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Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

Jackson, Mississippi
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Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

We will be staying near Temple Bar next week and would love some family-friendly restaurant suggestions. We have some adventurous eaters and some tame ones -- but we have aged out of the kid's menu. So, dining options with varied menus are great. Would love some splurge options and some cheap eats. Preferably walking distance or near major sites, not terribly touristy. A few "wine bars" with tapas have caught my eye (Fallon & Byrne and Piglet) - would these welcome non-drinking teens? We also love a good BYOB establishment.

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Ireland
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1. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

Gotham Cafe on Sth Anne St is good for teens, In Temple Bar there's Luigi Malones, the Elephant and Castle, Bunsen Burger. Not too far away is Nando's, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Eddie Rockets, Little Cesars, all good for teens. For something a bit more upmarket, Peploes and the Pig's Ear might suit.

Dublin, Ireland
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for Sligo, Dublin
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2. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

Hi Liz

Yes no problem in Fallon and Byrne downstairs - the kids can have soft drinks or water while you enjoy some yummy wine.

In Temple Bar Elephant and Castle is very popular with my teens - they love their chicken wings and they do great salads and burgers too, sonsomething for everyone.

Also in Temple Bar is one of my favourite restaurants in the city Il Vicoletto- it's a tiny Italian but again there's something for all the family on the menu (no pizzas though). The wine list is fabulous - you can trust the owner to pick you out something special.

Are you taking your teens to The Croke Park Museum? If so, across the road past the hotel, you'll find Wallaces Asti. If you time your visit with lunch, they do an amazing lunch menu for €10 of a substantial starter and a main. We all love the food there and it's good quality as well as good value. You wouldn't need to eat a big dinner afterwards.

Back in the city other popular restaurants with our family include -

Pitt Bros

Boojum

Fallon & Byrne

Milano

Wagamama

Dunne & Crescenzi

Odessa

Eden Bar and Grill

Zaragoza

If you take the Dart out to Howth you have to get Beshoffs Fish and Chips.

If you go to Malahide you can't go wrong with a visit to the Avoca Cafe there (there's also one in the city centre).

Have a fabulous few days and if you've any more questions just ask 🤶

Dublin
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for Valletta
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3. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

If in Malahide with teenage boys send them up to the Scotch Bonnet much more interesting than Avoca.

Dublin, Ireland
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for Dublin, Agadir
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4. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

In Temple Bar there are also places like Bad A$$ Cafe and Thunder Road Cafe:

You will have to Google Bad A$$ Cafe as it won't let me name it or post the website link ..... because of 'profanity'. lol

They might allow their own link ..... https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Review…

http://www.thunderroadcafe.com/

For a BYOB restaurant very close to Temple Bar, try Gallaher & Co:

http://www.gallahersbistro.com/

Edited: 12 December 2017, 20:06
NJ
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5. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

We really enjoyed Bunsen Burger. They have a few locations in Dublin. Very small menu, great cheap eats!

Can always go to SuperMacs for fast food.

The Bank on College Green has a really nice lunch menu. I'm sure dinner would be as well. SUPER cool atmosphere.

NJ
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6. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

Forgot to mention, Gallagher's Boxty House. It's a bit touristy, but we enjoyed trying Boxty (potato pancake with a variety of savory fillings). They have a good early bird, and a decent selection of entrees.

County Dublin...
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7. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

Decent tapas in here.

www.lastapasdelola.com/

Dublin, Ireland
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8. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

Another good tapas option close to Temple Bar is Salamanca:

https://www.salamanca.ie/

Dublin
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9. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

They might like this place.

http://www.mongolianbbq.ie/

Dublin
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for Valletta
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10. Re: Family-friendly Dining with Teen Boys

Well at least you know that you will not starve in Dublin more places to eat and drink than New York.

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