I’ll admit it: I am a lazy cook.
If the recipe has more than three ingredients and takes longer than 30 minutes, I don’t even attempt it. That being said, the thought of taking my young children out to a nice place to eat makes me cringe.
Here are some tips to eating out at restaurants with kids in Boca Raton…
(This is NOT my family…)
I have found a loophole! The Cafés at Boca (aka the mall food court) at Town Center at Boca Raton.
Like everything in Boca, this food court is not your typical fast food pit. It has a lot of great options. You can find everything from falafel pitas at Maoz Vegetarian to salads, authentic Italian pizza, seafood and Mexican. And you can’t forget about the delightful Chick-fil-A…
This food court has really been a saving grace for me when I don’t want to cook or don’t have time to cook. And if your kids act out, it’s a busy scene–hardly anyone will notice. Trust me.
If we want more of a challenge, we sometimes go to California Pizza Kitchen. We opt to sit outside most times. I like that there is a great children’s menu with things to color and games to play.
Other places that do the trick include Chipotle (multiple locations). It is fast and loud! Avery likes that she can choose her ingredients.
Also, on our list is Tijuana Flats (multiple locations). This place is great because it has a place mat that kids can color on and they offer table service, so you don’t have to keep getting up to get refills. Taco Tuesday is a great time to go because they offer two tacos, chips and salsa, and a drink for an affordable price! It is a great family place.
Don’t get me wrong, I DO parent my children in these places and usually, I don’t let them run free when we’re eating out at restaurants with kids in Boca Raton…depending on my mood. 😉 But, they have to learn how to behave by going to restaurants and experiencing the etiquette of it all.
However, there’s always going to be that one person that gives you the “look of disapproval” when you are dining out at restaurants with kids in Boca Raton. You just have to shake it off. Trust me, I’ve gotten a lot of those looks as a parent! Make it easy on yourself when eating out at restaurants with kids in Boca Raton.