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Family Friendly Restaurants in the Inner Harbor

With a renowned aquarium, science center and waterfront shopping, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is chock full of family friendly activities. And once the sightseeing is over, kids and their parents need a place to refuel. We’ve rounded up seven Inner Harbor restaurants that include a variety of cuisines, from seafood to Asian to Italian. Dig into these family friendly Inner Harbor restaurants.

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Miss Shirley’s

Is easy to see why Baltimore magazine readers named Miss Shirley’s the “Best Family Friendly” restaurant last year. Crayons, children’s books and an Etch A Sketch will entertain the kids while they wait for their meal, served in a fun bento box. Order the turkey and cheddar sandwich for a sandwich shaped like oven mitts. The crayons come in fruit-flavored names as well: strawberry, plum, orange and Granny Smith apple.

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Hard Rock Café

What kid can resist being a rock star for the day? Hard Rock Café lets them do just that. Kids can have their picture taken on the performance stage and punch buttons on the Rock Wall, a touch screen that lets kids get a closer look at Eric Clapton’s guitar and other memorabilia the restaurant chain has in its collection. The music theme extends to kids’ meals, which are served on guitars.

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Rusty Scupper

Ordering off the kids’ menu gets them free unlimited refills of milk, juice or soda (served in a souvenir cup) and a free dessert. Children also enjoy looking at the giant framed Alaskan King Crab on the wall and photos of local crabs and fishing boats.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Kids will sail away happy from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. when they see their Hubba Bubba Popcorn Shrimp arrive in a paper boat. Next on deck is dessert: a build-your-own sundae with snickers pieces, Oreo cookie crumbs and sprinkles. To wash it all down, kids get a slushy drink served in cups that light up and project the logo onto a wall.

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Brio Tuscan Grille

The kids’ menu at Brio Tuscan Grille features Italian favorites like lasagna, spaghetti and pizza. Kids who order the pizza can play with the dough, shaping it any way they want before the staff bakes in the oven. And while they’re waiting for the pizza, they can color the drawing on the menu of rolling Tuscan hills.

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Kona Grill

Sophisticated small palates will appreciate the Kona Grill menu, which includes California roll sushi, chicken satay and shrimp tempura. Kids’ entrées come with two sides, including rice or soybeans, and are served in a bento box. For dessert, kids get an orange shaped like a teddy bear.

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