Nearly every restaurant welcomes families these days, starting, most likely, with the one in your hotel. Cafes at sightseeing attractions are always a safe bet, and so are these:

Lebanese Taverna  -- Its location down the hill from the National Zoo and its kids menu of $6.50 items, each served with hummus, rice, carrots, and celery, make the Taverna attractive to Mom, Dad, and the whole caboodle. Around for 24 years, the Taverna is a favorite among locals.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries  -- Duh. Burgers. Fries. Hot dogs. Sodas. Grilled cheese. Indestructible environment. And the Guys are everywhere you turn. Last but not least, the price is right: Burgers are $4–$7, fries $2–$5.

Ted’s Bulletin  -- This boisterous, laid-back place in the Barracks Row section of Capitol Hill welcomes children of all ages with a retro menu of comfort food, like grilled cheese, Pop-Tarts, mac and cheese, and tomato soup. Breakfast is served all day, so that might decide things right there. Or how about this: thick and creamy milkshakes in awesome flavors like Oreo and Heath bar almond. There’s always a lot going on here, so you never have to worry about your children making too much noise. Prices: breakfast $9–$13, lunch $10–$15, dinner $14–$25. Milkshakes are $6.49 each.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.