Six Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Hoboken

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Six Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Hoboken

Imagine you and your family are seated at a table, waiting for your order, at a restaurant. The diner is packed and your kids, being kids, become impatient and antsy. Your 2 year old starts bawling (okay, screaming), your four year old starts chasing your five year old around the dinner, and your curious 7 year old is rubbing the bald head of the patron sitting by the adjacent table. People are frowning at you and are visibly annoyed.

It can be tough to take young children to a restaurant: some diners do not permit children or may ask a family to leave if the children are being rowdy. So, with this in mind, we complied a list of six best kid friendly restaurants which, based on various customer reviews and diners’ policies, are the most accepting of children, often have children running around (so yours won’t be the only ones!), have a wide range of kids’ meal options, possess strong kid-friendly environments, and are inexpensive. Check it out below.


Johnny Pepperoni: This Italian diner serves pizzas and Italian entrees with  a red and white checked tablecloth theme while also being kid-friendly. One yelp reviewer notes that the restaurant provides kids’ cups with “spill-proof’ lids while another review says that there are appropriate, inexpensive menu options for kids. Overall, the reviews illustrate the diner to have an environment which  encompasses both characteristics, “classy” and “playful.” It may remind one of a scene from the children’s Disney movie, “Lady and the Tramp,” when Lady and the Tramp share a spaghetti dish on a red and white checkered tablecloth, served just outside the door of a quaint Italian restaurant.

Location: 219 11th St  Hoboken, NJ 07030



Elysian Cafe: This American and French restaurant has a “kids eat free” every Tuesday night. With kids’ meal options and an open acceptance of children at the diner, this restaurant is a great place to take your family and little ones out to eat!

Location: 1001 Washington St Hoboken, NJ 07030



Matt & Meera: Think burgers with an exotic, Indian twist. With options for mild to spicy  in the dishes, this diner has something even for your pickiest child! Some kids’ meal options include: Grilled Mushroom & Mint Pizza, Crispy Shrimp, Grilled Chicken Wings, Chicken Tikka Naan Sandwich, and  Quinoa & Mushroom Burger. Side options include fries, chips, and salad.

Location: 618 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030



Five Guys Burgers and Fries: This restaurant prides itself for being a classic American diner. For being more than just affordable, providing a variety of burgers and fries (foods that most kids love!), and providing a kid friendly environment, this diner is a superb choice. It’s a go-to burger joint of any metro area: one that both you and your family will enjoy.

Location: 319 Washington St Hoboken NJ 07030



Mailbu Diner: Inexpensive, Malibu Diner, has many unique choices on their menu. The restaurant has a full, separate kids’ meals menu with dishes like “Turkey dinner” which is served with gravy, mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli and “Kid’s Cheese Quesadilla,” served with Sour Cream and Salsa , this is an exceptional place to go if you want your kids to eat more than just a burger.

Location: 257 14th St Hoboken NJ 07030




Baja Mexican Cuisine: highly rated and recommended as  “kid friendly,” this Mexican specialty cuisine has many various choices on their menu. From enchiladas to tacos to nachos and even seafood, there are plenty of delicious options for you and your family to choose from. The restaurant even has a separate children’s menu!

Location: 104 14th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030                                



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