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.

Stacked

Just ordering your food is half the fun at this family eatery that has developed a unique way of taking your order via touch screen technology. Your tech savvy tots will love taking over the iPad at your table where they can tap and swipe their way to ordering a burger, Mac n' cheese or pizza, the restaurant's staple menu items that you can customize any way you like. Once the ordering fun is done, your tinkering tots can keep their fingers busy twisting together some creations with bendable Wikki Sticks, which are offered up to while away the wait. Or they can keep busy swiping though the dessert menu and plotting their next order.

Various locations in Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Cerritos and Huntington Beach
Online: stacked.com

photo: Shahrzad Warkentin

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

—Shahrzad Warkentin