Family Food & Dining
It takes a lot more than a cup of crayons and a clutch of breaded chicken tenders to make a restaurant truly parent- and kid-friendly. You weighed in on the best treats and eats for family fun day, pizza for the team, or for when date night rolls around and the baby-sitter bails. Here are your favorite haunts for sipping and supping — family style.
Kid-Friendly Happy Hour
Winner: Tutta Bella
The hour is happy indeed with specials like $7 dollar pizzas. Tutta Bella is a family go-to anytime, but their daily happy hour from 3–6 p.m. is especially popular. Parents say “the restaurant is super kid-friendly. There is just enough noise to drown out any random outbursts from your child. Best of all, they have great food that's both adult- and kid-friendly.” Try one of their signature cocktails, a glass of wine, or a Tutta Bella Ale, handcrafted by Big Al’s Brewing, to complement one of the wood-fired pizza specials like the Margherita or the Angela with Isernio’s Italian sausage and Mama Lil’s peppers. Is it 3:00 yet?
Northwest parents certainly do love to have a sip and a snack happy hour-style, and these are a few of the local family-friendly faves: Elliot Bay Brewing Company from 3–6 p.m.; Greenlake Bar & Grill from 3–6 p.m.; and The Madrona Eatery and Ale House and the Montlake Ale House weekdays from 4–6 p.m. While not technically happy hours, parents still like to hit the Twirl Café for Whine Wednesdays twice a month from 5–8 p.m.; and the Pine Lake Alehouse.
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