If you’re searching for an inviting restaurant for a meal with your family, you’re in luck. The area in and around Coppell features a wide range of tasty places to enjoy. Still, it can be difficult to decide where to eat out when you don’t know where to look.

That’s why Crème de la Crème of Coppell put together this list of family-friendly restaurants you have to try right here in our own backyard. Whether you’re searching for a neighborhood diner, a classic Texas barbecue experience, or a way to introduce your kids to flavors from around the world, there’s something for everyone near Coppell. Try out these amazing restaurants close to home the next time you need some mealtime inspiration.

Local Diner

Enjoying a stack of fluffy pancakes at a local restaurant.

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Look no further than Local Diner if you’re searching for a timeless diner experience. Coppell is home to this fun and friendly eatery, the perfect place to find quality comfort food in a welcoming environment. The diner’s name says it all. Ever since they opened back in 1989, Local Diner staff has prided themselves on offering a great menu with warm, inviting service, so you’ll feel right at home with your family here.

From pancakes to waffles to French toast and more, this diner features all the comforting breakfast foods you can imagine. You’ll also discover an abundance of eggs, burgers, salads, and various combinations, so you’re sure to find dishes to please the whole family when you stop by this neighborhood spot.

Treat yourself to a diner classic like a BLT or club sandwich, and let the kiddos indulge from a kids menu that includes choices like an egg plate, chicken tenders, and the “Choco Chip Pancake.” All in all, if you want a friendly place to grab a family meal, you can’t go wrong at Local Diner.

J. Macklin’s Grill

J. Macklin’s Grill has become a Coppell mainstay since it opened more than a decade ago. Not only does this popular restaurant feature playful takes on classic dishes in a cool, inviting atmosphere, but they also support the community through give-back nights and more. That makes J. Macklin’s Grill a great choice if you’re looking for great food with a local spirit.

The kids menu here includes surefire choices like a cheeseburger, Mac and cheese, chicken tenders, and grilled cheese, so you can rest assured your whole group will find something to love when you eat at this restaurant. If the kids are feeling adventurous, they’ll find an abundance of things to sample from the main menu, too. Whether the black bean burger, lobster tacos, shrimp and grits, or chicken and waffles catches your eye, you’re in for a treat at J. Macklin’s Grill.

Get queso and chips or brisket tacos for the whole table with dinner, or head over to this restaurant for Saturday or Sunday brunch. No matter when you visit J. Mackin’s Grill for the first time, you’ll find yourself looking for excuses to come back here with the family.

Pan Acean

Pan Acean has served Coppell families authentic Asian cuisine since 1996, and it’s easy to see why this restaurant is an area mainstay the first time you come in for a meal. Freshly cooked, healthy ingredients make for delicious dishes the whole family is sure to enjoy.

A kids menu takes the guesswork out of deciding on something suited to the younger ones in your group. The menu includes lo mein and fried rice with chicken or shrimp as well as stir fry chicken or beef with broccoli, chicken teriyaki over rice, and chicken tenders served with sweet and sour sauce.

Pan Acean also features a vegetarian menu, plus an assortment of specialties like bulgogi (Korean marinated beef) and their “Seafood Splendor” dish. In the mood for noodles? Try their take on pad Thai or chow fun. You’ll also find a range of stir fry and fried rice dishes as well as fresh fish fillets and more. There’s something for everyone on the menu at Coppell’s own Pan Acean.

Hard Eight Pit BBQ

Looking for a fun dining experience complete with delicious food? Head over to Hard Eight Pit BBQ’s Coppell location. This Texas chain first opened in Stephenville in 2003 and has been serving up mouthwatering barbecue in a fun-loving atmosphere ever since. You’ll get an authentic experience with a meal here as they serve their eats “Texas Style,” or straight from the pit from a Pit Master who prepares the food.

Hard Eight brings southern hospitality together with tasty treats like brisket, pulled pork, turkey, and ham. Make sure you add some of the “fixins” to your meal: The “Hard Eight Famous Fries” are a sure bet, though you can’t go wrong with Mac and cheese, fried okra, corn on the cob, or any of their other delicious sides. The family-owned and operated business offers takeout, too, making it even easier to treat the family to a meal from this restaurant.


Another popular Texas chain with a location right here in Coppell, Anamia’s offers a treat when you’re in the mood for Tex-Mex. Classic choices like nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas, tamales, and flautas sit alongside specialty dishes.

Start off a meal with their classic guacamole, or dive right in with an order of quesadillas. You can customize these quesadillas with cheese, veggies, or meats, so you’re sure to find something to please any kid. The Tex Mex menu features savory choices like brisket tacos and chicken and spinach enchiladas, while a wide range of tacos and fajitas makes ordering here a breeze.

There you have it! Crème de la Crème of Coppell list of great restaurants right here in our home city to try out with your family. Whether you’ve visited some of these local spots already or they’re all new to you, we hope we’ve inspired you to get out and enjoy a meal with your kids. Did we miss a place your family loves to go to? If we did, drop us a line so we can check out your family’s favorite area eatery and add it to our list!