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Best Dallas Kid-Friendly Restaurants


F
or restaurants' pint-size patrons, chicken fingers dipped in marinara can't taste any better than when there's butcher paper lining the table and a glass of crayons to color with. When the dough and toppings are put directly in your child's hands, pizza becomes an interactive sport. Okay, not all restaurants have to offer entertainment in this form or the extreme---television, clowns and video games---to keep the youngsters happy. A warm waitstaff, a kitchen open to the flexible whims of a child's palate and a room of diners tolerable of tantrums all add up to a winning formula for feeding your children outside of the home. Take a look at our kid-friendly restaurants in Dallas that can please both big and little diners.


 


Cafe Express Mediterranean
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Cafe Express, Dallas, TX The Pavillion
5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 109
Dallas, TX 75209
Menu
Chain of casual dining spots with a focus on fresh foods with a mostly Mediterranean vibe. More...

Celebration Southern
12/20
4503 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209

When you need a fix of good old-fashioned Southern cooking, Celebration is the best bet in town. More...

Dream Cafe Contemporary
12/20
The Quadrangle
2800 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Menu
This laid-back restaurant serves up healthy, tasty fare with Texan, Thai and Mediterranean flavors, plus lots of vegetarian options. More...

J&J's Oyster Bar Seafood
13/20
612 N. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Menu
Super-casual spot serves some of the best fresh oysters, shrimp and crawfish around, plus cold beer for the breezy patio. More...

Joe T. Garcia's Tex-Mex
11/20
2201 N. Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Menu
When the weather is good, there is no finer place than Joe T's garden to sip margaritas and munch on chips and salsa. More...

Kincaid's Burgers Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Kincaid 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Menu
Satisfying burgers from meat cutter Charles Kincaid. More...

Olivella's Pizza
12/20
3406 McFarlin Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
Menu
Cozy pizza joint with a wood-fired oven is an offshoot of chef Salvatore Olivella’s No. 28 in New York City. More...

Pappadeaux Cajun
11/20
2708 West Fwy.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Lively seafood chain provides New Orleans Bourbon Street aura and giant portions of genuine Creole cuisine. More...

Pei Wei Asian Diner Asian
Quick Bite
Knox Park Village
3001 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205
Menu
Always hopping Asian noodle house is fun for the entire family. More...

Railhead Smokehouse BBQ Barbecue
13/20
2900 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Menu
Plate or sandwich, chopped or sliced---barbecue is the name of the game. More...

Rainforest Cafe Café
10/20
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Menu
Standard grill fare served in a jungle fantasyland sure to delight children and adults. More...

Taverna Pizzeria & Risottoria Italian
12/20
3312 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205
Menu
Pizzas with fresh toppings, coupled with a half-dozen risottos, keep the Uptown crowds coming to Alberto Lombardi's Italian staple. More...

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