If you live in the west suburbs of Milwaukee, you're close to some of the following kid-friendly restaurants:
Bel Air Cantina
2625 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211
6817 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
410 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek, WI 53154
250 High St., Brookfield, WI 53045
This modern Mexican restaurant has a few locations around the Milwaukee area, and they offer a special "niños" menu for the kids.
5734 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, WI 53217
17530 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045
Blaze pizza is completely customizable, low-calorie as far as pizzas go, and very fast. You’ll feel comfortable with your kids in this casual environment.
Lowlands Group restaurants strive to bring the Dutch concept of “gezellig” to their restaurants, which is roughly translated as a cozy atmosphere or the warm feeling you get when spending time with friends.
Their food is made from scratch, often organic, and they use Wisconsin suppliers for many products. There is no high fructose corn syrup in their food, and their beef is grass-fed and grain-finished with no antibiotics. They have plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options, and every choice on the kids’ menu comes with fresh fruit and vegetables.
7700 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Cafe Hollander Tosa
7677 W. State St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Cafe Hollander Brookfield
20150 Union St., Brookfield, WI 53045
The Chocolate Factory
W62 N577 Washington Ave., Cedarburg
13475 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove
7963 S. Main St., Oak Creek, WI 53154
1077 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee, WI 53072
4330 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, WI 53211
2120 E. Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha, WI 53186
1402 S. Main Street, West Bend, WI 53095
This local chain offers fresh subs with warm crusty rolls and fresh, premium ingredients, plus a delicious homemade mayonnaise. Top it off with local Wisconsin ice cream or choose from a variety of sundaes. If you love The Chocolate Factory, be sure to visit the airy Pewaukee location right along the beach on Pewaukee Lake.
Dave and Buster’s
2201 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
This family-friendly chain restaurant offers sports bar food and arcade games.
North Star American Bistro
19115 W. Capitol Dr. #100, Brookfield, WI
Enjoy traditional American favorites along with more sophisticated fare at this upscale but casual eatery. Both locations have a separate family dining room. At the Shorewood location, the family section has toys, a chalkboard and ample play space. There is a full children's menu, and kids eat free on Sundays.
N56W15560 Silver Spring Dr, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Pizza Buffet & Chalkboard!
Stonefire Pizza Co.
5320 South Moorland Rd., New Berlin, WI 53151
Stonefire Pizza Co. was built for a family fun night. You’ll find something for everyone at the buffet, and you can even watch a movie while you eat. Afterwards, explore 40,000 square feet of games and attractions including a rock wall, bounce houses, touchscreen arcade games, bumper cars, classic pinball, skee-ball, amusement rides, a ninja course, and more.
Yo Mama! & The Party Room
1349 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Yo Mama Frozen Yogurt is attached to a unique venue called The Party Room, located in the charming Village of Wauwatosa. It’s the perfect place for a birthday party, and it offers a custom-built photo booth with props and fun backgrounds, a large screen television for slide shows, movies, or gaming, a disco ball and custom sound system, and more.
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