1. West End Johnnies
This popular sports bar on Portland Street (near the Boston Garden) gets busy on weekend nights and during games, but on Sundays, its Reggae Brunch is something parents and kids alike will love. Get there early for less crowds and to beat the lines, then let kids dance near the stage while you munch on delicious brunch fare like French Toast Bread Pudding and West End Huevos.
2. Legal Sea Foods
For Bostonians, this is hands-down the best lobster and seafood spot in the city. In fact, they love it so much, there are now three locations in the city. Head to the original, located at 26 Park Plaza, the lower level of the The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
near the Public Garden. You'll enjoy mouthwatering lobster rolls, scallops, fresh fish, bisque and some of the best New England clam "chowdah" you've ever had.
3. Union Oyster House
One of the country's oldest restaurants is the Union Oyster House, located at 41 Union Street, across the street from Quincy Market and located right on the Freedom Trail. This is another family-friendly seafood joint with a kids' menu, renowned for its raw bar, as well as a variety of the freshest fish around. Their fish and clam chowders are delicious, along with the seafood Newburg, grilled items (chicken, shrimp, salmon, etc.), crab cakes, lobster rolls and fried oyster rolls.
4. Durgin Park
A landmark in Boston since 1827, Durgin Park is a Faneuil Hall lunch and dinner spot for all ages. (They say, "Your grandfather and perhaps your great grandfather dined with us, too!") The Irish-American inspired menu has plenty for kids, and the casual, typically loud atmosphere is family-friendly.
5. Chocolate Bar
Located on the top floor of the Langham Hotel
in the Financial District (quiet on weekends), the Chocolate Bar is a kids' dream come true: a chocolate-themed, all-you-can-eat brunch. Chocolate is everywhere: pancakes, cereal, breads, croissants, and desserts. The brunch can be pricey (kids under 5 are free), but it's a special treat for your weekend getaway in Boston with family.