5 Best Memorial City Restaurants for Family Night Out

Pizza with prosciutto, figs and arugula


Summer may be over, but it’s easy to extend the fun into fall with cool nights in Memorial City. Enjoy family-friendly specials all week during Family Night Out from September 23 through 29 at five area restaurants. These deals offer a variety of treats the whole family will love!  

Win the Ultimate Memorial City Night Out

To celebrate Memorial City Night Out month in September, one lucky person is going to win the Ultimate Memorial City Night Out! The winner receives a luxurious overnight stay at Hotel ZaZa Memorial City, dinner for two at TIPPING POINT RESTAURANT AND TERRACE and a complimentary spa service for two at the ZaSpa! Enter to win by showing us YOUR night out in Memorial City. Take a photo of yourself at any of the participating restaurants and post to your Facebook page or Instagram feed with the hashtag #MemorialCityNightOut. The more places you visit, the more entries you’ll have and the better your chances to win! (Limit one entry per participating location.) The winner will be drawn on Monday, September 30. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your photos! 

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Dolce & Cannoli is offering specials on fresh pizzas during Family Night Out in Memorial City — but don’t skip the cannolis! Photo courtesy of Dolce & Cannoli. Photo by Rebecca Wright Photography.

Fuel the family with New York style pizza at Dolce & Cannoli inside Memorial City Mall. The inviting eatery has a vast menu of Italian favorites, and this week, you can get the Family Special which includes two pizzas with unlimited toppings and two sodas or bottled waters for $20. Pizza selections include BBQ Chicken with BBQ sauce, cheese, chicken and smoked bacon; Lasagna Pizza topped with ricotta, sauce, beef, Italian sausage and cheese; Wine Lovers covered in olive oil, cheese, prosciutto, salami, figs and arugula; or the Margherita loaded with sauce, cheese, tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil. Save room for the namesake cannolis developed by Chef Drew Rogers who was featured on TLC’s show Bakery Boss (note that a separate charge applies for the cannolis and pastries).

Hamburger with French fries
Enjoy Mediterranean twists on American classics during Family Night Out at Island Grill in Memorial City such as the Certified Angus Beef Burger pepped up with garlic sauce. Photo courtesy of Island Grill

Dining out with kids in tow can be healthy and tasty, really! Island Grill at 979 Bunker Hill delivers with an American-Mediterranean menu full of textures, colors and flavors that meets the selective demands of customers of all ages. The breaded zucchini, sweet potato fries and spinach pies might actually convince kids that vegetables can actually be delicious! For entrées, the pasta dishes are highly customizable to match anyone’s taste. Choose from  penne, pesto or marinara sauce then add your choice of grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, codfish or grilled veggies. There are also stuffed pitas, sandwiches and burgers like the Certified Angus Beef Burger made with an eight-ounce patty, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and the restaurant’s signature garlic sauce. The relaxed atmosphere ensures a low-stress outing, too, with plenty of elbow room for the entire brood.

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American Girl Bistro offers a casual-elegant dinner that is ideal for palates of all ages. It is a great way to celebrate Family Night Out Week in Memorial City. Photo courtesy of American Girl Bistro

For an exceptional experience, visit American Girl Bistro, located in Memorial City Mall and part of the only American Girl Store in Houston. Try an early after-school dinner until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or enjoy an evening meal until 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Family Night Out Week specials include starters like Artichoke-Spinach Dip, Fruit Fondue and Crostini. Next, dig into entrées like Cheese Pizza, Chicken Tenders, Quinoa Salad or Caprese Pasta with Grilled Chicken.

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Indulge in the Today & Tomorrow pasta special at Maggiano’s Little Italy during Family Night Out in Memorial City. Photo courtesy of Maggiano’s Little Italy

Dine out tonight and have dinner for tomorrow, too, with Today & Tomorrow Pastas at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Order a Classic or Specialty pasta dish and receive a Classic pasta to go. Prices start at $13.99. Classic pastas include Fettuccine Alfredo, Mom’s Lasagna with crumbled meatballs & sausage, ricotta and marinara sauce and Four Cheese Ravioli. Specialty pastas include Our Famous Rigatoni “D” full of herb-roasted chicken, mushrooms, caramelized onions and marsala cream sauce, Braised Beef al Forno and Eggplant Parmesan.

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Soak up the Old World flair and cozy atmosphere at Ciro’s Italian Grill in Memorial City during Family Night Out. Photo courtesy of Ciro’s Italian Grill

Ciro’s Italian Grill at 9755 Katy Freeway is a cozy kitchen that practically exudes warm family vibes. Through the week, families can enjoy live music on the patio nightly and take the kids to play on The Lawn at Memorial City either before or after the meal. Stop in during Family Night Out and start with kid-friendly favorites such as fried mozzarella or calamari before sharing a pizza with a choice of three ingredients for $13, or generous portions of lasagna. On Saturday, September 28, there is a special performance by Cirque La Vie at 7 p.m. on The Lawn. Enjoy the tastes and energy of Italy in the heart of Memorial City. 

Family Night Out is a wonderful time to reconnect with loved ones while savoring some of the best dishes in Memorial City.

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