Dining out with kids on vacation can be a challenge. Road blocks like long waits, tired and impatient children and limited menus up the family’s anxiety factor. We did the heavy lifting for you and found all the places in Breckenridge where it’s easy to please the whole crew—we’re home to more than 70 family-welcomed restaurants that host even the pickiest of eaters with a smile…and sometimes a ice cream cone.
Ask the tykes what they’re craving and pick your delicious destination below.
Best Family Restaurants in Breckenridge:
109 S. Main St.
This reliable go-to cooks up a hefty menu that will satisfy your entire brood. Belgian waffles, egg scrambles, toad in a hole and some of the best biscuits and gravy in town—it’s all here.
540 S. Main St.
This busting cash-only breakfast joint on the south-side of town is known hometown breakfast and loves families. The eggs are farm fresh, the benedicts perfected and the pancakes fluffy. Spring for the real deal pure Vermont maple syrup. Try to arrive early as this is a hot-spot in the mornings – first table is welcomed at 7:00 a.m.
131 S. Main St.
Head downstairs for made-to-order bagel and croissant breakfast sandwiches or snag fresh-baked goodies upstairs. The blueberry buckle bars and banana bread are excellent treats. Clint’s also offers kid-sized hot cocoa and steamers. Take it to-go and dine in Blue River Plaza just down the street.
305 N. Main St.
Affordable with a no-frills dining room, guests point and pick from a wall of donuts, bear claws, donut holes and sausage rolls. Heartier appetites order the egg burrito topped with housemade green chile or the Daylight Special for eggs, bacon or sausage and a sizeable buttermilk flapjack. Bring cash or use the onsite ATM.
500 S. Main St.
Empire is a family tradition. And for good reason—once you eat here, you’ll crave it regularly. Kids love the bacon cheeseburgers and loaded dogs and adults cherry-pick from a refreshing beer list and margarita menu while dipping fried mushrooms and Parmesan zucchini chips. Everyone has their favorite sauce—discover yours from a made-daily list of 20. The curry ketchup and sweet mango chutney are flavorful bests (in our opinion).
208 N. Main St.
The roomy and always welcoming Canteen serves up American comfort food with fun twists—like the gooey four-cheese mac topped with Cheez-Its. Steer the kids toward the lil’ shredders menu while you indulge in the honeydew burger with fire-roasted chiles, cream cheese, honey and yellow mustard.
320 S. Main St.
This multi-level chef-driven burger and shake concept adds gourmet spins to premium grass-fed beef (topping hits include crispy shitakes, goat cheese and gouda and wildly tasty charred balsamic vinegar red onions). Reward clean-plate-clubbers with a treat from the shake menu—the blueberry pie with locally sourced vanilla bean ice cream is a sure crowd-pleaser.
PIZZA, WINGS, ETC.
111 S. Main St.
The monarch of Breckenridge family dining, Downstairs at Eric’s draws groups large and small with an arcade, photo booth, ginormous menu and eclectic tap brews. The supreme Garbage Pizza is a fan favorite, along with Eric’s famous baked wings.
100 N. Main St.
Visitors return year after year for Giam’s authentic Italian eats. Build your own monster calzones or go with a traditional saucy pie and fresh salads. The line for a table can get crazy, so come early or order from the family-style to-go menu.
106 S. Ridge St.
Another local love, Fatty’s boasts a terrific patio and ample space inside for groups; an expansive menu spanning pizza, pasta, sandwiches and seafood and plenty of flat-screens to catch the big game. Look for house specialties noted with a red fat man on the menu.
600 S. Park Ave.
Mi Casa welcomes kids with crayons, homemade chips and salsa and all of their favorite tacos and quesadillas. Quick service, stiff margs and stellar mountain views off the back patio keep the grown-ups smiling.
500 S. Main St.
Dive into bowls of creamy queso blanco and housemade guacamole at this new Breck Tex-Mex spot while perusing the 15-taco menu. Kid faves include the fried chicken taco and the al pastor with sautéed pineapple.
110 S. Park Ave.
For special occasions, book a hibachi grill-side table at Asobi and share in the shrimp-tossing, flame-flying fanfare. Happy hour bites are delicious and affordable and Chinese noodle and Thai curry classics are covered.
326 S. Main St.
Creamy pasta creations, cheesy bread, antipasto, wine and tiramisu in a comfortable warm space are the draw at this family-run restaurant.
100 S. Park Ave.
This hidden gem under River Mountain Lodge makes dining out a luau party with beachy vibes and inventive bites that include poke tacos and coconut shrimp.
505 S. Main St.
Spanakopita, impressive cheese and meat boards and an incredible lamb BLT are complemented by a corner stocked with toddler toys and books. BoLD is also a fantastic brunch spot for large families and moms who like mimosas.
5 EASY ON-THE-GO GRABS
- Gyros from walk-up stand Above the Blue
- Homemade breads, sandwiches and piping bowls (try their legendary cheeseburger soup or elk stroganoff) from Soupz On
- Chicken skewers from funky fun food cart Gnarly Shawarma
- Biscuit sandwiches, breakfast waffle tacos and other munchies at BreckFast
- Line pending, Crepes A La Cart’s sweet and savory ultra-thin pastry handhelds