Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

All the kid- and parent-pleasing nosh spots in Seattle
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Bing’s [AMERICAN] The new menu at this friendly Madison Park spot treats parents to sophisticated flavors—arugula salad with Manchego cheese and pistachios, flat iron steak with chimichurri sauce—while keeping it simple for the kids with an excellent mac and cheese and a tasty lineup of specialty burgers. Plus, there are plenty of Washington wines as well as a sweet strip of seating outside for sunny September evenings. Lunch and dinner Mon.–Sun., breakfast Sat.–Sun. 4200 E Madison St.; 206.323.8623; Facebook: “Bing’s

St. Clouds [AMERICAN] Families flock to this shingled storefront café on Madrona’s main street, where the needs of the grown-ups and the kids are given equal care. Nosh on curry-roasted yams on chickpea cakes with sautéed kale in coconut sauce, or the herb-roasted chicken with gravy, while the kids slurp spaghetti and meatballs and/or a hot fudge sundae. And since September is always Seattle’s bonus month of summer, don’t forget one last meal on the deck or grassy area out back. Dinner daily, brunch and lunch Sat.–Sun. 1131 34th Ave.; 206.726.1522;

Chinook’s at salmon Bay
[SEAFOOD] Take in the views of the deep-sea fishing and crabbing fleet at this Seattle classic, where the fish and chips are perfect, the chowder’s righteous, and the alder-plank-roasted salmon and Dungeness crab Louie serve as tasty reminders of Seattle’s seafood heritage. Servers are quick to bring crayons and coloring paper for the kids, and there are smaller portions of fish and chips and mac and cheese on the kids’ menu. Plus: free scones at breakfast! Breakfast Sat.–Sun., lunch Mon.–Sat., dinner daily. 1900 W Nickerson St., No. 103; 206.283.4665;

[AMERICAN] This locally owned cafe is Magnolia’s kid-and-parent haven (and there’s a newly added lounge, but that’s for  21 and older). No one can resist the baked-potato nachos, made with house-made potato chips, sour cream, cheese and scallions; honkin’ burgers; waffle fries; a good beer list; and, probably the best part, a kiddo play area. What’s not to like? Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 3222 W McGraw St.; 206.282.9866;

The Ridge [PIZZA] The kids can play skee ball while mom and dad catch up with the neighbors at the next table at Phinney Ridge’s favorite pizza joint. All the pizzas are named for Phinney notables, from the Carmelita, a veggie-topped pie, to the Yanni’s pizza, with Greek toppings (feta, kalamata olives, red onions), both dedicated to neighboring restaurants. Plus, it offers lots of local beer and wine to drink. Lunch and dinner daily. 7217 Greenwood Ave. N; 206.687.7621;