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 Boston establishment was highlighted in Massachusetts.
The Food Network took many 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 Bay State, the featured establishment has two locations. They are about six miles apart.
Despite the name, Summer Shack in Boston and in Cambridge is open all year. Their fun take on lobster cuisine allows for both a delicious and interactive experience for the kids. “Kids can see live lobsters in tanks (not on the restaurant floor), and staff offer “lobster lessons” by sharing facts and picking up the clawed crustaceans for children to observe up close,” Food Network explains.
Their Boston location is on Dalton Street in the Back Bay, and the Cambridge Summer Shack is next to the Alewife train station. This is the original restaurant that opened in 2000.
The Kids Menu
Even Summer Shack’s website dedicates a section to the Kid’s menu. It’s a concise list that makes ordering easy. Furthermore, regardless of the choice, a brownie is included for dessert. Sticking with the theme, kids can decide between fried fish sticks or grilled Florida gulf shrimp. If seafood is not their thing, traditional items like chicken fingers, burgers, or mac and cheese is also available.
Finally, Food Network highlights that Summer Shack is “a family-friendly affair all around, but particularly on Sunday nights, when there’s a balloon artist on-site and a make-your-own-sundae bar.”
So, if you are looking for a festive restaurant with a cuisine native to the state of Massachusetts and is also kid-friendly, Summer Shack has checks all the boxes.