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!

Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse – Tucson, Az

Pinnacle Peak has been getting into the Wild West fun for half a century—and the whole family is encouraged to dress the part. In fact, there is a strict “No Ties Allowed” policy, so a word of warning to any tie-d up outlaws: all knotted neckwear will be cut off and hung on the wall! Before or after your Lil’ Cowboy Steak, hop in a covered wagon and explore all that Trail Dust Town has to offer in the way of western kitsch (including stunt shows!).

Online: pinnaclepeaktucson.com

Photo: Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse via Yelp

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

— Jennifer Massoni Pardini

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