Looking for quality food but want/need to take the kids? Whether you live local or are visiting the area, here’s a list of Greater Portland area restaurants (of different varieties) to find good food & drinks and a good family friendly environment:
Bucks Naked BBQ, Freeport or Portland (great play area with play house)
Gritty McDuffs, Freeport (especially during the warmer months as their deck overlooks a play area and swing set
Flatbread Pizza, Portland
Local Sprouts, Portland (has play area)
Bonobo Pizza, Portland
Gather, Yarmouth Maine
The Fresh Batch, Freeport (has play area)
Easy Day, South Portland (10 lane bowling alley & restaurant opening March 12th)
**If you’re going to the places above with the kids for dinner, you’re probably already thinking this, but I highly recommend hitting these places early.
Great Spots with Counter Service:
Bruce’s Burritos, Yarmouth (very low-key but delicious for lunch & dinner)
Big Sky Bakery, Portland (breakfast & lunch, has play area)
Salvage BBQ, Portland - (lunch & dinner)
The lobster shack, Cape Elizabeth (seasonal - lunch & dinner)
Peachy’s Smoothie Café, Yarmouth (juices, smoothies,& soups, great old fashion truck display next door & park across the street)
Edna & Lucy’s, Pownal (this is a bit of a hike from Portland, but a great spot to hit in
conjunction with a hike and playground trip at Bradbury Mountain open thru late afternoon)
Doc's Café- Cumberland (early breakfast, lunch closes 4 on the weekend 6 on weeknights)
**Note there are many other great kid friendly places in the area, I was just narrowing the list to best food/drinks & environment.
If you're local, what are your favorite spots eat with the kids?
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I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!