Find restaurants the whole family can enjoy

Head to Middleton this season for food that will fit every appetite, from a burger and fries at a classic diner to quick bites to grab and go. So what’s the top family-friendly fare you’ll find here? Read on to find out.

Middleton favorites

Locals and visitors alike rave about some of Middleton’s most iconic restaurants and eateries. Cozy up together in a booth at Hubbard Avenue Diner, where you’ll find hearty helpings of comfort food like breakfast scramblers, buttermilk pancakes, classic burgers and mac & cheese. And you’d be foolish not to try one of Hubbard’s famous pies (or pie tacos).

Another great spot to bring the family is The Nitty Gritty, the noted birthday-and-burger bar that’s been serving Middleton residents and visitors for more than 15 years. Bring your kid on their birthday, and they’ll receive free soda and a commemorative mug to take home.

Quick bites

If you’re in Middleton for a sports tournament or other event and running on a tight schedule, don’t worry—there are plenty of grab-and-go places to find something filling. Need a winter warm-up? Head to Zoup to sample one of their dozens of varieties of soups, sandwiches and salads. Grab a slice (or a whole pie) to go at The Roman Candle, place a takeout order at Taigu Chinese Restaurant or pick up a sandwich or some homemade pasta at Gino’s Italian Deli.

Something for the sweet tooth

‘Tis the season for sweets, and Middleton has a lot of great offerings in that department. A Madison-area institution, Clasen’s European Bakery crafts handmade chocolates, pastries, cookie and authentic European desserts. Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream is home to tons of tasty flavors, and a trip to Hurts Donut is the perfect way to start your day.


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