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Kid-friendly restaurants in Philadelphia - Need Suggestions!

Greenman Feb 24, 2013 11:45 AM

Hi Everyone....I'll be in Philly next weekend with my wife, 1 year old daughter, and parents. I'm looking for a good restaurant recommendation that you all might have, but the only caveat is that it needs to be kid-friendly. Any suggestions?

  1. sal_acid Feb 24, 2013 11:57 AM

    Where are you staying? Philly is a big place.

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    1. re: sal_acid
      Greenman Feb 24, 2013 12:16 PM

      Over by the convention center...but we'll travel just about anywhere for good eats.

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      elmom Feb 24, 2013 12:48 PM

      the convention center is with/next to Chinatown --and almost all C'town restaurants are kid-friendly. we like Charles Plaza (on 9th near Vine) b/c he makes lots of veggie options --but owner CharlesChen (who will greet you like he knows you) will customize anything (always useful with kids) like, leave off a sauce or add more noodles. not fancy but always good.

      1. sal_acid Feb 24, 2013 02:03 PM

        Chinatown is a good idae.

        Osteria might work.

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          Hungryin theBurbs Feb 24, 2013 07:55 PM

          I'm assuming that if it is just the 1 year old, you don't need a place with kid friendly food, just an environment where it is comfortable to have a baby. That could be dozens of places, so some guidance on types of food would be helpful.

          I would say any of the Garces places would be fine, as would Osteria, though it might be tough to get a reservation for next weekend.

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            truman Feb 26, 2013 12:38 PM

            Jones (a Stephen Starr place) is pretty good - we've taken our 2yo there several times since he was an infant. Beware, though - they do not take reservations.

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              Steve Feb 28, 2013 02:37 PM

              if you go to Jones, the mac n cheese is a MUST order. One portion could feed your whole group, it is very rich.

            2. Behemoth Feb 28, 2013 11:11 AM

              Distrito (Jose Garces Mexican place) in University City. We were there for lunch with an energetic toddler and the staff was just so sweet with her. They do really simple stuff for kids, like plain quesadillas, and of course a much more interesting menu for the adults.

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                Greenman Mar 3, 2013 04:28 PM

                We ended up going to Sabrina's over on the Drexel campus. Really good eats and my daughter had a GREAT time people watching. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.

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