Washington D.C. is a very popular place for tourists to visit, though sometimes the food choices here may seem quite un-friendly for the kids. Between expensive pubs, historic eateries, and politician-filled restaurants, you may be scratching your head wondering where you can take your family to eat that is both kid-friendly and cheap.

Here we suggest seven restaurants that you can visit and enjoy your time with your kids.

Urbana & Firefly

These two Kimpton hotel restaurants know what children love. Urbana offers a build -your- own pizza option, while Firefly lets kids decorate a cookie that’s baked and brought back to the table.

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Carmine’s & Buca di Beppo

Heaping portions of pasta and meatballs reign supreme at these two family – style franchises. Buca di Beppo in Dupont Circle has a steady stable of Italian classics , while Carmine’s offers up its primo chicken parmigiana to Penn Quarter visitors.

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Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo
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Clyde’s of Gallery Place & Potbelly

When you’re on the move, scoop up a burger to go from Clyde’s, a local favorite that also features an expertly created Maryland crab cake sandwich on a potato roll. The ever picnic – friendly Potbelly Sandwich Shop is another convenient option.

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Clyde’s of Gallery Place
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Ted’s Bulletin

A playful Americana diner vibe comes through here in signature homemade Pop – Tarts, various milkshakes and Mr. Breakfast – a pancake face with scrambled eggs hair, blueberries – on diced – banana eyes, a strawberry nose and a bacon smile.

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Ted’s Bulletin