Dining out with your entire brood can be an exercise in extreme patience. Thank goodness for smartphones and tablets to keep tots with growling tummies busy. However, if you’re looking to up the dining out fun factor, these six Seattle-area establishments will provide good eats with a side of entertainment for the kiddies.

Full Tilt Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Full Tilt Ice Cream makes all natural ice cream and frozen desserts and serves it up in an eclectic environment featuring new and vintage arcade and pinball machines, a rockin’ mix of music, and some of the finest Northwest beers. Opening its White Center location seven years ago, Full Tilt aimed to create a place where families could hang out and enjoy delicious ice cream, including unique flavor concoctions like peanut butter and jelly, Thai iced tea and strawberry basil. Creativity, activity and a cool vibe make this shop a fun outing for ice cream aficionados of all ages.

Four Seattle locations including White Center, Columbia City, U-District and Ballard
Online: fulltilticecream.com

photo: Full Tilt Ice Cream Facebook page

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— Abbey McGee

feature photo courtesy of Dee L. via Yelp