The Waterloo and Cedar Falls area, also known as the Cedar Valley has over 100 different restaurants serving the community and surrounding areas. Family oriented restaurants are scattered throughout the area offering a numerous selection of locations for families to dine with their children.
“Doughy Joey’s” is located at 300 West 4th Street in Waterloo (formerly Starvin Marvin’s Peetz Joynt) and 126 Brandilynn Boulevard in Cedar Falls. Both locations offer a family friendly environment. They provide the children with play dough, crayons and coloring pages for entertainment while waiting for the Chicago/New York style pizza or one of the many other items on their menu. Leave the play dough mess behind and let the employees of ‘Doughy Joey’s’ take care of the mess after the meal. All menu items are available for dine-in or carry-out. An area is provided for the kids to watch Party rooms are available along with a kid’s birthday club. Reservations are required for the party rooms. Phone the Waterloo location at 319.274.0996 and the Cedar Falls location at 319.277.2800.
“Chuck E Cheese’s“ is located at 5911 University Avenue #100 in Cedar Falls. This location is just east of Kohl’s and College Square Mall. Theatmosphere of the restaurant provides a safe area for children to enjoy kid friendly games and music. Parents and children check-in and check-out at the front door for added parental security. Hold a birthday party or other special event party at “Chuck E Cheese’s” and let the talented and friendly employees do the work. Stop and have a family friendly meal or call and make special party reservations by phoning 319.277.2933.
“Perkin’s Restaurant and Bakery” is located at 3280 University Avenue in Waterloo. Perkin’s encourages families to enjoy the services of a family restaurant, especially on Tuesday nights. Tuesday night is ‘Kid’s Eat Free’ night. This perk provides an inexpensive meal for the entire family and helps children develop social etiquette while dining out. The friendly staff supply each child with a kid’s menu along with colors. The kid’s menu not only has food choices but pictures to color and simple games to complete prior to the meal being served. Each kid’s meal includes a fresh baked cookie from the on-site Perkin’s bakery for dessert. Contact Perkin’s at 319.235.6595.
Standby favorites for the kids include McDonald’s and Burger King. Both chains of fast food restaurants have kid meals that include a toy. Check the local Waterloo phone book for the multiple locations throughout the Cedar Valley.