Restaurants 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
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286 173
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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342 219
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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310 180
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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285 186
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Arthur Williams added Restaurant
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342 244
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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293 212
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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217 202
Denny's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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238 237
Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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152 133
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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157 154
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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150 131
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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129 122
Subway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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99 56
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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94 86
Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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106 118
KFC is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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110 124
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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132 159
California Pizza Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 18 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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97 114
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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93 88
McDonald's USA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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108 154
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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71 93
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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76 134
Jason's Deli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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85 137
Sizzler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
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50 80
Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
RobLein added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places