theLoop rates kid friendly eats.
AJ’s Burgers and America’s Favorite Foods We recently discovered this fun family restaurant in New Rochelle. Good classic American fare and wraps…with an average check of under $10. they’ll bring dough to the table for kiddies to make their own weirdly shaped bread. 542 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 914.235.3009.
Augies Big plates; family style Italian. Lots of regulars. 2417 Boston Post Road, Larchmont. 914.834.3800. (see comments below)
The Barnacle BBQ The Barnacle is an unpretentious, comfortable casual spot with really good food and an owner who tries his hardest to please. TV screens for sports. Menus on their website . 181 E Boston Post Road Mamaroneck NY 10543 914.777.6610
Bellizzi People are somehow drawn here by the playroom, but a once decent diversion for kids is now a video game arcade on steroids. A mini- New Roc City. Be prepared to spend the night digging for quarters. We don’t think the food here is worth the stress. 1262 Boston Post Road, Larchmont. 914.833.5800.
Chat 19 Good cocktails, reliable food. Same family owns Lusardi’s. Getting very bridge and tunnel on weekend nights, and can get 4 deep at the bar. Come to think of it, you do have to cross a bridge to get here… 19 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.833.8871.
East Avenue Cafe Good coffee, good food and friendly service at the counter. Just be prepared for the owner’s sense of humor (“Is that your grandchild?” he asked a young woman about her baby) A wall of candy by the pound. 2 East Avenue, Larchmont.
Harbour House Coffee Shop A dying breed. Old school greasy spoon.Go for the atmosphere and bacon and
eggs. 1927 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.
Harry’s Burritos Offshoot of locations in Manhattan. The margaritas are much better than the food. Plenty of options for vegetarians. Love the chili pepper string lights. 94 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont . 914.833.2222.
Hubba (from LOOP reader Jesse M.):There are no words to describe HUBBA in Port Chester. The ONLY place to go in Westchester for the ultimate late night indulgence. Be sure to order your Hubba Water, ‘cuz that chilli is HOT! 24 North Main St. Port Chester.
Larchmont Diner Not bad, but we prefer Nautilus Diner for the food and atmosphere. 2399 Boston Post Road, Larchmont. 914.833.2062
Larchmont Tavern Local bar with a long tradition. Recent change of ownership; much better food. Still crazy after all these years. 104 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.834.9821.
Leonardo’s Part pizzeria, part deli, it’s alll good. 2133 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.914.833-2400.
Longford’s Own Made Ice Cream Under friendly management, no longer same o
wners as Rye location. Ice cream is priced by weight. Good frozen yogurt.New birthday party area. We all scream! 1941 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont. 914. 834.0207.
Los Gemelos Restaurant and Tortilleria: (from LOOP reader Petra P): For an authentic taco made with a freshly baked tortilla or a delicious chicken mole, head to the no-frills Los Gemelos in Portchester. After dinner, check out the selection of huge amazing ice pops at Paleteria Fernandez. 167 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY (914) 934-0372
Mamaroneck Diner Fast service. Super kid friendly. Extensive menu. Especially good soups and salads. They deliver. 405 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. 914.698-3564.
Metro Deli Am I the last person to discover this place? A really good family style deli. Owned by the same people as the Metro Diner on Central Avenue in White Plains. Across from Balducci’s in Scarsdale. 4 Palmer Ave Scarsdale. 914. 472-4760
Nautilus Diner Good, reliable and better than basic. 1240 West Boston Post Road Mamaroneck. 914.833-1320
Nicky’s Pizza Good pizza, negative atmosphere. Nicky’s is to Murray kids what Villa Maria is to Chatsworth. Get a slice and try the garlic knots. 144 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.834.3232.
Paleteria Fernandez This gem for those in the know may have the best ice cream anywhere, but it’s not like any you’ve seen before. Authentic Mexican pops are milk or water based with flavors like mango, avocado and caramel. then they can dip them in chocolate, coconut, etc…. Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck and 33 North Main Street, Port Chester,
Ray’s Best Chinese food in the area.All natural. If only they delivered. Try a “bird’s nest,” crunchy noodles, for the kids. 1995 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont. 914.833.2551.
Sal’s Pizzeria How on earth we forgot about Sal’s (see comment below) we will never understand. Pizza Nirvana. Sicilian and Salad pizza top rated. 316 Mamaroneck Avenue. Mamaroneck. 914. 381.2022.
Sherwood’s Classic Larchmont pub. Very good bar-b-que, burgers and large salads. If you are a fan of wings or ribs, you have to try them here. 10-cent wings at the bar Monday nights. Two crowds for dinner: one early with kids (6-8pm) and a later night crowd (after 10pm). 2136 Boston Post Road, Larchmont.
Stan’Z Cafe A-List mommy crowd. Excellent sandwiches and salads. Breakfast and lunch only. Can get packed on weekends.26 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.833.9760.
Tequila Sunrise The best guacamole anywhere. And those margaritas….Nice sidewalk tables in good weather. 145 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. 914.834.637. tequilasunrise
Toyo Sushi One of best sushis the area. (Though people like Koo in Rye.) Casual, friendly, pretty fast service. Great for a weeknight. Good value. They do a lot of take out business, and they deliver. The acoustics are awful, but no one will care if your kids are noisy. 253 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck. 914.777-8696. toyosushi
Villa Maria Pizza Reliable convenient pizza joint with plenty of seating. Beer available. (see Nicky’s) 6 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.834-8134.
Walter’s Hot Dog Stand Since 1919. Ranked the #1 hot dog in the Country by Gourmet in 2001. Opens at 11:30 am daily and 11:45 am Sunday. 937 Palmer Avenue, Mamaroneck. waltershotdogs
Wraps and Things Wrap it up! Deli serving wrap sandwiches. Good value. Grab a table and read the paper. Nice light-filled spot. 1936 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont. 914.833-7656.