Help Me Find Perry Hall’s Best Kids' Menu

Perry Hall is full of family-friendly restaurants, but which has the best kids' menu?

Dining out, especially with my little picky eaters, can be challenging.

You know the drill—the mac 'n' cheese isn’t exactly like mine, or the grilled cheese is made with yellow cheese, not white, and so on. Even the simplest things can make my son push the plate away. However, one upside of eating out is that my boys are often tempted to try something new!

We’ve dined at most establishments in the area. We've been successful at some, while others require us to serve up bowls of Cheerios upon returning home.

The ones we head back to over and over include Serpico’s, Outback Steakhouse, Bill Bateman’s Bistro, the Double T Diner and Liberatore’s. Recently, we’ve also added a few of the newer local restaurants to our list— Taco Love Grill and Italian Sensation.

Another place we like, especially on a nice warm day is Gunpowder Lodge. There’s nothing better than a good meal and relaxing while your children run around the playground.

Did you know that there are also a lot of dining deals in the area for families? The Harp would be a great place to try on a Monday or Tuesday, because kids eat free with paying adults. And I frequently check the Economoms website, which has a great list of local restaurants and chains with family discounts.

But now, it’s time for my family to broaden our restaurant selection, and I need your help.

Where do you like to eat? Who has the best kids' menu? Tell us in the comments.

Doug February 22, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I agree Stacey. The rights are not an issue. it's just proper ettiquette. The wife and I both own small businesses and work 10-11 hours each day, 7 days a week. So we eat out an average of 6 days a week. Meeting her for dinner at 7:30 or so, is the time we have together, before we go home and do the bookwork to start the next day. Nothing is more annoying than a booth full of screaming kids next to you, and the parents doing nothing about it, after working hard for 11 hours. I would take my kids outside until they were calm, if I couldn't make them behave in a minute or two. And if I had kids I knew were like that every time, I might choose a Chuckie Cheese, or a place specifically catering to children. I know that 90% of the kids/parents are not like this, but the 10% who are, seem to be the ones you remember.. :-) Doug
Stephanie Miller February 22, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Love Bob Evans! Lots of healthy options and my girls always drink water with dinner so it's nice that drinks are extra. My kids can eat for $2.99. And they love their silly straws. Friendly's is always a favorite too. My girls LOVE when they win the coloring contest. The Harp is another great option!
Stacey Schantz February 22, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I thought I'd sum up the many emails and FB posts that were shared by readers, so that we can add to this list of very family friendly places for you and your kids to enjoy. Several readers mentioned Silver Spring Mining Company. One reader's daughter loves the Silly Sally Shrimp. Others commented that their kids are always able to find something they like, and that it has good grown-up selections for the adults. Personally, I'm a HUGE fan of their sour beef and dumplings, and I'm sad I haven't had any this year. Hmmm, maybe this weekend! Not sure why I always forget about this place. Quite a few readers mentioned the various breakfasty/pancake places - IHOP, Denny's, Double T, Bob Evans. While they have plenty of other things on the menu even picky eaters might like breakfast for dinner. Two readers mentioned that they love Kids Part-eez Cafe. They have games for the kids, and plenty of specials. I admit, I haven't tried this place yet, but it is also going to be added to my short list of places to try. Hope this adds to your list. Please keep your suggestions coming!
Stacey Schantz February 22, 2012 at 08:30 PM
$2.99! Wow, that is a good deal! Thanks for sharing Stephanie!
Hank February 24, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Ledo Pizza


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