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Taking kids out to eat is not easy. Let us help you keep the tots entertained while you eat without sacrificing taste! We’ve rounded up the best kid friendly restaurants in Houston who have entertainment for kids, great food, and great scenery! And don’t forget to check out our guide to spots where kids eat free in Houston for more spots you can take the little ones on the cheap.


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Spend the day soaring over the Gulf on thrilling roller coasters and amusement-park rides, then dine at a Landry’s restaurant along the pier. 

Galveston Pleasure Pier offers one of the finest views of The Gulf of Mexico—right before its Iron Shark plunges you down a 100-foot, greater-than-vertical drop at 52 miles per hour. The coaster is just one of many amusement park rides dominating the Pier. For an extreme view, take a panoramic spin on the 230-foot-high Texas Star Flyer. Afterward, test your luck at the games on the Midway, then tuck into a bucket of shrimp or a sizzling steak at the Pier’s Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

  • The rides: There’s something for the whole family, from intense coasters to the Pirate’s Plunge log flume to the kid-friendly carousels and teacup rides.
  • The restaurants: You’ll find a Landry’s restaurant for every taste within minutes of the Pier. Out with the kids? Head to Rainforest Cafe. Date night? Try Saltgrass Steakhouse or Landry’s Seafood. Just need a break? Grab a drink and some casual seafood at Bubba Gump’s.
  • The shops: If you’re looking for a souvenir, prove you survived the Iron Shark with a tee at the Pelican’s Bag or grab a bag of nostalgic sweets from Lolli & Pop’s for the ride home.

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Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Downtown Houston

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium Houston

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Aquarium restaurants are fun for the whole family with awesome scenery, great food, and an outdoor carnival. The Kemah location is also great, making these two eateries some of the best places to eat with kids in Houston.
Where: 410 Bagby St Houston, TX 77002
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

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The adventure doesn’t end at meal time. Basking in the glow of the 150,000-gallon aquarium and its denizens—including reticulated rays, sawfish, and shovel-nosed guitarfish—families can nosh on New Orleans–style tilapia and shrimp platters or tried-and-true kids’ favorites such as popcorn shrimp and sand dollar pizza.

How Much: $97.98 $73 (25% Off)


The Lake House at Discovery Green

Lake House Waterside Cafe in Houston

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The Lake House is a family friendly fast casual concept located on the south shore of Kinder Lake in the heart of Houston’s 11.8 acre urban park Discovery Green. Operated by the nationally renowned Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group of Cafe Annie fame, the Lake House has captured the hearts and palates with arguably the best burgers in Houston, delectable grilled chicken, signature salads, beer, wine, and drinks with healthy doses of flavor, style, and all-American nostalgia since opening in April 2008.
Where: 1600 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010
Operating Hours: Monday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Tuesday – Wednesday CLOSED | Thursday & Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm | Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


Niko Niko’s at Market Square Park

Niko Niko's

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Beautiful scenery, delicious Greek food, and great options for kids. When the weather is nice, this is a great spot for some outdoor dining with the whole family.
Where: 301 Milam Houston, Texas 77002
Operating Hours: Open Daily 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


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Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston: Best Places to Eat With Children and Family

Did you know that Houston has the most extensive downtown tunnel system in the US? Join us on our Underground Tunnel tour (air-conditioned) without outdoor views for an in-depth look at the incredible metropolis below ground-floor in Texas’ largest business district including the most award-winning downtown skyscrapers which host many of Texas’ most noteworthy Fortune 500 corporate headquarters & historical venues.

As part of this day tour, we will visit multiple historical and artistic sections of Downtown Houston’s tunnels as well as the corporate buildings that lie on top of them. Make sure to bring your smile and camera as we will provide you with unique photo-op opportunities and inside secrets that most native Houstonians don’t even know about!

Book your Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY! 


Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston – Inner Loop

The Boot

The Boot

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This Heights-area restaurant has a huge outdoor patio and a playground. They offer Cajun-style food with plenty of options for all eaters.
Where: 1206 W. 20th Street Houston, TX 77008
Operating Hours: Monday CLOSED | Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am


Cedar Creek Cafe

Cedar Creek Bar & Grill

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This laid-back restaurant has a huge patio with plenty of seating and a fire pit. If you go during the day, it’s a child-friendly restaurant, but at night, the vibe becomes much more adult-oriented as it does have a bar.
Where: 1034 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 am | Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 am | Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 am


Crisp

Crisp

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This neighborhood-style Pizza restaurant has awesome food and a beautiful outdoor seating area. The kids will also love the breakfast and the outdoor area with games and a fountain.
Where: 2220 Bevis, Houston, TX 77008
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


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Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston – Inner Loop – Continued

Hobbit Cafe

Hobbit Cafe

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This quirky eatery offers delicious and healthy food, vegan and vegetarian options, and Hobbit- styled decor.
Where: 2243 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


Deal Alert – Heights Food Tour – Just $73.85 for 2 adults

Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston: Best Places to Eat With Children and Family

Houston Heights is an up–and–coming neighborhood that visitors often miss. Discover the area’s history and culture on a food tour that stops at a variety of mom–and–pop shops, eateries, and markets loved by locals. Your guide, who eliminates the hassle of planning and navigating on your own, gives you inside tips and recommendations for the rest of your visit.

