Q&A: 18 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Western MA


Cup & Top in Florence, MA

Jessica Berrien and Tish Serani give a shout out to Cup & Top Cafe in Florence as their favorite kid-friendly restaurant in Western MA (picture here). With their kid friendly menu, playspace, family friendly entertainment, fair trade coffee and delicious grown-up sandwiches, Cup and Top Cafe is a destination the entire family will enjoy! (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

What is your favorite kid-friendly restaurant in Western MA?

  • Jennifer Martin recommends, “Freight Yard Pub in North Adams.
  • Sarah Suriner-Hagadorn recommends, “Flavours in Pittsfield
  • Justin Richard recommends, “Green Bean in Northampton, Deja Brew in Wendell, and Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls.”
  • Myssie Casinghino recommends, ‎”Bueno Y Sano, Paul & Elizabeth’s, and Local in Northampton.”
  • John L. Grossman recommends, “Bring Your Own Restaurant in Holyoke.”
  • Jessica Berrien recommends, “Cup and Top in Florence!
  • Tish Serrani recommends, ” Cup and Top for sure.”
  • Rae Griffiths recommends,The Steaming Tender in Palmer for all the train loving kids!!”
  • Robin Sidel recommends,Wagon Wheel (Gill, MA)!
  • Jane Stephenson recommends,Wagon Wheel in Gill, on Rt. 2. Great locally-grown food, big grassy lawn to play on, picnic tables, HOME MADE ice cream!”
  • Judy Bennett recommends,People’s Pint (Greenfield, MA).”
  • Kerry Shaw recommends, “The Wagon Wheel in Gill!”
  • Gillian Daley recommends,La Vera Cruzana in Northampton. Not enough high chairs but there is no problem with children walking around and being cheerful (read: slightly loud).”
  • Andrea Slattery recommends, “Four Main Street Bar and Grill in Huntington.”
  • Laurie Ritrosky recommends,The Summer House in Southwick.”
  • John L. Grossman recommends, “Green Bean (Northampton) has a toy bin and books!”
  • Nancyjo Craig Rongner recommends, “My vote is for Teapot (Northampton). We’ve been there several times and each time the staff is genuinely happy to see my toddler. They’ve always taken extra time to interact with him. There are no crayons and coloring page, but they’ve got fish!”
  • Nancy Madru recommends, “Cup and Top–great food selections for kids and a cool play area.”
  • Susan Countryman recommends, “Elmer’s in Ashfield. Best pancakes, great friendly atmosphere.”

5 Comments on “Q&A: 18 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Western MA

  1. Burgundy Brook Cafe in Palmer! They share a farm with Blue Star Equiculture, a draft horse rescue and sanctuary, and grow their own organic fruits and vegetables using horse power. The food is always delicious and filling and it’s fun to visit with the horses!

  2. Burrito Rojo in Turners Falls has the only in-house toy/play area for kids that I know of in the Valley. Little Kids can play with a train table, kids kitchen, etc… while big kids and adults can play chess or checkers, foosball or pool. Then the food arrives….yum! Good beer selection for adults, great burritos and quesadillas for kids.

  3. Route 9 Diner in Hadley is a hit with my kid. She can get pancakes for supper (ask nicely and they will make the silver dollar ones if they aren’t too busy) plus the kids get a free toy afterward. Tuesday nights kids eat free.

    My experience with Deja Brew in Wendell was slow service and not very kid-friendly, but that was a long time ago. Hopefully things have changed.

  4. Thai garden in Northampton. Took my kids there with a friend the other week and they knew what the friend usually orders! Always friendly and even play with our 3 month old while we eat. It’s like built in babysitting.

  5. Amherst Brewing has always been surprisingly kid friendly for us. We order the big pretzels to come to the table right away and it helps keep the kids busy while waiting. They’ve been able to seat us always away from whatever bar activity is happening. I’m not sure what will happen with the new location but in the past they’ve been one of the few places we can easily take our two special needs kids.

    The kids also love the Lhasa Cafe in Northampton along with many of the others already mentioned.

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