There are lots of great family-friendly and themed restaurants in Orlando. Locals and visitors alike are truly spoiled for choice so we took a quick look at a few Orlando restaurants that serve delicious food that both kids and parents will enjoy. Here’s 8 of the best Orlando restaurants for kids (and mums and dads!):
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Fun and Healthy Orlando Restaurants for Kids
#1. Fresh Picnic Delights
Lake Eola Farmers Market runs every Sunday from 10pm to 4pm, and it’s a great place to sample some of Central Florida’s best fresh produce. Stock up on all sorts of gorgeous foods to suit your family’s tastes, including traditional Latin and Jamaican dishes, freshly baked breads, gourmet brownies, kettle corn, homemade soups and dips. You’ll also enjoy local live music events and entertainment while you shop.
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#2. Cask and Larder
The Cask and Larder is situated in Winter Park and serves fresh, local seasonal produce. There is a wide selection of menus to choose from including a divine brunch selection and the yummiest desserts! You’ll want to save room for the Ice Cream Sandwich – Banana Semi-freddo, Peanut Butter Caramel and Chocolate Bark.
#3. Bubbalou’s Bodacious Barbecue
My kids love barbeque and who could resist a place called Bubbalou’s Bodacious Barbeque? One of the most famous Orlando restaurants, Bubbalou’s has five different locations and serves great BBQ options, from smoked chicken and baby-back ribs, to sliced pork sandwiches. All meats are cooked low and slow over a hard wood fire, and everything is available in kid servings too.
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SoCo stands for Southern Contemporary so this restaurant has a modern take on various Southern dishes. A relaxed and friendly venue, SoCo’s dining room and patio overlook the lively corner of Central Boulevard in the heart of downtown Orlando.
#5. Sweet Tomatoes
Your kids will love Sweet Tomatoes! It’s a real family favourite which offers healthy and nutritious options that parents want for their kids, with plenty of gorgeous sides and yummy desserts! Even the pickiest eaters will find something to enjoy from the fresh seasonal soups, salads, homemade baked goods and ice cream bar. Specialties include creamy tomato soup and grilled cheese focaccia dippers. Enjoy ‘make-your-own’ breakfast burritos and freshly baked cinnamon chip biscuits on Sundays until noon!
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#6. The Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill & Griddle House
Do your kids love pancakes? They can create their own on the personal griddles at each table in The Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill & Griddle House. With pitchers of homemade pancake batter, this is one of the most fun Orlando restaurants and a creative family experience. Add your own tasty twist with toppings like bananas, peanut butter, pecans and apple sauce – yum! Open until 4pm, the restaurant also serves a full menu of sandwiches and salads.
#7. Maggiano’s Little Italy
Situated on International Drive, Maggiano’s Little Italy is part of a small chain serving delicious Italian-American dishes. All meals are freshly prepared to order and outrageously tasty, and the service is good. The children’s menu features chicken, mashed potato, a choice of pasta dishes and of course, a yummy flatbread pizza.
#8. Ravenous Pig
The Ravenous Pig is just north of Orlando, a bit off the beaten track for tourists but worth the trip for the great atmosphere and delicious dishes. Steak, gourmet burgers and amazing shrimp tacos are amongst the delicious menu choices. Chocolate lovers will devour the cinnamon-crusted dough ‘Pig Tails’.
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Which Orlando restaurants would you recommend for kids? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!