Get more information and book your Heights Food Tour TODAY!!!


Jenni’s Noodle House

Jenni's Noodle House

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This restaurant has multiple locations but their Heights shop is the best. They have art everywhere, playful decor, amazing food, and an outdoor seating area.
Where: 602 E 20th St, Houston, TX 77008
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


Last Concert Cafe

Last Concert Cafe

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This restaurant offers live music on stage, delicious Mexican food (and kid-friendly options w/ fruit on the side), and a lively atmosphere.
Where: 1403 Nance St Houston, TX 77002
Operating Hours: Open one hour before showtime


Mia’s Table

Mia's Table

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This casual eatery offers down-home food both you and the kids will love, offering everything from delicious chicken tenders to burgers to tacos and salads. It’s one of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants in Houston. On nice days, be sure to sit on the patio.
Where: 3131 Argonne Street, Houston, TX 77098
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


The Rice Box

The Rice Box

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This is some of the best Chinese take out in Houston. Bring the kids for bar-style seating, a fun seating area, and the chance to eat out of an actual box!
Where: 300 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am


Preslee’s

Preslee’s

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For the whole family, friends, & furry loved ones Welcome to a place where Southern hospitality meets the modern family, with southern food, fun, & bar all in one. Preslee’s is a restaurant & bar with a back patio & playground for kiddos, friendly pets, & fire pit lovers. If you’re looking for a place that serves your favorite drinks, tasty southern food, entertainment for your family, or a space to share with that special someone C’mon down to Preslee’s.
Where: 1430 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


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Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston: Best Places to Eat With Children and Family

Have been recognized as being the best fishing charter in the clear lake kemah area. Catch Redfish, Flounder, Bay Snapper near the Houston waterfront aka The Kemah Boardwalk. Trip includes all fishing equipment, live bait when available, fish cleaning

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Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston – Outer Loop

Beck’s Prime on Westheimer

Beck's Prime

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From fresh produce and hormone-free chicken to 100% Certified Angus Beef, we know that great food starts with great ingredients.
Where: 11000 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77042
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


BellaGreen at City Centre

Bellagreen

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This cafeteria-style restaurant is loud enough that kids won’t bother anyone. You can also sit on the patio for people-watching and room for the kids to run around.
Where: 800B Town & Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Sat (Brunch Served till 2:30 pm) 10:30am – 11:00 pm | Sunday (Brunch Served till 2:30 pm) 10:30 am – 10:00 pm


El Patio

El Patio

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This Mexican restaurant has a bustling bar, a great patio, plus mariachis and a balloon artist.
Where: 6444 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77057
Operating Hours: Sunday -Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm


Little Matt’s

Little Matt's

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Our mission is to bring families and friends together to enjoy delicious food, fellowship, and fun for the kids.
Where: 6203 Edloe St West University Place, TX 77005
Operating Hours: Open Daily 10:30 am – 8:00 pm


Deal Alert – Get the lowest admission price at Space Center Houston

Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston: Best Places to Eat With Children and Family

The award-winning Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s most popular family attractions and takes visitors behind-the-scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Filled with interactive exhibitions, multi-media displays, cutting-edge technology, and fascinating space artifacts, there’s something to amaze and entertain all ages. Full-day entrance ticket to the Space Center Houston includes the Nasa Tram, Mission Briefing Center, and Starship Gallery Choice of entrance times throughout the day

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Greater Houston

Carl’s BBQ (Cypress)

Carl's BBQ

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This hidden gem in Cypress is a long- standing, family run business. Their food is delicious and their spacious dining room has historical, Texan- themed artifacts for the kids to explore.
Where: 21920 Northwest Freeway, Cypress, TX 77429
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 8:30 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm


 

Hotspot Cajun Seafood House (Cypress)

HotSpot Cajun Seafood House

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Crawfish season is here! Offering a combination of seafood with our signature seasoning flavor.
Where: 7955 Barker Cypress Rd, Ste 600 Cypress, TX 77433
Operating Hours: Monday & Wednesday – Friday 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Tuesday CLOSED | Saturday – Sunday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm


