Austin Restaurants With Playgrounds: The best places in Austin to dine and play.
Grabbing a bite out can be a real adventure with kids – and not always in a good way. I suppose a lot really depends on the temperament of your child. Dinner out with our spirited three year old involves far too much sprinting for my taste. Call me crazy, but I really enjoy being able to stay seated for at least 60% of my meal.
The many Austin restaurants with playgrounds have made meeting that goal a little bit easier. He plays. I eat. We both leave happy. I especially love restaurants where the playground is well-enclosed and right next to the seating area. If it’s too far from my table, the playground just guarantees that I’ll never get a minute alone with my food.
Austin restaurants with playgrounds
Central Market (4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin)
Hat Creek Burnet (5400 Burnet Rd, Austin)
in.gredients (2610 Manor Rd, Austin)
Flores Mexican Restaurant (2127 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Austin, TX 78734)
Hat Creek Westlake (5902 Bee Cave Rd, West Lake Hills)
Lucy’s Fried Chicken (2900 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78734)
Ski Shores Cafe (2905 Pearce Rd, Austin)
Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza & Jester’s Brewery (13187 Fitzhugh Rd, 78736)
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q at Graceland Grocery (8600 US-290 W, Austin, TX 78736)
Austin Pizza Garden (6266 W Hwy 290, Austin, TX 78735)
Doc’s Backyard (5207 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley)
El Mercado (1302 S 1st St, Austin)
Flores Mexican Restaurant (4625 W Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749)
North by Northwest Brewery (5701 W Slaughter Ln D, Austin, TX 78749)
Cups n’ Cones (2900 N. Quinlan Park Rd Suite 290, Austin, TX 78732)
Dahlia Café (2450 RR 1869, Liberty Hill, TX 78642)
Flores Mexican Restaurant (8300 N FM 620, Austin)
Hat Creek Domain (3210 Esperanza Crossing, Austin)
Silver Grill Cafe (4005 W Parmer Ln, Austin)
Torchy’s Tacos (11521 RR 620 North #1000, Austin)
Waterloo Ice House (6203 N Capital of Texas Highway, Austin)
The Midway Food Park (1905 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin)
My Personal Favorites
I live in South Austin, so my personal favorite Austin restaurants with playgrounds are in my own part of the city (and I’ve highlighted them below). I’d love to hear which restaurants you love best in your part of town. Shout out your favorite in the comments.
Best Playground Setup: Hat Creek Westlake (5902 Bee Cave Rd, West Lake Hills)
Best Food Selection: The Midway Food Park (1905 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin)
THIS POST IS PART OF THE AUSTIN FOOD BLOGGER ALLIANCE’S 2018 CITY GUIDE. CHECK OUT THE FULL GUIDE FOR LOCAL BLOGGER RECOMMENDATION FOR THE BEST EATS IN AUSTIN.
Looking for more fun things to do in Austin? Check out my past city guides: The Most Interesting Ice Cream in Austin and A Tri-State Native’s Guide to NY Style Pizza in Austin