The corn dogs at this kitsch-covered, clown-themed Tudor dining hall are the size of sock puppets, and the child-friendly acoustics suck up the howls of delight at mac and cheese topped with Cheez-Its. Staff members are patient and friendly, providing a coloring page if the clown posters, monkey portraits, and display case of vintage toys aren’t enough. A plate of “garbaged” fries—smothered in cheese, onions, jalapeños, and gravy—and a full bar will help keep parents sane, too. 17-N Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates, pallookaville.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.