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Restaurants in Seattle

All Purpose Pizza

Address 2901 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144 Map, Tel 206.324.8646 Call, Hours 4-9pm daily Website

All Purpose has terrific pizza and salads, but what really makes it a hit with our family is the kid sized play kitchen. While we wait for our pizza, our kids play with pizza dough, rolling pins, and other toys. They're within view and having fun while we enjoy a grown-up conversation. more

Art Restaraunt at the Four Seasons Hotel

Address 99 Union Street, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 98101 Map, Tel (206) 749-7000 Call, Website

When you'd love an elegant grown up meal, but you don't have a sitter, the Four Seasons is a great choice. Far from being stuffy, this modern restaurant, overlooking Puget Sound (with its constantly moving ships) caters nicely to kids. The restaurant has an inexpensive kids menu (most entrees are $5) complete with cut-fruit appetizers, cute kid plates and silverware, and even plastic cups. For adults, the menu includes fresh, locally sourced ingredients like dungeness crab and salmon. Ask for a seat by the window so that your kids can enjoy the views of cargo boats, cruise ships, and the changing sky. more



Beechers Handmade Cheese

Address 1600 Pike Place, Seattle WA Map, Tel (206) 322-1644 Call, Hours 9am-6pm daily Website

Located right on Pike Place market, this is a great place to dine with kids. Kids will enjoy watching how cheese is made and the opportunity to sample the fresh cheeses. Best of all, is their excellent Macaroni and Cheese, made with fresh cheese. Casual. No reservations more

Blue C Sushi (Downtown)

Address 1510 7th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Map, Tel (206) 467-4022 Call, Website

Conveyor belt sushi is always popular with kids - it's fun to watch, quick, and they get to choose exactly what they want. Blue C has a variety of raw and cooked options including kid favorites like tempura vegetables, tamago (egg), and edamame. more

Blue C Sushi (Fremont)

Address 3411 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103 Map, Tel (206) 633-3411 Call, Hours Mon - Fri: 11:30am-Close; Sat - Sun: 12:00pm-Close Website

Conveyor belt sushi is always a great option with kids, and Blue C Sushi is no exception. The food starts coming as soon as you are seated, and the conveyor belt is filled with traditional sushi as well as kid friendly options like noodles, chicken fingers, and fruit salad. You can also make special orders from a server. more

Boom Noodles

Address 1121 e pike street, seattle wa 98122 Map, Tel 206.701.9130 Call, Website

This upscale, fashionable noodle shop (think ramen, soba, and yakisoba with a modern twist) is a great choice for both kids and adults. Seating is at long communal tables and kids meals are served in bento boxes (which makes eating them much more fun). Stop by Izilla toys (next door) before your meal and pick up a small toy to keep your child busy and well behaved during your meal. more

Cactus

Address 4220 East Madison, Seattle, Wa 98112 Map, Tel 206.324.4140 Call, Website

This upscale Mexican restaurant has a casual feel that works well for families, and large booths accommodate kids well. Don't expect the typical refried beans and rice slopped on a platter here - in addition to typical dishes (like tortilla soup) you'll also find regional specialties and creative items like Camarones El Diablo (Crispy white Mexican prawns, spicy Diablo sauce, coriander–pasilla verduras escabeche, mango–pineapple mojo) more

Cupcake Royale - Ballard

Address 2052 NW Market St, Seattle Map, Tel 206.782.9557 Call, Hours M-Th 6:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 6:30am-11pm; Sun 7:30am-10pm Website

The best thing about Cupcake Royale (besides the fact that they have delicious cupcakes and delicious coffee) is that they have bite sized cupcakes perfect for giving my kids a treat without putting them into sugar overload. more

Cupcake Royale - Capitol Hill

Address 1111 E. Pike Street, Seattle WA Map, Tel 206-328-6544 Call,

There's a lot of competition for the title of "best cupcake in Seattle," and Cupcake Royale is definitel one of the lead contenders. Here's what we like: Seasonal cupcakes change monthly, "baby cakes" are just the right size for young kids to enjoy without getting an overwhelming sugar high, and the company donates thousands of cupcakes to charity each year. This Capitol Hill location has an open kitchen where you can watch the cupcakes being frosted - that's way more entertaining than it sounds. more

