Eating out with the kids is a whole different story than going out as a couple or with friends.
Does the restaurant have a kids' menu? Chocolate milk? Placemats that can be colored? A staff that doesn't mind a few spills and a lot of crumbs?
We took nominations earlier this week and made a few selections of our own and came up with some Lakewood eateries that definitely have families in mind, with either kid-friendly menus, reasonable prices or novelty.
Not surprisingly, your suggestions came rolling in.
That just a few.
Take our poll below and share your thoughts with other readers about where you like to dine as a family.
We'll take votes until 5 p.m. Friday and post the results on Saturday.
If your choice isn't listed, just check "Other" and tell us what it is in the "Comments" box.