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OK, we're heading to the Big Apple from little ol' Durham, NC for 3 days in the end of June. Any great recs for family friendly places- we have a wild 3 year old and a well behaved 7 year old! We'll be on the UWS and Midtown mostly, but would like to eat with real NYers. Thanks for the help!

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    Arturos

    NYers dont love "wild 3 year olds" when they are eating.

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    Shake Shack
    Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

    1. Give Serendipity a try for dinner/dessert. My kids loved it when they were younger and still talk about it. Dylan's Candy Bar is on the same block in case they don't get enough sugar!!

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      Dylan's Candy Bar
      1011 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

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      1. re: nyctripper

        "...would like to eat with real NYers"

        Oh yeah, we eat at Serendipity and Dylan's all the time!

        UWS has a lot of child friendly options, if you search.

        1. re: kathryn

          Thank you kathryn- I had searched before Memorial Day, but this new thread will be very helpful. And I understand no one likes wild 3 year olds-some days even I don't like him!- but I just put that in so no one would think we were looking for fancy places.

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          1. take the subway to chinatown in manhattan its easy, and go eat at Great NY Noodletown. The kids can eat fried rice, whatever you think is appropriate and will get a blast as will you out of the hong kong (couldnt be more english friendly) atmosphere. you should get a ton of roast duck