Tired of cooking? Or are you just in the mood to get out of the house? Then pack up the kids and take the family out to dinner! Red Tricycle offers Seattle families with kids a list of cool, kid-friendly restaurants to choose from. From fine dining to fun cafes, read on to find the perfect restaurant for your family. Visit the family dining section on our website for more tips.

1. Seattle southern-style comfort food. Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond is a  lively, kid friendly restaurant that offers delicious gourmet Southern comfort food. The kid’s menu is served in a fun TV dinner-style tray with options like southern fried chicken leg with mashers, mac-n-cheese with Caesar salad, a firebread pizza, or a quesadilla.

2.  A family-friendly coffee shop. Twirl cafe, located in Queen Anne, is the perfect place for moms to hang out and enjoy a latte while the kids get to play on the kidtropolis-designed play area.

3. Kids eat free! Want to save a few dollars on dinner out with the kids? These local Seattle restaurants offer special deals for kids meals. Most offer a free kids meal with adult purchase.

4. Family breakfast restaurant. Check out Chace’s Pancake Corral for a family breakfast in Bellevue. This old-school restaurant is known for their large, fluffy pancakes.They also give kids their own menu, which serves as a coloring page.The servers happily accommodate families and have no problem working around a high-chair.

5. Fine family dining. Emmer & Rye is one of Queen Ann’s finest family dining venues that provides fresh, seasonal food. A trip to Emmer & Rye will give your children the opportunity to try new, delicious types of food. All kid customers receive crayons and an activity page/child’s menu.

6. Kid friendly seafood. If you’re looking for some seriously good seafood, this is the place to go. Blueacre can happily accommodate children, strollers and large families. The children’s menu offers familiar dishes all made from scratch and for the adults, the menu is focused on fresh, sustainable seafood.

7. Seasonal treat. Spring Hill Restaurant is popular Seattle spot that offers delicious Northwest-inspired cooking. The menu has seasonal seafood choices as well as meat and poultry entrees. And for the little one’s, let them try something new and share a nibble off your plate or order them the house-made pasta.

8. Family bakery and cafe. Grand Central Baking Company’s Café is a family friendly cafe designed with kids in mind. The menu offers sandwiches, salads and, of course, baked goods. Kids can enjoy PB&J or a grilled cheese. While there, be sure to pick up a container of cookie dough or a premade pie.

9. Greek food and a kids play area! Vios Café & Marketplace on Capitol Hill offers a more modern take on Greek favorites and has a considerate attitude towards families. There is a kids play area in the back and a wide changing table in the restroom. Vios also offers family-style menus for when you want to dine with a group.

10. Kid-friendly and downtown? Looking for good restaurants near First Avenue, Seattle? These restaurants are accessible for the stroller set and don’t forget about food quality.

11. Off the beaten path. Serendipity Cafe, located in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, is a hot spot for families. Serendipity serves up delicious comfort food and little portions for the picky eaters. The kids will love playing with the train table, doll house, books & puzzles, and drawing at the art table or chalkboard wall.

12. Dumplings to Dai for. Kid favorites (aside from the dumplings) include the green beans with garlic, pork chop fried rice, and the dessert red bean steamed buns. The pork chop fried rice is of particular note for the tender and savory chop – you may have to order more than one dish.

13. International cuisine with kids. In the mood for something different? Experience Seattle’s wide variety of world-class international cuisine and take the kids along too. We have listed our favorite world restaurants from dim-sum to pasta. Buon Appetito!

14. Fun Ballard Cafe Firehouse Coffee has wi-fi for moms and a playroom for the kids. Along with coffee, pastries and sandwiches, Firehouse also offers a children’s menu that includes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or grilled ham and cheese.

5. Kid-friendly brunch spots. We’ve picked a few of our favorite date night spots that are now serving brunch, which is a great way to try out places you might not take your kids otherwise.

-Shayla Sangalli