Parenting The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America  

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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
MikeEconomou added Restaurant, Retail

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256 152
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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312 199
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Lon Harris added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors

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261 166
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Arthur Williams added Restaurant

5
273 165
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Benjamin Dunn added Restaurant

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277 187
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Restaurant

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314 227
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Benjamin Dunn added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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193 184
Denny's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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136 113
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added Restaurant

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217 222
Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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139 136
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
MadameLil added Restaurant

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132 115
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Clark Benson added Restaurant

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77 42
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
dreapress added Restaurant, Fast food

14
106 106
Subway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
OleksiiKoniev added Restaurant, Fast food

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81 66
Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
ChloeFletcher added Restaurant

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121 146
California Pizza Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Mark Holmes added Restaurant, Food and Beverage, Eating and Drinking Places

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88 101
KFC is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
RobLein added Restaurant, Fast food

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71 69
McDonald's USA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America

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83 102
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added Restaurant

20
93 113
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
MadameLil added Restaurant

21
100 143
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Lon Harris added Restaurant, Bakery

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59 81
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added Restaurant

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81 127
Sizzler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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70 124
Jason's Deli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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28 40
Kings Dining & Entertainme... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Entertainment