Best Restaurants for Families

No pickles served with a side of I don’t care – dining with kids can be a little tough. As you plan your visit to Aurora, discover our top picks for family-friendly eats.

SAM’S NO. 3 DINER

2580 S Havana Street | get directions

Perfect for picky eaters, Sam’s No. 3 Diner is an Aurora classic that serves more than 100 different menu items. From burgers and fries to burritos and breakfast food, this do-it-all-diner has even been featured on the Food Network’s, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Their kid’s menu highlights American classics alongside tacos, mac & cheese, and more. This casual dining spot is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all those little meals in between. Check out their menu.

WOOD PADDLE PIZZA AND TAP

17060 Quincy Ave| get directions

What’s better than a mozzarella cheese pull? Stop by Wood Paddle Pizza and Tap for a dining experience for everyone in your family. Their menu consists of exciting and high-end pizza combinations, like the New England; adorned with clams, bacon, and fingerling potatoes. For younger kids, order a simple personal pizza with classic toppings. Diners can also enjoy salads, sandwiches, and assorted gelato for dessert. Check out their menu.

EL LUCERITO JR. RESTAURANT

3751 Tower Road, Suite A | get directions

A community staple, El Lucerito Jr., is a no-fuss Mexican restaurant that’s been using the same recipes for more than forty years. Diners crave their chicken fajitas, carnitas plater, and house-made enchiladas. Younger children can choose smaller portions from their kid’s menu or order an appetizer. Check out their menu.

DENVER BISCUIT CO.

2501 Dallas St. | get directions

Settle your craving for biscuits and gravy. Located inside Stanley Marketplace, Denver Biscuit Co serves freshly baked biscuit sandwiches, plates, and breakfast sides all day. While their portions are massive, diners can order smaller dishes for kids. If someone in your crew isn’t interested in biscuits, explore the entirety of Stanley Marketplace for additional dining options, including Sweet Cow Ice Cream. From Mexican-American to Sushi, they’re bound to find something they like. Check out Denver Biscuit Company’s menu.

JIM & NICK’S BBQ

24152 E. Prospect Ave.| get directions

Belly up for American-style BBQ at Jim ‘N Nicks at Southlands Lifestyle Center. Their expansive menu includes kid’s options, like pork sliders and grilled cheese. After dinner, wander around Southlands for dessert or to do a little shopping. If you’re on-the-go, order their Family Dinners of BBQ pork, chicken, ribs and more. They easily feed four hungry adults. Check out their menu.

PUNCHBOWL SOCIAL STAPLETON

3120 Uinta St. Denver | get directions

Prepare for an evening of bowling, yard games, karaoke, and unique eats at Punchbowl Social. With a kid’s menu on hand, enjoy playing arcade games or hanging out on the outdoor patio. Ideal for families with kids of all ages and the young at heart, you can explore this multi-level venue while reconnecting with your inner kid. Check out their menu.

TUTTI FRUITTI FROZEN YOGURT

23995 E Town Square Ave. Suite Q | get directions

Okay, it’s technically not dinner, but Tutti Frutti is a crowd pleaser. Let the kids choose their toppings and frozen yogurt flavors. Mix it up with wild combinations of fruit, candy, and other sweet treats alongside classic and soy milk yogurt options. Refreshing and perfect for summer, frozen yogurt is always a winner.

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