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Kid-Friendly Dining in Whistler

December 23, 2015 by Pina Belperio

After a long day on the mountain, it’s good to know that the entire family can dine and unwind together at one of Whistler’s many kid-friendly restaurants.


GLC GLC (Garibaldi Lift Co.) World-renowned as “the” place to après, the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) is located above the Whistler Gondola building, overlooking skiers cruising down Whistler Mountain. Order their signature (and massive) Nachos plate, or their kids flatbread with three cheeses or pepperoni. Kid-friendly until 8pm.
Dustys Dusty’s Bar & Grill Nestled at the base of Whistler Creekside, Dusty’s Bar and BBQ resembles a classic western ski lodge with its wood-beams and cozy fireside. Dusty’s offers mouthwatering BBQ ribs, a kick-ass Caesar, and a legendary après, with rockin’ live shows. Kids welcome until 8pm.
FB_Merlins Merlin’s Bar & Grill Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler’s Upper Village, Merlin’s is a longtime local fave. Savour the mountain-high nachos, kids’ mini 5 star Pork Barbacoa, cheese pizza and chicken fingers. Kid-friendly until 8pm.


21Steps 21 Steps is a casual restaurant committed to yummy modern comfort food and generous portions. Enjoy tapas style dinners, mouth-watering appetizers, full entrée dishes and signature cocktails for the adults. Gluten-free options.
The Brewhouse Whistler The Brewhouse is both a pub and a restaurant. The cuisine offers an appetizing kid-approved menu of barbecue and rotisserie classics, with exceptional pizza and pasta options. The availability of five on-tap beers will sell The Brewhouse to the adults. Located adjacent to the Whistler Olympic Plaza and outdoor skating rink.
Caramba Restaurante Caramba! Restaurante Wood fired pizza, rotisserie, pasta and seafood are prepared in a traditional Mediterranean style. Comfortable and lively surroundings are ideal for families. Kids can splurge on spaghetti and meatballs, cheese pizza, and ice cream.
Creekbread Creekbread This Creekside eatery offers natural pizzas baked in a primitive wood-fired oven. A stress-free option for families staying in Creekside. Kids will be enthralled by Creekbread’s giant wood-fired pizza ovens and pizza-tossing chefs. Stroller friendly.
Crepe Montagne Crepe-Montagne This authentic french creperie is the place to go for savoury meat or seafood crêpes, cheese fondues and Swiss Raclette. The décor and atmosphere is homey and comfortable and reminiscent of France.
Earls Earls has it all from pastas and stir-frys to steak and seafood with a casual West Coast vibe. Kids’ options include Asian noodles and rice bowls, burgers, Dynamite prawn rolls and salads, with the Sticky Toffee Chocolate Pudding for dessert.
Milestones Milestones An inviting atmosphere with some of Whistler’s best views. Offers familiar food with a twist! Kids can dine on mini burgers, chicken fingers and grilled cheese. No meal is complete without a mini cookie topped with ice cream!
Pizzeria Antico Pizzeria Antico This pizzeria is taking pizza back to its old school Italian roots with wood-fired fornos. This rustic casual restaurant offers delicious Neapolitan style pizza, fresh pastas, salads and a large craft beer selection.
Sushi Village Sushi Village Known for its vibrant atmosphere, terrific sushi, and legendary sake margaritas, Sushi Village just celebrated its 30th anniversary! A great social experience for the entire family. Hot dishes include noodles, tofu, teriyaki seafood, steak and chicken. Kids can enjoy virgin strawberry margaritas and beginner chopsticks.
Tandoori Grill Tandoori Grill One of BC’s finest Indian restaurants. Their signature dishes are prepared using a charcoal-based clay “Tandoor” oven, a favoured technique of India’s Moghul kings. Enjoy samosas, pakoras, butter chicken, prawn vindaloos and fresh naan bread and rotis.
Teppan Village Teppan Village Japanese-style steak and seafood restaurant where teppan-yaki chefs entertain guests with a dazzling display of chopping, seasoning, fire and juggling right at your table. Whether you’re a seafood lover or enjoy a good steak, the highly trained staff will make your authentic Japanese meal a feast for both your eyes and your stomach.
Keg Whistler The Keg – best known for its steaks, The Keg offers quality good food served in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Kids can choose from the Keg’s mini burgers, sirloin steak, vegetable tacos or BBQ grilled chicken.

Sweet Treats

 COWS For the sweet tooth in the group, make a stop at COWS, a delicious ice cream joint that hails from Prince Edward Island. Flavours include Gooey Mooey, Messie Bessie & Cowrispy Crunch – all served in a handmade waffle cone.
 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory offers Whistler’s finest chocolate such as their chocolate clusters, moguls, truffles, caramel toffee or bark all mixed with roasted nuts or candy. Bet you can’t resist the ‘Monster Apple’ topped with caramel, chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. Yumm!
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