Nestled along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Delaware, Rehoboth Beach is a popular getaway destination for families with kids of all ages. Vacationers spend sunny days on the beach building sand castles, flying kites, and kayaking. Biking around town is a great way to stop at all the locally owned shops and find must-have souvenirs. Rehoboth Beach vacation rentals range from oceanfront condos to family homes situated a few blocks from the sand and surf. Of course, when you stay at a vacation rental, you can cook your own meals, but with a quick look at these top 10 kid-friendly restaurants, you may opt for one of these incredible eateries instead.

1. Robin Hood Restaurant

Kids love eating at a restaurant named after a storybook character, and the Robin Hood Restaurant doesn’t disappoint. It features diner fare and a relaxed atmosphere. Grab a table and high chair, and settle in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In the mornings, kids chow down on chocolate chip pancakes while you enjoy fresh hot oatmeal, served with syrup, nuts, and brown sugar that you add to taste. The kids’ menu at lunch and dinner provides smaller portions of the main menu, with burgers, soup, and sandwiches.

2. The Pickled Pig Pub

The Pickled Pig Pub makes the most of its burger selections to welcome kids with a PB&J burger that’s out of this world. Kids love the bright artwork and decorative chalkboards that line the walls. Start your meal with fried pickle spears to keep hungry kids satisfied until their meal arrives. The kids’ menu offers all of their favorite comfort foods, from burgers to mac and cheese. The restaurant offers daily and weekly specials.

3. Dos Locos

Spice up your meal planning with a dinner at Dos Locos, where you get tacos and nachos covered in piles of melted cheese. This kid-friendly restaurant offers super-fast service, so little ones don’t have time to get cranky. Servers provide a basket of chips and salsa to snack on while you wait. The real reason this eatery ranks so high is its kid’s menu and meals served on Frisbees the little ones can take along to the beach the next day.

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4. Egg

Start the day right with breakfast or brunch at Egg. Plan to arrive early, because tourists and locals alike line up to wait for a table almost every day of the week. On the kids’ menu, the peanut butter French toast is a favorite, while adults love the sausage gravy. If you enjoy spicy food, sample the sriracha candy bacon as an appetizer. Lemon curd crepes provide a sweet option, while the eggs Benedict comes in three different styles.

5. Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats

Kids love pronouncing the name of this restaurant that welcomes families and large parties. The Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats features a lot of small-plate appetizers, including nachos and pretzels, to keep little ones satisfied while they wait for the main course. Kids can share a cheese pizza baked in the wood-fired oven or smaller servings of the adult meals off the kids’ menu. For dessert, try a slice of the bacon-infused chocolate cheesecake.

6. Grandpa Mac

As soon as kids walk through the door, they get excited over the colorful graphics on the wall at Grandpa Mac. The signature dish here is pasta. The mac and cheese dish, with its unique toppings, is the most exciting part. Just imagine your mac and cheese with bacon, almonds, and spinach with a sprinkling of feta cheese. Of course, they happily make up plain mac and cheese for your picky eater. Order a large tray to take back to your vacation rental and enjoy with other meals.

7. The Crab House

Take advantage of the proximity of the ocean by eating fresh seafood at The Crab House. Choose a booth or wedge high chairs around a tabletop while the servers welcome your family. The adults can enjoy crab prepared in a variety of ways while your little ones feast on burgers and grilled cheese. Mac and cheese is the most popular side item at this restaurant. Enjoy a basket of hush puppies after ordering to keep hunger at bay.

8. Kaisy’s Delights

After a long day of playing in the sand or walking along the boardwalk, stop by Kaisy’s Delights for a treat to keep you going. The eatery offers a sweet baked good, similar to a funnel cake, in a cup with a variety of toppings. Ice cream is another favorite at this restaurant. Stop by in the morning and order a breakfast sandwich to keep up your energy while surfing or hiking in the local state park.

9. The Sand Crab

Just outside the Sand Hotel and just off the beach, The Sand Crab offers a quick and tasty lunch. Kids love the baskets and aluminum trays that the food arrives on, and the waitstaff loves the fact that they don’t break when dropped. Choose a grilled panini or chicken fingers made for little hands. Order sandwiches to go for a picnic on the beach.

10. The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe

Start off your day the right way with a walnut sticky bun and a brimming cup of Joe at The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe. Arrive early so you have the best selection of freshly baked bread and baked goods to take back to your vacation rental. After breakfast, select from the numerous flavors of roasted coffee beans to take a bag home. The Point also offers a light lunch when you just need a small pick-me-up to keep the little ones going.

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