This Is New Jersey’s Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant
It’s never an easy decision when selecting the right place to bring the kids out for a meal. You aim to find great food with the right environment. The Food Network recently named the most kid-friendly restaurant in each state, and a diner was highlighted in New Jersey.
The Food Network took many of the small details into consideration when compiling their list. Everything from the design of the kid’s menu to food choices to the service staff factored into the selection process. In the Garden State, the featured establishment is a family-owned small business. In fact, they have been featured on the “Diner, Drive-In’s and Dives.”
The Jefferson Diner
“Jefferson Diner is the place where friends and family come together,” they say on their social media pages. This roadside Lake Hopatcong mainstay has been open since 1985. “The retro diner atmosphere is family-friendly, but the staff is particularly adept at catering to kids and keeping them entertained while parents finish their meal,” Food Network describes.
In addition, their location attracts many New York City and Philadelphia tourists visiting Lake Hopatcong. They offer a true New Jersey diner experience. Furthermore, their new outdoor seating area has made the atmosphere even more accommodating for families.
The Kid’s Menu
The Jefferson Diner menu is colorful (and 20 pages long). Before getting to the kid-friendly options, you will see family-themed photos highlighting their rich New Jersey restaurant history. In addition, it’s hard to skim past the “Voted Best Diner” accolades printed.
The kid’s menu then has 12 options to pick from. They are each named after an animal. For example, if you order the “Tiger” you’ll have a jumbo hot dog with fries. Each option comes with an ice cream or jello and a small drink.
Lastly, if the animal options are not appealing to the little ones, they always have the option to order pancakes. The breakfast menu is available at all times. It includes infamous stacks of pancakes that come in 14 different variations.
So, if you are looking for a traditional New Jersey restaurant that is also kid-friendly, the Jefferson Diner has you covered.