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Sep 15, 2009 06:36 PM

Kids in Metro DC

Taking the kids (2 years-15 years) to DC to see the sights. Any suggestions for fun family friendly meals? Ice cream shops/diners? Thanks.

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  1. Get the toasted marshmallow milkshake at Good Stuff Eatery. (also I highly recommend the mushroom burgers). On Capitol Hill.

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    1. re: Steve

      Good Stuff Eatery is a good choice. Others that I like for kids would be Matchbox (gets busy, so you may want to try dinner earlier), Oyamel (what adolescent wouldn't think a grasshopper taco is cool, whether or not he'd order it), Jaleo (lets them branch out if they want, but there will be food that won't scare them).

      1. re: katecm

        I think those are good suggestions. Zaytinya also has tapas. Ella's has pizza, and Teaism has a koi pond in the lower level eating area, which is usually a plus with the smaller crowd. The restaurant in the American Indian Museum is probably the best place to eat on the Mall itself.

        1. re: Doh

          Thanks for all the great ideas.
          Good Stuff seems like a winner, the kids are milkshake fanatics (I buy ice-cream 6 at a time when they're on sale). Is it walkable from the National Mall?

          1. re: drgordo

            You should visit Library of Congress - it's really something to see, and GSE is just a couple of blocks away. Capitol South Metro stop should be the closest. Or just hop in a cab, it couldn't cost much.

            The Milky Way milkshake is also top notch, but second favorite.

            1. re: drgordo

              It's not a long walk but it up Capitol Hill which is fairly steep, especially after a day wandering museums. Will you have a car and how adventurous are your kids?

      2. Ended up at Good Stuff. Line was long on a friday at 1pm but moved quickly. Plenty of room to sit upstairs. Not a lot of other kids in the place but no one seemed to mind the "wild pumpus." Burgers and fries were good, plain cheesburger was the least favorite. Fries were not the real crispy kind but since we love In-N-Out, we didnt' mind. Shakes were great, toasted marshmellow was the favorite, kid sized ones were perfect size for all. Went there first then walked down hill to the capital. Thanks for the advice all!

        Good Stuff Eatery
        303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC