006 02:09 PM

          Your best bet might be Italian Bistro, which is across the street (on Broad Street) and about half a block north. There are always children there, and service is pleasant, fast and efficient. Salad or soup comes with everything; prices are reasonable.

          If they are a little older and like hamburgers, you could go to Ted's Montana Grill at Broad and Spruce - one block away. They have other things on the menu, but specialize in many versions of hamburgers - and fries, or course.

          There are many restaurants in the area, but most of them are more sophisticated and probably too slow for kids.

          1. bluehensfan Dec 26, 2006 11:58 AM

            Pietro's pizzeria is a few blocks away and there are always plenty of kids there. Depending on how young your kids are, you may be able to get by at a place like El Vez too. Actually there are a lot of restaurants close by that may fit your needs depending on how old your kids are and what type of food you're looking for cusine-wise.

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