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!

Rainforest Cafe – Multiple Locations (Ca, Nv, Az, Tx, Mn, Il, Mi, Tn, Fl, Ny, Nj)

Rainforest Cafe raises the canopy for kids and fun in 11 states across the country. So don your Cha! Cha! hat because the Cafe's famous red-eyed tree frog and the rest of the Wild Bunch are always ready to welcome kids of all ages to the jungle. If you have one near you, there’s a Select Club for extra rainforest savings, which will come in handy when the kids find their way to the gift shop!

Online: rainforestcafe.com

Photo: Highlander 411 via Flickr

  • TREX Restaurant-Josh Hallett via Flickr
  • Urban Putt-Adele F. via Yelp
  • Aqaurium Restaurant-cc-Selbe Lynn via Flickr
  • Pinnacle Peak via Yelp
  • Eloise tea-Nella P. via Yelp
  • RainforestCafe-cc-highlander411 via Flickr
  • Medieval Times-Monica L. via Yelp
  • Blue Bayou-cc-Loren Javier via Flickr
  • MaxBrenner-cc-Macae Lintelman via Flickr

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

— Jennifer Massoni Pardini

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