Family Favorites Readersí Picks



Family Friendly

T.G.I. Friday's

multiple locations

"Every day is Friday."


Cheap Eats


multiple locations

"Kids love McDonald's!
Kids rate McDonald's 'Most Favorite'
year after year."

Best Pizza

Pizza Hut

multiple locations

(651) 488-8888

"Pizza Hut pizza is a great-tasting food
the whole family can agree on.
We offer dine-in, carryout and delivery.
Pizza Hut pizza is fun to eat!"



Family Restaurant and Bakery

multiple locations

"There's always something new
cooking at Perkins."


Kids' Menu


multiple locations

"Neighborhood Grill & Bar"


Bagel Shop

Bruegger's Fresh Bagel Bakery

34 locations in the Twin Cities

"A wholesome staple for the home
and office, Bruegger's offers the highest quality, most authentic bagels available
in the Twin Cities."

Ice Cream Shop

Dairy Queen

multiple locations

(612) 830-0204

"Visiting a Dairy Queen store is a family tradition. People grow up going to our stores and pass that tradition on to their own kids."



Wuollet Bakery

multiple locations

"Purveyors of good taste since 1944."




10 metro locations plus St. Cloud

"Being a Family Favorite means attention to details--it's making life a little easier, and shopping a little more fun."


Health Food Store/Co-op

The Wedge

South of the Franklin-Lyndale intersection


(612) 871-3993

"For 25 years we've been a great place to come for food you know is fresh, delicious, and safe to feed your family. We offer the best in quality and we buy from local producers whenever possible. As a cooperative, we're a business that believes in community. Everyone is welcome to shop here and taste the co-op difference!"

Grocery Store


Cub Foods

multiple locations


"Low-Price Leader"

Overall Family Bookstore

Barnes & Noble

multiple locations

"Families love our stores because we
provide a comfortable setting in which
to explore the world of books together
as a family. In addition to offering the
greatest selection of books for every
member of the family, we also create
exciting, fun-filled activities and appearances by everyone from nationally
touring children's authors to the
author down the street."

Children's Books

The Red Balloon Bookshop

St. Paul

(651) 224-8320

"Children's Books, Etc."


Family TV Station


(Channel 2)

"Is it because Channel 2 is the only station whose bottom line is the enrichment of children's lives? Or that it's the number one television resource in Minnesota classrooms? Whatever the reason, it's nice to know Minnesota Parent readers appreciate what we work hard to do every day."


Radio Station

Radio Disney
(1440 AM)

"We're all ears"


Video Rental Store

Blockbuster Video

multiple locations

"Go home happy"


CD Store

Sam Goody

multiple locations

"Goody got it"


Family Web site

"A great family resource that includes local calendar information from your favorite local parenting publication, Minnesota Parent."

Just for Mom & Dad

Beauty Salon/Spa

Juut Salonspa
(formerly known as the Horst salon)

6809 York Ave. S.


(612) 925-4343

"Excellent services that nurture and replenish people. Phenomenal staff that truly cares about the customer, the environment, and one another!"

Restaurant for Romance


8400 Normandale Lake Blvd.


(612) 921-2255

"Steak, Chop & Fish House"


Bed & Breakfast

St. James Hotel

406 Main St.

Red Wing

(651) 388-2846




multiple locations

"Banking to the Nth degree"


Place to Buy Your Family Vehicle


multiple locations

Family Clothing Store



Target Stores

multiple locations


Infant/Toddler Clothes

The Gap

multiple locations

"Fall into the Gap"


School-Age Clothes

Old Navy

multiple locations


"Thanks for voting us a Family Favorite!
Old Navy has great clothes at great prices for adults, kids, and baby. Old Navy makes shopping for the whole family fun and easy.
Call for the store nearest you."


Children's Shoes

Stride Rite

multiple locations

"Give them the best"


Maternity Clothes

Motherhood Maternity

Ridgedale Mall



Mall of America



Adult Consignment

Nu Look Consignment

4956 Penn Ave. S.


(612) 925-0806

"Women's, children's, and maternity Fashions"


Kids' Consignment

Once Upon A Child

multiple locations

"Kids' stuff with previous experience"




Children's Museum

10 West Seventh St.

Seventh & Wabasha

Downtown St. Paul

(612) 225-6000

"Minnesota Children's Museum is at the heart of where fun meets learning. It's where kids can touch, climb, push, pull, and press it all! Children ages six months through ten years and their adult guests can explore six galleries packed with
extraordinary hands-on adventures."


Live Theater

The Children's Theatre Company

2400 Third Avenue S.


(612) 874-0400


Family Event/Festival

Minnesota State Fair

State Fairgrounds

St. Paul

"The ultimate in summer family fun"



Como Zoo/Park

St. Paul


Local Kids' Entertainers

Teddy Bear Band

"You're in the show!"

(612) 861-3570


Apple Orchard/Farm

Emma Krumbee's

Belle Plain

(612) 873-3006

"Home of Emma Krumbee's Restaurant, Bakery, Orchard and year-round family fun"


Summer Camp/Program


(612) 292-4100 for the nearest location

"We build strong kids, strong families,
strong communities."


Minnesota Resort/Vacation Spot

Breezy Point Resort

Breezy Point

(218) 562-4204

"We sincerely care about our guests and employees. The effort from our CEO to our busboys has proven to be the secret of our success."


Children's Toy Store

Infant Toys

Babies "R" Us

multiple locations


Educational Toys

Creative Kidstuff

multiple locations

"Creative Kidstuff is a store full of wonder and excitement, and now also a national
mail-order catalog. At all of our stores you'll
discover thousands of imaginative playthings
to touch your child's heart, hands, and mind. Imaginative. Fun. Playful.
Endlessly and wildly creative."

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