You’ve been to the zoo, the beach, the pool… the kids are starting to get stir crazy. We’ve got the answers to all of your problems with our list of kid-friendly dining activities and menus across our restaurants.
After the kid’s soccer game in the park, head over to Stella Barra for a hands-on dinner. While you’re on your first glass of wine, let the kids can make their own pizzas right at the pizza bar with our chefs. Once the chefs pop it in the oven, it will be delivered right to your table.
After a long day trekking through the Lincoln Park Zoo with the kids, stop by R.J. Grunts for a hearty meal served on old-fashioned cafeteria trays with crayons and animal crackers. No meal is complete without dessert — choose from endless flavors of milkshakes for the kids and boozy milkshakes for the adults.
Summer House Santa Monica is committed to helping end childhood hunger. When you choose to dine with Summer House, a portion of all proceeds from kids menu items goes to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Helping others while keeping your kids happy is something that just can’t be beaten.
There’s no reason you have to stop going out to dinner just because the kids are home. Make believe you are in Paris for the night and hit the town for the evening. Dinner at Mon Ami Gabi features signature items for the whole family, including our Steak Frites on the Kids Menu.
Looking to break your kids out of their grilled cheese and hot dog rut? Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! offers a kid’s menu that is an authentic Spanish dining experience with tapas and paella, and even complimentary pintxos to start and end the meal. The dishes are created with similar ingredients and preparation to the main menu, but without the more exotic and spicy flavors that our adult guests enjoy. Check out more kid-friendly experiences below.
Move over Goldfish and macaroni, hello falafel and hummus! Bring the whole family to Aba for dinner, and let the kiddos enjoy favorites like the Grilled Chicken Kebab, Skirt Steak Shawarma, and more.
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As if twirling housemade pasta isn’t already fun, Antico Posto provides its young diners an interactive kid-friendly menu. Favorites include Three-Cheese Ravioli, Brick Oven Pizza, Gnocchi, and more for $6.95, plus tax (gratuity not included).
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Antico Posto kids’ menu
Beatrix – River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market & Oak Brook
Enjoy Beatrix with the whole family! Beatrix menu includes kid-friendly favorites including the Crispy Chicken Tenders, Parmesan Noodles, and Prime Burger served with a choice of fresh-squeezed juice.
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Big Bowl – Chicago, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg
Our kids’ menu includes favorites from the grown-up menu by way of stir-fry vegetables with noodles, homemade chicken bites, chicken pad thai, and many other choices.
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Bub City – Rosemont
At Bub City, the kiddos get to have just as much fun as the adults, with their own special menu and plenty of country jams! Menu options for the wee ones include Phoebe’s Classic Mac ‘n’ Cheese, BBQ Sandwich, Lil Joe’s Chicken Bites, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger and Grilled Cheese. Each kids meal comes with a choice of waffles fries or tots, choice of drink and a cup of soft-serve ice cream for dessert — all for just $7.95, plus tax (gratuity not included)!
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Kids can take part in an authentic Spanish dining experience with tapas and paella, and even complimentary pintxos to start and end the meal. The dishes are created with similar ingredients and preparation to the main menu, but without the more exotic and spicy flavors that our adult guests enjoy.
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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! kid’s menu
Di Pescara’s Mini Minnow Menu comes complete with games, mazes, and things kids love to eat, like Chicken Fingers, Burgers and Grilled Cheese. For adventurous palates, there are kid-sized portions of Chicken Parmesan and Crispy Fish Tenders.
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Di Pescara kids’ menu
Take a visit to the Mediterranean this summer with the whole family without even leaving Chicago. Ema’s Mediterranean menu also includes a kid-friendly version featuring unique options like Greek Spaghetti, Kefta Kebabs, Hummus & Vegetables, all served with a choice of beverage and Greek frozen yogurt for $9.95, plus tax (gratuity not included).
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Ema kids’ menu
With 14 restaurants in one, Foodlife is the ultimate dining destination for all ages (and taste buds!) this summer. Whether you’re craving Mac & Cheese and Ribs, Stir-Fry, Sushi or a classic Chicago Hot Dog with fries finding fresh and flavorful options in one convenient place has never been easier.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Chicago
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab has gained a reputation as a dining destination where diners of all ages are welcome. Joe’s offers an entertaining activity menu that includes kid-friendly entrée and side options, a beverage and a brownie sundae. Entrée options include Mini Cheeseburgers, Crispy Fried Shrimp, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Baked Chicken Tenders or Mac & Cheese each priced at $8.95, plus tax (gratuity not included). For smaller diners with larger appetites, the menu offers Colossal Lump Crab Cake or Petite Filet Mignon for $16.95, plus tax (gratuity not included). Side options include French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Sweet Corn, Jennie’s Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini or Sliced Apples. Available at lunch and dinner.
