4 Great Options for Kid-Friendly Dining in Mayfield Village



Although adults might love to go out to eat, eating in a restaurant can be agony for kids. They have to sit there for what seems like forever before their food comes, and they can’t run around and play. Luckily, a few kid-friendly restaurants in Mayfield Village, Ohio know the drill, and try to make the dining experience enjoyable for everyone, including kids and adults.

Food and Games

Play Arcade and Kitchen somehow manages to be an adult’s and a child’s dream come true. The restaurant serves classic American favorites, such as BBQ Pork and Chicken and Waffles. There are also plenty of appetizers and a full menu of milkshakes to choose from. The kid’s menu features kid-tested favorites, like hotdogs and chicken fingers. Kid entrees are all priced under $6.

The main attraction at Play is the arcade area, which parents and children can visit before or after dining. There are popular video games, such as Guitar Hero and Flappy Bird, as well as games like air hockey and NBA Hoops. What might be particularly appealing to kids is that they get tickets or points when they play, which can be used to get a fun toy or prize from the gift shop.

Play also occasionally hosts special events, like a Halloween party for kids. You can also book your kid’s birthday party in the space.

Burgers and Shakes

If you want burgers and shakes minus the arcade games, take your family to Grind Burger.  The restaurant, owned by a husband and wife team, uses only Ohio-raised beef for its burgers. The beef is ground on-site, so you know it will be fresh.

It might seem like a weird choice, but the best time to bring the kids to Grind Burger is during their happy hour, every weekday from 4pm until 7pm. The restaurant offers $1 off burgers at that time, as well as 1/2 off certain appetizers. Happy Hour is early enough that you’ll be able to get the kids home and get them to bed on time.


The California Pizza Kitchen in Legacy Village is always a safe bet for families with kids. There’s a kid’s menu for those under age 10, which offers a variety of pizzas, pasta, and chicken dishes. As a bonus, the kids’ menu features a few pages of activities, such as a word search and “create your own planet” game, to keep your child busy while he or she waits for the food to arrive. The servers at the restaurant have been praised by diners for their ability to work with children and to take any of the messes that go along with dining with kids in stride.

Free Kids’ Meals

One of the greatest perks of taking your kids out to dinner is this: Sometimes you don’t have to pay for their meal. Take your kids to Harry’s Steakhouse on Monday or Tuesdays, buy an entree for yourself, and get one kid’s meal for free. The rest of the week, kids’ meals are just $4.79.