Kid-Friendly Dining in Bend
If you’re vacationing with your kids, we know how much fun, adventurous, and crazy it can be. From packing the right toys to answering are we there yet at least 100 times, or keeping them happy with yummy food. Well, the good news is, there are tons of great kid-friendly restaurants in Bend that keep you and the kiddos smiling.
After a big day of running around, riding trails, playing at a park, or having a round of Marco Polo in the pool, it’s easy to build up an appetite. So, before the melt-down begins, head over to a restaurant, cafe, brewery, or food truck that offers delicious food options and fun for the entire family.
There are tons of dining options with kid-menus that offer familiar favorites like hot dogs, mac & cheese, or chicken strips over at Life & Time, Jackson’s Corner, and Red Robin. Or, for the young foodies in training, grab a pint-sized bite at Spork or El Sancho.
Besides a delicious meal that will keep the pickiest eaters to the easiest happy, how about somewhere they can play, run, and just be a kid. For food joints offering outdoor space, green lawns, or play structures, check out Crux Brewery, Active Culture, Worthy Brewing, and most food truck pods will have tables, outdoor seating, and games.
For those that love to scribble and play at the table, restaurants like Jackson’s Corner, Laughing Planet, Pacific Pizza & Brew, and Bangers & Brew welcome kids with crayons and big smiles. And don’t worry grownups, no matter where you dine, there will be a delicious hoppy, fruity, full-bodied, or mixed beverage waiting for you.
Hey mom, dad, guardians, and anyone else toting around kids don’t forget the most important meal of the day, dessert! The Bend dessert scene is full of sweet treats like homemade chocolates and ice cream at Goody’s, decadent cupcakes at Ida’s Cupcake Cafe that even come in a Kidcake size, or head over to Nancy P’s Bakery for heavenly cookies and seasonal fruit bars.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and all the snacks in between. Bend has so many kid-friendly dining options to keep the entire family fed and happy. Most businesses have kid’s menus, a lively atmosphere, and most will be happy to accommodate kids, but it’s always a good idea to call ahead first.