Amber Razvi, left, of Islip, and her brother, JoJo, order...

Amber Razvi, left, of Islip, and her brother, JoJo, order from the kids' menu at Buffalo Wild Wings at the Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Credit: Linda Rosier

In the midst of holiday mall madness, kids in tow, the last thing you want to shop around for is a place to eat. So, hooray for handy restaurants with menus geared to picky young palates.

Keep in mind that most, but not all, of these places have an age restriction of 12 and under for kids' menu options. It's wisest to call ahead for particulars at these places in or near the shopping malls.

NASSAU COUNTY

ROOSEVELT FIELD IN GARDEN CITY

Havana Central, 516-739-7900, havanacentral.com

This large, lively Latin spot offers a menu with such options as roast chicken thigh and leg, a grilled cheese sandwich, a single empanada or a half-order of skirt steak. Included is a choice of fries, rice and beans, steamed broccoli or small salad. $5.95 to $11.95

Sixth & Pine, Nordstrom, 516-746-0011, nordstrom.com

On the third floor of Nordstrom is this comfortable table-service spot listing such kids' items as chicken fingers, a grilled cheese sandwich, pasta with tomato sauce, as well as macaroni and cheese. All come with fresh fruit and -- with the exception of pastas -- fries. Also included: raisins and a choice of milk, juice or soda. $4.95 to $5.95


WESTFIELD SOUTH SHORE MALL IN MASSAPEQUA

The Good Life, 516-798-4663, thegoodlifeny.com

Near but not at the mall, this snappy British pub at 1039 Park Blvd. in Massapequa Park offers such kid-friendly items as Kraft mac and cheese, chicken fingers with fries and a grilled cheese sandwich with fries. $5 to $6

Ephesus, 516-543-4258, ephesusmedcuisine.com

High-quality Turkish and Mediterranean fare comes kid-sized, too, at 514 Park Blvd. in Massapequa Park. Consider lamb or chicken shish kebabs. For less adventurous tots: chicken nuggets. $7.95 to $10.95

GREEN ACRES IN VALLEY STREAM

Mitchell's, 516-825-9708, mitchellsvalleystream.com

At this venerable diner/ice cream parlor at 191 Rockaway Ave., junior might like pita pizza, chicken tenders, hamburger, hot dog and grilled cheese, served with potato and vegetable, milk or soda and a choice of Jell-O, pudding, ice cream or a cookie. $7.95

Chicken Coop, 516-568-2667, chickencooprestaurant.com

The menu at this colorful Colombian spot at 159 Rockaway Ave. has a kids' corner with a choice of a hot dog or chicken fingers, both served with fries. $7


BROADWAY MALL IN HICKSVILLE

Boulder Creek Steakhouse, 516-942-7800, bouldercreeksteakhouse.com

At this Rocky Mountain-themed steakhouse at 200 N. Broadway, kids can opt for such dishes as grilled breast of chicken with garlic mashed potatoes, baby back ribs with fries, a grilled cheese sandwich with fries as well as mac and cheese. $5 to $9.15

On the Border Mexican Cafe, 516-342-7777, ontheborder.com

Bordering the mall is this Tex-Mex dining spot with a junior menu that includes a taco or enchilada with rice and beans, a corn dog with one side, grilled chicken with two sides and a cheeseburger with one side. Side dishes: black beans, small salad, fries, Mexican rice and mixed vegetables. $4.99

SUFFOLK COUNTY

SMITH HAVEN MALL IN LAKE GROVE

Bonefish Grill, 631-724-4091, bonefishgrill.com

There's more than just fish at this attractive seafood chain whose kids' menu lists such dishes as cheeseburger, popcorn shrimp, fish strips, chicken tenders, mac and cheese and grilled chicken. All come with a choice of green beans or broccoli, as well as orange juice or a soft drink. $6.30 to $7.90

Bahama Breeze, 631-366-6212, bahamabreeze.com

At this tropically themed chain, kids can choose from a roster of dishes that include hamburger sliders, bow-tie pasta with tomato sauce, chicken tenders as well as bow-tie mac 'n cheese. All come with fresh fruit and -- with the exception of pasta -- a side of broccoli. $4.49 to $5.99


WALT WHITMAN SHOPS IN HUNTINGTON STATION

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, 631-271-3891, zinburgereast.com

At this hopping burger eatery, kids can go for a hamburger, turkey sloppy Joe, grilled cheese sandwich or chicken strip plate. Included with all are a soft drink and choice of hand-cut fries, sweet potato fries or salad, as well as a fountain drink, cherry-vanilla Coke or strawberry lemonade. $7; $9 with the addition of a shake or float.

Brio Tuscan Grille, 631-479-3816, brioitalian.com

In a grand faux Tuscan setting, kids might opt for pasta and sauce, mac and cheese, a grilled cheese sandwich, chicken Parmesan, grilled salmon or pizza, to be washed down by either lemonade, a soft drink or milk. $5.95 to $6.95


TANGER OUTLETS AT THE ARCHES IN DEER PARK

Joe's Crab Shack, 631-586-0470, joescrabshack.com

The wackiness of this seafood restaurant (where servers may suddenly break into dance) has intrinsic kid appeal. So, too, does an a la carte menu offering mac and cheese, grilled cheese, fish fingers and mini burgers. Kids can even get a junior-sized seafood steam pot or snow crab entree. $5 to $10

Miller's Ale House, 631-667-0228, millersalehouse.com

This casual American eatery offers youngsters such choices as a hot dog, mini burgers and chicken fingers. All come with a side dish as well as a beverage and dessert. $4.49


TANGER OUTLETS IN RIVERHEAD

Funcho's Fajita Grill, 631-369-7277, funchosfajitagrill.com

Junior-sized tacos and quesadillas, as well as rice with beans, chicken or steak are among the options at this casual counter-serve Tex-Mex spot a short distance from the outlet at 1156 W. Main St.

Joe's Garage and Grill, 631-591-3330, joesgarageandgrill.com

This casual eatery with a race car theme is at 40 Peconic Ave., less than a 10-minute drive from Tanger. Kids' choices include chicken fingers, hamburger or cheeseburger, grilled cheese, pasta and butter and mac and cheese. All come with a beverage and -- except for pastas -- fries. $6.95

SOUTH SHORE MALL IN BAY SHORE

Panera Bread, 631-968-4303, panerabread.com

A kids' menu that includes all manner of soups as well as salads and a roster of sandwiches (peanut butter and jelly, smoked ham, smoked turkey and grilled cheese) makes this a convenient spot to get lunch when shopping. $4.19 to $4.99

Buffalo Wild Wings, 631-968-9464, buffalowildwings.com

This casual spot for wings and more offers kids' choices like traditional or boneless wings, chicken tenders, mini corn dogs and a cheeseburger. Also included is a choice of fries, fruit cup or vegetables, plus a drink. $4.99

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