10 Great Places to Eat with Kids in Shakopee

With tasty options including pizza, barbecue, and international cuisines, the whole family will find something delicious to eat at these kid-friendly restaurants in Shakopee.

  1. Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant

Treat your kids to Mexican specialties at Pablo’s Mexican restaurant, which offers kid-sized tacos, quesadillas, taquitos, nachos, and enchiladas with a choice of side.  There’s also American fare, such as a hamburger, chicken strips, and macaroni and cheese.  Sides include both Mexican and American options, like Spanish rice, refried beans, fries, salad, and applesauce.

230 S Lewis Street, Shakopee; 952-445-9218; pablosmexican.com

  1. O’Brien’s Public House

Appropriately for an Irish-inspired establishment, O’Brien’s Public House serves a kid’s version of their popular fish and chips, with tempura-battered cod and malt vinegar tartar sauce.  Other tasty options include boneless wings, homemade mac and cheese, a grilled chicken breast with a choice of side, chicken tenders, and a burger.

338 1st Avenue E, Shakopee; 952-217-5490; obrienspublichousemn.com

  1. Mallards

The kid’s menu at Mallards features classics made from scratch, like the kid-sized fish fry with hand-battered cod, hand-breaded chicken tenders, and homemade mac ‘n cheese, as well as mini cheeseburger sliders, grilled cheese, and a PB&J.  All meals include a drink, fries, and applesauce.

180 Atwood Street North, Shakopee; 952-855-7779; mallardsmn.com

  1. McCoy’s Copper Pint

Like the regular menu, the kid’s menu at McCoy’s Copper Pint is wide-ranging and crowd-pleasing.  Pick from grilled cheese, a grilled chicken sandwich, corn dog bites, boneless chicken bits, hamburger, or a cheeseburger, with a choice of side (fries, tots, steamed broccoli, green beans, or apple sauce).  There are also kid-sized pizzas and noodles with a choice of butter, marinara sauce, or cheese sauce and a crostini.  All meals include a complimentary fountain soda, milk, or apple juice.

1710 Crossings Boulevard, Shakopee; 952-456-8643; mccoyscopperpint.com

  1. Old Southern BBQ

Old Southern BBQ has a kid’s menu with big flavors in smaller portions.  Pick from a pulled pork slider, quarter of a chicken, BBQ taco, or homemade mac ‘n cheese.  Every kid’s meal is served with a fountain drink and a choice of coleslaw, cornbread muffin top, or mashed potatoes.

8088 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee; 612-337-6201; oldsouthernbbq.com

  1. Pasta Zola

At the Italian fast-casual restaurant Pasta Zola, the build-your-own pasta and pizza menu is especially appealing for picky eaters.  There are also some specific kid’s items, like a four-cheese pizza and pasta shells with cheese, red sauce, or butter.  Kid’s meals include a breadstick or applesauce, and a choice of apple juice, milk, or a small soda.

8048 Old Carriage Court North, Shakopee; 952-583-0672; pastazola.com

  1. Sapporo Japanese Restaurant

Introduce your kids to Japanese cuisine at Sapporo Japanese Restaurant, which offers junior hibachi meals.  Each meal is served with onion soup, a one-piece shrimp appetizer, hibachi noodles, and hibachi vegetables.  Entrees include hibachi chicken, shrimp, scallop, or steak.

1114 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee; 952-233-8800; sapporoshakopeemn.com

  1. Shakopee Bowl

Pair a game of bowling with a kid-friendly meal at Shakopee Bowl.  The kid’s menu includes something for every taste—choose from mini corn dogs, grilled cheese, chicken strips, mac & cheese, peanut butter-covered waffles, or a cheesy wrap.

3020 133rd Street West, Shakopee; 952-445-8112; shakopeebowl.com

  1. Wampach’s

Enjoy a classic diner atmosphere at Wampach’s, which has a kid’s menu with breakfast items served all day, including pancakes, french toast, and an egg with toast and a choice of bacon or sausage.  There are also lunch and dinner items such as spaghettios, a hamburger, chicken strips, and macaroni and cheese, all served with sides.

  1. Zuppa Cucina

For a high-quality quick bite, check out Zuppa Cucina, a counter-service Italian eatery.  The kid’s menu includes pizzas (pick from cheese, pepperoni, or sausage) as well as ham and cheese or turkey and cheese sandwiches.

1667 17th Avenue East, Shakopee; 952-445-3737; zuppacucina.com

In addition to being a kid-friendly place to eat, Shakopee is a kid-friendly place to stay, with hotels that offer pools and other family amenities.  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

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