Dining with Kids at Restaurant.com + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
September 28, 2013

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With 6 kids, eating out can be a challenge!  Not only for how the kids may behave in the restaurant, but for the total cost of the meal.  Restaurant.com is a great option for us when we want to go out to eat with kids.

Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and dinners nationwide.  At Restaurant.com, you can find offers and savings at thousands of restaurants nationwide with more than 50,000 gift certificate options.  The goal is to bring people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and served meals at affordable prices.  To date, Restaurant.com customers have saved more than $1 billion through the gift certificate program.  How huge is that?!!! 


After surveying Restaurant.com customers, Restaurant.com revealed this summer that parents enjoy dining out with their kids!  What tops the list?  The experience with family quality time and education opportunities, of course!  Restaurant.com found that 59 percent of parents dine out with their children once a week or more.  In fact, 70 percent say that going out to eat with their kids is a great way to spend time with the family.

The survey also revealed that 66 percent of parents feel that taking children out to eat offers educational benefits and provides the opportunity to try new foods they normally would not have at home. And, 57% say that eating out is a good time to emphasize good table manners.

Check out Restaurant.com’s list of their Top 25 Kid-Friendly Restaurants:

TGI Friday’s- Greenville, SC
Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center- North Royalton, OH
BB King’s Restaurant & Blues Club- Orlando, FL
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue- Elk Grove Village, IL
Vazzy’s Cucina- Shelton, CT
Yogurtini- Overland Park, KS
Harvest Grill- Coon Rapids, MN
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt- Rock Hill, SC
Estela’s Mexican Restaurant- New Port Richey, FL
Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza- Costa Mesa, CA
Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Southdale- Edina, MN
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at Chandler Mall- Chandler, AZ
Thirsty Marlin Largo Grill and Bar- Largo, FL
Greenbrier Restaurant- Gatlinburg, TN
Anna’s Pizzeria- Apex, NC
Pittsburgh Steak Co.- Pittsburg, PA
Ground Round Grill & Bar- Bangor, ME
Horton’s Seafood- East Providence, RI
Shula’s America’s Steak House- Center Valley, PA
Barn and Company- Chicago, IL
Harmon Brewery and Eatery- Tacoma, WA
Seaside Grill- Pompano Beach, FL
La Parrilla Suiza- Mesa, AZ
Magic Time Machine- Dallas, TX

Excited family at a cafeteria

With the new school year underway, family meals can be more difficult to coordinate with everyone’s competing schedules. Restaurant.com can help with our Top 25 Kid-Friendly Restaurants best suited for you and your family. provides deals for every meal anytime of the day that are convenient to use. Restaurant.com is a great resource for parents in particular, offering deals that work within a family budget with savings options like a $25 Gift Certificate for $10 or a $10 Gift Certificate for $4 and provides tips on how to dine out with the family. Search restaurants by city, cuisine type, average entrée price or atmosphere to find the right place that suits your dining needs.


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

15 Responses to “Dining with Kids at Restaurant.com + Giveaway”

  1. I’ve heard about these and love the idea. I must check and see what they’ve got for our area!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Hi Val – just wanted to let you know that the Rafflecopter entry form is live now. Sorry about the delay. 🙂

  2. Kimberly says:

    I have used Restaurant.com for a few years…..it really helps to keep costs down!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Hi Val – just wanted to let you know that the Rafflecopter entry form is live now. Sorry about the delay. 🙂

  3. steve weber says:

    A tip would be make sure you can get a spot in the back if your kids are loud.

  4. sandra says:

    we make sure our phones are charged and ready for action

  5. Donna W. says:

    My tip is go where they offer kid’smeals

  6. Nannypanpan says:

    My tip is to go at off peak dinner time so you and the kids don’t have a long wait for food

  7. Kristina Wilson says:

    Go where it’s healthier

  8. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    Always make sure to have little things to play with or coloring pads to keep them entertained before food arrives.

  9. sherri says:

    Go where food is served quickly

  10. Marci says:

    Bring your activities to keep them busy!

  11. Carmen says:

    My advice is to find somewhere with fast service. If kids are eating, they won’t be bored

  12. Tara C says:

    Sedatives. Kidding… sort of. 😉 I make sure the kids have some sort of snack, either before we go in or if it’s a restaurant we’re familiar with we ask for crackers or applesauce or something for them to munch on while the rest of the meal is being prepared. Also, crayons and paper placemats are awesome.

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