The Melting Pot - multiple locations in Miami-Dade.

The Melting Pot is a fun, exotically decorated, and somewhat expensive restaurant where guests cook their own fondue on stove tops built right into the tables.  A meal begins with a cheese course. Your server will fill the fondue pots in front of you with several ingredients, and then you begin stirring.  Soon, you will all enjoy dipping bread and fruit into the fondue, and getting ready for the meat course.  Again, the server puts the ingredients into the pot. This course is more interesting for kids and adults, because you are served a platter of raw meat, to cook in the fondue. You can get chicken, steak, shrimp, scallops, or fish. And finally, the favorite course of all is dessert. The Melting Pot has more than a dozen variations on chocolate fondue (snickers? tiramisu? black and white? etc.) and it is a delightful way to end the meal. 

Samurai - in Pinecrest at the Falls - SW 136th St and US1.

This is a local favorite; it's just like the national chain Benihana's. It is always busy, and the food is great!

Johnny Rockets - multiple locations in Miami-Dade, including South Beach and Cocowalk in Coconut Grove

This is the Miami version of a 50's style diner, specializing in burgers with all sorts of toppings, fries, and milkshakes.  While you enjoy your meal, the kids can put music on the jukebox, play with balloons, color their placemats, and spin straws from the old fashioned straw dispenser.  The servers make an effort too: ketchup is always presented to the kids by pouring a smiley face of ketchup on a small plate, and the servers nametags display both their names and hometowns.

Gameworks & Dave and Busters - locations in Miami-Dade and Broward

These family entertainment chains include upscale casual dining, and (more importantly) an arcade of games and pinball machines for kids to enjoy while parents finish their meals at a leisurely pace.