Dining out with children presents several challenges. Kids usually don’t like to sit at a table for extended periods of time, nor do they typically enjoy food that was designed for more refined pallets. Fortunately for those living in the Durham neighborhood, there are plenty of local restaurants in the area that understand the problems that can arise when dining with kids. That’s why a number of local businesses have adapted their practices to appeal to young people. Here’s a look at a few of the many kid-friendly restaurants in Durham.
Bull City Burger and Brewery
With the exception of their ketchup, the Bull City Burger and Brewery makes everything from scratch. The restaurant also takes an eco-friendly approach to cuisine, ensuring that all of their beef comes from pasture-raised cattle and that all of their buns are gluten-free. Kids will love the restaurant’s slider sized burgers, hot dogs, and grilled cheese. And with average prices around $6, adults will love the menu as well!
Elmo’s Diner is a comfortable, family-friendly, old-fashioned diner that offers high-quality service and food. They serve breakfast all day and have an elaborate kid’s menu to satisfy even the pickiest tastes. The prices range from $2 – $3 and include several fresh options such as carrot sticks and raisons. Adults can find a wide variety of breakfast items as well as great burgers, turkey, sandwiches and several vegetarian items. Elmo’s also has an extensive homemade desert menu with fresh fruit cobbler, mud pie, and ice cream.
Pop’s Backdoor Pizza and Calzones South
Pop’s Backdoor welcomes families and has a playground for children. It serves delicious, fresh pizza and other Italian cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Guests can build their own pizzas, calzones, and pasta from a selection of meats, cheeses, and vegetables for about $6.50 – $12. The options take special dietary needs into account, making Pop’s a great place for vegetarians, vegans, and people who need to avoid gluten.