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June 2017 Fun Times- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • June 20, 2017

Six Picks for Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Enjoy dinner out without the stress of trying to keep your little ones quiet at these restaurants that are not only family-friendly, but designed with attractions and menus that put kids first. 

Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille –Wisconsin Dells
All aboard for this fun dining experience! Kids will love seeing their meal rolling down the tracks, delivered by a train rather than wait staff. When their tummies are full, head next door to Knuckleheads, an indoor amusement park featuring bowling, arcade games, bumper cars and more.

Ella’s Deli & Ice Cream Parlor –Madison
Take a spin on Ella’s restored 1927 carousel in the spring, summer or fall, and enjoy the restaurant’s countless other animated displays year round. The menu features an expansive selection of kosher-style foods and, for dessert, all the sweets of a classic ice cream parlor.

Mineshaft Bar and Restaurant –Hartford
The largest restaurant and bar in the state of Wisconsin features continuous seating for 550 guests, five bars, a stage and a dance floor. Mineshaft’s diverse menu items are only the beginning of the all-around entertainment experience offered. Other draws include a 5,000 sq. ft. game room, a DJ and even karaoke.

PC Junction – Bailey’s Harbor
Touted as having the best “train-ed” staff in Door County, PC Junction is a big hit with kids. This train-themed restaurant features a counter made up of old doors where a train delivers the food and drinks. Kids and parents alike will love the menu featuring homemade soups, award-winning chili and a Friday Fish Fry.

StoneFire Pizza Co. – New Berlin
Leave StoneFire Pizza Co. with happy, full and sleepy kids – every parent’s dream! This pizza buffet is the perfect place to host a birthday party or just to take the kids as a special treat. The attractions offer nonstop entertainment for all ages, including games, mini-bowling, a bounce house, discovery house, bumper cars and more.

Loopy’s Grill and Saloon –Chippewa Falls
Make a day of it and rent kayaks, canoes and tubes at Loopy’s, which shuttles guests upstream to float back down the slow-moving, kid-friendly Chippewa River. Hop out when you reach Loopy’s dock in the restaurant’s backyard and enjoy a diverse grill menu and homemade pizzas. Other activities include three sand volleyball courts, bean bag toss and more.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Travel Wisconsin. "Six Picks for Kid-Friendly Restaurants." June 2017 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fun Times (2017): 6. Print.


Five Fantastic Flavors of Wisconsin Ice Cream

Door County Cherry – Wilson's Ice Cream- Ephriam
With cherry-flavored ice cream, whole cherries and a cherry swirl, Wilson's couldn't pack in any more Door County cherries if they tried!

Homemade Sorbet – Olson's Ice Cream-Chippewa Falls
Olson's homemade, fruity sorbet flavors like black raspberry, red raspberry, orange pineapple, strawberry banana, and mango can feature up to seven pounds of fresh fruit in one batch.

Maple Bacon – Kelley Country Creamery- Fond du Lac
Made with real, local maple syrup and Eden Meat Market caramelized bacon, the Maple Bacon Ice Cream is a tasty crowd-pleaser.

Brandy Old Fashioned – Purple Door Ice Cream- Milwaukee
Inspired by the classic Wisconsin cocktail, this Brandy Old Fashioned Ice Cream features flavors of brandy, orange, cherries, and locally-made Bittercube bitters.

Classic Shakes and Malts – Soda Pops- Eagle River
Soda Pops' shakes and malts are hand-dipped, blended in a 1940's Hamilton Beach mixer and taste just like the good ol' days.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Travel Wisconsin. "Five Fantastic Flavors of Wisconsin Ice Cream" June 2017 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fun Times (2017): 6. Print.

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