There are lots of fun family retaurants to enjoy when you’re visiting Atlanta. Perfect pizzas or delicious home-made treats, there is so much to choose from with many popular restaurants offering plenty of gluten-free options also. Here’s our Best Restaurants in Atlanta for Kids.
#1. The Sun Dial Restaurant
The ultimate Atlanta dining experience! A more formal dining option than some of the others on this list, this is a great place for lunch or an early dinner. Situated at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere, it spins slowly (very slowly, so don’t worry about feeling dizzy) to give a cool 360-degree view of Atlanta. The menu selection includes steaks, pizza and salads and the service is superb.
#2. The Fickle Pickle
The Fickle Pickle is a cute little Victorian house serving casual food like sandwiches and burgers. The ‘Little Gherkins’ kids meal includes a sandwich, drink, cookie & a choice of chips, French fries or mandarin oranges. The patio opens up to a large outdoor space that the kids will love!
#3. Chick a Biddy
A fun little stop if you are shopping at Atlantic Station, Chick a Biddy serves farm-fresh chicken and sides. Tasty chicken sandwiches, chicken burgers and quesadillas with plenty of gluten-free options which is a nice bonus if you need it. The Thai Chili and Peanut Wings with sweet potato fries are a hot favourite!
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#4. Blue Moon Pizza
For the best pizza in Atlanta head to Blue Moon Pizza. The food is so delicious and the staff are warm and welcoming. Everything is made with the freshest ingredients and they have a few different options you might like to try such as Jerk Chicken with Cayenne-Candied Bacon or a spicy ranch pizza with Chicken, called the Santa Fe. The kids menu has a chicken option as well as pizza and includes a drink and ice cream.
#5. Souper Jenny!
This place is fantastic! Serving simple, wholesome food, there’s always a tasty range of soups, sandwiches, salads and baked goods on offer to enjoy at Souper Jenny! Popular with locals and often packed, they promise a speedy service, so if you do have to wait it shouldn’t be for too long. Many of the servers work at the local theatre so as well as getting a warm welcome you will often be treated to an impromptu song or a few dance steps.
#6. Dakota Blue
Dakota Blue is situated in a nice quiet area of Atlanta with outside seating for fine days. Popular for brunch but also great for lunch and dinner, the menu covers lots of favourite family dishes. There’s a full kids menu and a Toy Area with plenty of good toys that the kids can play with and let off steam.
#7. South City Kitchen Midtown
A combination of imaginative, well-prepared food and superb service make South City Kitchen a must-visit while in Atlanta. The food is described as ‘gourmet Southern’ and includes delicious local dishes such as she-crab soup, pulled pork and Catfish Reuben. Separate gluten-free menus are also available.
#8. The Varsity
The Varsity has been serving great food in Atlanta since 1928. A traditional American diner, the menu includes burgers, hotdogs and fried pies all cooked to perfection! Local favourites have reached legendary status in Atlanta and include the chili-cheese-slaw dog, the Frosted Orange and fried peach pie with ice cream. Delicious! Everyone will love this place!
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Over to you now! What would make your list of the best restaurants in Atlanta for families? We’d love to hear your suggestions, so please let us know below.