Tampa is an important business hub and tourist destination in the state of Florida, USA. It is renowned for its lovely subtropical climate, which means that it’s the perfect destination for those who love the outdoors. Tampa is also an incredibly vibrant and multicultural city, and this is reflected in the cuisine. Diners can expect to find Colombian, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Vietnamese options on top of the local Floribbean eateries. Some of these include the long-standing Bella’s Italian Café, the stylish Bartaco, and the cozy EATS! American Grill. Check out our comprehensive list of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Tampa, Florida - and plan your trip accordingly!
1. Bella’s Italian Café
Today is National Meatball Day and we've got a tasty way to celebrate: Meatball Pizza. 🍕Posted by Bella's Italian Cafe on Saturday, 9 March 2019
This elegant Italian restaurant opened in 1986 and has garnered a reputation for its wide variety of delicacies. It has a relaxed ambiance and is a good spot for dining with family or enjoying drinks with some friendly company during Happy Hour. We recommend their marinated carpaccio, their scrumptious Pazzo Pazzo pizza, and their delicious tiramisu that the kids will love. They have a kid’s menu and offer crayons and drawing sheets to keep kids busy.
Bella’s Italian Café
Address: 1413 S Howard Ave, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
Website: Bella’s Italian Café
Opening hours: Sun: 4pm - 12am; Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 12am; Fri: 11:30am - 2am; Sat: 4pm - 2am
Do you want to experience quality craft beers and native-inspired foods? If that’s the case, then do check out Ulele, which is a tastefully decorated brewery and eatery. You and the kids will get to enjoy tasty appetizers such as the avocado crab cocktail, salads such as roasted beets and poached pear, and children specialties such as the mac n cheese. The children’s menu is priced at a reasonable 6 USD.
Address: 1810 North Highland Ave, Tampa Heights, Tampa, Florida 33602, USA
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm
3. Cody's Original Roadhouse
Nothing defines the American dining experience quite like the classic roadhouse. That’s why you should pop by Cody’s Original Roadhouse with the kids and try out their many delicious offerings. These include their sizable barbeque blue cheese bacon burger, chicken tenders, and carrot or chocolate towering cakes. And what’s more, kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday.
Cody's Original Roadhouse
Address: 11202 W. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, Florida 33635, USA
Website: Cody’s Original Roadhouse
Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 3:30pm - 10pm; Fri: 3:30pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm
Datz specializes in handcrafted foods and drinks that both young and old can enjoy. Moreover, it’s the ideal spot for brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night drinks. Here, you can treat the little ones to classic buttermilk pancakes, Mac Bites, and funnel fries. Don’t forget to order a prickly pear mimosa, Cedar Plank shrimpburger, and French onion soup for yourself.
Address: 2616 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa, Florida 33629, USA
Opening hours: Sun: 8:30am - 9pm; Mon - Thu: 7am - 10pm; Fri: 7am - 11pm; Sat: 8:30am - 11pm
5. Bartaco Hyde Park
"These are the #bartacosecret tacos for this spring! They feature ancho crusted scallops on a bed of sweet corn puree,...Posted by Bartaco on Monday, 20 May 2019
Bartaco features attractive white-washed interiors and stunning decorative touches that make it appealing to sophisticated diners. Also, it has plenty of kid-friendly food and beverage options so that the little ones can tag along and enjoy a meal there too. They have plenty of high chairs for the tiny tots too! Treat your kids to the nonspicy guacamole and chips, roasted chicken, and fruit skewers. And for drinks, there are non-alcoholic fruity beverages such as the Limeade, Nojito, and Sunset.
Bartaco Hyde Park
Address: Hyde Park Village, 1601 W Snow Ave, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA,
Website: Bartaco Hyde Park
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 12am
6. EATS! American Grill
Our French Dip never disappoints. #eatsamericangrillPosted by EATS! American Grill on Friday, 21 June 2019
If you’re looking for an eatery with a cozy atmosphere that specializes in American comfort food, then look no further than this fine establishment. Bring the kids along, as there are many delicacies on the menu that they’re bound to enjoy. Some of these include the tasty EATS! cheese fries, Hog Riders, and the Original Chicken Burger. Their staff is helpful and courteous and the service is quick.
EATS! American Grill
Address: 4502 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Florida 33611, USA
Website: EATS! American Grill
Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm
7. Bonefish Grill
LAST chance to enjoy FREE Bang Bang Shrimp with the purchase of 2 entrées* 🍤😋 *Offer Valid 6/7-6/9 with the purchase of...Posted by Bonefish Grill on Sunday, 9 June 2019
Similarly to Datz, Bonefish Grill is another good option for brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night drinks. And yes, you can bring the kids along to enjoy the many tasty treats on offer. They’ll love the restaurant’s mouthwatering crème brûlée French toast, the crispy fish and chips, and the unforgettable macadamia nut brownie. Not to mention, the restaurant also offers kids activity books with games and mazes.
Address: 3665 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33609-4501, USA
Website: Bonefish Grill
Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 9pm; Mon - Thu: 4pm - 10:30pm; Fri: 4pm - 11:30pm; Sat: 11am - 11:30pm
8. EVOS Feel Great Food (South Tampa)
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than to sink your teeth into the perfect dog. #naturallyraisedbeef #organicbuns #allnaturalingredients #airbakedPosted by EVOS Feel Great Food on Sunday, 27 May 2018
Evos takes great care in preparing delicious food that’s healthy, nutritional, and from sustainable sources. They also Airbake™ instead of deep frying, which means you can expect far less fat and calories in your meals with their propriety method. The little ones will enjoy their kids’ Airbaked™ chicken strips, the kids’ champion burger, and the kids’ milkshakes. Note that kids eat free on Sunday.
EVOS Feel Great Food (South Tampa)
Address: 609 S. Howard Ave, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
Website: EVOS Feel Great Food (South Tampa)
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 11am - 9pm; Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm
There's still plenty of time to get that spring break body, but only a week left to get the Mac Daddy. Come say good bye with a good bite.Posted by Topgolf on Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Topgolf is a multipurpose golfing and entertainment center boasting its own eatery that specializes in a wide range of delicious foods. And, their kids’ menu is quite comprehensive with an assortment of popular options. These include chicken bites, grilled cheese, and mini hot dogs. As for beverages, there are fountain drinks, flavored ice tea, and fruit punch on offer. The kids’ meals are also affordably priced a 6 USD.
Address: 10690 Palm River Rd, Tampa, Florida 33619, USA
Opening hours: Sun: 8am - 12am; Mon - Thu: 9am - 12am; Fri: 9am - 2am; Sat: 8am - 2am
10. GameTime Tampa
GameTime Tampa is another good multipurpose entertainment center that features an arcade, a restaurant, and a sports bar. You’ll be able to spend plenty of quality time with the kids at the arcade and then treat them to a delicious meal at the restaurant. We recommend the Margherita pizza, Rid and Chicken platter, and the GameTime Mega milkshakes. GameTime Tampa also caters for birthday parties.
Address: Ybor City, 1600 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605, USA
Website: GameTime Tampa
Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 11pm; Mon - Wed: 11am - 11pm; Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat: 10am - 2am
Great restaurants in every corner
It’s fun exploring every nook and cranny of Tampa, and it’s just as much fun trying its many excellent restaurants. If you’re traveling with kids, then you shouldn’t have an issue finding a restaurant that caters to them. From specially designed kid-friendly meals to activity books and house specials, kids will be spoilt for choice in Tampa.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.