Dilettante Mocha Cafe

Address 400 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101 Map, Tel (206) 903-8595 Call, Website

Drop in for a cup of hot chocolate or a decadent piece of cake at this locally owned coffee and chocolate shop. more

Ettas Seafood

Address 2020 Western Ave., Seattle WA Map, Tel (206) 443-6000 Call, Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-4pm, Dinner Mon-Th 4pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm; Sun 4pm-9pm, Brunch Weekends 9am-3pm Website

Ettas is a seattle institution owned and operated by Tom Douglas, one of our best known chefs. Featuring excellent brunches and lots of seafood, this restaurant has an upscale but family friendly atmosphere. 1/2 block north of Pike's Market. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner more

Gelatiamo

Address 1400 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Map, Tel (206) 467-9563 Call, Hours Mon-Thu 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat 10am-8pm Website

Gelatiamo serves authentic Italian gelato, pastries and coffee. Order and seat yourself at one of the marble tables and watch the city walk by through the big glass windows. Note: highchairs not available. more

La Carta de Oaxaca

Address 5431 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle Map, Tel 206.782.8722 Call, Lunch Tu-Sat 11:30am-3pm, Dinner Mon-Thurs 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-midnight Website

The food at this excellent Mexican restaurant is not the heavy, cheese laden entrees that we've become accustomed to. Dishes are light and flavorful, and perfectly sized for sharing. For picky kids, there's always rice and beans & an accommodating staff. This restaurant is casual and noisy, perfect for kids, but be aware that it is popular for dinner and there is often a line. more

Macrina Bakery

Address 2408 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 Map, Tel 206-448-4032 Call, Hours Tue-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 8am-6pm, Mon 7am-7pm Website

Known as one of the best bread bakeries in the country, this is the perfect place to stop in for a sweet snack or to indulge in a great breakfast or savory lunch. Macrina also has sandwiches and salads to go making it a great place to stock up for a picnic at Olympic Sculpture Park. Call ahead if you would like them to make you a boxed lunch. Breakfast and Lunch only more

Molly Moon's

Address 917 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122 Map, Tel 206-708-7947 Call, Website

Molly Moon is among Seattle's favorite ice cream shops. It uses locally sourced ingredients to make flavors like honey lavender, salted caramel, and balsamic strawberry. Don't worry, there's always plain old chocolate and vanilla too, plus homemade waffle cones and tons of topping choices. On hot days, expect to find a line out the door and limited seating inside. more

Nishino

Address 3130 E Madison St, Seattle WA Map, Tel (206) 322-5800 Call, Hours Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm Website

One of my favorite places in Seattle. This restaurant takes advantage of the local seafood to serve some of the best and freshest sushi on the west coast. Whether you like traditional Japanese food and sushi or want a few new style rolls now and again, you'll be happy at Nishino. Though this is a nice restaurant, they are incredibly accommodating with kids. Arive when they open (5:30) to score a seat at the sushi bar where kids can watch all the action. For infants, the staff is happy to bring items like steamed rice, tofu, or sliced avocado. Even picky kids will like the Lauren roll (vegetarian). more

P.F. Changs

Address 400 Pine Street, Seattle WA 98101 Map, Tel (206) 393-0070 Call, Website

Though this is a chain restaurant, we often eat here when we're with the kids. It's fast, they're really accommodating, and have a large variety of options, making it easy to satisfy everyone. It's also fairly loud, which lets us relax about our kids. For young toddlers, they are happy to steam up some plain vegetables, and there are a variety of noodle dishes. more

Park Place Deli

Address 4122 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112 Map, Tel (206) 328-2492 Call,

This small neighborhood deli is a good place to pick up sandwiches for a picnic at Madison Park Playground or Madison Park Beach. more

Pike Street Fish Fry

Address 925 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA Map, Tel 206-329-PIKE Call, Website

True, the seating here, which is mostly at bar-height tables, isn't as kid-friendly as I wish it was, but the fish and chips are mouthwatering, fresh, and inexpensive. Plus, there are fries. Can you think of a more suitable meal to feed a young child visiting Seattle? more

