san antonio restaurants with playgrounds

Sometimes you just want to kick back and let someone else do the cooking. It’s always easier to do that when the kids are having fun, too. San Antonio has plenty of great restaurants complete with playgrounds, scenery, and fun activities for kids. We’re helping you narrow down the best ones.

Read below for our roundup of San Antonio Restaurants with Playgrounds.


A Note on the Current State of Restaurant Patios and Playgrounds

Before launching into this list, please note that as of May 8, 2020, playgrounds are still closed due to health restrictions. That being said, the governor has let restaurants open their patios at full capacity. So many restaurants are open for patio dining, with rules in place. We recommend that before making a decision to visit any restaurant that you independently verify if they’re open.



The Cove– Their expansive patio has a gravel playground and plenty of seating options. It also offers free kids meals on Tuesdays after 5 pm.

The Friendly Spot Ice House– This spacious outdoor bar and grill also has a playground for kids.

Alamo BBQ– This awesome BBQ joint has an equally awesome playground, menu, and bar.



Blanco BBQ– Go for the turkey, stay for the playscape. It’s one of the biggest and best on the list!

La Hacienda de Los Barrios– Their shady patio backs up to a huge playground. Your kids will also get a kick out of the Oak tree and twinkle lights.

Tycoon Flats– The playground at this restaurant is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. The big kids will like the rustic patio.

Two Bros BBQ Market– The playground here is practically a fortress. Kids will love the patio tables and double- slide playscape.

The Pigpen– This neighborhood bar also has an outdoor patio with a play structure for kids.

San Antonio’s Incredible Pizza Company– Pizza and an arcade? Yes, please! This awesome restaurant will wow your kids- and you!!

Tribeca 212– You wouldn’t expect an upscale restaurant to be kid- friendly but this one is! They have a whole room devoted to kids and families- toys galore!

Beto’s AltMex– This restaurant has an awesome patio with a playground and an outdoor TV.



The Big Bib– This restaurant does not have a playground but we think it belongs on the list. Go there and you’ll see why- they’re right next to a runway where planes and helicopters land and take off all day long.

Willie’s Grill & Ice House– All Willie’s Locations have that famous sandbox and mini- arcade. The kids will love it- and you’ll love the margaritas.

Longhorn Cafe– Each Longhorn Cafe location has different amenities but they’re all super family friendly. Check out their arcade games, patios, playgrounds, and kid- approved food.



La Cabana– This restaurant is way east, in Cibolo, but worth the drive. They have great food, outdoor seating, a playground, and tons of photo ops.

Peter Piper Pizza– All of their locations feature arcade games, pizza, and wings. Can’t go wrong!

Magic Time Machine– This restaurant doesn’t technically have a playground. That’s because the whole restaurant IS a playground. They have the Simpsons, face painting, character appearances, bubbling science experiments, smoking desserts, hidden tables, and more.

Burleson Yard Beer Garden– Ping pong tables, outdoor space, fire pits, and a playground at this beer house.



Big’z Burger Joint– This counter- serve restaurant boasts a huge outdoor patio, cafeteria- style seating, tons of green space for the kids to run around, TVs, and more. They have another location off of 281.

Viola’s Ventanas– This Mexican eatery has an outdoor patio with a huge Oak tree and a play area.

El Chapparal– You’ll be seriously impressed with their huge play structure and outdoor open space.

Pericos– This Mexican restaurant has it all. The kids will get a kick out of the decor, watching the tortillas, and their huge playground.



Dog & Pony Grill– This recently remodeled restaurant has a great playground for the kids. It also has a basketball court and stage. Oh, and plenty of picnic tables. A Boerne-must!

Z’s Wood Fired Pizza– This dog-friendly restaurant has some of the best pizza you’ll find in the entire area. And there’s a great play area for the kids too.


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