Patch Picks: Family-Friendly Restaurants
These local eateries welcome everyone in your family, from the young to the young-at-heart.
1. The Tortilla Press, 703 Haddon Ave., Collingswood
This family-friendly pick can accommodate absolutely everyone, from those on gluten-free diets, to vegans and vegetarians. For kids, they’ve got high chairs, booster seats, crayons and coloring books. On Burrito Mondays, kids (and adults) can build their own special burrito by choosing from a variety of fillings, side dishes, and salsas. Or, try a family-sized burrito—5 pounds of beans, cheese, meat, rice and toppings. For more information, visit thetortillapress.com.
2. Collingswood Diner, 201 Crescent Blvd., Collingswood
Kids can pick from the Ninja Turtle (chopped sirloin), Cinderella (roast beef), Bert and Ernie (spaghetti and meatballs), Mickey Mouse (grilled cheese), Roy Rogers (hamburger), Captain Hook (flounder) or the Popeye (fried chicken fingers). All children’s entrees also come with a drink and dessert and are under $6 each. Adults can choose from a large variety of traditional diner favorites and Greek specialties. For more information, call 856-858-8461.
3. The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood
You know it’s family-friendly when they have a link on their homepage that says “We Love Kids!” This community fixture specializes in catering to children with birthday parties, three different children’s menus, a “kid’s cone” ice cream club, tons of special events, and fundraisers. They were awarded the distinction of having one of the best kid’s menus in America by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, and they host a variety of children’s events every week. For more information visit thepopshopusa.com.
4. Station House Restaurant, 600 Station Avenue, Haddon Heights
Kids will love the railroad paraphernalia and the whole family will enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere at the Station House. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a diverse menu, this family-friendly pick also offers great views of the charming historic train station across the street. They also offer catering for events like birthdays, showers, or any other special occasion. For more information, call 856-547-5517 or visit stationhouserestaurant.net.
5. Westmont Diner, 317 Haddon Ave., Westmont
This family-owned diner can accommodate all ages and appetites. For breakfast, moms and dads can choose from 20 different omelets or several varieties of pancake, waffles and French toast, while the kid’s menu includes smaller portions just for them. The lunch and dinner menus are so varied and extensive, every member of the family can find something to suit their taste. From “Granny’s Fave” chicken livers to seafood, sandwiches and Greek specialties, this diner serves up homemade fare all day long. For more information, visit westmontdiner.com.