The Best Restaurant Chains for Kids Birthdays

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Casual kid-friendly restaurant chains suitable for a birthday dinner or party with friends & family

A list of the Best Restaurant Chains for Kids Birthdays. Looking for a new hot spot for your child’s birthday? Are your kids tired of the same old place to eat for their birthday? Browse through our list of the best restaurant chains for kid’s birthdays to find a new and exciting birthday place to eat. The best restaurant chains to take kids on their birthdays are listed in order of most popular to least. See which restaurants received the top ratings and give one of them a try on the big day. You can also add your vote for your favorite restaurant as well and see it get ranked higher on the list.

From the full party package deal at Chuck E Cheese’s to birthday saddles to sit on at Texas Roadhouse, there are plenty of new and exciting restaurant options for your child’s birthday this year. With different themes to fit every interest, you are sure to find just the right one to make this birthday memorable. If a particularly interesting restaurant chain isn’t in your town, do a search online and you just might find it within driving distance.

Whatever type of birthday your child is wishing for can likely be found on this list of popular restaurant chains, so go ahead and write down several of the top restaurants and figure out which one will most likely fulfill your child’s birthday dreams this year.

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  • Dave & Buster's is an American restaurant and entertainment business headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Each Dave and Busters has a full-service restaurant and a video arcade. As of November 2014, the ...more
  • Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain owned by Landry's, Inc. of Houston, Texas. It was founded by entrepreneur Steven Schussler. The first location opened in the Mall of America in ...more
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers or simply Red Robin is a chain of casual dining restaurants founded in 1969 in Seattle, Washington, and now headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
  • Chuck E. Cheese's is a chain of American family entertainment center restaurants. The chain is the primary brand of CEC Entertainment, Inc. and is headquartered in Irving, Texas. The establishment ...more
  • TGI Friday's is an American restaurant chain focusing on casual dining. The company is a unit of the Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners, who purchased the company from Carlson ...more
  • Kings Family Restaurants is a chain of family restaurants based in North Versailles, Pennsylvania It has locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Kings logo has scarlet colored lettering, with a saffron ...more
  • IHOP is a United States-based restaurant chain that specializes in breakfast foods. It is owned by DineEquity, with 99% of the restaurants run by independent franchisees. While IHOP's focus is on ...more
  • Dairy Queen, often abbreviated DQ, is a chain of soft serve and fast food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. It also owns Orange Julius and ...more
  • Golden Corral is an American family-style restaurant chain serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and featuring a large buffet and grill offering numerous hot and cold dishes, a carving station and ...more
  • Johnny Rockets is an American restaurant franchise whose themed decor is based upon 1950s diner-style restaurants. Decor includes Coca-Cola advertising featuring nearly life-size cardboard ...more
  • Steak 'n Shake Operations, Inc. is a casual restaurant chain located primarily in the Midwestern and Southern United States with locations also in the Northeast and Southwest United States, and ...more
  • Peter Piper Pizza is an Arizona-based pizza chain with locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, and formerly in Colorado, Utah and Nevada. Restaurants usually have a large ...more
  • Benihana Inc. is a Doral, Florida-based American restaurant company. It owns or franchises 116 Japanese cuisine restaurants around the world, including its flagship Benihana Teppanyaki brand, as well ...more
  • Applebee’s International, Inc., is an American company which develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant chain. As of December 2011, there were 2,019 ...more
  • Chili's Grill & Bar is an international casual dining restaurant chain that features Tex-Mex-style cuisine. The company was founded by Larry Levine in Texas in 1975 and is currently owned and ...more
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is a fast-casual restaurant chain based in Wichita, Kansas. The company opened its doors in 2002, franchised in 2004, and now has more than 100 locations ...more
  • Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll ...more
  • A&W Restaurants, Inc., is a chain of fast-food restaurants distinguished by its draft root beer and root beer floats. A&W started opening franchises in California, in 1923. The company name was taken ...more
  • Outback Steakhouse is an Australian-themed American casual dining restaurant chain based in Tampa, Florida with over 1200 locations in 23 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, ...more
  • California Pizza Kitchen, known within the food industry as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in New York-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick ...more
  • Sonic Corp. is an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As of August 31, 2011, there were 3,561 restaurants in 43 U.S. states, serving approximately 3 million ...more
  • Joe's Crab Shack is an American chain of beach-themed seafood casual dining restaurants owned by Ignite Restaurant Group. Founded in Houston, Texas, the restaurant now operates locations all across ...more
  • Ruby Tuesday Inc. is an American multinational foodservice retailer that owns, operates, and franchises Ruby Tuesday restaurants. The concept was started in 1972 by Samuel E. Beall, III. The ...more
  • The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant and Market is a seafood restaurant chain inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump. As of September 2014, forty-three Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurants operate ...more
  • Rockne's