1 Rte. 15, Augusta
Travel back to the days of sock hops and doo-wop at this retro drive-in diner, where kids’ meals are served in vintage replicas of cars made out of cardboard (just try to keep your crew from taking them home!). Plus, this family-owned spot is a classic car-lover’s heaven. Collectors show off their vintage vehicles in the parking lot on weekends while a DJ cranks classic tunes. And the menu is packed with good, old-fashioned diner faves like burgers, dogs, ice cream sodas and milkshakes!
Chimney Rock Inn
Known for its thin-crust pizza and juicy burgers, this NJ mainstay also has a huge kids’ menu, including popular options like chicken tacos and turkey burgers. There are plenty of gluten-free choices for kids with sensitivities, too. And don’t forget to read about the heartbreaking love story that gave this spot its name in the late 1800s.
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