Top 10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Grand Rapids, Michigan

kid friendly restaurants in grand rapids

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and is an ideal vacation destination for families. The area is safe, and there are plenty of sights and entertainment options for kids, including the sculpture park, zoo, wild animal park, farm museum, and much more. One of our all-time favorite spots is the Children’s museum that houses toys and games for children of all ages. Above all else, we know how important it is to provide your family with good quality food at a decent price. So, we’ve scoured the city to bring you the top kid-friendly restaurants in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Feel free to browse below.

1. Uccello's Ristorante

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This restaurant has been serving the locals and tourists alike for more than four decades. It has branches in six different locations. It offers different types pizzas, each with a different set of toppings and cheese, that kids will surely love. Besides, you can also make your own pasta here. There are burgers, burritos, subs, sandwiches, and other kid-friendly items also available on the menu. If you do take your family, then we would recommend sitting in the dedicated family section of the restaurant.

Uccello's Ristorante

Address: 122 Monroe Center St NW

Website: Uccello’s Ristorante

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 10pm; Mon - Thur: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am – 11pm

2. Russ' Restaurant

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This family restaurant has been serving excellent meals for over 85 years. They have even created a special kids menu so that if you have younger children, under the age of 10, you won’t have to pay for a full meal. The restaurant is friendly and offers both dine-in and take-away. If you’re just looking for a quick bite to eat, be sure to check out the ‘munchies’ menu, which has crowd favorites such as mozzarella cheese sticks, potato wedges and onion rings.

Russ' Restaurant

Address: Grand Haven, 1313 S. Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven, MI 49417

Website: Russ’ Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

3. Arnie's Bakery Restaurant

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Ever wondered what it would be like to have delicious bakery products readily available via a drive-thru? Well, Arnie’s Bakery Restaurant might be the ideal base for you and your family. Along with artisanal breads, Arnie also has a solid collection of award-winning desserts. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is peaceful and calm. You can order a delicious pizza here, and they guarantee good service, friendly staff, and it’s excellent value for money, too.

Arnie's Bakery Restaurant

Address: 722 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Website: Arnie’s Bakery Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

4. Two Beards Deli

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With each menu item given a specialist name, we adore the Two Beard Delio. Stop by for lunch and enjoy the ‘Gandalf", or even the 'Super Mario’ sandwiches. There are meat, vegetarian and vegan options available on the menu. The whole menu specializes in sandwiches, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Each one is unique and lovingly handmade. The trendy vibe of this cafe has secured its place in the locals hearts and minds. With such a wide menu, you can go many times and still have a whole host of new flavors to try. Your family will take a while to work through the whole menu, we’re tempted, too!

Two Beards Deli

Address: 38 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49519

Website: Two Beards Deli

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 4pm

5. Real Food Cafe

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Got a craving for an all-day breakfast feast with the family, then look no further than the Real Food Cafe on Eastern Avenue. With sauces that are made from scratch, great portions and good value for money, you can be sure that you will leave Real Food Cafe with a happy heart, a full belly, and a smile. This is a great option for families because of the wide range of dishes on the menu. There are vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian meals also available here.

Real Food Cafe

Address: 2419 Eastern Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: Real Food Cafe

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 6am - 2pm; Sat: 7am - 2pm; Sun: 8am - 2pm (closed on Mon)

6. Wolfgang's Restaurant

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This is an absolute must-visit for locals and tourists alike, so be warned that you might have to wait for a while before seating become available. However, you won’t be disappointed and if you avoid brunch time, you might not have to wait long. With a standard and a la carte menu, the children can enjoy something from the standard menu, which includes American favorites, while adults can enjoy an extra-special treat from the a la carte menu.

Wolfgang's Restaurant

Address: 1530 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, United States

Website: Wolfgang’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 2:30pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 3pm

7. The Old Goat

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A little bit more upmarket than some of the other restaurants that we have featured on this list, but still very much suitable for you and your family to enjoy a fantastic meal. This restaurant has a gastro-pub vibe and they specialize in delicious yet hearty meals, which everyone can enjoy. They even sometimes have a piano player and live jazz events, so be sure to check online to see what is happening during your visit.

The Old Goat

Address: 2434 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49507

Website: The Old Goat

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm

8. Anna's House

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Delicious and local food that is still Insta-worthy can always be found at Anna’s House. The dishes are prepared using only fresh ingredients that are sourced locally and with no chemical additions. This means that you can rest assured that your family is eating only the best of the best. There are also a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes available.

Anna's House

Address: 3874 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids‎, MI 49525

Website: Anna’s House

Opening hours: 6am - 3pm (daily)

9. The Green Well

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Known for excellent customer service and mouth-watering food, it is worth the slightly higher cost. If you’re wondering what to order, we’d recommend the poutine and the ribs. They serve finger-licking food. Don’t forget to order dessert. If you plan to take younger children, we would recommend heading there for lunch rather than dinner, as they have an excellent cocktail list.

The Green Well

Address: 924 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapis, MI, 49506

Website: The Green Well

Opening hours: 11am - 8pm (daily)

10. The Electric Cheetah

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With a specialist children’s menu that changes according to the season, even if you’ve been once, your family will be happy to return time and again. For the adults, there’s a wide range of dishes on offer, from Thai curry to macaroni and cheeses. There are also a number of excellent beers available and desserts, if you have a sweet tooth. Be sure to check out the decor; it is decorated with eclectic pieces.

The Electric Cheetah

Address: 1015 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Website: The Electric Cheetah

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 4pm

Have fun dining out with your kids in Grand Rapids

We know that trying to find a kid-friendly restaurant can be difficult. Especially, if your child has particular eating needs. Making sure that the kids are fed with healthy food and are happy is important to families. And so, we hope that this list of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Grand Rapids, Michigan, helps make your lives a little bit easier. Now you can choose your favorite eateries and head there together today. Enjoy your meal!

Editor’s Note: Due to Covid-19, the business hours of the restaurants may differ from the stated timings in this article. Please be sure to check the updated hours from the websites.

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