restaurants with playground houston

Houston’s restaurant scene is huge and there is no shortage of fun, family-friendly restaurants around town. Sometimes you just want to kick back and relax while the kids eat and play.

We’ve rounded up the best restaurants in Houston with a playground, make sure you visit them all.

Here is our full Guide to Restaurants with Playgrounds in Houston:

 

Inner-Loop

Crisp Heights- This gastro pub offers pizza and Italian-fusion bites, plus they have an outdoor patio great for kids. They don’t have a playground but there’s a fountain, a ping pong table, and cornhole.

Little Matt’s- This unique burger restaurant has picnic seating, game tablets, a candy shop, and an arcade. They also offer chicken wings, personal pizzas, and more on the menu.

Betsy’s at Evelyn’s Park- If you want an awesome playground, why not go to a park? This park in Bellaire has a restaurant and coffee shop on the same property. There isn’t an actual playground but the kids will love the walk-up slides. Plus, there is plenty of room to run and it’s close enough to keep an eye on the kids while you eat. Bring your camera- there is also an awesome sculpture installation based on Alice in Wonderland.

Lake House- This counter-serve restaurant has an outdoor patio right inside Discovery Green. They are located by the fountains so the kids can play in the water while you eat.

Christian’s Tailgate- This restaurant has three locations in Houston. Their West University location has a small arcade and an outdoor playground. Make sure to order a milkshake!

Lupe Tortilla- This Texas-native restaurant has multiple locations around Houston, and many of them have an outdoor playground. The playgrounds are in a sandbox so know before you go.

Preslee’s- This new Heights restaurant on 19th St. has an outdoor patio with tons of stuff for kids to play with, including swings/hammocks, a mini-playground for toddlers, a pedal car, ping pong, cornhole, and more.

Chick-fil-A- Sure, it might be fast food, but Chick-fil-A is always a favorite with kids and adults alike. There are numerous locations all across Houston, and most of the restaurants have an indoor playground.

 

Outer-Loop

Jimmy Changas- All of the Jimmy Changas locations, from Katy to Pearland, have a playground! There are four locations in Houston, all with a Jimmy’s Jungle.

Yard House- This outdoor beer garden and restaurant doesn’t actually have a playground but one visit and you’ll see why it’s on the list. They have a huge, outdoor area with lawn chairs, green space, and hammocks. They offer their eclectic menu for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining.

Lupe Tortilla- This Texas-native restaurant has multiple locations around Houston, all of them with an outdoor playground. All of the playgrounds are in a sandbox so know before you go.

Beaver’s West- Enjoy room to run plus play equipment at this restaurant on Westheimer. They have a great menu and a fun atmosphere, great for singles and families.

 

Greater Houston

Live Oak Grill- This restaurant has one location in Houston- in Sugar Land. Each location has a spacious patio with room for kids to move around, picnic-style seating,

Casa Ole- Casa Ole has several locations in Houston but there is only one left with a sandbox! Bring a towel for the car, you’ll need it! This location is on Highway 6 North at Yorktown Crossing.

Creekwood Grill- Located in Cypress, this restaurant has a playground and great food. They also offer kids eat free on Wednesday nights!

La Hacienda- This Cypress-area restaurant is huge and has an even bigger playground. The towering structure is great for kids aged 3 and up. They will also enjoy the indoor and outdoor patio seating.

Jimmy Changas- All of the Jimmy Changas locations, from Katy to Pearland, have a playground! There are four locations in Houston, all with a Jimmy’s Jungle.

Las Ventanas Tex Mex- This spacious Tex-Mex eatery offers a small children’s play area. There is plenty of room on the patio so you can keep a close eye on the bubs, plus delicious drinks and food.

The Original Shack Burger Resort- This outdoor restaurant offers a huge play space, complete with games, a sandbox, and more. They sometimes have live music and the food is always good.

The Backyard Grill- This Cypress-area restaurant has a small sandbox on the patio for kids. The patio is screened in during bad weather. There’s also a tree, adorned with fairy lights, right in the middle of the restaurant! The kids will love it.

Clay’s- This restaurant in West Houston has a large play area with turf grass as well as a petting zoo! You can sit inside or outside without worrying about the kids.

Lupe Tortilla- This Texas-native restaurant has multiple locations around Houston, all of them with an outdoor playground. All of the playgrounds are in a sandbox so know before you go.

Drix Restaurant & Lounge- This Katy-area wine bar and restaurant has an entire room set aside just for kids! You’ll want to check on the kids frequently because you won’t be able to see them from outside of the playground but you can easily see who is coming and going.

 

Did we miss one? Name your favorite local restaurant with a playground in the comments below: