Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Sweet and plump, little Junior is the light of your life--until he's demanding chicken nuggets and nothing but. Eating out as a parent means finding a delicate balance between your adult needs and the kid's nugget-centric wants. We scouted out a few places that do just that and might even provide alcohol to boot.

Updated: June 10, 2010

Kid-Friendly Dining in Houston

Epicure Bakery

2005 W Gray St Ste C, Houston, TX 77019

Despite being a European bakery in River Oaks, Epicure is actually very welcoming to kiddos?at least during daytime hours. Neighborhood mamas bring their offspring here for a Saturday afternoon eclair or slice of Princess Torte instead of the usual ice cream cone.

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

4738 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77096

With plenty of space and even more food choices, Fadi's is a sure crowd pleaser. Everything from freshly squeezed juice and chicken kebabs to fried cauliflower and lamb is delicious, no matter your age.


1102 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008

Tykes under 12 can pillage the Kidz menu of chicken strips and grilled cheese at this adorable diner in the Heights while adults dive into similarly indulgent fare like pancakes and chicken-fried steak. We recommend the Day After Thanksgiving sandwich.

Amazon Grill

5114 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098

It's no secret that this counter service spot from Michael Cordua is good for kids (the place is crammed with them and for good reason). S?mores keep the kiddos amused and plantain chips with chimichurri please the adult palate

Campioni Restaurant

5419 FM 1960 W, Suite F, Houston, TX 77069

Between the in-house magician and the graduation parties, this laid-back Italian restaurant is an archetype for family-friendly. Look to the specials like bistecca cippola, ribeye with spicy gorgonzola butter, or snapper with roasted fennel for a grown-up meal.


1928 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

For lunch on the go, West University residents love the pork tenderloin sandwich and tomato basil soup. Housebaked cookies are also a highlight.