Po Dogs

Address 1009 E Union St, Seattle, WA Map, Tel 206.325.6055 Call, Website

A whole restaurant just for hot dogs? Deep fried pickles? This is a fun place to visit with kids. It's casual yet fashionable, and there's a full lineup of hot-dog toppings including homemade pico de gallo, cheese sauce, sauteed onions and more. When my kids are feeling truly picky, Po Dogs is my best bet. more

Salumi

Address 309 3rd Avenue South, Seattle WA Map, Tel (206) 621-8772 Call, Hours Tue-Fri 11am-4pm, Notes Located between Main and Jackson, across from Seattle Lighting Website

Mario Batali's father, Armandino Batali makes his own Salumi (cured meat) and puts it in some of the best sandwiches you'll ever eat. Located in Pioneer Square, this is a great place to pick up lunch if you're taking the underground tour. Very casual. Lunch only, crowded! more

Serious Pie

Address 316 Virginia, Seattle, WA 98121 Map, Tel (206) 838-7388 Call, Hours Mon-Sat 11am–11pm; Sun 4pm-10pm Website

The newest restaurant opened by one of Seattle's best known chefs, Tom Douglas, is a great place to satisfy both kids and adults. This isn't traditional pizza house pizza, but even picky eaters will be drawn in by the lure of pizza. Grown ups will enjoy gourmet toppings like house made mozzarella, pancetta and sausage and the grown up atmosphere. Reservations are not accepted, so arrive early to beat the crowds. more

Specialties Cafe

Address 1400 5th Avenue, Seattle Map, Hours Sun 7am-5pm, Mon-Fri 6am-7pm, Sat 7am-5pm Website

Specialties cafe is a great place to stop in for a quick sandwich. The stores bake their own bread (and cookies) and there are a wide variety of sandwiches to choose from, including several variations on PB&J. more

Taste Restaurant at Seattle Art Museum

Address 1300 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 Map, Tel 206.903.5291 Call, Website

Taste, located inside the recently redone Seattle Art Museum may look too hip for toddlers, but the restaurant does a great job of catering to kids with a $5 kids menus. Adults will enjoy the menu, which focuses on fresh local ingredients with dishes like ricotta gnocchi and pan roasted trout. If the kids get too wiggly to sit in their seats, a quick walk through the SAM lobby (my kids LOVE the "flashing cars" exhibit) should help them get their jiggles out. more

Vios

Address 903 19th Ave East, Seattle, WA 98112 Map, Tel (206) 329-3236 Call, Hours Mon-Sat 11:00am-4:30pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm, dinner reservations recommended Website

This excellent and authentic greek restaurant, close to volunteer park, is one of Seattle's hidden gems for kids. There is an enclosed play area with books and toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with bar seating around it. There are also tons of tables, high-chairs, and an excellent diaper changing facility. more

Wild Ginger

Address 1401 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 Map, Tel 206.623.4450 Call, Website

Though Wild Ginger isn't the foodie destination it was in it's heyday, it's still very enjoyable, especially with young kids. If you don't have a thriving southeast Asian community in your hometown, you'll especially enjoy the opportunity to try dishes like green papaya salad and black pepper scallops. The Saturday morning Dim sum is also terrific. more

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Bean Sprouts Cafe

Address Inside the Seattle Center Armory: 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109 Map, Tel 206-428-6334 Call, Website

Bean Sprouts is a hip and healthy café that offers yummy, good-for-you food for kids, parents and even babies!
Bean Sprouts' playful menu features plentiful choices for families with allergies and other dietary needs. more

East Lake Bar and Grill

Address 2947 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, wa 98102 Map, Tel (206) 957-7777 Call, Website

They is a huge deck , with a view of the water. Children can walk around and parents don't feel squeezed in like sardins. It's especially great with new borns. more

Endolyne Joe's

Address 9261 45th Avenue SW Seattle, WA. 98136 Map, Tel 206-937-JOES (5637) Call, Website

Great atmosphere [loud], large tables, their decor and menu changes with the seasons, great kids food, and unique food for grown ups! more

Madrona Eatery & Ale House

Address 1138 34TH Ave., Seattle, WA 98122-5139 Map, Tel (206) 323-7807 Call, Website

