Going out to eat with children always presents a series of challenges. The conundrum: you go to a restaurant that appeals to you, eat actual good food, but potentially endure whining from the smaller family members, attempt an off-menu order, and/or compromise nutritional value for the little ones (buttered noodles, anyone?). Option two: you go to a kids’ restaurant to avoid tantrums, eat mediocre food, and almost always skip nutritional value all together. But hey, at least there’s no prep or dishes!
Lucky for parents, there are a number of restaurants in Austin engineered precisely to allow parents to avoid the lose-lose situation going out to eat can so often be. Here are some of our favorites restaurants, from ‘fast food’ to sit-downs, that truly offer something for everyone.