HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- We get it. You like to eat. And you like to eat out. But dining with kids, especially young ones -- can sometimes get sticky -- in more ways than one. Kudos to the places that offer up pleasing menus for both adults and kids as well as surroundings that don’t feel like you’re dining at Mickey D’s.
What's The Best Family-Friendly Restaurant in Dutchess County?
Daily Planet, LaGrange
Eveready Diner, Hyde Park
Gino's Pizza & Restaurant, Poughkeepsie
You picked the top three family-friendly restaurants in Dutchess as part of our DVlicious contest. Who will win top honors? Read below for a “taste” of one – all are being highlighted this week.
Voting continues through 4 p.m. Monday, Sept, Sept. 26. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
The winner will receive a DVlicious certificate along with bragging rights to offering family-friendly dining for the food lovers in all of us.
Why It's Kid Worthy: The old-school diner décor is cheerfully kitschy. With its all-day breakfast, the little ones can have Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes, waffles or French toast for dinner. Kid-sized meals (for 10 and under) are served in a 50s-style paper car. The children's menu is printed on a placemat, with things to color in. After wolfing down comfort foods such as burgers, fries, mac and cheese, and homemade onion rings, tiny tummies may not have room for desserts such as its Oreo Cookies Avalanche, Monkey Business (classic banana split) and lemon meringue pie. Oh, and don’t forget the fountain drinks like the “brown cow” (root beer with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup), egg creams and smoothies.
Take The Family: 4184 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park (845) 229-8100. www.thevereadydiner.com/