Miami isn’t exactly known as a kid-friendly town, with its influx of nightclubs, bars, and adult-only lounges, it may be hard to find a place for a meal that the whole family can enjoy. Alas, not all is lost, as here are 10 kid-friendly spots that will appease both the children and adults in the group.Read More
10 Kid-Friendly South Florida Restaurants That Aren’t Boring
Playgrounds, special menus, and more
1. BH Burger Bar
This family-friendly dining spot, located inside the swanky St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, offers decadent dishes for adults like foie gras topped burgers and short rib grilled cheese sandwiches while the little ones can dine on dishes like sliders, hot dogs, and mahi mahi,
2. 222 TACO
This counter-service spot might be best known for its tacos and margaritas, but it’s surprisingly kid-friendly as well. With an area for the children to play in — that includes a teepee — plus kid and family-friendly dishes like quesadillas, Mexican pizza and nacho, it’s a crowd pleaser for all ages.
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3. Ironside Pizza
Housed inside the up-and-coming Ironside complex, Ironside Pizza is located right next to a colorful courtyard that kids love — and that can easily be viewed by mom and dad from the patio while they are eating Italian pizzas, pastas and salads.
4. Ms. Cheezious
Since it’s a well-known fact that kids of all ages (re: young ones and parents) adore the perennial favorite grilled cheese sandwich, Ms. Cheezious has everyone in the family covered. Adults can opt for one of its more spruced up versions of the dish made with items like goat cheese and prosciutto while the little ones can go the more traditional route. Plus, there is a large backyard patio that is perfect for kids to run around in while not disturbing their neighbors.
Aside from its dedicated kids menu featuring items like chicken nuggets and crispy tacos, all dishes on this colorful Mexican eatery’s menu can be customized to a kid-friendly size, appeasing even the pickiest of eaters.
6. Kings Dining & Entertainment
CityPlace Doral’s massive dining, cocktail and entertainment venue has something for everyone, including the kids. In addition to its 14 ten-pin bowling lanes, private karaoke suite and game room, the expansive 20,000-square-foot complex offers a modern-American dishes catering to both kids and adults alike.
7. Biscayne Bay Brewing
Breweries and children don’t tend to go hand-in-hand, but at Biscayne Bay Brewing every Saturday kids under 12 eat for free off a menu, which features a cheese pizza, grilled cheese sandwich, and chicken fingers. Available from noon to 3 p.m.
8. Bulla Gastrobar
This longtime Spanish favorite recently introduced a Bulla Kids menu with breaded chicken, grilled chicken, meatballs and hamburgers. Plus it offers happy hour Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., where parents can sip on half-priced wine, beer and house liquor.
9. Glass and Vine
This mainly outdoor eatery is centrally located in Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park adjacent to a playground, making it the perfect spot to take the kiddos and let them run free while mom and dad dine on dishes like charred cauliflower, glazed pork belly and carbonara-topped fries.
10. Shake Shack
Shack Shack’s massive Coral Gables location is a family favorite for a reason. Aside from the restaurant’s legendary burgers and fries (and what kid doesn’t love burgers and fries?) it offers fooseball and ping pong tables, plenty of seating, and a just-loud-enough atmosphere that kids can be themselves without wrecking havoc on other guests.