The Salty Pig

kid-friendly restaurant review
Spork Rating: 3


  • Neighborhood: Back Bay/South End
  • Cuisine: American and Italian
  • Price: Affordable
  • Hours: 11:30am-midnight
  • Reservations: For parties more than 6, call 617-536-6200
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, Toddlers, Kids

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The Salty Pig is a casual restaurant and bar with an emphasis on charcuterie, located right on the border of Boston’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods. The tall ceilings and casual décor give it an industrial feel with a large, lively bar along with ample table seating and a large patio.

family-friendly restaurant tip Looking for a quieter ambience? Select indoor and outdoor tables offer a buffer from the activity and noise.


Pretty great. This kid-friendly welcomes the little ones with a smile. While they may not have a plethora of kid-friendly amenities, they are flexible and accommodating for families. Stroller parking is allowed tableside. There are no changing tables in the two large unisex bathrooms, so be prepared to get down to the diaper business with a changing pad and the floor.

Main Menu:

kid-friendly back bay and south end restaurantThis kid-friendly Back Bay restaurant emphasizes use of locally grown and seasonal ingredients and specializes in house-made meats and a wide variety of hand-selected cheeses that are combined to create personalized charcuterie boards. In addition to their central charcuterie menu, The Salty Pig’s bubbly stone-grilled pizzas can be customized to order. And, they offer handmade pastas and other Italian entrees as well.


  • Pizza Bianca
  • Polenta
  • Charcuterie (of course!)

Kid’s Menu:

There is no kids menu at The Salty Pig, but the menu provides flexibility in omitting ingredients or making substitutions. Some kid-friendly options include a margherita pizza and ravioli or pasta shells that can be topped with a simple red sauce. Bonus for the kid-sized appetite: pastas are available in half size portions.

kid-friendly back bay and south end restaurantNearby Attractions:

  • Newbury Street
  • Boston Public Library
  • Copley Square
  • Prudential Center and Copley Plaza
  • South End Historical District
  • Symphony Hall
  • Boston Ballet
  • Mary Baker Eddy Library/Christian Science Plaza


  • Highchairs
  • Stroller parking
  • T accessible

Getting There:

  • Located directly across the street from Back Bay Station and a few blocks from Copley Station, The Salty Pig is accessible by the Orange and Green lines, Commuter Rail and many buses.
  • Street meter parking is available, but this area is notoriously tough for parking. If you can’t find a spot, there’s garage parking next door