Traveling with young ones doesn't necessarily have to mean eating mac and cheese 24/7. Here are some great places that should satisfy everyone in your group, young or old:

 Joe's American Bar & Grill is a great place to take a break after hitting up the shops on nearby Newbury Street. Despite the dark wood interior, the atmosphere is casual, and the burgers are always oversized. Try to snag a table on the busy patio, for prime people-watching in the summer season.

Several places in Boston serve breakfast all day, but Zaftigs is one of the few that never disappoints. The banana stuffed french toast is always a hit with kids of all ages, and the sandwiches and salads are equally delicious. Nothing says comfort like a big bowl of chicken soup with the obligatory matzo ball.

A trip to New England isn't complete until you've had: a) clam chowder (pronounced chowda, of course), and b) a lobster (yup, it's  lobstah) roll. Fortunately, you can find yummy versions of both at the Summer Shack. Fresh and simple seafood is the house speciality, but kids will be happy to find hot dogs and fried chicken on the menu, too.

If you're in the mood for a good burger and a basket of (sweet potato) fries, try Bartley's Burger Cottage. Located in popular Harvard Square, it's perfect for anyone who likes a custom-made burger. They have every topping on the planet, and then some. They're also known for their thick frappes and homemade dressings.