4 Best Chicago Restaurants for Families

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We are proud to be a part of the community here at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside, and we think it’s nice to share with our readers just some of the things we love about where we live. It was tough to narrow our list down to the 4 best Chicago restaurants for families, but we managed to do it (and we aimed for the most kid-friendly restaurants).

Let us know if we missed a favorite of yours (and don’t forget that we’ve covered our favorite holiday celebrations, the top haunted houses, and our favorite cold-weather things to do the next time fall and winter roll around). And if you’re here while the Chicago Auto Show is in town, be sure to attend!

Jerry’s Sandwiches

With locations in Lincoln Square and Andersonville, Jerry’s Sandwiches does a great job of having something for everyone with dozens of sandwiches – including an extensive vegetarian selection – as well as kids’ favorites like the PB & Jerry. Patio dining and plenty of room for strollers make it a top choice when we head into the city for the day.

Roots Handmade Pizza

Pizza and kids go together about as good as peanut butter and jelly, and Roots Handmade Pizza has brought a distinctly unique take on the pizza pie to Chicago. Located in West Town and Lincoln Square, Roots malt-crust pizza dough tastes unlike anything else in the city, their chefs have crafted up a handful of delicious specialty pizzas, and they have their own root beer.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Chicago is not without its fried chicken staples, and while we could never choose an all-time favorite, Honey Butter Fried Chicken is our latest craving. You’ll find this deliciously sweet yet savory chicken in Avondale, and whether you’re a wing family or a chicken strip family, there’s something for everyone at this kid-friendly restaurant. Have a picky eater or a vegetarian? Try their tofu strips on sandwiches or their mac and cheese.


This organic, sustainable Bridgeport eatery is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They feature everything from a fresh veggie burger to a cubano pulled pork sandwich to pan-seared salmon and BBQ braised pork. Their food is sourced directly from farmers and orchards in the Midwest, including 9 in the greater Chicago area.

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