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This casual neighborhood bistro in a basement manages to feel both bright and rustic, thanks in part to the presence of the occasional friendly pooch. Ceci Johnson says her two year-old son Mason loves seeing all the dog pictures framed on the wall—“Not to mention all the dogs that people bring to brunch with them! Fred’s is warm and family-oriented and has great bites. Plus, it’s right next to the flea market, so you can stop by after brunch on Sunday to find some treasures, or just to enjoy being outdoors.” The well-priced menu of classic American cuisine features burgers, pastas, and more will be a hit with kids. In the warmer space, a sweet outdoor space is perfect for relaxing with the family.