We know the feeling well: it’s 6:32 p.m. and your kids are either crawling beneath the restaurant table or breaking the sound barrier with their delightful shrieks because you just might’ve forgotten to pack the arsenal of snacks that they require. When three crayons and a coloring book won’t do, the 12 restaurants below deliver with child-friendly entertainment that’ll keep them occupied until dinner is served.


Pinstripes is a unique dining and entertainment venue that provides “sophisticated fun” through their events areas for parties (birthday, wedding, anniversary, corporate), Italian American bistro cuisine, weekend live blues and jazz, wine dinners, clubs and leagues, and mom and tot play dates. They serve strikingly good food alongside ongoing bowling and bocce sessions during the day and at night.

3222 M St., NW (Georgetown)

Online: pinstripes.com

Photo courtesy of Pinstripes via Facebook


Got a favorite eatery with a unique way of keeping your brood from boredom? Tell us in the Comments section below.

—Katie Brown