Family Dining

Downtown, Carytown & The Fan

 

Hot Chick RVA

This place just opened about 2 months ago, and I have not yet been, BUT have heard great things. It specializes in hot fried chicken, and doesn’t have a ton of room, but does have great food and a simple kids menu, along with crayons and coloring.

A: 7th N 17th Street at 17th Farmers Market, Richmond VA 23129 | P: (804) 596-9988

 

Triple Crossing

The Fulton location has a lot more room than the downtown one, though menus are almost the same and both allow kids. There is not (that I know of) a kid menu specifically, but their main offering is pizza, which most kids love. I’ve listed both locations, but the Fulton location has more room, a bigger outside patio, and has a back room with a few pinball machines. Both locations are loud and open, so noise from kids is hardly noticeable. The downtown location is a lot smaller though and is often shoulder to shoulder packed during peak hours, which is not ideal with kids.

Fulton | A: 5203 Hatcher Street Richmond, VA 23231 | P: (804) 495-1955

Downtown | A: 113. S. Foushee St. Richmond, VA 23220 | P: (804) 495-1955

 

Secret Sandwich Society

Sandwiches here are amazing! I’ve heard the salads are pretty great too, I just haven’t tried any yet. True to Richmond form, there are also happy hour deals, a decent beer list, and some unique cocktails. There is a kids menu with some unique but tasty options (toasted PB&J!) as well as some more standard options for pickier kids.

A: 501 E Grace St, Richmond  VA 23219 | P: (804) 644-4777

 

Deep Run Roadhouse

This place is a really laid back BBQ place, that almost always has other families and kids running around. You pay at the counter and then seat yourself, then someone will bring you your food when its ready, which is nice for impatient kids. They have a kids menu, and also family meal options, both of which have worked well for our family. They also have beer on tap, which is awesome on a hot summer day with some amazing BBQ.

West End/Gayton | A: 12379 Gayton Road, Henrico Virginia 23238 | P: (804) 740-6301 ext 1

VCU/Laurel Street | A: 309 North Laurel, Richmond Virginia 23220 | P: (804) 740-6301 ext 2

 

Baker’s Crust

Both locations are usually pretty lively and loud (enough to drown out the occasional toddler squawk) and there are almost always other families there too, so you won’t stand out as the only one with small children. They have pretty decent happy hour deals too and you can get those deals even if you’re seated in the normal restaurant area, not just the bar area. There are quite a few kid friendly options on the happy hour menu, as well as a bunch of really tasty options on their children’s menu which is available any time. There are even some brunch options available from open until 2pm. They also have milk, chocolate milk and offer crayons and a menu kids can draw on.

Short Pump Town Center | A: 11800 West Broad Street, Suite 1102, Richmond, VA 23233 | P: (804) 377-9060

Carytown | A: 3553 W Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 | P: (804) 213-0800

 

The West End, Short Pump & Glen Allen

 

Baker’s Crust

Both locations are usually pretty lively and loud (enough to drown out the occasional toddler squawk) and there are almost always other families there too, so you won’t stand out as the only one with small children. They have pretty decent happy hour deals too and you can get those deals even if you’re seated in the normal restaurant area, not just the bar area. There are quite a few kid friendly options on the happy hour menu, as well as a bunch of really tasty options on their children’s menu which is available any time. There are even some brunch options available from open until 2pm. They also have milk, chocolate milk and offer crayons and a menu kids can draw on.

Short Pump Town Center | A: 11800 West Broad Street, Suite 1102, Richmond, VA 23233 | P: (804) 377-9060

Carytown | A: 3553 W Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 | P: (804) 213-0800

 

Rock Bottom

Another loud place with high ceilings that help when you have potentially loud and excitable little ones. The do have highchairs, crayons and coloring, as well as a reasonable kids menu. The adult appetizers are also relatively kid friendly too, with options like nachos, deep fried pickles and soft pretzels.

Short Pump Town Center | A: 11800 W. Broad St Suite 2098 RichmondVA 23233 | P: (804) 237-1684

 

Firebirds

This place is really nice, and surprisingly kid friendly. Their kids menu has some really nice food, like steak and salmon, as well as the more normal kid fare like mac n cheese and chicken tenders. They also have crayons and coloring and the restaurant is usually busy enough that excitable kids don’t immediately become the center of attention. There is also a nice patio area at the Short Pump location right that’s open when it’s nice out and can be a good option if kids want to run around in the nearby courtyard.

