The Tinker’s Son

kid-friendly restaurant reviews: 5 spork rating

Spork Rating:  5


The Details:

  • Neighborhood: South Shore (Norwell)
  • Cuisine: (Comfort)
  • Price:  Affordable.  Appetizers $8-15, entrees $10-22.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10:30-1am, Sun 10am-1am
  • Reservations:  No.
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Infants, toddlers, kids

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Named after a poem authored by the owner’s father (who also owns Galley in Scituate and Bia Bistro in Cohasset), The Tinker’s Son is a well-loved kid-friendly restaurant in Norwell’s historic and adorable town center. Stop in any night of the week and you’ll find families, locals, and pub goers old and young all enjoying the cozy, friendly, Irish pub atmosphere and tasty fare. With live music 6 nights a week, this spot not only turns out tasty grub, but a great vibe that any family will love. With 3 dining areas, families can sit in the main pub area, or in two additional dining areas–all with enough space for the everyone to settle in nicely.

family-friendly restaurant tip Need to get some wiggles out? Ask to be seated in the music stage dining room. When there’s not a band setting up, kiddies often jump up on the stage for impromptu dance parties, or just to enjoy the elevated view.


kid-friendly restaurant in NorwellThe best. This kid-friendly Norwell restaurant goes above and beyond, offering every amenity a family could ask for, from kiddie cups and smiles to a kid’s menu that doubles as a coloring sheet.

family-friendly restaurant tip Visiting for Sunday brunch? The Tinker’s Son allows the kiddos to get hands on experience with musical instruments, so junior can get down with a pint-sized jam session.

Main Menu:

Don’t let the pub and music vibe fool you–the grub here also draws a crowd. The Tinker’s Son offers Irish favorites, more upscale entrees and the usual pub favorites, all guaranteed to please diners of all ages. Favorites include:

  • Pork chop
  • Guinness-braised short ribs
  • Fish and chipskid-friendly restaurant in Norwell

family-friendly restaurant tip Going gluten-free? They’ve got a menu for that too.

Kid’s Menu:  

The kid’s menu has the usual suspects, alongside a healthier option of tasty grilled chicken. While the standard side is chips (a.k.a. fries), they can be substituted for raw veggies, mashed potatoes, veggie or the day or rice.

Nearby Attractions:  

  • South Shore Natural Science Center
  • Hornstra Farms and Ice Cream Stand
  • KidZone


  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Changing tables
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs
  • Parking
  • Kid’s menu

Getting There:

  • You’ll need a car to get here, but once you do, there is plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.