Earliest places I can remember being at was Chucke cheese pizza or Showbiz pizza. We had both in California. I also remember parents/ grandparents taking about us going to Sizzler a lot, but I can't recall actually being there. I was under 5 at the time.
We went to Shoney’s a lot when I was a kid. My parents liked the cheap salad bar, but sometimes my dad got the mushroom Swiss burger. I always ordered a burger from the kids’ menu, except when we went there on the weekends for the breakfast buffet.