Fam­ily-friendly restau­rants

FAM­ILY-FRIENDLY FOOD IN BER­GEN AND BE­YOND

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AL­LEN­DALE AL­LEN­DALE BAR & GRILL

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 67 W. AL­LEN­DALE AVE. (201) 327-3197 This fam­ily-friendly lo­cal fa­vorite is known for its stand­out burg­ers and de­li­cious steaks. Pop in on Tues­days for the pasta buf­fet or on Sun­days for brunch.

BER­GEN­FIELD MATTHEWS DINER & PAN­CAKE HOUSE

DINER | 430 S. WASH­ING­TON AVE. (201) 385-9496 This much-loved diner of­fers just what you ex­pect – and love – in a diner, from the wide range of break­fast-to-dessert op­tions and fast, friendly ser­vice.

CARL­STADT BIG­GIE’S CLAM BAR

SEAFOOD | 430 ROUTE 17 SOUTH (201) 933-4000 A clam bar isn’t ex­actly syn­ony­mous with fam­ily night out, but this fun, friendly road­house de­serves a look. Chil­dren will en­joy the pizza, burg­ers and sand­wiches – and who knows, maybe they’ll dis­cover the joys of seafood!

CLIFTON AP­PLE­BEE’S

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 375 ROUTE 3 EAST (973) 471-6161 Ev­ery­one knows what Ap­ple­bee’s brings to the ta­ble: re­li­able stan­dards for the kids and a reg­u­larly evolv­ing menu to keep par­ents sat­is­fied.

EDGE­WA­TER BAUMGART’S CAFE

CHI­NESE | 59 THE PROM­E­NADE (201) 313-3889 Where else can you cap off sesame chicken with a hot fudge sun­dae? There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one at this soda foun­tain-diner-Chi­nese restau­rant. Lunch fea­tures cre­ative sal­ads and wraps. A fa­vorite mom-and-tod­dler hang­out.

ENGLEWOOD BAUMGART’S CAFE

CHI­NESE | 45 E. PALISADE AVE. (201) 569-6267 See re­view un­der Edge­wa­ter lo­ca­tion.

BLUE MOON MEX­I­CAN CAFE

MEX­I­CAN | 21 E. PALISADE AVE. (201) 541-0600 An ur­ban vibe, with a busy side­walk cafe and a fi­esta at­mos­phere. Match that mar­garita with au­then­tic Tex-Mex dishes, in­clud­ing ex­cel­lent fish tacos.

HACK­EN­SACK CUBBY’S BBQ RESTAU­RANT

BAR­BE­CUE | 249 S. RIVER ST. | (201) 488-9389 Fa­mous for its ribs, Buf­falo wings, burg­ers and onion rings, Cubby’s has been a lo­cal fa­vorite for 26 years. Throw in steak, roast beef, chicken and hot dogs, and Cubby’s is sure to have some­thing for ev­ery­one. Serv­ing good food in a com­fort­able and re­laxed at­mos­phere, it’s no won­der the place is so pop­u­lar.

HAS­BROUCK HEIGHTS MOUNT FUJI JA­PANESE STEAK HOUSE

JA­PANESE | 193 ROUTE 17 SOUTH (201) 288-2800 Chil­dren will love the spec­ta­cle of the hi­bachi ta­ble, and par­ents will ap­pre­ci­ate the qual­ity food and drink.

HA­WORTH ANDIAMO

ITAL­IAN | 23 HARDENBURGH AVE. (201) 384-1551 This fam­ily fa­vorite is dis­tin­guished by a warm wel­come and the sur­prise of cre­ative, Ital­ian­in­spired dishes in ad­di­tion to well-pre­pared stan­dards.

HAWTHORNE ANDY’S COR­NER

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 438 LAFAYETTE AVE. (973) 427-1292 Friendly ser­vice, good food and great prices make this diner-y shop pop­u­lar with the lo­cals. Break­fast is served all day.

HO-HO-KUS SI­CIL­IAN SUN

ITAL­IAN | 604 N. MAPLE AVE. | (201) 444-3494 Loy­al­ists have flocked here for years for the superb pizza and well-made Ital­ian stan­dards. Pizza is avail­able in just one of the two small din­ing rooms, which wisely keeps cou­ples out for a date sep­a­rated from fam­i­lies. Be pre­pared for a wait on the week­ends.

MAH­WAH MA­SON JAR

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 221 RAMAPO VAL­LEY ROAD | (201) 529-2302 Serves just about ev­ery­thing, but the ribs and pulled-pork sand­wich stand out.

NEW MILFORD JER­SEY BOYS GRILL

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 704 RIVER ROAD (201) 262-5600 Equal parts pub grub and Ital­ian food, Jer­sey Boys’ menu will please par­ents just as much as the kids menu – fea­tur­ing chicken parm and mac and cheese – will keep lit­tle mouths smil­ing.

PANCHO’S BUR­RI­TOS

MEX­I­CAN | 214 MAIN ST. | (201) 225-2554 Chil­dren will love the tacos and fa­ji­tas, and health-con­scious par­ents will ap­pre­ci­ate the low-carb fresh-mex op­tions. The minia­ture bur­ri­tos are an in­ven­tive touch.

OAK­LAND TONY’S BROTH­ERS

ITAL­IAN | 20 W. OAK­LAND AVE. (201) 337-3100 Pop­u­lar lo­cal restau­rant known for its pizza and home­made Ital­ian spe­cial­ties.

PARA­MUS AP­PLE­BEE’S

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO 17 EAST RIDGE­WOOD AVE. | (201) 447-8813 See re­view un­der Clifton lo­ca­tion.

