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Best Family Restaurants in New Jersey

The best family restaurants in New Jersey are for diners who are looking for a family dining experience that offers enjoyment for both parents and kids.

These restaurants are ideal for celebrating a special occasion like a birthday, Mother’s Day, Easter, graduation, or even on a family vacation at one of the many family vacation destinations in New Jersey.

The criteria for best family restaurants are based on value, a child friendly environment, and the ability to accommodate families of four or more diners.






Best Family Restaurants - Northern Jersey

Maggiano'Reestaurant
Maggiano's Little Italy
Bridgewater and Hackensack
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They are popular with groups of 4 or more with a hearty appetite looking for a traditional Italian - American dining experience.
They serve an extensive kid's menu.
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Medieval Times Castle
Medieval Times Castle Dinner & Tournament
Lyndhurst
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One of the most famous theme restaurants in New Jersey. Great family jousting fun. Eat with your hands and drink from a Goblet as you watch some serious Jousting on Horseback. The imaginative new entertainment spot was based on the true medieval tradition of royal families inviting guests to a festival and feast to watch Knights compete on horseback.
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Nasto's Ice Cream
Nasto’s Ice Cream
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Nasto's Ice Cream is an 80+ year old Newark landmark, family-run business, that serves outstanding homemade Italian delicacies.
Nasto's is popular with families who come for their "Old World Desserts"
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Raymond's
Montclair/Ridgewood
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With old time brasserie ambiance, serves affordably priced creative food. They serve an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.
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Best Family Restaurants - Central Jersey

Clinton Station Diner
Clinton Station Diner
Clinton
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The Clinton Station Diner is a unique family oriented dining experience with model trains suspended from the ceiling for little engineers to enjoy.
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Game Time Bar and Grill
Game Time Bar and Grill
Freehold
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Game Time Bar and Grill, located inside iPlayAmerica, NJ's largest indoor amusement park, with a boardwalk on the Jersey Shore theme. Take the family, watch a game on the Large TV's , and be sure to take in the on-site amusements and activities
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Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe
Edison
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Rain Forest cafe is a themed restaurant with lots to offer Kids to keep them from getting restless and from using their technology toys.
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Shrimp Box Restaurant
The Shrimp Box
Point Pleasant Beach
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Take in excellent water front views, fresh locally caught seafood, and "not break the bank." They are family friendly with a "Young Sailors" menu.
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Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse
Hamilton, Holmdel, Howell, Old Bridge, North Plainfield
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Popular with family diners who enjoy excellent aged steaks & BBQ food in an energetic ambiance at an affordable price. Read review
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Best Family Restaurants - Southern  Jersey

Maggiano's Restaurant
Maggiano's Little Italy
Cherry Hill
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They are popular with groups of 4 or more with a hearty appetite looking for a traditional Italian - American dining experience.
They serve an extensive kid's menu.
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Mastoris Diner
Mastoris Diner
Bordentown
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This is a huge diner with a huge menu and huge portions, and plenty of kids dishes. They are family friendly and a great place to take kids
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Menz Restaurant

Menz Restaurant

Rio Grande/Wildwood
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In Wildwood and looking for a more affordable family restaurant with good food? Venture 15 minutes over the bridge to Rio Grande.
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The Pop Shop
The Pop Shop
Collingswood/Medford
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Families with young kids looking for a restaurant with an atmosphere that keeps the kids from getting restless
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Rain Forest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe
Atlantic City
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Rain Forest cafe is a themed restaurant with lots to offer Kids to keep them from getting restless and from using their technology toys.
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