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Charlotte Kid Friendly Restaurants

Trying to find a new kid friendly restaurant in Charlotte? I’ve got the ultimate round-up of the family restaurants for ya!

Kid Friendly Restaurants

All of these restaurants were recommended to me by local Charlotte mamas (so you know they are good). And they are all places you can expect to be packed with families, offer a great kids menu, and there’s minimal side-eye judgment if your kids can’t stay in their seats or are glued to a tablet so you can have a conversation with your partner.

Rockin’ Rolls Sushi Express

We tend to frequent the same few places over and over and over again (Cowfish, Sundries & Eddie’s Place), so I am super excited to branch out and take the kids to some new places.

But to be honest, I am most excited to try Burtons — SO many rave reviews!

Noble Smoke

A few notes about the list…

  • The top 5 restaurants received the most votes by far.
  • Restaurants starting at #20 and beyond received one or just a few votes, and are not listed in any particular order.
  • *denotes the location is just outside of the Charlotte area
Taco Mama

Charlotte Kid Friendly Restaurants

  1. Burtons Grill & Bar: The #1 most recommended restaurant! And specifically because of the kid’s menu, which is also allergy-friendly!
  2. Legion Brewing South Park: Came in right behind Burtons (with only one less vote!). I honestly never thought to bring my kids here until y’all recommended it!
  3. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza (Foxcroft Location): Another place we never think to visit. Several mamas raved about the lightning-speed service and the great patio!
  4. Cowfish: This restaurant actually tied with Brixx in terms of votes! This is hands down our favorite family restaurant in Charlotte. I’ve never had a meal I didn’t love there and cannot recommend the bento box enough!
  5. Superica: MVP is the ginormous screen that keeps the kids entertained!
  6. Providence Road Sundries
  7. Taco Mama
  8. Pacos Taco & Tequila
  9. The Lodge
  10. Eddie’s Place
  11. Midwood Smokehouse
  12. Leroy Fox
  13. Noble Smoke
  14. Chuy’s
  15. Inizio Pizza
  16. BrickTop’s
  17. Cantina 1511
  18. Shake Shack
  19. Roosters Kitchen
  20. Optimist Hall
  21. Haberdish
  22. Fiamma
  23. Ru Ru’s Tacos & Tequila
  24. Little Mama’s
  25. Pizza Peel
  26. Yafo
  27. Char Bar 7
  28. JJ Red Hots
  29. Mellow Mushroom
  30. Maggiano’s
  31. Tacos 4 Life
  32. Olde Meck Brewery
  33. Reid’s Fine Foods
  34. Hawthorne’s
  35. Improper Pig
  36. Village Tavern
  37. Boardwalk Billy’s
  38. Emmy Squared Pizza
  39. SouthBound
  40. Zio Casual Italian
  41. Bad Daddy’s
  42. Rockin’ Rolls Sushi Express
  43. Middle James Brewing
  44. Fat Cat Burgers + Bakeshop
  45. Piada Italian Street Food
  46. The Goodyear House
  47. Food Truck Fridays at Midwood Resident Culture
  48. *Barcelona Burger (Mooresville)
  49. *Hello Sailor (Cornelius)
  50. *Farm Haus (Indian Land)
Alright, Charlotte friends, what did we miss?! Add to this list in the comments!

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Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

I second Sundries and Superica! My kids also love Yafo (love to watch them make the bread), CO, and Kebab Je (though the trek out to Ballantyne is not my fave, the food is amazing).


Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

We just took our kids to CO for the first time a few weekends ago and I could not believe how much they LOVED it!!!! Yafo is another awesome idea!!! Need to add that to our rotation!


Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

SO helpful! I don't live in Charlotte but definitely will consult this list the next time we visit!

Christine Burton

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

Superica! Hands down our favorite Mexican.