Find Family-Friendly Fun At These Top District Restaurants

Washington, D.C. has an amazing restaurant scene filled with up and coming talent and world-renowned chefs. While many adults may drool over the latest culinary master to open up a local venue, kids don't care. At. All.

So how does a family go about choosing a restaurant that will make both kids and parents happy? Leave it to 10Best because we have found the top family-friendly restaurants in the nation's capital.

Instead of busting out the iPhones and iPads for entertainment, head to Pinstrips where the family can eat at their Italian/American bistro and get in some rounds of bocce and bowling. Do you prefer a game that moves a little faster? Go to Comet Ping Pong where pizza and fun are always on the menu. Play a game of ping pong either before or after your meal.

Want a more relaxed setting? Try Ted's Bulletin which has breakfast available all day long and offers house made pop tarts.

If your child is a foodie, Clyde's offers more than a dozen items on the kids menu alone including standard favorites and unique dishes to try out.

Once the cries of 'I'm hungry' begin, most parents only have a short time before children melt down so be sure to check out these family friendly venues in the nation's capital.







With a focus on quality and natural ingredients, this restaurant, which has several locations throughout the Metro area, prepares dishes with sustainably farmed, grown and harvested American foods. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are available for...  Read More



One of the last original and authentic American diners left, this restaurant has been serving the Metro area since 1935. There are three locations to chose from in Maryland: Silver Spring, Bethesda and Laurel. Crack open a menu and you will find...  Read More

Hard Rock Cafe
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We have lots of embassies here in the district yet this is the only one called 'The Embassy of Rock n' Roll.' Sure, you can find this restaurant chain in major cities throughout the world but the cool part is that each one has different...  Read More



Looking for a classic slice of Americana that you and the kids can enjoy? Head to Johnny Rockets where you will be transported back to the 1950s. Kids can chose from several different meals including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders and...  Read More

Clyde's of Gallery Place


You know how some restaurant kid menus only have a few items? That's not the case here. Kids have more than a dozen entrees to chose from and the list is great for foodies or pick eaters. Care for some salmon teriyaki? How about grass-fed...  Read More



To be considered a Neapolitan pizza, strict requirements must be followed. You must only use soft grain flour, fresh yeast, water and sea salt to make the dough. Forget extra toppings because only Italian plum tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala,...  Read More



With affordable prices and mouth watering dishes, this U Street favorite has been serving celebrities, politicians and every day folks since 1958. Ben's famous all meat chili dog, chili con carne and jumbo beef dog are menu specialties....  Read More

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Want your kids to burn some energy before they sit down to eat? Head to this 40,000-square-foot entertainment venue where you and your family may bowl and play bocce. Once you've finished your game, head to the bistro where you will find...  Read More



This classic American diner with a 1920s/1930s vibe offers patrons multiple comfort food dishes to chose from all day long. Buttermilk chicken fried steak, the walk of shame breakfast burrito, the Ty Cobb salad and Ted's famous grilled cheese...  Read More

Comet Ping Pong


Sitting and eating in a restaurant can be boring. Thankfully, the district has Comet Ping Pong – an eatery dedicated to making sure kids and adults have great food and an amazing time as well. This laid back restaurant may remind you of your...  Read More


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