It’s not uncommon to see Elevation Burger crawling with kids. “We’ve always had the goal of making it a family-oriented place,” says general manager Eric Arden. But dining out on burgers doesn’t mean filling up on oversized greasy patties and French fries. Elevation Burger caters to the health-conscious crowd, using 100-percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed and free-range beef. It’s topped with six-months-aged cheddar cheese. The gluten-free fries are cooked in olive oil, or you can opt for a side of Mandarin oranges instead. If there’s such a thing as a healthy burger, you’ll find it at Elevation.
8611 Hillcrest, Suite 195
Tip:Kids eat free on Sundays.
Three more spots to take the kids
This Italian restaurant overlooks CenterPark Garden at NorthPark Center and has a large, open lawn where the kids can run while parents enjoy a peaceful dinner on the patio. Also, children eat free 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays if you present a Dallas Public Library card.
8687 N. Central, Suite 1608
There’s something for everyone at this inexpensive Italian spot, including $1 mimosas and bloody marys during weekend brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids eat free Wednesday nights.
11661 Preston, Suite 143
Here, kids can order a tricked-out peanut butter sandwich known as “The Elvis” stuffed with bananas and honey. Parents might want something a little more sophisticated, such as the Caprese sandwich with buffalo mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and basil pesto.
5959 Royal, Suite 626