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Mar 29, 2012 09:55 PM

Good/ Fun places to take kids for a long weekend in Chicago with food Mom and Dad will like too

Looking for family-friendly (but good) option for downtown in the 500 S Michigan area (within 2-3 miles). Breakfast/lunch & dinner

Any good suggestions?

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  1. You didn't mention ages of kids, but Buca di Beppo serves family-size portions of Italian food and is always full of family groups with kids so you don't have to worry about noise. Grand & Rush, about a block from your hotel. Kids might also like Big Bowl (Ohio just west of Rush), a cheery Lettuce Entertain You venue specializing in Asian stir-fries. Also, forgive me for this, kids like the huge Rock'n' Roll McDonald's,Ontario & Clark. However, if your kids are hungry teenage boys, there's an argument for Fogo de Chao at lunch (half the price of dinner) where ad lib meat just keeps coming, prix fixe. All of these places have websites with maps, menus.

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    1. re: Querencia

      Grand and Rush is a a lot more than a block from 500 SOUTH Michigan although still well within 2 to 3 mile parameter of OP.

    2. If the weather is nice, call ahead for carry out at Harold's Chicken Shack at 636 N. Wabash and have a nice picnic with very good fried chicken.
      (312) 362-0442

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      1. re: camusman

        Thanks for the suggestions. Kids are 8 & 10, but good, adventurous eaters so open to ideas. Ive always wanted to try Harold's, but not sure the weather will warrant a picnic

        Any other suggestions? Besides pizza...

        1. re: Cmolsen

          Joy Yee in Chinatown Square is good for kids.

          Also, Phoenix in Chinatown has good dim sum.

      2. Chinatown interest you at all?
        Manny's Deli?