Decisions, Decisions
10 Family Friendly Places to Eat After Church

by Joanna Demers

You and your family have just piled into the car and you have a decision to make.

The kids share the exciting things they did during Hope Kids, while you and your spouse discuss John’s awesome sermon. As you pull out of the parking lot, you brace yourself for the weekly dilemma. You know one of you (probably one of the kids) is going to bring it up.

“I’m hungry! Can we go somewhere to eat?”

And there it is. Now you have to decide if you want to eat at home or go somewhere to eat. If you go out, you have to decide where to go. Meanwhile, you’re getting hangry and the kids keep asking you if we’re there yet and arrgghhh!

So, where should you and your family go to eat? Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Listed below are a few suggestions for family-friendly restaurants located near each of our current campuses, so no matter where you’re coming from, you can escape that post-church hunger. Some restaurants offer free kids’ meals with an adult purchase, while others have weekly specials. Click the link next to the restaurant to find out more information.



Dickey’s BBQ | 7070 Preston Rd. | Website

Dickey’s BBQ offers quality barbecue and smoked meats along with numerous side options. On Sundays, children 12 and under can receive a free kid’s meal per $10 purchase of an adult plate.

Babe’s Chicken | 6475 Page St. | Website

Yes, it may be crowded, but the food makes Babe’s a good decision every time. This family-friendly restaurant offers fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, catfish, various side dishes, and freshly baked pies. Their children’s menu contains a variety of options for your kids to choose from, as well. And, if someone in your family has a birthday, you can celebrate it by doing the Hokey Pokey with the waitstaff.

Jinbeh | 2693 Preston Rd. | Website

Though a bit pricier than the other restaurants, Jinbeh offers delicious Asian cuisine cooked in front of you on a hibachi grill. It also serves as entertainment for the children as the chefs usually interact with them. They also serve sushi and have a kids’ menu.



Super Chix | 9169 Dallas Pkwy | Website

Super Chix’s various menu items include fried and grilled chicken sandwiches, tenders, salads, frozen custard, and milkshakes. They also have an outdoor eating area and toys for the kids to play with. It’s a great place to go with other couples who have kids too. The kids can make use of the play areas while the adults make use of the quieter-and-less-distracting-than-usual atmosphere.

The Community Grill | 2525 Main St. | Website

The Community Grill is a casual, family-friendly, neighborhood restaurant. Menu items include salads, wings, sandwiches, and a variety of entrées, such as grilled salmon, short ribs, tacos, and pasta. Pick anything here and you’ve made a good decision.

Pizzeria Testa | 8660 Church St. | Website

Pizzeria Testa offers Neapolitan-style pizza baked in a wood-fired oven. For those who may not like pizza, Pizzeria Testa also has hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and antipasti. They have a family-friendly atmosphere and an outdoor eating space. Once you’ve finished your food, you can walk around Frisco Square or catch a movie at the Cinemark Theater located across the street.



Fuddruckers | 2045 N. Central Expwy. | Website

Fuddruckers offers more than just hamburgers. They also have exotic meats, hot dogs, and chicken. Additionally, the McKinney location has an arcade to entertain your kids (and maybe even you) along with an outdoor eating area.

Sicily’s Pizza and Pasta | 1502 West University | Website

If you like New York-style pizza, then Sicily’s Pizza and Pasta, a local family-owned restaurant, might be your place to go. Even if you don’t like pizza, Sicily’s has numerous pasta dishes and cold and hot sub sandwiches and it’s always easy to get kids settled into a slice.

Jason’s Deli | 1681 N. Central Expwy. | Website

If your family can’t make a decision about what they want, then you may want to consider Jason’s Deli. You can choose from soups, sandwiches, salads, and loaded baked potatoes. They also offer gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Of course, if you attend the Saturday night service, you can always go to Chick-Fil-A. No matter which Hope Fellowship location you attend, there is a Chick-Fil-A conveniently located near each campus. Click here for locations.

This list is only the beginning. What are your favorite family-friendly places to eat at after church? Share your favorite places in the comments below.


  1. Amy Kryzak

    We love to alternate between Palio’s and Hutchin’s after church!

    • Seth Muse

      Both of those are great options! Can’t go wrong with Hutchin’s BBQ…

      • Rob Colarossi

        I own the egg and I restaurant in Plano/ Carrollton Texas about 10 minutes down the tollway from Frisco off of Park and Midway. We’ve going to hope for eight years. We serve breakfast and lunch only made fresh made on the premise. People love our food and we are changing the name to awake in dec and Adding mimosas to the menu based on consumer requests.


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