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Top 5 Restaurants for Kids


Shake Shack.   

Shake Shack
Multiple Locations; 366 Columbus Ave., at 77th St.; 646-747-8770
Danny Meyer’s celebration of all-American fast food serves up the burgers, fries, dogs, and shakes your kids are always clamoring for (and you secretly crave).

Melt Shop
Multiple Locations; 601 Lexington Ave., nr. 53rd St.; 212-759-6358
This sandwich shop offers almost every kind of grilled cheese your heart could desire, from traditional Cheddar or Gruyère for kids to a Havarti, truffle oil, and arugula for parents (or adventurous young eaters).

Brooklyn Farmacy
513 Henry St., at Sackett St., Carroll Gardens; 718-522-6260
This exceedingly kid-friendly soda fountain lets moms and dads (and grandmas and grandpas) share the Proustian thrill of their childhood desserts with their progeny.

Hill Country
30 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway; 212-255-4544
A Texas-themed honky-tonk that sticks to country favorites: pork ribs, shoepeg corn pudding, and brownies.

Serendipity 3
225 E. 60th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-838-3531
Half attic filled with antiques, half Mad Hatter tea party, this restaurant will mesmerize kids with apricot smushes, big burgers, and towering sundaes.

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