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theLoop rates kid friendly eats.

 

 

AJ’s Burgers and America’s Favorite Foods  We recently discovered this fun family restaurant in New Rochelle. Good classic American fare and wraps…with an average check of under $10. they’ll bring dough to the table for kiddies to make their own weirdly shaped bread.  542 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY  914.235.3009.

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Anthony’s (from LOOP reader Jesse M.): Anthony’s Deli is the perfect place to pick up a sandwich for lunch. Always overflowing (the sandwich), get exactly what you want–and I don’t know anyone who can resist the chicken parm sandwich.   619 Halstead Avenue, Mamaroneck.

 

Augies  Big plates; family style Italian. Lots of regulars. 2417 Boston Post Road, Larchmont. 914.834.3800.  (see comments below)

 

 

The Barnacle BBQ   The Barnacle is an unpretentious, comfortable casual spot with really good food and an owner who tries his hardest to please. TV screens for sports. Menus on their website .  181 E Boston Post Road Mamaroneck NY 10543  914.777.6610

 

Bellizzi    People are somehow drawn here by the playroom, but a once decent diversion for kids is now a video game arcade on steroids. A mini- New Roc City. Be prepared to spend the night digging for quarters. We don’t think the food here is worth the stress. 1262 Boston Post Road, Larchmont. 914.833.5800.

 

Chat 19  Good cocktails, reliable food. Same family owns Lusardi’s. Getting very bridge and tunnel on weekend nights, and can get 4 deep at the bar. Come to think of it, you do have to cross a bridge to get here… 19 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.833.8871.

 

East Avenue Cafe  Good coffee, good food and friendly service at the counter. Just be prepared for the owner’s sense of humor (“Is that your grandchild?” he asked a young woman about her baby) A wall of candy by the pound. 2 East Avenue, Larchmont.

Harbour House Coffee Shop  A dying breed. Old school greasy spoon.Go for the atmosphere and bacon and
eggs. 1927 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.

 

Harry’s Burritos  Offshoot of locations in Manhattan.  The margaritas are much better than the food. Plenty of options for vegetarians. Love the chili pepper string lights.   94 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont . 914.833.2222.

 

Hubba (from LOOP reader Jesse M.):There are no words to describe HUBBA in Port Chester. The ONLY place to go in Westchester for the ultimate late night indulgence. Be sure to order your Hubba Water, ‘cuz that chilli is HOT!  24 North Main St. Port Chester.

 

 

Larchmont Diner  Not bad, but we prefer Nautilus Diner for the food and atmosphere. 2399 Boston Post Road, Larchmont.  914.833.2062

 

Larchmont Tavern  Local bar with a long tradition. Recent change of ownership; much better food. Still crazy after all these years.   104 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.834.9821.


Leonardo’s   Part pizzeria, part deli, it’s alll good.   2133 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.914.833-2400.

 

Longford’s Own Made Ice Cream   Under friendly management, no longer same o
wners as Rye location. Ice cream is priced by weight. Good frozen yogurt.New birthday party area. We all scream! 
  1941 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.  914. 834.0207.

 

Los Gemelos Restaurant and Tortilleria: (from LOOP reader Petra P): For an authentic taco made with a freshly baked tortilla or a delicious chicken mole, head to the no-frills Los Gemelos in Portchester.  After dinner, check out the selection of huge amazing ice pops at Paleteria Fernandez. 167 Westchester Avenue,  Port Chester, NY (914) 934-0372 

 

Mamaroneck Diner    Fast service. Super kid friendly.  Extensive menu.  Especially good soups and salads. They deliver.  405 East  Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. 914.698-3564.

 

Metro Deli  Am I the last person to discover this place? A really good family style deli. Owned by the same people as the Metro Diner on Central Avenue in White Plains. Across from Balducci’s in Scarsdale.      4 Palmer Ave Scarsdale. 914. 472-4760

  

Nautilus Diner Good, reliable and better than basic. 1240 West Boston Post Road Mamaroneck. 914.833-1320

 

Nicky’s Pizza  Good pizza, negative atmosphere. Nicky’s is to Murray kids what Villa Maria is to Chatsworth. Get a slice and try the garlic knots.  144 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont.  914.834.3232.

 

Paleteria Fernandez This gem for those in the know may have the best ice cream anywhere, but it’s not like any you’ve seen before. Authentic Mexican pops are milk or water based with flavors like mango, avocado and caramel. then they can dip them in chocolate, coconut,  etc…. Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck and 33 North Main Street, Port Chester,


Ray’s  Best Chinese food in the area.All natural. If only they delivered. Try a “bird’s nest,” crunchy noodles, for the kids.  1995 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont. 914.833.2551. 

 

 

Sal’s Pizzeria  How on earth we forgot about Sal’s (see comment below) we will never understand. Pizza Nirvana. Sicilian and Salad pizza top rated. 316 Mamaroneck Avenue. Mamaroneck. 914. 381.2022.

