60 Family Dinner Quotes To Cherish The Bond With Loved Ones

Looking for quotes about families having dinner together? We have rounded up the best collection of family dinner quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, Status for Facebook, messages, (with images, pictures) to inspire you to spend more quality time with your family and bond over your dinner meals.

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Family meals provide an opportunity for family members to come together, strengthen ties and build better relationships. In our overscheduled lives being together with family at dinner is really important, as old tradition used to be.

You need to connect with each other at the end of every day and have some good discussions, laughter, and fun bonding time with your family members.

Enjoying family time at dinners and meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, Birthdays and other special occasion is a happy reunion which created everlasting memories to cherish forever.

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These famous family meal quotes are short, cute, inspirational, that will encourage you to take the initiative to spend more time with family and strengthen your relationships. It can be a romantic dinner with your wife or an insightful session with your kids or gathering with friends and extended family.

Family Dinner Quotes

  1. “Family dinner: best part of the day.”

  2. “Dinner is better when we eat together.”                                                                                 

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    family dinner quotes

  3. “Families that eat together stay together.”                                                                                     

    Family Dinner Quotes Images
    Family Dinner Quotes Images

  4. “Food tastes better when you eat it with your family.”                                                 

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    Dinner With Family Quotes

  5. “Happiness is… having dinner as a family every night.”                                                   

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    Family Dinner Captions

  6. “A strong family has well worn seats at the dinner table.”                                                                 

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    Happy Family Dinner Quotes

  7. “A family meal should be served with laughter and love.”                                                         

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    Family Dinner Status

  8. “It’s not what on the table that matters. It’s who in the chairs.”

  9. “The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.”                                       

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    Food And Family Quotes

  10. “I’m grateful that I have a family who takes eating as seriously as I do.”

  11. “Bless the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between us.”

  12. “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” ― Ronald Reagan

  13. “In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  14. “Growing up, I learned life’s important lessons at the dinner table.” ― Chef John Besh

  15. “If the home is the body, the table is the heart, the beating center.” ― Shauna Niequist

  16. “Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” ― Samuel Pepys

  17. “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ― Oscar Wilde

  18. “Food is love. Serve it that way and your family and friends will feel it.” ― Cristina Ferrare

  19. “Family dinner. Seven-thirty sharp. Tie optional. Straight-jacker required.” ― Alyson Noel

  20. “The Family Dinner: Great way to connect with your kids, one meal at a time.” ― Laurie David

  21. “The dinner hour is a sacred, happy time when everyone should be together and relaxed.” ― Julia Child

  22. “The tradition of the Sunday feast accomplishes more than just feeding us. It nurtures us.” ― Chef John Besh

  23. “Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.” ― Bob Ehrlich

  24. “Sunday dinner table is what I always wait for because my husband makes a five-course family dinner for all of us.”

  25. “You should sit with your family at dinner for 15-minutes a day… Unless you’re busy, then you should sit for an hour.”

  26. “You know you’re an Italian when: the memories of big Sunday family dinners of years gone by make you smile…”

  27. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ― W. T. Purkiser

  28. “The Italian Family… The dinner table always served as a reminder that we’re connected to each other and to life itself.”

  29. “My mum still wonders when I’ll get a real job. These are the questions we discuss at our family dinners.” ― Aron Flam

  30. “I like to hike and play with my dogs and spend time with my family. We go out to family dinners a lot.” ― Gabby Douglas

  31. “I cook and I really believe in the family dinner, I think that’s a nice time to bring the family together.” ― Gwyneth Paltrow

  32. “Everybody has heard that family dinner is great for kids. But unfortunately, it doesn’t work in many of our lives.” ― Bruce Feiler

  33. “There’s camaraderie and the family bonding that goes into sitting down and talking about your day over dinner in the evening.”

  34. “Dinner is the family time. When the sumptuous platter doesn’t matter. But each giggle and smile are the memories for the mile.”                                                           

    Family Dinner Sayings
    Family Dinner Sayings

  35. “One can have family dinner in a restaurant also. The motive is to spend quality time with your family, be it at home or in a restaurant.”

  36. “One of the simplest and most effective ways for parents to be engaged in their teens lives is by having frequent family dinners.” ― Joseph Califano

  37. “Eating together is important family time; it validates the importance in family and offers good socialization, which is very important.” ― Gale Mills

  38. “Dinner time is the time when all members of the family sit together and have same time together in the name of dinner… So never miss a family dinner…”

  39. “We sat together as a family for dinner at night. And my mother had a job, my dad had a job. But there was always a meal on the table at 6:00. You know.”

  40. “Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.” ― M. F. K. Fisher

  41. “When I was growing up, we always had a big family dinner at around noon on Sunday. I still love that whenever it is possible to gather the family together.” ― Samuel Alito

  42. “I had a friend whose family had dinner together every day. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. It just seemed so amazing to me.” ― Moon Unit Zappa

  43. “The family dinner table is the cornerstone of civilization and those who ‘graze’ from refrigerators or in front of the television sets are doomed to remain in a state of savagery.” ― Judith Martin

  44. “Benefits of family dinner: Model manners and more. Enhance communication and well-being. Academic Improvement. More nutritious. Great contributor to family stability. Save money.”

