The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants In And Near Times Square

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Famous as the beating heart of Midtown West of Manhattan, Times Square is a prominent tourist destination, entertainment center, and commercial neighborhood in the world-famous New York City in the USA. Verdant Bryant Park, incredible Madame Tussauds museum and interactive Museum of Miniatures called Gulliver’s Gate are some of the well-known attractions which you should not miss visiting. And, thousands of tourists flock to Times Square every year with their families and kids for a wonderful, fun-filled vacation. So, if you are planning to spend your upcoming holidays in Times Square with your children, going for kid-friendly restaurants here will gift you an enjoyable experience to treasure forever. Keep reading to find some of the best kid-friendly restaurants in and near Times Square to visit with your kids and enjoy your excursion to the fullest.

1. Ellen's Stardust Diner

Ellen's Stardust
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Are your kids fond of music? Then, make sure you visit Ellen’s Stardust Diner. It’s known for amazing singing waitstaff and unique retro theme of the 1950s. You can find an extensive menu of scrumptious American classics to help make your children order their favorite delicacies. Your kids will surely enjoy eating their favorite food in the musical ambiance.

Ellen's Stardust Diner

Address: 1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA

Website: Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Opening hours: 7am - 12am (daily)

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2. Havana Central

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Plan to visit Havana Central with your kids to enjoy relishing delicious meal. This boisterous food establishment is well-known for offering mouthwatering Cuban delicacies and playing live music in its outstanding retro Havana settings. Let your kids order their choice of Cuban food, such as classic Cuban sandwich, and have their favorite desserts after the meal.

Havana Central

Address: 151 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Website: Havana Central

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11.30am - 11am; Thu - Sat: 11.30am - 12am; Sun:11am - 11pm

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3. Bareburger

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Are burgers your kid’s favorite food? If yes, you should definitely visit Bareburger when vacationing in Times Square. This kid-friendly restaurant is an eco-minded regional food establishment chain offering scrumptious organic burgers. Your kids will be pleased to order various burgers, sandwiches, and salads of their choice and eat them gladly.


Address: 366 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Website: Bareburger

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am

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4. Schnipper’s

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If your child loves to eat fresh and delicious sandwiches and American classic cuisines, plan to visit Schnipper’s kid-friendly restaurant when holidaying in Times Square. It offers fresh salads, hot dogs, sandwiches, fries, and shakes, which are sure to please your kids. Eat lip-smacking American delicacies with your children in the pleasant cafeteria-like ambiance.


Address: 620 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA

Website: Schnipper’s

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10.30am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 11pm

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New York City Tour Guide

Hiram Jacobs

Hiram Jacobs

I am a licensed New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Tour Guide and a native New Yorker. Over the years, I acquired considerable experience organizing solo tours of the major European and East European capitals of the world, Canada's largest cities and Australia's most popular cities, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, and San Francisco. During my international travels, I participated in tours organized by private tour companies to China, Russia, South America, India, the Canadian Rockies, Israel, Japan's major cities; USA: Alaska, Arizona and Utah's scenic national National Parks . I received my Master of Arts in Political Science (Urban Administration) from the State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, New York in 1978. Since my recent retirement from the MTA, New York City Transit Authority, after 39 years of service as an Associate Transit Management Analyst, I hope to share with my fellow Travelers my observations, insights and personal experiences relating to Manhattan’s iconic neighborhoods, landmarks and popular attractions that make New York City such a vibrant and dynamic city to visit. I will strive to make your New York City Experience memorable. Tour Cancellations - Please provide at least 24 hours notice prior to the tour date in order to cancel your booking and to receive a full refund.

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Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!!

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5. McHale's Bar & Grill

Situated in the heart of Broadway and some steps away from widely popular Times Square, this two-story restaurant is another popular joint in NYC which you should visit. It features dark-wood décor and great ambiance to please you. Also, it features more than 15 flat-screen televisions and projector screens to help you and your kids stay entertained while you have your meals here. Your kids will definitely like watching sporting events here. Do not miss the ‘Sandwich of the Week’.

McHale's Bar & Grill

Address: 251 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Website: McHale’s Bar & Grill

Opening hours: 11am - 4am (daily)

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6. Junior's

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

From Brooklyn with love. All heart shaped cheesecakes now on sale for #Valentines Day. Limited quantities.

Posted by Junior's Restaurant & Cheesecake on Monday, February 1, 2021

Do your kids crave to eat cheesecake? If you nodded along in agreement, make sure you visit Junior’s Restaurant when touring through Times Square. Your kids are sure to enjoy relishing lip-smacking cheesecake, rugelach, muffins, cake slices, and black-and-white cookies. This amazing food establishment features outdoor dining on the patio in the summer, and it features a new elegant dining room.


Address: 1515 Broadway, 45th St. B/W Broadway & 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Website: Junior’s

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6.30am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 6.30am - 1am

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7. Carmine's

If your kids love eating Italian delicacies, do not miss visiting Carmine’s restaurant when exploring Times Square. Experience scrumptious Southern Italian family feast in one of the most popular destinations in USA. This restaurant is just a couple of blocks away from Times Square and popular for offering savory Italian dishes. Your kids will certainly like visiting it again to relish Italian delicacies.


Address: 200 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Website: Carmine’s

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 11.30pm; Mon: 11.30am - 11.30pm; Tue, Thu & Fri: 11.30am - 12am; Wed & Sat: 11am - 12am

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8. Planet Hollywood

If your kids are fond of movie blockbusters, then do not miss visiting Planet Hollywood for your meal when vacationing in Times Square. It’s a huge restaurant were memorabilia and movie blockbusters are the center of attraction. Your children can order their choice of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizzas, fries, shakes, and desserts to please their tongue. Your kids are sure to have an enjoyable time eating their favorite delicacies in an ambiance filled with energy and excitement.

Planet Hollywood

Address: 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA

Website: Planet Hollywood

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am

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9. Hard Rock Cafe

Located in the heart of New York City and Times Square, this outstanding kid-friendly restaurant features an impressive collection of music memorabilia and offers you tantalizing delicacies and drinks. If a burger is your kid’s favorite food, you should make it a point to visit Hard Rock Café New York when holidaying in Times Square. This incredible food establishment features rock ‘n’ roll theme and high-energy ambiance which is sure to please your kids. Enjoy eating lip-smacking burgers and American classics in leisure here.

Hard Rock Cafe

Address: 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA

Website: Hard Rock Cafe

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8am - 12.30am; Fri - Sat: 8am - 1.30am

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10. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Last, but not least, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is one of the best kid-friendly restaurants which you should certainly visit with your kids to have a memorable experience. This family-friendly chain restaurant features a fishing boat theme and offers you a variety of scrumptious seafood and American cuisines. Kids will find it fun dining here. Watch spectacular views of Broadway and all marquees and billboards. Gaze at Times Square’s hustle and bustle while you have your meal here.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Address: 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA

Website: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am

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Have a great time having meals with your kids

Times Square is one of the prominent attractions which you cannot afford to miss when in New York. And, visiting these kid-friendly restaurants with your beloved growing ones will help you and your kids have a memorable experience to cherish forever. So, make sure you visit all these 10 kid-friendly restaurants when exploring Times Square, New York in the USA. For more dining scenes, do check out the best Asian restaurants and rooftop restaurants in Times Square as well!

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