THE BUOY BAR

This eatery overlooking Reynolds Channel serves up a sliver of beach for the kids to play on while the parents eat lunch and dinner. The seasonal seafood spot reopens March 14. 72 Bayside Dr., Point Lookout, buoybarli.com

BOWERY BAR & FARE
Come for the creative food and drinks, stay for the vintage games both indoors and on the patio that will keep the kids entertained all through the meal, no crayons required. 300 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, theboweryrvc.com

THE CLUBHOUSE
Not only is this beachy clam bar and restaurant a fun new addition to Long Island’s waterfront dining scene, it also offers an outdoor play area with games, hula-hoops, and other activities to keep the little ones busy so mom and dad can enjoy their meals in relative peace. 134 Clubhouse Rd., Bellmore, theclubhouseli.com

LOLLIBOP CAFE & PLAY
This place has a massive indoor children’s playground, but don’t expect just pizza and hot dogs on the menu like at some play spaces. The menu aims to make this as much of a tasty destination for parents as it is fun for kids. 398 Central Ave., Lawrence, lollibopkids.com

MIO POSTO

The food is not the only thing that’s family style at this Italian restaurant. It also often has a magician going table to table on Friday nights. Reopens May 18. 2757B Long Beach Rd., Oceanside, mioposto-ny.com

POP’S SEAFOOD SHACK & GRILL
Also offering a small sandy beach area for the wee ones to play on while the adults eat is this waterfront locale lined with lit-up palm trees and a festive vibe. 15 Railroad Pl., Island Park, popsseafoodshack.com

THE SHABBY TABBY CAFE

For those with kids who love cats but who, for whatever reason, can’t have a kitty of their own, here’s the next best thing: Getting a meal and scheduling playtime with some felines at the only restaurant on Long Island where the cats roam freely. 249 West Main St., Sayville, theshabbytabbyli.com

SIPPY CUPS CAFE

Half playspace, half coffeeshop, the menu includes various baked goods and standard kid favorites. Nut-free outside food is allowed. 3890 Merrick Rd., Seaford, sippycupscafe.com

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