kid-friendly restaurants in whistler

Top Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Whistler, Canada

You won’t be surprised to hear that Whistler isn’t known as a “foodie” destination.

It’s where serious people go for extreme skiing, snowboarding and well, any other snow related sport.

As islanders, unless we go to Maunakea on Big Island in the winter time, snow is not something I’m used to seeing much of. But, I want it to be different for my kids, which is why my husband and I pick a winter ski destination at least once or twice every year. The kids have gone skiing in Japan which they enjoyed, but for some reason we always keep coming back to Whistler.

Why Whistler, Blackcomb?

Read our in-depth post on why you should spend your winter ski vacation in Whistler Blackcomb.

Where to Stay in Whistler

Every time we visit Whistler, we pick a new accommodation to stay at, so we can get a feel for the place, and of course recommend a larger selection of places to suit every budget.

High End Whistler Hotel: Four Seasons Whistler

On one of our trips, we splurged and stayed at Four Seasons Whistler and oh boy, did we get to indulge. We appreciate the attention to detail that the hotel provides, and in the winter time, the kids absolutely loved coming from the slopes and roasting s’mores at the fire pit and drinking some hot chocolate.

Other recommendations: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Westin Resort & Spa Whistler

Mid-Range Whistler Hotel: Aava Whistler Hotel

The Aava Whistler Hotel is located just minutes away from Whistler Stroll in the heart of the charming Whistler Village. The location is very convenient and you’re able to get up in the mornings and walk over to the ski lifts. They have junior suites and if you’re a larger family traveling together, two bedroom suites to suit your travel needs.

Other recommendations: Summit Lodge, Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

Budget Whistler Accommodations

In the past we’ve used Airbnb (click here to get $20 off your first booking) which gives us the opportunity to go to the grocery store and cook our own meals. It’s a great option if you’re on a budget.

Other budget hotel recommendations: Blackcomb Lodge, Whistler Village Inn & Suites, Coast Blackcomb Suites

Here are even more hotels in Whistler Blackcomb

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Whistler

After a long day of “shredding” you can bet every single restaurant in the city is packed with hungry guests. During our visit in 2013, it was hard to find a restaurant that served us a memorable meal. And on top of that, dining out is not cheap. A basic dinner entrée can run you up to $30 and a kids meal at $15…that’s expensive!

But, don’t fret!

Now that we keep coming back frequently, one of the things we like to do on top of skiing is trying out kid-friendly restaurants in Whistler. So here’s our list of restaurants where you’ll find great value for your money and, at the same time, a great delicious meal.

kid-friendly restaurants in whistler
Where, oh where, do we eat?!

We’ve broken down the dining scene into two categories:

Lou Lou & Jaf’s Favorites and Visitor Favorites

Whichever you choose, you can count on a fun, family Whistler dining experience.

Lou Lou & Jaf’s Favorites

  1. Creekbread

    Has some of the best pizza in Whistler, it features a wood-fired oven, organic dough and ethical ingredients. The restaurant is spacious, parking is free and families are made to feel at home.

  2. Pure Bread Bakery

    The best chocolate croissants in the city! So many yummy choices you may just have to visit more than once!

  3. Samurai Sushi

    Offers 2 locations both outside the Village, one in Creekside and one by Nestor’s grocery store.

  4. Caramba

    Known for their Calamari a la Plancha and wood fired pizzas.

  5. Pasta Lupino

    Freshly made pasta and ravioli made in-house. A local’s favorite for dine-in or takeout.

  6. Peaked Pies

    Experience the traditional Aussie Meat Pie which you can top with mashed potatoes and mushy peas.

  7. Splitz Grill

    Some of the best burgers in town! Trust us.

  8. Wild Wood Pacific Bistro

    A favorite among local’s for breakfast.

  9. Zogs Dogs

    Great place for a quick snack featuring hot dogs and poutine. Jaf LOVES this place because of the poutine.

  10. Gone Bakery

    Locally owned and operated, Gone is a favorite spot of locals looking for quick, fresh, healthy meals or a relaxing coffee with friends. Their selection of soups and locally made breads are popular at lunch.

Visitor’s Favoriteskid-friendly restaurants in whistler

  1. Portobello

    If you are in the Upper Village, in the Fairmont Chateau – Whistler also offers a great selection of baked goods and made to order sandwiches and soups for lunch.

  2. Pizzeria Antico

    Taking pizza back to old school Italian roots, Pizzeria Antico offer a rustic casual setting and offers delicious Neapolitan style pizza, fresh pastas, crisp salads.

  3. Ingrids

    Has been serving freshly made soups, salads, burgers, veggie burgers, made to order sandwiches, wraps and lots more home cooked goodies for over 20 years.

  4. El Furniture Warehouse

    $4.95 All Food All Day! There’s not much more we can say!

  5. The Spaghetti Factory

    Casual pasta restaurant where all entrees come with a green salad, sourdough bread, coffee or tea and spumoni ice cream at no additional charge.

  6. Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

    Come for the genuine Irish cheer, delicious pub fare including hearty breakfasts, live music and good times.

  7. The Brewhouse

    An appetizing mix of barbeque and rotisserie classics and exceptional pizzas made from scratch.

  8. Sushi to Go

    Located in the Whistler Visitor Information Centre, it’s great for a quick bite or lunch stop.

Another great option for families is Whistler Dine In. Whistler Dine In, allows you to order from a selection of Whistler Restaurants and have your dinner delivered, so you can enjoy a restaurant meal from the comfort of your vacation home or hotel room.

Have you been to Whistler before? Is there a restaurant we’ve missed that is kid-friendly? Let us know in the comments below!

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