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Parents, we know sometimes you may need a break from cooking but might not know where it’s OK to bring the kiddos along for a good meal.

Luckily, there are plenty of kid-friendly places to eat in McKinney. From downtown cafes to waterfront eateries, there’s sure to be a perfect spot for your family.

Here, you will find a shortlist of kid and even dog-friendly food joints you might want to check out on your next kitchen escape, based on reviews and recommendations. 


The Yard_with mister fans and kidsThe Yard McKinney - $$

Featuring a massive patio, this downtown eatery offers plenty of outdoor dining spaces and play areas so that kids, and even dogs, can do their own thing.

Several reviews highlighted that kids enjoyed being outside and were able to run around.

The establishment offers a laid-back setting and classic backyard food items for the entire family.

Menu choices for the youngins include a cheese quesadilla, burger, mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwich, and chicken tenders for $6.95. All meals are served with fries or apple slices, and a drink.

Address: 107 S. Church St.

Little girl eating at Spoons

Spoons Cafe - $$

Customers say that this all-day breakfast spot in downtown McKinney is “great for families”.

At Spoon’s, kids eat free on Tuesday with the purchase of an adult meal.

Address: 100 E Louisiana St.


Little cowboy eating at Bill Smith's CafeBill Smith Cafe - $

This old-fashion eatery offers homestyle breakfast and lunch choices for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters, according to its website.

For less than five bucks, kids can grub on chicken nuggets, a corn dog, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a mini burger, or a grilled cheese sandwich. As their side, they can choose from a fruit cup or french fries.

Address: 1510 W University Dr.


Boy eating burger at Local YocalLocal Yocal BBQ & Grill - $$$

Kids 12 and under eat free all day Tuesday and Wednesday at this local family-owned establishment. Do we need to say more?

OK, maybe we do. Here’s more info on the deal: Dine-in customers can get one free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entree, with a limit of two per visit.

Based on reviews from those who frequent it, this place is better suited for families with older kids as the atmosphere is a bit more sophisticated.

Address: 350 East Louisiana St.


Dining with kids at Harry's at the HarborHarry's at the Harbor - $$

Located in Adriatica Village, this sports bar, marked as “Good for kids” on Yelp, offers a unique dining experience for the entire family.

Enjoy waterfront dining during lunch or catch the sunset while at dinner from its multi-level outdoor patio seating.

Kids’ menu items include a cheeseburger with fries, chicken tenders with fries, pita cheese pizza, and mac and cheese, all priced at $7 with a kids’ soda included.

Address: 6601 Mediterranean Dr.


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