Family friendly restaurants in Whistler

When you travel with kids, finding family friendly restaurants is a must. Often that means having to sacrifice a bit your taste buds for the greater good. Thankfully, that’s not the case in Whistler as the choices are seemingly endless! There are plenty of great family friendly restaurants in Whistler with delicious meals and gourmet ingredients who will happily cater to your little ones. World class dining and exceptional service are staples of the local restaurant culture. To give you an idea of what’s out there, here are some of the best family friendly restaurants in Whistler


Located in Creekside, this is not your average pizza joint! The delicious wood fired pizza is cooked in a rustic hand made clay oven for everyone to see, using local and organic ingredients. Creekbreads philosophy revolves around community, sustainability and bringing families together with their delicious food and the labour of love that goes into cooking it. The hippie vibes mixed with the upscale feel makes this restaurant an unforgettable dining experience that you and the kids are sure to enjoy.

Old Spaghetti Factory

What kid can say no to a delicious plate of spaghetti and meatballs…when it comes with ice cream! The old Spaghetti Factory in Whistler Village is undoubtedly the most family friendly restaurants in Whistler and its not hard to see why. Children under 10 can order from the kids menu and choose from a list of things even the pickiest of eaters are sure to love. Oh, and did we mention it comes with ice cream? Don’t worry Mom and Dad you’re covered too! With a delicious variety of pasta’s, salads and grill meats everyone will leave this iconic Whistler restaurant with a smile on their face!

Dusty’s Bar and BBQ

Whistler’s “original watering hole” Dustys offers up something for everyone with mouth watering BBQ, famed apres and a friendly atmosphere that welcomes all patrons, big or small. At Dustys, kids under 12 can enjoy a great children’s menu. This place is a throwback to the wild wild west and you’ll feel like a local amidst the chatter of secret stashes and who really got first chair…

Pasta Lupino

A local favourite, Pasta Lupino dishes out fresh handmade pasta that will melt in your mouth. All made in house using their authentic Italian pasta machines, you can watch the chefs make these delectable meals before your very eyes. Their mac and cheese is an especially delicious crowd pleaser, and a half portion kids menu will have everyone satisfied. The prices wont break your budget either, which means you can treat yourself to a little dessert after!

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

This charming Irish pub embraces tradition and gives an authentic taste of Ireland! Whether it be the steak and Guinness pies or the tasty bangers and mash, the food here is pure comfort. Kids can get in on these Irish favourites too, with an entire menu catering to them which includes a hearty, yet child sized, cottage pie! Come for breakfast too, as the Dubh Linn Gate opens early and serves up some of the best breakfast in town! Don’t forget the Irish coffee…

 Merlins Bar and Grill

Located right at the base of Blackcomb mountain, Merlins is a laid back mountain hangout and a great place to relax, one of the most family friendly restaurants in Whistler. Share a skier sized plate of nachos, put your feet up and enjoy the ski town vibes! Whats even better, is kids under 12 eat free here too! So bring the family, they’re most definitely welcome! Merlins serves lunch and dinner, and for the adults- come back after 8pm for the live music and great apres beer specials!


Everyone knows ice cream is the most important food group. That’s why Cows serves up some of the best ice cream in town! Pick from a creative variety of flavours or treat yourself to one of their creamy milkshakes or sundaes. They also have plenty of merchandise for the avid cow enthusiast, offering everything from cow key chains to cow sweaters. A visit to Whistler village isn’t complete without a visit to Cows. Your kids (and your sweet tooth) will thank you!

For an exhaustive list of restaurants, check our complete list of Whistler restaurants guide. If you are in search for a hearty breakfast, browse our Breakfast BLOG .