Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a great destination for families, and there are a good number of affordable and quality family restaurants there. While Bucks County in general offers everything from romantic getaways to a place for offsite corporate retreats, the Heritage Region area does a great job of catering to families, particularly with young children. And as I, or along with anybody with young children can tell you, we’re usually not that interested in finding fine dining, but want reasonably priced food that is prepared well.
While my wife and I have visited Bucks County more for romantic weekend getaways, we have also brought the whole tribe there, specifically to the Heritage Region, and had a great time.
The following are the four best family restaurants in the Heritage Region of Bucks County.
Angelo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
441 Second Street
Angelo’s looks more like a fine Italian dining establishment than it does a family restaurant, but looks can be deceiving. Though the food is very good, and certainly is a good selection with or without children, it is a place that clearly caters to families and provides an enjoyable experience for children and adults alike. It makes sense that it does, given that it’s been a family owned and operated Heritage region favorite since 1977. Particularly for children, the pizza is a highlight here, but it is much more than a pizza place. The sauces and pasta dishes are delicious and the meat entrees, including veal, chicken and fish, are excellent and very moderately priced, with meals generally under $20.
Alcohol is not served at Angelo’s, though you can bring your own, and it is a non-smoking establishment.
3605 Horizon Boulevard
In many ways, Red Robin is the perfect family restaurant, as it offers a laid back and fun atmosphere with great entrees, burgers, salads, appetizers and desserts. There’s certainly a lot for the kids, with games and features such as ‘bottomless steak fries’. While most adults would probably be advised to stay away from anything that has “bottomless” and “steak fries” in the same name, there is something for the adults as well, with Red Robin’s “Mad Mixology” approach to adult beverages, which features a wide array of imaginative drink names and types. Smoking is allowed in designated areas.
Fear not, though, there are some reasonably healthy alternatives here, as the menu does offer lower cal and lower fat options.
1545 Street Road
A slightly more formal and slightly more grown up place than Red Robin, the Heritage Region’s Texas Roadhouse is nonetheless a lot of fun and very family friendly.
The steak is the staple here, of course, and is dollar for dollar about as good as you’ll ever find. The breads, appetizers and sides are all homemade and fresh.
While I don’t think anybody will walk away thinking this is the best food that they have ever had, it’s solid and affordable, and, as the clincher, the staff performs a line dance every hour. Make sure not to miss it. It’s not unheard of that a few of the guests will join in, perhaps after a cocktail or two, but the place never gets too rowdy for families and children. Smoking is allowed in designated sections.
Old Country Buffet
1847 Street Road
Old Country Buffet offers all the standard ‘family restaurant’ fare that you’d expect; with over 200 items to select from, you’ll probably take a few more minutes at the buffet than you’d otherwise expect to, but it’s worth it from a quality and pricing perspective.
Now, clearly, any place with ‘buffet’ in the name does not aspire to be a fine dining establishment, but it Old Country Buffet is consistently of good quality. The most memorable part? Children eat for $0.55 for each year of their age up to 12 years old. I’m not sure how a February 29th birthday would be priced out, but either way, it’s a great deal and one of the most convenient and affordable family restaurants in the Heritage region of Bucks County.
So, if you are visiting the Heritage Region of Bucks County, and have a family, these are all great options for a family meal.