Move over, chicken nuggets and French fries. There are so many more delicious options for kids to enjoy while dining out as a family. From paella to the most delicious brunch spread you have ever seen, here are five of the best kids’ menus in Chicagoland.
Gale Street Inn, Chicago
This cozy restaurant is known for their amazing ribs (they truly are finger lickin’ good), and kids can enjoy their own ribs on the menu. Other options include spaghetti and grilled chicken with veggies. And each kids’ meal includes an ice cream sundae. I mean, does it get any better than that?
Pinstripes, Various Chicagoland locations
We love everything about Pinstripes, from their bowling and bocce games to their delicious food and drinks. During the week kids can choose from traditional fare such as pasta and sammies as well as enjoy a breadstick and marinara sauce starter and a choice of yummy desserts including cookies or root beer floats. Pinstripes also throws one of the absolute BEST brunches I have ever been to, and the great news is that the price is severely discounted for kids. Kids under five eat free and those under 12 years old are only $12. Reservations are highly recommended.
Thrill your Italian food lovers by taking a trip to Eataly Chicago. Not only can you browse the multiple levels of Italian goods, but you can also enjoy a fun and interactive kids’ menu at their casual restaurant, La Pizza & La Pasta. Read all about my boys’ fun time eating (and of course we didn’t forget about the gelato and Nutella bars) at Eataly here.
Café Ba Ba Reeba, Chicago
There is nothing that I don’t love about Café Ba Ba Reeba…the sangria, the creative tapas dishes, the ambiance…I can go on and on. But as a mom, I have fallen in love with something new: their kids’ menu. They use the same delicious flavors and care in preparing dishes for the little ones, including paella, grilled steak and chicken, and pasta. Additionally there is a complementary appetizer of carrots and hummus and dessert of apple and grape kabob. Reservations for both dinner and brunch are recommended.
Weber Grill, Various Chicagoland locations
The Weber Grill obviously specializes in grilling food, so be sure to encourage your kids to include in a steak skewer, ribs, grilled chicken, as well as their plentiful and tasty side dishes of fruit, veggies, tater tots and a cookie. Reservations are recommended.
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Chicago
Frasca is one of my favorite places to eat with kids because of their free kids’ meals for dinner, but have you taken advantage of their delicious brunch as well? Kids can choose from traditional breakfast fare such as eggs or pancakes, or indulge in pizza, salad, grilled cheese, and more. All kids’ meals include a drink, fruit, and ice cream. Reservations are recommended on weekends.
Need some ways to keep your kids entertained during your meal? Then be sure to check out some of these fun toys, interesting books, and interactive apps to help tide your child over until food arrives.
Where are your favorite places to eat with kids? We are always looking to try something new!