RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Bear & Grill at 2000 Black Rock Turnpike offers a Kids Eat Free special every Wednesday.
Black Rock Oyster Bar & Grill at 348 Black Rock Turnpike features fresh seafood and Southern favorites.
Café Lola at 57 Unquowa Road boasts French comfort food, fun, approachable wines and a cozy, shabby-chic décor.
Café Madeline at 1603 Post Road is kid-friendly and features a budget-friendly Express Lunch and Recession Dinner.
Centro Ristorante & Bar at 1435 Post Road has an outside patio right next to Sherman Green, which makes it a perfect spot during Summer Concert nights.
Chef’s Table at 1561 Post Road offers great food, fun atmosphere and live music.
Colony Grill at 1520 Post Road serves famous thin-crust pizza the whole family will love.
Flipside Burgers & Bar at 1125 Post Road offers a fun and casual atmosphere for a relaxed family dinner. Who doesn’t love a good burger and smooth shake?
Frank Pepes Pizzeria Napoletana at 238 Commerce Drive has delicious and world famous pizza. Try the white clam pie!
Joe’s American Bar & Grill at 750 Post Road has outside seating and a boisterous atmosphere (good for noisy kids).
Liquid Lunch at 1215 Post Road in the Brick Walk is well-known around CT for its delicious soups and catch phrase “where’s your spoon?” Offering all sorts of amazing food for breakfast and lunch, this convenient and affordable take-out favorite guarantees not to disappoint.
MacDaddy’s Macaroni & Cheese Bar at 2449 Black Rock Turnpike serves over 25 varieties of gourmet macaroni & cheese.
Mamma Mina’s at 881 Post Road has arguably the best pizza in town. Parents may prefer to sample entrees from their extensive menu of Italian favorites. Family-owned, and reasonably priced, Mamma Mina’s cozy atmosphere and consistently wonderful food make it a family favorite for all who frequent it for family-night-out!
Martel Restaurant at 2316 Post Road features a classic French bistro menu adapted for American tastes and seasonally available produce from a local farm.
Olde Blue Bird Inn at 363 Black Rock Turnpike is in Easton but worth the trip and special mention. Very kid-friendly and offers a country style breakfast, brunch or lunch.
SBC Restaurant & Brewery at 2600 Post Road in Southport offers a great list of children’s menu items; each comes with a fruit cup, beverage and dessert. Kids also get a toy. Sundays are family night and a magician entertains from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
The Shack Hometown Grill at 2070 Post Road features Dinner & a Movie for Kids ages 3-10 every Thursday and Friday night so parents can enjoy a date.
Tomato & Basil Cafe & Pizzeria at 1876 Black Rock Turnpike has a fun and casual atmosphere with an Italian menu that features something for everyone in the family, like the delicious upscale pizzas.
Tucker’s Cafe at 397 Commerce Drive is cozy and homey – a hidden gem with daily specials. Note: no highchairs; only booster seats are available.
Blinn’s at 50 Unquowa Place is Fairfield County’s classic toy store.
Chloe’s Closet at Heritage Square, 1700 Post Road carries children’s clothing & accessories and features AJ’s Playhouse, a play area full of toys, books and a TV.
Giant Steps at 226 Kings Highway East is a unique and interactive toy store. Also offers free events and classes.
Life is Good at 1539 Post Road has something for everyone in the family, even dogs.
Yellow Moon Toy Company at 2268 Black Rock Turnpike offers a great selection of toys and gifts.
MARKETS & BAKERIES
A & S Italian Fine Foods at 2079 Black Rock Turnpike is very popular due to their fresh meat counter, prepared food selection, sandwiches and gourmet groceries.
Adam’s Bakery at 1525 Black Rock Turnpike offers delicious cakes, cookies, doughnuts, breads and pastries baked on premises.
Billy’s Bakery at 1885 Black Rock Turnpike features hearth~baked artisan breads, European~style pastries, gourmet products and goodies to please every palate. Voted Best Bakery 2009!
Fairfield Cheese Company at 2090 Post Road offers wide varieties of locally produced cheeses and specialty items.
Farmer’s Market at the Brickwalk at 1189 Post Road is held every Saturday through Labor Day, from 9am to noon.
Greenfield Farmer’s Market at 75 Hillside Road is open every Saturday through October, from 12:30pm to 4pm.
The Pantry at 1580 Post Road is a great local market with yummy prepared foods, deli section, pastry counter and much more.
Swanson’s Fish Market at 2439 Black Rock Turnpike is closed temporarily due to an unfortunate fire incident. Operations will move to the Bridgeport location at 230 Dewey Street.
Leigh Scott Parenting provides the tools and language that can turn stressful situations into opportunities for connection, learning, and fun. Leigh the “parenting coach” offers consultations for individuals, couples or groups of families.
The Safety 1st Squad offers professional childproofing services plus informs parents about how to expect the unexpected and how to make behavioral changes to keep their children safe.
Savvy Mom On Call is Connecticut’s first and only baby planning service, which gets you organized, registered, pampered and educated on the best without leaving the comfort of your own home.
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