Parents know all too well that going out for a nice lunch or dinner can be tough with kids, especially those who are picky-eaters. That being said, a special dining experience can be fun for the whole family if you choose the right place! Check out our list of some of the most fun and family-friendly restaurant locations that are sure to impress.

The 1UP LoDo

Location: 1925 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

This super fun and unique arcade bar & grill features a huge collection old-school arcade games and pinball machines. The LoDo location also offers a great menu that features bar food and great options for kids. This is a better lunch location for kids, as they do not allow anyone under 21 past 7pm.

Boondocks Fun and Food

Location: 11425 Community Center Dr, Northglenn, CO 80233

When it comes to a good meal and a good time, it’s hard to beat Boondocks! This fun center located in Northglenn features a variety of fun games and attractions that include, bowling, a ropes course, laser tag, arcade, mini golf, go-karts, bumper boats, and much more! The food is also delicious and affordable, and includes some great kids-meal options.

Punch Bowl Social

Location: 65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Beyond having a great menu, the Punch Bowl Social features some family-fun activities like bowling, virtual reality, karaoke, table games and even a vintage arcade! If the fun and friendly atmosphere at this restaurant doesn’t inspire you to return, the amazing food definitely will! The kids menu features delicious food sourced from high-quality ingredients. Rarely do you find kids menus this well made! 

Gameworks

Location: The Shops at, 7950 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

The Gameworks location in Denver is Colorado’s premier entertainment, gaming and eating complex. They feature over 160 arcade games that are sure to excite and challenge the whole family! You can even partake in their laser tag arena after a day of food and fun. Their menu is very family-friendly and has a variety of options that even picky eaters will love.

Wonderland Brewing Company

Location: 5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

The Most Fun & Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Denver

One of our favorite family-friendly breweries around Denver, Wonderland is always kiddo & dog friendly, and features a spacious outdoor patio and blacktop where kids can run free and enjoy riding bikes, playing basketball, corn hole, and more. There is also some some ping pong tables inside as well as a great collection of pinball machines!

Downtown Aquarium

Location: 1490 Eudora St., Denver, CO 80220

The Downtown Aquarium in Denver is one of the coolest places for kids to eat in the whole city. Here, you will be seated around a 50,000 gallon aquarium that holds more than 100 species of aquatic fish. Their kids menu is fun and delicious, and the whole family will love exploring all the exhibits the aquarium has to offer before or after your dining experience.

The Game Lounge

Location: 1490 Eudora St, Denver, CO 80220

The Game Lounge is a new restaurant that is themed around board games! This unique location features a huge number of board games for you and your family to choose from and play for free. You can also enjoy vinyl records being spun throughout the day while you have a blast playing games and eating delicious food.

Board Game Republic

Location: 900 W 1st Ave #130, Denver, CO 80223

Following the board game theme, Board Game Republic is another Denver favorite where you can play games with friends and family before, after, or during your delicious meal. This location features over 700 board games that you can play an unlimited amount of for only $5 a person. The food is as delicious as the board games are fun!

Urban Putt

Location: 1201 18th St, Denver, CO 80202

Located in the LoDo district, Urban Putt is the first and only indoor miniature golf course and offers a great eating environment for kids! Their 18-hole course is the perfect place to bring the family for some fun before or after you sit down for dinner. Mini golf is first come, first served, and dining reservations are recommended.

Casa Bonita

Location: 6715 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214

What kind of list would this be if we didn’t include Casa Bonita? This pride and joy of Colorado has been around for decades and is considered one of the most fun restaurants in the country. Here you will find a 30 foot waterfall, cliff divers, an amusement arcade, musicians, live stage shows, and of course great food for the whole family!