Family Day in Whistler is a chance for families to visit the luxury ski resort and discover the more affordable family oriented restaurants and activities that Whistler Blackcomb has to offer. Guests who travel to Whistler for special occasions, such as weddings, engagements, birthdays, and more know all about the amazing high-end dining restaurants, such as Araxi, Bearfoot Bistro or Quattro at Whistler, but what about Whistler’s family oriented, less-expensive casual dining?
Well there is plenty of that as well.
You may have developed an uniquely sensitive taste to special steaks or seafood platters, but more than likely, your kids are still looking for the delicious kids meals such as spaghetti, macaroni and cheese (a home cooked family favourite), or of course, the juicy delicious burgers and pizza combinations. Well, Whistler has several family oriented restaurants that are pocket-book friendly to family budgets, including meals for a family of four under $50!
5 Popular Whistler Family Restaurants.
White Spot – The legendary never goes away with this family favourite restaurant that enables kids to feel like a pirate for a day with their delicious pirate pack meals for kids under 10. Their kids menu is also full of delicious healthy meals that include a beverage and desert. Prices are quite reasonable from $7-10. The White Spot in Whistler is located on the west side of the village on Whistler Way, next to or before the Whistler Golf Course driving range.
Pasta Lupino – Located in Whistler Village North, Pasta Lupino is known for its home-made on the spot freshly made pasta. With lunch dishes ranging from $6.95 for Al Fredo to $10.95 for Chicken Parmigiana and Dinner ranging from $12.50 to $16.95, this home-made Italian restaurant is a favourite in the Whistler Village amongst many locals and tourists. The addition of homemade meatballs is a must! If you don’t believe us, check out all the rave reviews on Yelp.
Spitz Grill – Are you hungry for a savoury burger with all the finger lickin’ fixings? Spitz Grill is known for its delicious burgers, whether it’s the Bison, Beef, or Turkey Burgers. Heck, you can even double up on the bison burger and add your favourite toppings of cheese, bacon, and of course, garlic mayo. The dijon mustard at Spitz Grill is also another local Whistler favourite as its simply described as heaven by many. Regardless, teens especially, love Spitz burgers and there are many more combinations that we didn’t even mention. Trying Spitz Grill in Whistler is a must on any family day vacation.
Fat Tony’s Pizza – Are you looking for something quick and on-the-go? Fat Tony’s pizza is sold by the slice or by the whole pizza. But for many, it’s not the pizza that makes this place the stuff of legends. It’s actually the delicious pitas and kebabs that people rave about. Don’t believe us? Check’em out on Yelp. The pizza is described as decent, but it’s the unique food offerings of chicken shawarma, kabobs, and pita’s that make this quick and tasty restaurant a fan amongst families.
Old Spaghetti Factory – Located in the heart of Whistler Village, the Old Spaghetti Factory has been a favourite amongst families for years. With endless variations of spaghetti and different pasta combinations, the bread alone tugs at the heart of kids who scream for more. Coming up for a weekend of family skiing at Whistler Blackcomb? Then this place will fill you and your kids up on all the carbs you need with delicious bread, salad, huge bowl of pasta, and of course, they’re ice cream treat deserts for less than $15!
Whistler is indeed known for its luxury, expensive, and exquisite tastes, but it’s also known as a top spot for many families looking to escape for a Family Day long weekend. With BC’s first Family Day on February 11th this year, you can bet that families will be flocking to the resort. But Whistler Blackcomb doesn’t have to be as expensive as many think it is for families of three or more. Take your kids out into the village and enjoy the delicious and affordable food that Whistler’s family oriented restaurants offer, before heading out the next day for more half-price Family Day fun on Whistler Blackcomb.