Family Friendly Restaurants: Central Florida

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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!

kids eat 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.


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 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!


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.

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A Florida native, Chenoa is originally from Miami but has been living in Maitland for 22 years with a short 2-year break where she lived in (and fell in love with) Raleigh, NC. She's part "adopted Southern charm" with a streak of feisty Miami girl! She's Mom to two strong-willed, preemie babies, a 25 weeker and a 35 weeker, who now are thriving big kids (6yr old girl and 3yr old boy). They have led to a hot mess parenting style that's fueled by coffee to get through the day and wine to try and soothe the nerves at night. She's married to her college sweetheart who she met at the University of Central Florida (GO KNIGHTS) while studying English-Creative Writing and the fine art of Greek life. She's a DIY junkie who loves Fixer Upper (of course), loves reading, cooking and writing. When out and about with her husband, sans kids, she loves eating at new local places around Winter Park, enjoying coffee from a favorite local coffee shop or enjoying a date night at Eden Bar in Maitland. Her adventures through motherhood have included recently transitioning from full-time working Mom to stay-at-home Mom, raising a sassy, hilarious little girl and helping her silly little guy navigate some developmental delays that have challenged her to slow down and let him guide her way. She hasn't lost hope that she can control all the things that parenting brings and her kids haven't given up trying to prove her wrong. Her husband is the Helicopter Parent to her Free Range which is the perfect topping to the chaos of everyday life! She frequents social media and uses her Instagram to document the fleeting moments of "put-togetherness" that occasionally happen by accident...sometimes.


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