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.

Simmzy’s

Nothing like having time to actually relax and enjoy a beer while the kids play. At this farm-to-table burger and brews joint, you can do just that, and enjoy a delicious meal that your little ones will gobble up too. It's a win-win all around. Pull up a seat and sip one of the 24 beers on tap, while the kids hit the turf-lined patio for a round or two of bean bag toss (aka Corn Hole; no joke and a fact that will intensely amuse the kids).

3000 Olive Ave.
Burbank
818-962-2500
Online: simmzys.com

photo: Meghan Rose

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

—Shahrzad Warkentin