The small town of McCordsville may not have big fancy chain restaurants like Indy but the quality of the mom and pop establishments is incredible. Check out these favorite locally run, family friendly options for your next dining out adventure.
The Grill 2
6621 W Broadway #100
This locally owned and well established family restaurant offers kid’s steak bites with a side and drink for less than $5. Add on a kid’s sundae for $1.50. Share a root beer float for a refreshing summer treat. Outdoor seating is available seasonally.
Noble Roman’s Pizza & Pub
6853 W Broadway
While this is a chain, it made the cut to be on this list. It’s great for kids and they bring back all the old school favorites for the parents. The bread sticks are just like when I was a kid in the 80’s; amazing! The kids menu features pizzas and pasta in kid sized portions and you can add on a craft root beer for 25 cents. Our kids like ordering the small deep dish Sicilian for around $8 and having leftovers for the next day. They can create their own so these DIY pizzas give them some freedom in what they are eating. You can’t miss the big picture window just after you enter. It shows right into the kitchen so you can watch them toss your dough!
Kinsey’s Italian Cafe
6383 W Broadway
Head to Kinsey’s for fantastic Italian cuisine. The kid’s menu has classic Italian dishes like spaghetti and meatballs or Alfredo and they are served with garlic knots (which are amazing). Fill up on comfort food when you head there for lunch and grab a drink and buffet for less than $10.
7724 Depot Street
The go to place for the most tender, delicious BBQ options in Hancock County. The kids menu features a pulled pork sandwich with sweet sauce. It’s the perfect size and fills up their little bellies. Fresh made sides will round out your meal. Scarlet Lane Brewery is connected so adults can indulge in a beer along with their brisket or ribs.
6087 W Broadway
Tim’s is the go to spot for fresh donuts. Head there early, like before 9am, if you want a chance at scoring a box. You can order ahead for pickup which would save you from waiting in line and you’ll be more likely to get what you want. They sell out every day so stock up. These are sold warm and pillowy but serve up nice the next day too so grab extra and if you can control yourself you’ll have breakfast the next day. They also have muffins and fritters.
5965 W Broadway
For the adults Los Agaves offers large portions and a great selection of classic Mexican dishes. The kid’s menu items run about $5 and have American options like mac-n-cheese and mini corn dogs or Mexican options like quesadillas. Choose from rice and beans or French fries as a kid’s menu side dish. We like splitting the huge adult meal between the two kids and find that we still take home leftovers.
Goodfella’S Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
9641 Olio Road
This Italian establishment has a cozy atmosphere and excellent food. To help pass the time while their meal is being made the kids get a ball of pizza dough to play with. Kid’s meals run under $6 and you can add on sides like “Sally Chips”, French Fries and drinks. Save room for a huge piece of Reece’s Pie or an order of Cannoli to share.
9657 Olio Road
We love offering the kids new cuisine options and encourage them to get new things whenever we’re eating out. Asian restaurants are a fantastic way to provide new-to-them options. Happy Cuisine has a great variety of food available to expand their palettes. The garlic sauce chicken and beef and broccoli are our favorites but the kids have discovered a love for egg rolls and dumplings too thanks to Happy Cuisine! The sort of create-your-own feel gives them the freedom of making their own meal; we love that they feel independent when picking their rice, veggie and protein options.
9061 North 700 West
You typically wouldn’t think of a vineyard as family friendly but Daniel’s is just that. They cater to everyone. With ample outdoor seating the kids can run around the grassy hills or play bocce ball while their dinner is being prepared. We LOVE the pizza. Artisan pizzas big enough to share or the kids can get their own for $8. Split an order of churro sticks for a sweet treat. Monday’s the kids eat free and Thursday is half price pizza night. Daniel’s is known to have kid friendly concerts throughout the summer months and has hosted a “grape stomp” event in the past. Oh, they have wine too of course.
While you may not have a zillion options we think that the few restaurants within the McCordsville city limits will satisfy every palette. Grab an order to go and picnic in one of their parks .