CAL­I­FOR­NIA PIZZA KITCHEN

PIZZA | WEST­FIELD GAR­DEN STATE PLAZA (201) 587-0005 Of all the per­pet­u­ally bustling eater­ies at West­field Gar­den State Plaza, Cal­i­for­nia Pizza Kitchen is among the most at­trac­tive for fam­i­lies. Pizza is its mid­dle name, af­ter all.

STEAK ’N SHAKE

AMER­I­CAN (TRA­DI­TIONAL) PARA­MUS PARK MALL, 700 PARA­MUS PARK (201) 262-4969 Known pri­mar­ily in the Mid­west and South, Steak ’n Shake of­fers a va­ri­ety of grid­dle-smashed steak burg­ers and in­ven­tive milk­shakes.

RAM­SEY BRADY’S AT THE STA­TION

AMER­I­CAN (TRA­DI­TIONAL) 5-7 W. MAIN ST. | (201) 327-9748 This his­toric former train sta­tion has a lively pub feel and good pub grub to match. More so­phis­ti­cated of­fer­ings, es­pe­cially the steaks, are also nicely done.

KINCHLEY’S TAV­ERN

PUB FOOD | 585 N. FRANKLIN TURN­PIKE (201) 934-7777 A pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion since the 1930s, this ca­sual eatery is beloved for its dy­na­mite thin-crust pizza.

RIDGE­WOOD A MANO

PIZZA | 24 FRANKLIN AVE. | (201) 493-2000 The two domed, red-tiled wood-burn­ing ovens are the cen­ter­piece and fo­cal point of this hand­some pizze­ria. Don’t ex­pect the New York-style pizza we’re used to. A Mano serves it the way it was orig­i­nally pre­pared in Naples hun­dreds of years ago. Plenty of choices for the non-pizza lover, too.

BAUMGART’S CAFE

CHI­NESE | 158 FRANKLIN AVE. | (201) 612-5688 See re­view un­der Edge­wa­ter lo­ca­tion.

THE DAILY TREAT

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 177 E. RIDGE­WOOD AVE. (201) 652-9113 This down­town fa­vorite of­fers ev­ery­thing you love about a lo­cal diner but with per­son­al­ity to spare.

THE OF­FICE BEER BAR & GRILL

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 32 CH­EST­NUT ST. (201) 652-1070 The place to meet for kid-friendly ap­pe­tiz­ers and great burg­ers.

PIZZA FU­SION

PIZZA | 33 GOD­WIN AVE. | (201) 445-9010 De­li­cious pizza with an em­pha­sis on or­ganic in­gre­di­ents. You can’t go wrong with the huge ar­ray of top­pings and the whole wheat and gluten-free crusts.

TITO’S BUR­RI­TOS

MEX­I­CAN | 166 E. RIDGE­WOOD AVE. (201) 857-4619 At Tito’s, “It’s all good” isn’t just a motto – it’s a way of life. The af­ford­able prices and fun at­mos­phere set the stage, and the fresh, just-plain-good food at­tracts hun­gry fam­i­lies from all over.

TO­TOWA AP­PLE­BEE’S

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 465 ROUTE 46 WEST (973) 812-0011 See re­view un­der Clifton lo­ca­tion.

WALD­WICK NEL­LIE’S PLACE

AMER­I­CAN (TRA­DI­TIONAL) 9 FRANKLIN TURN­PIKE | (201) 652-8626 Ca­sual bar and restau­rant with low prices and huge por­tions. Spe­cial­ties in­clude thin-crust pizza.

WAYNE BURGER DELUXE

AMER­I­CAN (TRA­DI­TIONAL) 1420 ROUTE 23 NORTH | (973) 305-0033 Mod­ern take on the clas­sic diner with a fo­cus on burg­ers with an in­ter­na­tional flair, sal­ads, sand­wiches and mod­er­ately priced en­trees.

WEST­WOOD THE IRON HORSE

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 20 WASH­ING­TON AVE. (201) 666-9682 The fact that the menu calls the moz­zarella sticks “Cheese Louise” should be rea­son enough to visit, but the burg­ers are widely con­sid­ered the best in Ber­gen.

JACK’S CAFE

AMER­I­CAN BISTRO | 325 BROAD­WAY, WEST­WOOD | (201) 666-0400 Op­tions range from cheeses­teaks and burg­ers to pasta pri­mav­era and seafood spe­cials, and the kids menu pro­vides the likes of grilled cheese, bow tie pasta and chicken fin­gers.

POMPILIO’S PIZZA

PIZZA | 223 WEST­WOOD AVE. (201) 664-9292 Pompilio’s of­fers great stop-in-for-a-slice pies and a per­fectly ca­sual din­ing room for hang­ing out with the kids.

WOODCLIFF LAKE BLUE MOON

MEX­I­CAN | 42 KIN­DERKA­MACK ROAD (201) 782-9500 See re­view un­der Englewood lo­ca­tion.

WY­CK­OFF 3 CHI­CAS MEX­I­CAN KITCHEN

MEX­I­CAN | 637 WY­CK­OFF AVE. (201) 848-4700 Try the que­sadil­las. And the fa­ji­tas. Oh, and the bur­ri­tos, tacos and en­chi­ladas. Don’t for­get the kid’s meal for the lit­tle ones.

THE BARN

PUB FOOD | 359 SICOMAC AVE. (201) 848-0108 Cozy and quaint with gen­er­a­tions of graf­fiti carved into the table­tops. You can’t go wrong with a burger.

BLUE MOON

MEX­I­CAN | 327 FRANKLIN AVE. (201) 891-1331 See re­view un­der Englewood lo­ca­tion.

BAUMGARTS, ENGLEWOOD

TITO’S BUR­RI­TOS, RIDGE­WOOD

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