it’s time to search for “fast food with play area near me.”When you’ve got young kids, it can be hard to find places to eat that are both cost-effective and entertaining. When you’re desperate for a sit-down meal but know that your kids won’t last more than five minutes in a restaurant.
Fast Food With Play Area Near Me
We can all agree that lifestyles change after having children.
Eating out, for example, can oftentimes be more challenging with the restless little ones.
However, it is doable, especially if you choose the right restaurant, one that is child-friendly and has a play area near me.
Here are some of the Kid-Friendly Restaurants with a play area nearby that your kids will love while giving the adults the chance to enjoy the food and drinks at the same time.
Many of these have Patios too!
Central Market, Plano
Address: 320 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (469) 241-8300
Central Market Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the playground is such a great addition for the little ones to enjoy.
It is an excellent spot for a family outing, play date meet-up, and a fun place to hang out before or after grocery shopping.
My kids love running around the central market play area. And there are a ton of kid friendly meals, you just have to microwave them yourself. They have little kid-sized Mac and cheese or spaghetti. I think they have chicken tenders too.
Address: 2408 Preston Rd Ste 704A, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (972) 975-9033
Bella Green, the greenest restaurant in Texas, offers chef-prepared meals in a fast-casual environment.
They believe that every meal is a chance to make life & Earth more beautiful. The Preston Towne Crossing location has a lovely patio and a lawn with some games that the kids can play.
We love the Bella Green by Preston & Park! It’s our go-to place for some healthy food options and the kids love their kid’s spaghetti and organic cheese pizza. The play area is a bonus!!!
Bon Bon, Plano
Hat Creek Burger Company
Address: 3321 S Custer Rd, McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (214) 592-0534
(They have several others in Dallas, Richardson, Allen, Rowlett, Little Elm/ Frisco)
Tucked into a sea of beautiful family neighborhoods, Hat Creek Burger Co. McKinney is the place to be to hang out with the whole family.
They serve offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, each with healthy options, including freshly made salads, gluten-free options, and vegetarian fare, and offers an outdoor playscape for the kids to enjoy.
Hat Creek Burger on Custer in McKinney. Super cute play area for kids.
Address: 107 S Church St, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: (469) 631-0035
The Yard is located in the heart of McKinney, a perfect place to bring your whole family. They offer indoor dining, patio seating, and plenty of space to spread out in the yard.
You can enjoy your food and drinks while the kids can play ping pong or cornhole.
The Yard in McKinney just recently opened. It’s awesome. Great restaurant, outdoor patio/bar, fire pits, corn hole, ping pong, kids play area. It’s awesome.
Diana, Frisco TX
Nico’s Cocina Mexican Bar & Grill, Carrollton
Address: 3065 N Josey Ln #24, Carrollton, TX 75007
Phone: (972) 395-3663
Nico’s Cocina is a kid-friendly spot offering delicious Tex-Mex fare, margaritas, and a covered patio seating that overlooks an excellent playground for the kids.
Check out their weekend brunch, tasty food, and $2 Mimosas and $4 Bloody Mary’s to boot!
Nico’s in Carrollton! Its Tex-Mex with a playground and patio!
My 4 year old loves going.
Monika, Plano TX
It’s great because they have sets that littler kids can play on without help! Woohoo! My 3 year old loves it!
Hilary, Plano TX
The String Beans Restaurant
Address: 1310 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 385-3287
They offer a playroom for the kids, yes, you heard it, a PLAYROOM! The playroom has a play kitchen, lots of toys like some trucks, puzzles, trains, balls and ride-on toys, bean bags, and a tv with cartoons playing. Take note that kids eat free on Monday nights after 5:00 pm.
String Beans has a small alcove with toddler/preschool toys and a tv.
It’s on Campbell just east of Coit.
Sara, Plano TX
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Address: 1551 E Renner Rd #830, Richardson, TX 75082
Phone: (469) 317-7895
Super Chix is an American-style restaurant, and they serve Texas Style – Bigger & Better!
Their menu offers something for everyone, from chicken sandwiches to salads and fried chicken.
They have an outdoor area for kids to play some games.
Super Chix in Richardson, just off Renner. They have a small patio with Connect 4 and Giant Legos in a cool enclosed play area for Kids. Kids meals come with an amazing frozen custard.
La Vista Cocina + Cantina
Address: 1012 W Hebron Pkwy W #100, Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone: (972) 939-5279
La Vista in Carrollton has a play area too but I would say it’s for smaller kids…5& under..
Anna, Plano TX
Gloria’s Latin Cuisine
Address: 152 Fountain Ct, Fairview, TX 75069
Phone: (972) 549-4031
Glorias in fairview has a splash pad right outside the patio and they keep the misters on to keep the parents cool.
The Magic Time Machine
Address: 5003 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: (972) 980-1903
My son loved Magic Time Machine in Addison. He loved the school bus!
Susan, Plano TX
Up Inspired Kitchen
Address: 5285 Dallas Pkwy #400, Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (469) 579-4197
Mi Cocina – Lakeside
Address: 4001 Preston Rd # 502, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (469) 467-8655
Mi Cocina off Preston Rd in West Plano has an outdoor area right off the patio.
Last time we went, they had giant Connect Four, but it’s mostly open space perfect for running around (and feeding ducks).
Desiree, Plano TX
BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT TARGET FIELD
Located in Target Field’s lower level, adjacent to the right field foul pole, the Great Clips Great Seats is an ideal location for groups looking for a traditional ballpark experience, with the comforts of a social atmosphere. With great flexibility regarding the size of group (minimum of 25) it’s the perfect locale for celebrating birthdays.
