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Friday 9 December 2016
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Top 8 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Cumming, GA #cbias

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Back before we were married, I remember coming home from work on Friday evening, and DH was there at the ready, chomping at the bit to go out somewhere, movies, dinner, you name it. I, on the other hand, wanted to just change out of my work clothes, grab a pizza, and chill out on the couch. Ten years later, we are not the exact opposite. DH likes to stay in, mainly because he is a tightwad, and I like to go out to kid friendly restaurants in Cumming, GA, local to our neighborhood.  Kid friendly mainly because dinner is expensive enough, I don’t want to have to pay for a sitter.

Restaurants Blog Hop

I’m not alone in my search for a good restaurant, which is why I am teaming up with some other awesome bloggers from Social Fabric, to create a roundup of our favorite local places to eat.  There will be a second post to this project.  In the future, we will all be sharing a post featuring all the contributing bloggers favorite restaurants from their own cities.  So fun!  Let’s not waste any more time, so I can get to sharing my favorite places to eat.

First up is La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant.  Even though this restaurant has multiple locations around Georgia, it doesn’t fall into the classic chain style restaurant.  All the locations I have visited, present such a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.  Even though our closest location tends to be a bit loud, we never feel rushed through our dinner to make room for the next group waiting for your table. They serve authentic Mexican entrees like enchiladas, quesadillas, and my favorite fajitas! The never-ending bowls of warm tortilla chips and signature queso dip will have you stuffed before your entree arrives. And who doesn’t love a sombrero to help celebrate your special occasion with free dessert sopapillas.

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Next up, Mia’s Pizza and Eats is a great local pizzeria.  Mia’s is family owned and makes their own dough and sauce for their pizzas every day.  They source a lot of their ingredients locally, and even feature some seasonal themed weekly specials.  If you like homemade Italian food, you can find it here, from homemade croutons, meatballs, spinach artichoke dip, and their incredible Tomato Mop.  If you have never had Tomato Mop, I am telling you, go and order it!  It’s a dish of warm goat cheese, smothered in homemade marinara sauce, and served with toasty warm garlic bread.  It is an appetizer to *die* for. You can see more details from my visit to Mia’s with some blogger friends here.

In the mood for some Southern style home cooking then head over to Fagan’s Biscuit Barn. This restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, and they publish their daily specials each week. Bring your appetite, your love of banana pudding, and get ready to eat!

Fagans Biscuit Barn

Speaking of Southern, who wants some BBQ?  ‘Cue Barbecue, a family owned, and operated restaurant making everything from scratch daily. I’m partial to going anywhere anywhere that serves fall off the bone, finger lickin’ good baby back ribs!   Mmmmm….homemade pickles too y’all!  YUM!

Restaurants Blog Hop 1

Zen Fuji is a delicious Chinese, Thai, and Sushi bar right down the street from our house.  We fell in love with this restaurant on location alone, and after one visit we knew we would be back.  The staff is super friendly, it’s busy, but never packed, which is a good attribute when you arrive with hungry children.  They have a huge variety of Asian cuisine, including my new all time favorite dish Mongolian Beef.

Baby “Moustache you a question”.  Do you like Teriyaki beef sticks too?

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Another favorite for all styles of Asian cuisine is Pacific Spice Restaurant Sushi Bar, Thai and Chinese Bistro.  One thing that makes them different is they offer chicken nuggets on their kid’s menu, a total bonus when you have a super picky eater like my own four year old.  I know the whole family will leave satisfied…not just the members that love Asian cuisine.

Hungry for breakfast head to Bagel Boys Café. You’ll find fresh made bagels, breakfast & deli-style sandwiches, and even catering options. This the the perfect pit stop on the way to an early play date in the park on the weekend. Don’t miss their french toast bagel filled with little pockets of maple syrup baked right into the bagel. Holy yum!

And since we are talking about weekends and breakfast, I can’t forget to mention Dutch Monkey Doughnuts.  Not sure if it totally qualifies as a restaurant, but they feature out of this world donuts and fab coffee so basically I call it a restaurant in my book. Their signature doughnut – The Dutch Monkey, a dulce de leche-filled, with bananas and chocolate on top is a must have selection in your take home box.

So there you have it.  My favorite places to eat around our area, that are kid-friendly, moderately priced, and feature tons of tasty options. We also visit plenty of chain restaurants too.  I am not a restaurant snob in the least.  You know I love me some Moe’s Southwest Grill for their free chips and salsa!  Now I’m hungry, and feel like going out.  I wonder where we will go.  🙂

 

Where do you like to go with your family when you just don’t feel like cooking.