MostBest Chicago | Family Friendly Restaurants

There are 1164 family friendly restaurants in Chicago. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

With picky eaters and tantrums, it can be hard to find a place the whole family can enjoy. It might be easier just to stay in, but sometimes you just need to get out. These spots will not only be a treat for the kiddos, but for you too.



via Flickr user Derek Meyer

With its tasty menu and kid-friendly options, Smoque BBQ is Chicago’s best family-friendly barbecue joint. While all of Smoque’s meat is cooked to perfection, we especially love their Pulled Pork Platter. It’s smoked for 12 hours, achieving the flavor you only get from low ‘n slow cooking. What does Smoque BBQ offer for the kiddies? A smaller taste of what the adults are having—choose from a Mini Pork Sandwich, Mini Brisket Sandwich, or Macaroni ‘n Cheese.

With comfort food like this in a relaxed setting, it’s ideal for kids. Bring the whole family to Smoque BBQ!

We Love Their: Pulled Pork Platter, Sliced Brisket Platter, Macaroni ‘n Cheese 

3800 N Pulaski Rd
(773) 545-7427


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Photo of The Works Burger from RJ Grunts

As you soon as you step into the R.J. Grunts, you’ll instantly be transported all the way back to the ’70s, in terms of decor and atmosphere. Their menu is filled with everything from hand-dipped shakes and massive burgers to a salad bar with too many options to count. R.J. Grunts is great for kids, with a menu that is sure to please even the pickiest little eaters. For mom and dad, an order from the Happy Grape Juice and Delicious Beer portion of the menu will take the edge off of a long day spent in Lincoln Park.

For a meal the whole family will love, come to R.J. Grunts.

We Love Their: R.J.’s Famous Chili, Hickory Bacon Cheddar Burger, Chicken Fingers, Homemade Creamy Caramel Shake

2056 N Lincoln Park W
(773) 929-5363



via Flickr user Yusuke Kawasaki

When you’re looking for some down-home Southern cookin’ first thing in the morning, Wishbone is the place to go. This place serves up a great menu of hearty Southern favorites that the whole family will love, starting at 7:00am. Kids will love the Crunchy French Toast, while parents who are watching their waistline will appreciate lighter options like the 7 Grain Hot Cereal and Light Spinach Omelette.

Begin your day as healthily or as decadently as you please, with the many delicious breakfast dishes of Wishbone.

We Love Their: Crunchy French Toast, Shrimp & Grits, Fresh Fruit Bowl

1001 W Washington Blvd
(312) 850-2663