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Going out to eat takes on a whole different meaning when you have kids! Fort Worth has some great kid-friendly restaurants that offer delicious food that appeals to adults and kids alike. This is my list of the 5 best places to eat in Fort Worth with kids.
1. Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom is an awesome pizza place located on Bluebonnet Circle just down the street from TCU. It is funky, loud, and a great place to go with kids. We have had Boston’s baseball team parties at Mellow Mushroom before with wonderful results. On any given night, you will find an eclectic mix of college students and families in the restaurant. No one in Mellow Mushroom will notice if you kids get loud and silly! The pizza and pretzels here are delicious! The only negative thing about eating here is that it takes about 45 minutes to an hour after ordering to get your pizza. It is worth the wait, but you will want to make sure to have something to keep your kids entertained while waiting. For a more in-depth review of Mellow Mushroom, click here.
2. Babe’s Fried Chicken
Babe’s is not technically in Fort Worth, but is close. There are several Babe’s locations. The original one is in Roanoke. The one that we go to the most is in Burleson, which is just south of Fort Worth. Babe’s is a place that you want to go when you are starving. There is no menu here. They offer fried chicken and a couple other meats. All of the side dishes are brought out family style and are all you can eat. You will definitely walk away from this place stuffed to the gills. Everything they have is delicious! It is comfort food at its finest. The decor is very kid-friendly and the restaurant’s vibe is relaxed and playful. At various points, the servers will do the hokey pokey and other childhood dances. It’s a fun place for kids to be.
3. RJ Gator’s
RJ Gator’s is one of our favorite places to eat. We eat here at least once a week. They have a beautiful patio where they have live music on the weekends. However, we prefer eating inside where it is not as crowded. The menu at RJ Gator’s includes everything from seafood to pasta to Tex-Mex. This is one of the reasons why we love Gator’s because everyone in our family can get their favorite type of food. The service is great. It’s laid-back enough here that parents will feel comfortable hanging out with the kids. You will find RJ Gator’s near the corner of Trail Lake and Granbury Road. For an in-depth review of RJ Gator’s, click here.
4. Clear Fork Food Park
The Clear Fork Food Park is just off of University Drive, down the street from the Fort Worth Zoo and TCU. Usually you will find 4-6 food trucks at the park with a permanent bar and a pavilion over a portion of the tables. There is plenty of room at the food park for kids to run around and play. This is a plus when you are meeting friends and want your kids to be able to play while the adults talk. The food trucks are always changing, so you never know what types of food you will find here. There always seems to be a wide range, however.
Dutch’s is a local restaurant located across the street from TCU. It is geared towards the school, but you will always find families with kids in here. They have large tables so families can meet up with friends here very easily. Your kids will love the shakes on the menu, while the adults in your party will appreciate the food. Eating at Dutch’s always makes me feel like I am back in college, even though I have my son with me.
Fort Worth is a very kid-friendly city. These five restaurants are the best places to eat in Fort Worth with kids. They all have kid-friendly food, laid-back atmospheres, and are great places to meet up with other people who have kids. I hope you enjoy eating at some of my favorite kid-friendly restaurants in Fort Worth. Happy travels!