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The Best Restaurant for Kids in Jamaica Plain Is...

After a week of commenting and voting, here are the winners.

The Best Restaurant for Kids in Jamaica Plain Is...

And the winner of "Best Restaurant for Kids" is...

! The recently-added-onto Centre Street institution not only won the poll, but also had the highest ranking (★★★★★).

But while JP Seafood will be getting the framed certifcate, there really aren't any losers. I hope the voting and discussion, which will live on in the Patch archives, helps JP parents next time they're searching for a place where their children will be welcome and happy.

Tying for second place were neighborhood staple and relative newcomer . As one commenter said about the Galway House, whose brick exterior can mask the warm, family-friendly vibe of the dining area: "Do yourself a favor. Don't judge a book by its cover like I did. This place is a dynamite place for dinner."

We also had ties for third place, with two Irish establishments taking honors: and (which was a co-winner of last week's contest for .)

Here are the final "standing" based on the scoring system elaborated in the attached PDF. Thanks to everyone who voted and commented!

  • (20 points)
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Next week's contest is "Best Place to Buy Candy in JP." If you've got nominations, add them in the comments or email me at chrish@patch.com.

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