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

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

Are you looking for the best restaurants for kids in Houston? Look no further!

Taking your little ones for a delicious meal is not easy. There’s a lot of things to consider like the food, the ambiance, ammenities, and so on. Luckily, there are plenty of family friendly restaurants in Houston that are sure to please both the young and the young at heart.

From family friendly restaurants Houston to fun kids restaurants Houston, there’s something for every taste and budget.

So, whether you are looking for “family restaurants in Houston,” “best kid friendly restaurants Houston,” or “fun family restaurants in Houston,” we got you covered!

Let us help you keep the tots entertained while you eat without sacrificing taste! We’ve rounded up Houston kid friendly restaurants that have entertainment for kids, great food, and great scenery. Check out our comprehensive list of Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston below!


Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

Also, check out our posts on Kids Eat Free in Houston and Things To Do with Kids & Families this Weekend!


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

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Kid Friendly Restaurants Downtown Houston

Downtown Aquarium

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - Downtown Aquarium

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston | Image Credit: Downtown Aquarium

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: Monday – Thursday and Sunday 10:00 am -8:30 pm | Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm


The Lake House at Discovery Green

The Lake House at Discovery Green

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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 – Tuesday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Thursday and Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm


Niko Nikos Greek American Cafe at Market Square Park

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - Niko Niko's at Market Square Park

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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: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


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Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston – Inner Loop

The Boot

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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. One of the best family friendly restaurants in Houston!
Where: 1206 W. 20th Street Houston, TX 77008
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday and 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 – Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 am | Thursday 11:00 am – 1:00 am | Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 am | Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 am | Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 am 


Crisp

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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: Monday – Thursday and Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


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: Monday – Thursday and Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


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: Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Sunday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Last Concert Cafe

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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: Monday – Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


The Rice Box

The Rice Box

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There are some of the best Chinese takeouts 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: Monday – Thursday and Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am


Preslee’s

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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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Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston – Outer Loop

Beck’s Prime on Westheimer

Beck's Prime on Westheimer

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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: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


BellaGreen at City Centre

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - BellaGreen at City Centre

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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 have room for the kids to run around. 
Where: 800B Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 pm | Sunday 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: Monday -Thursday and Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm


Little Matt’s

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - Little Matt's

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Their mission is to bring families and friends together to enjoy delicious food, fellowship, and fun for the kids.
Where: 6203 Edloe St, Houston, TX 77005
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:30 am – 8:00 pm


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Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston – 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 Fwy, 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 (Cypress)

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


La Hacienda (Cypress)

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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: Monday – Thursday and Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm


Live Oak Grill (Sugar Land)

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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. A great choice for kid-friendly outdoor restaurants Houston!
Where: 12935 Dairy Ashford Rd Sugar Land, TX 77478
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 8:30 pm | Friday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm | Saturday 7:30 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 (Katy)

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This brewery in Katy has 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 12:00 pm -10:00 pm | Tuesday – Thursday 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 12:00 pm – 11:00 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 – Sunday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm 


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)

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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


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

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Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston – Multiple Locations Around Town

Barnaby’s

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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: 1701 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Operating Hours: Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Tuesday – Friday & Sunday 7:00 am – 10:30 pm | Saturday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm


Christian’s Tailgate

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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 oversized burgers, beer, TVs, and karaoke.
Where: 2000 Bagby St #105/106, Houston, TX 77002
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 am | Sunday – Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 am


Gringo’s

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston | 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: 12348 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77034
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


James Coney Island

JCI Grill

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This 50s- style hot dog diner also gives kids 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

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - Jimmy Changas

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With an awesome playground area and delicious, Tex Mex bites, and great margaritas, you can’t go wrong. Among the most popular kid friendly Houston restaurants!
Where: 300 Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX 77450
Operating Hours: Sunday -Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


Luna’s Pizzeria

Luna Pizzeria

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This pizza joint has sleek, modern decor for the kids to marvel at, plus games and a magic 8-ball to keep them entertained. The food is what will keep you coming back!
Where: 3435 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm 


MOD Pizza

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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 they like it! Plus, the pizzas are delicious and they have plenty of other fun options.
Where:5174 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77056

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:30 am – 11:00 pm


Molina’s

Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston - 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 weekends, the patio is huge, and you’ll never have to wait for a table.
Where: 7901 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063
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 your years of patronage and look forward to serving you for many years to come.
Where:  5529 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77005
Operating Hours: Monday –  Friday  7:00 am – 9:00 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: 17492 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040
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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