As a kid my family went here all the time -- but this was in Sacramento, California. It's loud, the food is relatively bland, there's plenty of stuff on the walls to distract you, and there's ice cream at the end of the meal. In short, it's the perfect place to take kids if you're tired of Chuck E. Cheese.

When I moved to Washington, I was surprised to find a Spaghetti Factory in Seattle. Once you know it's a chain, you can pick stuff out (like the trolley cars) that's exactly the same between restaurants. However, it manages to avoid the plastic feel of Red Robin-type chain restaurants.