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Family Friendly Restaurants in Niagara Falls Canada

Family vacations in Niagara Falls promise plenty of adventure, sightseeing and entertainment that can be remembered fondly for years. From sharing in the awe-inspiring power of the Falls to taking in the wonder of the Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara is a perfect place to vacation with children. With so many fun activities to do in the area, wouldn’t it be nice if eating out in a family friendly restaurant in the Niagara Falls region would also be a memorable dining experience too?

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Kid Friendly Restaurants Niagara Falls

Eating out with children can pose great difficulty for even the most patient of parents and well-behaved of children, and while it isn’t always the case, much of the failure and success of such an outing can come down to whether or not the dining establishment you’ve chosen looks kindly on serving kids. The hospitality industry doesn’t always position itself to serve society’s youngest members, but some choice portions of it do. When you choose a child-oriented hotel, you’re more relaxed when little feet scamper down the hallway. When you choose a restaurant that won’t include an impatient server, everyone will have a better time. So, the next time you’re in Niagara, try out these family-friendly restaurants. Their food is great, and they’ll be glad to see you.

Scoops Restaurant

This breakfast and lunch Niagara Falls restaurant, Scoops, has great food in a casual dining atmosphere that is intentionally family friendly. They pride themselves on the home-cooked tastiest breakfast items, and serve the perfect brunch! The Eggs Benedicts are delicious and the offer a fast and friendly service. The lunch menu also consists of salads, sandwiches, and burgers. They also offer take out. Make sure to stop by Scoops restaurant for breakfast!

Pho Xyclo

This Niagara restaurant can seem like quite the adventure to little ones who have never eaten authentic Vietnamese cuisine before, and if you have an extreme picky eater among you, there’s always the option of steamed rice or plain noodles. Tucked away in an unfortunate-looking strip mall, Pho Xyclo’s shabby exterior does nothing to prepare you for the great culinary offerings inside. The service is top-notch. The food is always perfectly prepared. Delicious noodles, fresh seafood, excellent vermicelli—their entire menu is large and well-executed, and they refer to themselves as a family restaurant. Want to stay in the hotel and take in a movie? They also offer take out.

Paris Crepes Café

This little French bistro, Paris Crepes Café, is the perfect place for your family to indulge in some sweets, and it’s so kid-friendly that they have a section on their website for school trips. They also only take orders in French, so it’s a perfect opportunity for you and your children to learn a little about another language and culture while you indulge in delicious French cuisine.

Niagara Falls Antica Pizzeria and Ristorante

The Antica Pizzeria and Ristorante is a family-owned and -operated restaurant is another great spot for kids and parents. Besides the fact that they make 20 different kinds of tasty thin crusted, wood-fired pizza — including a whole-wheat option — the place looks and feels high style. Regular Italian fare is offered as well, which ranges from spaghetti and gnocchi to veal parmigiana and specialty cheesecakes. No matter what your little ones like to eat, they’ll find something to satisfy them at Antica, and parents can get a nice glass of wine with dinner, too. Antica boasts a great selection, including exclusive Ontario VQA wines.

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In addition to choosing these restaurants — and others like them — when you’re in the Niagara region, the following tips will help you and your kids have a fantastic meal out together:

  • Timing is everything. Make sure you’re eating your meal around the time your children normally eat, and above all, never try and eat out when it’s naptime.
  • Explore before the food comes. Children get curious about new places. As soon as you put in your order, walk around with them so that when the food comes, their curiosity has been satisfied.
  • Bring something entertaining. Whether it’s a favourite toy, a book or crayons, bring something that will keep their active mind and hands busy. 

Dining out with kids can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. The next time you’re in Niagara Falls, visit these great restaurants and follow these tips so you and your kids can enjoy all your meals together.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Great to see a posting about the area I grew up in! We head to Niagara a few times a year but rarely seem to have time to do the tourist thing as we have so much family to visit. One of these trips we will have to make an extra effort to explore places I have not been since I was a kid! These restaurants are all new to me and all sound delicious!

  2. These are great picks! I usually stick to family-friendly chains when I go, but it would be nice to stray from the beaten path.

  3. I love getting tips about the best places to eat out, shame I live in Alberta. I remember going out for meals in Europle, the only restaurants we really enjoyed going to were Italian, Yugoslavian and Chinese. These were the places that loved to have children there too. Other places were stiff and disapproving of so many children (7), guess they thought we’d skip without paying 😉

  4. Despite growing up in Ontario I had never been to the Falls. It was great to go there with my Dad when we went back for a visit one year. My husband and kids loved getting to see it too. I never heard of any of these places to eat but the hotel we stayed in had great food and a great meal plan included with the hotel rate. We all loved eating where the servers would keep bringing meat to the table. Even the kids thought that was cool.

  5. when my chidren were younger we would try to go out when it wasn’t so busy, other diners and some servers can be very rude, even tho my children were well behaved in public, only because they were both shy too

  6. I love crepes, and Vietnamese food! Those sound yummy!

    I walk around with my daughter before the food comes, but not to satisfy her curiosity. It’s to get rid of her extra energy and to make it easier for her to sit through the meal!


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