Orlando Kid Friendly Restaurants

When you think about the best dining cities in the United States, Orlando might not be high on your list, but it should be. The cities food scene has come a long way over the years and there are now restaurants here that allow Orlando to compete with the likes of New York, Chicago and even San Francisco. That being said, kid friendly restaurants in Orlando can be hard to come by.

So, what makes a restaurant “Kid Friendly”? For us it means that the restaurant should be casual, comfortable and it should have more than a few dining options for the under 12 crowd. Ideally, it should also have a bit of flare to keep the kids interested and entertained.

Best Kid Friendly Orlando Dining

If you are searching for that perfect family friendly dining spot, take a look at some of the top choices available to you in Orlando.

TooJay’s

A TooJays sandwich in Orlando FL.
Image Courtesy of TooJay’s.

This Florida original is always a great place to bring the family.

Location

2624 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Key Points

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Comfortable Atmosphere
  • Many Kid Choices
  • Beer & Wine For Parents

Why We Like It

TooJay’s offers your family a laid back atmosphere with plenty of choices for you and your kids.

As far as the kids go, in the morning they can create their own breakfast combo. For lunch and dinner, they get the choice of 8 entrees and 6 sides. It should not be hard to pick out a winning meal.

For the parents and bigger kids, there is an extensive breakfast menu with anything from Eggs Benedict to Waffle Sliders. Later in the day, enjoy deli classics, build your own burger or get some comfort in the form of a Shepherd’s Pie.

Tip

This might not be a NY deli, bit it comes close. The Pastrami on Rye is hard to beat.


Gator’s Dockside

Another Florida exclusive restaurant that is one of the best kid friendly restaurants in Orlando.

Location

4982 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814

Key Points

  • Daily Specials (Like all you can eat wings.)
  • Good Kid’s Menu
  • Crayons & Activity Sheet (Always a plus.)
  • Beer & Wine For Parents

Why We Like It

This is a casual dining establishment that if anything else is consistent. Sometimes you want to take the kids to a place where you know that everything is going to go just right. This is it.

Small kids can choose from 6 entrees and 5 sides, so you shouldn’t have any trouble keeping the kiddos happy. You can even add a smoothy to the order for just a few dollars.

Big kids and adults will like the ample selection of appetizers, sandwiches and full size entrees. Catch them on one of their all you can eat wing nights and you can enjoy on of their 16 different flavors of wing sauce.

Tips

Be sure to check their website for the daily specials.


Muzzarella Pizza and Italian Kitchen

What kid doesn’t appreciate a good slice?

Location

7780 Lake Underhill Rd Suite 108, Orlando, FL 32822

Key Points

  • Large Menu Selection
  • Great outdoor Seating
  • Family Owned

Why We Like It

What kid does not like pizza. Couple that with a nice atmosphere, fast service and traditional Italian food choices for the parents and you have a winner.

Tips

The Penne Alla Vodka should be on your must try list.


Rock & Brews

Lively atmosphere that will keep the entire family happy.

Location

6897 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822

Key Points

  • Lively Environment
  • Good Kid’s Menu
  • Plenty of Booths
  • Great Patio
  • Extensive Menu Of Beers On Tap

Why We Like It

Yes it has Brew in the name but that does not mean that it is not a great place to take the kids. They have a great kid’s menu which is not the ordinary bland selections you see at most restaurants. Even adults would drool over the chicken tenders and pizza selections for kids.

Tips

Be sure to sign up to their E-club for some great discounts.


Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Yes, with nearly 40 locations, this is technically a chain restaurant, but it is far from being another Chili’s. What it is though, is a great kid friendly restaurant.

Location

6000 Universal Blvd Suite 735, Orlando, FL 32819

Key Points

  • Extensive Kids Menu
  • Casual
  • Energetic Decor
  • Beer, Wine & Cocktails For Parents

Why We Like It

Seafood is not something that everyone loves, especially kids, so why choose Bubba Gump as a kid friendly restaurant? Easy, it has an energetic atmosphere that will keep your family entertained and it has an extensive kids menu that features more than nuggets.

Kids can choose from 9 entrees, 6 different sides and dozens of drinks. Then, when they are done they can finish their meal off by enjoying an ice cream sandwich or building their own ice cream sundae.

Your little ones are unlikely to get the Forrest Gump references, but parents sure will enjoy it. Be sure to take advantage the trivia and Gump inspired merchandise.

But what about the adult food? This place has you covered and while it does go heavy on the fried seafood angle, there are other options. There are plenty of beef, chicken and past recipes, as well as some salads.

Tips

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is located inside of Universal City Walk. Parking is free after 6PM, so make your reservations for 630 PM or later to give yourself time to park and get to the restaurant. Parking before 6PM is $26.

Be prepared for some Forrest Gump trivia from the wait staff.

Restaurants Near Orlando

If you are looking to kid friendly restaurants outside of Orlando, we have got you covered. Check out some nearby cities such as:

Oviedo FL

Winter Springs