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Music City Roadhouse  - Good southern cooking, plenty of BBQ, everything is served family style and they have ridiculously low prices.  Kids under six eat free.  1050 30th Street, NW  (202) 337-4444

That's Amore - Good Italian food, served family style.  The prices seem more expensive than they are because one entree can serve up to four people, depending on their appetites.  5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW  (202) 237-7800

Generous George's Positive Pizza Palace - Generous George has been serving pizza for years and decided to expand into the pasta business too.  Inexpensive, lots of food andplenty of noise.  3006 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA (703)370-4303 or 7031 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA (703)941-9600

Rainforest Cafe - This is a nationwide chain but if you haven't been, it is definitely worth the trip.  The food is pretty good but you go for the atmosphere - your kids will love the wild animals, the thunderstorms and the forest itself.  Moderately priced.  Located inside Tyson's Corner Mall, Tyson's Corner, VA  (703)821-1900

Cheesecake Factory - This place serves a full menu, good food, enormous portions and has a fun atmosphere.  But you must save room for the cheesecake (my favorite is the White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle)!  Non cheesecake lovers, don't despair, try the Strawberry Shortcake.  Wow.  There is almost always a long wait to get in, but don't despair, you can get carryout!  5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, (202) 364-0500

Marrakesh - An unusual experience - not the best place for very young children but ages 10 and up will feel like they have entered a foreign land.  It begins with entering the restaurant.  You knock on a giant door and a little window slides open, just like at Rick's Place in Casablanca.   The food is Moroccan but not outlandish.  Dinner will take about three hours - and there is a belly dancer in the middle of it.  Kids will enjoy the fact that you eat all courses with your hands, no utensils will be offered!  Moderately priced.  Reservations recommended.  617 New York Avenue, NW, (202) 393-9393

Tony Cheng's Mongolian BBQ - As much fun as it is good food.  You collect a bowl full of raw food - vegetables, meats, seafood, sauces and spices and then they cook it up on a grill that is about five feet in diameter.  Yummy bread too. Moderately priced.  Open Monday - Saturday for  lunch and dinner, Sunday for Dim Sum and dinner. 619 H Street, NW (in Chinatown) 202-842-8669

DC DUCKS
See DC on land and water! 90 minutes of great fun for the whole family.
$27 for adults
$14 for kids


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