With LA’s vast array of eateries, it’s not too hard to find one with a kids menu. However, these brilliant spots go the extra mile of keeping kids entertained long enough to let you chew, taste and even savor your food. So long mad dash dining; flip through and check out our picks for the best restaurants with pre & post (and even during) meal distractions.

Golden Road Brewing

This brewery is so kid-friendly it even has a sign on the wall with a George Orwell quote proclaiming that pubs are meant to be family gathering places. Golden Road offers plenty of pre-meal distractions to back up that family-friendly street cred. The open air patio is loaded with every kind of outdoor game imaginable from corn-hole and Foosball to a life-sized Connect Four. There are so many things to play you'll have to tear your kids away, so just kick back and enjoy a beer flight while they have some more fun.

5410 W San Fernando Rd.
Online: goldenroad.la

photo: Winnie L. via Yelp

Do you have a favorite restaurant that keeps your little diners distracted? Share any we missed in the comments!

—Shahrzad Warkentin