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Your dining dollars will be well-spent at these kid-friendly spots we’ve carved out for you:
1. The Varsity. Not exactly gourmet, the Atlanta favorite, The Varsity, is a grub-worthy spot and a rite of passage - perfect for kids. The world’s largest drive-in restaurant, staff have been serving up chili-cheese dogs and fries with Frosted Orange shakes since 1928. The two-acre downtown location can accommodate 600 cars.
2. Babette’s Café. Class it up with riverside dining at Babette’s Café where “nicely behaved children” are welcome, with kids menus and high chairs available. The casual, yet upscale space features outdoor dining at a cozy bungalow in Atlanta’s beloved Inman Park. A brunch favorite, enjoy also fresh tapas and European countryside cuisine.
3. Flying Biscuit Café. If your kids are likely to throw something, swap Babette’s for the Flying Biscuit Café in at its original Historic Candler Park location. Famous for biscuits, fried green tomatoes, signature salads and sandwiches, it’s a great place for lunch, brunch - and it’s open late for dinner.
4. Dakota Blue. After a day at the zoo, try the super-close and convenient Dakota Blue in Grant Park. Famous for fish tacos and owned by a former punk rocker, the kids’ menu is brimming with tasty Mexican dishes and milder favorites such as chicken fingers and grilled cheese.
5. Atkins Park. Known as Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern, Atkins Park is actually a kid-friendly spot with a Kiddy Corner and age-appropriate toys in the family-friendly dining room. The kids can chow down on grilled flank steak or chicken breasts, chicken toes, grass-fed burgers and lots of sides to keep them full for a while. Sides include homemade mac and cheese, fries, green beans, and mashed potatoes.