2012 Best Family Places to Dine
Without further delay, here are your top recommendations for families in the Triangle:
DINING IN OR OUT
Red Robin offers a variety of kids' meals ranging from macaroni and cheese to grilled chicken on a stick. Locations in Apex, Cary, Durham and Wake Forest; redrobin.com.
Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom offers a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Menu includessandwiches, burgers and specialty entrees. Locations in Apex, Carrboro, Durham and Raleigh; tylerstaproom.com.
Joyce and Family Restaurant, better known as Joyce's, serves home-style cooking on an all-you-can-eat buffet for $7.99. 129 N. Main St. Fuquay-Varina; joyceandfamilyrestaurant.com.
Market Restaurant updates its menu seasonally so diners know they're always getting the freshest local ingredients. 938 N. Blount St., Raleigh; eatatmarket.com.
Moe's Southwest Grill meals can be customized and include a side of chips and salsa. Locations in Cary, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale and Raleigh; moes.com.
Pei Wei offers Asian entrees with a choice of protein and gluten-free entrees. Locations in Cary and Raleigh; peiwei.com.
Neomande serves traditional deli favorites and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Locations in Morrisville and Raleigh; neomonde.com.
Mellow Mushroom offers build-your-own and specialty pizzas, calzones, hoagies and salads.
Locations in Cary, Durham, Raleigh and Wake Forest;
Goodberry's offers fresh frozen custard with no artificial flavors or chemicals. Create your own flavor
of Carolina Concrete by mixing in toppings. Locations in Cary, Durham, Garner, Raleigh and Wake Forest; goodberrys.com.
Place for a Picnic
Sarah P. Duke Gardens covers 55 acres of land with plenty of perfect picnic spots. 420 Anderson St.
Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh; raleighnc.gov/arts/content/
PRecRecreation/Articles/PullenPark.html. See Park/Playground for information.