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12 Great Kid-Friendly Restaurants For Father's Day

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Sure, anyone can buy dad a razor or contribute to that growing cemetery of bad ties in his closet, but this year make Father's Day special. Take dad out for a proper meal or even a drink or two. And don't let babies drastically affect his day — plenty of bars have baby-changing tables in their bathrooms so dad can still pull diaper duty. It's just the right thing to do. Here's a list of kid-friendly restaurants that are perfect for day out with the family. Remember, Father's Day is Sunday.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. bellyQ

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1400 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 563-1010
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If the food at Bill Kim's Korean joint isn't enough of a draw, there's plenty of room so it's not overwhelming when taking the family to the West Loop. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Big Jones

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5347 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-5725
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Dad probably likes whisky, and this Andersonville gem has a solid whisky list while offering a menu of pan-coastal Southern gems that consistently delivers. [Photo: Marc Much]

3. BreakRoom Brewery

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2925 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 564-9534
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The BreakRoom's new to Albany Park, but there's great beer on tap and the men's bathroom's equipped with a diaper-changing table, plus a kid's menu. [Photo: Marc Much]

4. Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant

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3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 473-5263
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Chief O'Neill's is always a crowd-pleaser, giving everyone something to love in an inviting bar serving a buffet of traditional Irish pub fare. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Coalfire Pizza

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1321 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 226-2625
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Pizza is practically undefeated when it comes to kids, as Coalfire's crisp crust allows dad to have his hunger secretly satisfied while the children believe they are at a regular pizza place. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Fat Willy's Rib Shack

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2416 W Schubert Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 782-1800
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Bo Fowler (who also owns Owen and Engine right up the street) has created a family-friendly barbecue joint that's allows dad to gorge himself on ribs or other smoked meats. [Photo: Facebook]

7. mk The Restaurant

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868 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 482-9179
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While MK doesn't offer a special children's menu, they've earned a reputation for welcoming families and adjusting items to the tastes of picky eaters. [Photo: Marc Much]

8. Nuevo Leon Restaurant

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1515 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 421-1517
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This Pilsen Mexican standout has earned a reputation for a friendly atmosphere. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Perennial Virant

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1800 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 981-7070
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Diners rave about how servers cater to children at this Lincoln Park hot spot. The brunch is a friendly option with homemade doughnuts. [Photo: Marc Much]

10. Revolution Brewing

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2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-2739
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Take dad out to Logan Square so he can happily wear that faded T-shirt featuring whatever band he liked back in the day. The shirt may barely fit him anymore, but Rev's beer offerings and friendly staff make it a one-size-fits-all solution for Father's Day. [Photo: Facebook]

11. Wishbone Restaurant

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1001 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 850-2663
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This West Loop stalwart ensures that even the pickiest eaters have something to chew on — try feeding junior a meal consisting of a series of side dishes. [Photo: Marc Much]

12. Crosby's Kitchen

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3455 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 883-2525
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The kid-friendly menu at Crosby's is augmented by an ample-sized sidewalk space. [Photo: Facebook]

1. bellyQ

1400 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607
If the food at Bill Kim's Korean joint isn't enough of a draw, there's plenty of room so it's not overwhelming when taking the family to the West Loop. [Photo: Facebook]
1400 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

2. Big Jones

5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Dad probably likes whisky, and this Andersonville gem has a solid whisky list while offering a menu of pan-coastal Southern gems that consistently delivers. [Photo: Marc Much]
5347 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

3. BreakRoom Brewery

2925 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
The BreakRoom's new to Albany Park, but there's great beer on tap and the men's bathroom's equipped with a diaper-changing table, plus a kid's menu. [Photo: Marc Much]
2925 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

4. Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant

3471 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Chief O'Neill's is always a crowd-pleaser, giving everyone something to love in an inviting bar serving a buffet of traditional Irish pub fare. [Photo: Facebook]
3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

5. Coalfire Pizza

1321 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Pizza is practically undefeated when it comes to kids, as Coalfire's crisp crust allows dad to have his hunger secretly satisfied while the children believe they are at a regular pizza place. [Photo: Facebook]
1321 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

6. Fat Willy's Rib Shack

2416 W Schubert Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Bo Fowler (who also owns Owen and Engine right up the street) has created a family-friendly barbecue joint that's allows dad to gorge himself on ribs or other smoked meats. [Photo: Facebook]
2416 W Schubert Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

7. mk The Restaurant

868 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60610
While MK doesn't offer a special children's menu, they've earned a reputation for welcoming families and adjusting items to the tastes of picky eaters. [Photo: Marc Much]
868 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60610

8. Nuevo Leon Restaurant

1515 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
This Pilsen Mexican standout has earned a reputation for a friendly atmosphere. [Photo: Facebook]
1515 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

9. Perennial Virant

1800 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Diners rave about how servers cater to children at this Lincoln Park hot spot. The brunch is a friendly option with homemade doughnuts. [Photo: Marc Much]
1800 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

10. Revolution Brewing

2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Take dad out to Logan Square so he can happily wear that faded T-shirt featuring whatever band he liked back in the day. The shirt may barely fit him anymore, but Rev's beer offerings and friendly staff make it a one-size-fits-all solution for Father's Day. [Photo: Facebook]
2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

11. Wishbone Restaurant

1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
This West Loop stalwart ensures that even the pickiest eaters have something to chew on — try feeding junior a meal consisting of a series of side dishes. [Photo: Marc Much]
1001 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

12. Crosby's Kitchen

3455 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
The kid-friendly menu at Crosby's is augmented by an ample-sized sidewalk space. [Photo: Facebook]
3455 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

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