When it comes to dining out with kids, there are restaurants that cater specifically to the small set, including Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant and Crayola Cafe, as well as local chains like Winstead’s. Yet there are a handful of restaurants that manage to be great for both adults and children, and don’t make parents feel like a nice meal out is a dream or distant memory. While not an exhaustive list, here are our go-to family-friendly spots that not only tolerate kids, but make families feel welcome and wanted.

April is a Kansas Citian by way of New Mexico, worker bee, freelance writer and photographer, food, music, animal and travel lover.