Eating at restaurants can be tough with kids, who may find it hard to stay in their seats without commandeering Mom's phone. But there are many theme restaurants in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia with built-in entertainment that will keep the kids happy so the whole family can enjoy their meal. Some of these theme restaurants even include dinner shows to watch while your family eats.
Here are 16 theme restaurants in the DC area offering unique dining experiences that are fun, interactive, and family-friendly. From dinner theaters to arcades to a pirate-themed spot, we have a restaurant that will fit your family's interests. And check out our Kid-Friendly DC Restaurants Guide for more great places to dine out with kids, including restaurants near DC where kids can play and the best coffee shops near DC to visit with kids.