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ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE: Perfect for Sunday brunch. Pass the syrup and don’t count the calories. 5100 Belt Line Rd., Addison, 385-6468; 2900 Lemmon Ave., 528-7215; and 4343 W. Northwest Hwy., 351-2012.

DAVE & BUSTER’S: The noisy game room is kid heaven. Bring lots of quarters. Two locations-10727 Composite Dr., 353-0620, and In the Corner Shopping Center, 8021 Walnut Hill Ln. at Central Expressway, 361-5553.

ZUZU: Tex-Mex fast food, but fresher. My kids love the quesadillas. 5940 Royal Ln., 739-1312; 6423 Hillcrest Ave., 521-4456; 3848 Oak Lawn Ave., 521-1290; and many other locations throughout Dallas and the suburbs.

GOOD EATS: Your kids probably won’t go for the vegetable plate, but you should. Good homestyle cookin’. 6950 Greenville Ave., 691-3287; 3888 Oak Lawn Ave., 522-3287; and 702 Ross Ave., 744-3287.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD: Bring your earplugs and a fat wallet-the food’s not bad, but it’s expensive. Older kids will get a kick out of the movie memorabilia. 603 Munger Ave., 749-7827.

EZ’S: This San Antonio export has good pizza, great fries, and serves a nice Kendall Jackson house wine. 6833 Northwest Hwy., 750-6677; 3519 Greenville Ave., 823-9100; and 1201 N. Central Expy., 422-5633.

PAPPADEAUX SEAFOOD KITCHEN: Stretch your kids’ culinary palates with some spicy gumbo and red beans and rice. Or let them try the alligator. 3520 Oak Lawn Ave., 521-4700; 725S. CentralExpwy., 235A181;and 10428 Lombardy Ln., 358-1912.

CHUY’S: The McKinney Avenue location has a more citified feel than the original Austin Tex-Mex restaurant, but the food’s just as good. Your kids will love the bright decorations and you’ll love the ease of the covered patio. 4544 McKinney Ave., 559-2489.

HARD ROCK CAFE: The rock ’n’ roll memorabilia is enough to keep a child of any age fascinated for hours. They encourage you to walk around among the tables to view the museum-like displays while waiting for your table, and the food is good enough to warrant a second visit, although prices may keep you from coming back often. 2601 McKinney Ave., 855-0007.


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