Dinosaur RidgeGolden is an ideal spot for nearby family fun. The city is home to dinosaurs (Dinosaur Ridge), trains (Colorado Railroad Museum), cowboys (Buffalo Bill’s Museum & Grave), a history park with log cabin, one-room schoolhouse and a chicken coop where you can feed chickens (Golden History Park). There’s even a collection of whimsical and tiny art to discover on the city’s Itty Bitty Art tour. With all these awesome adventures, you and your family are sure to work up an appetite!

Thankfully, when it comes to kid-approved fare, Golden has plenty of options. Some favorites include:

  • Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza has been Golden’s top pizza spot for 20+ years. The Pizza Soup & Salad Bar is a sure crowd pleaser. 
  • D’Deli offers an adorable “kid’s meal,” a sandwich, chips and a drink, all cleverly packaged in a bright plastic sandbox bucket, complete with shovel.Woody's Wood Fired Pizza
  • Bob’s Atomic Burgers has some of the region’s best burgers which you can customize with lots of delicious toppings. 
  • Kona Bowls features healthier - but no less delicious - options to consider, including Hawaiian specialities, fruit smoothies, and acai as well as poke bowls. 
  • Morris & Mae is Golden’s newest food hall and offers tacos, sammies and most notable for kids, Mac Nation Cafe, with a variety of mac & cheese offerings. 
  • Atomic Cowboy is home of Denver Biscuit Company and Fat Sully’s Pizza and there are several kid-friendly meals sure to satisfy, as well as a walk-up pizza window for families on the go. 
  • Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse is located in the heart of downtown Golden and was the original capitol building in Colorado. It has all of the kid favorites from chicken strips to burgers or quesadillas and the environment is very family-friendly. 
  • The Golden Mill serves up everything from tacos to chicken tenders. And for those craving a bit of outdoor time, the sprawling courtyard provides ample space for little ones to play and parents to relax.

Kids eating ice cream on The Golden Mill outdoor patioThese are just a sampling of the many kid-friendly Golden restaurants to consider. And, remember, there’s no better way to end your Golden day than with a treat. Stop into one of Golden’s ice cream parlors or yogurt shops for a scoop to enjoy with your favorite little person. 

For more kid-friendly things to do, check out our Top 10 Things to do with Kids.