FREE STUFF FOR KIDS:
Freebies: Check the Promotions Schedule for Gate Giveaways. We’ve received some really great Twins items at the gate. The year we got knit caps, they came in handy! We still use them.
Photos with the Mascot: Kids can get their picture taken with T.C., the Twins’ mascot, at the 3rd inning of every game. Line up at T.C.’s Clubhouse (the playground near section 229).
Publications: My husband loves to reminisce about keeping scorecards with his dad. Be sure to pick one up for free throughout Target Field.
Not Free, But Fun: If your kids LOVE Twins Baseball, consider signing them up for T.C. Sluggers Kids Club. A $30 annual membership includes special extras (like t-shirts, lunch bags and lanyards), discounts and access to exclusive T.C. Sluggers Kids Club events.
CHILDREN’S ADMISSION/TICKETS FOR TWINS GAMES
The Minnesota Twins offer complimentary admission to children less than 30″ in height for regular season games, provided they are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. These children must sit on the lap of the accompanying adult and not occupy an additional seat. All guests in attendance for a post-season game are required to have a valid ticket, regardless of age.
SUNDAYS ARE KIDS DAYS AT TARGET FIELD
Family restrooms are located on the Main Concourse at sections 111, 123, 132, 134, as well as across from the camera platform above centerfield; in the Grandstand section 238; on the Suite Concourse near Suite 14 and Skyline Suite 2; and on the Terrace Concourse at sections 208, 214, and 220. If a more private environment is desired, please visit the nearest Guest Service Center.
TC’S CLUBHOUSE PLAYGROUND
TC’s Clubhouse is a small play area available indoors and away from the elements for children 48 inches tall and shorter. Find it on the club level near section 229. All kids can meet here to get their picture taken with TC at the third inning. There is nice seating for parents all around the structure and there are nearby restrooms.
Mothers in need of private accommodations while nursing are welcome to do so at any Guest Service Center (near sections 113 and 204). But also, according to Minn. Stat. Sec. 145.905. “A mother may breastfeed in any location, public or private, where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother’s breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breastfeeding.” and Minn. Stat. Sec 617.23, subd. 4. “It is not a violation of [indecent exposure laws] for a woman to breastfeed.” So feel free to nurse wherever you are comfortable.
BABY CHANGING STATIONS
Baby changing tables are available in all restrooms and family restrooms. Family restrooms are located on the Main Concourse at sections 111, 123, 132, 134, as well as across from the camera platform above centerfield; in the Grandstand section 238; on the Suite Concourse near Suite 14 and Skyline Suite 2; and on the Terrace Concourse at sections 208, 214, and 220. If a more private environment is desired, please visit the nearest Guest Service Center.
Target Field allows soft-sided purses, bag, backpacks and other containers that are smaller than 16″ by 16″ by 8″. (Remember a sheet of paper is 8 1/2 x 11, so that is a good measurement tool if you are unsure.) Security has the right to inspect your bags and containers as you are walking in, but I’ve rarely had this done and it was a quick peak. For more detailed information on what can be brought into Target Field see Entry Guidelines.
Fans can now keep personal items such as a cell phone, keys, wallet, clutch, etc. in their pockets while going through security at all Target Field gates.
Yes. Guests can bring their own foldable strollers, but target field rules prohibit blocking aisles or interfering with the movements of other guests. This is a great time to pull out the cheap umbrella stroller. Once in the stadium, you will be asked to leave your stroller at the base of the 200 seating section nearest to your seat. Target Field does not rent strollers to guests, so if you want one, you will need to bring your own.
OUTSIDE FOOD POLICY
Same as with purses, keep your cooler 16″ by 16″ by 8″ or smaller and soft-sided and be able to fit under your seat. Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark. Security has the right to remove any package or container or their contents.
Sealed water and children’s drinks only. Sealed, bottled water 32 oz. or less, and soft sided single juice or milk containers for children are the only outside beverages permitted into Target Field. Flavored water, performance beverages (Gatorade, Powerade, etc) are NOT permitted into Target Field. Guests may bring liquids required for legitimate medical purposes into Target Field. I do bring in my empty water bottle because there are filling stations tucked near some of the restrooms. If you really want a flavored drink, you could probably bring in individual powder packets, like Gatorade.
Woo hoo! Target Field allows outside food as long as items are consumed in the general seating areas. Outside food cannot be brought into any restaurant, club lounge or suite. If you are bringing apples or oranges, slice or section them. Foods that could be thrown as a projectile could be confiscated.
INSIDE FOOD DEALS
- Obviously, any food you purchase inside the stadium is permitted in the stands. These are some of the best deals:
- If you don’t want to carry in food, but want to stay in budget, note that Twin’s Dogs are $1.00 on Wednesdays! This is a better price than popcorn (which isn’t too bad either).
- You’ll get scalped on beer and pop, which you can’t carry in, but see the Beverage policy on how to make drinks more affordable, too.
- Kids Meals are $8.00 (except Sundays when they are half price) and include a hot dog, choice of apple sauce or chips and choice of milk, soda or juice box, activities and crayons.
- Concession stands located near sections 133 and 327 have added family-friendly value-priced menu including $5 Budweisers; $4 hot dogs, and $2 pops.
- Pick seats in the alcohol-free family section, and get a free hot dog and pop with your seat!
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN TARGET FIELD?
Find a list of what is not allowed in the ballpark here. While these are mostly logical, this is a good list to check, because if you have to hand an item over at the gate, you won’t get it back.