We can all agree that lifestyles change after having children.
Eating out, for example, can oftentimes be more challenging with the restless little ones.
However, it is doable, especially if you choose the right restaurant, one that is child-friendly and has a play area near me.
Here are some of the Kid-Friendly Restaurants with a play area nearby that your kids will love while giving the adults the chance to enjoy the food and drinks at the same time.
Many of these have Patios too!
Address: 320 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (469) 241-8300
Central Market Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the playground is such a great addition for the little ones to enjoy.
It is an excellent spot for a family outing, play date meet-up, and a fun place to hang out before or after grocery shopping.
My kids love running around the central market play area. And there are a ton of kid friendly meals, you just have to microwave them yourself. They have little kid-sized Mac and cheese or spaghetti. I think they have chicken tenders too.
Address: 2408 Preston Rd Ste 704A, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (972) 975-9033
Bella Green, the greenest restaurant in Texas, offers chef-prepared meals in a fast-casual environment.
They believe that every meal is a chance to make life & Earth more beautiful. The Preston Towne Crossing location has a lovely patio and a lawn with some games that the kids can play.
We love the Bella Green by Preston & Park! It’s our go-to place for some healthy food options and the kids love their kid’s spaghetti and organic cheese pizza. The play area is a bonus!!!
Bon Bon, Plano
Address: 3321 S Custer Rd, McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (214) 592-0534
(They have several others in Dallas, Richardson, Allen, Rowlett, Little Elm/ Frisco)
Tucked into a sea of beautiful family neighborhoods, Hat Creek Burger Co. McKinney is the place to be to hang out with the whole family.
They serve offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, each with healthy options, including freshly made salads, gluten-free options, and vegetarian fare, and offers an outdoor playscape for the kids to enjoy.
Hat Creek Burger on Custer in McKinney. Super cute play area for kids.
Address: 107 S Church St, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: (469) 631-0035
The Yard is located in the heart of McKinney, a perfect place to bring your whole family. They offer indoor dining, patio seating, and plenty of space to spread out in the yard.
You can enjoy your food and drinks while the kids can play ping pong or cornhole.
The Yard in McKinney just recently opened. It’s awesome. Great restaurant, outdoor patio/bar, fire pits, corn hole, ping pong, kids play area. It’s awesome.
Diana, Frisco TX
Address: 3065 N Josey Ln #24, Carrollton, TX 75007
Phone: (972) 395-3663
Nico’s Cocina is a kid-friendly spot offering delicious Tex-Mex fare, margaritas, and a covered patio seating that overlooks an excellent playground for the kids.
Check out their weekend brunch, tasty food, and $2 Mimosas and $4 Bloody Mary’s to boot!
Nico’s in Carrollton! Its Tex-Mex with a playground and patio!
My 4 year old loves going.
Monika, Plano TX
It’s great because they have sets that littler kids can play on without help! Woohoo! My 3 year old loves it!
Hilary, Plano TX
Address: 1310 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 385-3287
The String Bean is still a kid-friendly restaurant. They used to have a playroom, but now have a large patio where kids can leave the table. Take note that kids eat free on Monday nights after 5:00 pm.
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Address: 1012 W Hebron Pkwy W #100, Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone: (972) 939-5279
La Vista in Carrollton has a play area too but I would say it’s for smaller kids…5& under..
Anna, Plano TX
Bubbles Eat and Play
Address: 201 Town Place, Fairview, TX 75069
Grab breakfast and a coffee with loved ones with tons of cute little games and play areas for little kids that Pre-K and Toddler age kids will love. They also host birthday and gender reveal parties too.
Address: 152 Fountain Ct, Fairview, TX 75069
Phone: (972) 549-4031
Glorias in fairview has a splash pad right outside the patio and they keep the misters on to keep the parents cool.
Cameron, Plano TX
Address: 5003 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: (972) 980-1903
My son loved Magic Time Machine in Addison. He loved the school bus!
Susan, Plano TX
Address: 5285 Dallas Pkwy #400, Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (469) 579-4197
Mi Cocina – Lakeside
Address: 4001 Preston Rd # 502, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (469) 467-8655
Mi Cocina off Preston Rd in West Plano has an outdoor area right off the patio.
Last time we went, they had giant Connect Four, but it’s mostly open space perfect for running around (and feeding ducks).
Desiree, Plano TX
Address: 5959 Grove Ln, The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: (469) 401-6764
Address: 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (972) 846-4255
There are tons of eating options, so you can stop by a couple different options to find kid and adult friendly dishes, to eat outside on the Patio and let the kids run and play.
Address: 5880 TX-121, Plano, TX 75024
Chips Burgers has a little play area (turf mound) kids run up & down & you can sit on patio & watch them.
It’s at Granite Boardwalk by Biscuit Bar.
Brittany, Plano TX
Address: 970 Garden Park Dr, Allen, TX 75013
Phone: (972) 747-8000
Watters Creek in Allen has loads of restaurants with patios off the green area with slide and stuff. Frogg coffee and creperie overlooks a playscape and small creek with ducks.
It’s a great spot for parents to enjoy while watching kids play.
Amanda, Plano TX
Address: 605 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
Phone: (972) 633-5135
(And several other locations)
Address: 6240 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75023
Phone: (972) 769-8147
(And several other locations)
We hope you’ll try out these great eating places and your Kids have fun!