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Kid friendly in Niagara/NOTL

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Hi all,

My wife and I are meeting up with family in Niagara on the Lake for an early September wedding and would like to take them out to a nice, friendly dinner spot. Kids are 6, 6, and 9 years old, and can meltdown with the best of them when conditions are right. I'lll take my wife for dinner at the Stone Road Grill, but I'm not sure that's the best spot for the whole crew. Any suggestions?


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  1. check out the old winery restaurant. It may be your best bet the kids can have pizza and pasta and the room is a little loud so you don't have to worry about the kids making a scene.

    1. 6, 6 & 9 with potential meltdown... McDonalds in Virgil? Guess you can probably tell I don't have kids. lol Seriously, if the kids are rambunctious you probably don't want to go to higher end place where they would disturb other diners trying to enjoy a good meal. In NOTL itself, there is Fan's Chinese. Sorry we cannot be of more help. My wife and I tend to dine at the higher end restaurants when we visit NOTL and don't think your situation would be suitable for them. (My... that sounds pretentious. I really don't mean to.) Good choice in SRG. You may also wish to consider Treadwells in Port Dalhousie.

      1. The restaurant at the Pillar and the Post Hotel would be good for kids. It is one of the most family friendly hotels in the area and there always lots of kids in the restaurant.

        1. I think the Old Winery is much more suited to a family dinner that the kids and you would both feel comfortable. Actually the Stone Road Grille would probably be fine too. Not stuffy and very active, excellent food and you can get split portions of main dinner items.

          I don't agree with the Pillar suggestion.

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          1. re: corporal nym

            I would agree that the Stone Road Grille would be fine for the kids too. I have a 5 and 3 year old and took them there last year and they staff were more than happy to accommodate them. They even have high chairs. Unless the kids are unusually rambunctious, I would say it would be fine. It's a great place; our whole family is going again next week!

          2. Thanks for the recommendations guys. Much appreciated. I'll take a look at the Old Winery for sure.

            1. I just returned from NOTL. We do have a 3 year old but we didn't bring him this time. We went to Stone Road Grill and it is definitely kid-friendly. There were several tables with kids in the 6 - 10 year old range. They are super friendly and accommodating. They even let one of the kids into the kitchen to make cotton candy (this is around 10 pm when the restaurant wasn't busy). I would suggest that you make a reservation early for a big group. The place was busy/full until 9-ish and there were still walk-ins until almost 10.

              Most of the restaurants on the main strip are kid-friendly. There are many tourists with kids. Bistro 61 and Corks have a kids menu. The food is alright, nothing spectacular.

              Someone did suggest the Old Winery Restaurant to us but we didn't get a chance to try it out. I think the only places where you would have a problem are the restaurants in the wineries.

              Make sure you stop at the Pie Plate for their pies. They are sooo good.