I’m talking about family restaurants that are family owned and operated. Many restaurants claim to be family friendly, and they are to the extent that they serve food suitable for all ages as well as not having questionable contents that may offend or be inappropriate to certain ages, but it is the family restaurants that really seem to live up to their claims. Some people may say that these types of places are called mom and pop type eateries, and I can’t really argue with that nor would I want to. These places are supposed to feel warm and welcoming just like going “home” for dinner or a visit with your folks. Without a doubt, these are the places that know how to be family friendly and that is because it is their family feeding yours.
Eating started out and continues to be a family affair, or at least it should be. Studies have shown that families that sit down and have a meal together at least once a day will generally share a tighter familial bond. It has also been revealed that the children in the family will do better in their academics.
Family restaurants certainly have a charm about them and generally have a lived-in feel compared to the franchised chain restaurants that have a completely different ambiance to them. Some may think that mom and pop type establishments don’t follow the newest trends, but they do. Pretty much every restaurant, whether it be a mom and pop restaurant or a franchised chain will offer at least some gluten free menu options. If you are looking to feed your family and don’t want to cook, skip the fast food and hit up one of your local mom and pop eating establishments for good food at a good price.