Six Picks for Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Keeping kids seated, still and quiet while waiting for a meal at a restaurant can be a challenge. But Wisconsin is home to many restaurants where kids will not only be patient – they will be captivated! Check out our list of restaurants that are not only kid friendly, but designed with attractions and menus that put kids and their enjoyment first.

Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & GrilleWisconsin Dells

All aboard for this fun dining experience! Kids will know the wait is over and their meal is ready when they see it rolling down the tracks, as it is delivered by a train rather than wait staff. Their menu offers everything from pizza to rotisserie chicken to classic south-of-the-border favorites. When their full tummies have settled, head next door to Knuckleheads—an indoor amusement park featuring bowling, arcade games, bumper cars and indoor rides.

Ella’s Deli & Ice Cream ParlorMadison

Displaying a breathtaking restored 1927 carousel in front of the restaurant, you will know when you have arrived at Ella’s Deli & Ice Cream Parlor. Take a spin on the carousel in the spring, summer or fall, and enjoy their countless other animated displays year round. Their menu features an expansive selection of kosher-style foods and, for dessert, all the sweets of a classic ice cream parlor.

Mineshaft Bar and RestaurantHartford

The largest restaurant and bar in the state of Wisconsin, the Mineshaft Bar and Restaurant features continuous seating for 550 guests, five bars, a stage and a dance floor. The menu items, including Mexican, Italian and American favorites, are only the beginning of the all-around entertainment experience to be had in downtown Hartford. Other draws include the 5000 square ft. game room jam-packed with video games, music by a DJ, sporting events shown on a 109” HD screen and even karaoke!

Organ Piper PizzaGreenfield

As the name implies, this Milwaukee area landmark serves pizza and also features a theatre organ to entertain you while you wait. The musical entertainment of the top-notch organists or the award-winning pizza and other specialties would be enough to warrant a night out to do each individually. Put them together for a dynamic combination of great food and family fun.

PC JunctionBailey’s Harbor

Touted as having the “best ‘trained’ staff in Door County,” this restaurant is a big hit with kids visiting Door County. This train-themed restaurant features a counter made up of old doors where a train delivers the food and drinks. Kids and parents alike will love their menu featuring homemade soups, award-winning chili and a Friday Fish Fry. Great food in a family-fun atmosphere!

StoneFire Pizza Co.New Berlin

Leave StoneFire Pizza Co. with happy kids that are fed and have expended all of their energy.  This pizza buffet is the perfect place to host a birthday party or just to take the kids as a special treat. The attractions offer nonstop entertainment for all ages including games, a ball pit, mini-bowling, bounce house, discovery house, bumper cars and more! 

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