best kid-friendly restaurants in Galveston

Galveston is an incredibly kid-friendly city, so it’s no surprise it has ton of family-friendly options for dining out. If you’re looking for seafood, breakfast, or just good old fashioned American cuisine, there’s something on this list for you. We’ve put together a collection of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Galveston to fill everyone’s tummies. Pack up the car and get ready to head to the beach for fun in the sun and good eats!

Keep reading for the best kid-friendly restaurants in Galveston:


Seawall/Pleasure Pier

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Run, Forest, Run! Even if your kids have never seen the movie, they’ll enjoy all the fun Forrest Gump-themed decorations at this casual kid-friendly restaurant at Pleasure Pier.

Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar

With the island’s largest beer suggestion, parents can relax alongside their kids at this Seawall restaurant. Treat yourself to one of the many seafood choices, including the “fattest” po’boys while your children enjoy a PB&J, grilled cheese or some shrimp of their own.

Rainforest Cafe

This place is made for little ones and might just be the ultimate kid-friendly restaurant in Galveston! With an expansive kids’ menu – there are 10 entree options – we’re not sure what they’ll be more excited about: the delicious food or the rainforest decor. Designed for families, you don’t have to fret if your little ones act a bit wild when dining out here.

The Spot

Looking to watch a game with the kids? The Spot is the place to be, with several HDTVs for you to cheer on your favorite team. Sports not your thing? Don’t worry – this is a great place to enjoy some seafood, a burger, or a delicious milkshake while taking in some of incredible Gulf views from the multi-level patios.


The Strand/Port of Galveston

Fisherman’s Wharf

A true Galveston establishment, Fisherman’s Wharf offers guests its famous Shrimp Kisses (shrimp, bacon, jalapeño Jack cheese, yum!) along with fresh fish daily. Even though it’s a Texas-sized restaurant, all dining areas have lovely views of the bay at this casual spot.

Willie G’s

If you’re looking for a nice, more upscale place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary and your kids love seafood, definitely consider this reputable spot. Located on Pier 21, your whole family can take in the views of the water while enjoying their meal.

Yaga’s Cafe

A restaurant whose motto is Peace, Love and Soul, Yaga’s Cafe on The Strand serves up salads, burgers, pizzas and much more. They even have a “Lil Rastas” menu featuring several kid favorites, all served with your choice of mandarin oranges or fries. It’s super close to the Galveston Railroad Museum, so it’s the perfect place to grab a bite once you’ve had your fill of trains.


Historic District/Central

Huli Huli Hut

This Hawaiian-themed restaurant serves all three meals in a laid back, tropical setting that should not be missed. But don’t let the name fool you – instead of Hawaiian, you’ll be enjoying Cajun-style creations and other types of seafood.

Mosquito Cafe

A restaurant that prides itself on its fresh, homemade food served in a casual, eclectic atmosphere, the Mosquito Cafe has an expansive breakfast menu that’s available all day on Sundays and until 2 p.m. during the week. Order at the cashier, take a seat, and get ready to enjoy the friendly service and delicious eats.

Shrimp ‘N Stuff

With two locations in Galveston, Shrimp ‘N Stuff is the place to feed your crustacean cravings. It’s been around for decades and is perfect for families. The kids’ menu features popcorn shrimp or fried fish with french fries or hush puppies, a cookie and small drink. There are also a few chicken options if your kids prefer turf over surf.

The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

A Galveston staple for nearly 20 years, the Sunflower Bakery & Cafe has evolved from a small bakery to a full-service, family-favorite restaurant. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, their expansive menu of soups, salads, burgers, and other great comfort food will please young and old alike. It’s also a great place to grab dessert with its excellent selection of cakes, pies, cookies, and other sweet treats.


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