When I moved back to Annapolis as a young 22 year old, family-friendly restaurants were never on my radar. Bars, nightlife, pubs… that’s what I paid attention to. Now fast forward, I still very much enjoy going out in this town, and not slaving away in the kitchen every night. The difference now? Instead of a hungry overwork tired man in tow with me, I have a hungry happy energetic toddler by my side. Yes, dining out can be an adventure… but luckily for me, there are some great restaurants in the area who are always happy to accommodate families and their children!
Known in town for their burgers, Grump’s is a great little restaurant that offers a variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One of my favorite parts? They assign a “toy” to your table! Yes, there are toys to keep your kids entertained and busy while you wait for food.
Metro Diner Cafe
Metro has quickly become one of my favorite places to take my son as they focus on serving locally sourced farm fresh, natural ingredients and organic beverages. They offer Touch Screen Ordering, and the food is often ready in 10 minutes or less. Every Wednesday from 5-8pm, they offer Family Night! This often includes fun entertainment, crafts, and activities for kids to participate in.