In my house, eating is kind of a big deal. We frequent some favorite family-friendly restaurants around Central Florida and I reached out to friends to find out their favorites too. Here at Orlando Mom Collective, we’ve listed our favorite eateries for date night but sometimes eating out includes our little people. So, here are my family (and friends) approved list of local and chain restaurants Family Friendly Restaurants in Central Florida for FAMILY night out!
THE PORCH: South Orange and Winter Park
The porch has a fun, casual atmosphere and great food. They offer a “TV Dinner” for kiddos that includes a meal, a treat and, a juice box.
TAP ROOM at Dubsdread: College Park
Tap Room at Dubsdread indoor seat, porch AND patio seating. My kids love sitting outside on the porch. The kids food is delicious and brunch is superb. Open areas are close to the dining area in case you have small toddlers or babies that need to take a few laps while waiting for food to arrive.
GRILLS LAKESIDE: Orlando
This is Florida dining at its finest. Large patio overlooks Lake Fairview. The menu offers a huge selection of seafood for the seafood lovers out there but of course has sandwiches, salads and, burgers as well. The best part of this location…covered playground! Huge win for parents and kids.
HOLLERBACH’S WILLOW TREE CAFE: Sanford
Hollerbach’s is a must-visit for any reason. The atmosphere is entertaining for all ages. The kids menu comes with an entree, a side of fruit, goldfish and gummi bears. Best of all kids love the music and dancing!
ENZIAN THEATER: Maitland
While Enzian is typically known for its Indie movie and dining experience, don’t write off this option too quick. Enzian has a great patio for sit-down, casual dining but the secret gift to parents is the huge lawn behind the restaurant. Order at the bar, bring a big picnic blanket, a few toys and enjoy a stress-free family dinner.