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Best Tampa Bay 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 Tampa Bay, Florida that can please both big and little diners.


 


Bella's Italian Cafe Italian
14/20
1413 S. Howard Ave., Ste. 100
Tampa, FL 33606
Menu
"Restaurant Row" mainstay for Italian cuisine. More...

Cafe Alfresco Seafood
12/20
344 Main St.
Dunedin, FL 34698
Menu
After some jogging or biking, stop by for some sipping or dining. More...

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
12/20
International Plaza
2223 N. West Shore Blvd., #189
Tampa, FL 33607
Menu
While pizza with cross-cultural toppings is the main draw, the other dishes also merit attention at this Tampa location. More...

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
12/20
Westfield Brandon
827 Brandon Town Center
Brandon, FL 33511
Menu
While pizza with cross-cultural toppings is the main draw, the other dishes also merit attention at this Brandon location. More...

Carino's Northern Italian Caffe Italian
13/20
Mulligan's Plaza
9524 Bind Pass Rd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Menu
Unpretentious and reliable Northern Italian cuisine. More...

Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian
11/20
801 Providence Rd.
Brandon, FL 33511
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Home-grown franchise with a menu that keeps changing, and includes take-out options. More...

Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian
10/20
11435 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Carrollwood, FL 33618
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Home-grown franchise with a menu that keeps changing, and includes take-out options. More...

Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian
10/20
33983 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Home-grown franchise with a menu that keeps changing, and includes take-out options. More...

Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian
10/20
700 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33609
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Home-grown franchise with a menu that keeps changing, and includes take-out options. More...

Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian
10/20
5515 E. Fowler Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
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Home-grown franchise with a menu that keeps changing, and includes take-out options. More...

Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian
10/20
Outback Plaza
10110 U.S. 19 N.
Port Richey, FL 34668
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Home-grown franchise with a menu that keeps changing, and includes take-out options. More...

Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian
10/20
3530 Tyrone Blvd. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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Home-grown franchise with an ever-changing menu, plus take-out options. More...

Chattaway Burgers
10/20
358 22nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
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Tree-shrouded, casual neighborhood hangout offering the reliable Chattaburger. More...

The Cheesecake Factory Eclectic
12/20
International Plaza
2223 N. West Shore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
Menu
Many variations of the namesake sweet plus a vast menu ranging from pastas to seafood and steaks. More...

Ciccio & Tony's Italian
12/20
1015 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
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Friendly, home-style Italian food and a chatty menu reinforce this venue's popularity on both sides of Tampa Bay. More...

Crabby Bill's Seafood
12/20
5100 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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One of the few remaining very-casual beach seafood spots. More...

Miguel's Mexican
13/20
3035 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
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Authentic Mexican cuisine right in downtown Tampa. More...

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q Barbecue
13/20
15412 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618

Reliable barbecue chain with a few not-often-seen varieties adding interest to the mix. More...

Z Grille New American
14/20
Signature Building
104 2nd St. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Menu
Edgy New American cuisine at the bottom of the Signature tower in downtown St. Pete. More...

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