Whether you’re looking for a casual breakfast, great family dinner, or satisfying dessert, Cape Cod, Massachusetts has it all. Venture out from your lovely Cape Cod vacation rental to explore the area, and check out these unforgettable 10 kid-friendly restaurants.
1. Pizza Barbone
If cheers go up in your house on pizza night, make sure to take your kids to Pizza Barbone during your Cape Cod vacation. Located in downtown Hyannis, Pizza Barbone delights guests with a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas, from Margherita to crushed potato. Many of the ingredients come fresh from the restaurant’s rooftop garden, where crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, beets, carrots, and herbs abound. If your kids or other members of your family have dietary restrictions, much of the menu at Pizza Barbone can be made vegan or gluten-free. Save room for a homemade dessert; try the Barbone Oreos or housemade gelato.
2. Red Face Jack’s
Enjoy a casual, neighborhood atmosphere while having a delicious meal at Red Face Jack’s. Whether you’re craving a burger and fries, fresh seafood, Tex-Mex, or a sandwich, the kitchen at Red Face Jack’s delivers something for everyone. Sports enthusiasts in your family can enjoy the night’s big game on one of 30 flat screen televisions or, if they’re really lucky, one of the three big screens.
3. Spanky’s Clam Shack
Taste local Cape Cod fare while taking in the view from a patio table at Spanky’s Clam Shack. Positioned right on the water overlooking Hyannis Harbor, the whole family can enjoy their meal while watching cruise ships float past. Fresh seafood choices abound at Spanky’s, so take advantage and try the fried oyster roll, broiled scallops, or the lobster ravioli. If the little ones don’t have a taste for seafood, Spanky’s has a kid’s menu featuring items such as grilled cheese, chicken tenders, or spaghetti.
4. Four Seas Ice Cream
Fulfill your kids’ dreams of ice cream for dinner at Four Seas Ice Cream. Pick your flavor from selections such as fresh peach, butter crunch, caramel, or frozen pudding, and enjoy it while seated at the old-fashioned stools around the counter. If you need a little more than ice cream, try one of the deli sandwiches too. When you’re ready to head back to your vacation rental, pick up a to-go quart of your favorite flavor to enjoy later on in your trip.
5. Cafe Chew
For a relaxed breakfast or lunch in an easygoing environment with friendly staff, look no further than Cafe Chew. Start with a steaming cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich for you, while the kids enjoy pancakes or French toast hot off the griddle. For lunch, pick up some hot pressed paninis, sandwiches, or specialty salads for the family, and head out for a picnic in the sunshine. With a focus on organic, natural, and whole foods, Cafe Chew serves delicious food that you can feel good about feeding your family.
6. The Daily Paper
Head out from your vacation rental for a hot breakfast at The Daily Paper. Seafood lovers can start their day with lobster Benedict, while health enthusiasts can choose from an organic omelet, egg white burrito, or a bowl of organic oatmeal. Kids love the French toast stuffed with whipped cream cheese or the chocolate chip pancakes. Visit The Daily Paper later in the day for lunch, when you can enjoy a hot bowl of homemade soup, a fresh salad, or a sandwich.
7. Black Cat Tavern
Give your kids a nautical dining experience at Black Cat Tavern. Enjoy the seascape from inside the restaurant, or sit outside on the heated patio for a comfortable dining experience, even if it’s a cooler evening. No matter what your family’s taste, there’s something for them on the menu here. Order from the raw bar for a unique dinner, or choose from the many burgers, seafood, and taco options, including fried barbecue oyster tacos or seared tuna tacos.
8. Spoon and Seed
Teach your kids the value of resourcefulness by just looking around Spoon and Seed. The whole restaurant is designed around repurposing; tabletops are crafted from old flooring, and Mason jars are turned into light fixtures. As for the food, try a hearty breakfast of cheesy grits with braised pork belly, or go a little lighter with the morning fruit parfait. For lunch, selections range from burgers to salads to handcrafted sandwiches. Put a smile on your child’s face by picking up a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.
9. British Beer Company
Although it sounds like it’s geared toward adults, the British Beer Company is an ideal place to share a meal with your kids. Adults enjoy sampling the wide variety of beers on tap, while the kids fill their bellies with an appetizer of wings or soft baked pretzels. For dinner, try authentic British pub fare, including sausage and mash, New England pasty, or beer-braised ribs. The kid’s menu even features some unique offerings, such as shepherd’s pie, kid’s steak tips, and fish and chips.
10. Katie’s Ice Cream
Whether your family loves ice cream, yogurt, or smoothies, check out Katie’s Ice Cream for a midday snack or an after-dinner dessert. This ice cream, handmade in small batches with local ingredients, is known as the best on Cape Cod. If you like shakes, try a frappe, described as a Cape Cod version of a milkshake with more ice cream and less milk. For those with dietary restrictions, Katie’s features a dairy-free flavor every day.
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