Dinner out as a family always sounds like a good idea. That is until you all have to agree on a place that everyone wants to eat at. We here at Food Adventures have a brief list of some favorite family friendly places to eat in the Dayton area!
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON SOME KID FRIENDLY EATERIES:
We all know how awesome DLM is as a local grocer, but have you ever considered taking your crew there to eat? DLM offers a number of different options that would please the pallets of each one of your family members.
For starters, you can order a hot and fresh Neapolitan Pizza topped just the way you like it. Right in that same area, you can grab a custom sub sandwich as well! Want a salad? Go ahead and build your own from the huge salad bar stocked with fresh produce and multiple toppings. Make it a combo and grab yourself a cup of soup from the soup station.
The deli case is the home to numerous prepared meals, including chicken tenders, mac and cheese, pasta dishes, salads, and more! After your crew has picked out their eats, you can head upstairs and sit down to enjoy your meal in the spacious dining area. Picked something that needs to be reheated? No worries! You’ll also find a microwave upstairs along with plates and cutlery.
After you all have indulged in dinner, be sure to leave room for desserts! DLM is home to an amazing variety of decedent desserts and a top notch coffee bar!
Dewey’s has two locations in the Dayton area, one near the University of Dayton located at 131 Jasper Street, and their newest location at Austin Landing. Dewey’s is known for their hand tossed pizzas and creative toppings. Along with their pizzas, they have a variety of salads and calzones. But what is it that makes this pizza place stand out from the rest? While you wait for your meal, your little ones are welcomed to be entertained by the cooks in the kitchen tossing and spinning the pizza dough. The pizza makers aren’t just trained to make delicious pizzas, they are also trained to do so in an entertaining manner that engages their patrons and adds an extra flare to your dining experience!
Located at 1001 S. Main St. in Englewood, Company 7 BBQ offers a huge menu that’s guaranteed to have a dish that will make everyone happy. Being owned and ran by firefighters, Company 7 is loaded with fun decor making it very appealing for kids. And speaking of your kids, Wednesdays, kids 12 and under eat free! Also, if you join their birthday club, members 10 and up will receive a free meal for their birthday and kids under 10 receive a free kids meal. Another bonus: you can also order through their drive through to bring dinner home!
This breakfast gem located at Austin Landing whips up a menu to please all ages but doesn’t sacrifice quality for the price. What we like about their family focus is that the kids’ menu is not only delicious, but the portions are just right. In addition, they don’t limit their seasonal menu to the main menu, they also get creative with the kids’. One of our favorites were the Mardi Gras Pancakes where they mixed in M&Ms for a special treat. But our favorite thing to order is the chocolate milk! Sounds like an every day drink, right? Not here! They take this beverage to the ultimate level by swirling in chocolate syrup and topping it off with a mound of whipped cream. Young or old, we highly recommend this one!
Here’s another example of why we love eating a places with multiple options. 2nd Street Market has a variety of local vendors selling everything from produce, to handmade crafts and yes, even delicious eats! Here you can find multiple eateries serving up everything from gourmet crepes to warm, soothing soups. Recently, 2nd Street Market just announced that they will be opening on Sundays extending their hours for what used to be just Thursday-Saturday!
So it’s not just about eating a meal out, it’s also about figuring out where is the best place to grab a sweet treat! Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream is located in Cross Points Plaza in Centerville. What separates this creamery from others where you can request mix ins, is that your kiddo can help make their creation! The staff will let your child come behind the counter and mix up their ice cream right on the cold slab that they do it! Kids love this and their kid-sized portion is the perfect size that satisfies a sweet craving without overindulging!
Yes, yes, we know it’s a fast food chain. But for a parent after a long day with the kids, Chick-Fil-A can bring some delicious relief for the whole family! They do have many healthy options on their menu, with the Yogurt Parfaits being one of our favorite eats. Aside from having a play area for the kids to get their energy out, Chick-Fil-A offers other services that just make life that much easier when having to feed your hungry and active kids! One example is how they provide multiple services to you at your table, including bringing you your food after it’s ordered so that you don’t have to wait up at the counter, coming by and checking to see if you need drink refills and they will also take up your trash for you! They’ve recently added the bonus feature of being able to order your food in the drive through and picking it up inside. No more juggling kids, your wallet and a tray of food!
There you have it foodie parents. These are just some of the many places in our area that offer great eats for a family! We want to hear from you. What are some of your favorite kid friendly spots? Please comment below. Also feel free to browse the photos below of our Food Adventures at family friendly places.