There’s only so many times that you can take McLunches or eat out at chain restaurants when you’re looking to dine with the family that includes young kids. Even the kids’ menu in most places often has only the standard fare and can get pretty boring for your younger ones. Well, the good news is you don’t need to sacrifice on a fulfilling dining experience anymore. Atlanta’s food scene has exploded over time and with this, a lot of kid-friendly spots have picked up traction. We’ve curated some of the best kid-friendly spots around town that accommodate small-sized portions of adult menus or top up the kids’ menu with more than just the regulars. Check out the best kid-friendly restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia here.
1. Howell's Kitchen and Bar
Located in the Berkshire complex, this place has become a family favorite for residents of the surrounding neighborhoods. The menu comprises of pizzas, burgers, snacks coupled with cocktails, beer or wine. The restaurant also features firepits, cornhole, and a bocce ball court to keep the kids busy while waiting for food.
Howell's Kitchen and Bar
Address: 1962 Howell Mill Rd #100, Atlanta
Website: Howell’s Kitchen and Bar
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
2. Folk Art Restaurant
This bright and cheery diner hosts vintage decor and serves delicious, homey food. It’s a great spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some of the popular items on the menu are pancakes, waffles, and omelets for breakfast. As for lunch, the popular choice is the go-big-or-go-home “bad to the bone” sandwich with roasted pork shoulder topped with collard green cole slaw and date chili bourbon barbecue sauce. Also unmissable at Folk Art is the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo. The kid’s menu here goes beyond the classics to includes everything from fried shrimp to French toast to Greek yogurt and granola.
Folk Art Restaurant
Address: 465 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta
Website: Folk Art Restaurant
Opening hours: 7:30am - 9:30pm (daily)
3. Buckhead Diner
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
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This 1950s-esque dining experience has become super popular with families, the only downside being the tiring wait that may be too much to handle with kids. The food served is classic American diner food but the flavors and the taste really hit the spot when you’re craving a malt, hamburger or fries. Their kid’s menu is called the “Little Diners” menu and includes options such as grilled cheese, a kiddie Caesar salad and lot’s more interesting options that might just tempt an adult to order off it too.
Address: 3073 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta
Website: Buckhead Diner
Opening hours: 11m - 10pm (daily)
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4. Wrecking Bar Brewpub
The idea of a brewpub being a kid-friendly restaurant may not hit home with many but this spot will likely change your mind about that. This restaurant in Little Five Points is a popular family dining spot with a separate dining area for families. Chef Terry Koval and his team make use of farm-fresh ingredients from the restaurant’s own farm- Wrecking Barn and the menu changes often with the seasons. They also have a seasonal kid’s menu which includes options like a vegetable plate, steak, trout, burgers inter alia.
Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Address: 292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta
Website: Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 10pm
5. The Flying Biscuit Café
This spot is pretty famous in Atlanta and is a must-visit for locals and visitors. For over 20 years, people have been lining up to brunch at the Biscuit and the wait truly is worth it. There’s a coffee shop right across the street so you could grab a latte to pass the time. However, consider visiting during off-hours Monday through Thursday. The cozy restaurant serves breakfast classics all day besides other much-loved options like the meatloaf, fried green tomatoes, and Pimento cheese sandwich but the biscuits and love cakes here are the boss! What makes it more interesting is that there is a kid’s menu as well as kid portions on adults menu, giving your little one plenty of options to choose from including buttermilk pancakes, mac ‘n’ cheese, chicken strips and more. The kids can also color and do activities on the children’s menu.
The Flying Biscuit Café
Address: 1001 Piedmont Ave NE (Multiple locations)
Website: The Flying Biscuit Cafe
Opening hours: 7am - 9:30pm (daily)
6. The Pullman
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A go-to favorite for many in Atlanta, the place features inclusionary signs adorning the walls, a toy and reading area for kids and ample street parking. It’s usually frequented by a lot of families so your kids are likely going to love the company. They serve the good old Southern pub fare and the chicken and waffles, fish and chips and juicy burgers here are amazing.
Address: 1992 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta
Website: The Pullman
Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 12am; Mon: 5pm - 1am; Tue - Thu: 11am - 1am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am
7. Mary Mac's Tea Room
The place has been cooking Southern favorites from scratch ever since 1945, for Atlanta residents and visitors including many celebrities. The place is known for its genuine southern hospitality and their homelike cooking method. They serve lunch and dinner daily and take orders through a form and pencil provided at each table. Menu options include a la carte items or all-you-can-eat southern specials served family-style for diners with big appetites. You could choose to have meatloaf, fried chicken, baked fish with over 30 different sides options. They also have a separate menu for kids under 10 featuring grilled cheese, chicken legs and other classic kiddie southern staples which start from 4.95 USD. The cinnamon buns here are amazing as well.
Mary Mac's Tea Room
Address: 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta
Website: Mary Mac’s Tea Room
Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)
8. San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Offering some of the best coffee and breakfast in Atlanta, the San Francisco Coffee in Candler Park is a great spot to hit with the family. They have an arena full of kids’ books to distract your child from the tiresome wait of the order. Your little one will have a great time nibbling on the freshly made muffins or scones while you can enjoy a full breakfast with a cuppa joe.
San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co
Address: 1660 Dekalb Ave. NE #100 Atlanta
Website: San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co
Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)
9. Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza
This neighborhood place is located in the very heart of Virginia-Highlands and is more often than not full during the early dinner hour. Serving fresh and made-to-order Italian delights with a kids’ options starting at only 4 USD (including a drink), the place hits home as a family dining spot. The pasta, parmigiana, pizzas here are delicious. The kid’s menu features kiddie classics like grilled cheese, spaghetti, and mac ‘n’ cheese. You could also get a Karma card for kids-eat-free opportunities.
Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza
Address: 832 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta
Website: Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 11pm
10. Sun In My Belly
Sun in My Belly is a much-loved brunch spot with fantastic food and a waitstaff that is superbly accommodating of families and their requirements. There’s something for everyone on the menu ranging from fresh yogurt parfaits and French toast to shrimp and grits and the kiddie classics. It is advisable to make reservations especially if you will be visiting on a weekend morning.
Sun In My Belly
Address: 2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta
Website: Sun In My Belly
Opening hours: 8am - 3pm (daily)
Family eat outs
Wishing you much more fulfilling family night-outs that are set among tasty food and a family-welcoming atmosphere! Check out our list of kid-friendly restaurants above.
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