Cliffites may be familiar with Hula Hotties Café and Bakery for its spaghetti, ribs or tropical dishes. But owners Roger and Jill Simpson have also won over the kids — especially since starting kids-eat-free event Wednesdays. One adult meal equals two free kids meals, which include menu items like hamburgers, chicken nuggets or fish sticks with mac ‘n’ cheese. Each dish also comes with a chocolate chip or sugar cookie on the side. (The parents will also want to take home one of the decadent desserts in the glass case.) If you can’t make it to the restaurant on a Wednesday night, go Thursday for the $6 spaghetti and garlic bread meal.
HULA HOTTIES CAFÉ & BAKERY
Bishop & Madison
Three More Kid-Friendly Spots:
1. AUNT STELLE’S
You can’t get a better snow cone in the neighborhood, possibly the city. This legendary stand has been a staple for kids and school groups for almost 50 years.
Marlborough & Clarendon
2. COUNTRY BURGER
If you don’t mind straying from the healthier kid foods, this cafeteria-style joint is a great place to chill with a greasy burger and a cup full of onion rings while watching afternoon cartoons.
12th & Hampton
3. NORMA’S CAFÉ
You can’t go wrong with this Oak Cliff monument that serves up good old-fashioned comfort food. And what kid can say no to a hefty slice of chocolate meringue pie?
Davis & Polk
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