It’s time to get resos for one of Vancouver’s favourite annual traditions: Dine Out Vancouver. This year’s fest, which kicks off February 5 and runs until March 7, is your chance to try out some of the best restaurants in Metro Vancouver at a discounted price. The 300+ participating restaurants are offering multi-course dinners at from $15 to $45, and believe it or not, you can take your kids with you or hey, there’s always take out!
Here are some of our picks for family friendly Dine Out Vancouver options.
Family friendly restaurants at Dine Out Vancouver
Tap and Barrel ($15 special kids menu)
For the first time, Tap and Barrel is offering a three course Dine Out Vancouver Kids menu for the 12 and unders with options to please tiny palates including Hummus & Veggies, Fruit Skewers, Mac and Cheese, Coke Floats, Sundae Jars, and Apples & Caramel. At $15, this is a steal. We love the Olympic Village location, which offers lots of opportunity for before or after dinner family walks along the seawall or a climb up the giant birds. PS: Check out the brunch menu!
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Fufu Cafe (lunch & dinner $19)
Fresh and jiggly, these sweet and savoury sensations are sure to please the kids! Fufú Café is Vancouver’s first spot to exclusively feature these decadent, buttery, airy delicacy, Japanese soufflé pancakes. Dine out menus include a hot latte, fresh fruit soda, or tea, a mini strawberry sando and decadent pancake stack.
1266 West Broadway, Vancouver
Brewhall (lunch & dinner $20)
Epic sandwich, crinkly fries and birthday cake for $20. Sounds like kid (and well, ahem, parent) heaven. The Brewhall (which is a huge space) is offering lunch and dinner but the lunches looks especially kid friendly.. PS: Grownups may want to indulge in a craft beer.
97 East 2nd Avenue, Olympic Village
Popina Canteen ($15 lunch or dinner)
Perfect for antsy picky kids with food made from mostly local, organic and sustainable ingredients, this super cool eatery’s Dine Out menu features Grass-fed BBC Cheeseburger and fries, a Crispy Chicken Sandwich, or a house-made falafel sandwich and one of its signature Puffcreams for dessert. It’s takeout so safe and the kids can chase seagulls outside.
Ferry dock on Granville Island, Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, 604 428 7518
Rocky Mountain Flatbread (lunch & dinner $25)
Kid friendly, farm fresh food to please picky, gluten-free, vegan and carnivorous palates, you can’t go wrong with a Dine Out lunch or dinner at Rocky Mountain Flatbread. Think tasty mocktails, nutritious salads, pasta and artisanal, wood-over-fired pizzas, and their famous deserts. Their popular kids play area make this a slam dunk for families.
At their Kits and Main St locations
Bells and Whistles ($25)
This hipster friendly and always packed burger, beer and wine joint has long tables ideal for families. There’s also indoor stroller parking, fun colour-in / and build it origami sheets, basketball and arcade games and a kid-palate-friendly menu.
3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Arms Reach Bistro (lunch $28 & dinner $38)
Dig into some West Coast fare overlooking the ocean in the North Shore’s picturesque Deep Cove. The cosy welcoming atmosphere at this family-owned restaurant makes it a hit with kids. The three-course meal is both hearty and innovative and even comes with suggestions for perfect VQA wine pairings for Mom and Dad.
107C – 4390 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
The Old Spaghetti Factory (lunch & dinner $30)
The Old Spaghetti Factory may not be the most adventurous choice for an evening out, but when it comes to kids, this venerable pasta institution knows what its doing. Book one of their three-course lunch and dinner pasta Dine Out menus and reserve a spot in the old electric trolley car in the restaurant’s dining room. The kids will love it.
53 Water Street, Gastown, Vancouver
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
February 6 to March 5 2021
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).