Cattlemen's Steakhouse -- No slick banker's steakhouse, this homey, well-worn place in the heart of the Stockyards has several separate rooms, and kids get place mats adorned with barnyard animal stickers, a kiddie menu, and a lollipop treat. And parents get what they come for: a good-value steak.

Ferré Ristorante e Bar -- Kids love the views of the Bass Hall angels. Parents love the attractive and spacious dining area and the good Tuscan fare.

Joe T. Garcia's Mexican Dishes -- No menus? No problem. This Tex-Mex institution serves up two dishes daily, so you can spend less time deciding what to order and more time sipping margaritas. Parents and kids will both enjoy the delightful outdoor patio.

Kinkaid's Grocery Market -- Burger heaven in Fort Worth is an old-time 1940s grocery store that makes some of the best burgers in Texas. Kids are sure to be entertained by the protocol: You place your order at the open kitchen in back, get a white paper bag with your name scrawled on it, pay at the register, and then pick out a spot at a communal table beneath a jungle of inflatable toys hanging from the ceiling.

Love Shack -- Gourmet burgers (and dogs, fries, and rings) by a celebrity chef, but the price is right, the meat is fresh-ground daily, there are different special milkshakes each day, and there's outdoor seating, all just a stone's throw from the daily cattle herd run in the Stockyards.

Railhead Smokehouse -- A Fort Worth barbecue fave that draws families every night of the week for its tasty barbecue and relaxed atmosphere. The place is noisy without rising to the levels of a Chuck E. Cheese's, and excellent-value children's plates will keep the kids happy.

Sardines Ristorante Italiano -- The good vibes and generous helpings keep folks coming back. The pasta dishes, inexpensive wines, and nightly jazz make this a destination for the whole family.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.