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Location: 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Politics & Prose is one of DC's best-loved independent bookstores. Fortunately for parents, they also have a fabulous children's section, complete with a secret cubbyhole under the stairs for s...
Location: 1302 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD
The chain of Mamma Lucia restaurants has managed to keep it's relaxed and friendly mom and pop feel, while continuing to serve some excellent New York-style pizza and Southern Italian fare. Bot...
Location: 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
The Kennedy Center, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River, is America's living memorial to President Kennedy, in addition to being the nation's busiest arts facility, and presenting...
Location: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Jammin' Java is a music venue presenting local, regional, and nationally touring acts seven nights a week, as well as a variety of popular children's concerts daily, Monday-Friday, with special...
Location: 8430-A Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA
This boisterous chain is very kid-friendly, offering crayons with which to draw on the kids' menu (with soda and a side order included), and a choice of high chair or booster seat. The Tex-Mex...
Location: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Kids love the waffle cones, hot fudge, and whipped cream at Cone E Island...and so do we.
You can also get pints and quarts packed to go; Cone E Island offers about 20 flavors, i...
Location: 3236 M Street, NW, Washington, DC
Another longstanding DC institution, Clyde's afternoon appetizer menu was the inspiration for that old chestnut, Afternoon Delight - the gold record even hangs in the Georgetown location...
Location: 3214 P Street, NW, Washington, DC
Note the framed receipt from the White House for Thomas Sweet's bittersweet chocolate, and you know you're not the only one in town with a sweet tooth.
Ask for a Blend-In - ice cream wi...
Location: 7278 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Location: 3715 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC
2 Amys serves pizza so authentically Italian that it has D.O.C (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status from the The Verace Pizza Napoletana Association! Only soft-grain flour, fres...
Location: 3251 Prospect Street, NW, Washington, DC
The Peacock Cafe is a family favorite in Georgetown, serving up modern American fare - and a very popular brunch! The brunch menu is enormous, with enough choices to please anyone, and is serve...
Location: 18519 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD
At Bruster's Real Ice Cream, kids under 40 inches tall get a free baby cone, complete with candy eyes and sprinkles. Other kid-approved treats include dirt sundaes with gummy worms and d...
Location: 2254B Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston, VA
The At Play Cafe is a coffee shop with a supervised play area for preschoolers. The play area is fully enclosed by a half wall so parents can still keep an eye on their kids from any seat in th...
Location: 1400 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC
Pete's is a fantastic addition to the DC pizza scene - which has been sorely lacking over the years. The pies are large, covered with delicious toppings (think roasted garlic, caramelized onion...
Location: 11944 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA
Cupcakes Actually is a gourmet bakery serving - you guessed it! - gourmet cupcakes. Sisters Jennifer Neiman and Susan Woodhouse bake some delicious cupcakes, including their decadent, signature...