If you’re looking for something besides a grilled cheese sandwich and French fries to satisfy your child’s appetite, Café Lago has lots of options. Its most popular: the noodles. They come with homemade marinara sauce and a choice of grilled chicken or salmon. “That’s when you can tell the kids are really developing a palate,” owner Gabriela Kovacic says. The menu also includes Kiddie Kold Kuts, a simple and easy choice for toddlers. It has turkey, ham, cheddar, pickles and tomato slices served finger-food style. There’s also a dog menu and dog-friendly patio, so the kids don’t have to leave their furry companions at home. Also, when you order from the kids’ menu, you’re helping feed a hungry child. Fifteen percent of proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program, which provides a backpack full of food for children while they’re not in school.
GARLAND & BUCKNER
1 HIGHLANDS CAFÉ
This popular neighborhood eatery fits the bill for almost any occasion involving food, family and friends. And the kids’ menu can’t disappoint with burgers, chicken fingers and mac ‘n cheese.
AUDELIA & WALNUT HILL
2 TONY’S PIZZA
What kid doesn’t enjoy slurping spaghetti noodles and biting into a big slice of pepperoni pizza? Tony’s has family-friendly prices, too, with most regular dishes under $9 and children’s items under $4.
NORTHWEST HIGHWAY & FERNDALE
Whether dine-in, take-out or delivery, Picasso’s has a sizable kids’ menu with healthy side choices like steamed broccoli and fresh fruit.
SKILLMAN & WALNUT HILL