Hats Off to North Conway Restaurants that are Family Friendly
You're on vacation in the White Mountains, staying in a North Conway vacation rental (Four Seasons Lodge) and want to go out to eat with your children but have no idea what restaurants are family friendly.
In the old days you could pull out the telephone book and gaze at the advertisements to see if any mentioned being kid friendly. I've raised my family but remember vacationing with children and not knowing which restaurants were kid friendly.
In my not so humble opinion, one of the worst things that can happen on vacation is to go out for a bite to eat with tired, hungry kids and end up in a restaurant that caters to more mature folks!
My attempt here is to give my opinion about the best choices for kid friendly restaurants in North Conway, NH. Boy do I have an opinion!
For more information about North Conway Restaurants check out "7 Non-Chain Restaurants with Insanely GREAT Food in North Conway" and "Food Allergies? Check out these North Conway Restaurants"
I've decided against my better judgement to include chain restaurants (egads!). I'm not sure why folks insist on eating at them but when I drive through the parking lots I notice many out of state plates. I'll surmise that there are many families that choose to dine at chain restaurants in North Conway, NH.
Horsefeather's has had a few owners and gone through many renovations over the years but the one thing that remains the same is that many families dine here.
Centrally located in North Conway Village and across the street from the Conway Scenic Railroad, their location is perfect for tired baby feet when Mom and Dad shop til they drop on Main Street.
The menu is varied, prices are moderate and food is OK. My personal favorite is the beet and goat salad with Salmon as a topper. The burgers are fairly priced but make sure you ask for really hot Horsefries!
Joseph's Spaghetti Shed
Joseph's Spaghetti Shed is a totally family friendly restaurant located in Bartlett, NH.
Yelp reviews give it a 3.5 rating which is an average of 43 reviews. Most of the reviewers mentioned that the decor is drab and the spaghetti is commercially made, not homemade.
If you're looking for lots of carbs for a moderate price and LOVE hot bread with garlic butter, THIS is the place for you!
Food is consistent and the waitstaff is very friendly. The are not open for lunch and are a great stop for a bite to eat after Story Land closes!
McGrath's Tavern - Restaurant in North Conway, NH
Seammus, the owner of McGrath's Tavern, is a fantastic chef who whips up inventive and delicious meals. I've tried everything from their steak to salmon and every appetizer in between!
My friends are I agree that you won't be disappointed with anything on the menu!
If you're not afraid to bring your kids to restaurant in North Conway that is in a farmhouse where the rooms are small and cozy - Come HERE!
I say this because if your little ones act up you're probably going to end up outside with them until they calm down. Your child's cries will not blend in the the background noise because there is none.
A safe bet is to check them out during their off hours. That way you won't feel even a bit guilty if you have a tired child that it a tad loud!
Shannon Door Pub - A Jackson, NH favorite!
I know, I know... an Irish pub with pizza?
I have to admit that I've never had anything else off the menu at Shannon Door Pub except their pizza! And I've had lots of it! My personal fav is their feta and broccoli pizza cooked extra crispy.
Don't expect anything fancy here! Pizza comes served on thick paper plates, the inside has not been renovated since the late 1960's and the bathrooms are not great BUT the combination of upbeat music, friendly staff and the Irish pub atmosphere WORKS!
When you're seated, dive into the menu and think fast because the waitresses are fast as lightening (although the kitchen staff is much slower). They are efficient and on task but don't have time for indecision!
I've heard other items on the menu are delicious but I stick with the pizza. I'm funny that way...
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