Family Favorites Readers’ Picks

Restaurant

 

Family Friendly

T.G.I. Friday's

multiple locations

"Every day is Friday."

 

Cheap Eats

McDonald's

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!"

 

Breakfast

Perkins
Family Restaurant and Bakery

multiple locations

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

 

Kids' Menu

Applebee's

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."

 

Bakery

Wuollet Bakery

multiple locations

"Purveyors of good taste since 1944."

 

Deli

Byerly's

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

Minneapolis

(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

Multi-Media

"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

KTCA

(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

www.family.com

"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.

Edina

(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

Kincaid's

8400 Normandale Lake Blvd.

Bloomington

(612) 921-2255

"Steak, Chop & Fish House"

 

Bed & Breakfast

St. James Hotel

406 Main St.

Red Wing

(651) 388-2846

 

Bank

Norwest

multiple locations

"Banking to the Nth degree"

 

Place to Buy Your Family Vehicle

Walser

multiple locations

Family Clothing Store

Clothing

 

Target Stores

multiple locations

 

Infant/Toddler Clothes

The Gap

multiple locations

"Fall into the Gap"

 

School-Age Clothes

Old Navy

multiple locations

1-800-OLD-NAVY

"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

Minnetonka

and

Mall of America

Bloomington

 

Adult Consignment

Nu Look Consignment

4956 Penn Ave. S.

Minneapolis

(612) 925-0806

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

 

Kids' Consignment

Once Upon A Child

multiple locations

"Kids' stuff with previous experience"

Museum

Entertainment

 

Minnesota
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.

Minneapolis

(612) 874-0400

 

Family Event/Festival

Minnesota State Fair

State Fairgrounds

St. Paul

"The ultimate in summer family fun"

 

Playground/Park

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

YMCA

(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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