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Family Friendly Dining - Neighborhoods

With historic attractions and unique shops, Baltimore’s eclectic neighborhoods offer the perfect family outing. And when the sightseeing is done, head to one of the kid-friendly restaurants in Canton, Harbor East, Hampden or Federal Hill. They offer everything from pirate eye patches to play dough and pizza dough to keep the little ones entertained.

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Verde

Kids under 10 get free pizza at this Canton establishment on Wednesday nights; and the restaurant will accommodate dietary requests, such as gluten-free pizza, any night of the week. Verde indulges kids’ creativity by offering crayons at the table and chalk that they can use to draw on the sidewalks. Or they can play with pizza dough at their table and watch the experts cook up a pie in the downstairs open kitchen.

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Heavy Seas Alehouse

Young buccaneers can don an eye patch while digging into kid-friendly grub like tator tots at this pirate-themed restaurant in Harbor East. Take the kids out to the patio to play corn hole, chess or checkers. Or they can keep busy indoors, coloring the kids’ menu. Check with the restaurant for special seasonal events, such as photo ops with the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus.

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Lebanese Taverna

You won’t just find chicken fingers on the kids’ menu at Lebanese Taverna. Mediterranean specialties like hummus, falafel and chicken shawarma make an appearance. Kids also receive crayons and menus loaded with puzzles.

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Woodberry Kitchen

Spike Gjerde, James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic 2015, isn’t kidding around when he says Woodberry Kitchen makes everything in-house. That philosophy extends to its multi-hued play dough, which is made on-site and colored with vegetable byproducts – such as beet skins or carrot tops – that turn it red or green. The kids’ menu comes with farm animal drawings (that little ones can color) and food items that aren’t run of the mill, including oven-roasted chicken and a small tavern steak.

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Mother’s Federal Hill Grille

Families won’t have to wait too long for a seat at this casual South Baltimore eatery. Mother’s reserves an entire dining room for kids and their parents and opens up two other rooms during weekends and other busy times. Kids can also draw on white paper on the tables with their crayons while savoring the pasta, chicken tenders and hot dogs from the kids’ menu.

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Blue Agave Restaurant

With the purchase of an adult entrée, kids 12 and under can eat free chicken nacho, steak tacos or other items on the kids’ menu. On weekends, the festive Federal Hill Mexican joint offers a family friendly brunch, with pancakes, French toast, bacon and eggs.

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