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Family-Friendly Places to Eat

Happiness is Sharing a Meal

When you go on a trip, it’s important that you feel confident your family will be able to easily conquer their cravings. To stay hungry for adventure and fueled with food. That’s why we highlighted a few kid-approved restaurants in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

Reno’s dining scene is a force to be reckoned with. There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants that strive to push the boundaries of flavor and innovation—all while making damn good dishes. Kids can enjoy a variety of cuisines, from New American to Mexican, and, as they wait, their parents can keep them occupied with unique offerings, like movies or board games.

Family-friendly restaurants in Lake Tahoe — some lakefront and others nestled in the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevadas — guarantee incredible scenery with even better food. Some would even say the dishes are elevated to match the altitude. Whether you’re just starting a day of exploration in Lake Tahoe or celebrating a special occasion, there’s a spot for your family to dine happily.

Unique experiences for the fam

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

After catching a flick at the Galaxy Theatre or flying through the air at DEFY Sparks, enjoy a huge slice of coal-brick-oven-cooked pizza or a calzone from Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Sparks. Want to entertain the kids while you wait? Ask your server for some dough for them to play with.

Final Draught

This family-friendly brewpub in Sparks, NV balances the wants of parents and children. While you sip a cold beer, kids can eat a slice of pizza or sandwich with a side of fresh popcorn while watching a movie.

Enchanted Cat Cafe

Play with cats, not your food. While this experience is usually one you’d get in Japan, Reno’s Enchanted Cat Cafe is a fun place to grab snacks or beverages with your kids.

Squeeze In

Originally established in Truckee, Squeeze In is a family-friendly restaurant that dishes up brunch foods in Reno and Sparks. Toddlers can play with their toys, kids can enjoy a bear-shaped pancake, and everyone can scribble on the walls.

Schussboom Brewing Co.

Skip the babysitter and come to Schussboom Brewing Co. Adults can order a small-batch beer from the tap, kids can play in an area just for them (complete with cornhole and other games), then everyone can enjoy made-to-order pub food. 

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