We've explored the best things to do with kids in Chappaqua, but you can really work up an appetite with all of that activity. Where can you go to satisfy your hunger? Look no further than our round-up of family-friendly restaurants.
Chappaqua boasts a wide variety of kid-approved restaurants, cafes, eateries and bakeries at reasonable prices. Many of these establishments are worth eating at even if you don’t live in the village.
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75 South Greeley Avenue
While ice cream is a main draw to this community gathering place, the food is also worth a look (or a taste). Most ingredients come from local sources, and there are no preservatives or artificial ingredients included. Choices include hot pressed sandwiches, burritos, homemade soup and quiche. Young ones have the option to order off of the “Kool Kids” menu, which includes organic hot dogs, grilled cheese and organic PB&J. Now, if you should decide to have dessert (which I strongly encourage), you’ll have a tough time deciding which ice cream flavor from Ronnybrook Farm Dairy you want served up in a cone, sundae, float or shake.
76 King Street
This rustic eatery may be laid-back but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their food seriously. Their menu features a great variety of burgers (Kobe beef, black bean, turkey), local salads, family friendly appetizers and an extensive assortment of beer for the adults and a kids menu for the little ones. Regulars also swear by the short rib grilled cheese. Take note: Chappaqua Tavern offers a BOGO entrée special on Mondays.
Susan Lawrence Café
26 N Greeley Avenue
At first glance, you may write the Susan Lawrence Café off as a “ladies who lunch” kind of place. Upon second glance (especially at the tantalizing bakery cases), you will realize that there’s plenty for the younger set as well. The daily salads, quiches, entrees, pasta and vegetables are all sold by the pound, and there’s a constantly changing selection of sandwiches to choose from as well. For dessert, sit back and enjoy a latte or hot chocolate with buttery cookies (many of which come in fun colors and shapes) or slices of cake.
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Old Stone Trattoria
425 King Street
Generous portions and a friendly staff await you at this hidden gem. Its think-crust pizza is a specialty but don’t limit yourself to a pie when you visit; they also offer delicious Italian specialties like eggplant rollatini, chicken scarpariello and baked ziti.
Le Jardin du Roi
95 King Street
Don’t let the French name fool you—this neighborhood bistro is anything but fancy or pretentious. Bring the tots here for a stress free meal where the entire family can enjoy delicious omelets, sandwiches, burgers, soups and of course French fare. Portions are huge (they offer half-orders of pasta for kids) so bring a hearty appetite. There’s also an outside garden that offers seating when the weather is warm.
Quaker Hill Tavern
61 North Bedford Road
Quaker Hill Tavern is one of those village establishments that has been around for years. You’ll find a mix of local families, softball teams, firemen, businessmen and students when you enter the restaurant and while many gather here to watch sports, plenty come for the food too. You can sink your teeth into items like burgers, wings, a killer onion soup, veal meatloaf, ribs and lettuce wraps all at a reasonable price. Kids eat free on Monday nights!
Spoon Asian Fusion
415 King Street
There's a huge selection of sushi, rice, cooked Asian dishes and dim sum (perfect for little hands) and noodles for less adventurous eaters to choose from at Spoon Asian Fusion.
And for dessert…
Sherry B Dessert Studio
65 King Street
Within five seconds after entering Sherry B Dessert Studio, you’ll realize that it is no ordinary bakeshop. The unbelievable selection includes things like Pretzel Crackle "Oreo" Cheesecake Brownies, banana pudding, gi-normous cookies with vanilla or peanut butter centers, flavored marshmallows and the shop’s twist on a devil dog. But it doesn’t stop there : There are also six homemade flavors of ice cream, including salted caramel, peanut butter and Cap’n Crunch and dark chocolate, which can be used to customize your own ice cream cookie sandwich. You can blame your kids all you want, but we both know that a trip to Sherry B’s is as much a treat for you as it is your little ones.
Image credit: Sherry B Dessert Studio
Hall of Scoops
14 S Greeley Ave
Every sweet tooth will be satisfied with a trip to Hall of Scoops. This whimsical treats shop offers 16 flavors of ice-cream (produced locally and naturally by Longford’s of Port Chester); 12 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt; rows and rows of candy (including some nostalgia brands that will take you back in time); s’mores and Belgian waffles; and shelves of gift items, toys and apparel. Kids’ craft workshops are offered throughout the year—lunch and make-your-own sundaes included.
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