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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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228 143
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
MikeEconomou added Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Retail

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248 144
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Lon Harris added IHOP Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors

3
179 109
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Red Robin Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

4
199 124
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Arthur Williams added Outback Steakhouse Restaurant

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255 178
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Benjamin Dunn added Applebee’s International, Inc. Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

6
205 125
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Benjamin Dunn added Olive Garden Restaurant

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211 148
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Chili's Restaurant

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141 137
Denny's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Denny's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

9
105 96
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
MadameLil added Fuddruckers Restaurant

10
89 71
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added T.G.I. Friday's Restaurant

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164 178
Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Red Lobster Restaurant

12
91 87
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Clark Benson added Dave & Buster's Restaurant

13
62 61
Subway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
OleksiiKoniev added Subway Restaurant, Fast food

14
37 27
Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
ChloeFletcher added Waffle House Restaurant

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26 5
Kings Dining & Entertainme... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Entertainment

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93 107
California Pizza Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Mark Holmes added California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant, Food and Beverage, Eating and Drinking Places

17
56 61
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added Big Boy Restaurants Restaurant

18
77 110
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Lon Harris added Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Restaurant, Bakery

19
49 59
KFC is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
RobLein added KFC Restaurant, Fast food

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23 12
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
dreapress added Dairy Queen Restaurant, Fast food

21
61 80
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
MadameLil added Culver's Restaurant

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28 28
McDonald's USA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America

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58 94
Jason's Deli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Jason's Deli Restaurant

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36 50
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added Ruby Tuesday Restaurant

25
63 97
Sizzler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Sizzler Restaurant

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57 99
Buca di Beppo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Benjamin Dunn added Buca di Beppo Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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18 39
Chuck E. Cheese's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
ChloeFletcher added Chuck E. Cheese's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places, Fast food

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23 46
Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
RobLein added Famous Dave's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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22 62
Ground Round is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Benjamin Dunn added Ground Round Restaurant

30
18 62
Quaker Steak & Lube is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Countermoon added Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant