Finding a restaurant both the adults and kids can enjoy can be a challenge. Fast food places are tempting, with quick service and convenient children’s menus, but are not the healthiest options. If you have some restless little ones with picky eating habits, consider these five local choices for dining out.
Giant made-to-order burgers, a children’s menu and Mitchell’s ice cream—what more could a kid possibly want? The casual atmosphere of this small chain restaurant welcomes families, and outdoor seating provides a way to distract bored little ones.
The festive, group-friendly atmosphere at Celia’s drowns out kiddie-generated decibels, while its large menu (kids' items included) offers something even the most finicky eaters can enjoy. And to make the experience more serene for parents, there are always giant margaritas at close hand.
This place makes for a great option when the kids are just about ready to step up their dining etiquette. While featuring authentic handmade sushi and other Japanese cuisine, Hiro makes it easy for families to relax and eat together. Its table set-up allows parents to sandwich little ones in to prevent bolting, and a children’s menu makes sushi accessible to novice young foodies.
Besides burgers and kids’ favorites like chicken fingers and milkshakes, this chain offers a fun, kitschy environment where parents never have to feel embarrassed about loud children. Grab the kids a placemat and some crayons and let them entertain themselves while you wait for your food. The restaurant also provides plastic kids’ cups that little ones can take home after their meal.
This landmark local chain has been keeping families well fed and happy since 1932. Pizza is almost always a winner with kids, and Toto’s makes theirs with fresh, quality ingredients. The casual atmosphere is perfect for a weekday family dinner, and a kids' menu is also available.