When you’re cooking up a fun family outing, you can’t go wrong with a trip to a local restaurant. Having breakfast, lunch, or dinner together as a family can offer an amazing opportunity for bonding, all while sampling some new dishes. But if you don’t know where to look, finding a family-friendly restaurant can feel like a challenge.

That’s where Crème de la Crème of Romeoville comes in. We’ve put together this list of some great eateries in and around Romeoville for you to check out when you’re craving a family meal at a restaurant. You’ll find restaurants suited to just about every need close to home, so have fun planning your next mealtime adventure.

Tasty Waffle

Waffles with blueberries and strawberries from a family-friendly restaurant in Romeoville, IL

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There’s good reason Tasty Waffle claims to be Romeoville’s favorite restaurant. This popular spot serves a variety of delicious dishes that have customers coming back for more. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant for a fun breakfast or lunch out of the house, you can count on this local restaurant.

Indulge in waffles, pancakes, French toast, or crepes, or go with fresh eggs, homemade soups, or hearty skillets. In the mood for sandwiches, wraps, or burgers? This family-owned spot has you covered. The waffle options alone span from bacon to blueberry, chocolate chip to carrot cake, and beyond. You’re sure to find your family’s go-to spot close to home thanks to Tasty Waffle.

Niko’s Breakfast Club

Niko’s Breakfast Club offers another amazing option when you’re in the mood for a breakfast outing. With locations in Romeoville and Oak Lawn, this restaurant delivers tons of tasty treats for the whole family to enjoy.

Start off the meal with fresh-squeezed juice, then dive into favorite breakfast dishes like pancakes, waffles, or one of the too many egg dishes to name. You’ll find a range of burgers, salads, and more to complete the picture. Niko’s Breakfast Club takes the guesswork out of mealtime with the kids by offering a children’s menu, too.


You can’t go wrong with pizza when you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser fit for the whole family. Since 1988, Ats-a-Nice has kept the Romeoville community well-fed with their delicious pizzas, pastas, and more.

There’s something for everyone here, whether your go-to pizza is deep dish, ultra thin, or anything in between. From classic cheese pizza to pizza for meat lovers to specialty toppings like pasta pizza or barbecue chicken pizza, you’re sure to discover a favorite pie at this restaurant. When it’s time to change things up, Ats-a-Nice offers a variety of pasta, subs, wraps, and more as well.

Windy City Grill

High-quality ingredients take fast food to the next level at Windy City Grill. Yet another Romeoville restaurant offering an extensive menu with a range of options, Windy City Grill makes grabbing a quick bite with loved ones easier than ever before.

Chicago hot dogs, build-your-own pizzas, and fresh salads are just the start. The “Just 4 Kids” menu section features chicken strips, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn dogs, and more, so you can rest assured the kiddos will enjoy a meal from Windy City Grill. Check out the daily specials treat yourself to a family outing.

White Fence Farm

Head over to Romeoville’s White Fence Farm for a unique experience perfect for family bonding time. You’re sure to delight the kids with the chance to pet and feed farm animals like alpacas, llamas, and mini goats.

Then, you can enjoy a fun family dinner at the farm’s restaurant, complete with farm-fresh food. You’ll have an outing to remember, without traveling far from home, thanks to White Fence Farm.

McWethy’s Tavern

McWethy’s Tavern, another popular Romeoville restaurant, builds on family tradition. Jim McWelthy developed Mistwood Golf Club, one of the country’s finest links-style courses, as well as McWethy’s Tavern and the Great Hall at Mistwood in tribute to his family’s Scottish heritage. The McWethy family first came to the United States in the early 1600s, and you’ll feel the tradition from the moment you step inside the tavern.

It’s not hard to keep the kids happy with a meal here, either. McWethy’s Tavern features a kids’ menu with tasty treats like grilled cheese, burgers, chicken tenders, and more. The adults in the crowd will love dishes like crab cakes, lamb burgers, and all the great beer pairings the tavern suggests. In other words, the whole family will look forward to visits to this local spot.

Charlie’s Restaurant

If your kids love airplanes, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Charlie’s Restaurant. The fun, family-style restaurant at Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport has a room for private parties or corporate meetings as well as outdoor seating available throughout the summer months.

Kids get to watch planes coming and going as you all enjoy some great food. Charlie’s Restaurant makes for another unique experience close to home you’ll want to add to your list of family-friendly restaurants to check out.

The Junction Diner

Maybe trains are the transportation your kids can’t get enough of. Then The Junction Diner should top your list of fun restaurants to explore. Forest Park’s train-themed family restaurant will make your family meal out one to remember.

A delicious, healthy menu with options for everyone complements a large interactive model train table, which is certainly the highlight here! Of course, the menu can’t be ignored. With everything from salads to burgers to sandwiches and beyond, The Junction Diner really offers the complete experience for a family meal close to home.

Mary’s Morning Mix-Up

Mary’s Morning Mix-Up, located in nearby Brookfield, is another great option for delicious breakfasts. This restaurant strives to create a family-friendly environment that serves as a home away from home.

Top quality, fresh ingredients create unique dishes and classic favorites for breakfast and lunch. Oh, and don’t forget to leave room for dessert, no matter the time of day. The homemade options will have you eager to plan another trip to this restaurant.That wraps up Crème de la Crème of Romeoville’s list of local restaurants perfect for outings with the whole family. Do you have a favorite eatery families shouldn’t miss? Drop us a line so we can add it!