The Most Fun Restaurants to Eat at in New York

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Searching for a list of the most fun restaurants in New York? You’ve reached the right place. New York has everything, doesn’t it? Every kind of venue, every kind of food, everything and anything you can imagine, you’ll find it in the city that never sleeps.

As such, you won’t be surprised that there are a lot of restaurants out there that focus more on the fun they can offer customers as opposed to the actual food that they provide. These are great for dates, but also if you are visiting with your family or simply want to try a restaurant that is unlike anywhere you have ever been. This article is going to discuss these restaurants in more detail and what they have to offer. 

Why Would You Go to One of These Restaurants? 

It may seem odd going to a restaurant that puts fun before food and you may be about to read this list wondering what the point is. The answer? It’s in the title. Because it’s fun!

There are lots of ways that you can overcome boredom, such as playing an online game or obtaining a new skill as suggested by Battle Royale With Cheese (see more of their suggestions here), but one of the things that isn’t on that list that should be is attending these fun restaurants. 

3 of the Most Fun Restaurants to Eat at In New York:

1. Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain 

Do you like the classic soda fountain idea? Well, Brooklyn Farmacy is an updated version of just that. The kitchen is able to produce grilled cheese on good bread and good cheese that is absolutely griddled to perfection, but this isn’t the main attraction of this restaurant.

What makes it so fun? It has to be the ice cream sundaes, floats, and the pie that comes with ice cream. This is certainly one to bring your kids to as they are going to be engaged for hours as their jaws drop, and they gaze in wonder at the delectable desserts on offer. 

Watch this video to get a glimpse:

2. Ellen’s Stardust Diner 

The Stardust Diner is definitely one of the most fun restaurants in New York where you can eat a great burger (although you should enjoy a good sing-along if you are going to go). At this diner the staff does a lot more than just take your order, they instead walk on the tables and chairs and sing some of their favorite songs to you. It has been so popular that they’ve even opened up a new branch across the pond in the UK. 

Watch this clip to get a better look:

3. Shake Shack 

This is another great idea if you are going out with your family. This homegrown burger joint is perfect for the kids who will be able to enjoy delicious food and some of the thickest milkshakes that the Big Apple has to offer. They even have an extensive vegetarian menu so there is something there for everybody to enjoy.

The best thing of all? It’s full of life. Your kids can be kids here without you or them worrying about people turning up their noses or tutting under their breath. The whole place just oozes fun and as such finds its well-deserved place on this list. 

Check out this video to learn about the story of Shake Shack:


Hope you enjoyed this short list of our 3 most fun restaurants in New York. Want to read more of our latest posts? Check out our review of Ichiran Ramen in Times Square.