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Joe’s Chicago kids’ menu
Visit L. Woods and enjoy barbecue favorites for the whole family! L. Woods’ kids’ menu includes an assortment of kid-friendly options including Barbecue Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Baby Back Ribs, and more!
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Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago & Oak Brook
Kids menu favorites with a French twist, including Mac ‘n Cheese, Steak & Frites, Chocolate Mousse and more. Chicago’s location also offers a special Sunday Brunch menu for kids, complete with Crème Brûlée French Toast, Banana Foster Waffles and more.
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Mon Ami Gabi Oak Brook & Chicago kids’ menu and kids’ Sunday brunch menu
Kids age 12 and under eat FREE during Happy Hour at Oyster Bah, Monday – Thursday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Friday & Saturday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Additionally, Oyster Bah’s kids’ menu includes entrees for just $5.95, plus tax (gratuity not included) and includes mac n’ cheese, cheeseburgers, fish & chips and more all served with their choice of fries or steamed broccoli. Have a brave little eater? At Oyster Bah, when your kid has their first oyster, they get to feel like a star! After ringing a cowbell and a restaurant wide round of applause, their name will be hung on a plaque in the Oyster Bah dining room.
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Lincoln Park stalwart R.J. Grunts isn’t just for the big kids. With free stroller valet, smaller kids portions served on old-fashioned cafeteria trays with crayons and animal crackers and a dozen flavors of hand-dipped milkshakes, this place is sure to please even the youngest of diners. The family-friendly spot — the original Lettuce Entertain You restaurant — is also located just steps from the Lincoln Park Zoo.
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For kids 12 and under, Saranello’s has crowd-pleasing Pizzas and Chicken Fingers, and housemade Cheese Ravioli and Spaghetti for pasta lovers. Kids meals all come included with a beverage and ice cream.
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Saranello’s kid’s menu
Stella Barra Pizzeria – Chicago
Kids can make their own pizzas right at the pizza bar with our chefs for $4.95 plus tax, (gratuity not included), choosing red or white sauce and any toppings they’d like. Once the chefs pop it in the oven, it will be delivered right to your table. Kids’ pizza making is available Monday – Friday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Joining us for brunch? Kids 10 & under can enjoy the Weekend Brunch Buffet (and special pancake bar!) for FREE!
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Summer House Santa Monica – Chicago
Summer House Santa Monica’s menu focuses on feeding kids the food they love, made from scratch with all-natural ingredients. Offering Farm-Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Silver Dollar Pancakes, Pasta with Turkey Meatballs, Quesadillas and more, there’s something to satisfy all of our littlest guests.
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Try out Tokio Pub‘s new interactive kids’ menu! With bite-sized portions of Tokio Pub‘s famous dishes like the Ramen Burger and Hand Rolled Maki, your little ones can enjoy them too. Move past the same old chicken tenders with our Sweet and Sour Chicken Bites with white rice. Click here to learn more about Tokio Pub’s new kids’ menu!
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Wildfire – Chicago, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Oak Brook, Schaumburg
Kids 12 and under will enjoy their favorite foods, done the Wildfire way. The menu includes kid-friendly main courses such as Chicken Fingers & Fries, Macaroni & Meatballs, Cheese Pizza, Kids Filet & Mashed Potatoes, and more. All kids items are served with applesauce, fountain beverage, juice or milk.
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Wildfire Chicagoland kids’ menu
Wow Bao – Lakeview, Gold Coast & Michigan Avenue
Perfect for kid-sized hands, bao is an Asian steamed bun filled with a variety of flavors and easy to munch on-the-go. If dining in at the Michigan Avenue, Gold Coast and Lakeview locations, kids age 10 and under can order the smiley face-shaped Lil’ Bunz Meal, which includes two mini Teriyaki Chicken Bao and a Ginger Chicken Potsticker on a bed of lettuce and Jasmine white rice. The newest Wow Bao locations are fully-automated with a digital cubby wall where orders are picked up featuring fun animations — bonus entertainment for kids of all ages.
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