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Apr 14, 2009 08:41 AM

Near Rye Playland?

For his birthday my 7 yo (soon to be 8) ds wants to go to Rye Playland with one friend and his cousin rather than have a party. We thought afterwards we would take the kids to a restaurant nearby. Looking for suggestions of somewhere decent that can accomodate kids, casual as we will be coming from playland, but is also special as it is his birthday. BTW, his friends eat like 8 year olds but our son does not like or eat from kids menus (and who can blame him).

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  1. Kelly's Shipwreck on the corner of Grace Church and Midland in Rye. Its a small casual neighborhood bar that accommodates families very well. Huge well-executed menu includes lots of kid and adult friendly items. Also 4-5 daily specials. They are best known, however, for having one of the very best burgers in westchester and for their chili cheese fries.

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    1. Seaside Johnnies accomodates kids and is right next to playland.

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      1. re: kaaaassss

        Two questions. Is Seaside Johnnies open in early May? And I have heard only negative reviews of their food. What would you eat there?

        1. re: rolise

          the food is not the best but for kids it works. they can run around outside......i believe they are open in may......

        2. re: kaaaassss

          The only reason to go to seaside johnnies is the great view of the sound. like many "view" restaurants the food is mediocre and overpriced. having said that i still go occasionally with out of town guests for drinks and apps to enjoy the water view perch above the sand.

          1. re: kaaaassss

            The food at Seaside Johnnies, besides being pretty mediocre, is expensive for a group of kids.

            1. re: Shawn

              everything said about the food and price point is true. i know they do kids parties and maybe if you tell them it's his birthday and you can get a deal.

              1. re: kaaaassss

                its too bad because "johnny" used to own the crab shanty on the post road in rye neck which was the best place to go for lobster in kind of a throwback setting complete with relish trays. its now the site of a TD Bank branch.

          2. Edo Japanese Steakhouse in Port Chester is just 5 minutes away (Google Maps has it at 3 minutes!). It's your basic hibachi place but the food there is better than other hibachi places in the area (in my opinion). It's more of an 'event' dinner and is always hosting birthday celebrations. The kids love it. For an extra $6 (at least last time I checked) they will take your photo and include dessert.