Places to Eat with Kids in Kansas City

Places to Eat Staycation Kansas City

From world-famous barbecue to out of this world donuts, Kansas City has restaurants that make for a great family experience – whether you’re taking it to go or dining in. Explore our recommendations by geographic area by using the tabs below.

Chuy’s

Founded in 1982 in Austin, Texas, Chuy’s serves authentic Tex-Mex food in an eclectic atmosphere full of color and personality. The menu offers family recipes from South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. Learn more.

Donutology

Crafting the best donuts in Kansas City is a challenge we’re ready to take on daily. How do we do it? After years of research, we’ve made a discovery — everyone has a unique donut gene. People aren’t looking for a plain and simple donut experience anymore. They want one that expresses their unique personalities. With our customized donuts, we’re able to do just that… and more! Learn more.

Eggtc

Our regulars will tell you eggtc. is the perfect venue to get your weekday started. They might also mention eggtc. as a comfortable spot for a weekend rendezvous, or maybe recommend eggtc. as a cozy place for a lingering Sunday brunch. We agree: yes, yes, and yes! Learn more.

Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant

At Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant you can experience the fun and delight as your meal is delivered directly to your table by our signature Restaurant-wide Railroad. Your kids will never forget the excitement of watching food being lowered to surrounding tables by our amazing train delivery cars, and the anticipation of their own food delivery. It’s a great time for the entire family, with fun for the kids and delicious food for Mom and Dad. Learn more.

Heirloom Bakery

We are a neighborhood bakery & gathering place located in East Brookside in Kansas City, MO. We specialize in handcrafted breads, pies and other baked goods, as well as a full Breakfast and Lunch menu. Everything is made from scratch with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients. Learn more.

Jack Stack Barbecue

If the words “Crown Prime” and “Cheesy Corn” are making you smile right now, you know what we’re talkin’ about. If they don’t, come see us – we need to introduce you to the Kansas City barbecue you’re going to want to talk about! Learn more.

Melting Pot

Travel to The Melting Pot of Kansas City for a dining experience unlike any offered downtown. Savor the sweet smells wafting to the front door and take a seat in front of a steaming pot of fondue. Grab a skewer and dip breads, cheeses, meats, and fruits into a flavorful fondue concoction. Learn more.

Minsky’s

Since we began making gourmet pizza in Kansas City in 1976, we have used the finest ingredients. Our savory pizzas begin with fresh, hand-rolled dough layered with generous portions of lean, succulent meats, tender vegetables, aromatic herbs, and topped with rich real mozzarella baked to bubbling perfection. Today our distinctive ingredients and commitment to quality guarantee that each Minsky’s pizza is a mouthwatering masterpiece. In addition to gourmet pizzas, we offer a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads, and pastas that are sure to please any palate. Learn more.

 

The Mixing Bowl

Delicious soul food. Learn more.

Caffetteria

Fresh fare, made with love. A causal spot where diverse flavors nourish your body & satisfy your soul. Approachable food, “Caffe” style. Learn more.

Eggtc

Our regulars will tell you eggtc. is the perfect venue to get your weekday started. They might also mention eggtc. as a comfortable spot for a weekend rendezvous, or maybe recommend eggtc. as a cozy place for a lingering Sunday brunch. We agree: yes, yes, and yes! Learn more.

Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant

At Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant you can experience the fun and delight as your meal is delivered directly to your table by our signature Restaurant-wide Railroad. Your kids will never forget the excitement of watching food being lowered to surrounding tables by our amazing train delivery cars, and the anticipation of their own food delivery. It’s a great time for the entire family, with fun for the kids and delicious food for Mom and Dad. Learn more.

Grimaldi’s

Coal-fired, brick oven pizza at Prairiefire. Learn more.

Jack Stack Barbecue

If the words “Crown Prime” and “Cheesy Corn” are making you smile right now, you know what we’re talkin’ about. If they don’t, come see us – we need to introduce you to the Kansas City barbecue you’re going to want to talk about! Learn more.

Joe’s KC

In Kansas City, where barbecue is a way of life, it is understood that smoke has mystical properties. Smoke has the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. It can transform the least desirable cuts of meat into the most delectable. It can even transform a neighborhood corner gas station into one of the most popular restaurants on the planet. Learn more.

Minsky’s

Since we began making gourmet pizza in Kansas City in 1976, we have used the finest ingredients. Our savory pizzas begin with fresh, hand-rolled dough layered with generous portions of lean, succulent meats, tender vegetables, aromatic herbs, and topped with rich real mozzarella baked to bubbling perfection. Today our distinctive ingredients and commitment to quality guarantee that each Minsky’s pizza is a mouthwatering masterpiece. In addition to gourmet pizzas, we offer a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads, and pastas that are sure to please any palate. Learn more.

The Mixx

The Mixx serves fresh, fast, health-minded food. We prep from scratch and source ingredients with integrity to help you be your best self. Kansas City-based and woman-owned since 2005. Learn more.

Pizza Shoppe

We wouldn’t be Kansas City’s Original Neighborhood Pizza Place without outstanding pizza! Pizza Shoppe brings you the absolute best pizzas in town loaded with the finest meats, fresh-cut veggies and homemade pizza sauce – all on our one-of-a-kind cracker crust. Pair it with a fresh garden salad, oven baked pasta, or a toasted sandwich to make your meal truly regal. Learn more.

