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Where to Eat with Kids Near Gulliver's Gate in Times Square

May 11, 2017 - by Chelsey Grasso
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Just spent the afternoon exploring the miniature world of Gulliver’s Gate with the kids and now in search of some seriously good eats in New York's Midtown West? Grab a table at any one of these five great establishments and chow down. Perfect for parents and kids alike, these family-friendly restaurants are a great way to extend a Times Square outing with your loved ones.

Kid Dining Near Gulliver’s Gate: John’s of Times Square

No two pizzas are ever the same at John’s of Times Square, and that’s because each pie gets hand-tossed into one of four coal-fired brick ovens, each seasoned with age. The ovens run at 800 degrees, and there are no thermostats to control the temperature, which is why the cooks at this pizza joint go through months of extensive training before they get a knack for it. The end result? Damn fine pizzas from Traditional (mozzarella and tomato sauce) to Pizza Bianca (ricotta and mozzarella) to Bruschetta (mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and basil). Enjoy it in a nice, big, boisterous setting with the stained glass embellishments of a former church. 260 W. 44th St., 212-391-7560, johnspizzerianyc.com 

Kid Dining Near Gulliver’s Gate: Shake Shack

Can you ever go wrong with a Shack Shack dinner? We certainly don’t think so. Everything on the menu is commendable, from the classic ShackBurger and Cheese Fries to the newer Chick’n Shack and less talked about Flat-Top Dogs. Our personal favorite item on the menu has to be the Shack Stack, which combines a cheeseburger with a cheese filled Portobello mushroom that’s been deep-fried. Finish things off with one of the famed frozen custard blends or a Shack-made Lemonade to wash it all down. 691 8th Ave., 646-435-0135, shakeshack.com

Kid Dining Near Gulliver’s Gate: Buca di Beppo

When it comes to family-style restaurants, no one does it quite as good as Buca di Beppo. Pasta dishes include spicy chicken rigatoni, spaghetti with meatballs, penne all vodka, and fettuccine Alfredo, while you’ll find veal marsala, chicken limone, eggplant parmigiana, and salmon sorrento stealing the show when it comes to main entrees. You’ll also, of course, want to order up a few side dishes while you’re there, such as the apple gorgonzola salad, chopped antipasti salad, rosemary potatoes, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes . 1540 Broadway, 212-764-6527, bucadibeppo.com

Kid Dining Near Gulliver’s Gate: Applebee’s

Craving a burger? How about some tacos? Or maybe a seafood dinner? Applebee’shas it all. Eating with kids can be tricky, especially if they’re picky...but never at Applebee’s. There’s an entrée on the menu for every kid and every parent, no matter what they’re craving. Applebee’s appetizers are also fun for the whole family, including cheeseburger egg rolls, salsa verde beef nachos, spinach and artichoke dip, double crunch bone-in wings, and even chicken wonton tacos. 234 W. 42nd St., 212-391-7414, applebees.com

Kid Dining Near Gulliver’s Gate: Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar

Stop by between 3pm and 6pm from Monday to Friday to take part in Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar$6 Happy Hour. Parents can enjoy $6 beers, wines, and specialty cocktails while the kids munch down on $6 select appetizers. Can’t make it by during those hours? Not to worry, Guy’s menu is packed with a wide variety of entrees around the clock, from their famed chicken wings (bourbon brown sugar and buffalo "bleu-sabi") to their beloved crispy shrimp po’boy and pulled pork "slyders." 220 W. 44th St., 646-532-4897, guysamerican.com

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