You and your family are in New York City, and you're looking for a restaurant. The choices can seem daunting; with a near endless selection of places to choose from, and no way of knowing which ones is family friendly. Here are some of the best family friendly restaurants in NYC (in no particular order):

Sweet Chick

If your family likes deep fried food, you should give Sweet Chick a try. They have locations both in the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, and they are famous for the fried chicken and waffles. Their crawfish hush puppies are worth a try, too. They also have bench-style sitting and low-lying tables.

Pig Beach

Looking for a fun restaurant that you can bring your dog? Look no further than Pig Beach, located a short distance from the Brooklyn Bridge. They've got great baby back ribs and tri tip, and the kids will love their mac 'n cheese with toasted Goldfish crackers. What's more, they've got an outdoor seating area with picnic tables, and dogs are welcome.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

You and your family won't leave hungry after going to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, nor will you leave broke. With locations in Harlem and Brooklyn, this restaurant offers copious portions of barbeque chicken and pork, and kids meals are well south of the $10 mark. Not long ago, it was voted America's best barbeque food by Good Morning America.

Alice's Tea Cup

If your children are fans of Alice in Wonderland, they'll love Alice's Tea Cup. Located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this literary themed cafe serves all sorts of tea, along with sandwiches, scones and fruit. They are especially known for the their Mad Morning Breakfast, which is certain to fill you up before a day of sightseeing.

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

Looking to take the kids for a special treat? Try this old-fashioned sweet shop. Like Pig Beach, it's located not far from the Brooklyn Bridge, and it offers all sorts of confections made with their own ice cream. This includes shakes and sundaes and even egg creams. They also serve sandwiches and other meals.

The Meatball Shop

If your kids love meatballs, they'll love The Meatball Shop, where they get to create their own delicious meals using house-ground meatballs, sauces and a plethora of dishes. They also have great deserts. What's more, with locations all over the city, you're likely never too far from one of them.

As you can see, there is no shortage of great family friendly restaurants in New York City. The only difficulty may be finding the time to visit them all. So, why waste time trying to get from place to place when Go New York Tours can show you more of the city in less time than you could ever do by yourself.

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