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Dining with Kids: Detroit Edition

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Dining with kids is a lot of work and we want to make it (a little) easier. 

Here’s our list of the best places to eat with the family when you’re in the city. 

 

Downtown

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American & Lafayette Coney Islands

All kids must experience these Detroit classics. Order some coneys (and Faygo), find a table or bring the bags to Campus Martius for a true downtown experience.

Amenities:

Parking: Street parking, pay lots, parking structures

 

Pop + Offworld

An old-school 80s hangout, order a pizza (or two) and play some arcade games.

Amenities: Highchair

Parking: Pay lot, street parking, parking structures

 

Le Pecora Nera

Close to Comerica Park and Grand Circus Park, this Italian deli is a great place to grab a sandwich for breakfast or lunch. The deli also sells packaged food that can appeal to little picky eaters. Bonus: Gelato and outdoor seating for summer days!

Amenities: High chair

Parking: Street parking

 

Shake Shack

Burgers + milkshakes = perfect family friendly dining. Bonus: you’ll be steps away from activities at Campus Martius.

Amenities: High chair/changing table

Parking: Parking structures, street parking, QLine stop

 

Calexieo

California-Mexican favorites on Woodward and a great spot to watch the QLine.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/kids menu

Parking: Parking structures, street parking, QLine stop

 

Detroit Beer Company

Enjoy a beer in a family-friendly atmosphere on Broadway.

Amenities: Highchair/changing table/kids menu

Parking: Parking structures, street parking

 

La Lanterna

A nice place to enjoy housemade pastas & Neapolitan style pizzas in Capitol Park.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat

Parking: Pay lots next to building, street parking, parking structure

 

 

Park+Rec Diner

Enjoy breakfast at any time of the day in a building that looks like a castle and is across the street from Beacon Park.

Amenities: Booster seat

Parking: Street parking, pay lots and parking structure

 

Pegasus

Opa! Introduce your kids to the Greektown tradition of Saganaki

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/changing table/kids menu

Parking: Parking structure/pay lots

 

Santorini

Escape to the Mediterranean and enjoy a traditional Greek meal.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/kids menu

Parking: Parking structure/pay lots

 

Midtown

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Royale with Cheese

Dine-in burger joint with creative custard shakes in the Cass Corridor.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/ changing table/ kids menu

Parking: Street parking, parking structure

 

HOPCAT

Grand Rapids favorite, HOPCAT is in Detroit and the ‘crack fries’ are good for everyone!

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/changing table/kids menu

Parking: Parking structure, street parking, QLine stop

 

Traffic Jam & Snug

For Cass Corridor favorite over 50 years, be sure to pick up a loaf a bread from their in-house bakery.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/changing table/kids menu

Parking: Street parking, pay lots

 

The Block

American favorites on Woodward and a great spot to watch the QLine.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat

Parking: Parking structure, street parking, QLine stop

 

Seva

Family-friendly, vegetarian restaurant with gluten-free options.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/changing table/kids menu

Parking: Street parking, pay lot

 

Selden Standard

Farm-to-table, community centric dining that’s an especially great brunch spot.

Amenities: Highchair/booster/changing table

Parking: Street parking, parking lot, parking structure

 

Corktown

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Ottava Via

Italian pastas and pizza with a gorgeous patio and Bocce Ball court a good weather days.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat

Parking: Street parking

 

FOLK

Fresh and locally sourced breakfast and lunch favorites. Also sweets treats including locally produced ice cream.

Amenities: Highchair/kids menu + crayons

Parking: Parking lot and free street parking

 

Gold Cash Gold

A great spot anytime, the Chef’s Table for groups of 8-13 is especially nice for special occasions.

Amenities: High chair/booster seat/kids menu

Parking: Street parking, pay lot

 

Bobcat Bonnie’s

American favorites, including a couple of pinball machines and arcade games.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/coloring book

Parking: Parking lot, street parking

 

Slows BBQ

The heart of Corktown, Slows is across the street from Roosevelt Park and the former train station.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/changing table/will make grilled cheese for kids

Parking: Street parking, pay lot

 

Eastern Market

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Eastern Market Brewing Co.

Grab a brew, pick out a boardgame and get ready for some family fun in Eastern Market. At EMBC you can bring your own food or order from the Elephant Shack food truck.

Amenities: Highchair/ you can bring in your own food

Parking: Parking lot, street parking

 

Stache International

Grab a picnic table for an indoor picnic with delicious and unique sandwiches.

Amenities: Highchair/ will make grilled cheese for kids

Parking: Parking lot, street parking

 

Supino Pizzaria

Thin crust pizzeria in the heart of Eastern Market with delicious cannoli.

Amenities: Highchair

Parking: Parking lot, street parking

 

Southwest

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Mexican Village

The entrance to Mexicantown, the perfect spot to enjoy a Mexican meal.

Amenities: Highchair/ booster seat/changing table/kids menu

Parking: Parking lot

 

Armandos

In the heart of Southwest and across the street from Clark Park, this has been a favorite stopping spot for generations of Detroit Tigers.

Amenities: Highchair/booster seat/changing table/kids menu

Parking: Parking lot

Kerry

About Kerry Doman

Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!

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