At Crayola Experience, we know that interacting with all 24 of our playful attractions can work up a serious appetite! That’s why we offer food options at Crayola Experience and have a go-to list of kid-friendly restaurants in the Minneapolis area for dinner. Between our in-house goodies and the bustling Twin Cities region, we know you’ll find the perfect restaurant for you and your family.

Café Crayola

Hearing belly-growls mid-day? Café Crayola is the perfect place to stop and grab some lunch between attractions. Café Crayola offers tasty meals to satisfy any appetite - from tiny tots to full families. And in case you have any dietary restrictions, Café Crayola also offers gluten-free and vegetarian options as well! So take a break from all the running around and fill your bellies with a meal that will keep you going for hours.

In case you were worried that the creative fun would be interrupted, we’re happy to tell you that it won’t be! At Café Crayola, we offer live entertainment right on the cafe stage - so you can chow-down and watch a show.

Snack Shack

In case you want to save your appetite for dinner, Crayola Experience’s snack shack is the perfect place to grab a quick, mid-day snack. Here we offer easy, on-the-go goodies and drinks that you can take with you to your next attraction! And as an extra bonus, all Annual Passholders are eligible for a 20% discount on all food and beverages at Crayola Experience - so you can save while you snack!

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants Near MOA’s Crayola Experience

After you’ve finished your day at Crayola Experience, you don’t have to look far for fabulous food! The Mall of America area has plenty of restaurants for every palette.


Benihana is located in the Mall Of America and is only a 4-minute walk away from Crayola Experience. We love recommending Hibachi to our guests because it’s the perfect place for large groups and it’s fully equipped with a fun atmosphere, live entertainment, and delicious food! And as an added perk, Benihana also offers discounted kid’s meals for kids 12 years old and younger. So you can keep the party going with a steaming onion volcano and shrimp tossing games without breaking the bank.

358 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 594-6205

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place for large groups - it’s got crowd-pleasing food, large seating capacity, and a comfortable, casual setting - plus you don't need reservations. It’s located only a 4-minute walk from Crayola Experience and is situated right in the Mall of America, making this a very easy choice.

And if you’re traveling with a bunch of little ones, you’ll be happy to know that Buffalo Wild Wings has an affordable, full-range kid’s menu that includes all of the classics - wings, cheeseburgers, mac & cheese, and even mini corn dogs. This restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for something easy, convenient, and delicious.

Buffalo Wild Wings
312 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 346-3740

Andale Taqueria Y Mercado

Andale Taqueria Y Mercado is the perfect place for fun, authentic Mexican food in Minneapolis. Endorsed by Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, this little spot is bound to get you and your family excited!

Featuring all of the classics for the adults -  carne asada, al pastor, and basically every taco you could imagine - as well as a fully equipped (and really affordable) kids menu, too! On Andale’s kid’s menu you’ll find, kid's taco platters, quesadillas, and a build-your-own platter for kids who are a bit more particular. This is a great place to visit if you’re interested in trying an MOA local hot-spot that is still easy and affordable.

Andale Taqueria Y Mercado
7700 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55423
(612) 259-8868

Enjoy Your Time Together!

No matter where you and your loved ones go for dinner, all that matters is that you’re able to make memories together. Whether it’s enjoying a show on the Café Crayola stage or catching rogue shrimp from a hibachi chef, Crayola Experience’s main goal is to help you create long-lasting memories with the people you care about most.