We can’t think of many things that build lasting memories in a family better than eating meals together, and sometimes it’s fun to spare your kitchen and your sanity by eating out at a family-friendly restaurant. What parent doesn’t like an occasional break from meal prepping and dirty dishes? And what kid doesn’t like restaurant food? That’s why we found these fun Austin area restaurants for your family to check out the next time you want to go out for a family date night!
Little Deli and Pizzeria offers a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Crestview. The authentic New Jersey style pizza on handmade artisan crust, fresh sandwiches, and BYOB policy are just a few of the many reasons families find this an affordable, friendly place for dinner.
Napa Flats offers gluten-free options of California style Italian with a “polished-casual” ambiance. There’s a playscape for the waiting time and then the opportunity for kids to make their own pizza. Grownups like the hearty portions of steak and pasta.
Lucy’s Fried Chicken has plenty of kid-pleasers like corn dogs and grilled cheese on Texas toast but adult fare includes more than chicken. There’s everything from oysters to deep-fried devil eggs. Finish it off with the crowd favorite banana pudding.
Contigo brings the ranch to Austin–including outdoor seating and a game of washers while you wait. The fresh, authentic food pairs well with beverages for the adults, and small plates, like pigs in a blanket, are kid-friendly taken up a notch.
Hat Creek Burger Company offers a playground and ice cream for the before and after, so during your meal, indulge in the Big Hat burger with Tiny Hats for the kids. Tuesday nights are Family Nights, so you can get those little ones fed for half-price and well worn out for bedtime.
Olive and June is for when you want to be a little more upscale. On Sunday, the prix fix menu is gratis for kids under 12, so reclaim Sunday dinner Austin-style.
Paco’s Tacos in Windsor Park is an Austin favorite for everyone, because who doesn’t love a good taco? Paco’s specializes in non-traditional offerings such as the breakfast taco, and families appreciate the outdoor seating and quick service.
Xian Sushi and Noodle means “fresh” in every sense of the word. Kids will love watching the chefs hand-pull their noodles of choice, and moms and dads will love happy hour, great sushi, and dinner options that don’t include chicken nuggets.
Home Slice Pizza makes waiting fun with ping pong, coloring sheets, and a complimentary ball of dough so kids can practice their mad pizza making skills. You’ll get a roll of Smarties with your check because really good pizza–and here it’s by the slice or the pie or concealed in a calzone–is always a smart choice.
So where are you having dinner tonight?
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