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crishah75 May 1, 2013 11:44 AM

Hi all.. My husband, 2 yr old daughter & I are traveling to Atlanta for the upcoming holiday weekend. Can anyone recommend some great restaurants that are also kid-friendly? Anywhere from "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants to more upscale/fine dining (well, as upscale as we can get w/a 2yo :P).

Thanks in advance!

  1. jboeke May 2, 2013 06:15 AM

    Atlanta Fish market is a great place for kids (I have a 3 & 1 YO). It's a big, noisy restaurant so no fear if your daughter screams, it won't be noticed. You might also consider Dante's down the Hatch - it's a fondue restaurant, so nothing special for food, but it's literally a pirate ship inside and they have a live aligator living in the water, so it's great fun for kids.

    You can also search kid-friendly and find other recs on this board, like bobstripower mentioned. Or if you give us the part of town you're staying in, we can offer close-by options.

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      crishah75 May 2, 2013 08:41 PM

      Thanks for the recs! We're staying at the Residence Inn downtown, but we don't mind driving anywhere as long as it's good! I was looking into South City Kitchen, JCT Kitchen & Bar as well as Mary Mac's & the Gladys Knight restaurant.. Are the first two kid-friendly at all?

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        jboeke May 3, 2013 11:24 AM

        Consider Murphy's too, which will be relatively close to downtown and has been around forever. I see kids there all the time, and it's a loud, relaxed atmosphere. Decatur also is a very family-friendly part of town (park and wander), though I don't get there often enough to recommend any specific spots.

        Been a while since I've been to South City, but I'm not sure I would go there with my little ones. Haven't been to JCT.

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          crishah75 May 3, 2013 06:03 PM

          Awesome I'll definitely look into Murphy's! Decatur sounds like fun too.. There's a downtown area to walk around, I'm guessing? I wonder if many shops will be closed on Memorial Day though..

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        bobstripower May 3, 2013 06:14 AM

        we take our grandsons 5 under 9,to nice places,and find that if you get there early theres never any issues--we usually go with one of thembefore 6PM

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          crishah75 May 3, 2013 06:04 PM

          Thanks for the tip!

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        bobstripower May 1, 2013 12:55 PM

        do asearch here and there have been questions like this.Of the good places,veni vidivinci, priccis have kids espiy you go early.I like McKendricks, a greta steak house which always has families--not cheap though,.In the very good area Alfredosand Red Snapper are very good too

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          crishah75 May 2, 2013 08:36 PM

          Thank you!

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