This kid-friendly neighborhood pub is a place where moms and dads can have a pint and a bite to eat while the tots explore the kids corner stocked with toys and books. But the kids aren't relegated to the corner. Oh no, they rule the whole roost. Stocked with high chairs and booster seats, nearly every table has at least one kid noshing on noodles or fish and chips. The joint is jumping with littles ones from 5 p.m. when the doors open until about 7 p.m. (you know, around bath-time). After 8, you'll find mostly adults enjoying the peace and quiet and the dozen or so brews on tap. FYI: Friday is the big night for your kid to see and be seen. more

Mae's Phinney Ridge Cafe

Address 65th and Phinney, Seattle, WA 98103 Map, Tel (206) 782-1222 Call, Website

Their casual atmosphere, great food (including an ice cream stand) and very kid friendly nature are topped off with a fun cow theme. Breakfast or bruch is the time to go, and even though there's often a wait on the weekends, it's well worth it. Go to their site before you go to print out a coupon! more

Mosaic Coffee House in Wallingford

Address 4401 2nd Ave NE Seattle, WA Map, Tel (206) 632-8036 Call, Website

This is a wonderful coffee house that is non-profit neighborhood and family friendly place. There is a large room adjacent to the coffee house with a playmat and room to play for sitters, crawlers and toddlers. more

Razzis Pizzeria

Address 8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA Map, Tel (206)782-9005 Call, Website

A great place for the family with a special gluten-free menu, lots of whole-grain and low carb options, plus their regular pizzas and pastas are incredible. I often see little league teams and such celebrating there, so I know its good for big groups. more

Rom Mai Thai

Address 613 Broadway Street E. Seattle, WA 98102 Map, Tel 206-726-9058 Call, Website

When traveling with a 1 year-old, it can sometimes feel less than welcoming at many places in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. However, there is a Thai restaurant on the north end of Broadway, Rom Mai Thai, where the opposite is true. more

Santa Fe Cafe

Address 5910 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103 Map, Tel 206-783-9755 Call, Website

Nothing fried on the kids menu! We love going here because the food is fantastic and it's a special place to go for a special dinner. Or just a casual dinner after a day at the zoo (it's right next door). Upscale casual, down-to-earth atmosphere. Special feature: If you have a large party or special event there is a private room that seats up to 22 AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. The web site is under construction (though the restaurant has existed for 28 years) and should be up by the end of April, 2009. more

Serendipity

Address 3222 W. McGraw St Seattle, WA Map, Tel 206-282-9866 Call, Website

Serendipity dishes up comfort food such as meatloaf, mac 'n cheese, french dips, pastas & salads. Be sure to check out their breakfast & new Sunday brunch menus too. Kid portions are available and they even have a cheese & fruit plate for the ultra-picky. Not just for kids, the cafe serves beer, wine, espresso, and gelato for a sweet treat any time of day. Little ones will love playing with the train table, doll house, books & puzzles, and drawing at the art table or chalkboard wall. Serendipity Cafe is located in Magnolia's Village more

Serendipity Cafe

Address 3222 W. McGraw Street, Seattle, WA 98199 Map, Tel 206-282-9866 Call, Website

The food is fantastic, first of all - best sweet potato fries I've had anywhere! And they have a huge play area for the kids, full of toys and activities. Love it! more

Tougo

Address 1410 18th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 Map, Website

Tougo is a cozy, neighborhood coffee joint, with a kids section in the back - equipped with toys and books and crayons. It feels like an adult type place, but just enough activity to keep the little ones busy while catching up with friends. The coffee is great, and the owners are friendly and accommodating. more

Trophy Cupcakes

Address 1815 N. 45th st. suite 209. Seattle WA. 98103 Map, Tel 206-632-7020 Call, Website

they have many shops and a haircut shop for kids where they sit in animals and play with toys while they get their hair cute. they have very cute boutique shops and a wonderful cupcake shop. more

Volunteer Park Cafe

Address 1501 17th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 Map, Tel (206) 328-3155 Call, Website

An cozy neighborhood cafe where kids can enjoy the toy box while you grab a tasty pastry, panini, or latte. more

Zeek's Pizza

Address 6000 Phinney Ave North Seattle, WA 98103 Map, Tel 206 2858646 Call, Website

Kids place mat is a coloring page. Crayons are provided. Quick service and relaxed atmosphere. Especially the Phinney Ridge Zeek's. more

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