Short Pump Town Center | A: 11800 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233 | P: (804) 364-9744

The Shoppes at Belvedere | A: 11448 Belvedere Vista Ln. Richmond, VA 23235 | P: (804) 400-0000

 

Deep Run Roadhouse

This place is a really laid back BBQ place, that almost always has other families and kids running around. You pay at the counter and then seat yourself, then someone will bring you your food when its ready, which is nice for impatient kids. They have a kids menu, and also family meal options, both of which have worked well for our family. They also have beer on tap, which is awesome on a hot summer day with some amazing BBQ.

West End/Gayton | A: 12379 Gayton Road, Henrico Virginia 23238 | P: (804) 740-6301 ext 1

VCU/Laurel Street | A: 309 North Laurel, Richmond Virginia 23220 | P: (804) 740-6301 ext 2

Southside, Midlothian & Chesterfield

Firebirds

This place is really nice, and surprisingly kid friendly. Their kids menu has some really nice food, like steak and salmon, as well as the more normal kid fare like mac n cheese and chicken tenders. They also have crayons and coloring and the restaurant is usually busy enough that excitable kids don’t immediately become the center of attention. There is also a nice patio area at the Short Pump location right that’s open when it’s nice out and can be a good option if kids want to run around in the nearby courtyard.

Short Pump Town Center | A: 11800 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233 | P: (804) 364-9744

The Shoppes at Belvedere | A: 11448 Belvedere Vista Ln. Richmond, VA 23235 | P: (804) 400-0000

 

More coming soon!

Kids Eat Free or Cheap

Monday

 

Carytown Burgers & Fries

Kids eat free all day with every adult entree purchase at all 3 locations.

Carytown | A: 3449 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 | P: (804) 358-5225

Short Pump | A: 200 Towne Center West Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23233 | P: (804) 447-9443

Lakeside | A: 5404 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico, VA 23228 | P: (804) 266-5333

 

Mexico Restaurant

Kids eat free with adult entee purchase, maximum 4.

Woodlake | A:12031 Southshore Pointe Rd,Midlothian, VA 23112 | P: (804) 763-5640

Short Pump | A:11621 West Broad St. Richmond, VA 23233 | P: (804)-360-9446

Sandston | A: 5213 Williamsburg Rd. Sandston, VA 23150 | P: (804) 226-2388

Mechanicsville | A: 7162 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 | P: (804) 559-8126

Innsbrook | A: 4040 Cox Road Suite G, Glen Allen, VA 23060 | P: (804) 290-0400

Forest Hill | A: 7001 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225 | P: (804) 320-1069

Ashland | A: 11670 Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 (near Bass Pro Shops) | P: (804) 496-6911

 

 

Sunday

 

Dickey’s

Kids 12 and under eat free with $10 qualifying adult purchase.

Glen Allen | A: 9809 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060 | P: (804) 527-1318

 

 

Everyday

 

Cici’s Pizza

With every paying adult, kids 3 and under eat free, kids 4-10 eat for $2.99.

Broad Street (West End) | A: 7516 W Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23294 | P: (804) 755-7555

Busy Street (Midlothian) | A: 11549 Busy Street, Richmond, VA 23236 | P: (804) 379-2424

Commonwealth Centre Parkway (Midlothian) | A: 4900 Commonwealth Centre Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23112 | P: (804) 763-4764

Bermuda Crossing (Chester) | A: 12100 Bermuda Crossroad Ln Chester, VA 23831 | P: (804) 796-7833

 

Golden Corral

Kids under 3 eat free with adult purchase, kids 4-12 eat for $2.99 with adult purchase.

Gaskins Road | A: 4050 Gaskins Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 | P: (804) 967-0052

South Providence Road | A: 11 South Providence Road, Richmond, VA 23236 | P: (804) 320-5078

Conduit Road | A: 2501 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 | P: (804) 520-4581

 

Shoney’s

Kids under 4 eat free with an adult purchase.

Richmond (West End) | A: 8415 Broad St West, Richmond, VA 23229 | P: (804) 747-1655

Glen Allen | A: 10093 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 | P: (804) 261-9307

Midlothian | A: 9963 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA 23236 | P: (804) 745-4950

Chester | A: 12531 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23831 | P: (804) 748-9087

 

O’Charley’s

Kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree.

Richmond (West End, Mayland Drive) | A: 9927 Mayland Drive Richmond, VA 23233 | P: (804) 747-9999

Richmond (Glenside Drive) | A: 6291 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230 | P: (804) 673-8233

Southside (Gravel Hill) | A: 7131 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225 | P: (804) 323-3030

Glen Allen (Brook Road) | A: 9990 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 | P: (804) 261-0882

Midlothian (Tennessee Plaza) | A: 12401 Tennessee Plaza, Midlothian, VA 23112 | P: (804) 763-0616

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