Galley Kitchen & Bar

kid-friendly restaurant

Spork Rating:  4


The Details:

  • Neighborhood: South Shore/Scituate
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Small Plates
  • Price: Affordable.  Appetizers $6-15, entrees $10-20
  • Hours: Open daily 11am-10pm or later. Saturday and Sunday brunch.
  • Reservations:  No. First come, first served.
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Infants, toddlers, kids
kid-friendly south shore restaurant


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Galley may be a relative newcomer to Scituate Harbor, but the owners have been part of the South Shore restaurant scene for quite some time with sister establishments Bia Bistro in Cohasset and The Tinker’s Son in Norwell. Flanked by large raw bar on one side and a jumping bar on the other, the interior of this kid-friendly South Shore restaurant combines nautical and industrial flair, resulting in a cozy but vibrant atmosphere overlooking Scituate’s Front Street. A great destination any time of year, Galley’s dining room really shines in the summer when the large windows open up to the street and invite the sea air inside.

family-friendly restaurant tip The dining room is small, with a mix of high top and regular tables. If you need a high chair, make sure to specify that you’ll need a regular table.

kid-friendly south shore restaurant

The Galley’s Raw Bar


Really great. They may be missing some of the core kid-friendly amenities and bonus items, but the staff–from servers to oyster shuckers–welcome the kiddos.

family-friendly restaurant tip During quiet times, the little guys may want to watch the oyster shuckers at work at the raw bar.

Main Menu:

This kid-friendly South Shore restaurant focuses on small plates and a great raw bar featuring local seafood–especially oysters. Both seafood lovers and landlubbers alike are sure to find something on the varied menu. Can’t decide what to get? When in doubt, order several items and share with the table. Favorites include:

kid-friendly south shore restaurant

Seasonal Small Plates

  • Anything oysters
  • Build your own charcuterie plate
  • Sliders (variations vary)
  • Flatbreads

Kid’s Menu:  

There’s no kid’s menu at Galley, but small plates are naturally portioned for junior. The flatbreads are a great size for one (very) hungry kid, or can be split, sliders are perfect for little hands, and the kitchen can often make others items upon request–just ask your server what’s doable that day.

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Scituate Harbor and beaches
  • Scituate Lighthouse
  • Mill Wharf Cinemas
  • Widow’s Walk Golf Course


  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs

Getting There:

  • Street parking is available on Front Street, adjacent roads, and a large public lot across the street/along the harbor.