11 Places to Eat With the Kids

These welcome spots offer more than pizza and burgers.

Sampler platter at Lebanese Taverna. Facebook photo.

Lebanese Taverna

If your brood includes young diners who are entranced by small, colorful nibbles, plan an outing to this family-owned spot, where shareable small plates allow kids (and parents) to try new dishes without committing to a full entree. If that idea doesn’t fly, there are also kids’ meals served with celery, carrots and hummus for dipping, plus options ranging from the familiar (grilled or house-breaded chicken) to Lebanese standards like falafel or kofta (best described as a long meatball). Kids can also sip their own mango, lemonade or pomegranate “cocktails.” For aspiring young chefs, private cooking classes are available as birthday parties, school and Scout activities. Bonus: Children under 12 eat free off the kids’ menu during the summer.

2001 International Drive, Tysons; and multiple locations in Arlington.

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