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List Rules Restaurants that have specific menus for kids and cater to families with small children

This is a list of the best kid-friendly restaurant chains in America. If you don't have kids, you don't understand the trauma that parents endure taking their children to eat out. It was thus that the family restaurant was born. Over the years, a lot of family restaurants have popped up across the country and have become standard American restaurants that can be seen all over the world. You'll see breakfast restaurants such as IHOP on this list as well as Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster, and Denny's.

Just because a restaurant is a chain, that doesn't mean it necessarily specializes in distinctly American cuisine. Other popular restaurants include the Australian-themed Outback Steakhouse, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. While many of these restaurants may not overlap in their menus, the one thing all have in common is that they are considered the best family restaurant chains in America. 

Vote for your personal faves, and add any you see missing. Keep in mind these are national chains, not local haunts, so add your restaurants accordingly, keep in mind, only family style. 

Check out more lists like Best American Restuarants for Kid's Birthdays and The Best Restaurant Chains to Stop at During a Road Trip.

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Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Retail

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IHOP is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
IHOP Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors

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Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Applebee’s International, Inc. Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Outback Steakhouse Restaurant

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Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Red Robin Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant Eating and Drinking Places

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Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Olive Garden Restaurant

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Chili's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Chili's Restaurant

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T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
T.G.I. Friday's Restaurant

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Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Fuddruckers Restaurant

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Denny's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Denny's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Red Lobster Restaurant

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Subway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

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Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Dave & Buster's Restaurant

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California Pizza Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant, Food and Beverage Eating and Drinking Places

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Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Big Boy Restaurants Restaurant

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Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Waffle House Restaurant

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KFC is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
KFC Restaurant, Fast food

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Restaurant, Bakery

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Culver's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Culver's Restaurant

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McDonald's USA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America

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Sizzler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Sizzler Restaurant

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Jason's Deli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Jason's Deli Restaurant

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Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Ruby Tuesday Restaurant

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Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Dairy Queen Restaurant, Fast food

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Buca di Beppo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Buca di Beppo Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Chuck E. Cheese's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Chuck E. Cheese's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places Fast food

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Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Famous Dave's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Ground Round is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Ground Round Restaurant

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Quaker Steak & Lube is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant