If deciding where to take the family to eat feels like a chore, this blog is for you! We’ve searched the internet to find family-friendly restaurants with the top reviews, so you don’t have to. Whether you’re a Plano, Texas local or looking for a day trip in the North Dallas area, these restaurants should be on the top of your list to try this summer. Take a scroll to see our top 5 restaurants and let us know if there are any we should add to our list!

Bavarian Grill

Bavarian Grill operates with a few simple concepts in mind; Great food, fun atmosphere, exciting Bar, beautiful decor, friendly professional service, generous portions, and reasonable prices. 

If you’re looking for a quieter time to bring the kids, their slower hours are between 1 pm and 5 pm. They offer booster seats and high chairs and have a special gluten and vegetarian-friendly menu.

See their menu here.

Photo from Bavarian Grill

Poor Richards Cafe

Poor Richard’s Cafe is the oldest restaurant in Plano, Texas! Their claim to fame is that they serve the best home-cooking you have ever had.

See their menu here.

Photo from Poor Richards Cafe

The Original Pancake House

The Original Pancake House has been creating made-from-scratch goodness in the DFW area since 1987. They offer quality food and outstanding service to their customers and are proud to serve meals that are prepared to order. 

A few favorites on their menu are the freshly squeezed juices with no sugar added and the gourmet coffee that is locally sourced and roasted specifically for The Original Pancake House in their Addison and Fort Worth locations.

See their menu here.

Photo From The Original Pancake House

Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream

Remember the old-fashioned hand-crank-style ice cream makers? Henry brought homemade ice cream from that into the future! 

Their ice cream base is made with a 16% butterfat mix from Schepps Dairy. They then add only the finest flavors, fruits, and other natural ingredients to complete the product. 

See their menu here.

Photo From Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream

Red Truck Cafe

When you step into Red Truck Cafe, you can always count on two things: a warm welcome from their team and the smell of fresh, homemade diner food. Stop by to check out their early-morning specials, unbeatable service, or mouthwatering Gingerbread pancakes.

See their menu here.

Photo from Red Truck Cafe

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