Favorite Kids Menus: Kid-Approved Cuisine in Kalamazoo Restaurants

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Find the Top Kids Menus in Kalamazoo Restaurants

Dining out with young kids can be a gamble.

Will the restaurant have anything my child will eat? Will there be comfortable places for them to sit? Do they have crayons to keep my toddler busy while we wait for our food?

In Kalamazoo, we love our restaurants- and your votes proved it. With over 6600 votes cast for the best restaurants in Kalamazoo, we found the best burgers, sushi, pizza, and favorite kids menus in Southwest Michigan.

Next time you are heading out for a family meal, consult this list with the top kid picks for restaurant food.

What Foods are Most Commonly Featured on Children’s Restaurant Menus?

While no two kids love the same meal, most restaurants offer classic kid-approved entrees like macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders and pizza on their menus.

Some restaurants (including Kalamazoo spots) also cater to more varied kids’ palettes and include items like steak, fish entrees or sandwiches.

Which Restaurants Offer Kids Eat Free Meals?

Many restaurants offer specials for discounted or free children’s meals (usually 12 and under). These specials require the purchase of an adult’s entree and are dine-in only. See our roundups of Kids Eat Free meals in SWMI and Grand Rapids.

Which Restaurant Has the Best Kids Menu in Kalamazoo?

Here are the top kids menus in Kalamazoo, as voted by our readers:

  • 1 – Main Street Pub
  • 2 – Latitude 42
  • 3 – One Well Brewing
  • 4 – Monelli’s
  • 5 – Jac’s

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🍽 Voted # 1 Best Kids Menu

Multiple SWMI Locations , MI

Main Street Pub's menu is known for its depth and variety, and its menu for kids is no exception. With 9 kid-friendly entree options and Kids Eat Free on Sunday and Mondays, this spot is definitely welcoming to families.

Kids can dine on PB&J, pizza, macaroni and cheese, quesadillas, hamburgers and more. Be sure to check their appetizers for more delicious options: the pretzel bites and dingers (boneless chicken wings) are also kid approved.

Where to Find Main Street Pub
Main Street Pub offers 5 locations in SWMI:

• Portage: 7509 S Westnedge Ave (near Jimmy John's and Biggby)
• Kalamazoo: 4514 W Main St (just east of Drake Road)
• Gull Road: 5462 Gull Rd (next to Menards at Sprinkle)
• Downtown Vicksburg: 208 E Prairie St
• Mattawan: 52887 N Main St (next to Chinn Chinn)

🍽 Voted # 2 Best Kids Menu

6101 W Main St Kalamazoo, MI 49009
7842 Portage Rd Portage, MI 49002

Locally owned and operated distillery, brewery and full kitchen, serving up favorites including juicy burgers, fresh salads & sandwiches, pizza and so much more.

After you polish off your burger, play an outdoor game in their beer garden.

Kids can choose from macaroni and cheese, pasta (buttered or with red sauce) or chicken tenders as entrees. All kids' meals come with a dirt cup; you can also swap the ice cream treat for fruit.

Where to Find Latitude 42 Brewing Company
Latitude 42 has two locations:

• Kalamazoo: intersection of West Main and US-131
• Portage: intersection of Portage Rd and Centre Ave (across from McDonald's)


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🍽 Voted # 3 Best Kids Menu

4213 Portage St Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Microbrewery One Well Brewing strives to provide Kalamazoo with a quality, craft-brewed selection of beers and tasty food. Entertain the kids while they wait for food with pinball machines, dart boards and board games galore.

Pizza is the most popular kids' menu option here; they also offer macaroni and cheese, pb&j and grilled cheese.

Where to Find One Well Brewing
One Well is located at 4213 Portage Street in Kalamazoo. Find them just north of El Ranchero and Rocket Comics.


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🍽 Voted # 4 Best Kids Menu

7141 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002

Italian food & grill meets sports bar makes Monelli's a great place to catch a game while enjoying classic pasta dishes.

The kids menu here is larger than most, with six entree choices including pizza, multiple pasta items, chicken tenders and ham and cheese.

Where to Find Monelli's Italian Grill and Sports Bar
Monelli's is centrally located in Portage on South Westnedge, catty corner from Culver's.


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🍽 Voted # 5 Best Kids Menu

3112 S 9th St Kalamazoo, MI 49009
7638 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002

JAC's (Cekola's Pizza) is all about food, drinks and watching the game.

With a variety of menu options, including an extensive pizza menu fresh salad bar, there's something for everyone at JAC's.

Where to Find Jac's
Jac's offers two locations locally:
• Kalamazoo: Stadium Drive and 9th Street
• Portage: Tucked into the same plaza as Chocolatea on Westnedge


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120 E Michigan Ave Paw Paw, MI 49079

120 Taphouse & Bistro makes their menu items from scratch using locally sourced ingredients where possible and in season, and there are always a few unique specials on the menu too.

Kids meals come with Oreos; we recommend the pork taco and cheeseburger. If you want to stick to the traditional kid-approved entrees, their mac and cheese is the classic Kraft recipe.

Where to Find 120 Taphouse & Bistro
120 Taphouse Bistro is on your left as you turn West onto E. Michigan Ave in Paw Paw.

3251 W Centre St Portage, MI 49024

Centre Street Tap House's menu contains all the pub food you know and love, but some international pub grub also rounds out their menu.

Some kids picks from here include the hotdog and chicken tenders. Be sure to snag a "breads and spreads" meal for your kids to share.

Where to Find Centre Street Tap House
Located in the same plaza as Great Clips and Breakfast at Tiffany's on Centre Street in Portage.

​3013 Oakland Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49008
6946 W Q Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Whether you're wanting a burger, pasta, seafood or a great sandwich, Fletcher's Pub offers an extensive menu with appetizers, soups, sandwiches and delicious entrées.

Kids have many choices here, with nine different entree selections. Popular ones include pizza, quesadillas and corn dogs.

Where to Find Fletcher's Pub
Fletcher's Pub has two locations:
• Kalamazoo: Across from Woods Lake Park on Oakland Drive
• Texas Corners: Right before 8th Street on W Q Ave (next door to Holy Taco).

4010 Gull Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49048
343 W. Prairie Street Vicksburg, MI 49097

Classic breakfast & lunch options line the menu at Roxie's, with meals prepared fresh daily at an affordable price.

For kids, check the menu for "Grayson's Lunch" and "Addy's Breakfast" for their entree options. Mickey Mouse pancakes are a favorite here.

Where to Find Roxie's Breakfast & Lunch
Find Roxie's in two locations locally:
• 4010 Gull Road: just east of ALDI
• Vicksburg: near N Boulevard & W Prairie at 343 W Prairie Street

5225 Portage Rd Portage, MI 49002

Traveler's Cafe & Restaurant has classic food options on their menu, but mixes it up with Destination Menus that feature unique dining options from around the world.

"Murry's Menu" for kids offers some less common items including a perch meal, pulled pork and a brisket sandwich.

Where to Find Traveler's Cafe & Pub
Travelers is right off I-94 on Portage Road in front of the Hampton Inn.

1332 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49006

With the same owners as Main Street Pub and Fletchers, University Roadhouse offers a big selection of classic American fare. Their kids' offerings are numerous and include classics like pb&j and chicken fingers.

If the weather permits, be sure to grab a seat outside on their rooftop patio.

Where to Find University Roadhouse
Located near Waldo Stadium, you'll find University Roadhouse off of W Michigan Ave and Monroe.

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