It's 5 o'clock and your kids are hungry. Where to go that everyone in the family will like? Tonight, skip the drive-thru and the pizza box and enjoy a good meal with the family. Here are a few of our top picks for the little ones to enjoy an evening out to eat. These restaurants have turned kid-friendly into an art form.
Scotty's Brewhouse is an Indiana favorite with two locations in Indianapolis that please kids and parents alike. Parents will love the innovative menu creations and the kick-back atmosphere and the little ones will enjoy kid-friendly menu options like mini hamburgers, cheesy quesadillas and mac'n'cheese. Plus, kids eat free every Tuesday and Sunday.
Scotty's Brewhouse isn't just a lunch and dinner spot. Saturday and Sunday brunch offers a full cereal bar stocked with a variety of cereals, milk and fruit toppings. When parents join the VIP club, the kids can join Scotty's Treehouse for special offers on meals, prizes, Scotty's gear and much more.
Hollyhock Hill is a charming country-style restaurant in an old cottage near Broad Ripple Village. Served family-style, guests will feel right at home around large dining room tables with down-home comfort food as the centerpiece, including Hoosier pan-fried chicken, whipped potatoes, green beans, buttered corn, country gravy and homemade biscuits. We know the kids are hungry now! Every dinner starts with salad, apple butter and fresh biscuits, followed by the main entree (do we need to repeat?) and if you have enough room, the make-your-own ice cream sundaes are simply delightful.
Mug-n-Bun, located in Speedway, has been an Indianapolis favorite for more than 50 years. Load up the kids and enjoy a good meal at this classic American drive-in. Whether you eat in the car or let the kids run in the picnic area, their hamburgers, hot dogs and fries paired with a root beer float will give your kids memories for years to come.
The Old Spaghetti Factory has perfected what kids love: spaghetti! Kids will be nothing but smiles eating their favorite pasta inside a railroad car or in one of the comfy oversized Victorian velvet chairs. Don't forget the complimentary spumoni ice cream for dessert!
Do you have kids that rock? If so, take them to downtown Indianapolis and turn them loose in the Hard Rock Cafe on a memorabilia scavenger hunt. Prizes are available for children 12 and under! Not only is the memorabilia great to look at, but the food is just as tasty.
What's a kid-friendly meal without dessert? The Flying Cupcake is sure to please the kid in everyone. Visit the Flying Cupcake (Mass Ave and Broad Ripple) to satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of flavors from Peanut Butter Blackout to Pucker Up (lemon flavor). Plus there always seems to be a few new flavors in the display case every week.
Whether it's an experience that the kids will remember for years to come or a place to pop into after the Little League game, visit Indianapolis' favorite kid-friendly restaurants for good food and a good time with family.