Shack Breakfast and Lunch

We hope you all enjoy the same feeling we have when our Shackers smell bacon, hot syrup, or freshly brewed coffee and ready to start a new day better than the last. Learn more.

Spin Pizza

SPIN! Pizza is an authentic Neapolitan pizza experience with flavor-packed, fresh ingredients that are roasted daily in a stone oven before topping our pizzas. Come solo or with a group and enjoy our energetic and cool, contemporary atmosphere. Salads are fresh, fresh, fresh, with homemade dressing. Cool, creamy gelato. Vino by the glass or bottle. Learn more.

Unforked

Honest, clean food made with fresh, local ingredients so people can feel better and live healthier lives! Learn more.

Nick & Jake’s

Your home for real food and honest drink. Locations in Shawnee and Overland Park. Learn more.

Jack Stack Barbecue

If the words “Crown Prime” and “Cheesy Corn” are making you smile right now, you know what we’re talkin’ about. If they don’t, come see us – we need to introduce you to the Kansas City barbecue you’re going to want to talk about! Learn more.

Main Slice

Main Slice Pies & Pints located in Historic Downtown Lee’s Summit serves east coast style pizza and craft beer. Learn more.

Minsky’s

Since we began making gourmet pizza in Kansas City in 1976, we have used the finest ingredients. Our savory pizzas begin with fresh, hand-rolled dough layered with generous portions of lean, succulent meats, tender vegetables, aromatic herbs, and topped with rich real mozzarella baked to bubbling perfection. Today our distinctive ingredients and commitment to quality guarantee that each Minsky’s pizza is a mouthwatering masterpiece. In addition to gourmet pizzas, we offer a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads, and pastas that are sure to please any palate. Learn more.

Poppy’s Ice Cream

Ice cream and sorbets made in micro-batches. That means the flavors are changing all the time and are always fresh. Learn more.

Unk’s Burgers

Family-owned, neighborhood fixture in a strip mall supplying burgers & sides in a quaint atmosphere. Learn more.

Chicken N Pickle

Our unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex includes a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts, a variety of yard games and enough space to kick back and relax with your favorite peeps. Learn more.

Jack Stack Barbecue

If the words “Crown Prime” and “Cheesy Corn” are making you smile right now, you know what we’re talkin’ about. If they don’t, come see us – we need to introduce you to the Kansas City barbecue you’re going to want to talk about! Learn more.

Minsky’s

Since we began making gourmet pizza in Kansas City in 1976, we have used the finest ingredients. Our savory pizzas begin with fresh, hand-rolled dough layered with generous portions of lean, succulent meats, tender vegetables, aromatic herbs, and topped with rich real mozzarella baked to bubbling perfection. Today our distinctive ingredients and commitment to quality guarantee that each Minsky’s pizza is a mouthwatering masterpiece. In addition to gourmet pizzas, we offer a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads, and pastas that are sure to please any palate. Learn more.

Nick & Jake’s

Your home for real food and honest drink in Parkville. Learn more.

Stone Canyon Pizza

Since we opened our doors in 1995, Stone Canyon Pizza has been the perfect place for a quick lunch, social gathering with friends, or an enjoyable evening with family. We invite you to experience our warm atmosphere, friendly service and amazing food and beverage.Stone Canyon’s selections are all made to order from the freshest ingredients. In addition to the best gourmet pizzas in the city, our menu also offers a delicious selection of handcrafted appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, a great selection of locally crafted beers and a full bar. Learn more.

Stroud’s

Stroud’s Oak Ridge Manor provides Kansas City’s best variety of award winning favorites. Located in North Kansas City, Oak Ridge Manor is housed in an expanded 1829 log cabin and farmhouse. Said to be one of the last of the traditional fried chicken restaurants to survive, Stroud’s continues to serve Kansas City proudly. Bring the family and come and see us for dinner! Learn more.

Dave and Busters

You know what Kansas City needs? It needs more winning. More Arcade first dates with virtual reality zombie kills. More Strawberry Watermelon Margarita cocktails at happy hour with coworkers. More Kansas City Chiefs touchdown dances on absurdly large TV screens every gameday. More of the kind of wins you’ll find at Dave & Buster’s in Kansas City located right off of Parallel Parkway near Legends Outlets Mall. Learn more.

Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant

At Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant you can experience the fun and delight as your meal is delivered directly to your table by our signature Restaurant-wide Railroad. Your kids will never forget the excitement of watching food being lowered to surrounding tables by our amazing train delivery cars, and the anticipation of their own food delivery. It’s a great time for the entire family, with fun for the kids and delicious food for Mom and Dad. Learn more.

Joe’s KC

In Kansas City, where barbecue is a way of life, it is understood that smoke has mystical properties. Smoke has the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. It can transform the least desirable cuts of meat into the most delectable. It can even transform a neighborhood corner gas station into one of the most popular restaurants on the planet. Learn more.

Taco Republic

A lil escape in KCK full of margs, authentic street-style tacos, diverse flavors, and all the patio space your heart desires. Mi Taco, Su Taco at Taco Republic! Learn more.
Sarah
Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!