What are the five best kid-friendly restaurants in the Kohler area?

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Kid-focused dining options in the village of Kohler aren't abundant, but several spots in nearby Sheboygan make kids feel like royalty:

1. Housed in one of the original historic fishing shanties along Sheboygan's charming riverfront, the Mucky Duck Shanty appeals the short set with seasonal outdoor dining overlooking the river boardwalk, fish tanks indoors and a special kids' menu featuring seafood, ribs and, for the especially finicky, chicken tenders.

2. The Highland House, also along the Sheboygan River boardwalk, features kid-friendly décor like cheery, brightly painted chairs, trophy fish mounts adorning the walls and other tropical-inspired accents that reflect the restaurant's cuisine, a mix of California, Caribbean and Mexican influenced fare. In addition to pastas, tacos, nachos and dozens of other kid-pleasers, little ones will revel at the chance to cut loose in the arcade before and after meals.

3. At the '50s-style Harry's Diner in Sheboygan, families are greeted by a life-sized Elvis manning the door, vinyl booths, chrome chairs, red-checkered table clothes and other nods to mid-century Americana. Waitresses in old school uniforms serve breakfast all day, plus lunch and dinner, offering sandwiches, burgers, steaks, pastas, stir-fries and, of course, the requisite diner malts and root beer floats.

4. Family friendly, German-themed spot Al and Al's Steinhaus in Sheboygan serves up kid-friendly sandwiches and pastas, as well as a variety of specialties such as schnitzel and bratwurst on Sheboygan-style hard rolls. Kids may also love the all-day breakfast and old-fashioned malts, shakes, sundaes and banana splits at the restaurant's adjacent Coffee Shop.

5. In Kohler, the kid-friendly dining options are more limited, but Horse & Plow pub in The American Club does offer sandwiches, pastas, burgers and the ultimate sure-bet kid-pleaser, a grilled cheese sandwich — although this being The American Club resort's version, it comes with truffle-scented Brie, smoked bacon, arugula and tomato conserve on brioche, of course.

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