If your little foodies prefer a side of fun with their entrees, you’d better place an order at one of these Atlanta restaurants serve up a side of kitsch with their dish. With themes from Moroccan to rockin’, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Keep reading for the scoop on fun spots that your munchkins are sure to eat up.

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Bone Garden Cantina
This Mexican restaurant with a menu inspired by authentic street food and decor inspired from the celebrations of Dia De los Muertos. Menu selections range from the expected (keep the kids happy) such as cheese quesadillas served with sour cream and guac, to the adventurous, such as the ever touted red goat soup (yes, it’s spicy, and yes, they use real goat). And whatever you do, don’t miss the banana empanadas—fried pastries with sweet bananas, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and topped with whipped cream.

1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW
Atlanta, Ga
Online: bonegardencantina.com

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The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant
Located at the end of the south runways of the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport, this long-time staple of Atlanta dining will wow your wee air aficionados in a major way. With both indoor and outdoor patio dining (yes!), no seat is a bad seat for getting an eyeful of passenger planes taking-off and landing at the airport. Decorated in a WWII-era aviation theme, don’t be surprised to find equipment and even vintage planes on the property.

3829 Clairmont Road,
Atlanta, Ga 30341
Online: the57threstaurant.com

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Truett’s Luau
This Polynesian-themed Fayetteville spin-off of the popular Chick-fil-A franchise is truly one-of-a-kind. With a waterfall surrounding its outdoor patio (filled with lush tropical plants), you can practically hear the sound of the bee hives on the roof of the restaurant, which provides them with fresh honey that’s even better than their Polynesian sauce!

600 West Lanier Ave., Suite 103
Fayetteville, Ga 30214
Online: truettsluau.chick-fil-a.com

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Imperial Fez
Calling all fans of Aladdin and The Clash! You can rock the casbah at this South Buckhead location, where the  kids eat free on Sunday nights with the purchase of an adult dinner. Serving gourmet Moroccan food in a traditional style (sitting on the floor, eating with your fingers… sounds a lot like home, right?), Imperial Fez will blow littles minds with belly dancers and a tented interior.

2285 Peachtree Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Online: imperialfezrestaurant.com

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This Avondale Estates eatery is famous for its corn dogs, but they serve more than that at the brick-and-mortar offspring of the World Famous Pallookaville Corndog Wagon. With a soda fountain, seasonal milkshakes, and a retro Carnival atmosphere, Pallookaville really cuts the mustard with the minis.

17 N. Avondale Plz.
Avondale Estates, Ga 30002
Online: facebook.com/pallookaville


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Hard Rock Café
While they may be a little young to catch a show, your tiny dancers will love checking out the stage and vibe at lunch or early dinner at this downtown landmark. Filled with memorabilia, particularly of bands with roots in the South, the Hard Rock will satisfy their bellies with burgers and their heads with visions of becoming a rock star.

215 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Ga 30303
Online: hardrock.com/cafes/atlanta

Where does your family love to enjoy a fun meal in Atlanta? Give us the dish below!

—Shelley Massey