Dine Out with Kids in South Jersey

A roundup of kid- and family-friendly eateries in South Jersey.

Burlington County

Evergreen Dairy Bar, Medford
This cash-only restaurant has a drive-in vibe, but you don’t need to stay inside the car to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Tuesday nights are Cruise Nights, where families socialize in the parking lot and look at vintage rides in a relaxed environment. (1643 Rte. 70)

Recovery Sports Grill, Westampton
With an expansive arcade, more than 30 TVs and a speaker at each table so diners can choose which TV to tune in, there’s no shortage of entertainment. With kids’ meals — including drink, side and a cookie — at $2.99 daily, it’s easy on the wallet, too. (109 Hancock Ln.)

Turning Point, Marlton
Staples like grilled cheese and pizza join fun fare like s’mores waffles and the French Toast Volcano (with a whipped-cream explosion). Tots snack from containers of dried cereal while you wait for a table at this breakfast- and lunch-only restaurant. (300 Rte. 73)

 


 

Camden County

Benihana, Pennsauken
Hibachi chefs entertain families with a show at every meal. The kids’ menu offers child-sized portions of shrimp, steak and chicken or sushi. (5255 Marlton Pike W.)

Silver Diner, Cherry Hill
The award-winning “healthy kids” menu features familiar options alongside fare like teriyaki salmon, quinoa coconut pancakes and gluten-free spaghetti. During Kids’ Night every Tuesday, the diner treats little ones to face painting and balloon art. (2131 Rte. 38)

Tortilla Press, Collingswood
With quesadillas, fruit-flavored Mexican sodas and multiple salsas served with house-made chips, this BYO is a multigenerational favorite, especially on Mondays, when kids eat FREE. (703 Haddon Ave.)

Weber’s Drive In , Pennsauken
Introduce the kids to an old-school, cash-only drive-in restaurant where car-side staff serve food on window trays. Want to enjoy your meal outside? Pop open the trunk and set up an in-vehicle picnic.  (6019 Lexington Ave.)

 


 

Gloucester County

Nifty Fifty’s, Turnersville
Within this retro-style diner, you’ll find loaded burgers, fries and shakes, a soda fountain with more than 100 flavors to mix and match, arcade games, a mini-golf course and paper hats for kids to color. (4670 Rte. 42)

 


 

Multiple Locations

Amy’s Omelette House, Burlington & Cherry Hill
This go-to puts a twist on comfort food with fare like mac ‘n cheese bites and pizza bagels. Milkshakes are served in glass cowboy-boot mugs, and waiting families enjoy games and puzzles. (637 High St; 302 Cuthbert Blvd.)

Jersey Girl Café, Hamilton 
This casual eatery serves up inventive takes on sandwiches, wraps, breakfast and desserts. In addition to typical meals, Jersey Girl hosts food-tasting and jewelry-making classes. (608 Marketplace Blvd.; 731 Rte.33)

Mikado, Cherry Hill & Marlton
Sushi, sashimi and hand rolls served by hibachi chefs are at the center of this chophouse. Kids enjoy their meal with the help of special chopsticks for smaller hands.
 

The Pop Shop, Collingswood & Medford
With weekly family “Pop Quiz” trivia nights, balloon-artist visits, pajama parties and themed celebrations, this restaurant is a kid-favorite for good reason. Choose from three separate kids’ menus segmented according to age-appropriate appetites. (729 Haddon Ave.; 1 S. Main St.)