PCA 2020

Top 10 Restaurants for Families

Got dinner plans? Our readers voted in our 2016 Parents' Choice Awards and told us their top 10 favorite spots to eat as a family in Calgary!

1. Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 365 restaurants in Canada serving more than 100 unique and delicious menu items such as gourmet pizzas and pastas, juicy burgers and our famous BP wings. Meals for kids are always $6.99. Boston Pizza occasionally offers 5 free kids meals in exchange for a $5 donation to the Boston Pizza Foundation - check back online frequently to see when they are available! 

2. Montanas

We're lovers of the grill and that's how we've become smokin' grill experts. Want to bite into perfectly in-house smoked ribs or a ridiculously tender steak? Then you've found the right place. We have an irrational love for BBQ'd goodness and we serve it up every day with our mouthwatering menus, because someone's got to do it. Kids get a free meal on their birthday if they are part of the kids' club, which you can join online. 

3. Kinjo

At Kinjo Sushi & Grill, we offer authentic Japanese food, including Sushi, Tempura, Teriyaki, and varieties of Japanese home-style dishes and delicacies. Try our sushi bar with an outstanding selection of fresh fish! Now you can order delivery from Kinjo Sushi through SkipTheDishes.com! We also offer a Sushi Making Class (January – June.) Great small plates, perfect for tiny appetites or picky eaters. 

4. Denny's

This is where guests have come for over 60 years now to sit back, relax and enjoy delicious, hearty meals 24/7, every day of the year. From breakfast anytime to satisfying lunches and dinners, if you're in the mood for it, chances are we're serving it. Denny's is always open, always welcoming and always serving up hearty diner food along with a mug of fresh hot coffee. Wide selection of kids' meals at reasonable prices, and a free Grand Slam on your birthday! 

5. The Keg

Perfect for a special dinner out, with 'upscale' kids' menu options. Steakhouse and bar. 

6. East Side Mario's

Come empty, leave full! We are committed to creating dining experiences for our guests that capture the youthful and fun expression of today’s Italian lifestyle. We are the Home of All You Can Eat, delivering great value to our guests with all you can eat pastas, soup or salad, and garlic homeloaf. And, we deliver amore in everything we do! Great kids' options for different-sized appetites, including free dessert! 

7. Swiss Chalet

Since our doors first opened in 1954, families have been coming back to Swiss Chalet generation after generation. And that’s certainly not stopping now. Famous for rotisserie chicken meals and juicy ribs, Swiss Chalet has honest, simple food which will suit any picky palate. Great kids' options, plus the famous toy treasure chest at the end! 

8. Famoso Pizza

Just like in Naples, we use authentic ingredients and processes to create our Neapolitan pizzas. Our pizzas are hand-tossed by our expert team of Pizzaiolos – pizza-makers trained by Famoso’s certified founders – then fired in an authentic bell-shaped oven imported from Italy for 90 seconds at 900ºF. Kids eat for as little as $7, including a pizza, drink, and a scoop of gelato or sorbetto! 

9. Earls

Earls is an upscale casual dining restaurant and bar, perfect for a special dinner out. 

10. Jack Astor's

We’re like a reverse mullet: party in the front, business in the back. We’re very proud of our menu and are continually finding ways to innovate and elevate your experience. Our Band of Chefs have travelled extensively to gain inspiration for our menu. They’ve sourced ideas from across North America and around the globe. From our Bombay Chicken Curry to our Holy Smoke BBQ Burger, we’ve perfected it all. Great selection of kids' meal options, including a main, drink, side, and dessert! 

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