Kid-Friendly Neighborhood Restaurant
Winner: Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub
This year’s winner was a finalist last year. Families enjoy all locations of Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub. Wherever they partake, readers enjoy Elliott Bay’s “thoughtful,” traditional pub fare (fish and chips, burgers and beer), ample space and laid-back, if oft busy, setting. “Always lively [and] family-friendly,” notes one happy customer.
Go Greek at Vios Café. With locations on Capitol Hill and in Ravenna, Vios offers traditional Mediterranean fare. Fans particularly crave the kebabs and galaktoboureko (creamy custard in flaky phyllo). Families rave that the play areas keep kids busy.
A 10-minute walk from Woodland Park Zoo, Phinney Market Pub & Eatery gets plenty of foot traffic from families. Look for the train table and kid-friendly eats, which include Sriracha Parmesan chicken tenders and mac and cheese.
With locations in Lynnwood and other cities around Puget Sound, Hop Jack’s is billed as a place where friends and neighbors can gather to enjoy a really cold beer, unique beverages and some great food in a comfortable, fun, safe and familiar environment. Yes, please.
Lately, people have been speculating that Burien is the new Ballard. Take as evidence the Pit Stop Taproom & Pub. Families voted this neighborhood hangout a favorite for its dog-friendly policy, 19 rotating taps serving primarily local beers, and award-winning veggie burgers.