When life gets busy (or let’s be real – anytime), we love to grab a great dinner out, not worry about cleaning up, and let the kids get some energy out and run around and be loud while enjoying time together. Here are some of our favorite places to grab eat and let the kids play outside.
Mesa Rosa 15515 N FM 620 Rd. - Austin, TX
Can’t beat chips and queso on a big patio and a HUGE playground and area for the kids to run around.
Ski Shores2905 Pearce Rd, Austin
Enjoy margaritas and burgers on Lake Austin while the kiddos play!
Hat Creek – various locations
It’s hard to go wrong with fresh local burgers, beer, and fun kid areas at each location. We love their breakfast food too!
Waterloo Ice House 6203 N Capital of Texas Highway – Austin
Awesome casual place close to Bull Creek with a huge playground and sand pit
Phil’s Icehouse / Amy’s Ice Creamvarious locations in Austin
This is a kid favorite in my house. They have great food, beer, and Austin’s favorite ice cream.
Home Slice Pizza Austin
Another local favorite – cool vibe, amazing NY style pizza, and they brought the kids a little piece of dough to knead, roll out, and play with while we waited.
Kerbey Lane 2120 N Mays St. - Round Rock
We can always count on Kerbey Lane for great local food, and a fun play area. And kids eat free on Tuesdays!
Mandola’s Italian Kitchen 12110 W Parmer Ln. Ste 200 - Cedar Park
This place has amazing Italian food and all the best wine. Kids get a free gelato, and they have a large playground at the Cedar Park location - <3
Salt Lick 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd. - Round Rock
Texas BBQ, a great shady playground with lights, and sometimes live music.
Central Market 4001 N Lamar Blvd - Austin
Grab groceries, coffee, food, and gelato and hang out on the big patio and catch some live music while the little checkout the playground.
Dahlia Café 2450 RR 1869 – Liberty Hill
For my LH friends, this place has a fantastic patio and playground with some old school play eqpt, and great food.
Flores Mexican8300 N FM 620, Austin
I love their food, margs, trees and playground.
There are also great play areas at the Domain (Culinary Dropout is a favorite in our family), The Triangle, and Hill County Galleria if you need to do some shopping, grab food, and let the kids run.