  45. “I think in times of bizarre strangeness, what you can and should do is sped time with your family eating lunch or dinner. And if you can do that, you will restore us to the peace.” ― Mario Batali

  46. “What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.” ― Daniel Humm

  47. “Family Dinner Rules: Always thank the cook. Wash your hands. No bodily function talk. Respect each other. Be willing to talk about your day. Keep your manners. Ask to be excused. Waste not want not.”

  48. “We have dinner every single night, Monday through Friday, with our children. We sit down around 6 or 6:30 and it’s a family dinner – it’s time to check in, just to be around each other.” ― Mark Consuelos

  49. “My mom is a great cook, and family dinners were a must growing up, even if that meant eating at 10 p.m. when my dad got home from the hospital. It’s where we did our family bonding.” ― Daphne Oz

  50. “I didn’t grow up in a traditional family, and I never had a family dinner around the table, so whenever I actually had a dinner ‘plan,’ it meant a lot to me; it made me feel excited and safe.” ― Drew Barrymore

  51. “We always have dinner together as a family – even when our schedules are totally hectic. I inherited that from my mom, who would come home from her ad agency job to eat with us before going back to work.” ― Kim Raver

  52. “I could stand on my head and flick the bean right there at the dinner table and my mom would be all, “Honey, Christmas is family time, we should be together” and make me finish in front of everyone.” ― Christopher Moore

  53. “My kids say if there’s any family dinner that doesn’t result in somebody crying, it’s not a good dinner. They cry because it helps relieve them of a guilt or some onerous emotional burden. It’s like a family tradition.” ― William Shatner

  54. “The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet.” ― Judith Martin

  55. “There are so many family dinners you can do. I eventually had to go to them and say, ‘Look, I don’t do spatula work. I don’t do scenes with oven mitts. If you’re looking for that, you’ve got the wrong guy. I’m not doing scenes about casseroles. It’s not happening.” ― Rob Lowe

  56. “We don’t really go in for big family dinners, but Scottish people are famously confrontational. It’s a cultural thing, so maybe we don’t need to have them to clear the air. Also, traditional family food isn’t as nice here so there’s no payoff for traveling hundreds of miles.” ― Denise Mina

  57. “Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one’s first universe.” ― Henry Anatole Grunwald

  58. “When I was little, I put on plays for my family at Sunday dinner, and I would direct them and have all my cousins, my brother, and my best friends in it. I was a very imaginative and theatrical child and wasn’t afraid of being in front of a camera. It was like make-believe to me.” ― Kirsten Dunst

  59. “I am a marathon worker and marathon mother. I’ll spend three or four days completely swallowed up by work. And if I make it home in time to say good night, I may have one good hour with the girls, maybe a brief family dinner or a family walk with the dog, and then it is back on the computer to prepare for tomorrow’s shows.” ― Mika Brzezinski

  60. “In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.” ― Marge Kennedy

  61. “It turns out there’s only 10 minutes of productive conversation in any family dinner. The rest is taken up with ‘take your elbows off the table’ and ‘pass the ketchup.’ And what researchers have found is you can take that 10 minutes and put it in any time of the day and get the benefit. So, if you can’t have family dinner, have family breakfast!” ― Bruce Feiler

  62. “For the past several centuries the bonding power of the family dinner table has been one of the few constants, and now it’s binding no more. The potency of the media is now stronger than that of the family. The wonder is that families still exist at all, since the forces of modern life mainly all pull people away from a family centered way of life.” ― Larry McMurtry

  63. “When Catherine told me about this (tragedy nearby), I could only say, shocked, “Dear God, that family needs grace.” She replied firmly, “That family needs casseroles,” and then proceeded to organize the entire neighborhood into bringing that family dinner, in shifts, every single night, for an entire year. I do not know if my sister fully recognizes that this _is_ grace.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

  64. “Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.” ― Diane Ackerman

  65. “We build deep and loving family relationships by doing simple things together, like family dinner and family home evening and by just having fun together. In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home. We talk with, rather than about, each other. We learn from each other, and we appreciate our differences as well as our commonalities. We establish a divine bond with each other as we approach God together through family prayer, gospel study, and Sunday worship.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  66. “If you read the biographies of people who have written good books, you often see the point where they suddenly come into themselves, and those weeks in the spring of 1997 were when I came into myself as a writer. They feel like some of the best weeks of writing I’ll ever have. The discovery that I could write better about something as trivial as an ordinary family dinner than I could about the exploding prison population of the United States, and the corporatization of American life, and all the other things I’d been trying to do, was a real revelation.” ― Jonathan Franzen


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