The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Austin, Texas

kid friendly restaurants in austin

Not only is Austin a music capital but the town has seen foodies from around the globe making their way here to sample some of the amazing foods that the city has to offer. Restaurants here cater to both adults and children alike, from enjoying Sunday lunch with the family to hosting your child’s birthday party, this list of restaurants keeps every child’s need in mind. Take a break from cooking and visit one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Austin, Texas. Most of these places not only provide great food but house a fantastic play area as well. So enjoy your meal along with your kids!

1. Phil's Icehouse

Straight from the streets of S. Lamar- the SOLA burger- grilled jalapeños, chipotle BBQ, cheddar and an egg.

Posted by Phil's Icehouse on Wednesday, 2 November 2016

This kid-friendly gourmet burger joint serves hand-cut onion rings and fries. The restaurant allows parents to take a break from mundane routines and allows the kids to enjoy tasty meals while enjoying some in-house entertainment. Phil’s has both indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of space for the entire family. The eatery has playscapes for the kids that might give you an opportunity to enjoy a bite or two in peace while keeping an eye on the kids.

Phil's Icehouse

Address: 2901 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Website: Phil’s Icehouse

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

2. Hat Creek Burger Company

Who else is dreaming of a hot meal (& some sunshine) on this chilly❄️ Monday???‍♀️

Posted by Hat Creek Burger Company on Monday, 4 March 2019

Hat Creek is a family-friendly environment that is built around the concept of community love, gatherings, and fun. The restaurant features a unique playground that your kids will love. The food is delicious with a wide variety of tasty burgers, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Bring your little ones for a fun-filled day.

Hat Creek Burger Company

Address: 5400 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, USA

Website: Hat Creek Burger Company

Opening hours: 7am - 9pm (weekdays); Fri - Sat: 7am - 9:30pm

3. Ski Shores Café

Open today for lakeside dining. Stop by for burgers, tacos, fried shrimp and more down at the Shores.

Posted by Ski Shores Café on Saturday, 16 February 2019

This casual-style restaurant is amazing for a great day out in the sun with the family. The popular eatery serves delicious food. On the kid’s menu, you can expect to find meals such as chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, corn dog bites and cheeseburgers. The restaurant also has tasty desserts like a freshly baked chocolate chunk.

Ski Shores Café

Address: 2905 Pearce Rd, Austin, TX 78730, USA

Website: Ski Shores Café

Opening hours: 11am - 6pm (daily)

4. Austin Terrier

Posted by Austin Terrier on Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Austin Terrier is not only kid-friendly but also welcomes your pets to come and enjoy the space. The neighbourhood restaurant features a kid’s corner as well as water and free treats for our canine friends on the patio. While the kids get to play, the adults can enjoy some time at the pub and enjoy a craft beer in a true bistro pub ambience.

Austin Terrier

Address: 3435 Greystone Dr, Austin, TX 78731, USA

Website: Austin Terrier

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (weekdays); Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 11pm

5. Shady Grove

Posted by Shady Grove Restaurant on Friday, 1 February 2019

Shady Grove is a casual spot that welcomes the entire family. The restaurant sits under the shade of a 100-year-old pecan tree and offers home-cooked dining reflecting Austin’s appreciation of the outdoors and live music. The restaurant has a theatre that features fun family favourites for the holidays, old westerns, sci-fi flicks, and 80’s blockbusters.

Shady Grove

Address: 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Website: Shady Grove

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (weekdays); Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

6. Waterloo Ice House Escarpment

Posted by Waterloo Ice House Southpark Meadows on Monday, 3 September 2018

Waterloo Ice House Escarpment is a casual neighbourhood gathering spot serving hot, handmade meals suitable for the entire family. They have a comprehensive kid’s menu that includes meals that your little ones will love. The selection of meals includes a choice of hand-cut French fries, sweet potato waffle fries, tater tots, onion rings, seasonal vegetable or fresh fruit cup. The meal is served with milk or juice and an ice cream cup.

Waterloo Ice House Escarpment

Address: 9600 Escarpment Blvd, Austin, TX 78749, USA

Website: Waterloo Ice House Escarpment

Opening hours: 12am - 12pm (weekdays); Sun: 8am - 11pm

7. Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen

Our pizzas are great for sharing, or not! #pizza

Posted by Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen Austin on Thursday, 22 February 2018

Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen brings you fresh and healthy meals with locally sourced ingredients. The meals are cooked to perfection to bring you and your family the best seasonal cuisine. Kids are catered for with their own specialized menu with dishes like cheese ravioli and pepperoni pizza. For an extra 6 USD, you will get a drink of your choice and a gelato.

Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen

Address: M, 8300 N FM 620 #100, Austin, TX 78726, USA

Website: Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen

Opening hours: 11am - 9:30pm (weekdays); Fri - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm

8. El Mercado

Posted by EL Mercado Restaurant South on Monday, 31 December 2018

This is a fun restaurant that serves the finest Mexican cuisine while making sure that the kids are taken care of. The kid’s menu is suitable for under 12-year-olds and includes meals such as cheese enchilada with rice and beans, chicken tenders with fries and crispy beef tacos. There is free WiFi throughout the property that is available to diners as well as an outdoor kids playground.

El Mercado

Address: 1702 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Website: El Mercado

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (weekdays); Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

9. Top Notch Hamburgers

Top Notch is a 70s-style retro burger joint that serves authentic American burger, tater-tots, and milkshakes. Prices here are reasonable where you will find that the adult meals cost almost as little as the kid’s meals without compromising on taste. What’s fun about this kid-friendly joint is the time-travelling decor with car-hop stalls, charcoal grills, the hard red chairs, vintage paper cup design and one of the most recognizable signs in town.

Top Notch Hamburgers

Address: 7525 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, USA

Website: Top Notch Hamburgers

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

10. Austin Pizza Garden

Posted by Austin Pizza Garden on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Plan your kid’s birthday party at this fun restaurant set in an architecturally inspired building boasting of an outdoor play area that your children will appreciate. Austin Pizza Garden has a great outdoor sitting area and conveniently caters to groups and children. The comprehensive menu includes a kid’s menu that features a noodle pie pizza that is made of mac and cheese and Canadian bacon.

Austin Pizza Garden

Address: 6266 US-290, Austin, TX 78735, USA

Website: Austin Pizza Garden

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (weekdays); Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

Allow your kids to play at these restaurants

Spam Museum - Kids CAN Play
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Darb02 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

If you looking for some downtime, then these restaurants will give you a break from your daily chores while allowing the entire family to enjoy a tasty meal and the kids will be entertained.

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