Family Friendly Dining in Whistler
There are a lot of dining options in Whistler. There are also a lot of bars. Not all may be the best place for your to bring your exhausted kids after a long day of excitement on the mountain. Here are 4 places we checked out during our trip. The top 3 we will definitely be visiting again.
- Located in the Summit Lodge, 106-4359 Main Street, Whistler
- Lunch: Tuesday-Thursday 12 to 2:30pm, Dinner nightly from 5pm
- Take-out available
A great sushi restaurant that is extremely kid friendly, even after 7pm. Our waiter made Dek his own kid-friendly chopsticks and food came out quickly for our very tired little man. The menu had a nice variety of cooked and raw food. This is especially important to me as I am staying away from the raw fish while pregnant. I hate being relegated to a boring cucumber roll. My favorite was the Cupcake Roll- avocado, sweet potato tempura roll topped with spicy mayo and edamame. A popular choice on the menu was the Kani Blossoms- fresh Alaskan King Crab wrapped nigiri style in ahi tuna. I’ll have to go back to give that one a try. The wait can be long on the weekends, so make sure you get there early to put your name in. Go for a walk to entertain the kids while you wait.
- Located at 121-4368 Main Street, Whistler (around the corner from Sachi Sushi)
- Open 7 days a week, 11am to 9pm
- Take-out available
This little Italian restaurant makes for a great lunch or take-out dinner. We got confused on the night we went and ordered at the counter and then found ourselves an empty seat. We were supposed to find a seat and then wait for a waitress to take our order. We didn’t seem to be the only ones that were confused though. It actually ended up saving us a nice chunk of change. If we had done the full meal service, we would have been given the same meal we ordered at the counter, but with a salad and bread basket for $7 more per person. The pasta and sauce were pretty generic, but it did the job. Dek ate his fill, which is always a thumbs up with us.
- Located at 116-4368 Main Street, Whistler (behind the Market Place IGA)
- Open daily from 8am to 10:30pm
- Take-out available
This was by far our favorite spot to eat in Whistler Village. The wait staff was welcoming and efficient. They remembered us each time we came in. The food was the perfect balance of flavors. The atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. I highly recommend the Oh! Berries crepe and French onion soup on your visit. I can’t wait to go back to try the fondue. Dek had plenty to choose from off the adult or the kids menu and he even picked up a little French while waiting for his meal. For more on our visits to this crepe shop, check out Get Cozy with a Crepe in Whistler.
The BrewHouse at Whistler
- Located at 3455 Blackcomb Way (near the Fire Hall)
- Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-Midnight and Friday-Saturday 11:30am-1am
- Reservations are available
We ate here on our last night. It was a bizarre hodge-podge of a menu. The food was so-so. The hummus platter was scrumptious but my burger was only average, if that. Mike got a Carne Patatas, which was basically beef brisket with mushrooms and onion gravy over fries. Not his favorite meal of the trip. Our server was fantastic though. She supplied crayons and paper to entertain Dek. The restaurant also had a train that looped around the ceiling of the first floor of the restaurant. This was a huge hit with Dek as he was already past his bedtime by the time we ate. There was plenty of seating, so there was no wait on a Monday night. You can make reservations by phone or online if you want to be guaranteed a spot on the weekends.
Other spots recommended by frequent visitors:
- Caramba features Mediterranean influenced food,
- 12-4314 Main Street. Town Plaza (beside the Delta Suites Hotel)
- Elements Urban Tapas Parlour
- 4359 Main Street
- Great for breakfast with kids, may be a bit fancy for dinner with little ones
- Araxi features Canadian mountain cuisine.
- 4222 Village Square, Whistler
- Go early if you bring the kids. It’s a bit fancy.
- Creekbread features natural pizza baked in a wood fired oven
- 2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler (just off HWY 99 in Whistler Creekside)
Do you have a favorite kid-friendly spot in Whistler?