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Buddy’s Pizza on Conant.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

14 of Metro Detroit’s Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Udon noodles, paneer burgers, colorful shakes, and ample supplies of crayons

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Buddy’s Pizza on Conant.
| Michelle and Chris Gerard

Dining out is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated challenges of parenthood. It requires lots of planning ahead. Is there a kids’ menu? Is there space for a stroller or a high chair on the premises? Will there be a spot to change a diaper in the bathroom?

Here in metro Detroit, families have their fare share of tried-and-true haunts that offer just as much for adults as they do for kids. From restaurants with adventurous children’s menus to spots that supply crayons and coloring pages, here are 14 of metro Detroit’s best bets for kid-friendly meals that parents will also enjoy.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Brome Modern Eatery

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607 Shelby St suite 100
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 403-1200
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This metro Detroit mini-chain specializes in burgers, salads, and fresh juices, but the restaurant also caters to kids’ tastes. Young people can find options like cheese burgers, organic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and gourmet hot dogs on children’s menu. The $5 meals are rounded off with a choice of fries, chips, or a healthy apple. For something sweet, Brome also serves shakes and concretes with mix-ins like Reese’s peanut butter cups and caramel corn.

2. Batch Brewing Company

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1400 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 338-8008
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Corktown’s neighborhood brewery is popular with kids and adults alike. Batch’s menu features lots of pub food that’s also good for kids including options like pasties, pretzels, and fried arancini, not to mention bread pudding for dessert. The owners were conscious to outfit the bathrooms with changing tables and there are also lots of board games available to keep children and grownups entertained.

3. Mudgie's Deli and Wine Shop

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1300 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2000
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With its laidback atmosphere and extensive list of sandwiches, Mudgie’s Deli is a sure bet for groups. The restaurant also offers a brief selection of $6 sandwich meals for children under 8 years old. That list includes items like designer peanut butter sandwiches, a grilled cheese sandwich, or a custom kid-sized sandwich or salad. Though not strictly on the kids’ menu, there’s also milkshakes and ice cream for dessert.

4. Bobcat Bonnie's

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1800 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-1383
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With ample seating and a diverse menu that’s as fun as it is delicious, Bobcat Bonnie’s doesn’t necessarily need a kids menu to appeal to youngsters. The restaurant’s brunch with options like Oreo pancakes, Captain Crunch french toast, and giant cinnamon rolls is particularly popular with families. Bobcat also features several arcade games for kids with a handful of quarters.

2015 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 502-5959
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There’s a reason families frequent this noodle bar mini chain. Ima’s lively atmosphere is kid-friendly and offers a short list of items geared towards children under 12 including options like butter udon noodles with root veggies, chicken noodle soup, steamed rice with veggies, and a rotation of seasonal fruits for a healthy snack.

6. Taqueria Mi Pueblo

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7278 Dix St
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-3315
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This expansive Mexican restaurant in Southwest Detroit is a favorite for big groups and particularly families with kids. Children can munch on approachable options at Taqueria Mi Pueblo such as breaded and fried milanesa (with a choice of chicken or steak) or kid-sized burritos. Each kids meal comes with a choice of french fries or rice and beans.

7. Pie-Sci

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5163 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 818-0290
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It’s hard for kids to argue with pizza for dinner, even with the eclectic toppings served at Pie-Sci. This Woodbridge restaurant is a favorite with parents, offering casual seating in the dining room and on the patio as well as plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.

8. Royale with Cheese

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4163 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 315-3014
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While the name references an R-rated film, Royale With Cheese has become a popular destination for families thanks to its big burgers and sandwiches often oozing with cheese fondue. The restaurant features a handful of smaller portioned items like macaroni and cheese, Lil’ Burgers, and chicken tenders with a choice of sauce for children to enjoy. The colorful custard shakes mixed with treats like Fruity Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch are also a big draw for kids for obvious reasons.

9. Seva Detroit

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66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6661
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Seva is known for its vegetarian-friendly children’s menu, which features options like macaroni and cheese, quesadillas with yam fries, and tofu scrambles. The menu is available for kids under 12 and even features word searches and tic-tac-toe for a bit of entertainment at the table.

10. Buddy's Pizza

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17125 Conant St
Detroit, MI 48212
(313) 892-9001
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Buddy’s is great for family gatherings with plenty of big tables and crispy-edged Detroit-style pizza for sharing. For children that don’t care for pizza, the old-school establishment offers options like chicken strips, pasta, and kid-sized sundaes.

11. Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

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19345 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 861-0229
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Livernois Avenue destination Kuzzo’s offers a family-friendly atmosphere with some of the best chicken and waffles around. For kids ages 12 and under, the restaurant features items like the Lil’ Bam-Bam — a single drumstick with a waffle. There’s also options like multi-colored Koolaid, lemonade, milk, and apple juice to drink.

12. Vinsetta Garage

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27799 Woodward Ave
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 548-7711
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Berkley favorite Vinsetta Garage is known for its Americana-inspired atmosphere and comfort food menu packed with burgers, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti that’s appropriate for parents looking for an adult meal, but also appealing to kids. The restaurant also features high chairs for children who need a little help reaching the table and crayons to keep them busy while they eat.

13. Mad Hatter Bistro

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185 N Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 540-0000
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With its Alice in Wonderland-themed decor, it’s no surprise that Mad Hatter Bistro is popular with kiddos and their parents. The restaurant offers children’s menus for kids 10 and under with options like chicken fingers, Nutella-banana sandwiches, and buttermilk pancakes during brunch. Families can also reserve seats at the bistro for adorable children’s tea parties.

