Kid Friendly. Good Food. Museum.
My friend and his wife is taking their girlscout troupe to Philly on 11/17 for an overnight at the Ben Franklin. They need to find a place to eat dinner prior to the event. Any recommendations for a kid friendly restaurant near the BF?
Edited to say that they asked for places near the Ben Frankly Museum. And they will have a van/car so that general area would be great. Thanks.
I didn't know that the Franklin Institute did sleep-overs there. You learn something new every day!
The Art Museum has a very nice dining room and also a great cafeteria where the kids can have plenty of fun.
The Waterworks is right behind the Art Museum for another snazzy spot to dine.
10 girls and 5 moms at the Waterworks would not work!! That is a very expensive and kind of romantic place. I dont know how the Art Museum got worked into this discussion since the OP did not mention it. Anyway, very close to the BFI is Square on Square on Chestnut. You are on 20th so walk south from Race to Arch to Market to Chestnut and turn left and walk one block. That is all of five blocks. If you prefer to walk north on 20th you will very soon get to Fairmount Ave (also about 5 blocks). Now you have your choice of Little Pete's (a pretty good casual diner), London Grille (really good hamburgers for the girls) or Rembrant's which many feel has the best pizza around. You are also right near Eastern State Pen so while you are there you might want to take in Terror Behind The Walls a very very scary experience.
McCrossen's tavern is not far. http://www.mccrossens.com/index.cfm
you might want to check with them to see if the girls can order burgers and sandwiches from the lunch menu. They have great burgers.
Belgian Cafe is new. Haven't been but it is also walkable and they have burgers etc.