Restaurant News & Reviews

Greg's Hot List: Kid-Friendly Spots

No more pencils, no more books, no more cafeteria cooks. As schools across the Triangle close for the summer, busy parents are cringing at the prospect of a steady diet of pepperoni pizzas for the next two months. That's where these kid-friendly eateries come in, providing a variety of options for the grown-up palate while still fulfilling the four basic food groups for kids: cheese, ketchup, sugar and soda.

Armadillo Grill

439 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh; 120 E. Main St., Carrboro; The Factory, 1849-100 S. Main St., Wake Forest

546-0555 (Raleigh); 929-4669 (Carrboro); 453-1553 (Wake Forest)


1040 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh



Five County Stadium, 1501 N.C. 39, Zebulon, 861-7501,

Cloos' Coney Island

Mission Valley Shopping Center, 2233-102 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh


Dickey's Barbecue Pit

200-100 Crossroads Blvd., Cary; 5313 New Hope Commons Drive, Durham

233-5801 (Cary); 419-1101 (Durham)

Dos Taquitos

Creedmoor Crossing Shopping Center, 5629 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh


Elmo's Diner

Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro; 776 Ninth St., Durham

929-2909 (Carrboro); 416-3823

Georgina's Pizzeria

3536 Davis Drive, in Morrisville Market, Morrisville, 388-3820

Joyce and Family

135 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina


Rockin' Comet Diner

11637 U.S. 70 West, Clayton. 550-6060