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#FoodTrip: Best Family Restaurants in Fox Valley, IL

Cheerful young father feeding his son in restaurant

Mealtime is always best when shared with family. Then again, each family member will have their own food preferences. This is a challenge accepted by several restaurants in Fox Valley, IL – to serve the widest variety of food that even the pickiest of eaters among family members will enjoy.

Here are some of these family-oriented restaurants in the Fox Valley region:

Daddio’s Diner
134 West Wilson Street, Batavia

Daddio’s Diner is an old-fashioned restaurant that serves delicious comfort food and fun 1960s nostalgia. This retro diner has been a neighborhood favorite for over ten years. Its great relationship with its customers has earned it merits such as the “#1 Diner in the Fox Valley” as well as the “Best Family Restaurant” in Kane County.

The whole family can do lunch at Daddio’s on specific days of the work week; just check their daily specials on Melt-down Monday, Taco Tuesday, and Fish Fry Friday. On weekends, wonderful breakfast specials such as No Way Jose, Mr. Potato Head, and the Big Daddy Skillet are available for kids and kids at heart to enjoy.

Their regular breakfast and lunch menu features classic diner fare like skillets, pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, and more. They also have a special breakfast and lunch kids’ menu.

Daddio’s Diner also has mouthwatering desserts for one’s sweet tooth. Long-time customers love Mommio’s famous chocolate chip pecan cookies. Other special dessert orders are brownie a la mode, mini vanilla sundae, milkshakes, malts, root beer float, and a special pie of the day.

Gia Mia Pizza Bar
13 North 3rd Street, Geneva

Gia Mia Pizza Bar is an upscale Italian restaurant that’s perfect for any family gathering. The chef-driven menu puts a twist on classic dishes like Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta, creative small plates, fresh mozzarella and more. All the dishes from this OpenTable 2018 Diner’s Choice awardee are made from the freshest local ingredients with a focus on the farm-to-fork food concept.

Gia Mia Pizza Bar’s interior is reminiscent of “Old World” Italy, replete with historic brick walls, reclaimed wood, custom hickory seating, and elegant industrial-style lighting. The whole restaurant has a cozy and rustic feel with a sophisticated touch.

Colonial Café
1625 East Main Street, Saint Charles

Colonial Café serves classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner staples, as well as ice cream treats that are legend in the area. This restaurant has been a family favorite in Fox Valley for more than a century.

Choose from a selection of their hearty skillets or have a customized omelet for breakfast. For lunch, get one of their pot roast French dip, Tuscan turkey club sandwich or their 100% Angus beef burger. They offer a gluten-free menu as well.

Aside from their delicious meals, what truly sets Colonial Café apart is their array of shakes, smoothies, sundaes, and other tasty ice cream treats. Their World Famous Kitchen Sink® is a must-try – it’s like the all of one’s favorite sundaes combined into one. Here, it’s all fun and food that’s perfect for the whole family.

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