 

Sherwood’s Classic Larchmont pub.  Very good bar-b-que, burgers and large salads.  If you are a fan of wings or ribs, you have to try them here.  10-cent wings at the bar Monday nights.  Two crowds for dinner: one early with kids (6-8pm) and a later night crowd (after 10pm).  2136 Boston Post Road, Larchmont.

 

 

Stan’Z Cafe  A-List mommy crowd. Excellent sandwiches and salads.  Breakfast and lunch only.  Can get packed on weekends.26 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.833.9760.

 

Tequila Sunrise  The best guacamole anywhere. And those margaritas….Nice sidewalk tables in good weather.   145 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. 914.834.637. tequilasunrise

 

Toyo Sushi   One of best sushis the area.  (Though people like Koo in Rye.)   Casual, friendly, pretty fast service.  Great for a weeknight.  Good value.   They do a lot of take out business, and they deliver. The acoustics are awful, but  no one will care if your kids are noisy.  253 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck. 914.777-8696. toyosushi 

 

Villa Maria Pizza  Reliable convenient pizza joint with plenty of seating. Beer available. (see Nicky’s) 6 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 914.834-8134.

 

Walter’s Hot Dog Stand Since 1919. Ranked the #1 hot dog in the Country by Gourmet  in 2001. Opens at 11:30 am daily and 11:45 am Sunday.  937 Palmer Avenue, Mamaroneck. waltershotdogs 

 

 

Wraps and Things   Wrap it up! Deli serving wrap sandwiches. Good value. Grab a table and read the paper. Nice light-filled spot. 1936 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont. 914.833-7656.

 

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PIP
PIP
13 years ago

The Barnacle – 181 E. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck – We were very excited to have a BBQ place so close to home – no more driving to Po’chester. However, The Barnacle still needs to work out the kinks. While most of the food was tasty, two of the four orders came out wrong, the fish was tasteless (supposed to be a BBQ AND fish shack) and this restaurant does not have french fries. We were offered tater tots as an alternative to go with a burger. The heat also seemed to be off the night we went so sitting by the window was frigid. The place could have potential if they fix a few issues first – we will wait a bit before we go back.

steve DiPalma
steve DiPalma
13 years ago

Villa Maria is horablr! i ordered chicken parm to go and I got eggplant parm instead. Tried again and got a chicken cutlet that looked like it was flattened by a bee line bus. Try Lamandas in greenburg , its been there for 52 years and the pizza crust melts in your mouth and the sole and chicken franchese are to die for!!!

bobo
bobo
13 years ago

bellizi — a must avoid. I’ve never seen my child turn down a hot dog, until a recent first time visit to this awful place. 10 bucks for a small undercooked unedible dog and fries? Wow. Had to search for waitress to ask for everything at least twice. You know, simple things like sugar for ice tea, drinks, drink refills, our actual order, the check etc. Entertainment advertised to start at 6PM? No sightings when we left at 6:30. Rude staff, horrible service and bad food. Do people really eat here more than once?

anonymousalso
anonymousalso
13 years ago

How about “Bangkok Thai”? Great homestyle Thai food.1208 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck

Scott
Scott
13 years ago

no one should leave out pizza gourmet at 597 E Boston Post Rd in
Mamaroneck. the home made soups and the same size pies for takeout as in the store are fantastic. they also deliver. highly recommend.

Wondering in New Ro
Wondering in New Ro
13 years ago

Re Steam Eat — after resolving to stop there and try it soon, I thought I saw “for rent” signs in the windows when driving by recently. Rather than being “closed temporarily,” are they closed for good?

EDITRIX: ‘fraid so

Local Resident
Local Resident
13 years ago

A word about pizza:
The best regular slice: Pizza Connection–yes, Pizza Connection. (What’s left of it. On Mamaroneck Avenue.)
The best salad slice: Joe’s (also on Mamaroneck Avenue).
The best pizza with vegetable toppings: Leonardo’s.
The best Sicilian: Sal’s, of course.

Obseerver
Obseerver
13 years ago

Agree that Chat 19 is a good family restaurant. It would certainly be much better, especially for brunch, if the local families who brought their children didn’t consider it a playground for their kids. It’s amazing how many couples sit down and then let their small children run wild – disturbing every other table. It’s shameful behavior!!

Suzee
Suzee
14 years ago

Tequila Sunrise leaves much to be desired. Food is not only flat but overpriced. The open air doors reveal their bar display to the street-something I don’t appreciate kids seeing on their walk home from school! Also draws a noisy and raunchy gang at night. Always love the bikers too while I’m dining on the sidewalk—-may I have a side of Roaring Thunder please? We rate this restaurant mucho disgusto.

Meg
Meg
14 years ago

Have to agree with you on Tequila Sunrise. Great atmosphere if you have kids or a big group, but annoying mariachi band and frankly, the food isn’t that great. Good bar scene, though. If you want tasty Mexican in the Larchmont-Mamaroneck area, try Gusano Loco. The atmosphere is not seizure-inducing and the food is far better.

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