Looking for some recommendations on great family friendly restaurants in Metuchen NJ? We've done the research for you! Here are ten great places where you and your family can order a delicious home cooked meal without the prep and the mess!

1. La Rosa Chicken and Grill

La Rosa Chicken and Grill is one of the best chicken restaurants in Metuchen NJ! Known for their crispy, grilled and roasted chicken entrees, the restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients. All side dishes and sauces are made fresh, and there are lighter options like soups and salads. Kids' meals are served with one side, a slice of cornbread and a drink. Don't forget to pick up a rotisserie chicken on your way home!

2. Wood Stack Pizza + Kitchen

With a casual atmosphere and seasonal menus, Wood Stack Pizza + Kitchen has a great selection of fresh breads, pizzas and pastas. Gluten-free options are available as well, and Sunday brunches can accommodate large groups. Dining is available both indoors and outdoors.

3. Hatch44 Cafe

Want more creative dishes to choose from? Hatch44 Cafe is the perfect option! Choose from a variety of egg dishes, freshly baked pizzas and other griddle favorites. The restaurant also has seasonal dishes and tasty mocktails, most of which are natural and organic.

4. Metuchen Diner

Metuchen Diner is a cozy, casual diner that serves American classics like reubens, meatloaf and chicken parmesan. They have an extensive menu where even the pickiest eaters can find something to order! Not hungry for a full meal? Visit Metuchen Diner for a slice of pie or ice cream instead.

5. Hailey's Harp and Pub

When the family asks for classic fare at a local Irish pub, put Hailey's Harp and Pub on the list! You can order classics like shepherd's pie, corned beef and soda bread. The Irish pub also has Sunday brunch and Family Night takeout packages that include three entrees and two appetizers.

6. Lotsa Balls

Lotsa Balls has always appealed to New Jersey Italians, so if you haven't given it a try yet, now is the time to do so! Open every day but Monday, the Italian restaurant specializes in Italian dishes like meatballs, sandwiches, salads and mini balls (mac and cheese, veggie risotto, buffalo chicken, etc.) all while carrying a sports theme. Family style menus are available as well.

7. Brewed Awakening

Even though it's often associated with breakfast, Brewed Awakening has a lunch and dinner menu, too. Plus, breakfast is served ALL day. A kids' menu is available and there are healthy dishes that include salads, egg whites and multigrain breads. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere while sipping on freshly brewed coffee.

8. Pink Lotus Restaurant

We had to throw a Chinese restaurant into the mix! Pink Lotus is simply one of the best in the area. Dine in or order takeout - you won't be disappointed either way. Adults enjoy the Cantonese-style dishes, while kids tend to prefer the plain options like noodles, fried rice and steamed veggies.

9. The Brown Stone

The Brown Stone is a great place to meet for lunch or dinner with the family. There are tasty flatbreads, sandwiches and wraps, soups and salads and more. Kids have their own menu to choose from and they all include ice cream, giving parents a few more minutes to enjoy their dinner and cocktail.

10. Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

When you're craving street tacos or cheesy enchiladas, Mariachi Mexican Restaurant will satisfy your cravings. Kids' meals are available and include tacos, quesadillas and chicken fingers. All dishes use the freshest ingredients from Mexico, and you can enjoy colorful murals and cozy seating when dining in with the family.

Whether you're visiting Metuchen or live in the area, these family friendly restaurants will surely please all appetites!

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