La Hacienda (Cypress)

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

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All of the La Hacienda restaurants have great food but the one in Cypress has a bonus: a sprawling outdoor area with a huge playground. You do not want to miss this place!
Where: 12503 Telge Rd Cypress, TX 77429
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm


Live Oak Grill (Sugar Land)

Live Oak Grill - Sugar Land

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This Sugar Land favorite has delicious food in a laid-back environment. With two patios, there’s plenty of space for families to stretch out and have a tasty meal together.
Where: 12935 Dairy Ashford Rd Sugar Land, TX 77478
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 8:30 pm | Friday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm | Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm


Monument Inn (La Porte)

Monument Inn

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Go see the San Jacinto Monument then watch the ships passing through the channel as you dine.
Where: 4406 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


No Label Brewery (Katy)

No Label Brewery

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This brewery in Katy has it all- great brews, friendly staff, tons of room for the kids to run around and even a playground. You’ll also love their food trucks and live music in the dining hall.
Where: 5351-A 1st Street Katy, TX 77493
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Penas Donut Heaven (Pearland)

Pena's Donut Heaven & Grill

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The name says it all- the best, fanciest donuts you’ve ever tried, plus donut burgers, breakfast, and more at this spot in Pearland.
Where: 11601 Shadow Creek Pkwy Pearland, TX 77584
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 5:00 am – 2:00 pm | Sunday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm


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Red River BBQ (League City, Katy)

Red River BBQ & Grill

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This BBQ restaurant is one of the best in town and it’s definitely child-friendly. They have a huge, wrap-around porch and a sandbox.
Where: 1911 E. Main St., League City, TX 77573
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm


Rosehill Beer Garden (Cypress)

Rosehill Beer Garden

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This food truck park in Cypress with a covered seating area has plenty of options for everyone. There is a bar, a playground, restrooms and handwashing stations, awesome seating options, and more.
Where: 14540 Cypress Rosehill Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 am


Multiple Locations Around Town

Barnaby’s

Barnaby's Cafe

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This delicious eatery has coloring pages, toy robots, and outdoor patio games. Plus, you’ll both love the food. They have multiple locations around town.
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Monday 6:00 am – 11:00 pm | Tuesday – Friday & Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am


Christian’s Tailgate

Christian's Tailgate

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With three locations in Houston, including one in Katy, this burger joint is here to serve. They have over-sized burgers, beer, TVs, and karaoke.
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 am | Thursday – Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 am


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Gringo’s

Gringo's Mexican Kitchen

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This Mexican restaurant has amazing food (try the Marisco bowl!) and a playground for kids. You’ll also love the patio seating and waterfalls. Don’t miss the free ice cream!
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


James Coney Island

JCI Grill

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This 50s- style hot dog diner also gives kids a free ice cream with a kids combo purchase. Don’t worry, they serve more than just hot dogs!
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


Jimmy Changas

Jimmy Changas

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With an awesome playground area and delicious, Tex Mex bites, and great margaritas, you can’t go wrong.
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Sunday -Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00pm | Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00pm


Luna’s Pizzeria

Luna Pizzeria

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This pizza joint has sleek, modern decor for the kids to marvel, plus games and a magic 8 ball to keep them entertained. The food is what will keep you coming back!
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Sunday CLOSED


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Lupe Tortilla

Lupe Tortilla

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Many Lupe Tortilla locations have a kids playground. They’ll also love the decor and the food- and you’ll love the drinks!
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm | Sunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm


MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza

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The kids will love ordering their pizza and watching it be prepped. They can customize their pizza just the way the like it! Plus, the pizzas are delicious and they have plenty of other fun options.
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm | Thursday – Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 pm


Molina’s

Molina's Cantina

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This restaurant has some of the best Mexican food in Houston- it’s also a Bush Family Favorite! They have Mariachi bands on weekend, the patio is huge, and you’ll never have to wait for a table.
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


Skeeter’s

Skeeter's Mesquite Grill

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Skeeters is proud to have served the Houston area since 1988. Quality food at honest prices has been our mission since day one. A family gathering, a quick lunch during the work day, or just a place to bring the kids after practice, whatever the reason, we are here to serve our friends and neighbors. From burgers to fresh salads, or Tex-Mex and frozen margaritas, we are confident we have something for just about everyone. We thank you for the years of patronage and look forward to serving you for many years to come.
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Monday – Wednesday & Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm | Thursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm | Saturday – Sunday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm


Willie’s

Willie's Grill

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This laid-back garage-style restaurant serves up American classics. The kids will love the sandbox. You’ll love the margaritas! It’s an excellent family-friendly restaurant in Houston.
Where: Various Locations
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm


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