Best of Kid Friendly Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

Family fun while eating out

Whether you're taking the kids out for a quick snack or a full blown meal, dining out can be a very enjoyable experience. However, it can be difficult to find menus that your entire family can delight in. For example: the restaurant you have chosen may not have a children's menu or may not provide high chairs.

Never fear, we've got you covered! The restaurants on the following list are family-friendly and welcome children of all ages.


Amore Pizzeria
3 Maggiacomo Ln., Pleasant Valley
Kids meals are $5.99, dine-in only.

Coppola's Italian American Bistro
4167 Rte. 9, Hyde Park
Kid's meals are $9-$10 and include a drink and ice cream. Coppola also offers crayons so kids can create a masterpiece while waiting for food. Perhaps the best thing about Coppola's is the fact that every staff member is trained to work with adults and children on the autism spectrum. What's more, a portion of all bottled sauce sales go to Autism Speaks. 

Cosimo's Brick Oven: Poughkeepsie
120 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie
Kids meals range from $6.95-$8.95 and include a drink. Kids' menu available at all locations: Newburgh, Woodbury, Middletown and Poughkeepsie.

Daily Planet
1202 Rte. 55, Lagrangeville
Kids 12 and under can choose from breakfast, lunch and dinner options starting at $5.25. Add a milkshake or smoothie to wash it down and a scoop of ice cream to complete the meal.

Double O Grill
1536 Rte. 9, Wappingers Falls
Kids meals are only $2 all day on Tuesdays with a regularly priced adult entrée, dine-in only. Kids will love eating their meals served in a keepsake car. Plus, join the clean plate club and get a kid's sundae for only $1.99. 

Hurricane Grill and Wings
9 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie
Kids eat free on Tuesdays with paid adult entrée, dine-in only. The fun, laid-back beach atmosphere makes for a family-friendly meal.

2550 South Rd., Poughkeepsie
Kids eat free every day 4p.m-10 p.m. with paid adult entree, dine-in only. Regularly priced meals range from $5-$7, dine-in only. Coloring place mats and crayons available. 

Maura’s Kitchen of Millbrook
18 Alden Place, Millbrook
Kids 12 and under eat free on Mondays. Kids meal prices just $5 the rest of the week.

The Palace Diner
194 Washington St. Poughkeepsie
Family-friendly dishes are made from scratch. Kids meals come in fun cars and range in price between $5 and $10.

1576 Rte. 9, Wappingers Falls
Kids eat free every Wednesday 4 p.m.-10 p.m. with a paying adult. Kid’s meals range from $3.99 to $4.99.

Red Hook Diner
7329 S. Broadway, Red Hook
Kids meals are just $6.95. Kids can grab crayons and coloring paper to keep them busy until the food arrives. 

Savona's Trattoria: Red Hook 
7249 S. Bdwy., Red Hook
Kids age 10 and under can enjoy pasta favorites for just $9.95, including a drink and ice cream for dessert.

Red Line Diner
588 Rte. 9, Fishkill
Kids meals are served in a little car (when available) plus crayons and coloring place mats. Kids meals range from $5-$10.

Red Robin
2511 South Rd., Poughkeepsie
Kids meals range from $5-$6. Crayons, coloring pages, and balloons are always on hand. Bring your child in on his or her birthday for a free ice cream sundae. 

Shadows on the Hudson
176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie
Kids 12 and under can enjoy Sunday brunch for $12.50. Crayons and coloring pages are available. 

Table Talk Diner
2521 C South Rd., Poughkeepsie
Kids 12 under get their meals served in a little car plus crayons and coloring place mats. Kids meal prices range from $5-$10.


Alexis Diner
5023 Rte. 9W, Newburgh

Alexis Diner offers children ages 12 and under a variety of kid favorites that includes milk or soda and free ice cream or Jell-O. Coloring kits available for budding young artists. Kids meal prices range from $6.25 to $7.75. 

Billy Joe's Ribworks
26 Front St., Newburgh
Kids eat for 99 cents on Sundays with paid adult entrée, dine-in only. Live entertainment schedule varies through the year and the season ends with a lunch with Santa.  

Blue Finn Grill and Sushi
157 Dolson Ave., Middletown
Kids meals range from $5 to $8.

Capri Restaurant and Pizzeria
359 Windsor Hghwy., New Windsor
Kids under 12 can enjoy a variety of Italian favorites with meal prices ranging from $7.95-$13.95. 

Captain Jake's
40 Front St., Newburgh
Captain Jake’s kids’ meals boast every kid’s favorites for just $7.95. Relax with the kids on the beautiful waterfront where they can color while they wait for dinner.

The Captain's Table
547 Rte. 17M, Monroe
Children 10 and under can enjoy a kid’s meal for $8.95 which includes a soft drink and ice cream, dine-in only. Parents can finish their meal while kids play and build sandcastles on the 1/3-acre sand beach beside the outdoor dining area.  

