Best of Newtown: Family-Friendly Restaurant

What's the best family-friendly restaurant in Newtown?


It's easy to pick a restaurant when you're going out for an adults-only meal. There are no worries about fussy babies, roudy toddlers or picky eaters.

But when you bring the entire family, a whole new set of considerations -- like booster seats and kids menus -- come into play.

Where is the best place in town to take the kids out for dinner? That's what we want to know in this week's Best Of Newtown poll.

The choices are: , , , ,  and . If your favorite place to bring the family isn't on our list, please add it in the comments and tell us what makes it the most kid-friendly place in town.

Voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday and the winning restaurant will be featured later that day.

Sandy November 02, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Eating at Jakes in the evening is not an experience I want to go thru again. The owner needs to pop in and see how the food is being prepared, and how the staff acts. If they would replaced the cook / kitchen staff who works after 4, they may be able to salvage their evening customers.
Carol Chalela Jacobs November 02, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Sandy - I am one of the owner's of Jake's. Please let us know of your experience. Steve Jacobs, the main owner is there every day and mostly every night. He does leave from time to time to shower and get a few hours of sleep. This past week he literally worked 24 hours a day to prepare food for the "powerless" people of the area. I am sorry if you had a bad experience, but we need to know exactly what it was if we are to correct it. Please email us: steve@jakeseatery.com
Sue November 02, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Sandy are you kidding? Jakes was one of the few restaurants that had power and stayed open to feed those that had no ability to cook at home! It was an emergebcy situation. The employees were working extremely long and hard to keep up with the demand and serve our community. I waited longer than normal for my food but this was NOT NORMAL. I was just grateful to have a place to eat! I think it is unfair and unwarranted to decide to evaluate this restaurant during an extreme natural disaster. If your complaint is about a visit prior to the Hurricane Sandy, then you should have spoken to the owner for a resolution before you blast them online. If you did and you weren't satisfied, then blast away. But I don't think you did. So go back to bed, get up on the right side of it and put yourself in the shoes of these exhausted hard working people. They deserve a thank you!
Sandy November 03, 2012 at 08:35 AM
Carol, I was very thrilled to have discoved Jakes, and the lunches I ordered (cheesesteaks) were to die for. I left you a fantastic review, plus I requested you be entered into the best " cheesesteak in Newtown" that the patch was surveying. But then about 2 months ago, we ordered cheesesteaks in the evening, I ordered one with everything, (then was asked, whats that) I told her, mushrooms cheese, onions peppers. To my knowledge, thats everything normally. I get home and it has lettuce tomatos, in other words it was a hoagie. Ok I was disappointed because lunch time knew what everything on it was. Then my son and I ate dinner there about a month ago, well, the noise from the kitchen was annoying, I felt like i was in a Jr. high cafeteria. I will stick to only lunch time orders in the future, but thank you for inquiring. I did try to write to you several times by my computer doesn't let me send you mail from the email you posted. ( Its my computer) Thanks again. Sandy
jean February 23, 2014 at 04:17 PM
Isaac newtowns!!!


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