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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262 165
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
MikeEconomou added Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Retail

2
270 166
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
221 135
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Arthur Williams added Outback Steakhouse Restaurant

4
204 123
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Red Robin Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

5
279 192
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
229 140
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Benjamin Dunn added Olive Garden Restaurant

7
238 161
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Chili's Restaurant

8
161 151
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
191 186
Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Red Lobster Restaurant

10
118 109
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
MadameLil added Fuddruckers Restaurant

11
105 88
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added T.G.I. Friday's Restaurant

12
108 94
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
55 35
Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
ChloeFletcher added Waffle House Restaurant

14
80 77
Subway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
OleksiiKoniev added Subway Restaurant, Fast food

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15
40 23
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
dreapress added Dairy Queen Restaurant, Fast food

16
103 120
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
47 38
McDonald's USA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America

18
65 72
KFC is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
RobLein added KFC Restaurant, Fast food

19
63 73
Big Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added Big Boy Restaurant

20
74 91
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
MadameLil added Culver's Restaurant

21
83 123
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Lon Harris added Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Restaurant, Bakery

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26 19
Kings Dining & Entertainme... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Entertainment

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45 58
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
skypir876 added Ruby Tuesday Restaurant

24
70 104
Sizzler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Sizzler Restaurant

25
62 104
Jason's Deli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Jason's Deli Restaurant

26
59 105
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

27
32 55
Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
RobLein added Famous Dave's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

28
23 52
Chuck E. Cheese's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
ChloeFletcher added Chuck E. Cheese's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places, Fast food

29
3 1
Boston Market is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Mike Gieseman added Boston Market Restaurant

30
25 70
Ground Round is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Benjamin Dunn added Ground Round Restaurant

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22 71
Quaker Steak & Lube is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America
Countermoon added Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant