Trina’s Starlite Lounge
There’s no kids’ menu here, but that’s because the whole menu is kid-friendly. From the mac and cheese to the hot dogs (available absolutely plain or with crazy toppings), rationally sized burgers, and handmade tater tots, picky eaters have lots of options. Adults can enjoy a craft cocktail by the fire while the children pump quarters into old-school pinball machines. And may we suggest the Ooey Gooey Southern Corn Fritters with lavender-honey dipping sauce for dessert?
37 Main St., Amesbury, 978-792-5746 , facebook.com/starliteamesbury.com
Red’s Kitchen + Tavern
It’s big, there are loads of booths, and they serve an ice cream sundae the size of your kid’s head. What’s not to love?
131 Newbury St. (Rte. 1 N), Peabody, 978-531-7337, redskitchenandtavern.com