Family Friendly Restaurants Around Richmond

There are some nights you just need to get out of the house for dinner.  We are always looking for good food other than fast food where our family can go out to eat but also knowing we have a 3 year old in tow.  We have been pleasantly surprised that there are options for faster dinners and a nice meal out in the Richmond area.

Since my brother has lived her longer I asked him this question and he gave me this list for their family’s easy go to options.  Thanks Nick for the suggestions. Some of these places are also great when traveling because they are regional or nationwide.

Q Barbeque – They have been doing a weeknight take out special that you can’t beat for a family of 4.  Sign up for their email list and you will be notified.


Urban Farmhouse – They now have 4 locations around Richmond and this is a huge favorite of both of our families. Local food, Gluten Free options and carrots or apples for kids as a side.  Nick introduced us to this one and we love it.

-Nick says, pretty much any Mexican place but we prefer Plaza Azteca and we agree!

– Cracker Barrel, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Chickfila, and Arby’s is great for traveling with families.  Our son loves Chickfila. Jason’s deli is a personal favorite of mine because they have free ice cream and if you have dietary needs they can pretty much handle anything.

Tazikis – this is a great Greek restaurant their oldest daughter asks for when they are in the West End of Richmond and I agree it is a great place. They are also in a wider region in the South East of the nation.

– Some regional chains to check out are McAlisters, Jersey Mikes, Padow’s, and Whole foods.   We discovered McAlister’s in Roanoke VA when we lived there and they have some great choices.

-We have met Nick and the family numerous times at Sunday Park in Brandermill for play time and a picnic. This is on the Swift Creek Reservoir so it is a great place to relax in the summer or check out the trails.

Sunday Park HJ on Boat              Hudson Sunday Park 2


To add to this list we have found other places around Richmond where you can get a bit more upscale and still have a family outing.

Kuba Kuba – we have heard they have a great brunch too.  This place is small but the food is great and the staff is excellent at making you feel at home.

Toast – A gastropub with a good kids menu and really good food.  This is a favorite our ours as the menu specials change with the season.

Estilo – Owned by the same person as Toast but a different flair.  He took some suggestions by his customers and will have salmon for kids if you choose.  Another great kids menu and great food for adults.

Bottoms Up Pizza – A Richmond favorite and very easy with families or larger groups.  They even have gluten free pizza which is pretty good.

Where are your family favorite restaurants? We love to try new local places around Richmond and when traveling.