Each Thursday, we feature Patch Picks, highlighting editors' and readers' top picks for great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more. On the agenda this week: family-friendly dining.
Do you ever have a night when you can't decide what to make for dinner? Do you go out? How do you decide where to go? I personally have a hard time deciding and have opted for the "grab a name from the hat" game. Fortunately, you don't have to. This week we are narrowing down our favorite restaurants for that everyone in the family should enjoy.
From 4 p.m. to closing, kids, ages 12 and under, get a complimentary dinner at Islands. In case you cannot make it on a Tuesday, they have a great menu for kids with lots of options. You all can enjoy large-portion-dinner in a booth and coloring is allowed.
This is a great place to go if you are craving barbecue. The service is speedy, the menu expansive, and they are terrific with kids. Their kids' menu features pint-size portions of their baby back ribs, mac and cheese and hamburger.
The newest restaurant in town is perfect for the whole family. If the kids are craving breakfast for dinner, look no further, as they serve it all day long. With such a large menu, there is bound to be something for everyone. The service is fast, food is delicious, and you can even enjoy a family dinner outside on the patio.
How about south-of-the-border cuisine? The Alamo is a great spot for everyone in the family and offers nightly buffets. Their portions are large, and they have an extensive menu. With booths and large tables, there are plenty of places to sit.
This has always been a favorite restaurant of mine. The teppan chefs, who cook in front of you, create a fun atmosphere for a family dinner. You get a lot of food for the price, and you'll most likely have leftovers for the next day. (I love to scramble my extra meat, rice and veggies with some eggs for breakfast)