East End Taste’s Vanessa Gordon picks her favorites.

Child Friendly Hamptons Restaurants

Finding the right restaurants that are friendly for children can be quite a daunting task. Luckily, the Hamptons has several great options, with a select few that go above and beyond for making both parents’ and children’s dining experiences extra accommodating. I love to take my son and daughter to these five during the summer months.

Blue Parrot

The Blue Parrot in East Hampton is always a fun spot. The waitstaff is always so kind to us. We usually order the tres bandidos served with salsa, guacamole, and warm queso fundido, and the calamari served with pico de gallo and chipotle sauce, which is very tasty, and then we’ll split a burrito. I recommend coming in for lunch at 2 PM to avoid crowds on the weekends.

The Clam Bar

A favorite spot of ours for many years! We love its cheerful, yellow umbrellas and ample outdoor seating. We always order an entire seafood spread at this Napeague eatery, including lobster rolls, clams, fish tacos, mussels, and of course, sweet potato fries. We have even ordered food to-go to bring to the beach in Amagansett.

LT Burger

This is my daughter’s favorite spot. If we happen to be walking by on Sag Harbor Main Street, she always insists that we go inside for at least a milkshake or dish of ice cream. We love to sit outside or in the back at its circular booth. Its milkshakes and burgers are some of the best around. Our favorites are the LT Backyard burger and the American Puff milkshake. It also has an adorable children’s menu, arcade games, and my daughter always receives a balloon when we visit!

Cittanuova

Like Blue Parrot, Cittanuova is situated in the Village of East Hampton. My family and I love to come in during a late afternoon for pizza and drinks with our children. They offer Wikki Stix to keep the children entertained and much of the menu is very child-friendly, including its selection of pizzas and pasta dishes.

Zakura

We have been dining at Zakura in Amagansett for many years and my children always love coming here, especially to sit in the booths or adjacent to its saltwater fish tank. My daughter loves to name the fish, which resemble characters from Finding Nemo. We order dumplings and teriyaki. They also sell Pocky snacks and Ramune soda, which are great treats.