Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week

Kids change A LOT of things (while you don’t get to sleep in on weekends anymore, you develop the ability to recite numerous Disney movies line-for-line) but just because you are a parent doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on Chicago Restaurant Week. Between January 24th and February 9th, over 430 restaurants showcase their special and delicious dishes through special prix fix menus and there are TONS of family-friendly restaurants among them! Here’s Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week:

Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week - Menus

What makes these restaurants family-friendly?

My family and I have visited each and every restaurant on this list and can tell you for certain that kids are not only welcomed but celebrated at these delicious establishments. When selecting restaurants for this list, I took into account not just the cuisine (and no—I wasn’t looking for just chicken strips and French fries even though I know most kids love it) but also the restaurant environment (loud, relaxed, ample amounts of high chairs) to make sure that each spot in this list strives to make families comfortable when dining.

Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week  - Restaurant List

What is Chicago Restaurant Week?

Mostly located in the city (and some in the near suburbs), Chicago restaurants showcase their classic and new dishes on multiple course, prix fix menus for either brunch, lunch, dinner ($36 or $48 options) for a limited time only. While the price does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity, it is a great way to try out a new restaurant or an old favorite on a budget. Chicago Restaurant Week will undoubtedly show you and your family that Chicago cuisine is MORE than deep dish and hot dogs.


Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week  - Brunch

In the City

Crosby’s Kitchen

3455 North Southport

Must Try: Mini Filet Sandwich Starter

Blue Door Farmstand

2010 North Halsted

Must Try: Brussels and Kale Salad

Bub City

435 North Clark

Must Try: Mac N’ Cheesy

Café Ba Ba Reeba

2024 North Halsted

Must Try: Jamon Serrano Eggs Benedict

Carson’s Ribs, Prime Steaks, and Famous BBQ

465 E. Illinois

Must Try: Ribs

Duck Duck Goat

857 West Fulton Market

Must Try: Jiaozi (Beef Short Rib and Bone Marrow Potstickers)

Earl’s Kitchen + Bar

1538 North Clybourn

Must Try: Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl (lunch) or Cajun Oven Roasted Salmon (dinner)

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse

33 West Kinzie Street

Must Try: Filet Mignon

Ina Mae Tavern and Packaged Goods

1415 North Wood Street

Must Try: Crawfish Etouffee

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab

60 East Grand

Must Try: Shrimp and Grits

La Pizza and La Pasta

43 East Ohio Street

Must Try: Bocconcini (hand stretched mozzarella balls, homemade apple mostarda, thyme)

Maggiano’s Little Italy

516 North Clark

Must Try: Famous Rigatoni “D”

Quartino Restaurant and Wine Bar

626 North State Street

Must Try: Porcini and Truffle Risotto

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

One West Grand Avenue

Must Try: Kolsch-Battered Fish and Chips

Safehouse Chicago

60 East Ontario

Must Try: Covert Chopped Salad

Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

3636 North Clark

Must Try: Pulled Pork Benedict (brunch), Smoke Meat Platter (lunch), or Dino Ribs (dinner)

Summer House Santa Monica

1954 North Halsted Street

Must Try: Blueberry Pancakes (brunch), Double-Decker Turkey Burger (lunch) or Local Turkey Meatloaf (dinner)

The Hampton Social

353 West Hubbard Street OR 164 East Grand Avenue

Must Try: Beach Bowl (brunch), Cilantro Chicken Salad (lunch) or Lemon Roasted Chicken (dinner)

Weber Grill Restaurant

539 North State

Must Try: Classic Burger (lunch) or Cedar Planked Salmon (dinner)

Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week - Dinner

In the Suburbs


272 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook

Must Try: Crispy Kale Salad (lunch) or Miso-Caramel Salmon (dinner)


703 Church Street, Evanston

Must Try: Ragout Pappardelle

Gene and Georgetti

9421 West Higgins, Rosemont

Must Try: Garbage Salad


5500 Park Place, Rosemont

Must Try: Jagerschnitzell and German Chocolate Cake

Mon Ami Gabi

260 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook

Must Try: Omlette Lorraine (brunch) or Signature Prime Steak Frites

Mykonos Greek Restaurant

8660 West Golf Road, Niles

Must Try: Greek keftedes (lunch) or Fresh Whole Grecian Seabass (dinner)


601 North Milwaukee, Wheeling

Must Try: Nonna’s Meat Lasagna

Shaw’s Crabhouse

1900 East Higgins, Schaumburg

Must Try: Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee


1300 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview

235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire

232 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook

1250 East Higgins, Schaumburg

Must Try: Parmesan-crusted New York Strip Steak

Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week

Lastly, don’t forget to check out the absolute BEST kids’ menus in Chicagoland, as well as where KIDS EAT FREE in the city and suburbs!

Bon Appetite!


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