Kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago
Chicago finally has its own Shake Shacks, which means that you don't have to leave town to sample the griddle-cooked burgers, crinkle cut fries and rich frozen custard that your friends in New York have always bragged about. With chicken, burger and shake options, there's something for your kids to enjoy while you check out some special Chicago-only menu options, like shakes made with some help from Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits.
Here's a place where it's encouraged to eat with your hands. What's a better way to introduce seafood to your kids? Pick your favorite seafood selection (we like the shrimp, you still get to peel them and the flavor is good), then order the rest of the bag by adding potatoes and corn and all your flavorings. When the food comes out, it's in a big steaming bag for your kid to pick through and see what they want to try the most. Plus, there's beer for you.
Sure, plenty of the draw at Animale is the offal, but there's a special kids menu too to make the kids feel like they're getting to eat something interesting too. Pick from simple options like pappardelle with butter and parmesan or tomato sauce-covered gnocchi. For the super picky eaters, stick to a grilled cheese or a hamburger. Healthy side options like raspberries are available as well.