Cosimo's Brick Oven: Middletown
620 Rte. 211 East, Middletown
Kids meals range from $7.00 to $10.00 and include a soft drink.

Cosimo's Brick Oven: Woodbury
100 State Rte. 32, Central Valley
Kids meals range from $7 to $10 and include a soft drink.

Denny's Restaurants: Newburgh
1283 Rt. 300, Newburgh
Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. with paid adult entree, dine-in only.

Denny's Restaurants: Middletown
411 Route 211 E, Middletown
Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. with paid adult entree, dine-in only. 

Franico's Pizzeria
25 Elm St., Warwick
Kids meals are just $5 and include crayons and coloring sheets to keep the little ones busy until your pie arrives.  

IHOP: Newburgh
44 Route 17k, Newburgh
Kids eat free every day 4 pm.-10 p.m. with a paid adult entrée, dine-in only. Regularly priced meals range from $5-$7. Coloring place mat and crayons available.

IHOP: Middletown
155 Dolson Ave., Middletown
Kids eat free every day 4 pm.-10 p.m. with a paid adult entrée, dine-in only. Regularly priced meals range from $5-$7. Coloring place mat and crayons available.

IHOP: Mohegan Lake
1745 E. Main St., Mohegan Lake
Kids eat free every day 4 pm.-10 p.m. with a paid adult entrée, dine-in only. Regularly priced meals range from $5-$7. Coloring place mat and crayons available.

1421 Rt. 300, Newburgh
Kid’s eat free every Wednesday from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. with a paying adult.
Kids meals range from $3.99 to $4.99.

Pizza Union
1400 Rt. 300, Newburgh
Kids eat free Wednesday and Thursday, between 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Kid meals are $8 other nights of the week.

UNO Pizzeria & Grill
20 Centre Dr., Central Valley
Kids can select one free item from the kid’s menu every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult meal. Kids meals range from $4.49-$6 the rest of the week.

1297 Rte. 300, Newburgh
Kids age 10 and under can enjoy classic Asian cuisine with a price range from $2.50 to $7.95.



Quickway Diner 
68 Rte. 17K, Bloomingburg
Kids can select from a variety of menu items for $4.75 and end with a scoop from the ice cream stand.


99 Restaurant
53 Massa Dr., Kingston
Kids eat free on snow days from school. Kid-friendly menu options for kids 10 and under include free beverage refills and an ice cream sandwich. Crayons and coloring menu available. Free popcorn served at every table.

The Bakery
13 N. Front St., New Paltz
The Bakery has an upstairs play area filled with toys where children can play safely. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites or stop by for a sweet treat.

Dutch Ale House
253 Main St., Saugerties
Kids eat for just $5.50 and will love the activity place mats.

Frida's Bakery & Cafe
26 Main St., Milton

Frida's has a large play space upstairs for kids to enjoy. There also are delicious kids’ meals and sweet treats, plus various kid-friendly classes throughout the year.

246 Main St., New Paltz
Wednesday nights are family nights! Two for one specials! Two kids eat free per paying adult. $10 minimum purchase.

Gunk Haus
387 South St., Highland
Kid favorites like mac and cheese, burgers and fries are sprinkled through the regular menu of German favorites. Games are also provided for kids to play.

Hickory BBQ and Smokehouse
743 Rte. 28, Kingston
All kids’ meals are $7.50 and include a scoop of ice cream. The outdoor dining area is the perfect spot for family meal during the summer.

The High Falls Cafe
12 Stone Dock Rd., High Falls
Kid’s meals start at just $5 and include a kid size drink and a cookie. 

Main Street Bistro
59 Main St., New Paltz
Kids meal favorites like grilled cheese and pasta start at just $5. Bring the kids along for breakfast, lunch or dinner and end with a fresh baked sweet treat.

84 Main St., New Paltz
Kids eat free on Wednesdays with a paying adult, meal prices start at $5.95 the rest of the week. End the night by letting the kids pick a prize from the treasure chest.  

Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant
3123 US 44, Gardiner
Kids can enjoy traditional German fare along with usual favorites for $3-$6. Organic baby food is also available. Toys available for children to play with.

Mudd Puddle Coffee Roasters & Cafe
10 Main St., Suite 312, New Paltz
Kids can enjoy a variety of breakfast favorites, or traditional PB&J or grilled cheese for lunch. A great place to meet up and let the kids frolic around the screened in porch and draw on the chalk board while parents catch up.

P&G's Restaurant
91 Main St., New Paltz
Kids menu items start at $3.95-$5.95. Families are welcomed with crayons and coloring sheets for the kids.

Savona's Trattoria: Kingston 
11 Bdwy., Kingston

Kids under 10 can enjoy pasta favorites for just $9.95 including a drink and ice cream for dessert.

Updated January 2020

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