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Best Austin Kid-Friendly Restaurants


For restaurants' pint-size patrons, chicken fingers dipped in marinara can't taste any better than when there's butcher paper lining the table and a glass of crayons to color with. When the dough and toppings are put directly in your child's hands, pizza becomes an interactive sport. Okay, not all restaurants have to offer entertainment in this form or the extreme---television, clowns and video games---to keep the youngsters happy. A warm waitstaff, a kitchen open to the flexible whims of a child's palate and a room of diners tolerable of tantrums all add up to a winning formula for feeding your children outside of the home. Take a look at our kid-friendly restaurants in Austin that can please both big and little diners.


 


Central Market Cafe American
Quick Bite
Central Park Shopping Center
4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Menu
Al fresco eats inspired by gourmet groceries. More...

The County Line on the Hill Barbecue
11/20
6500 W. Bee Cave Rd.
Austin, TX 78746

For classic barbecue with a view, climb the hill to the original County Line location. More...

Evangeline Cafe Creole
12/20
8106 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78745
Menu
Laid-back South Austin spot for affordable, home-style Cajun classics and unique house specialties. More...

Hill Country Pasta Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Hill Country Pasta, Austin, TX 3519 Ranch Rd. 620 N.
Austin, TX 78734
Menu
Family-oriented Italian-Southwestern pizza and pasta house is a Lake Travis favorite. More...

Phil's Ice House Burgers
Quick Bite
5620 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756
Menu
Creative burger baskets and a bustling playspace make for an always hopping roadside restaurant. More...

Shady Grove American
12/20
1624 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78701

Party down on hearty Texas fare in a cool backyard setting. More...

Thai Fresh Thai
Quick Bite
909 W. Mary St.
Austin, TX 78704
Menu
The name speaks volumes: authentic Thai specialties with fresh, local ingredients. More...

Threadgill's American
11/20
301 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704
Menu
Austin's first theme restaurant dishes music and Texas home cooking. More...

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