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Kid friendly fun place near the ROM - maybe as far west as Bathurst

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Going to the Dinosaur exhibition on Sunday with our 12 and 10 year old nephews (one eats anything, one is a bit fussy but is fine with carbs like pizza/fries/etc) - would like a fun place to go for lunch that has good food...........what do I mean by fun - well we used to take our god children to Milwaukees on Lombard - pool tables, pinball machines, OK burgers........

Geography is wide - from Pape/Queen area to Bloor/Bathurst .......... any suggestions are appreciated.......

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  1. Ma'am, you have a plethora of problems the most challenging of which I believe to be Open Sunday. I'll offer up one suggestion in hopes other moms (I'm not one) may chime in. If you need a place with a theme or fun stuff, how about Wayne Gretzky's?
    http://www.gretzkys.com/setwindow.html

    1. RichTree can be fun, 10-12 is old enough to be able to sit still for a lil while but still be visually entertained by everything thats happening. RichTree is colourful and they can watch the food being made, etc.

      I used to go there when I was younger and it was still the Marche, I always enjoyed it.

      1. What about something-like teppanyaki at Yamato (Yorkville)?

        The food is a bit of a zag, but not actually that weird, and the floorshow can be pretty entertaining?

        1. If you go to the Sunday brunch buffet at the Bloor Street Diner, the kids might get a kick out of the chocolate fountain and building their own lunch. There are also pool tables there. Kids under 12 are $10.95.
          http://www.bloorstreetdiner.com/resta...
          http://www.bloorstreetdiner.com/resta...

          We found pubs are often family friendly, with kids' menus, crayons, high chairs, etc. The Duke of York is around the corner on Prince Arthur. And there's also a few family friendly pubs along the Danforth-Riverdale stretch. We've taken kids to Dora Keogh and Auld Spot.

          To keep kids occupied and entertained while waiting for food and/or during the meal, we used to take a deck of trivial pursuit cards or oh-canada trivia or those brain teaser flip cards, and challenge each other. It was fun for us but it may not be every kid's cup of tea.

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          Duke Of York
          39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2, CA

          Bloor Street Diner
          55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W1A5, CA

          1. Thanks for all the suggestions - but I think the forecast has changed our plans for tomorrow!

            But if we do go I think the Bloor Street Diner will work out well for the location and the food - thanks again