25 "Kids" restaurants in Austin.
You say your kid is well-behaved, but what you mean is mostly well-behaved. And that’s all right, because we’ve found restaurants that can handle an occasional tantrum. These spots are casual, friendly, and won’t treat you like a pariah if someone at your table throws some spaghetti at the waiter.
Eldorado Cafe is a casual Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurant in North Shoal Creek from the longtime chef of Tacodeli.
Central Machine Works is a massive beer hall, brewery, and live music venue in East Austin.
Kerbey Lane is a classic Austin spot for breakfast, brunch, and late night eats in Austin. The South Lamar location is open 24 hours.
There are many places to get great tacos in Austin, and Torchy’s Tacos is one of them.
Top Notch is an old-school place in Crestview where you’ll head for burgers and a large serving of both tater tots and nostalgia.
Rudy’s serves barbecue in a large space with plenty of seating at picnic tables.
Central Market on North Lamar is a grocery store, but they also have a cafe with a long menu, live music, and an outdoor space.
Hopdoddy has a long menu of burgers and fries and has locations all over Austin, but their Triangle location is a little quieter.
Home Slice’s newer location in the North Loop has the same menu of great pizza as the others, but also an outdoor kids play area.
When a mere view of the lake isn’t going to cut it, head to Hula Hut on Lake Austin Boulevard and have some Mexican food and beers right on the water.
Chuy’s is a dirt-cheap tex-mex staple that started in Barton Hills. Luckily for you, they’re now all over the city.