14. NeeHee's Indian Vegetarian Street Food

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45656 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 737-9777
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Indian street food spot NeeHee’s truly offers something for everyone. The casual, vegetarian-friendly mini chain offers a formidable selection of dishes including 10 options geared towards kids. The feast of flavors ranges from kids’ menu standard bearers like grilled cheese sandwiches to paneer burgers and cheese and jam dosas.

1. Brome Modern Eatery

607 Shelby St suite 100, Detroit, MI 48226

This metro Detroit mini-chain specializes in burgers, salads, and fresh juices, but the restaurant also caters to kids’ tastes. Young people can find options like cheese burgers, organic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and gourmet hot dogs on children’s menu. The $5 meals are rounded off with a choice of fries, chips, or a healthy apple. For something sweet, Brome also serves shakes and concretes with mix-ins like Reese’s peanut butter cups and caramel corn.

607 Shelby St suite 100
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Batch Brewing Company

1400 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48216

Corktown’s neighborhood brewery is popular with kids and adults alike. Batch’s menu features lots of pub food that’s also good for kids including options like pasties, pretzels, and fried arancini, not to mention bread pudding for dessert. The owners were conscious to outfit the bathrooms with changing tables and there are also lots of board games available to keep children and grownups entertained.

1400 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48216

3. Mudgie's Deli and Wine Shop

1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226

With its laidback atmosphere and extensive list of sandwiches, Mudgie’s Deli is a sure bet for groups. The restaurant also offers a brief selection of $6 sandwich meals for children under 8 years old. That list includes items like designer peanut butter sandwiches, a grilled cheese sandwich, or a custom kid-sized sandwich or salad. Though not strictly on the kids’ menu, there’s also milkshakes and ice cream for dessert.

1300 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Bobcat Bonnie's

1800 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

With ample seating and a diverse menu that’s as fun as it is delicious, Bobcat Bonnie’s doesn’t necessarily need a kids menu to appeal to youngsters. The restaurant’s brunch with options like Oreo pancakes, Captain Crunch french toast, and giant cinnamon rolls is particularly popular with families. Bobcat also features several arcade games for kids with a handful of quarters.

1800 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Ima

2015 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

There’s a reason families frequent this noodle bar mini chain. Ima’s lively atmosphere is kid-friendly and offers a short list of items geared towards children under 12 including options like butter udon noodles with root veggies, chicken noodle soup, steamed rice with veggies, and a rotation of seasonal fruits for a healthy snack.

2015 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

6. Taqueria Mi Pueblo

7278 Dix St, Detroit, MI 48209

This expansive Mexican restaurant in Southwest Detroit is a favorite for big groups and particularly families with kids. Children can munch on approachable options at Taqueria Mi Pueblo such as breaded and fried milanesa (with a choice of chicken or steak) or kid-sized burritos. Each kids meal comes with a choice of french fries or rice and beans.

7278 Dix St
Detroit, MI 48209

7. Pie-Sci

5163 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

It’s hard for kids to argue with pizza for dinner, even with the eclectic toppings served at Pie-Sci. This Woodbridge restaurant is a favorite with parents, offering casual seating in the dining room and on the patio as well as plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.

5163 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

8. Royale with Cheese

4163 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

While the name references an R-rated film, Royale With Cheese has become a popular destination for families thanks to its big burgers and sandwiches often oozing with cheese fondue. The restaurant features a handful of smaller portioned items like macaroni and cheese, Lil’ Burgers, and chicken tenders with a choice of sauce for children to enjoy. The colorful custard shakes mixed with treats like Fruity Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch are also a big draw for kids for obvious reasons.

4163 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

9. Seva Detroit

66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Seva is known for its vegetarian-friendly children’s menu, which features options like macaroni and cheese, quesadillas with yam fries, and tofu scrambles. The menu is available for kids under 12 and even features word searches and tic-tac-toe for a bit of entertainment at the table.

66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

10. Buddy's Pizza

17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212

Buddy’s is great for family gatherings with plenty of big tables and crispy-edged Detroit-style pizza for sharing. For children that don’t care for pizza, the old-school establishment offers options like chicken strips, pasta, and kid-sized sundaes.

17125 Conant St
Detroit, MI 48212

11. Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

19345 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221

Livernois Avenue destination Kuzzo’s offers a family-friendly atmosphere with some of the best chicken and waffles around. For kids ages 12 and under, the restaurant features items like the Lil’ Bam-Bam — a single drumstick with a waffle. There’s also options like multi-colored Koolaid, lemonade, milk, and apple juice to drink.

19345 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48221

12. Vinsetta Garage

27799 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072

Berkley favorite Vinsetta Garage is known for its Americana-inspired atmosphere and comfort food menu packed with burgers, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti that’s appropriate for parents looking for an adult meal, but also appealing to kids. The restaurant also features high chairs for children who need a little help reaching the table and crayons to keep them busy while they eat.

27799 Woodward Ave
Berkley, MI 48072

13. Mad Hatter Bistro

185 N Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009

With its Alice in Wonderland-themed decor, it’s no surprise that Mad Hatter Bistro is popular with kiddos and their parents. The restaurant offers children’s menus for kids 10 and under with options like chicken fingers, Nutella-banana sandwiches, and buttermilk pancakes during brunch. Families can also reserve seats at the bistro for adorable children’s tea parties.

185 N Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009

14. NeeHee's Indian Vegetarian Street Food

45656 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187

Indian street food spot NeeHee’s truly offers something for everyone. The casual, vegetarian-friendly mini chain offers a formidable selection of dishes including 10 options geared towards kids. The feast of flavors ranges from kids’ menu standard bearers like grilled cheese sandwiches to paneer burgers and cheese and jam dosas.

45656 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187

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