Spork Rating: 4
- Neighborhood: Charlestown, MA
- Cuisine: American Comfort Food
- Price: Affordable. Appetizers $5-$10, entrees $10-$20
- Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 1am. Sat and Sun brunch starting at 10am
- Reservations: Yes via phone and the restaurant’s website.
- Recommended For Dining With: Infants, Toddlers, Kids
Visiting The Warren Tavern is like taking a journey back in time to the Colonial ages. Established in 1780, history is teeming out of the walls of this dark, but cozy kid-friendly Charlestown restaurant. The creaky floors, wooden beams above and lace curtains provide a charming ambiance for visitors of all ages. There is a central bar area with a few televisions and two quieter side eating areas with tables. It is the perfect place to come alone and grab a pint of ale and watch a game or with your family to enjoy a burger or a more upscale lobster mac-and-cheese entrée.
Very good. This kid-friendly Charlestown restaurant works hard to make up for the amenities their tight quarters don’t allow for—such as a changing table—by offering just about everything else. Children are met with crayons and paper placemats for coloring, plastic cups with lids and straws are provided, and parents can entertain the whole family by reading everyone the history of the tavern (and America itself) from the menu.
The Tavern offers a wide variety of American comfort food favorites from New England Clam Chowder, Nachos and Hamburgers of all kinds to Fish and Chips and Lobster Mac-and-Cheese. Bonus—a great selection of large salads for the healthy eaters out there (or for those that don’t plan to walk it off on the Freedom Trail). Highlights from the menu include:
- Maine Crab Cakes
- Shephards Pie
- Lobster Mac-and-Cheese
- Beer Battered Onion Rings
- Tavern Burger
The Tavern offers a basic, but good kids menu with slider hamburgers, regular mac-and-cheese, French fries, fruit, and more.
- Bunker Hill Monument
- Bunker Hill Museum
- USS Constitution
- Freedom Trail
- Easy entrance/access for strollers
- Stroller storage
- High chairs
- Crayons and coloring placemats for the kids
- Street Parking
- Kid’s menu
- T accessible from:
- The Orange Line’s Community College and North Station stops (10-15 minute walk)
- The 92 and 93 bus routes
- Much like everything else in Charlestown, the best way to arrive is via car. There is ample street parking, especially if you come at off-hours.