All this month, we’ll be introducing 50 picks for some of the best family-friendly restaurants in Beijing. These reviews originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of beijingkids (see end of post).
Type of cuisine: American
English menu? Yes
General kid-friendliness of menu: Most of the menu is well-suited to kids’ tastes and can be modified upon request.
Best dishes for adults:
Pulled pork platter with two sides and cornbread (RMB 60), sliced brisket BBQ sandwich (RMB 35), ribs with two sides and corn bread (market price is around RMB 180)
Kids’ menu? No
Best dishes for kids:Corn dog (RMB 12), cheeseburger (RMB 30), barbeque cheese fries (RMB 35)
Kids’ play area? No
Play areas nearby: City Mall
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, English-speaking and attentive
Bathroom: Clean, sit-down, single private bathroom. No changing table, but there’s a cabinet that might suffice.
Seating: Outdoor tables in summer; indoor tables and stools at the bar; highchairs available
Price: RMB 180
Credit card accepted? Yes, Chinese and foreign (Visa only)
Parking? Limited street parking available (free)
Must-order item: Pulled pork
In a nutshell: Red brick walls, country music, stacks of firewood and a continuously streaming silent black and white movie come together to give this place a homey, old America feel. It’s the perfect place to take the family for casual but delicious Southern comfort food.
Also try: Tim’s Texas BBQ, The Big Smoke Bistro Photo by Sui and Judy Zhou