Dinner out with kids! What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Little diners excusing themselves right when you start your meal? Asking for the check while it’s still light out? Well, we’ve rounded up 11 theatrical dining destinations that will keep the kids entertained well past dessert and have you feeling like a kid again. Scroll through the slideshow and work up an appetite for fun!

T-REX Restaurant – Orlando, Fl 

Disney is well known for character dining, but you can also pull up a seat with a 15-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex! At Walt Disney World’s T-REX Restaurant, learn about 200-million-year-old dinosaurs, dine on “dino-mite dishes,” and dig for fossils in their Paleo Zone. And every 20 minutes, there’s a meteor shower. Better duck!

Online: disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/disney-springs/t-rex

Photo: Josh Hallett via Flickr

  • TREX Restaurant-Josh Hallett via Flickr
  • Urban Putt-Adele F. via Yelp
  • Aqaurium Restaurant-cc-Selbe Lynn via Flickr
  • Pinnacle Peak via Yelp
  • Eloise tea-Nella P. via Yelp
  • RainforestCafe-cc-highlander411 via Flickr
  • Medieval Times-Monica L. via Yelp
  • Blue Bayou-cc-Loren Javier via Flickr
  • MaxBrenner-cc-Macae Lintelman via Flickr

Where have you taken the kids for some thematic dinnertime fun? Share in the Comments!

— Jennifer Massoni Pardini