We are new to Texas (Austin) and have kids. For nights when we need to go out for dinner and take the boys, or are travelling across state, which restaurant chains in Texas don't completely suck? Chains tend to be more kid-friendly, which reduces our stress level. For example, back home we'd go to Carabbas and they'd give the little ones paper and crayons, as well as dough to make their own pizza, while my husband I dug into our bottle of wine. Outback has toys and crayons, and big booths. (Yeah.)
Quiet happy kids = Happy Diners.